BONUS – RUSTENBURG – An alleged serial rapist reported to have been operating in the Rustenburg area, promising jobs to unemployed females at Rustenburg mines and then allegedly raping them, appeared in the Brits Magistrate’s Court facing 12 counts of rape and robberies on Monday, 30 October 2017.
The suspect’s appearance in court stems from his arrest on Friday, 18 August 2017 by the police in Bethanie.
According to North West Police spokesman, Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, the suspect would target unemployed females and promise them work at one of the mines in Rustenburg. “In the process and after convincing unsuspecting women and befriending them in some instances, he would betray and lure them to various places and rape them. Some of the victims were raped at their places. He would also rob them of their belongings such as money, clothes and cell phones.”
The accused is said to have attracted his victims using the name Lethlogonolo Maebaka and claimed to be a Senior Human Resource Manager in Kroondal, Rustenburg.
The North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane commended Brits Family Violence, Sexual Offences and Child Protection Unit for working hard and using available resources including investigative aids to link the accused with the cases. She said further that the police will leave no stone unturned in investigating these cases.