Originally from Mossaka (Rep. of Congo), Isaac Mokoko murdered 16 women and men in Sunnyside and Magnolia Dale (Gauteng Province) in the 2009. As he murdered only white males and females, his murderous reign caused communal concern on both sides of the race spectrum. Waiting for his victims at various “lovers-lane” spots, he would accost the unsuspecting couple and brutally murder them. Shortly before his arrest, he acquired the nickname “Pangaman” (panga being a local word for the machete/long broad-bladed knife he used to hack his victims). Being swiftly tried and convicted of the murders in November of 2010 he was sentenced to death by hanging.
Isaac Mokoko is the brother of Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, ex- Congo army general.