Alison Botha She was beaten, bruised and pushed to the brink of breaking but this incredible South African is not allowing three men and a harrowing experience to change her view of our beautiful country. crime hijack thief thug robber robbery crime hijack criminal thief hi jack attack robbery
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Mark joins Jacpod in a candid discussion about Alison, his initiative and how it saved Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, our very own Miss Universe’s life!


Johannesburg, South Africa – On an evening in December 1994, an extraordinary event took place in Alison Botha’s ordinary life. She was abducted by two men and taken to the outskirts of the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa, where they raped and brutally assaulted her. She was stabbed in the abdomen more than 30 times, and her throat was slit from side to side. The men left her for dead in the bushes.

But somehow she lived. Somehow she was able to find her way back to the road where she collapsed. A car finally stopped and found the near-dead Alison. Despite the odds, she lived.

Woman INpowered (WIP) really started when Alison got up and decided to live in that December, but the idea was born in 2000 when Mark Grobbelaar wrote his thesis on her.

It became a full-time concern of his in 2012.

WIP as its known is an extremely simple, easy to learn yet devastatingly effective self INpowerment system that has been designed specifically for women (and now men too) to give them the ability to make a choice in a threatening situation.

Mark joins me (Brent Lindeque) in a candid discussion about Alison, the WIP program and how it saved Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, our very own Miss Universe’s life.

Listen to the Jacpod here:

Sources: Good Things Guy | Jacpod 
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Brent Lindeque is the founder and editor in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

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