I was forced into giving confession, claims Uber gang suspect
Treasure Bonga's attorney gets into a to-and-fro with the judge after she questions the admissibility of his confession
One of the men believed to be part of the so-called Uber rape gang has claimed a confession he gave the police about his role in the gang’s activities was coerced, solicited under the promise he would not be prosecuted.
Elias Mankgane, Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkuwanazi have all been charged for a series of four kidnapping incidents in 2016 where Mankgane allegedly used his Uber driver status to pick up women and, in one incident, a couple. His accomplices were usually hiding in the back seat or boot of the car, and then allegedly robbed, raped and sometimes tried to kill their targets.
Towards the start of this year the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge heard in-depth testimony from the various complainants, including Susan Dey, the mother of singer Tamara Dey, about the harrowing crimes they allegedly faced at the hands of the gang...