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True Crime South Africa

English, Social, 1 season, 256 episodes, 1 day, 10 hours, 29 minutes
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True Crime South Africa covers solved and unsolved South African true crime cases.
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Episode 155 The Murder of Sonia Schwarz

In 1997, a shocking intimate partner murder shook the country. The victim had feared for her life and then been killed with an axe in her own home. The offender was known, but it would be the outcome of the case that, even today, is questionable. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/13/202440 minutes, 57 seconds
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Introducing the "So What?" Podcast

Introducing the "So What?" podcast If I say “Ruda Landman” I’m pretty sure that for most South Africans the Carte Blanche music and Sunday nights come to mind. For years, Ruda was, along with her colleagues at Carte Blanche, the source of hot topic reporting and important insights, and just because she’s no longer on the show, doesn’t mean that incredible journalistic brain has stopped assessing the world in its unique way. Considering her husband JP Landman is political economic analyst, I’m pretty sure the big issue delving continues to this day in the Landman home. Imagine what that dinner table conversation is like! Well, the Landmans thought their dinner table conversations were pretty interesting too, so they started recording them, and now, it’s a podcast! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-so-what/id1713698464 https://open.spotify.com/show/1myODvk0K0uq92pZxX5NJR The first 11 episodes were literally recorded around their dinner table so you’ll hear a little difference in the audio quality when they move into studio conditions, but the conversations and insights are incredible throughout. I highly recommend finding the So What podcast wherever you listen to True Crime South Africa and get that familiar voice back into your ears. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/5/20241 minute, 59 seconds
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Introducing We Filmed a Zoo

Introducing We Filmed a Zoo - Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Joburg Zoo? Dream Stream has collaborated with Joburg Zoo Friends to create, We Filmed a Zoo. This weekly show documents what’s happening at the Johannesburg Zoo. The show was created to help raise funds for the important projects the zoo regularly undertakes. The family friendly content is a perfect way to keep the kids occupied while helping to contribute to the wellbeing of the animals. https://www.dreamstream.co.za/ https://www.instagram.com/dream.stream/ https://www.facebook.com/dreamstream.SA/ We Filmed a Zoo is just one of the shows exclusively produced for the Dream Stream platform to help raise funds for various causes. The Dream Stream app is available on android. iPhone users can access it via their mobile friendly site. You can sign up for a free one-month trial without entering any card details upfront. It’s super easy to access We Filmed a Zoo along with the other content available on the Dream Stream platform. A short how-to video is available on their YouTube channel, dream dot stream dot za, or engage them via their website, dreamstream.co.za To see promos of We Filmed a Zoo as well as some of the other awesome content visit and follow Dream Stream’s social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok or YouTube. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/5/20241 minute, 28 seconds
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Episode 154 The Taljaard Family Tragedy

In November 1992, the Taljaard family were settling down for the night in their home in Vereeniging, but not everyone on the property was getting ready for bed. Two figures stood in the shadows, waiting for their chance, and they were about to permanently alter the course of countless lives. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/5/202446 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 153 The Murder of Sasha-Leigh Crook (Bonus Interview with Steven Keogh)

In 2003, 8-year-old Sasha-Leigh Crook disappeared from her grandparents' garden. Nine days later her body was discovered, and a suspect was arrested almost immediately. Although justice seemed to have been served, questions still linger as to whether more could have been done by authorities to possibly save the child's life. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/28/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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Episode 152 A Serial Killer Among Us

In 1992, sex workers began disappearing from the streets of Parow. By 1996 when a task team was assembled to investigate, 19 women had been murdered. Even after a likely suspect was identified, though, the case was far from solved. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/23/202442 minutes, 18 seconds
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Special: The Sex Offenders Register

True Crime South Africa Specials focus in on one specific true crime topic taking listeners on a deep dive. This special focuses on South Africa's Sex Offender Register - What is it? Where is it? Who can access it? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/20/202424 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 151 The Serial Crimes of Chris Nel

When a new resident moves to Upington in 1997, no one knows much about his background. Then, the women of the area start experiencing horrific acts of violence, and it becomes evident that there is a predator among them. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/17/202431 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 150 The Murder of Isaac Miggels

When a young boy goes to visit his grandmothers on a farm for the December holidays, his parents believe he is safe from the evils of the city. They could have no idea, that danger in the most unexpected form was already waiting for him there. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/14/202441 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 149 The Serial Crimes of Rosemary Ndlovu Part 4

When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/7/202442 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 149 The Serial Crimes of Rosemary Ndlovu Part 3

When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/31/202445 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 149 The Serial Crimes of Rosemary Ndlovu Part 2

When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/28/202450 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 149 The Serial Crimes of Rosemary Ndlovu Part 1

When a police officer was arrested for a string of "killsurance" murders executed on her own family members and loved ones, South Africa was aghast at the enormity of the killer's deeds and the coldness of her crimes. Rosemary Ndlovu's public story, though, is only a fraction of the truth (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/22/202436 minutes, 44 seconds
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Catch Me A Killer: Official Companion Podcast Brought to you by Showmax (Episode 5)

