A 28-year-old man appeared in the KwaMsane magistrates' court in KwaZulu-Natal yesterday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl.
He is accused of raping the girl from the Madwaleni reserve on Thursday.
Police spokesman Jabulani Mdletshe said the girl was walking to a neighbour's house when the suspect attacked her.
"The girl told the police that the suspect attacked her and dragged her into the bushes not far from her home," he said.
Mdletshe said the suspect fled after the rape. The teenager went home and told her family what had happened.
The suspect was arrested after the girl's grandmother reported the case to the police and he was detained at the KwaMsane police cells.