Ceres residents want justice – rape case

Distraught Ceres residents have called for no bail for the man who is the alleged rapist of two children.

Old age home residents knit comfort bears for child rape victims. Picture: Giovanna Gerbi/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Ceres residents say they hope justice will prevail and the court will rule in their favour by denying bail to an alleged child rapist.

The 25-year-old suspect who is accused of raping two children including a four-month-old baby girl appeared in the Ceres Magistrate's Court on rape and abduction charges yesterday.

His bail hearing was set down for September the 11th.

Community members have handed over a memorandum opposing his bail.

Ceres Resident Lilly Van Wyk says the suspect must not be granted bail adding his safety is in danger.

"No bail, we don't want bail, he must rot in jail. Because he did admit it. The community is very upset. We don't want him out because when he comes out they're going to murder him."