1.10.2020 09:45 am
Supporters for ex-MEC arrested for allegedly raping daughter gather outside court for his bail application
His supporters are calling for the former MEC to be granted bail after he was arrested for allegedly raping one of his eight-year-old twin daughters.
Supporters for a former Mpumalanga MEC who is accused with his stepson of raping his two daughters, have reportedly gathered outside the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court on Thursday calling for him to be granted bail.
The Limpopo High Court sitting in Polokwane rejected his attempt at a plea deal, and his explanation that he was intoxicated at the time, and that he was sorry.
After more than four years behind bars, terror-accused Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie could taste freedom as soon as this week.
Breytenbach stands accused of raping or sexually abusing boys between 1983 and 2019.
Mthembeni Mthunzi and Mdluli were convicted last year on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of common assault and two counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
Of the 42 accused, 22 are current members of the police, and an additional six are either retired or have resigned from the police, while the rest are service providers.
The case was postponed to 6 November.
The three who appeared in Kuruman will return to court on 6 October, while those arrested in Rustenburg will appear on Tuesday.
The NPA says the matter was adjourned to 29 October for further investigations.
The former MEC was arrested along with his stepson for allegedly repeatedly raping the twins.
‘The community demands answers [as to] why an innocent and an unarmed teenager was shot and killed [by police]. Their release will disturb public peace and public order policing,’ the court ruled.
Luther Jansen, 22, Luciano Classen, 24, Furdi Classen, 22, and Brendon Wildskiet, 23, were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Her ruling comes on the back of the nonpayment of an overdraft and various loans which the farm’s owners had initially secured by bonding the property.
They fled the farm without being paid and did not even have money to pay for transport to return to the Free State.
He pointed out that there is overcrowding in prison cells, very few people have mattresses and beds, have very little if any access to water, being forced to use the toilet openly where people can see you, and that the food is ‘appalling’.