Johannesburg - The man accused of using his Uber account to rape and rob women in 2016, Elias Mankgane, asked to exchange T-shirts with his co-accused before an identification parade was conducted, warrant officer Elliot Msibi said during cross-examination at court on Thursday.
Mankgane, Daniel Maswikaneng, Treasure Bonga and Themba Mkuwanazi have been accused of embarking on a crime orgy in the north of Johannesburg, targeting Uber clients, with Mankgane being the alleged driver.
Msibi said: “There was a request from Mankgane before the identity parade took place, he asked to exchange T-shirts with his co-accused and I agreed to his request; then they exchanged the T-shirts”.
A victim had positively identified Mankgane and Maswikaneng in an identity parade at Johannesburg Central Police Station.
Msibi said that before the identity parade was conducted, he called legal representative advocate Kingdom Onah, who was then representing Mankgane, and told him to be present. He arrived, said Msibi, but declined to be involved in the parade.