In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the case presented in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 5) we look at the case of the The Donnybrook Killer, Christopher Mhlengwa Zikode. Listen to the original full-length episode on Mhlengwa Zikode here: https://iono.fm/e/1402907 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/22/202417 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 148 The Serial Crimes of Jimmy Maketta

In 2005, the Philippi community knew that there was a serial predator among them. It would take far too long for the SAPS to acknowledge this though, and during that time, the killer did as he pleased. When one of the Western Cape's best detectives gets the docket, though, things start moving quickly, and soon he's staring into the eyes of the man they called the Jesus Killer. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/17/202450 minutes, 29 seconds
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Catch Me A Killer: Official Companion Podcast Brought to you by Showmax (Episode 4)

In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the cases presenting in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 4) we look at the case of the ABC Killer, Moses Sithole. Listen to the original full-length episode on Moses Sithole here: https://iono.fm/e/750592 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/15/202423 minutes, 8 seconds
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Catch Me A Killer: Official Companion Podcast Brought to you by Showmax (Episode 3)

In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the cases presenting in the series. In this episode (the companion to episode 3) we look at the cases of the Cleveland Serial Killer and the Witbank series. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/14/202416 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 147 The Murder of Debbie Venter

In May 2020, South Africa was in the grips of the covid-19 lockdown when stage-4 cancer sufferer, Debbie Venter vanished without a trace. The woman who had elected to care for Debbie in her last days claimed she'd left of her own volition, but the detective tasked with finding Debbie didn't think this was true at all. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/10/202452 minutes, 8 seconds
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Catch Me A Killer: Official Companion Podcast Brought to you by Showmax (Ep 1 & 2)

In this companion podcast series to the Showmax Original Catch Me A Killer, True Crime South Africa host and creator, Nicole Engelbrecht, delves into the details of the cases presenting in the series. In this episode (the companion to episodes 1 and 2) we look at the case of the Station Strangler. Listen to the original coverage of this case on the podcast: https://iono.fm/e/739868 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/27/202417 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 146 The Murder of Jacques du Plessis

When a man is shot dead in his home, his wife says that an intruder walked in the door and killed him. Several CCTV cameras, in the home, though, will provide evidence of the truth behind Jacques du Plessis' murder. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/25/202442 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 145 The Murder of Marie Verwey

When an 81-year-old resident of Paradyskloof is found brutally murdered in her home, it's clear that robbery was the motive, but it seems to investigators that this may not have been a random home invasion and the perpetrator is disturbingly close to home. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/19/202438 minutes, 53 seconds
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Full Case Bonus Episode The Murder of Anisha Van Niekerk

This episode was first released in TCSA's Patreon Feed When 23-year-old Anisha van Niekerk disappears while visiting with her mother and stepfather, her friends and family are terrified that she may have fallen prey to a dangerous stranger. When her remains are finally found, though, it becomes clear the danger was far closer to home. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/14/202446 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 144 The Serial Crimes of Mhlengwa Zikode

In 1995, against the backdrop of violent faction clashes, a predator is stalking Donnybrook in Kwazulu-Natal. As he uses the political violence to his benefit, multiple victims will fall prey to him before he is eventually identified. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/5/202437 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 143 The Murder of Juanita Josephs

In a small town called Sir Lowry's Pass, two predators are hunting. It's 2009, and 7-year-old Juanita Josephs disappears from outside her home. The horrifying riddle will be solved within 24 hours, but the truth is more than most can handle. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/28/202443 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 142 The Murder of Refilwe Seroba & Sarah Makwati

In 2007, sisters Refilwe Seroba & Sarah Makwati were murdered on the same day in two different locations by the same offender - Refilwe's husband. Although the man admitted guilt immediately it would be almost nine years before the bars of a prison cell closed behind him for the final time. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/21/202447 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 141 The Murder of Annette Bouwer

When 47-year-old Annette Bouwer suddenly fell deathly ill everyone around her was completely shocked. The woman had been the picture of health but within months she was found dead in her bed by her husband Colin. The doctor who had treated Annette, though, felt that something was off, and he would start pulling on threads that would unravel a terrifying tapestry. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/14/202459 minutes, 24 seconds
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Bonus Episode: 2023 Wrap & Blooper Reel

In the final in a series of bonus episodes for the season, I share a wrap of the pod (and my) activities in 2023, what to expect in 2024, and a blooper reel of my funniest slip-ups and furry interruptions in 2023. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/1/202439 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 140 The Murder of Charmelin Davids

When 36-year-old Charmelin Davids is murdered in a random attack on the street her family is horrified at the brutality of the attack. When the pieces of the puzzle start to fit together, though, their horror only increases as they realise her murder was anything but random. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/31/202345 minutes, 2 seconds
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Bonus Episode CBS Justice Interview Omnibus

In the next in your series of festive bonus episodes, I've collated all of the interviews I've had the honour of conducting with some of the stars of CBS Justice's Originals and other series into an omnibus. Listen to crime fighting stars Dr Richard Shepherd, Prof Paul Britton, Louise Shorter, Donal Macintyre and Jackie Malton share memories and insights from their amazing careers in crime fighting and reporting. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/26/20232 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 139 The Kroonstad Rail Disaster

