23 February 2021 – 21: 39
A man suspected to be Ekurhuleni’s most prominent serial rapist has allegedly struck again.
Gauteng police began circulating an identikit of the man on Tuesday, saying he was suspected to be behind several rapes and attempted rape cases reported in the past few days.
“Police in Gauteng maintain mobilised most resources in the investigation of a rape that took spot earlier [on Tuesday] in Crystal Park, Ekurhuleni, including offering a cash reward to somebody who can urgently lend a hand with information that could maybe well consequence in the apprehension of the alleged serial rapist believed to be in his gradual 20s,” police stated in an announcement.
“It is alleged that the same suspect will seemingly be behind the attempted rape of a girl in Crystal Park on Monday as successfully as a rape that took spot last week in Etwatwa.”
The individual, who has been on the SAPS wanted checklist for more than eight years, is identified to unbiased in the Benoni, Daveyton, Etwatwa, Putfontein and Crystal Park areas.
Police stated a amount of cases had been registered at several police stations, with victims identifying their attacker because the man being sought. His victims are continuously women from the age of 12. Some of his older victims are about 20.
In 2017 the then neighborhood safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane stated authorities were catching up with the man, who at the time was dubbed the “Etwatwa serial rapist”.
TimesLIVE sister publication SowetanLIVE spoke to victims of the rapist in 2019. They gave assorted programs employed by the man and stated it regarded he had stalked some victims.
In other instances it regarded he waited for an different to pounce.
A mother instructed the Sowetan that her then 14-year-light daughter was raped by the suspect in 2017 in Etwatwa. The individual gained entry to their dwelling by claiming to be a contract employee employed by the Ekurhuleni metro to ascertain on dwelling geysers because the city was attributable to roll out photo voltaic geysers in the township.
“I was no longer at dwelling at the time and my daughter was by myself. She stated he requested who was dwelling and she or he instructed him no one else was,” the mummy stated.
The daughter allowed him into the dwelling. “My daughter has no longer been the same since the ordeal. Certainly we have taken her for therapy and she or he is aloof going, but a large phase of her was forcefully taken from her.”
One other guardian of a 17-year-light girl gave a harrowing legend of the ordeal her daughter and five company persevered by the fingers of the rapist whom they met on their skill from college in Daveyton.
“She was with two of her female company and three male company. They were crossing a railway line when the fellow noticed them and instructed them he was a safety guard. He instructed them what they did was illegal and instructed them to be conscious him.”
He instructed the six to maintain a sexual intercourse with one every other and then raped them.
Police spokesperson Mavela Masondo at the time described the man as, “a sad male in his 20s, short to medium height. He is espresso coloured in complexion; muscular in obtain and has bow legs, a scar on his left cheek and mountainous brown or sad eyes.”
Following the most fresh assault, police are offering a reward to somebody who can lend a hand with the investigation.