Mkhwanazi found guilty of 6 counts of murder and 6 counts of rape


ƧEX worker killer Sifiso Mkhwanazi will appear in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Friday, 17 May.

Judge Cassim Moosa will make the order for his risk assessment to be conducted from Monday, 20 May.

Mkhwanazi will be sent for a 30-day risk assessment at Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital.

Judge Moosa said pre-sentencing proceedings wouldn’t continue until all outstanding matters are finalised.

The ruling was made after state prosecutor Advocate Leswikane Mashabela said the court probation officer and the victim impact reports are outstanding.

Mkhwanazi (21) has been found guilty of six counts of murder, six counts of rape, six counts of defeating ends of justice, possession of ammunition, illegal possession of a firearm and theft.

He was acquitted on a charge of robbery with aggravating circumstances but convicted of the alternative charge of theft.

The charges stem from the discovery of six female bodies at the site of a panel beating workshop in October 2022.

Mkhwanazi used an empty room as a “slaughter room”.

This was revealed by Detective Sergeant Bongani Mbonambi when he testified in February during the trial.

Mbonambi said they found used cond0ms, underwear, garden spades, blood stains and human fluids.

These form part of evidence found in the room.

“DNA samples obtained from the ‘slaughter room’ were positively linked to the three ƨǝx workers who were allegedly killed by Mkhwanazi,” said Mbonambi during his testimony.

Mbonambi said the accused might have used the three dustbins missing from his father Mark Khumalo’s workshop.

“Some of the bodies were found in the dustbins on 9 October 2022 after the first body of Joyce Moyo was found in the slaughter room,” he said.

Mbonambi stated that if it had been a single murder, he might have given him the benefit of the doubt.

However, photos taken by forensic officers indicated that the dead were killed in the workshop.

“The victims’ hands were tied. They were strangled, and no money was found in their handbags,” said Mbonambi.

He accused Sifiso of killing the ƨǝx workers and wanting to hide the bodies. Daily Sun.

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