Police: Serial killer linked to gay murders

Police Ministry admits to parliament that a serial killer targeting gay men does exist.

The eight gay men who were allegedly murdered by a serial killer in Gauteng. Picture: The Star

JOHANNESBURG - Eyewitness News can reveal that police have finally admitted that a serial killer is responsible for the deaths of at least four gay men.

Over the past two years, eight gay men appeared to have had numerous similarities in the way they were killed.

In a statement from the Ministry of Police received by the National Assembly this week, police admitted that four of the cases appear to have been committed by the same perpetrator.

Last year Gauteng police were adamant there were no connections between any of the eight murders.

But pressure from family and friends prompted the Democratic Alliance to issue a series of questions to the Minister of Police.

The written response, which Eyewitness News has seen, confirms one man known only as 'Tony Boy', appears to be a suspect in four of the cases.

But the man is still on the loose with a trail running cold since the middle of 2011.

Earlier this year police claimed that top detectives would form a provincial task team and investigate at least four of the murders.

But, the statement to parliament confirmed that there is no task team, but just one captain has been investigating the murders.

Investigations have appeared to have come to a complete halt.