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He sat on top of me and opened my l.egs – Cape Town mom (45) cries out as son attempts to [email protected] her

mom has tried to take her own life twice because her drug addict son has made it hell.

Speaking to Daily Sun the 48-year-old from Cape Town revealed her husband left after her son tried to r_pe her in 2013.

She said she tried to end her life in 2015 and 2019.

“The last time, I was saved by my daughter, who knocked on the door before I could hang myself. I hid the rope because I opened the door,” she said.

The family were staying in a three bedroom house in Paarl at the time. The woman said her son had been using drugs since 2007.

She said when he tried to r_pe her, she didn’t open a case because he was under the influence of drugs but her husband, her son’s stepfather, packed his bags and left. “My ex-husband said I was a bad parent and he didn’t want anything to do with me.”

The woman said she lived in a one-room shack in Samora Machel with her son and daughter and survived on the money she made selling masks at Philippi Junction Mall.

“I don’t feel safe. I have tried to ask social workers to take him to rehab, but I have not got any help,” she said.

“I don’t know what to do. It feels like I’m in jail. I always have to keep one eye open because I don’t know what he will do when he’s high.”

The mum said on the fateful day when her son tried to r_pe her, she was already in bed alone around 8pm and her husband was not home.

“My son was not home too and when he came back, I did not hear him. He opened the door of the bedroom I was sleeping.

“I was shocked because I was half-naked, I asked what he wanted. He didn’t respond. Instead he pressed me on the bed and sat on top of me while trying to open my legs. I screamed and he stopped and ran out of the house.

“He apologised after the r_pe attempt and promised not to do it again but I still feel unsafe.”

The 29-year-old started smoking dagga in 2007 and was later introduced to tik by his friends.

“I want to stop taking drugs. I see it is hurting my mother. It almost led to me r_ping her. I’m willing to go to rehab so I can rebuild my life.”

The mother said her son was hit by a car in Mitchells Plain in 2015 and had been aggressive since then.

“I just don’t know what to do. The government is not helping me. I have tried several social workers but they couldn’t help,” she said.

Social development MEC Sharna Fernandez’s spokesman Joshua Chigome said the woman and her son should visit their nearest community-based organisation with substance ab_se services. “Confronting a young adult about getting support for his addiction can be a daunting task,” said Chigome.