THE mother of one of the four girls allegedly raped by a man whom the police say is on the loose after being granted bail by a Thembisa magistrate, says she is living in fear.
"I wish they had not given him bail. Now he can be anywhere. He could be stalking our children," she said.
Last Friday Sowetan reported how the justice system failed the four children allegedly raped by Lucky Vusimuzi Khumalo, who is now on the run.
Khumalo was granted bail of R3000 after being arrested for the rape of the first girl. He was rearrested after allegedly raping the second girl and given bail of R2000 by the same court.
He has since raped two more children and police have now launched a manhunt for the 31-year-old.
The ages of the girls range from three to six. He first allegedly raped a five-year-old girl in 2007 before raping Siziwe Msibi's six-year-old daughter in the same year.
The other two girls, aged three and five, were allegedly raped in September.
Msibi (not her real name) said: "The government has failed me and my daughter. There is no such thing as Bana Pele.
"They should not have given him bail for the second time. Who knows what he is doing right now?
"My daughter and I are living in fear because we don't know what this man will do next.
"I want Khumalo to be arrested for what he did to my child."