Paroled rapist can apply for bail

Tonga - An Mpumalanga man previously convicted for rape has been allowed to apply for bail in a more recent rape case.

The parolee, Lucky Sibiya, 31, of Zibokwane village near the Swaziland and Mozambican borders, pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape when appearing in the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Thursday, a Sapa correspondent reported.

Sibiya was expected to be in prison until 2018 after being convicted of rape several years ago, but was released on parole in 2011.

He was rearrested on 27 January this year after being accused of raping a 25-year-old woman who lives in his village.

The court reviewed his case and gave him a chance to apply for bail. Senior Magistrate Sam Nkuna postponed the application to 4 August.

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Molefe Khunoana 2014/07/31 08:05:07 PM
Please bring back death penalty
Enig Ma 2014/07/31 08:11:50 PM
Die enigste bail wat hom kan help is 'n byl om sy penis af te kap.
Stephanes Heunis 2014/07/31 08:12:36 PM
he must be connected to sa no1
Peter Mutulu Madikoto II 2014/07/31 08:17:15 PM
it seems like in South Africa if you commit a criminal offence you'll get away with it, this sets a good example, no eonder those Jhb hooligans went rogue
Johan Steyn265 2014/07/31 08:54:24 PM
Cut of his bolls
Mfanimpela Cargo 2014/07/31 09:15:55 PM
only in mzansi
Khutso Bokaba 2014/07/31 09:29:41 PM
Disgusting judicial system!
Orssah Makgoleng 2014/07/31 10:22:07 PM
Holy moses!I cannot believe the hogwash I just read here!Why is the magistrate even entertaining ds nonsense?How many more shud b raped b4 ds maniac is totally n permanently eliminated?
Bradly Minnaar 2014/08/01 06:05:36 AM
Released to rape again.....mmmmmh makes u think wtf with our justice system
John Stoltz 2014/08/01 06:52:33 AM
That judge makes a mockery of the South African judiciary!! Bet my bottom dollar that rapist is an ANC connected cadre!!