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PORT ELIZABETH - A 57-year-old councillor appeared in the Maluti Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for the alleged rape of a 14-year-old epileptic girl, Eastern Cape police said.

The councillor hails from Tshisa Locality which falls under the Matatiele Local Municipality. 

Police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana confirmed that the councillor was arrested and charged with rape.

Kinana said the councillor allegedly abused and raped the minor girl.

He said the girl was taken to hospital and examined after which it was discovered she was raped. 

The councillor has not yet pleaded to the charge against him and cannot be named.  The case was postponed until July 30 for a formal bail application. 

African News Agency (ANA)