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Serial rapist Luvuyo Malawana Mananga handed 3 life terms plus 205 years

Nov 22, 2018
Serial rapist Luvuyo Malawana Mananga handed 3 life terms plus 205 years

Convicted serial rapist, Luvuyo Malawana Mananga (38), from NU16 Mdantsane, in East London, was on Wednesday handed three life sentences and 205 years imprisonment by the Bhisho High Court.

"The suspect was found guilty and charged for 27 counts varying from rape, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and pointing with a firearm that were committed between the years 2007 to 2011," said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"He was arrested for another unrelated rape case when detectives positively identified him with the following sexual offences through DNA linkage." 

The sentencing against  Luvuyo Malawana Mananga went as follows:

1. Rape - Life imprisonment.

2. Pointing with a firearm – 2 years

3. Kidnapping – 3 years

The charges from 1 to 3 will run concurrently.

4. Rape – 10 years

5. Robbery aggravated – 15 years

6. Kidnapping – 5 years

The charges from 4 to 6 will run concurrently.

7. Rape – 10 years

8. Rape – 10 years

9. Robbery aggravated – 15 years

The charges from 7 to 9 will run concurrently.

10. Rape – Life imprisonment

11. Robbery aggravated – 15 years

12. Kidnapping – 2 years

The charges from 10 to 12 will run concurrently.

13. Rape – 10 years

14. Pointing with a firearm – 2 years

15. Kidnapping – 5 years

The charges from 13 to 15 will run concurrently.

16. Rape – 10 years

17. Robbery aggravated – 15 years

The charges from 16 to 17 will run concurrently.

18. Rape – 10 years

19. Robbery aggravated – 15 years

The charges from 18 to 19 will run concurrently.

20. Rape – 10 years

21. Robbery aggravated – 15 years

The charges from 20 to 21 will run concurrently.

22. Rape – 10 years

23. Pointing with a firearm – 2 years

24. Kidnapping – 5 years

The charges from 22 to 24 will run concurrently.

25. Rape – Life imprisonment

26. Kidnapping – 5 years

27. Robbery – 4 years

The charges from 25 to 27 will run concurrently.

'Luvuyo Malawana Mananga a danger to society'

Bhisho High Court Judge, Belinda Hartley described Luvuyo Malawana Mananga as a menace and danger to society, whose violence and complete disregard for the rights and dignity of his victims.

“He deserve to be taken away from society for a long time.”

Throughout the sentencing, Luvuyo Malawana Mananga cut a lone, quite pose effectively hiding his face from the glaring eyes and clicking cameras of media personnel.

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Liziwe Ntshinga, welcomed the sentence and extended her gratitude to individuals, groups and organisations within the community who continue to support and offer help and counselling to the sexual offence victims as well as members of the public who report such occurrences including testifying when requested.

She also added, “more credit should also go to the intergovernmental collaborative effort between the prosecution, police, courts and other government partners like Department of Health and Social Development that are key players and catalysts to this individual and other successful convictions.”

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