A 57-year-old man is expected to appear in court on Monday for allegedly raping a one-year-old girl in Mitchells Plain.
The man was arrested on Friday, after the alarm was raised at the toddler’s home in Woodlands on Thursday evening.
Frantic neighbours had gathered outside the family’s home, calling for the alleged rapist to be arrested.
It is unclear whether the man is related to the toddler.
It is understood the attack took place while the child was in the care of her nanny.
On Friday, police confirmed two people had been taken in for questioning, before a 57-year-old man was arrested.
Videos of the angry community expressing their shock and disgust went viral on social media.
Voice of the Cape Radio reported: “The child’s mother discovered blood on the child’s nappy and immediately lodged a case with the police.”
Angry mense outside a house in Woodlands where a one-year-old was allegedly raped. Picture supplied
On Friday, the child’s mother told the Daily Voice she was too traumatised and emotional to speak about the incident saying: “I am not ready yet for all of this.”
Another relative shouted that they did not want the story to be published.
Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirms: ”A case of rape has been opened for investigation after a one-year-old girl was raped at a residence in Woodlands.
“Two people were taken in for questioning. A 57-year-old man was arrested and will appear in the Mitchells Plain Court on Monday.”
Meanwhile, no one has been arrested yet in connection with the rape of an eight-month-old baby from Bonteheuwel in June.
Police are apparently still waiting for DNA results to determine who was behind the attack.
The baby’s 19-year-old mother said she had been doing char work and left the child in the care of her ouma.
It is understood that another person was with the baby and brought the child to the granny claiming the baby had fallen.
The family then found blood in the baby’s nappy.
The baby was placed in the care of social workers.