There might be a serial killer on the loose who is targeting homeless people sleeping on the streets of Pretoria.
So far, four victims have been killed in the last month. Almost 6 000 people are believed to be homeless in Tshwane.
In the last few weeks, bodies of homeless men bludgeoned and stabbed repeatedly to death have been discovered around Magnolia Dell Park in Muckleneuk.
The police have since advised homeless people to start sleeping in the groups.
“While the police are working tirelessly to identify the alleged killers of middle-aged men that are believed to be homeless,”police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela said.
“They have also reiterated the plea for homeless people to remain vigilant and sleep in groups, following the discovery of the fourth dead body of a man, believed to be homeless, on a pavement on the corner of Justice Mohammed and Troye [streets] on Tuesday morning.”
“The investigation could only reveal that the deceased had suffered an injury toward the back of the head,” Mavimbela added.
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.