Rape victim testifies in camera
A 13-year-old alleged victim of Johannes Jacobus Steyn, dubbed the "Sunday rapist", testified n the High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court in Alberton.
"A man came from behind and grabbed me around my body and pushed a gun against my head," the girl said.
The girl, who was 11 at the time, was testifying in camera.
She explained how she was walking home from a shop to her house on October 31, 2010 when she was kidnapped.
"I started screaming. He pushed me into the car... He pushed me under the dashboard," the girl said.
She described how she tried to get out of the car, but it was locked.
He told her: "As jy so aanhou gaan jy kak suster (if you keep behaving like this you will suffer sister)."
Steyn is accused of murdering school girls Louise de Waal and Lazanne Farmer.
He is also charged on 11 counts of rape, 10 of sexual assault, 10 of kidnapping, one of attempted sexual assault, one of attempted kidnapping, and two of assault.
He pleaded not guilty to all 37 charges against him. The 11 girls Steyn allegedly attacked between 2008 and 2011 were aged between 11 and 18.
The teenager told the court: "I asked him why he was doing this, what did I ever do to him?"
Her disguised kidnapper drove her to the veld and removed her shirt with a pocket knife before taking off her pants and underwear.
"He tried to kiss me, but I kept my mouth closed."
The girl testified in detail how she was sexually assaulted.
"I told him, 'mister, you are hurting me'. He told me, 'no, it is fun'."
After the assault he wiped her breast and his hands with wet wipes.
He dressed the girl and blindfolded her.
He drove around and took her to what he said was an airfield.
"He carried me to the top of a hill and said to wait there, he will be back now."
She said she could see the roof of a house from there.
"When I heard the door close I ran through the bush towards the house."
At the gate of the house she found a woman sitting in a car. The woman helped her inside and then attempted to phone her mother.
She gave the wrong number by accident, at first. When they got hold of her mother she was taken home.
During the girl's testimony the light in the room she was in went off twice, making it possible for her to see into the courtroom, and to see Steyn.
She burst into tears.
Eventually, the girl sat on the floor with her mother to complete her testimony.
The trial continues on Monday.