Serial killer, Themba Prince Willards Dube (36) appeared today at Seshego Magistrates’ Court for bail hearing for allegedly killing seven women in and around Polokwane. Dube faces charges of seven counts of kidnapping, seven counts of murder and a count of being an illegal immigrant.

He was arrested on 03 November 2021 for possession of a suspected stolen cellphone that belonged to a woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Lebowakgomo in October 2021.

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Dube appeared at Seshego Court on 05 November 2021 on a charge of robbery and kidnapping. The accused was in custody when the investigations led to the discovery of seven bodies of women dumped at different locations in the Seshego, Polokwane, Mankweng and Westenburg areas.

In 2021, it is alleged that Dube would lure women and promise them employment, and the following victims have been positively identified by their next of kin.


(1) Sarah Moitswadi Mathiba (42) was reportedly kidnapped at Lebowakgomo 

(2) Moleboheng Mothibeli (34) a Lesotho national,  was reported missing in Polokwane during October 2021

(3) Eva Khomotso Makhura (41), was reported missing at Seshego

(4) Mpho Sanah Sinyatsi (34), was reported missing from Luthuli Park Extension 9L in  Seshego

(5) Andrea Cholo (25), reported being kidnapped at Seshego in September 2021

(6) Chisimango Gumbo (48), is a Zimbabwean national, who was reported missing at Seshego in August 2021 and

(7) Jane Letswalo (42) whose body was found next to Peter Mokaba stadium.

The Director of Public Prosecutions(DPP) Adv Ivy Thenga has also decided that Dube be tried at Polokwane High Court. The matter is remanded to 28 February 2022 at Seshego Magistrates’ Court for further investigations and to get DNA results.

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