Alleged UCT serial rapist expected to face pre-trial hearing in November

Hlomane faces 28 charges, including rape, kidnapping and robbery with aggravated circumstances.

Patrick Hlomane, also known as Mthunzi Makhamba, who has been identified by police as a suspect wanted in connection with a rape at Rhodes Memorial. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - The alleged University of Cape Town (UCT) serial rapist is expected to face another pre-trial hearing in November.

Patrick Hlomane appeared in the Western Cape High Court yesterday.

He's been charged in connection with a string of attacks on women near Rhodes Memorial, between November and January.

Hlomane made a brief appearance in court, where Judge Andre le Grange postponed the matter to the 14th of November.

The state requested the postponement for the finalisation of a possible plea agreement.

Hlomane faces 28 charges, including rape, kidnapping and robbery with aggravated circumstances.

The state has a list of 44 witnesses that could be called if the matter goes to trial.

The 35-year-old will remain in custody at Pollsmoor Prison.