Five Remaining Victims of Polokwane Serial Killer Identified Through DNA

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Limpopo police have confirmed the remaining five women who were allegedly murdered by what has become known as the Polokwane serial killer have been identified through DNA analysis.

Prince Dube was linked to theĀ  murders of seven women who were kidnapped or reported missing in since August 2021.

Their bodies were found dumped at different areas including Seshego, Polokwane, Mankweng and Westenburg policing areas.

Investigations revealed that Dube’s modus operandi was to lure women and promise them employment.

Dube was initially arrested for possession of a suspected stolen cellphone which police later established through investigations belonged to a woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Lebowakgomo last year.

He is facing charges of murder, rape, kidnapping, robbery and defeating the ends of justice.

The police’s Motlafela Mojapelo said five of the seven bodies could not be buried due to the outstanding DNA test results.

“Only two bodies could be positively identified and were consequently handed over to the families for burial.”

Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe said the positive identification of the remains of the deceased means that the affected families will not only find solace in the fact that Dube has been apprehended, but will also find a certain level of closure now that they will be able to bury their loved ones.

Dube will be back in court on 28 February.

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