A six-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by a neighbour in Mamelodi East over the weekend, had to undergo emergency surgery following her ordeal, reports Pretoria East Rekord.
A 27-year-old man was arrested, according to Mamelodi East police spokesperson Captain Johannes Maheso.
The man briefly appeared in a Mamelodi court on Monday on charges of rape, and the case was postponed until Thursday.
The state already said it would oppose bail.
The child was still recovering in a Mamelodi hospital.
According to the girl’s mother, the alleged rapist reportedly lured her to his room with a tub of yoghurt, a lollipop, and a small pack of snacks on Saturday afternoon.
The suspect is still in police custody.