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Rape Case Shocks Community

The community of Giyani and the surrounding areas are calling for the court to deny bail to Rodney Shivambu and Chimbre Nobela. Image/ Otto Ngoveni.

By Otto Ngoveni

Limpopo MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale, has joined the community of Giyani and surrounding areas, in calling for the court to deny bail to Rodney Shivambu and Chimbre Nobela. 

The pair is accused of repeatedly raping three minors aged 13 and 14 respectively at Dzumeri area outside Giyani in November last year. 

The department’s spokesperson, Witness Tiva said the MEC Rakgoale has commended residents who have exercised maximum discipline while the court processes are still unfolding.

Member of Parliament’s Portfolio on Social Development Cate Bilankulu, Members of the Mayoral Committee of Mopani District Municipality Cllr Japisa Mathonsi and Cllr Minkateko Shimange-Fazi are amongst the people who packed the court’s public gallery.

The matter has been postponed to the 29th of January for further bail hearing.

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