Man accused of raping baby abandons bail bid

2014-01-08 13:33

A man accused of raping a six-week-old baby has abandoned his application for bail in the Kimberley Magistrates’ Court.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s Northern Cape spokesperson Mashudu Malabi said the 24-year-old, who cannot be named as he has not yet pleaded, refused legal representation today. The matter was postponed to February 12.

The man, believed to be the baby’s uncle, allegedly raped the her on November 25.

The baby was admitted to hospital where she received intensive care. She underwent an operation and was referred to the Universitas Academic Hospital in Bloemfontein, where she was in a stable condition.

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