Century City serial killer enters plea bargain receives 7 life sentences

So what could have shaped up to be one of the most sensational trials of the year, is not going to happen at all.

The alleged Century City serial killer is alleged no more – he has entered into a plea bargain with the state, confessing to his crimes and accepting a lengthy jail term.

Shamiela Fischer was at the Western Cape High Court this morning.

Fischer says the decision came as a surprise, because initially he pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

When he was still appearing in the Goodwood Magistrate's Court, he was maintaining his innocence. He never once said I committed this offence, even though there was mounting evidence against him, like the NPA has said.

Shamiela Fischer, EWN

Khangayi Sedumedi, a former security guard from Gugulethu, was sentenced to seven life sentences that will run concurrently, and an additional 40 years direct imprisonment.

He has pleaded guilty to 8 charges of rape, 4 counts of murder, 3 of kidnapping, 5 of robbery with aggravated circumstances.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority, there were 7 women who were accosted, kidnapped and raped by the man. Four of his victims were killed because he believed they would reveal his identity.

He knew these women were desperate to find work, reports Fischer. He would promise them he could help them find employment.

According to the documents he claims he would then ask these ladies to meet him in an isolated area. Once they would get there, he would accost them, drag them to a bushy area, where he would rape them.

Shamiela Fischer, EWN

According to the plea agreement he stole various items from his victims.

Sedumedi said the reason he did these things, is because he was abandoned by his mother at the age of 13 and it left a void in his life.

He said that by doing this to other women, he felt better about his past situation. He said by luring these women under false pretenses to these areas, he knew that he was going to rape them. And by killing the four, he said he was just afraid they would reveal his identity.

Shamiela Fischer, EWN

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