A Cape Town serial killer and former security guard who was on trial for being behind the series of murders committed in and around the Century City area was on Thursday sentenced to 7 life sentences and an additional 40 years behind bars.
The judgement was decided by the Western Cape High Court after the accused entered into a plea agreement with the state.
32-year-old Khangayi Sedumedi, of Gugulethu, was arrested as a suspect after an outbreak of kidnapping, robberies, rapes and murders which were committed between 2011 and 2015 in and around Century City, Kensington and Acacia Park.
During his exploit, four victims were murdered, one of whom still remains unidentified. According to the State, seven women (a fifteen year old girl included) fell victim to the Cape Town serial killer.
The teenager who fell victim was dragged into the bushes near Acre Road, Kensington, in January 2013, where she was raped, and assaulted beyond imagination.
One of his mode of operation was to contact his victims via phone call, promising to give them jobs.
His arrest was made on January 7 last year, a day after the murder of a woman named Sinazo Ntlaka, who was robbed and killed in the same bushes as the teenage victim. The circumstances that led to her death was never determined.
Sedumedi was caught in possession of some of his victims’ belongings when he was arrested.
Through DNA and cellphone records, he was linked to the 23 charges which he pleaded guilty to 21, and two were withdrawn.
Judge John Hlophe declared Sedumedi unfit to possess a firearm and will be entered into the sexual offenders registry.
The sentence left Sedumedi’s family visibly shattered.