A protest banner placed outside the Port Elizabeth magistrate’s court where a man appeared in connection with the rape this week of two students at the Nelson Mandela University.

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Nelson Mandela University rape suspect in the dock

PORT ELIZABETH, April 17  – A 29-year-old man charged with raping two Nelson Mandela University (NMU) students, is expected back in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The man faces charges of rape, robbery and housebreaking.

In October last year, a 25-year-old student and her friend were violently attacked in a computer lab at the Second Avenue Campus. The suspect allegedly raped the students, robbed them of their cellphones and stabbed one of them with a pair of scissors.

The attacker forced the students to take a computer and monitor, which they had to carry until they were outside the building. The attacker then jumped the gate and fled with his spoils, police said at the time.


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