Cape Town – Alleged serial killer, Themba Prince Willards Dube, who is accused of kidnapping and murdering seven women in and around Polokwane reportedly abandoned bail application for the second time when he appeared in Seshego Magistrates Court on Thursday.
According to IOL, Dube first appeared in court on a robbery and kidnapping charge after being arrested last November for possession of a suspected stolen cellphone belonging to a woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Lebowakgomo in October.
He was discovered to be a Zimbabwean national living in the country illegally, and therefore, an additional count of being an illegal immigrant was added.
During his first court appearance, he refused bail application. No reason was provided.
News24 reported that police discovered seven bodies of women dumped at various locations in Seshego, Polokwane, Mankweng, and Westenburg after conducting extensive investigations.
These assassinations were linked to Dube.
It was believed that Dube enticed his victims with the promise of employment.
Following the discovery of the seven bodies, Dube was charged with seven counts of kidnapping and seven counts of murder.
The 36-year-old’s representative told the Magistrates Court on Thursday that there were no applications the defence would make, including for bail.
The matter was remanded to February 28 at Seshego Magistrate’s Court for further investigations.
Compiled by Sinothando Siyolo