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Acid attack victim touches hearts of listeners

Mozambican victim of an acid attack, Ines Antonio. Ines was attacked by her ex-boyfriend last year November with acid and left her body with third degree burns. The ex-boyfriend, Jan Pieterse has been accused of attempted murder and is currently undergoing trial.

Her upper body, arms and face were burnt and she the is desperately seeking for skin graft, as the pain has become unbearable that she wishes she were dead.

Ines used to work as a hairdresser and is unable to work anymore. Her daughter is currently being looked after by an ex-colleague's friend, while she is living in a temporary shelter.

Speaking to John Robbie this morning, Ines said that Bara hospital were supposed to help with surgery in July but she hasn't heard anything yet. She is currently looking for anyone who can help her raise funds for a skin graft.

It's very painful, my skin is so tight, I can't even sleep.

Ines Antonio, Acid Attack victim

After this interview, Ines' plea received a lot of attention and offers to assist from ordinary listeners to Dischem Foundation, which pledged to assist her with a donation of R50 000.

If you can help, please get in touch with John Robbie's producer, email: AmelY@702.co.za

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