Escape bid by rapist and terrorist foiled

2014-02-10 09:32

Observant wardens at Leeuwkop prison have foiled an escape attempt by Sunday rapist Jaco Steyn and Nigerian terror mastermind Henry Okah, according to a report.

Judge: 'Sunday Rapist' can't be rehabilitated

2012-09-19 17:25

Judge Sita Kolbe has said with all the evidence given, she did not believe 'Sunday Rapist' Jaco Steyn could be rehabilitated, as she sentenced him to five life terms and an additional 170 years in prison.

I hope you suffer - victim's mom

2012-09-19 13:15

In a letter to "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn, Louise de Waal's mother tells him he is "the most despicable, disgusting human being" and she hopes he suffers.

Steyn guilty of culpable homicide

2012-09-18 14:45

It was proven beyond reasonable doubt that the death of Lazanne Farmer was caused by culpable homicide, a judge has said during her judgment of alleged “Sunday Rapist” Jaco Steyn.

'Sunday Rapist' planned murder - State

2012-09-13 14:08

The alleged "Sunday Rapist's" use of a fire enhancer when he set alight schoolgirl Louise de Waal shows that he planned the murder, the State has contended.

Both 'Sunday Rapist' witnesses deny alibi

2012-08-31 14:19

Two alibi witnesses have denied they were with Jaco Steyn on the days the so-called "Sunday Rapist" attacked his victims.

Call alibi witnesses, 'Sunday Rapist' told

2012-08-29 21:02

A High Court judge has advised the alleged "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn to find alibi witnesses, even though he insisted he did not want to force anyone to testify for him.

'Sunday Rapist' will not call witnesses

2012-08-29 15:31

The alleged "Sunday Rapist" will not call any alibi witnesses because they are "scared of the media", he says.

Opposite sex is my weakness: Jaco Steyn

2012-08-27 14:04

Alleged "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn has testified that it is just a coincidence GPS co-ordinates on his phone put him in the vicinity where the girls were abducted.

'Sunday Rapist' to testify

2012-08-27 12:03

The alleged 'Sunday Rapist' will testify in his trial in the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, Alberton.

State closes 'Sunday Rapist' case

2012-08-22 14:08

The State has closed its case in the trial of the alleged "Sunday Rapist" in the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, Alberton.

Final Sunday Rapist victim testifies

2012-08-21 14:43

The ninth alleged "Sunday rapist" victim has given a graphic account in court of how she was kidnapped, blindfolded and sexually assaulted.

'Sunday Rapist almost took me'

2012-08-20 14:24

The eighth alleged victim of the "Sunday rapist" has spoken in court of how she was almost kidnapped by an armed man in a bakkie while walking with her brother and grandmother.

'Sunday Rapist' phones tell a story

2012-08-03 14:24

Cellphones belonging to the so-called 'Sunday rapist' were in use in the areas where teenager Lazanne Farmer was kidnapped and murdered, a Johannesburg court has heard.

'Sunday Rapist' phones used near victims

2012-08-02 14:45

Cellphones of the "Sunday Rapist" were used in areas where his alleged victims were abducted, an expert has testified.

'Sunday Rapist' victim tells of nightmares

2012-07-31 20:31

A 15-year-old alleged victim of the so-called "Sunday Rapist" has spoken of her nightmares.

Woman tells of 'Sunday Rapist' assault

2012-07-31 12:35

A 20-year-old woman has told of how she was almost kidnapped by the alleged 'Sunday rapist' who simply said "you are coming with me".

'Sunday Rapist' admitted crime - ex-wife

2012-07-30 20:38

Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", had admitted to a kidnapping, his ex-wife has testified.

'Sunday Rapist' victim jumped to her death

2012-07-30 15:36

A young woman has recounted how her friend jumped to her death from a moving vehicle in a bid to escape the so-called "Sunday Rapist".

You are hurting me - 'Sunday Rapist' survivor

2012-07-27 14:40

A young girl who was 11-years-old at the time she was allegedly attacked by the so-called "Sunday Rapist" says when she told him he was hurting her, he simply said "no, it's fun".

Louise de Waal's sister takes stand

2012-07-27 12:30

The sister of murdered teenager Louise de Waal has taken the stand in the High Court to testify at the trial of alleged "Sunday Rapist" Johannes Jacobus Steyn.

Sunday Rapist wanted 'a good time'

2012-07-26 16:51

Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", says he wanted to hire a prostitute the morning of Roodepoort teenager Louise de Waal's murder.

Cop: Sunday Rapist treated humanely

2012-07-26 13:35

Johannes Jacobus Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday rapist", was treated humanely by the police, an officer has told the High Court.

Trial within a trial in Sunday Rapist case

2012-07-25 13:02

A trial within a trial has started in the "Sunday Rapist" case in the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, in Alberton.


