A 56-year-old man convicted of raping his own daughter 10 years ago is expected to appear in court on Wednesday where he was charged for the rape of his 13-year-old granddaughter.
Last week, the oupa appeared at the Mitchells Plain Magistrates’ Court for his bail application and also took the witness stand in his own defence.
On Wednesday closing arguments are expected to be heard for the bail application.
The man, who cannot be identified to protect the identity of his daughter and granddaughter, is currently being held at Pollsmoor Prison.
Prosecutors are set to prove the grandfather raped the teen at his home in Montrose Park, Mitchells Plain, over a period of time since last year.
Residents and family members drew up a petition calling for his bail to be denied.
The man was sentenced to five years behind bars for the rape of his 21-year-old daughter more than a decade ago and was released after serving three years. He moved back home and it is alleged he then raped his son’s teenage daughter.
The man was looking after the girl and walked her to school while her mother worked.
The girl and her parents lived in the suspect’s backyard. A resident, 60, says they are sickened by the latest charges.
“When his daughter was 21 she told me how he used to watch her while she washed and began touching her inappropriately. And now it’s his granddaughter. He is a danger to the community, we don’t want him here.”
Soraya Schoeman, of the Protect Our Children organisation, says they are outraged that the convicted rapist “has been set free to rape again”.
“He didn’t rape this child once, but on numerous occasions.”