Durban - A serial rapist who preyed on women in Intsikeni, Chatsworth, Inanda, and KwaDukuza in Durban has been sentenced in the Durban High Court to seven life imprisonment terms on seven counts of rape, the South African Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday.
Mlungisi Mjoli, 32, was also sentenced to an additional 61 years imprisonment on Friday, Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said.
During 2010, he was sentenced to nine years in prison for a rape that he committed in Umzimkhulu. He was released on parole in 2014. His "reign of terror" began in 2014 after he was released on parole.
"His modus operandi was to break into homes during the night, while he also targeted women walking alone at night. He would threaten his victims with a knife and rape them. The offences were committed between 2014 until 2016 in multiple locations. After committing his crimes he would move from one area to another while continuing to terrorise women. In March 2017, he was arrested in Tongaat for dealing and possession of drugs. The matter is still at court."
In some of the cases, he was arrested and released by the court. "After his release he continued with his evil deeds."