evil unmasked: when darkness falls

Meet Sipho Dube one of South Africa’s worst serial killer and who some say was born evil!

programme information


1 x 30'

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Factuals: Crime and Investigating Unit





Episode Information

In the rural village of Umhluwayo in Kwazulu-Natal, one of South Africa’s worst serial killers was born. Sipho Dube came from a religious family but from a young terrorised the community. By 2006, 30 year old Dube was found guilty of murdering six children, one woman, raping three girls and indecently assaulting two boys. He was also convicted of ten kidnappings, one theft, one robbery, one common assault and one assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Throughout his trial he remained unrepentant, rude and aggressive. He displayed nothing but contempt for the court. He was sentenced to ten life sentences and an additional 114 years. Some will say Sipho Dube was born to do evil.

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