Masvingo Serial Rapist Sentenced To 72 Years In Prison For Rape, More Cases To Be Tried

Charles Matanga, 31, of Chivi who was arrested on Monday in connection with at least 25 cases of rape, murder and assault was sentenced to 72 years in jail on Wednesday. Matanga was convicted of 8 charges after pleading guilty by regional magistrate Mrs Dambudzo Malunga on Tuesday. She remanded him in custody overnight before sentencing him to 72 years in prison.

Matanga is still to face several counts of murder, attempted murder and house-breaking and theft. On Tuesday Matanga begged magistrate Malunga to sentence him to death claiming that he was possessed by evil spirits that could not be exorcised.


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