List Of South African Serial Killers

By | January 13, 2023

List Of South African Serial Killers

Serial Killer is a person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behaviour pattern.

n this articles tries to answer the question by publishing the full list of South African Serial Killers

Below are the Full List Of South African Serial Killers

Asande Baninzi: killed 18 people in the span of three months in 2001 with accomplice Mthutuzeli Nombewu; was given 19 life sentences and 189 years imprisonment.

Pierre Basson: first documented South African serial killer; killed nine people in Claremont between 1903 and 1906 and buried them in his backyard; committed suicide to avoid arrest.

Sibusiso Duma: murdered seven people in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu Natal in 2007.

Gamal Lineveldt: responsible for “The Cape Flats Murders”; murdered four European women from October to November 1940; executed in 1942.

Cedric Maake: known as “The Wemmer Pan Killer”; serial rapist; murdered at least 27 people from 1996 to 1997.

Bulelani Mabhayi: known as “The Monster of Tholeni”; killed 20 women and children from 2007 to 2012 in the village of Tholeni in the Eastern Cape.[556]

Simon Majola: together with accomplice Themba Nkosi, known as “The Bruma Lake Killers”; robbed and drowned at least eight men in Bruma Lake from 2000 to 2001; both sentenced to life imprisonment.

Fanuel Makamu: known as “The Mpumalanga Serial Rapist”; along with accomplice Henry Maile, robbed, raped, and murdered six women from February to September 2000; Maile was shot by police on 14 September, while Makamu was captured and sentenced to 165 years imprisonment.

Jimmy Maketta: known as “The Jesus Killer”; convicted on 16 counts of murder, 19 counts of rape from 1996 to 1999.

Andries Makgae: raped and murdered at least three women in Onderstepoort between 2012 and 2013; suspected of other murders, including his best friend; sentenced to life imprisonment.

Johannes Mashiane: known as “The Beast of Atteridgeville” 13 counts of murder, twelve counts of sodomy from 1982 to 1989.

Daisy de Melker: poisoner; killed two husbands and one son between 1923 and 1932; executed in 1932.

Samuel Bongani Mfeka: strangled six women from 1993 to 1996 in KwaZulu-Natal.

Jack Mogale: known as “The West-End serial killer”; convicted of raping and murdering 16 women in Johannesburg in 2008 and 2009.[565]

Elifasi Msomi: known as “The Axe Killer”; murdered 15 people from 1953 to 1955, claiming that he was under the influence of the Tokoloshe.[566] Executed in 1956.

Mukosi Freddy Mulaudzi: known as “The Limpopo Serial Killer”; escaped convict, originally responsible for two murders in 1990, who murdered 11 more people between 2005 and 2006; given 11 life sentences.

Nicholas Lungisa Ncama: murdered six people in the Eastern Cape in 1997; sentenced to life in prison.[568]

Velaphi Ndlangamandla: known as “The Saloon Killer”; robber who murdered 19 people around Mpumalanga from April to September 1998; sentenced to 137 years imprisonment.

Rosemary Ndlovu: a former policewoman who was convicted in the deaths of six people – her live-in partner and five of her relatives – and attempted murder of her own mother between 2012 and 2018 to collect their life and funeral insurance pays.

David Randitsheni: known as “The Modimolle Serial Killer”; raped and murdered ten children (kidnapped and raped more) from 2004 to 2008.

Gert van Rooyen: allegedly abducted and murdered at least six girls across South Africa from 1988 to 1989; committed suicide to avoid apprehension.

Louis van Schoor: former security guard who confessed to murdering 100 people; released on parole.[572]

Khangayi Sedumedi: known as “The Century City Killer”; raped, robbed, and murdered between four and six women in Century City from 2011 to 2015; sentenced to life imprisonment.

Samuel Sidyno: known as “The Capital Hill Serial Killer”; murdered seven people in Pretoria from 1998 to 1999.[574]

Norman Afzal Simons: known as “The Station Strangler”; raped, sodomised and murdered 22 children on the Cape Flats from 1986 to 1994.

Moses Sithole: known as “The ABC Killer”; raped and killed at least 38 young women in Atteridgeville, Boksburg and Cleveland from 1994 to 1995.

Thozamile Taki: known as “The Sugarcane Serial Killer”; robbed and killed ten women in KwaZulu Natal and three in Eastern Cape, dumping their bodies in sugarcane and tea plantations.

Sipho Thwala: known as “The Phoenix Strangler”; raped and murdered 19 women in the sugarcane fields of KwaZulu Natal from 1996 to 1997.

Stewart Wilken: known as “The Boetie Boer”; raped, sodomized, and murdered at least seven victims in and around Port Elizabeth from 1990 to 1997

Tommy Williams: known as “The City Serial Killer”; strangled to death three acquaintances from 1987 to 2008; deemed the country’s longest-active serial offender; sentenced to life imprisonment.

Elias Xitavhudzi: known as “The Pangaman”; murdered 16 people in Atteridgeville in the 1950s; executed in 1960.

Christopher Mhlengwa Zikode: known as “The Donnybrook Serial Killer”; murdered 18 people in Donnybrook, KwaZulu-Natal from 1994 to 1995.[584]

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