Rape case against Bloem bar owner moved to regional court

JUNE 30, 2015

Bloemfontein - The rape case against the owner of two popular pubs in Bloemfontein was transferred to the regional court on Tuesday.

The 46-year-old businessman, who can only be named after he has pleaded, was granted R5 000 bail in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday last week.

He also has to report to the Navalsig police station every Tuesday and Thursday, and is prohibited from contacting state witnesses.

He was arrested after a 23-year-old employee claimed she had been raped in the toilet at one of the pubs last Wednesday.

The case will continue on July 23 in the Bloemfontein Regional Court.