Communications officer of the Chatsworth SAPS, Cpt Cheryl Pillay, said the case was assigned to seasoned investigator, Det W/O Robin Singh, who arrested the accused a few weeks later.
The case was transferred to Durban Regional Court, where the man will appear on April 10. In his ruling, the magistrate said the accused failed to prove exceptional circumstances with regards to his bail application.
The investigating officer, Cnst Cele, was called to the stand yesterday to give evidence and the court heard that the accused had three previous convictions.
A case of murder is being investigated by detectives of the Malvern SAPS.
The case was postponed to later today as the docket for the second charge of rape was still being prepared.
Police are yet to confirm if the man’s two-year old son was also raped.
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They allegedly gave the youngsters a poisonous substance to drink and then tied one of the victims by his feet and punched and kicked him several times.
These damning allegations comes in the wake of the recent hijacking and killing of a Shallcross father and several other serious crimes in the area.
The joint operation was held between the eThekwini Inner South Task Team, NIU, Durban Metro, Shongweni K9 and Durban Organised Crime Unit.
One of the suspects is believed to be the mother’s boyfriend. The third accused was not present at court.