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    Polokwane serial killer BACK in court: Five things you need to know

    36-year-old Themba Dube will be back in the Seshego Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 24 May. Dube is accused of killing seven women in Polokwane. The court is expected to transfer Dube’s case to the High Court in Polokwane.

    Who is Themba Dube?

    Dube is a Zimbabwean national who is in the country illegally. He was arrested after being found in possession of a cellphone belonging to one of the victims.

    What charges is the accused facing?

    Dube is not only facing seven counts of murder but also seven counts of kidnapping as well as a count of illegal immigration.

    How was it discovered that the accused is a serial killer?

    While Dube was in custody, the bodies of seven women were discovered at different locations. Seshego, Polokwane, Mankweng and Westenburg were teh areas in question.

    How did the accused go about attacking the victims?

    It is alleged that Dube lured some of the women he allegedly killed by promising them jobs.  He allegedly brutally killed the women before dumping their bodies in the aforementioned locations between August and October 2021.

    The State believes that Dube dealt in human body parts as some of the victims he allegedly killed had body parts missing.

    Who were the women allegedly killed by Dube?

    According to IOL, these are the names of the women who allegedly lost their lives at the hands of Dube:

    1. 42-year-old Sarah Moitswadi Mathiba.
    2. 34-year-old Moleboheng Mothibeli.
    3. 41-year-old Eva Khomotso Makhura.
    4. 34-year-old Mpho Sanah Sinyatsi.
    5. 25-year-old Andrea Cholo.
    6. 48-year-old Chisimango Gumbo.
    7. 42-year-old Jane Letswalo.
    It was established that Dube is not in South Africa legally. Photo:  @CetshwayoG / Twitter

    SERIAL KILLER jailed for four life terms for murder, 80 years for robbery

    A man who robbed and killed elderly women around Mpumalanga and Gauteng was sentenced to a fourth direct life term and 80 years imprisonment.

    On Monday, the Pretoria Regional Court added another life sentence for murder to Shaun Oosthuizen’s sentence, plus 80 years imprisonment for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

    In July 2018, Oosthuizen travelled from Gauteng to Nelspruit where he went to Macadamia Old Age Home to rob and kill Henrietta Catharina Potgieter (85). Oosthuizen was then arrested and later released on bail after his persistent applications. Read the full story here.

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