South African Writer Brutally Assaulted in Her Own Home
Vocal free speech activist and writer, and dear friend of mine Marie, was attacked at her front door in her home in Johannesburg, South Africa by an unknown assailant on August 31, 2021.
Marie, who goes by Cesara Speaks online, was beaten so badly that she received concussions, multiple skull and orbital socket fractures and dental damage. She is suffering major post-concussion syndrome which includes lapses in memory, visual problems, extreme headaches, bouts of severe vertigo and nausea.
The motivation for the attack remains unknown. Marie should have been in surgery to reset the fracture to her orbital socket on the night of the incident, but the hospital refused to intervene without cash up front.
Surgery has been estimated at R250 000. That doesn’t include aftercare and interim therapy, both physical and for trauma. There is no social welfare system in South Africa. Jobs are scarce and competition is fierce. Without medical intervention, the future is bleak. Her surgeons have told her to expect at least 6 months before her brain has healed enough for her to work again.
With your help, we can see to it that Marie gets the care she needs to recover and return to her important post.
A wonderful writer, novelist, geopolitical analyst and editor, Marie is determined not to allow this event to break her spirit. She is seeing a trauma counsellor who specialises in violent crime and who checks on her daily. She has also called on the help of a private investigator to bring the perpetrators to justice. She intends to write a book and continue her podcast and hopes to use this event to inspire people that they can rise above horrific incidents instead of folding to trauma.
Marie was attacked yesterday, August 31 2021, at her own front door in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although she lives in a gated complex, someone attacked her brutally when she answered her front door. She was beaten so badly that she received concussions and head injuries. She has no memory of the attack after opening the door (anterograde amnesia).
She has life-threatening injuries. She was brought to the hospital by her brother. The hospital demanded money upfront, which they provided. However, she had to leave after the money for the care received ran out. She needs stitches, staples, and other medical care including physical therapy.
Life is so difficult there right now for most people, that very few locals can provide aid for anyone else. They are all trying to survive.
Marie is a wonderful writer, novelist, geopolitical analyst and editor. She has a bitchute channel:
She cares for her four dogs, and is a devoted friend and sister.
I met her a few years ago while discussing literature, politics, etc.
Please help me help her survive this episode, so that she can continue to contribute to the world, and care for her animals.
I set the goal at $400, as I believe that this amount would allow her to get through this and get the needed medical care. The exchange rate between the US dollar and South African rand makes your contribute go far.
Marie is a Christian and Catholic. She is a wonderful, open, caring soul.
God Bless you.