'CT kidnapper should be denied bail'
The Mitchells Plain CPF has rallied 1000 signatures from its community to oppose a kidnapper’s bail.
CAPE TOWN - The Mitchells Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) said on Monday an alleged kidnapper should not be allowed back in the community.
The CPF handed over a petition to the Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court containing 1,000 signatures demanding Desmond Wolmarans stay behind bars.
The 45-year-old appeared in court in connection with the alleged kidnapping of his neighbour's five-year-old daughter last week.
Zeta Adams was found at Wolmarans' home 24 hours after her disappearance.
A member of the CPF said, "As the CPF we went around the community to form a petition which we handed over to the magistrate court. The petition indicates our view in opposing bail for the suspect."
Meanwhile, the Mitchells Plain police's acting cluster commander Johan Brandt said the community will support them in trying to keep the alleged kidnapper in custody.
"The practice that we use in Mitchells Plain is that the community also assists us in opposing bail. This [receiving bail] is also a threat to society."
Brandt also revealed police are investigating whether the suspect could be linked to the disappearance of five-year-old Kauthar Bobbs, who went missing in October 2012.
At the same time, a five-year-old Gugulethu girl has been reunited with her mother after she went missing on Friday night.