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Serial rapist sentencing tomorrow at Bisho High Court
2018/11/20

 

Media Statement from Eastern Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison

South African Police Service

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN: A serial rapist, Luvuyo Malawana Mananga from NU16 Mdantsane is expected to appear for sentencing at Bhisho High Court on 21 November 2018 on eleven (11) counts of rape.

The suspect was positively linked through DNA in the following eleven (11) cases and charged for rape, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstance and pointing with a firearm.

• 2007-05-19 - He robbed and raped a 22-years-old victim in Mdantsane, both suspects were arrested but the charges were later withdrawn by complainant as she was scared of these criminals.

• 2009-06-05 - He robbed and raped a 22-years-old victim who was walking alone from school in East London

• 2010-06-25 - He threatened and a 19-year-old victim in Mdantsane near Nontyantyambo clinic.

• 2010-05-22 - He raped two 19-year-old victims in East London with his co-accused taking turns for the whole night.

• 2010-07-16 - He robbed and threatened a 37-year-old victim with a firearm and raped her in Mdantsane.

• 2010-01-19 - He raped a 24-year-old near Nkqubela Hospital on her way to work.

• 2010-01-23 - He raped a 20-year-old victim in Quigney where she was walking at the railway station to her workplace.

• 2010-08-02 - He broke into a home, threatened and forced a 19-year-old victim to take off her clothes in her bedroom in Mdantsane and raped her.

• 2010-10-30 - He robbed and raped a 21-year-old victim in NU15 stadium, the victim was walking to NU13 in Mdantsane.

• 2011-07-29 - He pointed a 21-year-old victim with a firearm and took her to the nearest field behind Sophakame Primary School in Mdantsane and raped her.

• 2011-08-04 - He threatened to kill a 20-year-old victim who was walking alone in a footpath near Nkqubela Hospital on her way to school in Mdantsane.

 The suspect was formally charged at Bhisho High Court on 16 August 2018, where he pleaded not guilty on all the charges of rape, pointing with a firearm.

The cases went for a long trial at Bhisho High Court from 29 October 2018 till 06 November 2018 and he was found guilty on all the charges.

The sentencing is expected to take place, tomorrow, 21 November 2018.

Ends.

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