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Luvuyo Malawana Mananga faces sentencing over rape, robbery and kidnapping spree

Nov 21, 2018
Luvuyo Malawana Mananga faces sentencing over rape, robbery and kidnapping spree

A serial rapist, Luvuyo Malawana Mananga, from NU16 Mdantsane, in East London, is expected to appear for sentencing at the Bhisho High Court on Wednesday after he was convicted by the court on 11 counts of rape.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni, the suspect was positively linked through DNA in the following cases.

"He was also charged for rape, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstance and pointing with a firearm," Capt Tonjeni said.

  • 2007-05-19 - Mananga and an accomplice robbed and raped a 22-year-old victim in Mdantsane, East London. "Both suspects were arrested but the charges were later withdrawn by complainant as she was scared of these criminals," said Capt Tonjeni.
  • 2009-06-05 - Mananga robbed and raped a 22-year-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 - Mananga 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 woman near Nkqubela Hospital - she was on her way to work.
  • 2010-01-23 - He raped a 20-year-old victim in Quigney, East London, where she was walking at the railway station to her workplace.
  • 2010-08-02 - Mananga 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 - Mananga 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.

Luvuyo Malawana Mananga denied the charges

Capt Tonjeni said that Mananga 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 of all the charges," he described.

"The sentencing is expected to happen on Wednesday."

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