Gauteng police offer reward for escaped 'serial rapist' on most-wanted list

Alleged serial rapist operating in Mpumalanga and Gauteng, Mandla Sibusiso Masango.
Alleged serial rapist operating in Mpumalanga and Gauteng, Mandla Sibusiso Masango.
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An alleged serial rapist who escaped by absconding bail in Mpumalanga six years ago is now on the Gauteng police's most wanted list for numerous rapes in the province.

Gauteng police are offering a reward for anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of Mandla Sibusiso Masango who absconded bail while appearing at the Hazyview magistrate's court in 2013.

Masango has now been linked to cases in both Gauteng and Mpumalanga, including areas such as Mamelodi, Rietgat, Loate, Hazyview, White River, Culcutta and Lulekani. 

Masango allegedly committed the rapes in Gauteng between 2014 and 2016. A warrant for his arrest has been issued, police said.

Anyone with information may contact the investigating officer Sergeant Pule Kotelo at 082 414 5286 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111 at all hours. 

"Information that may lead to his arrest may be rewarded. The suspect may be travelling between Gauteng and Mpumalanga," Gauteng police said.

Meanwhile, police are also offering a reward of up to R50,000 for information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the double murder of two young girls aged eight and nine in Tokoza during May 2018. 

Their bodies were found in an open veld between Maphazela and Mkhathizwa primary schools on May 15 2018 after they had been reported missing. One child was covered in a duvet and the other was found in a black sports bag. 

Anyone with information may contact Sergeant Kotelo at 082 414 5286 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111

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