Michelle Klaasen, 43, says she was left traumatised after police shot her in Inga Court on Sunday 10 September. Picture: Jack Lestrade
Cape Town - A Manenberg woman, who was allegedly shot by police with rubber bullets, says cops are now harassing her after she appointed an advocate to take her case.

Michelle Klaasen, 43, from Joyce Court, says she was left traumatised after police shot her in Inga Court on Sunday 10 September.

Cops allegedly fired teargas and rubber bullets into a crowd of residents who were accusing them of not tackling the suspects who were terrorising the area for a number of days.

Two people were killed over that weekend.

Klaasen claims that on Tuesday, officers from Manenberg SAPS barged into her house and threatened her.

“I am traumatised. They came into my house, kicked the door opened and said they’re looking for men, drugs and guns. I asked where was their warrant, and they said they don’t need one because I am the woman who laid a charge against them. ‘Jy maak mos sake.’”

Klaasen works for the Manenberg Community Health Forum and suffers from an auto-immune disease called alopecia areatia.

“I can’t even go to work. I must now live off asseblief and dankie (please and thank you),” she says angrily.

“I am a well respected member of the public. Last year, I was the candidate for Ward 46 in our area. I mean, how can they do this?

“My son [12-years-old] and I live here alone. When I told them about my human rights they said f*** human rights. What if they plant drugs in my house next time?”