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Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

The trial date of the Modimolle alleged serial killer will be set in December.

On Friday it was ruled in the Modimolle magistrate's court that the director for public prosecutions will only make a decision on the trial date on December 11.

David Rannditsheni, 45, faces various counts of rape and murder, which he allegedly committed in the Modimolle area in Limpopo between 2004 and this year.

He was arrested on May 19 after intensive police investigations. Rannditsheni was charged on eight counts of rape, seven of murder and two of indecent assault. Three of the bodies have still not been found.

According to the police Rannditsheni allegedly confessed to the crimes. Rannditsheni allegedly raped children, strangled them and then buried their bodies in shallow graves in the mountains.

The modus operandi for the murders was found to be the same.

According to the police one of the rape victims, an elderly woman, pointed him out him in an identity parade.

The woman was allegedly raped and then let go. Apart from the woman, all of the other victims, dead and alive, were aged between four and 18.

When the accused appeared in court on July 11 Rannditsheni's appearance time was changed and those who came to witness it went home disappointed.

On Friday, Sowetan was not able to witness his appearance as he was in the dock at 7.30am despite the fact that appearances are scheduled to begin at


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