'I'll just have to tell the truth': Alleged Limpopo serial killer goes on trial in Limpopo

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Themba Prince William Dube will face his trial in the Limpopo High Court.
Themba Prince William Dube will face his trial in the Limpopo High Court.
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The trial of an alleged serial killer is expected to start on Monday in the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane, where several community groups are expected to hold protests.

During an appearance in the Seshego Magistrate's Court in April 2022, Themba Prince William Dube intimated that he would come clean.

He told the magistrate then: "I'll just have to tell the truth. I'm not going to deny anything."

He is facing seven charges of murder, seven of kidnapping, as well as charges of rape, defeating the ends of justice and an immigration-related charge. He is Zimbabwean.

It is alleged that Dube, between August and October 2021, lured the seven women with promise of employment before he killed them. Their bodies were found dumped in Seshego, Mankweng and Polokwane. Some body parts were missing, leading the State to believe he was involved in the trafficking of human body parts.

READ | Limpopo serial killer: 'I feel revulsion every time I see him' , says victim's aunt


After DNA tests were conducted in February last year, the women were identified as:

  • Sarah Moitswadi Mothiba, 42;
  • Moleboheng Mothibeli, 34;
  • Eva Khomotso Makhura, 41;
  • Mpho Sanah Sinyatsi, 34;
  • Andrea Cholo, 25;
  • Jane Letsoalo, 42;
  • and Chisimango Gumbo, 48.

Community organisations have indicated their intention to protest outside the court.

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