Dros rape case back in court, while donations pour in for child’s needs

During all his court appearances, political parties have arrived in their numbers, protesting against the accused’s release.

With the scores of people that have attended the proceedings, it was not clear whether any of his relatives, or the relatives of the child, have been in attendance at any of the court proceedings.

TimesLIVE is not naming the man until he has entered a plea. 

In earlier court proceedings, the suspect chose to abandon his bail bid.

It was alleged that he had watched the little girl in the restaurant play area and later followed her to the bathroom.

According to patrons‚ the child’s mother went looking for her after she noticed she was not in the play area and allegedly found her daughter with the man in the bathroom.

A crowdfunding campaign was launched shortly after the incident to help the child with any counselling she may need. So far, about R152,000 has been pledged.

Donors include Thandie Newton, who pledged over R8,000, saying: “Heal sweet girl. You are precious. There are many many people who care about you. I send love and strength.”

“Get well soon and may God bless and protect you always,” said another donor, Donovan Jones, while Sibusiso Cindi shared, “Wishing that you get well soon and always remember the country loves you.”

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