A 29-year-old man has been remanded in custody after he used social media to lure two women to his home, where he allegedly raped them.
The victims - aged 15 and 22 - were allegedly raped by the same man on separate occasions at Vezubuhle near Kwamhlanga, Mpumalanga, on 21 and 26 June 2020 respectively.
"The investigation has revealed that the suspect would lure his victims on social media platforms by sending friend requests and once they befriend him, he would then constantly chat with them for a few days before inviting them to his place," spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi said in a statement on Tuesday.
Police concluded that they were dealing with an alleged serial rapist, who was using allegedly social media to prey on his victims.
However, the investigation has now uncovered that the suspect on the murder of Maseko is the same [suspect] who allegedly raped the two victims," Hlathi explained.