Serial rape suspect stays in jail

2012-05-31 17:25

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

Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said the case against the married man was postponed to 20 June, for further investigation.

"He remains in custody," she said.

The man, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, was arrested on 22 May, when police linked him to blood stains from crime scenes.

"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," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said at the time.

Seshego is near Polokwane.

"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, break into their houses, threaten them with a knife or a firearm, and then rape them.

Forensic results confirmed the samples in all 29 cases to be from the same suspect, Mulaudzi said.

  • Rob - 2012-05-31 17:59

    This is exactly the 'excrement' that justifies bringing back the death penalty. 2 counts of Murder and 29 of Rape. At least 31 families that have totally destroyed. 31 versus one completely perverted individual. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY AND HANG THIS 'BASTARD' IN PUBLIC AND LEAVE HIM TO ROT... Those 'bloody hearts' who are against the death penalty should look at one basic undeniable fact. Hang him and he will never 're-commit' again - he is an 'habitual killer and rapist' and must be removed from 'society' permanantly. If (probably when) he gets bail hopefully the families of the victems will deal out toeir own justice..

  • Mike Purchase - 2012-05-31 20:39

    I agree Rob unfortunately agents are paid and sent to do this kind of thing.Its disgusting.My house was broken into while we were asleep fortunately with military training i kept my cool and we were unharmed except that we got a hellova fright.All they wanted was a cell phone of which no calls were made,interesting!

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