PODCAST | The ABC Killer: Moses Sithole

This week, True Crime SA discusses Moses Sithole

Moses Sithole was a man of many names — The ABC Killer, the Gauteng Strangler and the South African Strangler — not to mention at least a dozen aliases he used to trick and deceive his victims. For two years in the 1990s, Sithole terrorised the areas of Atteridgeville, Boksburg and Cleveland, earning him his most famous moniker.

In 1997 South African serial killer Moses Sithole was found guilty of 38 murders and 40 rapes.
Crime scene In 1997 South African serial killer Moses Sithole was found guilty of 38 murders and 40 rapes.
Image: David von Diemar/Unsplash

He would play on the desperation of job seekers, promising them excellent employment opportunities and then, when he had earned their trust, the real Moses would make an appearance. When he was sentenced to 2410 years imprisonment in 1997, he had the highest body count of any convicted serial killer.

True Crime SA explores the roots of this serial killer’s deep hatred towards his victims, the disturbing acts he committed and a mystery which still surrounds this case decades later — did Moses Sithole have a partner-in-crime?

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