No bail for man suspected of raping granny
A MAN accused of raping a 94-year-old Swayimane great-grandmother has described himself as "a person who is not afraid of anyone or anything".
The suspect's criminal record was read out during his bail application at the New Hanover Magistrate's Court.
He was recently released from jail under President Jacob Zuma's special remission programme.
Although he insisted that he only had two previous convictions, it emerged that among other sentences:
- He was given a three-year suspended sentence for housebreaking in 2006,
- In December 2007 he was sentenced for housebreaking and later released on parole,
- He was arrested for another housebreaking incident, but failed to appear in court and was re-arrested and charged with contempt of court,
- Days after his release, he allegedly tried to rape a 49-year-old woman.
He was denied bail on Tuesday and his case was postponed to August 28.