Cops used condoms to frame me: Mogale
Johannesburg - Police officers could not have framed serial rape and murder accused Jack Mogale by taking a used condom from his house and placing it at various crime scenes, the South Gauteng High Court heard on Thursday.
Mogale had testified that on the night of his arrest, on March 27 2009, police must have taken a condom that he used with his wife, to later place at different crime scenes.
The State said Mogale was charged with more than 17 rapes and it would not make sense then that police would want to implicate him in only four cases where a positive DNA match was found.
State prosecutor Advocate Elaine Moonsamy referred to the sexual assault and murder of Nothembela Ntabisa on January 23 2009.
Mogale allegedly went to the Waterpan Caltex Garage and tried to lure home a prostitute called Noziko. When she refused, he allegedly lured Ntabisa, a fellow prostitute.
Moonsamy argued that not only was Ntabisa found less than a kilometre from Mogale's home, but there was also a used condom recovered at the scene with his DNA in it.
"This condom was received by the forensics lab on the 28 January 2009, before your arrest... this totally negates your police theory," Moonsamy told the court.
Mogale testified: "I have never slept with a person in the veld and never left a condom in the veld."
He faces more than 60 charges, including 19 counts of rape, 16 of murder and 18 of kidnapping, allegedly committed in Westonaria and Lenasia between 2008 and 2009.
The trial continues.