The family of murdered teenager Louise De Waal had to re-live the events leading up to her death in October last year during the High Court sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Alberton.

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Jaco Steyn sentence 'sends a message'

2012-09-19 19:00

The Commission for Gender Equality (GCE) has welcomed the sentencing of "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn.

'Sunday Rapist' gets five life sentences

2012-09-19 15:27

"Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn has been sentenced to five life terms in prison.

'Sunday Rapist' found guilty on 33 charges

2012-09-18 22:39

"Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn has been found guilty on 33 charges, including murder, in the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Alberton.

Judgment in 'Sunday Rapist' trial begins

2012-09-18 12:17

Judge Sita Kolbe started handing down her judgment to alleged "Sunday Rapist" Johannes Jacobus Steyn.

'Sunday Rapist' trial delayed

2012-09-12 17:28

The trial of the alleged "Sunday Rapist" has been postponed because the judge was not present, the National Prosecuting Authority says.

Alibi witness denies 'Sunday Rapist' sex

2012-08-31 11:42

An alibi for the alleged "Sunday Rapist" has testified that she did not have a sex with Jaco Steyn at an abandoned holiday resort in Maropeng, where murdered teenager Louise de Waal's body was found.

'Sunday Rapist' cries on stand

2012-08-29 19:37

The alleged "Sunday Rapist" has cried as he testified about his affairs with prostitutes.

Steyn: 'Sunday Rapist' has urges

2012-08-29 13:08

The 'Sunday Rapist' is likely someone who is “desperate and has “urges to satisfy”, says accused Jaco Steyn.

'Sunday Rapist' denies murder

2012-08-27 12:18

Alleged "Sunday Rapist" Jaco Steyn has denied knowing murdered teenager Louise de Waal and said he was looking for a prostitute on the day of the murder.

Sick 'Sunday Rapist' postpones trial

2012-08-23 12:51

The 'Sunday Rapist' trial has been postponed in the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court, as accused Jaco Steyn is sick.

'Sunday Rapist' evidence inadmissable

2012-08-21 16:08

Counselling sessions between Johannes Jacobus Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", and his employer have been ruled inadmissible evidence.

Cop: 'Sunday Rapist' had clear pattern

2012-08-20 20:33

There was a clear pattern in the attacks of the so-called "Sunday Rapist:", a policeman has testified.

'Sunday Rapist' trial postponed

2012-08-03 16:02

The trial of Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", has been postponed in the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Alberton.

Phones tracked 'Sunday Rapist' movements

2012-08-02 19:05

A forensic cellphone expert has corroborated evidence that cellphones belonging to the so-called "Sunday Rapist" were used in areas where his alleged victims were abducted.

'Sunday Rapist' straight-faced in court

2012-07-31 22:19

Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday rapist" has sat straight-faced as four of his alleged victims recalled details of their attacks.

'Sunday Rapist' put balaclava on victim

2012-07-31 14:13

An 18-year-old victim of the so-called 'Sunday Rapist' tearfully described her rape in court, saying that he told her to "keep quiet or get hurt".

I'm a monster, 'Sunday Rapist' told ex

2012-07-30 22:36

After phoning his ex-wife to tell her he had kidnapped another girl, Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", said he was sorry and that he is a monster, a court has heard.

'Sunday Rapist' cries as ex-wife testifies

2012-07-30 16:47

Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday rapist", has cried as his ex-wife took the stand in his trial.

'Sunday Rapist' victim kidnapped, blindfolded

2012-07-30 14:21

A 16-year-old alleged victim of the so-called "Sunday rapist" has recounted how she was kidnapped, blindfolded, and sexually assaulted.

You will suffer, 'Sunday Rapist' warned

2012-07-27 13:24

A 13-year-old alleged victim of Johannes Jacobus Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday Rapist", has told a Johannesburg court how he attacked her in his car.

Sunday Rapist sorry about cheating

2012-07-26 20:48

Jaco Steyn, dubbed the Sunday Rapist, says the forgiveness he asked for in a statement was for cheating on his wife.

'Sunday Rapist': Cops told me to plead guilty

2012-07-26 15:49

Jaco Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday rapist", has told the High Court that he was told by police to plead guilty.

'Sunday Rapist' feared torture - lawyer

2012-07-25 18:36

Jaco Steyn, dubbed as the "Sunday Rapist", was forced into making an incriminating statement, as feared he would be tortured if he did not co-operate, his lawyer claims.

De Waal alive when set alight

2012-07-25 11:54

Murdered teenager Louise de Waal was alive when she was set alight, the High Court sitting in Alberton has heard.

Louise's mom to suspect: Look at me!

2012-07-24 17:45

The so-called Sunday Rapist, Johannes Jacobus Steyn, sat impassively with his Bible beside him, as Louise de Waal’s mother commanded him to look at her.

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