Rosie was flown back to South Africa at the weekend by the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation after she asked for help on Twitter
She tweeted on Saturday morning: “I need assistance from SA, I was beaten in Botswana and currently in Bokamo hospital, police won’t come and I need assistance! No Joke.”
An official from the South African Department of International Relations said Rosie left for Botswana on Tuesday to attend a friend’s “function”.
“She was beaten badly by some guy there. What made it worse was that she had just undergone an operation on her face when she left for Botswana. So apparently one of the punches caught her on the wound,” said the official.
Speaking to City Press, Rosie said that she was at a function organised by a friend in Gaborone when a fight broke out
She said “some big shot” punched her several times in the face until she lost consciousness.
“I pressed charges against this man at a police station at Gaborone, but the police did not do anything because he is some big shot there,” she said. “I suffered a fractured nose so I’m rushing to Milpark Hospital for treatment,” she said.
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation confirmed that they organised the plane ticket home for Rosie.
Rosie thanked the South African High Commission and the department through Twitter for their help
“Thank you for your support, I’m home now! @proudlysa @sahighcommission and friends. Time to heal,” she wrote.
Article was published in 2013.