Limpopo murder: Man who STABBED student 52 times to be sentenced

Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana was savagely raped and murder by Aubrey Manaka in November 2019

Limpopo murder: Man who STABBED student 52 times to be sentenced

Aubrey Manaka, the man who is said to have murdered Limpopo student Precious Ramabulana, will know how long he will spend behind bars, as the High Court in Limpopo is expected to sentence him on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Manaka has pleaded guilty to all charges against him including rape, murder, robbery and house breaking. Ramabulana, a 21-year-old student at Capricorn TVET College was stabbed 52 times while she was sleeping at her off-campus residence in November 2019.

The police found her body in a pool of blood with several stab wounds.

“Police investigations also revealed that Manaka was involved in the rape case of a four-year-old girl in 2014. This case has since been reinstated.  The count was withdrawn because the J88 of 2014 indicated that there was no penetration. The doctor also confirmed that there was no penetration as the victim did not have injuries, and the victim said that the accused did not rape her,” said the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi.

“The matter adjourned to tomorrow (10 June 2021) for the defence to address the court on mitigation of sentence and the prosecution will address the court on aggravation of sentence”

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi

Aubrey Manaka apologises for killing Ramabulana

In his confession statement, Aubrey Manaka claims he had not planned on killing Precious Ramabulana as he had feelings for her. Manaka claims on the fateful night, he had actually intended on romantically proposing to her, but ended up breaking into her room and killing her.

He has apologised to the young woman’s family for the crime. His lawyer read out the statement to the court.

Ramabulana’s aunt, Mavis Silothimela has said while they forgive him, he must still face justice.

“To forgive and forget is not easy for us as the family, we forgive him, but we want him to be in court until his time, there is a promise, there is clear indication that they are going to do justice,” she is quoted as having said.

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Rooibos Beef Curry served with Roti – Beat the winter chill

Gather the family and get ready for a hearty winter meal that will warm you from the inside-out!

Rooibos Beef Curry served with Roti – Beat the winter chill

Fill your kitchen with the aroma of mouth-watering spices before indulging in a feast of fantastic flavours. This Rooibos Beef Curry is like a hug in a bowl to beat the winter chill.

What makes this recipe extra special is the fact that is it infused with our own South African rooibos tea adding so much more deliciousness to it.

A hearty stew is one of the most comforting meals you can enjoy during the cold winter months. However, when adding rich curry spices to the mix, make yourself ready for an authentic winter warmer.

This Rooibos Beef Curry includes a modest level of peppery spices but if you love your food really hot, nothing stops you from increasing the number of chillies.

Gather the family and get ready for a hearty winter meal that will warm you from the inside-out!

Rooibos Beef Curry served with Roti Recipe

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Recipe by With Love From the Twins Course: MainCuisine: South AfricanDifficulty: Easy

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  • 500 g beef shoulder, cubed

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 2 onions, finely chopped

  • 2 carrots, peeled and cubed

  • 2 potatoes, diced

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped

  • 2 tablespoons minced ginger

  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder

  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder

  • 2 teaspoons coriander powder

  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder

  • 1 tablespoon of five spice

  • salt and pepper

  • 425 g canned tomatoes

  • 2 cups strong rooibos tea

  • 45 ml curry paste

  • 150 ml coconut cream

  • roti to serve


  • In a large saucepan, brown the meat on both sides. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • In the same pan, sauté onions until golden brown. Add the garlic and ginger, sauté for 2 minutes. Stir in the spices and cook for a further 2 minutes.
  • Add the meat back in as well as the vegetables, adjust seasoning.
  • Stir in the curry paste and add in the tomatoes and the rooibos tea. Simmer for 45 minutes, until the meat is tender.
  • Just before dinner, stir in the coconut cream.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs.
  • Serve with roti.


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