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Famous South African Serial Killers

This South African serial killers list provides a comprehensive rundown 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 poisoned their loved ones, this list of serial killers from South Africa will show you that the dark side of humanity exists around the world.

Who are the most famous South African serial killers? Read on to learn more about famous serial killers from South Africa.

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    Daisy de Melker killed one son and two husbands by poisoning; she was executed in 1932.

    Daisy Louisa C. De Melker (née Hancorn-Smith; 1 June 1886 – 30 December 1932) simply known as Daisy de Melker, was a trained nurse who poisoned two husbands with strychnine for their life insurance while living in Turffontein, Johannesburg, and then poisoned her only son with arsenic for reasons which are still unclear. She is the second woman to have been hanged in South Africa.Daisy de Melker was accused of three murders but was only convicted of one, that of killing her son. The charges of poisoning her husbands were never proved in a court of law. It was William Sproat, the younger brother of her second husband, who accused her because he wanted Robert Sproat's will in favour of Daisy  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 46 (1886-1932)
    • Birthplace: Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Cedric Maake, AKA the Wemmer Pan Killer, murdered at least 27 people; he was also a serial rapist.

    Maoupa Cedric Maake (born 1965) (also known as the Wemmer Pan Killer) is a South African serial killer. He committed at least 27 murders throughout 1996 and 1997.  ...more
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: South Africa
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    A serial rapist and murderer, Jimmy Maketta, AKA the Jesus Killer, was convicted of 16 counts of murder and 19 counts of rape in 2007.

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      A serial rapist and killer, Randitsheni was convicted of 10 counts of murder and 17 counts of rape, mostly in cases involving children.