A Ravensmead father who allegedly tried to rape his own daughter has been sent to the mang as angry residents called for his bail to be denied.
The man, 44, who may not be named to protect the victim, made his second appearance at the Goodwood Magistrates’ Court on Monday following his arrest last week.
At the time, shocked residents explained the 16-year-old girl was spotted running across 40th Street wearing a gown and begged a neighbour for help.
She told residents that her father had been molesting and beating her and police were called in.
The teen was placed with a relative while her father was arrested.
Community activist, Debbie van Rensburg, says over the weekend, investigators were seen returning to the house to gather evidence.
“They came to collect evidence and take pictures inside the house.
“They also took his belt that the girl explained he used to hit her with,” she says.
“We were told that doctors found the marks on her vagina, as she explained.
“We went to court on Monday and the case was postponed to 29 November for his bail application.”
Debbie says angry residents signed a petition calling for bail to be denied and handed it to the state prosecutor.
“The girl is not in Eureka anymore but more than 30 neighbours signed the petition saying we don’t want him here,” she says.
“We will protest outside court to show the girl we stand by her and just like Baby Nadia, we will fight for justice for her.”