Midvaal police spokesperson Mavula Masondo told News24 on Wednesday that Sibusiso Ernest Khoza could help police with the investigation.
The bodies of seven people – three women and four children – were discovered buried under piles of sand in bedrooms of the house, News24 reported on Tuesday.
The children were aged between 2 and 11, Masondo said.
A woman and three children were initially found buried underneath sand in one room. Police then proceeded to a back room in the same yard, where three more bodies – two women and a child – were discovered, also buried beneath the sand, Masondo said.
Police are now investigating seven cases of murder.
Police officers responded to a complaint from a community member on Monday after a resident reported a stench coming from the house.
On his Facebook page, the man being sought by police describes himself as follows: “I’m cool guy who love God [sic].”
Khoza claims to be a doctor at Johannesburg General Hospital. He claims to have studied at the New York School of Medicine and the University of Cape Town.
Masondo could not confirm Khoza’s occupation.
News24 spoke to various people at Johannesburg General Hospital, from reception to human resources to public relations, but no-one could confirm that Khoza was in the hospital’s employ.
Masondo said Khoza’s picture could be published to assist the police in making contact with him.
– News24 Wire