Long road to recovery ahead for acid attack victim

A woman who was severely burnt in an acid attack on Christmas Eve in Johannesburg is facing a long road to recovery.

Tracy Samuels‚ 39‚ was drenched with acid and set on fire in the horrific attack.

“She is on the road to recovery‚” said her uncle‚ Leonard Scott-Turner‚ on Friday. He added that her condition remained unchanged.

She was admitted to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto for treatment.

A man‚ who was subsequently arrested‚ allegedly attacked her during an argument over a person with whom she had been chatting on social media.

Scott-Turner said he expected the recovery process to take between two and three months.

Police spokesperson Captain Walter Spencer said a 43-year-old man appeared in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

He was released after the case was not put on the court roll and was sent back for further investigation. A future court date will be set once the further investigation is complete and the docket is returned to the court.

The police are investigating a case of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH). The charge can be changed at a later stage.

By: Nico Gous

– Additional reporting by Kyle Cowan

– TimesLIVE

Source: TMG Digital.