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Johannes Mahsiane

A.K.A.: "The Beast of Atteridgeville"

Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape - Pedophile
Number of victims: 13
Date of murders: 1982 / 1988 - 1989
Date of birth: ???
Victims profile: His girlfriend / 12 young boys
Method of murder: Strangulation / Stoning
Location: Atteridgeville, South Africa
Status: Died when he jumped under a bus in Marabastad while being chased by police in October 1989

Known as "The Beast of Atteridgeville", this South African, slayer sodomised and killed 12 boys by either strangling or stoning them. In October 1989 the lethal sodomite died when he jumped under a bus in Marabastad while being chased by police.

An intended 13th victim, who Mashiane had left for dead, survived to tell the tale. Mashiane committed this spate of serial slaughter after serving a five-year sentence for killing his girlfriend.

Johannes Mashiane AKA The Beast of Atteridgeville is a South African sodomist and serial killer who accounted for 13 victims before committing suicide in 1989. Mashiane was being chased by police in the Pretoria suburb of Marabastad when he jumped underneath a bus.

Mashiane started his murderous activity circa 1977 by murdering his girlfriend. Released in 1982, he immediately started his spate of murder and sodomy accounting for the deaths of at least 12 young boys by strangulation or stoning. One victim is known to have survived Mashiane's attention.


MO: Killed girlfriend (1982); sodomized and stoned/strangled young boys.

DISPOSITION: Five years for first murder; killed by bus fleeing scene of attack on 13th child (possible suicide).

Michael Newton - An Encyclopedia of Modern Serial Killers - Hunting Humans

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