'Serial killer' up for murder
THE Limpopo man believed to be the Groblersdal serial killer will know in two week's time if he will be granted bail.
Petrus Madiba, 29, appeared in the Groblersdal Regional Court on a murder charge yesterday.
His case was postponed to October 1 to allow him time to get Legal Aid representation.
At least five women, including a two-year-old girl, have been killed in the area. The toddler was allegedly strangled to death.
Madiba was positively linked to the death of Monica Mohlahlo, 32, of Masakaneng village, whose body was found in May.
"For now, Madiba is facing one charge of murder but more murder and robbery charges are likely to be added," Lieutenant Colonel Ronel Otto said yesterday.
"Indications are that more women may have been raped by the same man. That's why we will hold an identity parade."
Mohlahlo's elder sister, Christina Nkadimeng, said: "We just pray to God the arrested man is really the one responsible for the murder of my sister. We want to know why he did such a horrible thing."
Meanwhile, the search for Dinah Morulaneng Lekola, 28, who went missing on May 27, continues.