Pretoria police have launched a manhunt for a 30 year old man who is alleged to have terrorised single women and children in Mamelodi and Nellmapius, east of the city.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says the suspect used the same modus operandi when he targeted houses he knew were occupied by women and children.

Makhubela says police have distributed the suspect’s identity kit to all local police stations. He says they are asking the community who have information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect, to come forward.

Police have pleaded that if members of the public who  know the whereabouts of this man not to try to apprehend him. Stating that this type of people they can end up taking somebody’s life because they don’t rate any life as life.