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R500 bail for rape accused dad

Tonga - A man accused of raping his four-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 September 3, Captain Leonard Hlathi said.

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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 eight-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 four-year-old after the eight-year-old disclosed the matter to their aunt,” Lieutenant Mzwandile Nyambi said at the time.

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

Sapa

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