Police detective Ernest Villet leads the alleged serial rapist to the holding cells. Picture: Piet Smit
Cape Town – A serial rapist has pleaded guilty to 30 counts of rape and 27 of kidnapping, and admitted to stabbing his victims when they fought back or screamed.

Sikhangele Mki entered into a plea agreement with the State at the Cape High Court this week.

Mki, who faces a total of 84 charges, is expected to be sentenced on 7 August.

In addition, he also pleaded guilty to 13 counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, six of attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances, four of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, three of attempted robbery and two of robbery.

A charge for the possession or pointing of a firearm was withdrawn after Mki denied using a gun on his victims.

The convicted serial rapist carried out a reign of terror in Delft and Khayelitsha.

He was arrested in Epping Industria last year after a five-year investigation.

In his plea explanation, Mki admits he raped his victims more than once and that they were under the age of 16.

He accepts that DNA evidence links him to the rapes and that he did not have permission from his victims to have sex with them.

He says his modus operandi would be to follow his victims and grab them and threaten them at knife point.

He would hold the knives against their necks and demand money and their cellphones.

He says he would take his victims to an isolated place and then rape them.

Mki further claims he is not HIV-positive and would often return his victims' cellphones but remove the sim cards which he would keep.

In detail, he describes how he would stab his victims in the leg or arm when they struggled with him or cried for help.