Maoupa Cedric Maake

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Maoupa Cedric Maake (born 1965) (also known as the Wemmer Pan Killer) is a serial killer from South Africa. He committed at least 27 murders throughout 1996 and 1997.
Crimes
Maake is known as the "Wemmer Pan Killer" because it was in this area of Johannesburg that he targeted most of his victims, beginning in April 1996. At first the Brixton Murder and Robbery Unit of the South African Police Service (SAPS), the unit primarily responsible for investigation of serial killers in the Johannesburg Police Area, did not link his crimes together, believing that they were the work of two separate serial killers due to the difference in patterns between the murders. During the investigation of Maake's murders two separate criminal profiles were created; one for the “Wemmer Pan” murderer and one for “Hammer” murders.
The Wemmer Pan murders involved several patterns of victims. The first were men and women walking alone who Maake bludgeoned to death with rocks. The second group of Wemmer Pan victims were couples in cars around the Wemmer Pan area whom Maake would assault, shooting the men and raping the women.
The second criminal profile the police created involved murders of tailors in the inner city area, killed in their shops with hammers.[2] The South African Police Service linked the two sets of murders after Maake signed a lay-by slip at one of the shops he targeted. This signature linked Maake to both areas.
Arrest
Maake was arrested in December 1997 as a suspect of the “Wemmer Pan” murders and initially acknowledged responsibility for the crimes. He cooperated with police officers on several occasions to lead them around the vicinity and point out the locations of his crimes. The data generated by this was later used with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and crime mapping technology to provide diagrams of the geographical extent of the serial murders. The Wemmer Pan serial killer trial was one of the earliest uses of GIS to aid in court prosecution by the SAPS. Geographic profiling later revealed that the majority of Maake's murders were centered around his two residences, the place where he worked, and the residences of his brother and girlfriend.
Maake was charged with 35 counts of murder, 28 attempted murders, 15 counts of rape, 46 counts of aggravated robbery, and other offenses relating to the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. In court Maake pleaded not guilty to all charges. One month after his arrest he also confessed to the “Hammer” murders.
On September 6, 2000, he was convicted of 27 murders, 26 attempted murders, 14 rapes, 41 aggravated robberies and many more less serious offenses. He was found guilty of 114 of 134 charges in all and was sentenced to 27 life sentences (one life sentence for each murder) plus 1159 years and 3 months imprisonment.[2] In total, his sentence amounted to 1,340 years in prison.
Cedric Maake was featured in a 13-part M-Net television series called Criminal Minds hosted by Malcolm Gooding.
 

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A.K.A.: "Wemmer Pan Killer" - "Hammer Killer" - "Deranged Killer"

Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Rape - Robberies
Number of victims: 27 +
Date of murders: 1996 - 1997
Date of arrest: December 23, 1997
Date of birth: 1965
Victims profile: Men and women
Method of murder: Beating with rocks - Shooting - Hitting with a hammer
Location: Johannesburgo area, South Africa
Status: Sentenced to 27 life sentences plus 1159 years and 3 months imprisonment on September 6, 2000. In total, his sentence amounted to 1,340 years in prison

Maoupa Cedric Maake (b. 1965) (also known as the Wemmer Pan Killer) is a serial killer from South Africa. He committed at least 27 murders throughout 1996 and 1997.

Maake was arrested in December 1997. On September 6, 2000, he was convicted of 27 murders, 26 attempted murders, 14 rapes, 41 aggravated robberies and many more less serious offenses—133 charges in all. He was sentenced to 1,340 years in prison.

Maake is known as the "Wemmer Pan Killer" because it was this area of Johannesburg that he targeted most of his victims. He also targeted Indian shop owners. It was at first believed that there were two serial killers (one targeting Wemmer Pan and one targeting Indian tailors), but the South African Police Service linked the two sets of murders after Maake signed a lay-by slip at one of the shops he targeted. This signature linked Maake to both areas.

Cedric Maake was featured in a 13-part M-Net television series called Criminal Minds hosted by Malcolm Gooding.

