Alleged UCT rapist now faces up to 28 charges

Patrick Hlomane's pre-trial hearing in the Western Cape High Court was postponed on Friday.

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CAPE TOWN - The alleged University of Cape Town (UCT) serial rapist now faces 28 charges, including rape and aggravated assault.

Patrick Hlomane's pre-trial hearing in the Western Cape High Court was postponed on Friday because his lawyer was not available.

He's been charged in connection with attacks on five women near Rhodes Memorial between November and January.

Hlomane will have to answer to 28 charges, including rape, sexual assault, kidnapping and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The state has a list of 44 witnesses.

The indictment details how Hlomane allegedly accosted the five women at knife point near Rhodes Memorial.

It claims he would then rape or sexually assault them before taking their valuables.

The charges carry a minimum sentence of 20 years for a repeat offender.