Themba William Dube, the Zimbabwean man who killed 7 women in Polokwane, used the same method to lure his victims to their deaths.
According to relatives and friends , Dube would approach an area and claim to be looking for someone in need of a job whom he could employ.
He came to our house on October 13 and told us that a woman in our area had informed him that my sister had experience in catering and cooking.
He told my sister that they should leave immediately or else her spot for the new job would be taken by someone else.
Later that day, my sister called and said she had arrived safely at her new job and had received her new uniform and would be back in the evening.
That was the last time that Tshegofatso Manaka (25), saw her sister Mpho Sinyatsi (35).
Betty Masenga, of Luthuli Park, described how her tenant, Khomotso Makhura, was lured.
She was doing her laundry at a communal tap which is about 100 meters from the house. Dube approached her and offered her a job that would pay R350 a day. She left with him.
After a few hours, she called to say a man called David will come by and pick up a TV and blanket from her room.
Betty said the man later came and picked up the items and she recognized him as Dube from pictures that circulated after his arrest. Khomotso was never seen again until her body was found dumped.
The seven Polokwane women were killed between August and October 2021 and their bodies were found dumped at various places around Polokwane, Limpopo.
Their names are Sarah Mothiba, Moleboheng Mothibeli, Khomotso Makhura, Sanah Sinyatsi, Andrea Cholo, Chisimango Gumbo and Jane Letswalo.