Therese stands a bit further back, "there was one woman for five men, but sometimes as many as ten came for you. They entered the village and then came in the church. They started killing and then they raped us. Brigitte has left her 3 week old baby at home.
Breast ironing - Wikipedia
A Free State man made a gruesome discovered when he stumbled upon the body of a woman with a knife stuck in her neck, breasts sliced off and the torso and face burnt. According to the police, it did not look the the person who stabbed the woman made an attempt to remove the knife after stabbing the lady. Constable Kethabile Mofokeng said it looked like the person stabbed the woman on the neck and jut left the knife like that because there were no signs that there had been a struggle to remove it. She said they could not speculate as to why the knife was left there. The only clothing on the body was pinstriped pants. Mofokeng said the woman was burnt from the lower body up and they were able to realise that her breasts had also been cut off by the wounds on the chest. She said the woman's vagina was still intact.
Burnt body of woman found with breasts cut off, knife stuck in neck
The burnt body of a young woman was found in an open field in Dagbreek, Welkom, police said on Wednesday. Police spokesperson Constable Kethabile Mofokeng said the body was found by a passerby on the corner of Buren and Arrarat roads on Sunday morning. Mofokeng said the woman's breasts were cut off and a knife was stuck in her neck.
Breast ironing , also known as breast flattening ,  is the pounding and massaging of a pubescent girl's breasts , using hard or heated objects, to try to make them stop developing or disappear. The most widely used implement for breast ironing is a wooden pestle normally used for pounding tubers. Other tools used include leaves,  bananas, coconut shells,  grinding stones, ladles, spatulas,  and hammers heated over coals. Breast ironing is derived from the ancient practice of breast massaging.