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Johannesburg - A man arrested for possible involvement in a series of gay murders is already serving a seven-year prison sentence for hijacking.
Nhlanhla Msimango was arrested and sentenced last month for a hijacking in Dobsonville, Soweto.
Two weeks later, Msimango was charged with the murder of Siphiwe Selby Nhlapo, one of several gay men killed across Gauteng.
Nhlapo was found strangled in his Kliptown home in Soweto in September 2011, with acid poured over his face.
Investigators revealed in November last year that they suspected a gang was moving between Gauteng and the Western Cape and killing homosexual men, after media reports linked the deaths of eight Gauteng victims.
Msimango is being profiled to determine if he is connected to the gang and any of the other murders.
At the Protea Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Msimango’s case was postponed to October 2.
The only other arrests linked to the serial murders came in the case of Norwood resident Barney van Heerden, 39.
Three men were arrested, and their trial is due to begin next month.
The series of eight murders in Gauteng began with the killing of Manolis Veloudos in April 2010, followed in 2011 by the deaths of Jim Cathels, Oscar O’Hara, 33, Nhlapo, 36, a 47-year-old unnamed landlord and Van Heerden.
HIV activist Jason Wessenaar was killed in his home in December 2011 and theatre manager Rulov Senekal was found dead on February 25, 2012.
Police have confirmed there are other cases in Cape Town they believe are linked to the group.