Community asks judge to allow them to pay pedophile’s bail so they can beat him upBy Mason White 6:40 PM November 20, 2013
|Protesters outside courthouse|
By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A man was finally arrested after he raped a number of children over many years.
The rape suspect has angered people in South Africa, many of whom came out to the court in protest.
In court, the 42-year-old suspect told the judge that he does not want bail.
The man was making his second appearance in the Mamelodi Magistrate’s Court in Tshwane, since he was charged with raping a 5-year-old girl.
Mamelodi East residents were angry and protested after the suspect said he did not want bail. They wanted him freed on bail so they could “teach a lesson.”
They shouted that they would pay his bail if he could not pay it.
The case was adjourned, and the suspect was removed from the court.
Residents had already collected money for his bail so they could get their hands on him.
“He’s a coward. He must come out and face us. However, he would rather rot in jail,” neighbor Sango Selby said.
Outside the courthouse, residents protested with banners calling the man a monster and a dog who deserved to die.
Residents were up in arms over a series of rapes, which took place over the past 13 years. The community blames the suspect for all of those rapes.
People in the community said that the suspect got away with crimes for many years because he is from a from well-connected family, and because he has worked as a police informant.