Serial rapist taxi driver asks court for mercy

“I then returned to the taxi and raped the first complainant several times while the taxi was in motion. The second complainant‚ who was also in the taxi‚ was assaulted by one of my friends as she was attempting to fight while the rape was taking place.”

Mokoena detailed seven other incidents in which he and his accomplices picked up female commuters‚ raped and robbed them.

He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of rape‚ nine of kidnapping‚ nine of robbery with aggravating circumstances‚ one of sexual assault and nine of pointing an object that resembled a firearm.

He said the incidents occurred in Soweto‚ Booysens‚ Vosloorus and Orange Farm.

Mokoena explained how he forced his victims to perform oral sex on him while threatening them with a cigarette lighter that resembled a firearm‚ before raping them without using a condom.

He asked the court for leniency during sentencing proceedings.

“I decided to plead guilty and take the court into my confidence and not waste its time. I am aware that my actions caused trauma to the victims‚ which they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. I am pleading with the court to show leniency in handing down a sentence.” 

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