The two men who raped and brutally attacked Alison Botha in Noordhoek, Port Elizabeth, in 1994 may get parole after spending 17 years behind bars, according to a report on Tuesday.

Theuns Kruger and Frans du Toit were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Port Elizabeth High Court in August 1995.

They were found guilty of raping Botha, stabbing her more than 30 times and trying to slit her throat 16 times.

Botha was able to stumble to the roadside carrying her intestines in her hands and holding her head upright.

The Beeld reported that according to new legislation, which came into effect in June last year, all prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment before 2004 could apply for parole if they had already served 13 years and four months of their sentences.

When contacted, Botha, who wrote a book about her ordeal, told the newspaper she was shocked at the prospect of her attackers being paroled.

“I would be terrified if they get out. I would desperately like to be part of their parole hearing,” she said. - Sapa