Real estate executive Jason Rohde will be allowed to return to his Johannesburg home, according to a ruling by Magistrate Greg Jacobs on Friday.

Rohde told the Stellenbosch Magistrate’s Court in an affidavit that he needed to return to Johannesburg to resume working or risk losing his job.

He also said he was now a single parent to his three daughters and wanted to return home to emotionally support them, as well as deal with his affairs.

His oldest daughter, who previously lived at home, has also now been sent to boarding school following her father’s arrest.

 She is in Grade 12 and preparing for her matric exams.

However prosecutor Carine Teunissen argued that his employer Lew Geffen had confirmed he has been placed on suspension with full pay.

She also pointed out that as Rohde’s daughters attend boarding school, his presence “is not needed there”.

Jacobs however said Rohde’s request was reasonable and granted it.