Maoupa Cedric Maake (born 1965) (also known as the Wemmer Pan Killer) is a serial killer from South Africa. He committed at least 27 murders throughout 1996 and 1997.

Crimes

Maake is known as the "Wemmer Pan Killer" because it was in this area of Johannesburg that he targeted most of his victims, beginning in April 1996. At first the Brixton Murder and Robbery Unit of the South African Police Service (SAPS), the unit primarily responsible for investigation of serial killers in the Johannesburg Police Area, did not link his crimes together, believing that they were the work of two separate serial killers due to the difference in patterns between the murders. During the investigation of Maake's murders two separate criminal profiles were created; one for the “Wemmerpan” murderer and one for “Hammer” murders.

The Wemmer Pan murders involved several patterns of victims. The first were men and women walking alone who Maake bludgeoned to death with rocks. The second group of Wemmer Pan victims were couples in cars around the Wemmerpan area whom Maake would assault, shooting the men and raping the women.

The second criminal profile the police created involved murders of tailors in the inner city area, killed in their shops with hammers. The South African Police Service linked the two sets of murders after Maake signed a lay-by slip at one of the shops he targeted. This signature linked Maake to both areas.

Arrest

Maake was arrested in December 1997 as a suspect of the “Wemmer Pan” murders and initially acknowledged responsibility for the crimes. He cooperated with police officers on several occasions to lead them around the vicinity and point out the locations of his crimes. The data generated by this was later used with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and crime mapping technology to provide diagrams of the geographical extent of the serial murders. The Wemmer Pan serial killer trial was one of the earliest uses of GIS to aid in court prosecution by the SAPS. Geographic profiling later revealed that the majority of Maake's murders were centered around his two residences, the place where he worked, and the residences of his brother and girlfriend.

Maake was charged with 35 counts of murder, 28 attempted murders,15 counts of rape, 46 counts of aggravated robbery, and other offenses relating to the unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. In court Maake pleaded not guilty to all charges. One month after his arrest he also confessed to the “Hammer” murders.

On September 6, 2000, he was convicted of 27 murders, 26 attempted murders, 14 rapes, 41 aggravated robberies and many more less serious offenses. He was found guilty of 114 of 134 charges in all and was sentenced to 27 life sentences (one life sentence for each murder) plus 1159 years and 3 months imprisonment. In total, his sentence amounted to 1,340 years in prison.

Cedric Maake was featured in a 13-part M-Net television series called Criminal Minds hosted by Malcolm Gooding.


Maoupa Cedric Maake

Maake received 27 life sentences (1.340 years) in the high court for 27 of the 35 murders he had been charged with.

Maake also received 1159 years and three months for 26 of 28 attempted murder charges; 14 of 15 rape charges and 41 of 46 charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, one attempted robbery, possession of ammunition and the use of a stolen firearm.

He was sentenced to 20 years for each rape, 15 years for each attempted murder except two for which he received 10 years, and 12 years each for the 41 aggravated robberies.

For the crimes of attempted robbery, assault with grievous bodily harm, unlawful possession of firearms and the unlawful possession of ammunition, the sentences totalled seven years and three months.

Maoupa Cedric Maake

South Africa's Cedric Maake is a rather unique killer. Maake seemed to have almost no victim or weapon preferance.

He killed people of virtually any race and took victims of both sexes. He attacked both the young and the old, from tazi drivers to shop owners. He killed with a gun or a knife, though he seemed to prefer certain weapons in certain situations. Maake seemed to adhere to only a single rule. To hurt and to kill. Before he was finished he had murdered at least 27 poeple in about one and a half years.

Maake began his crime spree in April of 1996 as far as anybody knows, raping and killing a still unidentified woman.

By April of 1997 he had amassed nearly a dozen attacks on innocent store owners and had coldly murdered a young couple. In May and June of 1997 he accelerated his pursuit of couples while beginning to lure taxi drivers to remote areas for the purpose of gunning them down. Nobody was certainly safe from this crazed slayer who was showing as insatiable a bloodlust as any serial killer in history.

