Alleged serial rapist to know his fate next year

2016-11-17 06:01
Verulam residents protest outside the Verulam Magistrate’s court in September. Photo: ANDILE SITHOLE

Verulam residents protest outside the Verulam Magistrate’s court in September. Photo: ANDILE SITHOLE

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A MAN facing multiple charges of rape will know his fate next year after the Verulam Magistrate’s Court adjourned his case until 12 January, 2017.

Bheki Magwaza (45), appeared in court on 15 November facing charges of raping women and children in Verulam from 2012 to 2016.

On Monday residents gathered outside court and demanded that the accused not be released.

At his first court appearance in 16 September, Magwaza dropped a bombshell when he abandoned his bail application and told the magistrate he feared residents will kill him if he is granted bail.

When Magwaza reappeared in court on 15 November the magistrate told him that the case will be adjourned for further investigations.

He will spend Christmas in custody awaiting his next appearance in court.

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