Case against Precious Ramabulana's alleged killer postponed to January

Aubrey Manaka (28) is accused of raping and killing Precious Ramabulana.

Aubrey Manaka accused of raping and killing Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana appears in Molemole Magistrates Court on 2 December 2019. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/ EWN

MOLEMOLE - The man accused of killing 21-year-old Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana on Monday appeared in the Molemole Magistrates Court in Limpopo.

Aubrey Manaka (28) is accused of raping and killing Ramabulana. She was found dead in her residence off-campus in Botlhokwa after being stabbed 52 times and it’s also believed she was raped.

A scruffy Manaka made his way into a packed court in a washed-out grey hoodie and jeans. Monday was his first appearance in connection with the murder of Ramabulana.

Manaka was charged with rape, murder and robbery under aggravating circumstances. The defence had initially tried to oppose the media broadcasting the case but later abandoned their bid.

The matter was postponed to the end of January.