The 32-year-old Zimbabwean was arrested on February 9 in Swellendam following an investigation by detectives after a string of unsolved murders in Mossel Bay, Worcester, Wolseley and Swellendam.
One of the alleged killer’s victims is 47-year-old teacher Lungelwa Dangatye, who was found murdered in her house in JCC Camp informal settlement in Da Gamaskop in Kwa-Nonqaba in Mossel Bay in December 2017.
The accused is believed to have been moving around various townships of the southern Cape, evading police for the past two years. Dangatye, whose body was found with her hands tied behind her back, lifted the lid to five other unsolved murders in the Boland and coastal towns.
On Monday, Da Gamaskop community policing forum chairperson Linden Daker said: “This person has been moving around killing innocent women. He entered the house of a teacher and brutally murdered her.