Wonderboy Shandu, 28, was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping the now 42-year-old woman during a house break-in in Amaoti, Inanda, in 2008. Shandu was convicted in 2010.
The woman, who cannot be named because she is a rape victim, has sought help from prisoner advocacy organisation, Justice for Prisoners and Detainees Trust, to have the convict set free.
The woman described to the Sunday Tribune how she came to the conclusion the convicted man was innocent.
“It was midnight when five suspects wearing balaclavas broke into my house and demanded money and my cellphone.