In 1994, Alison Botha was a 20-year-old living in Port Elizabeth. She went out on the night of 18 December 1994 to drop her friend at home and pick up her laundry. When she returned, a man emerged from the darkness and abducted her at knife-point. In an ordeal that lasted 90 minutes, she was driven to the outskirts of town and raped by two men. They slit her throat seventeen times, cut her abdomen and left her for dead. Miraculously, Alison survived and she managed to walk to a road where she collapsed. She was saved by a passing medical student who saw her and rushed her to the Port Elizabeth Provincial Hospital.
The film Alison tells her story. Read the review here: http://www.elle.co.za/review-alison-the-movie/