Serial rapist gets 13 life sentences and 228 years
Serial rapist Mzikayise Mkavu has been sentenced to an effective 13 life sentences plus 228 years in prison.
Judge Mandela Makaula called the accused “heartless” and his actions “barbaric” while handing down sentence.
No order was made for any of the sentences to run concurrently.
Mkavu‚ 27‚ was convicted of 17 counts of rape‚ eight counts of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm‚ five counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances‚ three counts of attempted robbery‚ two counts of assault and one count of attempted murder.
He was arrested shortly after his latest offence in January last year and his DNA was positively linked to the other offences before court‚ the earliest being committed in July 2008.
He pleaded guilty to the charges against him.