Elias Xitavhudzi was a serial killer who murdered 16 men and women in Atteridgeville, South Africa, in the 1950s.
Xitavhudzi was a South African and targeted only whites in a strictly-segregated community.
His killing spree caused a local sensation during the peak years of South Africa's apartheid regime.
Prior to his capture, he acquired the nickname "Pangaman" (panga being a local word for the machete with which he mutilated his victims).
Following his conviction, he was sentenced to death and hanged on 14 November 1960.
Xitavhudzi was the second in a series of at least a half-dozen serial killers to have plagued the township of Atteridgeville.