Killing spree began in 2008

2015-11-04 12:38
MORENA MOTLOUNG, a Phuthaditjhaba detective shows Maggie Sotyu, the deputy Police minister, and other members of the police where the bodies of the two women were exhumed at the Geduld farm. Photo: Tladi Moloi

MORENA MOTLOUNG, a Phuthaditjhaba detective shows Maggie Sotyu, the deputy Police minister, and other members of the police where the bodies of the two women were exhumed at the Geduld farm. Photo: Tladi Moloi

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FOUR more bodies were discovered on a farm in Kestell. This comes after two bodies had been discovered on 21 October, bringing the total number to six.

Lt.Col Thandi Mbambo, Free State provincial spokesperson, said the suspected serial killer, Lentsha Molefe, allegedly began his killing spree in 2008 when he allegedly raped and strangled the 17-year-old daughter of his girlfriend.

“He allegedly burnt her body to hide the evidence. In 2010 he allegedly strangled and murdered the girlfriend, the mother of his first victim, after accusing her of cheating. Her body was exhumed on.

“In June 2014 he allegedly beat up his second girlfriend’s boyfriend and was arrested and given a suspended two year sentence. Thereafter, he allegedly strangled this girlfriend and then buried her,” Mbambo said. She said in November 2014 he had strangled his third girlfriend, the fourth victim, after accusing her of failing to pay a loan shark money as he had asked her to. She added that a third and the fourth victim were buried adjacent to one another and their bodies had been exhumed.

“One of the women is the mother to his four-year-old daughter. Later in November 2014 he strangled a three year-old-boy, the son of one of his victims, when the boy started asking questions about the whereabouts of his mother. In August 2015 he strangled Nomvula Mkhoanazi from Reitz whom he met in 2010 during seasonal jobs at farms. He allegedly became jealous after they had met again in 2015 and she told him that she had a child with another man.”

Mbambo said in September he allegedly asked his relative Dieketso Lefatsa to come stay with him to look after his daughter. “Two weeks after her arrival he accused her of gossiping about his home affairs. He then strangled and buried her next to Nomvula.”

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