Pretoria - A devil-worshipping serial killer will be sentenced on Wednesday in the High Court in Pretoria, after pleading guilty to three murder charges on Monday.
Themba Vilakazi, 33, from Soshanguve, first killed a man in Pretoria on July 23, 2005, court papers state. The victim died of multiple stab wounds to the chest.
In August of the same year, Vilakazi stabbed to death Michael Mokaba, who died of wounds to his neck and chest.
Then on November 11, Aaron Fortune Rapela Masango was stabbed in the neck by Vilakazi.
The three men’s murders went unsolved until 2012 when Vilakazi was convicted of raping an 18-year-old man. DNA obtained from that rape case linked Vilakazi to the three cold cases from 2005.