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By unknown | Dec 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Frank Maponya

Frank Maponya

David Rannditsheni, the man accused of multiple child murders in the Modimolle area in Limpopo, yesterday became aggressive and swore at people shortly after his case was postponed for trial.

He was appearing in the Modimolle magistrate's court in connection with the murders and rapes that took place in the area between 2004 and earlier this year.

Rannditsheni, 45, was arrested in May in Phahameng after an intensive investigation.

The Pretoria high court has set aside August 17 to 28 next year as dates that will determine Rannditsheni's fate when the trial resumes.

He became angry and aggressive yesterday when court attendants called his name while he was in the dock.

The people in court were baying for his blood. In return, he swore at them, making rude gestures.

He did not show any remorse but seemed ready to pick a fight with people in the gallery.

Initially he had had 18 cases hanging over his head but after intensive police investigations Rannditsheni now faces 46 charges, including several of murder, kidnapping, rape and indecent assault.

He had allegedly confessed to having committed some of the crimes.

This is after he allegedly led police to some of the shallow graves in the nearby mountains in which he had buried some of his victims.

Most of the victims had been raped and strangled before they were buried in shallow graves.


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