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State confident it has strong case against alleged UCT serial rapist

Prosecutors say they have been examining substantial evidence, including video footage and cellphone records.

FILE: Patrick Hlomane, also known as Mthunzi Makhamba, who has been identified by police as a suspect in connection with a rapes at Rhodes Memorial. Picture: SAPS.

CAPE TOWN - The State is confident it has a strong case against a suspected Cape Town serial rapist.

Patrick Hlomane has been charged with raping at least three women in the vicinity of Rhodes Memorial between last November and March.

Prosecutors say they have been examining substantial evidence, including video footage and cellphone records.

Eyewitness News also understands that DNA evidence from at least five rape cases is being analysed.

The State says key evidence may link Hlomane to other crimes and they have not ruled out the possibility of adding charges.

Police, assisted by SANParks, arrested the 35-year-old in a derelict building near Rhodes Memorial in March.