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Father Convicted For Raping His 11-Month-Old Baby

After that, the two brought the child to a different neighbour who does traditional healing. While speaking with the traditional healer, the father admitted what he had done.

A 32-year-old Olievenhoutbosch father was found guilty on one count of rape, one count of attempted murder of his 11-month-old daughter, and one count of undermining the administration of justice by the Pretoria High Court.

The baby’s mother and father were in a romantic relationship when, on April 30, 2023, in the evening, while the couple was at their home, the child’s neighbour asked the mother to assist her in cooking since she was holding an overnight ceremony.

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The baby was then left with the man by its mother. The following day in the early hours of the morning, as the mother was still helping the neighbour, she spotted her partner out on the streets.

He said he had left the baby asleep when she asked where she was. After that, they strolled back to the house together. There, they discovered the baby curled up on her chest with her back to them.

When the mother touched her to change her diaper, the baby started crying. The baby had been bathed, but the mother noticed while changing the diaper that her privates were swollen and that semen was on the diaper.

After that, the two brought the child to a different neighbour who does traditional healing. While speaking with the traditional healer, the father admitted what he had done.

On their way back home, the man threatened the mother with a knife and ordered her not to take the child to the clinic. The following day, the mother took the child to a clinic in Venda but was told to return to Pretoria and report the case.

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After arriving back in Pretoria on 04 May 2023, she reported the case to the police and later that day, the man was arrested at his place of residence and has been in custody since.
In court, the man pleaded not guilty to all charges, and gave a plea explanation stating that on the day of the incident, he had inserted his thumb in the baby’s private part to remove soil particles which were a result of her playing outside and thereafter bathed her.

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However, state prosecutor Adv Vongani Khosa, told the court that the father sexually penetrated his baby because semen was visible.

The court agreed with the state and rejected the man’s version because it was not consistent with the presence of semen and the state was able to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

The case has been postponed to 06 March 2023 for sentence proceedings.

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Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo for SurgeZirc SA
Parusha Naidoo is a skilled journalist who writes local and world news for SurgeZirc South Africa. With a passion for delivering accurate and reliable information, Parusha has become a trusted voice in the news industry. With years of experience in the field, Parusha has developed a keen eye for identifying important stories and presenting them in a clear and concise manner.
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