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Galeshewe rape accused abandons bail application

The 24-year-old was arrested after his six-week-old niece was raped in Galeshewe, Kimberley.

The suspect accused of raping a 6-week-old baby in Galeshewe is put into a police van. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - A 24-year-old man accused of raping his six-week-old niece in Kimberley has abandoned his bail application.

The accused appeared in the local magistrates court today.

He was arrested soon after the incident, which took place in November last year in Galeshewe.

The infant has undergone a number of medical procedures following her ordeal.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Mashudu Malabi says, "His case has been postponed to 12 February because he abandoned the bail application. The accused still doesn't want a legal representative."