Since the beginning of June, five homeless people have been killed in Pretoria and the homeless people say they are still afraid that they may still be targeted by the so-called ‘serial killer’.
One homeless man who did not want his identity revealed said he believes that he may have been attacked by the killer and was living in fear that the killer might return to finish him off.
He said he used to live in Magnolia Park in Muckleneuk where the bodies of two homeless men believed to have been murdered by the killer were found and he was once violently stabbed in the early hours of the morning whilst asleep in May.
“I don’t know when this person is coming to finish me. I am scared.”
The man who works as a recycler said since the attack he moved out of Magnolia and was staying in different suburbs around Tshwane.
Gauteng police spokesperson Brigadier Mathapelo Peters said last month they were approached by two homeless men after they were attacked.
“The men reported that their attacker wore a balaclava, attacked them during the evening while they were sleeping and acted alone.”
Although the police have not specified whether the murders were the work of a serial killer or not, investigations were still underway.