R500 bail for man accused of raping son

Johannesburg - A man accused of raping his 4-year-old son was granted R500 bail in the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Mpumalanga police said.

He would be back in court on 3 September, police spokesperson Leonard Hlathi said.

The man, from Langeloop village near the Swaziland and Mozambican border, allegedly raped his son while he was visiting him during the school holidays.

The boy and his 8-year-old brother live with their mother at Sikhwahlane village.

"They went to visit their father for the school holidays. Their mother learnt about the abuse of the 4-year-old after the 8-year-old disclosed the matter to their aunt," spokesperson Mzwandile Nyambi said at the time.

He said the boy was taken to hospital where it was confirmed he had been raped.

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Brigitta Davids 2014-07-30 10:00:44 PM
It takes so many years to become a judge, should they not be at intelligent levels? R500 bail!!!
Peter Mutulu Madikoto II 2014-07-30 10:11:16 PM
this is just ridiculous
Vuyo Msuthukazi 2014-07-30 10:12:32 PM
R500 only for rape case ? Thatz an insult , where does this country go ?
Themba Mzukulwane Ka-Ndlavele Thela 2014-07-30 10:15:21 PM
Thats even less than the money of 2 months of child support-grant....or do them judges go to court while drunk perhaps.
Waggie 2014-07-30 10:17:07 PM
You steal bread you go to jail. You rape you get bail. Sick.
Musa Mbekezeli Molula M-cube 2014-07-30 10:19:54 PM
Jesus is about to come .....how is this possible ....
Donovan Jermaine 2014-07-30 10:30:11 PM
Only in SA!!!!
Edward Mjadu 2014-07-30 10:46:00 PM
Feebles,this country's law is so feeble and I think these judges and magistrates are not in their senses.Perpetraitors are walking freely while the victims are not protected.
Kim Kloppers 2014-07-30 10:46:44 PM
The judge must be arrested
Christo Smit 2014-07-30 10:52:43 PM
hope the comunity handels him the way it should