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Tafelsig man accused of raping girl (7) previously convicted of rape

A Tafelsig man currently behind bars in connection with the rape of a 7-year-old girl in the area was granted parole in 2003 from a sentence he'd been serving for another rape case.

Picture: SAPS

CAPE TOWN - The Mitchells Plain Magistrates Court has heard a man accused of the rape of a seven-year-old girl in Tafelsig has previously been convicted of rape.

The 52-year-old made his first appearance in the dock earlier on Monday.

He's due back in the dock early next year.

A Tafelsig man who is currently behind bars in connection with the rape of a seven-year-old girl was granted parole in 2003. He'd been serving a sentence for another rape case.

The Mitchells Plain Crisis Forum's Joanie Fredericks said: “There were rumours in the community that he is a known convicted rapist. But when it was confirmed in a court of law you could hear loud gasps in the courtroom. And we are very upset about it.”

The seven-year-old was allegedly sexually assaulted by the man last Friday.

Angry crowds baying for his blood demonstrated at the scene where community members apprehended the suspect.