Alleged child killer-rapist in court

2014-06-10 20:04

(http://www.shutterstock.com)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

  • Cape Town
    The story told in these pages is both immensely readable and endlessly interesting, and is sure to... Now R399.00
    buy now

Cape Town - A man accused of raping a nine-year-old girl and then setting her alight did not get his chance to apply for bail in the Bellville District Court, Cape Town, on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old, who may not be named until he pleads to the charges, will return to court on Wednesday.

He was arrested on 19 January. Initially, he faced charges of abduction, sexual assault, rape, and attempted murder.

Because the victim died in hospital from her burns on 18 March, the attempted murder charge was changed to murder.

When he appeared on Tuesday morning, the matter had to stand down because the investigating officer had not brought the docket from the director of public prosecutions' office in Cape Town. The docket was eventually brought to court at 14:30.

The man's Legal Aid lawyer Neesha Salie said this left her no time to peruse the docket before arguing for bail.

As the offences were schedule six in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, she had to argue exceptional and compelling circumstances existed to justify his release.

Salie claimed the State had refused her previous requests for more information on the case against her client.

She applied to Magistrate Fezile Fani for further particulars.

"It is intolerable that the State might adopt a purely passive role in the confidence that the accused will not discharge his onus to prove exceptional circumstances exist."

Salie said she needed to see how strong the State's case was, especially as it alleged he was linked to the offences by DNA.

Prosecutor Clifford Moatlhodi said the defence's application took him by surprise.

Fani postponed the matter to allow the defence to look at the docket and for the bail application to proceed.

The man was being held at Goodwood prison. He previously complained of being assaulted. For his safety, the court ordered him to be kept in solitary confinement and under medical observation.

His face still bore a number of fresh scars from the assault.

- SAPA
Read more on:    cape town  |  child abuse
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/Music
Traffic & Train Alerts
Traffic
Cape Town 09:21 AM
Road name: N2 Inbound

DELAYS between Bhunga Avenue and Hospital Bend

Paarden Eiland 09:14 AM
Road name: Marine Drive

TRAFFIC LIGHTS not working at Neptune Street - HEAVY DELAYS towards the N1 Highway

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 30% off top fragrances

Get mind blowing savings on selected fragrances. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 40% off fashion accessories

Save up to 40% on selected handbags, purses, watches, jewellery and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2000 on top electronics

Get every day mind bowing savings on top electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to 50% on Women’s month treats!

Celebrate the awesome women in your life with awesome treats like beauty products, fashion accessories, bestselling books, electronics and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 60% off - clearance sale!

Save up to 60% on appliances, books, electronics, toys, movies and more. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Today you may want to bond with your children and need to connect to your imaginative and playful side. It may be that you are...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.