Ipid head, Robert McBride will be able to spend Christmas with his youngest child after his bail conditions were amended in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

McBride is charged with child abuse after allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter. The girl claims McBride strangled and assaulted her regularly.

McBride has however denied this.

Initially McBride’s bail conditions prevented him from having any contact with any of his children that were on the witness list.

McBride asked the court to amend his bail conditions to allow him unresticted access to this youngest daughter.

The Pretoria Magistrates court granted the application in the interest of justice and fairness saying the state has had enough time to get a statement from the girl if she was important to their case.

No limitations were place on how often McBride can see his daughter or what they can discuss.

The case was postponed until 18 December this year.