Woman shot 13 times in private parts
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By Genevieve Serra
A Cape Town mother of two has been shot 13 times by alleged gangsters.
Jessica Gallebooi didn't stand a chance after shooters aimed their guns at the young mother's private parts and opened fire.
But brave Jessica, 24, managed to tell her father the names of the gunmen before she passed away.
Grieving dad Hendrick Erasmus, 68, said Jessica and her former gangster boyfriend, Jeremy Henkeman, 25, had been lying in their Wendy house in Mitchells Plain on June 1 when the trouble began.
He explained that Jessica had answered a knock at the door where she was confronted by four gunmen.
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"When she opened the door she saw one they call Mugabe and he called for Jeremy who was lying on the bed," said Erasmus.
"When she turned around they shot at her. She told me they were aiming for her private parts."
He said Jessica collapsed on top of Jeremy who was wounded in the back and leg.
He explained that Jessica had been in a lot of pain but insisted on telling him who had shot her before entering the operating theatre.
"She told me all of their names," he said.
The men's names are known to the Daily Voice.
"She then told me she is dead already and that she couldn't feel her body... This was cruel and cowardly," he said.
Jessica's pregnant sister Roxanne Hendricks, 21, said she was outraged.
"Most of the bullets hit the vagina and when the doctors cut her open they had to stitch her up but the skin burst open again," she said.
Hendricks said he was desperate for justice: "The death penalty must be reinstated because they are not human, they are worse than terrorists."
Meanwhile, Jeremy's mother Joyce Henkeman, 55, said she now fears for her life and the life of her youngest child who is 11.
"We can't sleep because we fear something will happen to us," she said.
Mitchells Plain policeman Ian Williams said they had made a few arrests and a case of murder as well as attempted murder has been opened. - Daily Voice