Maake's differing tools of the trade confused detectives for quite some time. In the case of the male shop owners he attacked them mostly with some sort of blunt object, usually a rock. However, when he went after taxi drivers, who were also males, he used a gun, as he did when attacking male/female couples. Lastly, he favored the use of a knife when he was isolated with a single female victim. Authorities believed they were looking for at least two different slayers, one they credited with the taxi-driver and store owner crimes, and another they felt was resonsible for the attacks and murders of the couples and women. When evidence from the two investigations began to overlap into one another, police realized the two mysterious killers were the same. Authorities eventually targeted Maake, a married father of four who earned a living as a house painter.

Arrested in December of 1997 Maake initially was helpful but he soon reversed his stance and denied all of the numerous charges against him and plead not guilty at his trial, which lasted eleven months and did not end until September of 2000.

Gruesome details emerged in court. Surviving female victims testified against him, recalling how he would kick and scream obsceneties at them while they were on the ground near death and experts offered graphic explanations of how Maake used large rocks to crush the skulls of some of the male victims. Maake's courtroom behavior was equally horrific, highlighted by his frequent verbal outbursts, his habit of weeping at the sight or mention of his mother, and frequent fits during which he at least once began slamming his head against the court dock. During a recess he even went so far as to threaten the female state prosecutor with the same treatment some of his female victims endured.

Maake was eventually convicted of mountainous amount of charges on September 6, 2000. By the time the judge was through the deranged killer had racked up convictions for 27 murders, 26 attempted murders, 14 rapes, 41 aggravated robberies, and many more minor offenses.

His prison time included life for the murders in addition to twenty years for each rape, 15 years for each attempted murder except two, for which he recieved 10 years. In total Maake was sent to prison for 1159 years and three months and convicted of more than 100 seperate crimes.

Serial killer jailed for 1,340 years

Thursday, 16 March, 2000

A man convicted of murdering 27 people has been jailed for 1,340 years by the High Court in South Africa.

Cedric Maake was found guilty earlier this month of 27 murders, 26 counts of attempted murder, 41 of armed robbery, 14 of rape and a number of lesser crimes.

Maake - known as the Wemmer Pan serial killer, after the southern Johannesburg suburb where most of the murders took place - pleaded innocent to 133 charges.

He said he would appeal and boasted he would be out of jail in two years.

Judge Geraldine Borchers said Maake was a dangerous man who would kill without compunction, and had to be permanently removed from society.

She said the 36-year-old watched couples have sex before usually killing the man and raping his female companion.

Death penalty

Families of the victims said they welcomed the sentence. However, one relative said: "If the death sentence was still in place I would be happier."

South Africa scrapped the death penalty in 1994, but there have been calls for its reintroduction. The country is one of the world's most violent places outside a war zone.

South Africa's worst serial killer is Moses Sithole, who killed 38 people, mostly young women. He was sentenced to more than 2,400 years in jail in 1997.

Wemmer Pan Serial Slayer - Hammer Killer - Deranged Killer

Name: Maupa Cedric Maake
Date of birth: 1964
Date of death: He was still alive in March 2002
Cause of death:
Nickname(s): Wemmer Pan Serial Slayer - Hammer Killer
Killings: 27+
Location: South Africa, Johannesburg
Killing spree: April 1996 - December 1997

Wemmer Pan serial killer Maupa Cedric Maake received 27 life sentences (1.340 years) in the high court for 27 of the 35 murders he had been charged with.

Maake also received 1159 years and three months for 26 of 28 attempted murder charges; 14 of 15 rape charges and 41 of 46 charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, one attempted robbery, possession of ammunition and the use of a stolen firearm.

He was sentenced to 20 years for each rape, 15 years for each attempted murder except two for which he received 10 years, and 12 years each for the 41 aggravated robberies.

For the crimes of attempted robbery, assault with grievous bodily harm, unlawful possession of firearms and the unlawful possession of ammunition, the sentences totalled seven years and three months.

