A Zimbabwean man who kidnapped a series of women in Pretoria’s streets and kept them captive at gunpoint while repeatedly raping them has been sentenced to four life terms and over 115 years imprisonment.
Morris Shungu, 31, who pleaded guilty to 16 charges ranging from rape and kidnapping to robbery with aggravating circumstances and being an illegal immigrant stood with a bowed head as Judge David Makhoba sentenced him in the High Court in Pretoria today.
Shungu admitted that he had between September 2015 and February 2016 kidnapped and raped five women after accusing them on Pretoria’s streets early in the morning and forcing them to accompany him to deserted places.
All of his victims were on their way to work or school when they were kidnapped.
He held all of his victims captive for hours, assaulted them and raped four of them repeatedly while holding them captive for hours during the course of