Tutume village has been left reeling in fear following the murder of a 53-year-old mother, Tshenolo Elias, recently.
Mourners this past weekend indicated that farmers in the area were now afraid to go to their fields after a gruesome murder akin to the killings that traumatised villagers in the area sometime last year has left many shocked.
Scores of mourners who talked to this publication after the old woman’s funeral noted that
whether it was by coincidence or design, the “monster” that terrorised the Sebina community last year started his reign of terror around January, just like this one but only attracted the attention of the police in March.
Tutume Central councilor, Moseki Mathodi said that scores of villagers have expressed fears that Elias’ killer could be the Sebina monster who was never arrested.
“As the leadership, we are worried about these developments. This has become the norm in our area that every rainy season, people have to die. It is high time we understand what the problem is,” said the area councilor.
He continued: “People should remain calm. The evidence being gathered by the police will establish what exactly is going on with this case.”
The deceased daughter Utlwanang Elias however expressed strong suspicions that his mum’s killer could be the Sebina monster.
Meanwhile Assistant Superintended Sesetse Ntombi Mashonja of Tutume Police Station said: “Investigations into the matter are still at their infancy stages.
At the moment, we are treating the allegations that the killer in this case is the Sebina serial killer as mere rumours.”