The man who lured job-seeking women to isolated areas in Vosloorus on the East Rand, where he raped them, will soon know his fate after 13 of his victims positively identified him at a parade last week.
The 26-year-old alleged serial rapist's luck ran out when one of his victims spotted him with another woman at a filling station last month.
The victim alerted a group of men who followed and "arrested" him before he could rape the unsuspecting woman.
Investigating officer DetectiveInspector Mokopu Maedi yesterday said the man was facing 16 charges of rape and six of kidnapping. He confirmed that the suspect was positively identified at a parade in Vosloorus last week.
Maedi said the man lured his victims by promising them jobs at a retail store. He then took them to a vandalised house or into the veld and raped them.
"The suspect told the women he knew the store manager and could get them permanent or part-time employment," Maedi said.
"When women did not fall for his tricks, he threatened them with a firearm and abducted them."
Maedi said they were now waiting for a decision from the director of public prosecution on whether he would appear in a magistrate's court or high court. The suspect was arrested after a reign of terror lasting a year.
The police appeal to the woman who was with the man when he was captured to come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Maedi on 011-724-1034 or the Vosloorus police station.