Elias Xitavhudzi

Pangaman, Panga man

  Active for 10 years
(1950-1959) in South Africa




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Elias Xitavhudzi a African serial killer nicknamed Pangaman, Panga man for his use of a machete (locally known as a "panga"). He stabbed and robbed his victims between 1953 and 1959; arrested, he was hanged on 14 November 1960. Atteridgeville is also where Moses Sithole started the ABC murders.

Elias Xitavhudzi Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Elias Xitavhudzi (aka) Pangaman, Panga man, was active for 10 years between 1950-1959, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 16 possible ) victims. This serial killer was active in the following countries: South Africa

Elias Xitavhudzi a male citizen of Union of South Africa.

In 1950 Elias Xitavhudzi started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rape, mutilate, and murder his victims.

Elias Xitavhudzi died on November 14th 1960, cause of death: capital punishment, executed by hanging at a prison in Atteridgeville, South Africa.

Profile Completeness: 46%
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Elias Xitavhudzi has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 5 years ago.

Elias Xitavhudzi a known:

Elias Xitavhudzi
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Updated: 2018-10-17 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Elias Xitavhudzi
Nickname: Pangaman, Panga man
Victims: 16 - 16
Years Active: 1950 - 1959
Active Countries: South Africa
Convicted Of: murder, rape
Life Span:      - 1960
Gender: Male
Citizenship: Union of South Africa
Sexual Preference: N/A
Marital Status: N/A
Children: N/A
Living With: N/A
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Birth Name: Elias Xitavhudzi
Given Name: Elias
Birth Location: Atteridgeville, South Africa
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: death by hanging
Prison Location: a prison in Atteridgeville, South Africa
Executed: Nov 14, 1960
Previous Crimes: N/A
Previous Jail: N/A
Previous Prison: N/A

Death Information
Death Date: Nov 14, 1960
Manner of Death: capital punishment
Cause of Death: executed by hanging
Death Location: a prison in Atteridgeville, South Africa
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Elias Xitavhudzi

The 3 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Elias Xitavhudzi started his serial killing spree. #1950
Elias Xitavhudzi ended his serial killing spree. #1959
Nov 14 1960
Elias Xitavhudziwas executed.cause of death:capital punishment,executed by hangingat a prison in Atteridgeville, South Africa. #19601114
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The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Elias Xitavhudzi (1950-1959).

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Boolean Questions:
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
mutilated TRUE 447
suicide FALSE 225
killed in prison FALSE 218
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
strangle FALSE 443
sex with body FALSE 430
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442

Books that Mention Elias Xitavhudzi

Book: The Serial Killer Files (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Paul Simpson
The Serial Killer Files
Book: The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
Book: The Godlike (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Calvin Thomas
The Godlike
Book: Catch me a Killer (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Micki Pistorius
Catch me a Killer
Book: The Glencaple Murder's (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Paul Weightman
The Glencaple Murder's
Book: Serial Murderers and Their Victims (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Eric W. Hickey
Serial Murderers and Their Victims
Book: African Serial Killers - tra magia,... (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Sabrina Avakian
African Serial Killers - tra magia, superstiz...
Book: Serial Murderers and their Victims (mentions serial killer Elias Xitavhudzi)
Eric W. Hickey
Serial Murderers and their Victims

9 Books that mention Serial Killer
Elias Xitavhudzi

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
147213673x The Serial Killer Files 11
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
146891989x The Godlike 1
0143526820 Catch me a Killer 4
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
1305446348 Serial Murderers and Thei... 27
1326136690 African Serial Killers -... 5
1285401689 Serial Murderers and thei... 8
1230502580 Executed Serial Killers 11

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.

External References
  1. Elias Xitavhudzi on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 27, 2018.
  2. Elias Xitavhudzi on af.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 27, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Elias XITAVHUDZI on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 27, 2018.
  4. Q2635142 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
Internal References

Elias Xitavhudzi is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in South Africa
  2. #48 of 307[ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #88 of 651[ Page 6 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #169 of 651[ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  5. #456 of 651[ Page 31 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  6. #639 of 651[ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Elias Xitavhudzi is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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