Child rape suspect remains behind bars until bail application

The 36-year-old man allegedly raped the girl in his shack in Zone 3 just over a week ago.

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CAPE TOWN - A case against a man accused of raping his neighbour’s five-year-old daughter has been postponed until later this month for a bail application.

The 36-year-old man allegedly raped the girl in his shack in Thembalethu Zone 3, in the Southern Cape, just over a week ago.

The police's Malcolm Poje explains: “Apparently the mother went to look for the child and when she couldn’t find her she consulted the neighbours, who live on the same premises in a shack. While the suspect was getting dressed, the little girl was still naked.”

The State will oppose bail.

The case resumes on 28 November.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)