Sipho Agmatir Thwala (Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala) a South African rapist and serial killer known as the Phoenix Strangler. Thwala was convicted for ten rapes and the murders of sixteen women. Thwala's nickname came from the area in which he committed his crimes, Phoenix, an Indian township in South Africa. Thwala offered victims employment and was described as charming, he spoke English, Afrikaans and Zulu. Thwala would lure women into sugarcane fields near Phoenix where he would bind, beat and rape them prior to strangling them with their own undergarments. He also set fire to the field and the body the victim in hopes of destroying evidence.
Serial Killer Sipho Agmatir Thwala (aka) The Phoenix Strangler, was active for 2 years between 1996-1997, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 19 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: South Africa
Sipho Agmatir Thwala was born in KwaMashu, Township located in Kwa-zulu Natal Durban. He was raised by his mother. He had at least one sister, Zibekile. His mother, Khathazile Ntanzi.
Sipho Agmatir Thwala a heterosexual male citizen of South Africa. no degree received.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail.
In 1996 Sipho Agmatir Thwala started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.
He was arrested on August 14th 1997, convicted on March 31st 1999, sentenced to life imprisonment a total of 506 years at C Max Penitentiary in Pretoria, South Africa. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Sipho Agmatir Thwala has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Nickname:||The Phoenix Strangler|
|Victims:||16 - 19|
|Years Active:||1996 - 1997|
|Active Countries:||South Africa|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|Birth Location:||KwaMashu, Township located in Kwa-zulu Natal Durban|
|Siblings:||at least one sister, Zibekile|
|Raised By:||his mother|
|Highest Degree:||no degree received|
|Arrested:||Aug 14, 1997|
|Convicted:||Mar 31, 1999|
|Sentence:||life imprisonment a total of 506 years|
|Prison Location:||C Max Penitentiary in Pretoria, South Africa|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 4 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Sipho Agmatir Thwala. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|1996||Sipho Agmatir Thwala started his serial killing spree. #1996|
|1997||Sipho Agmatir Thwala ended his serial killing spree. #1997|
|Aug 14 1997||Sipho Agmatir Thwala arrested. #19970814|
|Mar 31 1999||Sipho Agmatir Thwala was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment a total of 506 years at C Max Penitentiary in Pretoria, South Africa. #19990331|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Sipho Agmatir Thwala (1996-1997).
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|father drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||195|
|problems in school||FALSE||221|
|teased in school||FALSE||218|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||319|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||322|
|sex with body||FALSE||429|
|ate part of body||FALSE||450|
|totem body part||FALSE||364|
|totem personal item||FALSE||353|
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Sipho Mandla Agmatir Thwala (born 1968) is a South African rapist and serial killer who was convicted in 1999 for the murders of 16 women and 10 rapes. He was sentenced to 506 years in prison. Thwala was known by the moniker "The Phoenix Strangler".Thwala, born and raised in KwaMashu, began his year-long rape and murder spree in 1996 in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.
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