Case against 8 gang-rape accused postponed

2016-11-25 19:03
Wynberg Magistrate's Court where the eight accused appeared. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

Wynberg Magistrate's Court where the eight accused appeared. (Jaco Marais, Netwerk24)

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Cape Town – The case against eight men accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Nyanga was postponed on Friday to December for a formal bail application to be launched.

Seven of them appeared in court last week and the eighth was arrested this week, Netwerk24 reported.

The case was then postponed for them to get legal representation and for the State to get information relating to bail.

In the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Friday, Magistrate Goolam Bawa informed the newly arrested man, like he did the other seven last Friday, that he faced the minimum sentence of life imprisonment for raping a minor.

The men remain in custody.

The group, aged between 18 and 20, allegedly abducted and raped the girl on November 11. She had been walking alone on Robert Sobukwe Road at about 20:00 when she was abducted by a man who took her to a shack where he and his friends repeatedly raped her.

They let her go her the next morning.

The girl has since been placed in a safe house.

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