Mandeni serial rapist shot dead by police

South African Police Service

Mandeni serial rapist shot dead by police
Mandeni serial rapist shot dead by police

On 9 December 2020 at 10:50, a multi-disciplinary operation was conducted at Sundumbili where the team operationalised information about a serial rapist who is operating in the Mandeni area.

The team proceeded to Skhalambazo Road in Mandeni where the suspected serial rapist was hiding. The police officers asked the suspect to open the door but he refused. The door was then forced opened and upon opening the door, the suspect attempted to shoot the police officers.

The suspect was fatally wounded during the confrontation. An illegal firearm with four rounds of ammunition was found in suspect’s possession.

The deceased suspect was linked to seven cases of rape and charges of robbery. The suspect started his evil deeds from July 2020 until December 2020. He would target women aged between 22 and 29 years old via social media. He used to call himself “Vivian Chili” on social media. He would then take his victims into a secluded area in the bushes along the Mandeni Railway line where he would rape them numerous times at gunpoint and rob them of their belongings.

Charges of rape and robbery were opened at Mandeni SAPS.

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