Rape and murder: man denies knowing five of the victims

2013-08-07 00:00

A MAN accused of the serial rapes and murders of six women told the Pietermaritzburg high court yesterday that he had been in a relationship with one of the victims and had never met the others.

Ntokozo Skhumbuzo Mthimkhulu (32), of Esikhawini in Empangeni, is on trial for six counts each of murder and rape, and five of robbery with aggravating circumstances. The crimes took place between June and August 2010.

It is alleged that he approached the women in the Empangeni CBD and lured them to a sugar cane plantation, where he robbed, raped and killed them.

In his evidence yesterday, he told the court that he had been in a relationship with one of his alleged victims, Jabu Langa. He said he met Langa in Durban and they became lovers even though she had a boyfriend at the time. He said he last saw her at a taxi rank after they had spent some time seated in a park.

Mthimkhulu said he knew nothing about the other victims.

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