The 32-year-old is accused of raping the girl at his home in Honeydew, Johannesburg, in March last year. The rape was reported seven months later.
After an unsuccessful bail application in the magistrate’s court, Ndlovu’s lawyers went to the high court, where they secured him bail of R50 000 in December.
During bail proceedings, Ndlovu’s lawyer at the time indicated he intended pleading not guilty.
At his previous court appearance on November 6, magistrate John Baloyi postponed the case to allow the court time to obtain the services of an intermediary.
The matter was delayed as the State only furnished the defence with the particulars it had asked for during Ndlovu’s previous appearance in October, on that afternoon.
“We are still not happy with the information we received because we only got one document, which was unusual,” Ndlovu’s lawyer Dumisani Mabunda told the court at the time.
“The State never ceases to amaze us.”