A man who believes he escaped a member of a gang targeting the Gauteng gay community has told Eyewitness News about his experience.
The man, who asked to remain anonymous, said he met his assailant in July, agreeing to a sexual encounter.
The victim said the man arrived at his home, but was "not able to perform in the bedroom".
He said it was after the failed sexual encounter that the man became violent.
But his captor eventually fled his home after he fought back.
"I wrestled [a] gun away from him... I don't know where I got that power from. He also tried to strangle me..."
Scratch and bite marks were still visible on the victim's elbows, neck and face.
The alleged victim had passed on information to the police task team investigating the crimes.
Three people were arrested in connection with three of the murders committed last year. Officials were looking into the possibility that a gang may be behind other incidents.