Sipho Mfene had pleaded not guilty to 11 counts of rape and six of compelled rape at the start of the trial last month. Mfene’s alleged victims were all boys - two are brothers and two of the nine boys are his relatives.
On Tuesday, the defence closed its case and Mfene’s matter was adjourned for final arguments and judgment on November 1.
The first rape allegedly occurred in 2015 when the victim was seven years old.
Mfene also allegedly forced some of the boys to perform sexual acts on each other, leading to the compelled rape charges.