Johannes Mashiane

The Beast of Atteridgeville

  Active for 8 years
(1982-1989) in South Africa

13

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

13

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  9. Death
  10. 3 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 10 Books About Johannes Mashiane
  14. 3 External References
  15. Internal References

Johannes Mashiane a South African serial killers and sodomite known as The Beast of Atteridgeville. Mashiane committed thirteen counts of murder and twelve counts of sodomy from 1982 to 1989. In 1977, Mashiane killed his girlfriend and was sentenced to five years in prison, he was released in 1982. Mashiane killed twelve boys by either strangling or stoning them between 1988 and 1989. In 1989, Mashiane committed suicide when he jumped under a bus in Marabastad while being chased by police. Micki Pistorius notes "Mashiane had a droopy eye and a tattoo of a cross and dagger on his left forearm." in his 2012 book Strangers On The Street - Serial homicide in South Africa.

Johannes Mashiane Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Johannes Mashiane (aka) The Beast of Atteridgeville, was active for 8 years between 1982-1989, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 13 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: South Africa

Johannes Mashiane a heterosexual, pedophile male citizen of South Africa. He never married. He had no children mentioned.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1982 Johannes Mashiane started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone recently released from prison, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

Johannes Mashiane died on October 1st 1989, cause of death: suicide, committed suicide when he jumped under a bus in Marabastad while being chased by police in 1989 at the Pretoria suburb of Marabastad in South Africa. Johannes Mashiane committed suicide on October 1st 1989.

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Johannes Mashiane has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 2 years ago.

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Johannes Mashiane
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Johannes Mashiane
Nickname: The Beast of Atteridgeville
Victims: 13 - 13
Years Active: 1982 - 1989
Active Countries: South Africa
Life Span:      - 1989
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: South Africa
Sexual Preference: heterosexual, pedophile
Marital Status: never married
Children: no children mentioned
Living With: himself , alone recently released from prison
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: N/A
Given Name: Johannes
Birth Location: 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
IQ: N/A
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Incarceration
Arrested: N/A
Convicted: N/A
Sentence: five years imprisonment for the first murder
Prison Location: a prison near Atteridgeville, South Africa
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Oct 1, 1989
Manner of Death: suicide
Cause of Death: committed suicide when he jumped under a bus in Marabastad while being chased by police in 1989
Death Location: the Pretoria suburb of Marabastad in South Africa
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: TRUE
3 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Johannes Mashiane

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

Date Event Description
1982
Johannes Mashiane started his serial killing spree. #1982
1989
Johannes Mashiane ended his serial killing spree. #1989
Oct 01 1989
Johannes Mashianedied.cause of death:suicide,committed suicide when he jumped under a bus in Marabastad while being chased by police in 1989at the Pretoria suburb of Marabastad in South Africa. #19891001

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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
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suicide TRUE 225
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
used weapon TRUE 453
rape TRUE 453
strangle TRUE 443
living with children FALSE 268
killed in prison FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
bound FALSE 406
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
robbed FALSE 418


Books that Mention Johannes Mashiane

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Book: Strangers on the Street (mentions serial killer Johannes Mashiane)
Micki Pistorius
Strangers on the Street
Book: Dateline Soweto (mentions serial killer Johannes Mashiane)
William Finnegan
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Book: The World of Nat Nakasa (mentions serial killer Johannes Mashiane)
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Book: Sacred Spaces and Public Quarrels (mentions serial killer Johannes Mashiane)
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10 Books that mention Serial Killer
Johannes Mashiane

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1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0141003561 Strangers on the Street 2
0520915690 Dateline Soweto 1
0869754645 The World of Nat Nakasa 1
0865437076 Sacred Spaces and Public... 1
1291006168 The Glencaple Murder's 61
0143527177 Strangers On The Street -... 5
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1920299289 Beyond Memory 2

Johannes Mashiane AKA The Beast of Atteridgeville is a South African rapist and serial killer who accounted for 13 victims before committing suicide in 1989. Mashiane was being chased by police in the Pretoria suburb of Marabastad when he jumped underneath a bus.Mashiane started his murderous activity circa 1977 by killing his girlfriend.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Johannes Mashiane on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 20, 2018.
  2. Q6216846 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Johannes MASHIANE on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 4, 2018.
Internal References

Johannes Mashiane is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #12 of 20[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers active in South Africa
  2. #45 of 250[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #63 of 307[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #117 of 651[ Page 8 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #216 of 651[ Page 15 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  6. #307 of 651[ Page 21 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #388 of 651[ Page 26 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Statistics:
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Johannes Mashiane is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Sexual Preference, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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