Madumetsa Jack Mogale Found Guiltyon March 17, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Madumetsa Jack Mogale has been found guilty of sixteen murders in the Lenasia and Westonaria areas of South Africa between 2008 and 2009. In all, he was convicted of 52 of 61 charges against him, which included rape, kidnapping, theft, and escaping from lawful custody.
Just prior to his conviction, Mogale said:
I didn’t do anything. You know how life is, this is a challenge, I didn’t do any of those things. I don’t even know those women.
Throughout the investigation, Mogale gave contradictory accounts, including confessions that were later retracted. He was convicted due to DNA evidence, the statements of two women who survived his attacks, and the testimony of his former fiancee Charlotte Manaka.
Mogale would lure woman into a private area by pretending to be a minister of Zion Christian Church. He would then rape and rob the woman, and either strangle her to death or bash her skull in with a blunt object.
He often gave items he stole to Manaka.
At the hearing where Mogale was convicted, Judge Frans Kgomo said:
I can safely say that the accused was an untruthful witness whose evidence cannot be relied on. He contradicted himself and came up with new versions. I formed the impression that he was not telling the whole truth.
The state has proved beyond reasonable doubt the accused’s guilt.