Maake said he would appeal and boasted he would be out of jail in two years.

The recorded crimes started on April 1996 when he raped and murdered a woman who was never identified. He then attacked three homes in October, November and December.

From December 1996 to April 1997, Maake attacked 11 shop owners, and murdered and robbed a couple.

In May and June he attacked two taxi drivers, and between June and July nine couples and a woman were attacked. Another 13 shop owners were attacked between August and November, a man murdered and robbed in November, and in December three homes were attacked.

Maake is a rather unique killer. Maake seemed to have almost no victim or weapon preferance. He killed people of virtually any race and took victims of both sexes. He attacked both the young and the old, from taxi drivers to shop owners. He killed with a gun or a knife, though he seemed to prefer certain weapons in certain situations. Maake seemed to adhere to only a single rule. To hurt and to kill.

Maake's differing tools of the trade confused detectives for quite some time. Captain Piet Byleveld, Brixton Murder and Robbery Squad's serial-killer specialist, thought he was investigating at least two different serial killers - the "hammer" murderer and the "Wemmer Pan" murderer. In the case of the male shop owners he attacked them mostly with some sort of blunt object, usually a rock. However, when he went after taxi drivers, who were also males, he used a gun, as he did when attacking male/female couples. Lastly, he favored the use of a knife when he was isolated with a single female victim. When evidence from the two investigations began to overlap into one another, police realized the two mysterious killers were the same.

Arrested in December of 1997 Maake initially was helpful but he soon reversed his stance and denied all of the numerous charges against him and plead not guilty to 133 charges at his trial, which lasted eleven months and did not end until September of 2000. Gruesome details emerged in court. Surviving female victims testified against him, recalling how he would kick and scream obsceneties at them while they were on the ground near death and experts offered graphic explanations of how Maake used large rocks to crush the skulls of some of the male victims.

Relatives and victims were beginning to show the strain of hearing the unremitting, horrific evidence - one mother whose son was murdered ran from the courtroom sobbing. And yet, although all those who were present now know almost more than they can bear about what Maake did.

Maake's courtroom behavior was equally horrific, on several occasions when he lost control in court, it was a frightening sight - enough to make observers believe him capable of anything. Almost each time his mother was mentioned, he wept. He once became so furious, banging his head on the dock and screaming, that six police officers had to carry him out. Sometimes he would refuse to enter the courtroom from the holding cells below. Once, during a recess, he sneered at state advocate Yolinda du Plessis and threatened her with the same violence he used on his victims.

Maake slept as Judge Geraldine Borchers pronounced him guilty of murdering Jose de Caires by hitting him over the head with his own hammer and stabbing him. While he dozed, De Caires's widow, Mariette, sobbed.

At one point in the trial, Judge Borchers ordered Maake be removed from the court. On another occasion, she recommended that he be examined by a doctor, and he was prescribed tranquillisers - which he apparently refused to take.

"The accused has caused pain and suffering on a very large scale," Judge Geraldine Borchers told the court.

"The offences are extremely serious which indicate the accused is a very dangerous man who will kill his fellow man without compunction."

She said Maake had showed no remorse for his actions and her greatest aim in sentencing the killer was to protect society.

"It cannot be permitted that society has to run the risk of having such a man in its midst."

Maake's flimsy selfcontrol and unpredictable behaviour in court have coloured much of the trial. Similarly elusive is his criminal "profile". While he has been described as a "unique" serial killer - unlike most multiple murderers, he did not fixate on one type of victim or method.

Now he will undergo a further psychological evaluation. It may shed some light on the mind of Cedric Maake when the court is considering mitigating factors. Perhaps it will answer questions such as why he often stole his victims' shoes, or even why he always referred to his male victims as "dog".

But we may never really know who he is; more pertinently, the dozens of people whose lives he destroyed may never know why he did what he did.

Equally little is known about Maake's childhood. He completed Std 7, and that he is married and has four children. He had a girlfriend, whom he was with on the day of his arrest. One of his brothers is a police sergeant in Soweto.
 
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