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'Serial rapist' used Bible to lure victims

By unknown | Jan 21, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Ntwaagae Seleka

Ntwaagae Seleka

An alleged serial rapist standing trial for five counts of rape in the Sebokeng regional court in the Vaal is also wanted for similar crimes in Soweto, Free State and other areas.

Samuel Ramafikeng Mokhemisa, 34, from the Free State, is alleged to have lured women to their fate by promising them lucrative jobs.

Mokhemisa allegedly went on a raping spree between 2005 and 2006 using Christianity to entice his victims.

Mokhemisa allegedly raped three women in July and August 2005.

On February 2006 he allegedly again raped two women.

"There were allegations of a number of unconfirmed rape cases filed against him in Cape Town," said a source.

Mokhemisa targeted desperate, job-seeking and good-looking young women between 19 and 23 years old.

The source said Mokhemisa convinced his victims that he was highly connected and would secure them jobs.

Some of the jobs he allegedly promised were at Telkom and government departments.

"Once he had built a relationship with his targets he would be patient before he struck. At some stage the victims would call him enquiring about jobs," he said.

After they had contacted him Mokhemisa would then arrange for them to meet him where he would rape them. He also robbed them of their belongings, including cellphones.

He was arrested on April 12 2006 at a Vereeniging taxi rank.

Mokhemisa is expected to be in court again on April 28.


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