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Blood stains lead to serial rapist's arrest

2012-05-23 23:09

Johannesburg - A father of six will appear in the Seshego Magistrate's Court on Thursday on two counts of murder and 29 of rape, police said.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said the married man was arrested on Tuesday night when police linked him to blood stains from crime scenes related to the case.

"After seven years of intensive investigations, police believe they have caught a serial rapist who has been terrorising the community of Moletjie, outside Seshego and the surrounding homesteads since 2005," Mulaudzi said.

"Blood stains found in two separate crime scenes linked the suspect with the murders of a 14-year-old girl and a 72-year-old woman."

Mulaudzi said the man's modus operandi was to study the movements of women who lived alone.

He would break into their houses through windows or doors, threaten them with a knife or a firearm and rape them, he said.

"Forensic results confirmed that the samples from all 29 cases to be of the same suspect."

A task team dedicated to tracking down the man responsible for the rapes was formed, he said.

Comments
  • cameronjohnprice - 2012-05-23 23:27

    He should be a dead man walking.

  • jacque.raymer - 2012-05-24 00:29

    might as well let him walk now. he's just going to waste tax payers money in jail for a few years and get early parole then go out and do it again. This country is moertoe, was doomed the moment the anc took over...\r\n\r\nthe best thing anyone in this country can do is leave if you can afford to, leave and dont look back...

      thando.ramncwana - 2012-05-24 01:50

      Hit the road Jack and dont come back..no more..no more...no more!! Voetsek........

      carpejugulim - 2012-05-24 06:35

      even with a life sentence he will be eligible for parole in 10 years, let out to start raping and murdering again. Sorry but after 29 rapes and 2 murders there is very little possibility of him ever being rehabilitated so it will be the taxpayer's obligation to feed, house and clothe him ...yay lucky us.

  • Luckmore Msenkie Moyo - 2012-05-24 02:40

    Hmmm its sad

  • mmama.modisane - 2012-05-24 02:59

    A married man nogal, how could he live with himself? He must rot in jail!

  • Marco - 2012-05-24 04:19

    I like this part, ""After SEVEN years of INTENSIVE investigations, police BELIEVE they have caught a serial rapist..." Way to go SAPS, but hi, lets let 9000 Officers go and do not appoint anymore Forensic specialists.

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-05-24 05:32

    Since 2005? And he's only arrested in 2012?

  • gee.raaf - 2012-05-24 05:53

    7 years??? Glad to see the rapist didn't die of old age first. Face it..sapd you are incompetent!

  • rudiwaan.joseph - 2012-05-24 06:41

    the bast*rd was caught!!! Now after having had 7yrs to gather evidence and build an air tight case, i hope the nutcase gets a well deserved punishment! And his bonus should be:- to get locked up with hardened criminals and sex offenders... So he can be violated every day of his prison life, forcefully and merciless! I will gladly sponsor a generous supply of soap, so he never run out of soap to drop!!! Here's wishing you lots of long lasting STD's bast*ard!!!!!!

  • ErnaJacobs - 2012-05-24 06:56

    Well done SAPS.

  • Deana - 2012-05-24 07:17

    Sick, demented, deranged, evil monster! Give him to the women he raped, their families and the community- they will ensure cruel justice! Well done SAPS. Lord, save this country.

  • Tasneem - 2012-05-24 08:14

    Its shocking how a man can use the tool God gave him to reproduce as a weapon

  • braamc - 2012-05-24 08:49

    Kill the savage

  • Donovan De Swardt - 2012-05-24 08:55

    seven years! the saps need to take lessons from the father of the murdered girl who took three days to track down all three of his daughters murderers single handedly. he is a true South African hero.

  • Freedom - 2012-05-24 09:32

    This guy will serve 5 years of luxury and the gov will see release him...

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2012-05-24 13:35

    After seven years of intensive investigations, police believe they have caught a serial rapist. Need I say more? Give him to the ladies of the night. They'll know what to do.

  • thabo.vilakazi - 2012-05-24 14:38

    I agree with you Steven these dogs are destroying our contry, women are no longer safe. When you leave your wife home going to work you must advise her to lock the doors at all times.

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