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Swartruggens - A 53-year-old man facing multiple charges of rape briefly appeared in the Swartruggens Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The case against him was postponed to August 8 for investigations.

The man who can not be name until he pleads, is accused of turning his niece who is an orphan into a sex slave.

He is also accused of raping a number of girls at a school where he is part of the School Governing Body (SGB).

The niece told her friends that her uncle had turned her into a sex slave and the friends told the school principal. 

The matter was reported to the police and he was arrested.

African News Agency (ANA)