In January 2018 as passengers on the Shosholoza Meyl were heading home to Gauteng from their festive celebrations with family in other provinces, the unthinkable happened, and for 24 passengers, the journey and their lives, were cut short. Listen to the So What? Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-so-what/id1713698464 (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/23/202343 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Samurai Sword Murder: In Conversation with Dr Gérard Labuschagne

In this bonus episode I share the audio from my conversation with Dr Gérard Labuschagne at the book launch for Samurai Sword Murder in November last year. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/19/202358 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 138 The Murder of Mike Thomson

In 2007, the Razor Gang terrorised Johannesburg suburbs. Before the gang was apprehended, they would take the life of at least one victim and forever change many more with their violence. (Buy Debbie Thomson's book: https://www.amazon.com/Beloved-Country-Made-Cry-Compassion/dp/0639835449) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/17/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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Bonus Episode: The Serial Crimes of Jack Mogale

This is the first in a series of bonus episodes I'll be releasing this month to thank you for your incredible support throughout the year. This episode was first published on the Patreon feed in Sept. 2020. Promo: Our True Crime Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/our-true-crime-podcast/id1404686511#:~:text=Our%20True%20Crime%20Podcast%20focuses,and%20a%20smidge%20of%20song. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/12/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 137 The Murder of Nandi Mbizane

When 27-year-old Nandi Mbizane disappeared from her townhouse in 2012, the two main suspects were her current and ex partners. Both men had a story to tell, but the evidence would support only one of those versions. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/10/202349 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 136 The Serial Crimes of Thokozani Jiyane (Bonus Interview with Jackie Malton)

We all know that social media often masks some heavy truths, but for the victims of a serial predator who began to strike through the platform in October 2019, the mask was so well-curated that they had no idea how at-risk they were, until it was too late. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/2/202355 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 135 The Canal

In the arid province of the Northern Cape, a canal brings irrigation opportunities to local communities. For all the life that runs through that water, though, an almost equal amount of death is present. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/26/202345 minutes, 57 seconds
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Introducing: Abaxoxi The Storytellers

Popping into your feed to introduce a brand-new podcast from Brightrock and Change Podcasts which I have no doubt you're going to love. Abaxoxi - The Storytellers Listen to ground-breaking conversations with hosts, Rehema Isa and Lebo Biko, and their special guests as they unlock local, intercontinental, and intergenerational stories of women who are thought leaders and change makers in their respective fields. Subscribe to Abaxoxi The Storytellers: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2oOQ9XfiEB17rFkA17ln9T Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/abaxoxi-the-storytellers/id1707808771 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/22/20231 minute, 48 seconds
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Episode 134 The Heidelberg Murders

In October 2003 Heidelberg was rocked by a mass murder at a home in a quiet suburban street. The investigation would reveal that, rather than a home invasion, the motive for the murders had been a dark obsession. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/19/202355 minutes, 38 seconds
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Bonus Episode (Brought to you by Showmax) - Boetie Boer: Inside the Mind of a Monster

The hit Showmax Original documentary Boetie Boer: Inside the Mind of a Monster is available to binge on Showmax from tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 November 2023, having been hailed as “terrifying” (Fortress of Solitude), “spine-chilling” (Jacaranda FM), and “riveting” (Heart FM). As Algoa FM says, “Everyone is talking about it.” In this episode I discuss the true crime case behind the documentary and interview Dr Gerard Labuschagne about his meeting and conversation with Stewart Wilken. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/I0wQVeGgrKg Add Boetie Boer to your Showmax watchlist: https://www.showmax.com/eng/tvseries/m4hna1ge-boetie-boer Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/14/202321 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bonus Episode: When Darkness Calls Part 2: International True Crime Pod Collab

Halloween never ends right? Right. I might be 12 days late in releasing this incredible collab, but great content has no expiry date ;) This Halloween, thirteen true crime podcasts (including True Crime South Africa) come together to share dark and disturbing stories. From haunted houses to serial killers, these tales will send chills down your spine and keep you up at night. Join us for this special 2-part Halloween episode entitled "When Darkness Calls" as we explore the darkest corners of humanity. But be warned: these stories are not for the faint of heart. When darkness calls, how will YOU respond? Listener discretion is advised. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Part 1: 1) True Crime South Africa https://linktr.ee/truecrimesouthafrica 2) True Crime Cat Lawyer https://linktr.ee/truecrimecatlawyer 3) Private Dicks https://linktr.ee/privatedicks 4) Coffee and Cases https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases 5) Teachers Talk Crime: https://linktr.ee/teacherstalkcrime 6) Excuse Me, That’s Illegal https://linktr.ee/excusemethatsillegal.pod 7) Fresh Hell Podcast https://freshhellpodcast.com Part 2: 1) Twisted Travel and True Crime https://linktr.ee/twistedtraveltruecrimepodcast 2) Body to Burial https://linktr.ee/bodytoburial 3) Till Death Do Us Part https://linktr.ee/tilldeathdouspartpodcast 4) Unethical Podcast https://linktr.ee/unethicalpodcast 5) PNW Haunts & Homicides https://www.pnwhauntsandhomicides.com/ 6) True CrimeCast (https://linktr.ee/truecrimecast) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/12/20231 hour, 11 minutes
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Bonus Episode: When Darkness Calls Part 1: International True Crime Pod Collab

