Vice-principal granted bail in rape case

2013-09-03 23:17

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Cape Town - A school vice-principal accused of raping a 12-year-old girl was granted bail of R4 000 by the Knysna Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said.

Western Cape NPA spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila said bail was granted on condition the man report daily to the Grootbrak police station, not make contact with the girl or witnesses, and not enter the Knysna area unless attending court.

The matter was postponed to 30 October for further investigation.

The vice-principal was arrested two weeks ago.

Ntabazalila said the girl was called into a classroom, where she was inappropriately touched.

"The school’s principal entered the classroom and saw what was happening and reported it to the police," he said.

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