Kestell murder suspect points out four more graves

2015-10-30 11:07
Th site of one of the shallow graves. (Photo supplied)

Th site of one of the shallow graves. (Photo supplied)

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Bloemfontein – A Free State man accused of murdering his two of his girlfriends, has pointed out four more shallow graves where he said he buried women and children, police said on Friday.  

Lentsha Molefe told the police he burnt one of these bodies.

Free State police spokesperson Colonel Thandi Mbambo said they were investigating the possibility of him being a serial killer.

"It is possible but still to be confirmed," she told News24.

Two more bodies have been exhumed, which includes that of a 3-year-old boy and a woman.

“The search will end today as they look for the remaining bodies,” she said.   

He could end up facing six charges of murder.

Molefe was arrested earlier this week after two women's bodies were exhumed from shallow graves in Geduld farm in the Kestell district.

The gruesome discovery was made by one of the community members at the farm while searching for scrap metals in the bushes. They came across two shallow graves opposite each other last week Wednesday.

“There was a foul smell coming from the graves. He went to call other community members and they opened one grave, where they saw what looked like a human body wrapped in a blanket,” Mbambo said.

The police opened the graves and exhumed two female bodies which were later identified as that of Nomvula Mkhwanazi, 26, from Reitz and Dieketso Lefatsa, 17, from Butha-Buthe in Lesotho, she said.  

Police said their investigation revealed that Mkhwanazi was strangled in August and Lefatsa strangled in September.  

Molefe has already appeared in court on connection with those two murders.

He remains in custody and will appear in the Kestell Magistrate's Court in Free State again on November 4.   

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