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Serial killer fears in KZN town

2011-03-08 08:03

Pietermaritzburg - Women in Vryheid, northern KwaZulu-Natal, fear there are serial killers on the loose after the mutilated bodies of two women were discovered two weeks ago.

The bodies had been ripped open and were found dumped in open spaces.

The body of Buyisile Xaba, 35, who had been cut from the neck down to her private parts, was found in Mooiplaas on the evening of February 26.

She was last seen alive on the previous day.

The body of Bonisile Mabaso was found in Bhekuzulu Township on the same day.

Heart, lungs missing

Buyisile’s younger sister, Buhle, 25, said Xaba’s “heart and lungs were missing while her intestines and private parts were found next to her body.”

She said her sister returned home at about 19:00 the previous evening after visiting a neighbour and went to bed before people entered her room.

“They took her away and left her son sleeping alone.

“She was heard screaming for help at about 20:00, but people did not think it was her because they know that she had gone to sleep,” said Xaba.

She said there are signs that the attackers gained entry into her sister’s bedroom after forcing the window open.

She suspects they undressed her before they killed her.

“Her trousers were found in her bedroom while her nightdress and a jersey were found near the body.”

Three attackers


Zanele Ndlela, chairperson of the community policing forum in Bhekuzulu township, said Mabaso, who was in her early 20s, was walking with her husband, Bigboy Nkosi, from church when they were attacked.

Her husband managed to escape after the three attackers, who were armed with knives and sticks, beat him up.

“The husband alerted police, who went to the crime scene and found the men busy assaulting the woman, but they ran away. They had already removed her intestines and she had 10 stab wounds,” Ndlela said.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker confirmed both murders had been reported.

Local farmer Dr Willem Labuschagne, who is Nkosi’s employer, said he is organising a protest march in response to the murders.

The ANC Women’s League in Abaqulusi Region has called for investigation. It called on Women, Children and the Disabled Minister Lulu Xingwana and KZN MEC for Transport, Community Safety Liaison Willies Mchunu to protect rural women from such attacks.
 

Comments
  • Felix - 2011-03-08 08:31

    What the fuck? Find these sickos quickly and remove them from the gene pool!

  • BRONZE - 2011-03-08 08:34

    Serial killers working in a group of 3? I don't think that's typical "serial killer" style. It may be more of a muthi killing for organs.......or are those netcare doctors at it again using different tactics this time? :) On a serious note I hope they find these people soon before they murder more people.

      iain.douglas.smith - 2011-03-08 10:52

      I think serial killer is anyone or who has killed at least 2 people though the media has used it mainly for the deranged fellas.

  • BRONZE - 2011-03-08 08:37

    Serial killers working in a group of 3? I don't think that's typical "serial killer" style. It may be more of a muthi killing for organs.......or are those netcare doctors at it again using different tactics this time? :) On a serious note I hope they find these people soon before they murder more people.

  • Zamaswazi - 2011-03-08 09:10

    The neighbours heard her screams but ignored them because they assumed it was somebody else. How sick is that? I hope they live with this for the rest of their lives. This is just so sick. May her soul rest in peace.

      pointblankza - 2011-03-08 10:26

      This is a HUGE problem in this god-forsaken country. Everyone bitches about crime and the horror we live in but very, very few people actually do ANYTHING about it, they will rather hide behind closed doors and try ignore what is happening outside. It amazes me how a whole community can be terrorized by two or three thugs.. FFS! people, report crime!!!

      oh.wow - 2011-03-08 11:39

      I have heard from other people in townships that they are actually too scared to help their pwn people as these dangerous people come after their own daughers, mothers, fathers and sons... so if they do anything they lose their own family in return. They should have police paroling there 24/7 - they should have police actually doing their job!

  • Jullusmalema - 2011-03-08 09:19

    Its not serriel killers,Its motuary workers who are used to kill people and remove theire parts for muti.investigate the govmogues and the private mogues.you will be surprised.

      Felix - 2011-03-08 09:24

      And you know this how???

      pointblankza - 2011-03-08 10:22

      @Felix, it is already part of an investigation into mortuary practises... Jullusmalema is quite right to make mention of them..

  • DownTheDrain - 2011-03-08 09:32

    How can you hear someone scream and just ignore it. They would have been able to tell it was a woman and a scream for help. People really need to start looking out for there fellow human beings, then situations like this might have a better ending. These bastards need to be caught soon because they obviously have a few screws loose.

  • Collen - 2011-03-08 10:18

    The fact that there are animal people that kill and skin people out there just assures me that the devil has animal people that serve it best and are loyal to it. How on earth do your kill another human being and remove body parts from their bodies? I'm lost for words.

  • Bradford - 2011-03-08 10:38

    Definitely muthi killings and the fact that people heard screams and never went to help is barbaric in its own , what are we lower than animals now , even herds of animals go and help if one of there own is in trouble .

  • wbcbaker1983 - 2011-03-08 11:19

    Shoot the bastards and donate their bodies to science.

  • mikelmal - 2011-03-08 11:38

    “The husband alerted police, who went to the crime scene and found the men busy assaulting the woman, but they ran away" How was that possible????????????

      Zamaswazi - 2011-03-08 12:59

      ....and they were assaulting her AFTER they had already removed her intestines & stabbed her 10 times. (the reporting here is just atrocious)

  • daniellebeder - 2011-03-08 11:49

    I thought a serial killer is someone who has killed more than three people. Seems likes muthi killings, only going for organs and what not. Women living alone are easy targets, esp in rural areas. Nice theory on the morgue workers, they would know what to go for. Very very sad.

  • diode - 2011-03-08 12:27

    obviously devil whorsipping muti murders, how can they think it's a serial killer? part of the problem is our investigating "sherlock holmes" investigators .. the reason why they think its a serial killer is because they found a weedpix next to the body.

  • TSaR - 2011-03-08 15:25

    Anyone read Val Mc Dermid?

  • Beatie - 2011-03-08 15:33

    They are not human, they are ANIMALS!

  • shaun_25 - 2011-10-13 16:08

    Ja well the liberals wanted to unlock the cages at the zoo

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