Cape Town - Scores of young women protested outside the Bellville Magistrate's Court on Tuesday ahead of a bail application of a man charged with raping a nine-year-old girl.
The 27-year-old man allegedly raped her, then set her alight in bushes along the R300 highway in Delft, Cape Town, a week ago.
The man faced charges of rape, sexual assault, abduction and attempted murder, and the State would oppose bail.
The National Prosecuting Authority said the man could not be identified as he had not yet pleaded.
Around 100 people, mostly women, sang and danced outside the court, blocking one lane of Landros street.