Halloween never ends right? Right. I might be 12 days late in releasing this incredible collab, but great content has no expiry date ;) This Halloween, thirteen true crime podcasts (including True Crime South Africa) come together to share dark and disturbing stories. From haunted houses to serial killers, these tales will send chills down your spine and keep you up at night. Join us for this special 2-part Halloween episode entitled "When Darkness Calls" as we explore the darkest corners of humanity. But be warned: these stories are not for the faint of heart. When darkness calls, how will YOU respond? Listener discretion is advised. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: Part 1: 1) True Crime South Africa https://linktr.ee/truecrimesouthafrica 2) True Crime Cat Lawyer https://linktr.ee/truecrimecatlawyer 3) Private Dicks https://linktr.ee/privatedicks 4) Coffee and Cases https://linktr.ee/coffeeandcases 5) Teachers Talk Crime: https://linktr.ee/teacherstalkcrime 6) Excuse Me, That’s Illegal https://linktr.ee/excusemethatsillegal.pod 7) Fresh Hell Podcast https://freshhellpodcast.com Part 2: 1) Twisted Travel and True Crime https://linktr.ee/twistedtraveltruecrimepodcast 2) Body to Burial https://linktr.ee/bodytoburial 3) Till Death Do Us Part https://linktr.ee/tilldeathdouspartpodcast 4) Unethical Podcast https://linktr.ee/unethicalpodcast 5) PNW Haunts & Homicides https://www.pnwhauntsandhomicides.com/ 6) True CrimeCast (https://linktr.ee/truecrimecast) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/12/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 133 The Murder of Charlene Jooste

When 49-year-old Charlene Jooste was found deceased in her home in 2021, the rope around her neck indicated that perhaps she had taken her own life. A deadly secret from a decade before, though, would illuminate the truth and soon suicide was completely discounted. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/5/202359 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 132 The Murder of Klaas Jonkheid

When 48-year-old media specialist and consumer psychologist Klaas Jonkheid failed to arrive for a banquet dinner after a conference he was attending in Cape Town, those who knew him immediately knew something was wrong. The following day, a horrific discovery was made. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/30/202337 minutes, 18 seconds
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Interview: Financial Crimes in South Africa

As South Africans wait to hear whether the Gupta brothers will be extradited from Dubai to face fraud and money laundering charges, our country faces increased pressure from the international community to crack down on financial crimes. How do financial crimes of this nature impact everyday citizens and what can we do to help prevent them? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/23/202356 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 131 The Serial Crimes of Riaan Stander

When the bodies of two women are found just 432m apart on the same property in Gqeberha in 2007, local police almost immediately suspect they have a serial murderer on their hands. The unravelling of the investigation would produce many firsts and finally, justice for the victims. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/16/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 5 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 46

In this week's spotlight minisode, we discuss three recent cases - a trip to the ATM that turned deadly, the father and son pair facing over 700 sexual abuse charges in Jeffrey's Bay, and a horrific find in a gift bag in Cape Town. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/7/202324 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 130 The Disappearance of Keegan Du Plooy

On the 23rd of July 2020 Keegan Du Plooy allegedly appeared in Pretoria North Court. That is the last time he was seen. For three years, the mystery of where this young man disappeared to and why has endured, but there are state departments who may shoulder responsibility and they are conspicuous in their silence. If you have any information about the whereabouts of Keegan Du Plooy, please contact info(at)killeraudiocreations.com or WO Momberg on 083-419-9766 TCSA Missing Person's Anthem is Void by Fragmented (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/29/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 129 The Serial Crimes of Bulelani Mabhayi

In 2007 the rural village of Tholeni in the Eastern Cape became the scene of a series of murders that would span the next five years, take 20 lives, and scar the people of the village forever. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/16/202354 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 128 Bodies of Water

Lakes and dams are intended to be places of recreation and enjoyment, but it is not uncommon for them to be used by murderers hoping to submerge their victims and crimes forever. In this episode I cover several different cases in which bodies of water were used in an attempt to cover up crimes and explain how forensic science helps investigators to solve these cases. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/14/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 34 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Interview - Ryan Blumenthal Author of Risking Life for Death

In this special crossover episode, Nicole Engelbrecht interviews author Ryan Blumenthal about his new book Risking Life for Death. This is a crossover to the interview conducted on Jonathan Ball Publishing's podcast Pagecast. Subscribe to Pagecast for more bookish content here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1MKyRj76sXHSoL1KhkmWUg?si=e66f54b4ef084700 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/30/202330 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 127 The Murder of Jermaine Abrahams

On the 31st of August 1986, Jermaine Abrahams was getting ready for school when there was a knock on the door of her home. Answering that door set in motion a sequence of horrific events that would lead to three people losing their lives and a community having that moment seared into their memories forever. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/27/202353 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 126 The Murder of Palesa Madiba

When 20-year-old Palesa Madiba disappeared after spending a long weekend with a childhood friend, her family had no idea that they would wait almost a decade for justice to be done in her case. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/24/202356 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 125 The Murder of Ria Wolmarans

