Tebogo Msimanga |
A 34-year-old alleged serial killer is expected to appear in Seshego magistrate’s court on Monday 15 November 2021, facing charges of kidnapping, murder, rape, defeating the ends of justice and robbery.
The suspect was initially arrested for possession of a suspected stolen cellphone which police later established through investigations that it belonged to a woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Lebowakgomo last month.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said when the initial investigations pointed to the possible involvement of a serial killer, whose modus operandi was to lure women and promise them employment, the Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe ordered that a team investigate the disappearance of women in the Capricorn District.
“The investigations soon led to the discoveries of seven bodies of women dumped at different locations in Seshego, Polokwane, Mankweng and Westenburg policing areas.”
Mojapelo added that the victims have been positively identified by their next of kin, but forensic investigations are already underway to conclusively determine if the bodies positively match those of the deceased.