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Limpopo serial rapist gets 11 life sentences

Cape Town – The Thohoyandou High Court in Limpopo has sentenced a serial rapist to 11 life terms plus 15 years.

The court convicted 39-year-old Given Maceke, of Nyavani Village in the Collins Chabane Municipality, of 11 counts of rape and eight counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

According to the regional spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, Maceke committed his crimes from July 10, 2013 to June 25, 2016.

“During the trial, the accused pleaded guilty to all 19 counts, because the evidence of the State was overwhelming,” Malabi-Dzhangi said. Maceke was also linked to crime scenes through DNA in 10 case dockets before the court.

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