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Zimbabwean 'Serial Killer' Says He Killed His Victims After Ransom Was Paid

Zimbabwean 'Serial Killer' Says He Killed His Victims After Ransom Was Paid

A Zimbabwean national, Wellington Kachidza, who pleaded guilty to multiple murders in South Africa, revealed that after a ransom was paid for his victims, he killed them by crushing their heads with rocks.

Kachidza (27), appeared in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.

Last week, Kachidza pleaded guilty to multiple crimes including at least six murder charges, eight kidnappings, three rapes, robbery with aggravating circumstances and theft.

The court accepted his plea and convicted him on 34 counts in total.

The case was postponed to Wednesday for evidence in mitigation before sentencing.

Kachidza revealed in his guilty plea how he lied to his victims to lure and murder them.

He claimed to need help fetching a car in Eesterust because he did not have a driver’s licence.

On arrival at Eesterust, he would tell his would-be victim that the vehicle was on a plot in the distance and convinced them to accompany him.

In one such incident, on 8 October 2019, Kachidza approached Rendani Maphiri at a garage where he worked and duped him into fetching the car. He said:

After the deceased had knocked off from work, we took a taxi to Eesterust and when we reached there, I convinced the deceased that the motor vehicle was on the other side of the mountain and we had to take a shortcut over the mountain.

When we reached the top of the mountain near a reservoir I attacked the deceased and hit him with a rock on the head. The deceased fell to the ground and became dizzy.

I instructed him to take out his cellphone and to call his sister to tell her he was kidnapped and I demanded an R5 000 ransom.

About R2 000 was sent to the deceased’s cellphone and I later withdrew the money at an ATM.

Kachidza then took his victim’s cellphone by force and after the money was transferred, he killed him by bashing his head with a rock and left his body on the mountain.

Kachidza also lured Tebatso Mogoathlo using the same method and immediately attacked him on the mountain, striking him with a stone on the head. He said:

I then removed his shoelaces and tied his hands. I took his cellphone and told him to call his mother and inform her that he has been kidnapped.

I demanded R3 000 to be paid in the deceased’s bank account.

He said after R2 000 was deposited, he crushed the deceased’s head with a rock and left his body on the mountain.

On the charges of rape, Kachidza lured victims by making them believe he found them a job but would later instruct them to undress and then rape them.

Kachidza also pleaded guilty to contravening South Africa’s Immigration Act.

More: TimesLive


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24 Comments

Never 2 months ago

Zimbas relocating to South Africa for the purpose of killing. The killings are getting too much.


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J 2 months ago

Honestly this shona and ndebele thing should stop. One doesn't have to come from a particular tribe to be evil. These are personal choices made by personal individuals for stupid reasons only known to them


Mboko 2 months ago

Ah Gudo majafoira history imi...murikudi chii,zvarikutaura hazvina musoro..use facts kana wakutaura history,unotinyadzisa isu rudzi rwaDAVIDA...

Sekuru Gudo 2 months ago

NDEBELES ARE CURSED BECAUSE OF THEIR ACTIONS. BULAWAYO NAME COMES FROM THAT IN THE PAST WHEN THEY SETTLED THEY KILLED CHIEFS WHO WERE SPIRIT MEDIUMS. THEY ARE CURSED FOR ETERNITY. BLOOD AND DEATH FLOWS THEIR LINEAGE. I AM STATING FACTS I AM NOT TRIBALIST

Barman 2 months ago

@Mboko it's all cause u 4ever on ndebele pple so anytime we feel like being on top of ur heads we will as much as u do...

@J thanks truth spoken

Chief 2 months ago

#truth. Thank you @j

Ginious 2 months ago

That guy needs to be burnt alive,or kukandirwa makarwe


🙄 2 months ago

Another Ndebele guy. His father is Ndebele but mother is Shona. He uses his mother's surname because his father denied the pregnancy...kunzima😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😎


Nxumalo MRP 2 months ago

Lokhu akubulazwa...Bhalagwe iyatsho.. demons lawa

🙄 2 months ago

I am sorry guys.

Chief 2 months ago

This guy is a fullshona,a cold-hearted shona as$hole with nothing to do other than to destroy.the only thing Shonas know to do is destroy they have ruined this country. stupid ****s with small ****s.

Barman 2 months ago

Ukuthathaphi wena

ngudu 2 months ago

kunzima batayi.


Khumalo 2 months ago

Yini esiyizwayo? ngumuntu lona kumbe ngoweEast..litshiye ukusdelela bo Mboko n other Shona supremacism....ur brother is an embarrassment to the manhood.


Tafman 2 months ago

Iii this one is a different character, the motive behind the killings are not clear other than sheer pasion& stupidity, a habitual killer who need to be left to rot in jail without any remorse


Executioner 2 months ago

Kkkkkkk bvunzawo hako kkkkk pakutoda maoko apA

Tafman 2 months ago

ko kuba zita rangu ndokudiiii iwe garo iwe

ECONOMIST 2 months ago

Tarnishing our good image may that thug rot in jail


. 2 months ago

Apa mari dzacho dzaizobiwa. Unotopera hako strong. Ungaurayira munhu R2000


Barman 2 months ago

Mamepo kkkkkkk

. 2 months ago

Mari yedoro yacho better kutobvuta zvikwama. Am not saying its good zvese svakashatisisa. But imagine striking sm1's head with a stone kusvika afa just for R2k or 3k. And his age very young. Haibooo. Kutonga hako ndekwaMwari asi izvi zvanyanya

Barman 2 months ago

Mari yedoro he knew it would be deposited easily b4 he was caught do4 remunhu

cute 2 months ago

vanhu vakadai ngavauraiwe mujail


Barman 2 months ago

MaNdebele dis MaNdebele dat hezvooo Umwe wenyu uyuuu....

Wonder who ever told some of you Ndebeles know the route to S.A and crime..

Viva CCC
#ngapinde hake mkomana



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