Minor recalls 'Sunday Rapist' attack

Johannes Steyn, dubbed the Sunday Rapist, in court. Picture: Andrea van Wyk/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - A 13-year old girl on Friday recalled how she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by ‘Sunday rapist’ Johannes Steyn.

He faces 37 charges, including two of murder and 11 of rape.

Emotions ran high in Palm Ridge Magistrate’s Court as the minor took the stand.

The alleged victim, who was 11 at the time, cried numerous times as she struggled to get through her graphic testimony.

She told the court how she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a man disguised with a wig, sunglasses and a cap, back in 2010.

Earlier, prosecutors wrapped up part of the trial relating to 16-year-old murder victim Louise De Waal.

The Roodepoort teenager was strangled, but still alive, when Steyn allegedly burnt her alive on farm in Muldersdrift last October.

Police officers testified how Steyn told them where to find hidden firearms and petrol cans at his house.

Steyn is also accused of murdering 14-year-old Lazanne Farmer.

On Thursday, Judge Sita Kolbe ruled that a confession given by Steyn can be used as evidence in the trial.

(Edited by Zethu Zulu)