Life for serial killer Petrus Madiba

October 18 -- Karyn Maughan updates eNCA from Middelburg on the sentencing in the case of serial killer Petrus Madiba. Madiba confessed to killing eight women and a baby. Video: eNCA
October 18 - Madiba confessed that he strangled eight women and a baby to death. Madiba committed the murders while out on bail for another killing. Judge Bill Prinsloo sentenced him to life in prison. Video: eNCA
Serial killer Petrus Madiba has been sentenced to life in prison. He'd admitted to murdering eight women and a baby after having assaulted and robbed his victims. One of the women was raped. Photo: eNCA / Karyn Maughan

MIDDELBURG - Serial killer Petrus Madiba has been sentenced to life in jail.

Judge Bill Prinsloo told the Middelburg Circuit Court that Madiba will remain a threat to society for as long as he lives.

He therefore ordered that the life sentence runs subsequent to the 35 years Madiba is already serving.

Madiba began sobbing upon hearing the sentence.

He apologised to the families of victims, saying he was sorry he had taken their loved ones away.

Madiba had admitted to killing eight women and a baby.

Judge Prinsloo questioned Madiba’s motive for the confession, saying it was probably that Madiba pleaded guilty because the case against him was overwhelming.

On Thursday, Madiba told the court he was sorry for the killings, but said also that his victims provoked him to rage, causing him to kill.

* Watch eNCA reporter, Karun Maughan's video package above.





Discussion Policy would like to send you push notifications.
Notifications can be turned off any time in your browser settings.
You have been registered for browser notifications