Atteridgeville, South Africa
|Died||14 November 1960|
|Cause of death||Hanging|
Elias Xitavhudzi was a serial killer who murdered 16 men and women in Atteridgeville, South Africa in the 1950s. Xitavhudzi was a black South African and targeted only white males and females in a strictly-segregated community, his killing spree caused a local sensation during the peak years of South Africa's apartheid regime.
Prior to his capture, he acquired the nickname "Pangaman" (panga being a local word for the machete with which he mutilated his victims). Following his conviction, he was sentenced to death and hanged on 14 November 1960.
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