Man linked to 100 rapes arrested in Limpopo

2012-02-19 22:19

Johannesburg - Limpopo's worst serial rapist may have been arrested, police said on Sunday.

The 32-year-old father of two was arrested on Friday in Phakgameng, near Modimolle, after DNA profiling linked him to four rape cases, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

He appeared briefly in court on Friday, but was not asked to plead, he said.

Mulaudzi said the man could be linked to as many as 100 cases and had been under investigation since October, when he was arrested for raping a 17-year-old girl.

The case was withdrawn because of insufficient evidence, but DNA results connected the man to four other cases, said Mulaudzi.

He said the rapist would follow women from work or from shebeens, grab them from behind, rape them at knifepoint in the veld and steal their cellphones and other valuables.

He had been active in Modimolle since 2009.

The man would appear again in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court next Monday.

Read more on:    polokwane
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
49 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
4 real car inventions that seem like science fiction

Vehicle design and tech have come so far so fast, that what seemed impossible has become reality. These are some of the fun and exciting innovations that have found their way into vehicle tech.

/News
 

10 most expensive cars In the world

This is car porn at its best!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a restless need for action and you may go overboard and fill your day with too many things in the need to be recognised...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.