A suspect has briefly appeared before the Durban Magistrate’s Court on charges of statutory rape. The man, who is a  school transport driver, is alleged to have repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl at Amanzimtoti, south of Durban.

She eventually fell pregnant. According to reports, the victim only reported the matter three months after the incident took place when her pregnancy became public.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele has confirmed the suspect’s appearance.

“The suspect arrested was charged for statutory rape and he appeared in court today and the outcome of the court is not yet known, if you remember this is the case where a 14 year -old was in a relationship with a 31 year-old man who was said to be a driver of scholar transport.”