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South African serial killers list - a comprehensive list of known serial killers from South Africa. All convicted South African serial killers are listed here. From men who brutally murdered dozens of people to women who razed their families, this list of serial killers from S Africa will show you that the dark side of humanity exists around the world.

Who are the most famous South African serial killers? These statistics list famous serial killers from South Africa and are alphabetical by first name; you can sort by any column.

Daisy de Melker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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Killed one son and two husbands by poisoning; executed in 1932

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Age: Died at 46 (1886-1932)

Birthplace: Eastern Cape, South Africa

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Cedric Maake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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Killed at least 27 people; also a serial rapist; AKA the "Wemmer Pan Killer"

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Age: 52

Birthplace: South Africa

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Jimmy Maketta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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A serial rapist and murderer, Maketta was in 2007 convicted of 16 counts of murder and 19 counts of rape. AKA "Jesus Killer" see more on Jimmy Maketta

David Randitsheni is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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A serial rapist and killer, Randitsheni was in 2009 convicted of 10 counts of murder and 17 counts of rape, mostly in cases involving children. see more on David Randitsheni

Moses Sithole is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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Believed to have murdered at least 38 young women

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Vosloorus, South Africa

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Sipho Thwala is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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His serial killings were prevalent from 1996 to 1997; raped and killed 19 women in sugarcane fields; AKA the "Phoenix Strangler"

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Age: 47

Birthplace: KwaMashu, South Africa

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Gert van Rooyen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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Abducted at least six girls from 1988 to 1989; no trace evidence of the crimes was discovered and  the children were never found see more on Gert van Rooyen

Elias Xitavhudzi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous South African Serial Killers
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In the 1960s, he slaughtered 16 people in Atteridgeville see more on Elias Xitavhudzi