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Serial rapist who lured women with ‘job offers’ jailed for life

Sibusiso Khoza, a serial rapist who raped seven women, will rot in prison after being found guilty and sentenced to four life sentences by the High Court in Pretoria.

Sentencing Khoza on Friday, the high court ruled that he seduced women by promising them jobs. The women, aged 21 to 37, were targeted and assaulted between January and March 2021.

Lumka Mananyana, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority, said Khoza would post job offers on social media or approach victims in person.

“After his victims showed interest in the work, he would ask to meet them on a date and at a place he had identified,” Mahanjana said.

“At the meeting he would ask them to walk with him to the potential employer, but instead he would take them to a cornfield in Putfontein. [outside Benoni in Ekurhuleni]where he raped them and threatened them with a gun and a knife.

“After raping them, he deprived them of their possessions such as money and mobile phones.”

Khoza pleaded not guilty to the charges, but the court said it was satisfied that he committed the crimes characterized by violence. He also said he showed no remorse.

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Coceka Magubeni