Two life terms for Umbumbulu rapist

“A CLEAR and present danger to society, and especially women,” was how acting Durban High Court judge, Anand Maharaj described a serial rapist and murderer who was sentenced last Wednesday, 7 February.

The victims of Bhekunjani Ndimande, also known as Aaron Ndimande, alias Mkhize, included a heavily pregnant mother-to-be and a mentally challenged woman.

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In October 2013 one of Ndimande victims was a six month pregnant woman. The court found that Ndimande stormed into her Umbumbulu home and forced himself on her. After he had raped her, he choked her to death. Her neighbours found her half naked body the next day. Another of his victims was a mentally challenged woman. She survived the April 2011 attack and was present in court to give evidence.

Judge Maharaj found Ndimande guilty on five counts of rape; two counts of murder; two counts of

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