A Delft community worker, charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl he was transporting to school, has to wait until Wednesday for a ruling on his bail application.
Amien Fakier from Surburban appeared in the Bellville Magistrates’ Court on Monday where he had applied for bail.
Fakier is accused of raping the high school girl on 19 and 20 February in his vehicle before taking her to school.
The family trusted Fakier, whom they’ve known for six years.
The girl’s devastated 43-year-old mother says they are barely coping and the girl is suicidal.
She previously told Daily Voice that Fakier is a well-known member of the community.
“We trusted him. His a community worker, he volunteers for SAPS and Gift of the Givers and has a takeaways in the area,” she said.
When she heard Fakier had applied for bail, the mother was inconsolable.
“My daughter is scared sh!tless, to be honest. The aftermath is the worst thing ever because the trauma, judgement, self-blame and the stigma that follows is horrific. Not one day is ever the same,” says the mom.
“He cannot be allowed bail after our president said no bail for rapists. He has ruined her life.
“He took what she can never get back and with it she lost her self-value and self-esteem.
“As a mother I am begging and pleading this monster Amien Fakier remains in jail.”
She says her family has been receiving lots of flak from Fakier’s family.
“His family and some friends have been slandering and degrading my daughter, all because they believe he’s not capable of such a vile crime.”