When SA-expat Ria Wolmarans was found shot to death in her Botswana home in 1996, her murder would be the spark to a fire of controversy around love, betrayal, and paying the ultimate price for both (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/14/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 15 seconds
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Introducing: Off the Grid in SA

Introducing: Off The Grid in South Africa - A practical guide to shedding load-shedding "Off the Grid in South Africa" is a practical guide for those looking to avoid load shedding and become energy self-sufficient. The podcast will share tips, tricks and insights on how to generate, store and use energy in an independent and sustainable way. From solar power and wind turbines to battery storage and backup generators, we'll cover all the options available for powering your home or business off the grid. We'll also talk to experts, suppliers, and homeowners who have already made the transition to energy self-sufficiency. Join us and take the first step towards energy independence. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/28/20231 minute, 55 seconds
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Announcement: Join Team TCSA and Run Limitless in Raising Funds for The Pink Ladies

TCSA is joining forces with Run Limitless SA in August 2023 to raise funds for The Pink Ladies. Listen to this to hear how you can help! Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/28/20232 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 124 The Murder of Wilhemina Mahlangu

When a well-respected police officer does not arrive for work one Monday morning in 2003, her colleagues are immediately concerned. Then, they hear about a horrific discovery one town over and suddenly fear grips a community who will soon be stunned at the true nature of the crime. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/24/202342 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 123 The Murder of Leon Brits

When Pofadder hotelier, Leon Brits was found floating in his swimming pool, the small town that so loved and relied on him was horrified. Suspicion and rumours flew around who could have been responsible for his murder, but almost no one guessed that it was the angelic-faced woman who'd stood by his side that really needed to be looked at (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/8/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 122 The Murder of Leighandre Jegels

25-year-old Leighandre Jegels was taking the boxing world by storm. She was an incredible athlete, a brilliant varsity student, and much loved by her family and friends. But Leighandre was also being hunted. Her ex-boyfriend was a highly trained special ops police officer and he'd set his target on Leighandre. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/4/202345 minutes, 21 seconds
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Episode 121 The Serial Crimes of Pierre Basson

A young man starts a money lending business with a twist - none of his clients will get out alive. It will take at least four years for police to sit up and take notice, but when they eventually do, they'll be aghast at the string of murders that had taken place just under their nose. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/25/202353 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Episode: DNA Hits of the Year 2023 (Brought to You by Change in One Generation Podcast)

This bonus episode is brought to you by Change in One Generation podcast from Change Podcasts and Bright Rock. A summary of this year's incredible DNA Hits of the Year from across the globe (including South Africa) where DNA testing was used in innovative ways to help bring justice to the victims of violent crime. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/16/202325 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 120 The Serial Crimes of Fanwell Khumalo

Between 1997 and 2001 the most prolific serial child rapist South Africa has ever seen walked the streets of Johannesburg. By the time he was caught the charges against him exceeded 100 counts, but he had not been hiding in the shadows - he'd been in the limelight all along. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/12/202340 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 119 The Murders of Annie Liebenberg & Michael Zantow (Bonus Interview with Donal MacIntyre)

When Annie Liebenberg's daughter couldn't get hold of her mother on the 20th of August 2021, family members went to the home of her partner, Michael Zantow where they discovered a scene of horror. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/3/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 118 Go Fly A Kite

Every now and then a South African court hears a financial crime case that is so bizarre and unbelievable that it goes down in the annals of history. In 1994, one such case popped up in the unlikely town of Oudtshoorn. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/26/202338 minutes, 5 seconds
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Introducing: Preview: Episode 1 Change in One Generation Podcast

This is a preview of the first episode of Change in One Generation Podcast The Change in One Generation podcast, hosted by Ruda Landman and Dr Frank Magwegwe, dives into the change stories of fascinating South Africans. Ever wondered how some of the most successful South Africans navigate the uncertainty of change in their lives to achieve their goals? The Change in One Generation Podcast, hosted by journalist and author, Ruda Landman, and change expert and academic, Dr Frank Magwegwe, dives into the change stories of fascinating South Africans who've risen above difficult circumstances to achieve great success in their respective fields. Learn from each exciting guest as they open up to Ruda about their pivotal change moments while Dr Frank explores the interesting change science themes that underpin their beautiful stories - and that we can all apply in our own lives. Listen to Change in One Generation now: https://iono.fm/c/7963 https://changepodcasts.co.za/ Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/24/202318 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 117 The Murder of Beatrice Harrowyn

When 47-year-old interior designer Beatrice Harrowyn disappeared in November 2001, the missing person report filed by her friend coincided with the discovery of a body on the side of the N14. It would be the job of police to stitch together all the threads and tie up a possible serial offender. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/20/202359 minutes, 10 seconds
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Bonus Episode: 1985 Cold Case Solved (Brought to you by Change in One Generation podcast)

This bonus episode is brought to you by Change in One Generation podcast from Change Podcasts and Bright Rock. In 1985, Norah Coram succumbed to pneumonia as the result of a prolonged ordeal after a house breaking and assault on her. It would take 34 years for her killer to finally be tracked down. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/17/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 116 The Rhodes Park Murders

