News24 looked at who the so-called John Wick targets could be, who he might be, and how the community has responded.
The past week, residents in Mamelodi, Pretoria, have celebrated the work of a person dubbed John Wick who they believe are targeting gang members from Boko Haram in the community.
EWN reported that between August and 10 October, the person was believed to be behind the murders of as many as seven people, and the wounding of one other in the community.
The killing spree sparked various social media responses, with Mamelodi and John Wick becoming top searched and trending topics.
It was discovered that John Wick is a fictional hitman, portrayed by Keanu Reeves in the US movie franchise, who seeks vengeance after a Russian gang invades his home.
The so-called John Wick is believed to be targeting Boko Haram gang members in Mamelodi.