Community threatens to act if Precious Ramabulana's killer released from prison

Aubrey Manaka made his second appearance in the Morebeng Magistrates Court on Thursday for allegedly raping and stabbing the Capricorn TVET College student 52 times in November last year.

Aubrey Manaka, the man accused of Capricorn TVET college student Precious Ramabulana's rape and murder and a minor's rape, in the Morebeng Magistrates Court in Molemole on 30 January 2020. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN.

MOREBENG - The Ramokgopa community in Limpopo has vowed to take the law into their own hands if Aubrey Manaka is released from prison for the alleged murder of 21-year-old Precious Ramabulana.

Manaka made his second appearance in the Morebeng Magistrates Court on Thursday for allegedly raping and stabbing the Capricorn TVET College student 52 times in November last year. He was also charged with raping a five-year-old girl.

Students from the college were at the entrance of the court chanting. They said Manaka should be released so they could “discipline him”.

The college’s Ramokgopa campus Student Representative Council chairperson Wendy Matshela said prison was an inadequate punishment.

“Prisoners are too comfortable in prison, some of the inmates receive education and daily meals while they have committed serious crimes. I think the justice system must be relooked at,” she said.

The case was postponed to next Tuesday to allow the defense time to consult with Manaka.

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