The 37-year-old woman from Schaapkraal who went missing after a night out in Khayelitsha has been found.
Zelda Cecil, 60, says her daughter is in a terrible state after the perpetrators dropped her off near her home on Tuesday morning.
“I received news of her while we were searching through the shacks here in Schaapkraal,” she says.
“I received a video call from the police, on the call she screamed and shouted, ‘mommy, mommy come to me’.
“We went to Strandfontein Police Station where we found her in a terrible state,” says Zelda.
“Four black men threw her out of a car with a R50 near Schaapkraal.
“She was beaten, bitten, only fed dry brown bread and Nik-Naks for nine days.
“She’s currently in Victoria Hospital where she’s beside herself.”
According to Zelda, her daughter was moved from shack to shack after she started feeling dizzy and blacked out from a drink she got at the street jol in Khayelitsha on Saturday, 29 May.
“One of the friends saw a black man forcefully holding my daughter’s arm as he took her between the shacks.
“She apparently shouted and my daughter couldn’t hear her due to the noise.
“My daughter says she kept waking up in different shacks with different guys over the nine days after being drugged repeatedly.
“There was a woman operating with the guys.
“She was tied up, she’s full of scratches and her voice is gone from all the shouting.
“We didn’t want to ask her much as we know she is traumatised.”
Zelda says tests are still being conducted at the hospital and a case will be opened once her daughter is better able to provide a statement.