In 2015, the peace of Rhodes Park in Kensington was shattered by the horrified screams of two women who told those who rushed to their aid that they'd been attacked and their husbands had been dumped in the water. Soon the SAPS was searching for 12 men responsible for the horrific crime. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/14/202359 minutes, 2 seconds
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Introducing: Change in One Generation podcast

The Change in One Generation podcast, hosted by Ruda Landman and Dr Frank Magwegwe, dives into the change stories of fascinating South Africans. Ever wondered how some of the most successful South Africans navigate the uncertainty of change in their lives to achieve their goals? The Change in One Generation Podcast, hosted by journalist and author, Ruda Landman, and change expert and academic, Dr Frank Magwegwe, dives into the change stories of fascinating South Africans who've risen above difficult circumstances to achieve great success in their respective fields. Learn from each exciting guest as they open up to Ruda about their pivotal change moments while Dr Frank explores the interesting change science themes that underpin their beautiful stories - and that we can all apply in our own lives. Listen to Change in One Generation now: https://iono.fm/c/7963 https://changepodcasts.co.za/ Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/11/20231 minute, 12 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Interview with Ted Botha - Author of Daisy De Melker

In this special crossover episode, Nicole Engelbrecht interviews author Ted Botha about his new true crime book Daisy De Melker: Hiding Among Killers in the City of Gold. This is a crossover to the interview I conducted on Jonathan Ball Publishing's podcast Pagecast. Subscribe to Pagecast for more bookish content here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1MKyRj76sXHSoL1KhkmWUg?si=e66f54b4ef084700 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/9/202346 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 115 The Murder of Nokuphila Kumalo

In the early hours of 14 April 2013, the badly beaten body of a young woman was discovered on the streets of Woodstock. On the other side of town, a wealthy artist pulled his Porsche into its garage, turned off the engine, and carried on with his life having no idea that a silent witness had just recorded his brutal crime. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/30/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 114 The Murder of Shahieda Valencia Farmer

In 1999, 14 year old Valencia Farmer went out with friends and never came home. Her brutal rape and murder would be one of the first in a wave of violence against women in the Western Cape that seemed inextricably linked to gang culture. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/23/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 113 The Wrongful Conviction of Thembekile Molaudzi (Bonus Interview with Louise Shorter)

What would you do if you were wrongly accused, worst still, wrongly convicted of a murder you had no involvement in? In 2003, Thembekile Molaudzi was faced with this exact predicament as he and several other men were handed down life sentences for a crime they did not commit. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/15/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 112 The Serial Crimes of Frank Ndebe

In just one week in January 1999, Mpumalanga became the hunting ground of a vicious serial killer leaving three women and one child dead and the lives of two others changed forever. It would not be the SAPS who would track this killer, though. Instead, he would practically be delivered to them, by one of his own victims. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/8/202335 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 111 The Serial Crimes of Andrew Jordaan

On the 28th of May 2018, Felicity Cilliers disappeared in Stellenbosch. When her body was found two days later, her father was sure that the case would be resolved quickly, there was so much evidence against the man he knew had done it after all. He could have no idea that he was about to embark on a decade-long fight for justice for Felicity. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/29/202343 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 110 The Murders of Marna Engelbrecht & Sharnelle Hough

On the morning of the 26th of May 2018, the small Northwest town of Stella was ripped apart when the bodies of schoolgirls Marna Engelbrecht and Sharnelle Hough were discovered in their school hostel. What at first appeared to be a suicide would soon be shown to be a ruthless and cold double murder (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/28/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 109 The Murder of Myrna Joy Aken

67 years ago an 18 year old girl lost her life to a calculated predator and although her memory should have long faded from the minds of those who knew her, for some, Myrna Joy Aken remains very much alive in their memories. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/13/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 108 The Murder of Baby Daniel

When paramedics arrived at a home in Johannesburg in June 2016, they found the lifeless body of a 3-year-old boy. His caregivers claimed he had died after an accidental fall into a bath of water, but the autopsy would tell a very different story (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/5/202354 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 107 The Elephant in the Room

In 2012, Hawks and officials from Cape Nature uncovered the largest single haul of illegal ivory in the country to that point. The discovery would herald changes in the way South Africa prosecuted wildlife crimes but the true horror of these crimes lies in their connections to a range of other underworld activities. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/28/202338 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 106 - The Serial Crimes of Phindile Ntshongwana

In March 2011, residents of Kwazulu-Natal would be terrified by a string of brutal and seemingly random ax murders on the streets of their province. Although excellent investigative action would lead to the capture of the serial killer, it would emerge that the man should never have been on the streets in the first place. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/20/20231 hour, 22 seconds
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Episode 105 The Murder of Marike de Klerk

When the body of Marike de Klerk was found in her Blouberg apartment in December 2001, rumours and conspiracy theories abounded. Her political connections and the difficulties she'd dealt with in the years leading up to her death meant that it was hard for the public to believe this could have been yet another senseless murder in a country where senseless murder occurs daily. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 25 seconds
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Introducing: Your Mom with Schalk

