The suspect who allegedly raped the infant in Galeshewe briefly appeared in the appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court on Thursday afternoon.
The matter has been postponed to December 23 for a formal bail application.
The 24-year-old man is said to have raped the infant around 11.30pm on Tuesday evening, while the infant’s mother and grandmother was in another room watching television.
The infant was rushed to hospital and has had emergency surgery and remains in a Paediatric ICU unit.
Northern Cape health department spokeswoman Lulu Mxekezo said that the infant is in a critical but stable state and that she sustained very serious injuries during the ordeal.