House of horrors: dad denied bail

2014-06-05 10:16
A Springs man accused of abusing five children while keeping them captive for more than a decade, appears in court. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)

A Springs man accused of abusing five children while keeping them captive for more than a decade, appears in court. (Mujahid Safodien, AFP)

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Johannesburg - A man accused of abusing his wife and five children and holding them captive was denied bail in the Springs Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

The matter was postponed to 12 June to give the man - who cannot be named to protect the identity of his family - an opportunity to apply for Legal Aid.

The court erupted in applause as his bail was denied.

The man was arrested in May after his 11-year-old son apparently fled the family's house in Springs and went to a neighbour's house. The neighbour called police.

The man allegedly kept his wife and five children, aged between 2 and 16, captive in the house and assaulted them.
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