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‘When he spoke in court, I knew his voice. It’s the voice of a psycho’

Court hears how serial rapist Sello Mapunya destroyed ‘lives and souls’ during a reign of terror in Tshwane

Senior reporter

Patience Maseko was a lonely figure on a cold, wooden bench in the hallway of the Pretoria high court on Wednesday, where a serial rapist, who terrorised women and teenage girls for five years, was finally convicted.

Struggling to breathe, with tears streaming down her face, she asked with a sob: “Why could I not save my family? Why could I not do anything to stop this man from raping my mother?”

Just moments before, and for the first time, she came face to face with 33-year-old Sello Abram Mapunya, whose reign of terror swept through the capital between 2014 and 2019...

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