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gavel thumb100 News24 reports that the case against a 41-year-old man, who allegedly raped his domestic worker and forced her to perform sexual acts with his dogs, has been postponed.  

The Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate's Court heard on Tuesday that the State was still awaiting DNA samples from the dogs, which might or might not assist to prove that the victim had been forced to perform sexual acts with the animals.  The accused's lawyer told the court that she had been instructed to bring a bail application at the accused's next appearance, following testimony from a psychiatrist that he was fit to stand trial.  She would also apply to have the accused's dogs released to his parents.  State prosecutor Solly Leballo told the court that they would oppose the application for the dogs to be released until the samples were ready.  He added that the DNA samples for the victim and the accused had been completed and received.  During a previous court appearance, a psychiatrist who evaluated the accused for seven days, declared that he was mentally fit to stand trial.  The case has been postponed to 19 March for a formal bail application.

  • Read this report by Alex Mitchley in full at News24
  • See too, Bronkhorstspruit rape accused wants his dogs back, at The Citizen

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