Jack Mogale was found guilty on Wednesday in the Johannesburg High Court of 52 of the 61 charges against him, including rape, kidnapping and murder.
Judge Frans Kgomo found Mogale guilty of nine kidnappings, 19 rapes, 16 murders, an attempted murder, three robberies with aggravating circumstances, a fraud or theft, an assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, a sexual assault and an escape from lawful custody.
Forty-two-year-old Mogale had pleaded not guilty to all the charges throughout his trial.
Dubbed the ”West-End serial killer” by police before his identity was discovered, Mogale lured adult females to open areas where he raped and murdered them.
This was often at the West-End brick and clay factory near his home in Waterworks, Westonaria, and at various locations in Lenasia.
His trial was postponed to March 17 for pre-sentencing. — Sapa