Alleged serial rapist arrested

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

Limpopo police arrested a 34-year-old male suspect who was wanted for multiple charges of rape and robberies that were committed between 2020 July and August this year. He was arrested on Saturday 06 November 2021 at Letaba hospital after he was admitted with a gunshot wound allegedly sustained in Burgersdorp village near a graveyard on 02 November 2021.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the female victims aged between 22 and 46 were reportedly lured by the suspect, who falsely advertised non-existent domestic and security employment opportunities on Facebook

Some of the desperate victims travelled from as far as Kwa-Zulu, Natal and Lesotho. The suspect patiently waited for the unsuspecting victims at taxi ranks and bus terminals.

“On their arrival, he would make some excuses and walk with the victims utilising a road that passes through the bush to arrive at their destination. He would then ultimately rape and rob them of their belongings and then flee the scene.”

The suspect was wanted for 14 cases of rape and robbery that took place in the said villages under the Tzaneen policing area.

The suspect is expected to appear in Tzaneen Magistrate’s court soon after his recovery at the hospital. Investigations are continuing.

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