Linos Suluman Chinbetu, 32, a Zimbabwean appeared briefly in court for a second time.
One of the murders was that of 47-year-old teacher Lungelwa Dangatye, who was found murdered inside her home in JCC Camp informal dwelling in Da Gamaskop, near Mossel Bay, in 2017.
A community leader in Da Gamaskop, David Ruiters, said the gruesome murder scenes that had been uncovered by police had caused panic in the coastal towns and the Boland.
“We still don’t believe that the killer has been arrested. But we are relieved that finally police have arrested someone. We just hope they get the DNA test result soon so that the case doesn’t drag on for too long,” said Ruiters.