Suspected serial rapist to appear on 11 counts of rape

 

Luvuyo Malawana Mananga of NU16 Mdantsane is expected to appear for sentencing at the Bhisho High Court on (Wednesday) November 21 on 11 counts of rape.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni, the suspect has been positively linked through DNA in 11 cases and charged for rape, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstance and pointing with a firearm.

Mananga is linked to the following:

  • 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– He robbed and raped a 22-years-old victim in Mdantsane, both suspects were arrested but the charges were later withdrawn by complainant as she was scared of these criminals.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 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-years-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 August 16, where he pleaded not guilty on all the charges of rape and pointing with a firearm. The cases went for a long trial at Bhisho High Court from October 29 till November 06 and he was found guilty of all the charges,” Tonjeni said.

 

 

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