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Alison was abducted, brutally raped and tortured, and then left for dead by Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit in 1994.

Alison crawled from the scene after these two had left her for dead – with her throat slit and her intestines in her hands, she crawled to a road and eventually flagged down help.

The story is part of the fabric of our society.  We all know about Alison.  We are in awe of her ability to repair her life, and go on to become a motivational speaker, and make her life work, and become a valued member of society – when Theus and Frans could have left her for dead, or she could have lived and continued to life in the darkness of her experience.

Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit are looking to apply for bail.  I think we would all sleep much better knowing Theuns and Frans remained firmly behind bars, and never had the chance to touch let alone hurt another person.

There is an on-line petition for Alison Botha, to petition for these two monsters to not be released – you can go along and slot your digital signature on.

Background: –

Johannesburg – Two men who raped Alison Botha in Noordhoek, in Port Elizabeth, in 1994 and then slit her throat, could get parole soon after serving just 17 years of their sentence.

Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit, who’d left her for dead, were both sentenced to life behind bars in August 1995.

However, in terms of legislation which came into effect in June last year, all prisoners who were sentenced to lifelong imprisonment before 2004 and have already served 13 years and four months, can apply for parole.

Du Toit and Kruger raped Alison, stabbed her more than 30 times with a knife and tried to slit her throat 16 times. She was left for dead in the veld. They’d told the Port Elizabeth High Court that the devil made them do it.

Alison’s aorta and larynx were not severed, which enabled her to breathe. She had to gather her intestines and tuck them into her shirt while she held her head on her body with her other hand.

She staggered to the nearest road, where a medical student saw her and rushed her to the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital.

The following morning Du Toit and Kruger used the bloodied knives with which they’d slashed Alison to butter their bread.

Kruger, who is doing his time in Pretoria, appeared before the parole board on December 14 and is said to be bragging to other inmates that he will be out of there soon.

Puleng Mokhoane, the Free State spokesperson for correctional services, said Du Toit had appeared before the parole board at the Grootvlei prison in Bloemfontein on January 10.

Frightened she said the “necessary procedures” would be followed. Alison had not been aware of the possible parole for Kruger and Du Toit before being contacted by the media.   She said she was extremely shocked as she’d already applied last year to appeal against their possible release should parole be considered.

“I now realise that I’d clung to a false sense of security and never even considered the possibility that they could be freed.

“I will be frightened if they are released and I would very much like to be part of their parole hearing.”

Sonwabo Mbananga, the minister of correctional services’ spokesperson, said parole applications were not granted or turned down by parole boards.

They are merely part of an “administrative process” after which the case is referred to the National Council of Correctional Services, where factors such as the Judge’s comments during sentencing, psychological reports and the prisoner’s rehabilitation are considered.

The final decision rests with the minister, Mbananga said.


There are few things in life that are as clear as this issue.  There is no conversation or debate to be had.  Men like this, people like this, should never be brought back into our communities.

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  1. angela mulder

     /  January 3, 2014

    Dear Allison,
    I read the book almost half but when I read It i i can’t understand how it posible that there people like the two guys who raped you and leaved you for dead.

    The people who did thus must be in prison
    For the rest of their lifes.
    I never read a book with almost the tears in my eyes .

    You are the most bravest girl l ever read about. Pardon my englisch im a dutch girl.

  2. Abigail

     /  August 19, 2013

    Allison was lying in ICU next to my mother-in-law after the attack. I could not believe she was alive. The 2 attacker should not be in jail for life, they should have been killed, slowly and painfully. Instead they are now accommodated, clothed and fed 3 times a day on the tax payers money. They don’t deserve any humanity.

  3. Jh Bothqa

     /  August 19, 2012

    Alison received more than a life sentence. These two rapists need much more time in jail, Another two life sentence would not be enough. The Parole Board need to see that justice is done for the victims sake. Ask yourselves what would you want if you had been attacked and raped. I am a concerned grandfather, who worries about his granddaughters with the likes of those two animals walking around. the lost their right to humane treatment when they behaved like sub-humans

  4. Charlotte

     /  January 26, 2012

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Go and sign this petition if you care about what happens, to your mothers, sisters, wife’s, girlfriends and most importantly daughters. These 2 men should not be released on parole at all!

  5. LoriF

     /  January 26, 2012

    I am not going to sign, because legally the parole board cannot and will not take it into account. I do share the outrage and hope that the parole board will consider the merits, including the heinous nature of the crime.
    What bugs me though is the selective nature of South Africans’ outrage. Why for instance was there no outrage when two of the Waterkloof four who received a shockingly minor sentence of 12 years for killing a homeless man, were released on parole after only 3 years. Where were the petitions? Was it because the victim was homeless? Was it because he was black?

    • reluctantmom

       /  January 26, 2012

      I must confess that you are correct. I was outraged at the Waterkloof 4 when the incident occured, and then they were sentenced, and it went out of my head. I do recall it being mentioned on CapeTalk and that the two were up for early parole, but for some reason – and I do not think it was because the person they murdered was black, I had no idea what his race was to be honest – I did not listen actively and it did not resonate with me as much as the story with Alison does.

      But I do get the point you are making. I do concede that when the “victim” resonates with me so does the crime – and it remains with me a bit more.

      Unfortunately I do not recall every victim and every crime with the sharpness I remember this one.

  6. Charne

     /  January 26, 2012

    Sad that there are only 10252 signatures thus far. Surely there are more people out there who agrees that these men should stay behind bars.

  7. Signed.

    I remember clearly this incident when it happened – I was in Standard 4 (grade 6, now) at the time. I still am in awe as to how Alison was able to save herself… I remember also she wrote the names of her attackers in the sand while she was lying outside. She is a true hero.

    I just wish that whoever created the petition didn’t put the exclamation mark at the end of the petition title… it takes away from the seriousness of it :-/

  8. countesskaz

     /  January 26, 2012

    I was a student in PE when this happened not far from where I lived. It shocked us all to the core and hats off to Alison for rebuilding her life.

    • reluctantmom

       /  January 26, 2012

      I am in awe of Alison, I am not sure how one bounces back from that and goes on to be the person she has become …..


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