Letaba Herald - Shining the spotlight on survival one step at a time
On 16 September, the 27th anniversary of her rape ordeal, Leilani begin a 27-day journey, totalling 729km. She will, be at Die Eiland in Letsitele on Thursday and Friday.
Owner of Date Night SA, Leilani Kuter (45) from Roodepoort, Gauteng was brutally raped and left for dead when she was only 18 years old.
Now exactly 27 years later, Leilani is speaking out about her ordeal, to shine a spotlight on survival and empower young women affected by sexual assault and gender-based violence.
Born to a middle-class family, Leilani was Independent from a young age and started working at the age of 15. By the age of 17, she was working at the Department of Finance as an admin clerk and had moved into a room at the NG-church Youth Centre in Vermeulen Street, Pretoria.