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Government welcomes serial rapist sentencing

22 November 2018

22 November 2018

Government welcomes the sentence of 208 years imposed by the Bisho High Court on a serial rapist who for years stalked and preyed on young women and schoolgirls in Mdantsane and East London.

Luvuyo Malawana Mananga from NU16 Mdantsane, was found guilty by the Bhisho High court earlier this month for a spree of crimes between 2007 and 2011, including eleven rapes.

“We commend the police and the judicial system for their tireless efforts in ensuring that justice has been served in this case and that this man is removed from society for the rest of his life,” said GCIS Acting Director General Phumla Williams.

“This sentence should serve as a deterrent and warming to would be rapists that the law will bite hard and perpetrators found guilty of violence against women will be punished,” said Williams.

Fighting women abuse and gender-based violence is a priority of government. Communities are encouraged to work together with police, prosecutors and courts to ensure that criminals are arrested and convicted of all crimes committed in our society.

Phumla Williams
Cell: 083 501 0139

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