Serial killer on the loose?
Fears that a Limpopo serial killer who rapes, strangles and sets his victims alight might strike again have forced the police to establish a specialised team of detectives.
The police have been frantically searching the files of missing women from Limpopo and Mpumalanga for the possibility of more victims.
The team was established after a fourth body was found in the small Limpopo farming town of Groblersdal on Monday last week.
The discovery of the body of the woman, who is believed to be in her mid-30s, was made as detectives, along with dozens of local police officers, searched for Dinah Morulaneng Lekola.
It is feared Lekola, 28, who went missing in May, might also be a victim. The suspect, of whom the police are developing a profile, is thought to lure his victims with the promise of a job.
The killings are believed to have begun in April, when the body of an unidentified woman was found hidden in dense vegetation outside the town. Limpopo police spokesman, Colonel Ronel Otto said the woman was wearing a brown T-shirt and a blue top.
"In June the body of Monicah Mohlahlo was found on a farm outside Groblersdal. She was discovered as the owner patrolled her farm.
"In July the body of another woman was found hidden in bushes, burned beyond recognition. On Monday last week a woman was found by two women collecting firewood on a farm outside the town."
Otto urged people with information on the victims or the killer to call the police.