Johannesburg- A 62-year-old Soweto priest has been remanded in custody after appearing briefly at the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Friday on charges of rape and sexually assaulting a number of young girls.
According to police spokesman Kay Makhubela, the Zola man, who cannot be named until he pleads, had allegedly raped a 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulted two others, aged 13 and 15.
He said the two other girls came forward after the 12-year-old reported the matter. The girls told the police that the man had fondled them.
“There is a spaza shop in his yard and that’s how he [allegedly] managed to get the girls when they came to buy.
“He allegedly raped the 12-year-old last weekend and [allegedly] gave her money to silence [her], but she told her parents,” said Makhubela, further describing what the girls had said happened around the spaza shop.