Telltale Media presents Your Mom with Schalk Comedian Schalk Bezuidenhout gets us front row seats with some of the most exceptional people in South Africa as we get to know their stories like we've never heard them before. Not told through their eyes but rather through those that know them better than anyone else... their mothers! Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0liAVVWL6TQ8dxPqfMoV1I Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/your-mom-with-schalk/id1658499634 Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/9/20232 minutes, 49 seconds
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Bonus Episode: The Storyteller Tells Her Story

In this episode Vanessa Lynch from DNAforAfrica turns the microphone on Nicole Engelbrecht to chat about her journey into podcasting and writing about South African true crime (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/9/202356 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 104 The Murder of Graham Chatburn

When 49-year-old Graham Chatburn is found in the Liesbeek River with a crossbow bolt through his skull, his friends and family cannot fathom who would want to harm the loving father and husband. As the pieces of the investigation start to fall into place, though, Graham's family will have to accept that they have been living with a killer in their midst. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/3/202348 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 103 The Serial Crimes of Cameron Wilson (Bonus Interview with Prof. Britton)

When 18-year-old Lekita Moore was found murdered in Valhalla Park, the route to her killer was pretty direct. It would be all of the revelations that spilled over after the arrest of Cameron Wilson, though, that would soon underpin the true horror of what had happened on the Cape Flats over preceding two years (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/28/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 101 A Pyramid of Death

When four gun shots rang out in an office block in Cape Town CBD on the 26th of July 2012, they heralded the end of two lives and the beginning of a world of pain for thousands of people who'd been fleeced into joining one of South Africa's largest Ponzi schemes. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/7/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 33 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 2022 Wrap

In this week's spotlight minisode we wrap the year by remembering some of the greatest moments the podcast has had in the last 12 months as well as some of the crimes that have rocked South Africa and cases that have been resolved this year. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/23/202236 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 100 The Murder of Siam Lee Part 2

When 20-year-old Siam Lee went missing from her place of work in Kwazulu-Natal in 2018, her disappearance made headlines for all the wrong reasons. As the story developed, she and her mother would be cast as one-dimensional characters in the story being told about them. When Siam's remains were found, though, attention would shift to her alleged murderer and justice for Siam seemed to hang in the balance. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/16/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 100 The Murder of Siam Lee Part 1

When 20-year-old Siam Lee went missing from her place of work in Kwazulu-Natal in 2018, her disappearance made headlines for all the wrong reasons. As the story developed, she and her mother would be cast as one-dimensional characters in the story being told about them. When Siam's remains were found, though, attention would shift to her alleged murderer and justice for Siam seemed to hang in the balance. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/16/202255 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 99.5 The Murder of Arnold Schultz

One couple. One farm. Two murders in the space of a month. When Arnold Schultz is found murdered on his farm in Philippi just one month after his life partner, Hester Koch suffered the same fate, it seems impossible that there is not some link between the two crimes. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa)(Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/4/202244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 99 - The Murder of Erin van Rensburg

When Stellenbosch university student, Erin van Rensburg, went missing from her flat on the 1st of June 2009, red flags immediately sprang up around one particular man who'd shown an obsessive interest in the young woman. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/3/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 98 The Murder of Koos & Erna Wolmarans

When a call comes into Westville police station late one March night in 2000, an investigation is triggered that will uncover a far different crime than the robbery-gone-wrong that was initially presented. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/27/202244 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 97 The Murder of Zarah Hector

When mother of two, Zarah Hector disappeared after leaving her place of work on the 15th of March 2016, an extensive search ensues. Nine days after her disappearance, Zarah's body was discovered and the puzzle pieces of her horrific murder showed how deeply the woman had been betrayed by someone she trusted. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/18/202240 minutes, 29 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 45

In this week's Spotlight Minisode we take a look at Nkosinathi Phakathi, the man who is likely SA's most prolific serial rapist; the death of a 7-month-old baby in Australia, allegedly at the hands of his South African father, Reinhardt Bosch; and the strange case of Robin Smith who police allege faked his own death 23 years ago. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/14/202220 minutes
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Episode 96 - The Serial Crimes of Robin Cloete

When Marilyn Jones attempts to break up with her boyfriend Robin Cloete, the man refuses to accept the woman's wishes and bloodshed ensues. This should have been the end of Robin Cloete's crimes against women, but, sadly, it was just the beginning. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/5/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 95 - The Murder of Lee Adams

On the 17th of October 2013, 15-year-old Lee Adams set off to the local store to buy a loaf of bread. When he didn't return home and then, a horrific discovery was made in a local abandoned school, the Adams family was about to thrust into a torrent of grief and devastation. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/28/202253 minutes, 30 seconds
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Announcement: Two Week Hiatus and Book News

In this quick update, I share my release schedule for October which will be impacted by the publication of my first true crime book, Samurai Sword Murder: The Morne Harmse Story. Get info on my book launches and RSVP to your closest event. (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa?locale.x=en_US) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/7/20224 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 94 - The Murder of Lucky Dube (Bonus Interview with Dr Richard Shepherd)

On the 18th of October 2007 South African music icon Lucky Dube was murdered in a botched hijacking. The investigation into his murder would employ several interesting forensics tools to help bring his killers to justice. Also in this episode is a bonus interview with Dr Richard Shepherd one of the world’s leading forensic pathologists, who has performed more than 23,000 autopsies. Dr Shepherd worked on some really high profile cases including The Hungerford Massacre, the death of Princess Diana, and the inquiry into serial killer Harold Shipman. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/1/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 93 The Murder of Hlompho Mohapi Koloi

