Port Elizabeth – A man accused of raping two Nelson Mandela University (NMU) students last week made a brief appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Monday.
The 29-year-old suspect appeared briefly in a court packed with media and students, but was not asked to plead.
In his first appearance, last week Friday, the man said he intended pleading guilty to the provisional charges, which included two counts of rape and one of robbery.
He also revealed he had a previous conviction for robbery with aggravating circumstances, and had been out on parole at the time of the latest attack.
It is alleged that he scaled the university’s perimeter fence and entered the computer laboratory on Monday last week, where he stole equipment and raped two female students, aged 25 and 30.
One of the women managed to call for help via