Justice for Cheryl Zondi
- By: Tracey Ruff
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/justice-for-cheryl-zondi
I am starting this campaign to raise funds for Cheryl Zondi and the other witnesses still to take the stand in the highly publicised Pastor Timothy Omotoso trial. Cheryl was allegedly molested, groomed, and raped by Omotoso when she was 14 years old. She is the first witness to take the stand in the ongoing trial and she has been a paragon of strength, courage, bravery, and dignity. In Cheryl's words, 'Whatever battle I am fighting is the same battle every other woman out there is fighting'.
Not only has she had to face Omotoso in court, she has also had to undergo gruelling and oftentimes ludicrous questioning from Omotoso's counsel. Her speaking up comes at a time when countless women, who are victims of sexual assault, are too afraid to come forward because either their claims will be dismissed or they are told they are 'lying'.
I don't know Cheryl or anyone involved in this trial personally, but I, as a young South African woman, want to do something small and raise funds for Cheryl and other witnesses to use for counselling, further education, to pursue their dreams, or however else they may see fit. I also want to encourage people to acknowledge the plight women face each day and to endeavour to make this world a safer place for them.
*Backabuddy will ensure the funds will go to the correct beneficiary*
- Oct 24, 2018 - USD $ 17.21
- "We stand with you!" - Tracey