Sifiso Mkhwanazi Found Guilty of Rape and Murder South Africans Relieved

Sifiso Mkhwanazi Found Guilty of Rape and Murder South Africans Relieved

  • Serial killer Sifiso Mkhwanazi faced judgment in court today when he faced the music for the heinous crimes he committed
  • Mkhwanazi was found guilty of several rape counts as well as murder and defeating the ends of justice
  • This was after he was arrested in 2022 when the South African Police Service found six bodies of prostitutes in a panel-beating workshop

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered police investigations and court cases at Daily Sun for over three years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email with CA in the subject line.

Sifiso Mkhwanazi was found guilty of six counts of rape and murder and SA celebrated
South Africans were relieved that Sifiso Mkhwanazi was guilty of his heinous crimes. Images: Tetra Images and Xavier Lorenzo
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JOHANNESBURG – Sifiso Mkhwanazi, who was arrested after six bodies of prostitutes were found, was found guilty of rape and murder.

Mkhwanazi found guilty

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According to eNCA, Mkhwanazi was found guilty after he was busted in 2022. The South African Police Service found six bodies of prostitutes in a workshop in Johannesburg. The 21-year-old was found guilty of six rape charges, murder and defeating the ends of justice.

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SAPS' Vincent Saunders said that the police are happy with the verdict, but this will not bring back the lives of those lost. He also said that Mkhwanazi planned his murders. The judge ordered that he be taken to psychiatric assessment to determine if he is a hardened criminal.

South Africans shaken

Netizens on Facebook were still horrified that Mkhwanazi committed the crime of raping and killing six women.

Yoda Fan said:

"What he did raises many questions about his psyche."

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Jeremy Tizora was relieved.

"Thank God. He is a serial killer."

Mpasikiti Obakeng Oupa remarked:

"This one. 21 years, and he's already a murderer. I'm 35 years and I'm afraid of a gun."

Naledi Motshegare-Nomame said:

"He is evil, and now they sent him for psychiatric evaluation. I won't be surprised if he is not well upstairs."

Zimbabwean serial killer given 8 life sentences plus 88 years

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that a serial killer who terrorised women in Limpopo was handed down a hefty sentence.

Themba Dube was given eight life sentences and 88 years in prison for committing a list of heinous crimes, including murder and sexual assault.

South Africans commented that he should serve his time in Zimbabwe, not South Africa.

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: