A Port Elizabeth mother accused of cutting off the penis of a man she suspected of her daughter’s rape and murder has been released on bail after a fundraising effort by a children’s organisation, which refused to see her and her seven-month-old son spend another night behind bars.
The Enough is Enough group raised money for the bail of a woman accused of castrating a man she believed raped and killed her young daughter.
Tracy Linde, the founder of Enough is Enough, told News24 that R2 000 had been raised within eight hours as news of Veronique Makwena’s inability to pay her R500 bail spread.
Sufficient funds were collected to also buy flowers for murdered five-year-old Chantel’s grave. She was reportedly raped, beaten to death with a rock and dumped in an outhouse near her family’s Rocklands home on August 3.
Makwena, her sister-in-law Noxolo Manele and friend Siyabonga Phalati have been in jail for the past