MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPING HIS DAUGHTER (5)
A 30-year-old male of Mankayane area has been charged with the rape of his five-yearold biological daughter.
Philani Tfwala stood before magistrate Sifiso Vilakati to answer for contravening section 3 (1) (2) (3) as read with section (9) (a) of the sexual offences and domestic violence Act15 of 2018. When the suspect was informed about his rights to legal representation he responded by stating before the honourable court that he would be seeking legal representation. Crown representetive Chris Sibandze applied that the accused person be remanded into police custody util the 16 of November pending resetting of trial date before the Principal magistrate.
Sifiso Vilakati put it to the accused that he has been charged with a serious offence and therefore advised him to move a bail application at the High Court.
The dispicable incident is said to have occured during the month of October at Mahwalala. Take further note that the offence is accompanied by aggravating factors as envisaged by section 185 B of the criminal proceedure and evidence Act 67 of 1938 in that the accused is a father of the complainant and that she is only five years old. He was remanded into custody as per the crown’s application.