The case against a 29-year-old man accused of killing a Capricorn TVET College student, has been postponed to November 27 at the Morebeng Magistrates’ Court in Botlokwa in Limpopo.
Aubrey Manaka is accused of raping and murdering Precious Ramabulana in December last year at her off-campus student residence in Botlokwa.
Manaka also faces an additional charge of raping a minor in 2014.
In the video below, Manaka pleads not guilty:
Magistrate Lebo Nchabeleng says she is unhappy with delays in completing the investigations.
“Are you talking about the matter of Miss Ramabulana, that one is ready, but we are now being delayed by a 2014 matter. The minute that we postpone it to the Regional Court it means that the investigations are completed.”
“On the next appearance of this matter, I am having DPP’s instructions in addition to that investigations that are outstanding, should be sorted out. A matter cannot be on the roll in this court without a trial date for close to year, this is unacceptable,” explained the Nchabeleng.
Shortly after the murder in 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa pledged to support the family of Ramabulana to start a foundation to address violence in the country.
Ramaphosa has called for an end to violence against women and children.
The government has promised to build a house for the family.
In the video below, President Ramaphosa visits the Ramabulana family: