The Dad is a member of the Potter’s House Church in Grassy Park, a senior church leader and is regarded as a good man by most of the people he related with until he was accused of incest.
The 40-year-old man allegedly raped four of his daughters, aged seven, eleven, fifteen, and eighteen. He handed himself over to police after his daughters told relatives about the alleged rapes in February, IOL reports.
Confirming this event, the police related that the alleged crimes were committed in the family’s secluded home in Lotus River over a number of years.
Meanwhile, the accused dad in a sworn affidavit told the court that he got married to his wife 16 years ago, is the breadwinner of his family, and asked the court for R1 000 bail so that he go back to his job as a pharmacist assistant and pay his children’s school fees.
“I do not have previous convictions nor pending cases I will plead not guilty to the charges of rape. I understand the charges against me and I am innocent until proven guilty. I will not evade my trial as I did hand myself over to Grassy Park Police,” the dad pleaded.
While the mother of the alleged victims refused to comment on the incest allegations and only said – “yes, he is at court but we have nothing to say. My [18-year-old] daughter also doesn’t want to speak.” Daily Voice related that a neighbor, who asked not to be identified said the community is shocked at the news.
“He is such a nice guy and they have sick children, we cannot believe that he would do something like this,” the anonymous neighbor said.