Ekurhuleni serial rapist, Nkosinathi Emmanuel Phakathi, pleads guilty to 148 charges, including 93 rape charges KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

Ekurhuleni serial rapist, Nkosinathi Emmanuel Phakathi, pleads guilty to 148 charges, including 93 rape charges

Ekurhuleni serial rapist' pleads guilty to 148 charges, including 93 rape charges..

After preying on females – some as young as 12 – in Ekurhuleni for almost a decade, a serial rapist pleaded guilty to 148 charges in the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Nkosinathi Emmanuel Phakathi, 32, initially faced 203 charges, but 55 of them were withdrawn.

He pleaded guilty to the remaining 148 charges, which include 93 of rape, as well as counts of sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery with aggravating circumstances, theft and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

Phakathi, who preyed on females aged 12 to 20 in Crystal Park, Putfontein, Benoni, and Daveyton has been in prison since his arrest in March 2021. He was shot in the leg while allegedly trying to flee and his leg had to be amputated. 

The indictment spelt out Phakathi's reign of terror in Ekurhuleni.

Phakathi is expected to be sentenced on 8 November.

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