MORE than 200 angry residents of Chris Hani squatter camp packed the New Brighton Magistrates Court yesterday.
They gathered in large numbers to catch a glimpse of the 49-year-old man arrested in the Port Elizabeth kasi on Thursday in connection with the abduction of two girls, aged five and six.
He was charged with abduction, assault and rape.
During his appearance, protesters outside the court danced and chanted: “No bail for the rapist. Hand him over to us and we will cut off his 4-5.”
The court proceedings were delayed by the docket not arriving but residents and social workers waited patiently.
Among the residents was Bongiwe Payi (32), whose seven-year-old daughter Sonia was found last year raped and murdered a kilometre from where the recent abduction took place.
Bongiwe told reporters: “We came as a family. We believe the suspect was also involved in the murder of my child. “We have been praying that God Almighty will reveal the murderer.”
The suspect eventually appeared for his bail application. The case was postponed until next Thursday.