Student ‘rapist’ is in court

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June 22, 2016
Student ‘rapist’ is in court

Women were target in Rhodes Memorial and surrounding areas.

More counts - which is how many times a single victim was raped - are expected to be added.

The man accused of raping at least three University of Cape Town (UCT) students is expected to face additional counts of rape.

The alleged serial rapist appeared in the Wynberg Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The 35-year-old suspect – whose multiple identities reportedly delayed his March 2016 arrest – appeared in court in his regular white tracksuit top and faded blue jeans.

His legal counsel requested a decision be made by the State on what additional charges will be brought against his client.

Currently, the suspect has been positively linked to five charges of rape. More counts – which is how many times a single victim was raped – are expected to be added.

He also faces charges of kidnapping and robbery.

The suspect, who cannot be named until he has pleaded, was arrested in the vicinity of UCT and Rhodes Memorial.

The suspect was remanded into custody and will appear again on July 21 following further investigations.

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