Alleged serial rapist linked to 19 cases appears in court

POLOKWANE – The relentless efforts by members of the South African Police Service in Limpopo to stamp out the scourge of sexual offenses and other serious crimes, yielded positive results when a 30-year-old alleged serial rapist was arrested in Mokopane on Monday, 06 January 2020.

The suspect was allegedly terrorizing communities in Mokopane and Mahwelereng, in Limpopo as well as Jabulani and Naledi in Soweto, Gauteng.

He has already been linked with fifteen (15) cases of rape and four (04) of robberies that were committed during a period of seven years, from 2011 to 2018. His alleged methods of operation included breaking into the houses where the unsuspecting victims were sleeping, threatening them and then raping them.

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has appreciated the sterling investigative work done by the members, especially those attached to the Investigative Psychology Unit (IPU) and the Serial and Electronic Crimes Investigation (SECI), saying Their efforts in putting this alleged serial rapist behind bars, have surely gotten rid of one of the heartless criminals who was apparently hell bent on instilling fear in the minds of many women.

The suspect will appear in Mokopane Magistrate Court today, Wednesday 08 January 2020.

Source: South African Police Service