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IOL pic manenberg rape suspect Independent Newspapers An alleged serial rapist who stalked Manenberg and its surrounds has been arrested after being on the run for six months.

Cape Town - An alleged serial rapist who stalked Manenberg and its surrounds has been arrested after being on the run for six months.

Vuyisile Stofile, of Site C, Khayelitsha, appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of raping at least three women.

Stofile, 30, was initially charged with one count of rape, but as the investigation extended, more alleged victims came forward.

Prosecutor Kepler Uys said the State was adding two extra charges of rape and four of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

He said an identity parade was held on Sunday and all the victims identified Stofile.

His alleged modus operandi was to accost women at knifepoint as they walked between Nyanga Junction shopping centre on Duinefontein Road and GF Jooste Hospital.

Stofile told the court he wanted to formally apply for bail, and a bail hearing has been set for April 25.

Police have appealed to people who have been victims of similar attacks to come forward. They can contact Warrant Officer Ian van Romburgh on 072 574 2341. - Cape Argus


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