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Cape Town - The man dubbed the “Century City Killer” has received seven life sentences and an additional 40 years in the Western Cape High Court for the murder of several women in the Kensington area.

He was found guilty of 23 charges against him, including the rape and murder of four women who were found buried face down with their hands bound.

Kahangayi Sedumedi, a 35-year-old security guard, had been charged with six counts of attempted robbery with aggravating circumstances, three counts of kidnapping, nine counts of rape, one count of assault, one count of attempted rape and four counts of murder.

He was arrested in January 2015 after the naked bodies of several women were discovered face down with their hands bound behind their backs.

The victims bodies were all found in a field along Acre Road near the Century City train station in Cape Town.

The State said Sedumedi had been forensically linked to the crimes through DNA and cellphone evidence.

He committed the crimes from November 2011 until his arrest in January 2015.

“This is the longest sentence I have ever had to impose in 22 years. I am glad it’s by agreement.” Western Cape High Court Judge President Judge John Hlophe said.

Cape Argus and ANA