Judge throws out police coercion claim in Uber rapist gang case

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Judge throws out police coercion claim in Uber rapist gang case

One of them argued the cops squeezed a confession out of him, then said he was forced by his co-accused

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The presiding officer in the case against the so-called Uber rape gang says a claim that one of the accused was coerced into confessing is incredible – and not in a good way.

Elias Mankgane, Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga Skosana and Themba Mkuwanazi have been charged in connection with four 2016 kidnapping incidents in which Mankgane would allegedly use his Uber driver status to pick up women, and in one incident a couple.

His accomplices would usually hide in the back seat or boot of the car, where they would rob, rape and sometimes try to kill their targets...

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