On the 5th of July 2018, Hlompho Mohapi Koloi set out for a job interview. She would never return home. The investigation into her murder would reveal not just the coldblooded reasons behind her own death, but also how a man the community trusted had been fooling them all along. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/25/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 92 - The Serial Crimes of Richman Makhwenkwe

For almost a year between 2005 and 2006, Moffat Park was terrorised by a serial killer. The man who moved unseen among the community became a phantom to feared as victim after victim fell at his hands, but when his masked was pulled off, the very mundane truth of his identity would perhaps be even more horrifying than his crimes. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/18/202249 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 91 - The Windward

On the 1st of March 2021, the Saldanha Bay harbour was swarming with police vehicles. A vessel, which had been anchored in harbour for almost two months, was the object of the SAPS' attention that day and what they found on board was beyond what anyone had imagined. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/10/202246 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 90 - The Murders of Brett Goldin & Richard Bloom

On the 15th of April 2006, Brett Goldin & Richard Bloom said goodbye to friends in Camps Bay and headed down the street to their cars. That was the last time they were ever seen alive. The four men lurking in the shadows were looking to steal a car, and when they saw the two young men, that would not be the only thing they stole. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/3/202248 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 89 - The Hunt Family Massacre

When Ronnie Hunt, his wife Elise, and his son Ronnie Junior were found shot to death in their Reitz home in 2002, one member of the family was conspicuous by his absence. 16-year-old Elro was nowhere to be found and police had to wonder whether he was a victim or the perpetrator? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/27/202241 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 88 - The Serial Crimes of Havenga & Wessels

In 1991, four provinces across South Africa experienced disturbingly similar murders across a short space of time. Soon, police recognized that they were on the hunt for, not just one serial killer, but a pair of them. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/21/202239 minutes, 11 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 44

In this spotlight minisode we discuss updates in the cases of Jesse Hess, Tshegofatso Pule, Hillary Gardee, Megan Cremer, and the trial of Lauren Dickason. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/14/202221 minutes, 15 seconds
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The Profiler Diaries 2: Interview with Dr Gérard Labuschagne

Dr Gérard Labuschagne's first book had true crime fans begging for more, and the follow up, The Profiler Diaries 2: From Crime Scene to Courtroom has just been released. In today's episode I chat with Dr Labuschagne about the book, the cases he included, and he provides us with many fascinating insights about the content. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/5/202252 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 87 - The Murder of Captain Anna-Marie Potgieter

When the body of Child Protection & Sexual Offences investigator Captain Anna-Marie Potgieter is discovered her colleagues arrest a man, believed to be her killer, within 48 hours. True justice for this committed police officer, however, may still be an elusive dream (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/30/202251 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 86 - The Murder of David Olyne

When the badly beaten and burned body of 23-year-old David Olyne was discovered at a dam in Ceres, Western Cape, the speedy arrest of a perpetrator would mask the true nature of this hate crime. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/23/202243 minutes, 7 seconds
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The Body of Evidence: Interview with Dr Hestelle van Staden

Dr Hestelle van Staden is a senior forensic pathologist and star of the VIA show, Outopsie. In this week's episode I chat with Dr Van Staden about her work as a pathologist, the show, and her future projects (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/16/202248 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 85 - The Merriespruit Disaster

As residents of Merriespruit in the Free State province settled in for bed on the 22nd of February 1994, a wall of mud and water was heading their way and when a man-made disaster collided with the quiet suburb of Virginia, only devastation was left in its wake. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/8/202240 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 84 - The Serial Crimes of Brydon Brandt

When Brydon Brandt was arrested in 1997 in connection with the death of a drinking buddy, police could have no idea that his confession was about to uncover an unidentified serial killer (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/4/202246 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 83 - The Murder of Michaela Williams

When 12-year-old Michaela Williams disappeared and Steven Fortune's name was linked to her case, police looking at his prior record knew that a serial predator had just been allowed to strike again. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/24/202252 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 82 The Bredenhann Family Murders

When two women are found murdered in their home and a third escapes through a broken window, a mystery is uncovered that, despite resulting in a trial and conviction, still endures to this day. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/18/202237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 43

In this week's spotlight minisode we discuss two very different cases which both represent cautionary tales - the murder of Abongile Mafalala and the murder of Magda van Heerden. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/10/202224 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 81 - The Murder of Johannes Doe

Dean Plank did not want to go to the army. He also thought that a brand new life, away from the stresses of his financial woes sounded very good so he set about making this happen with his friend, Gert Swart. Unfortunately, for one unidentified man, Plank's dreams would cost him his life. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/4/202249 minutes, 30 seconds
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Special: The Missing: Updates & Exciting Announcement

In this very special episode we discuss updates in the missing person cases covered on the podcast so far and reveal a super-exciting project that TCSA has been working on with two very talented musicians. You do not want to miss this. Download Void by Fragmented: https://fragmented3.bandcamp.com/track/void Watch the Official Music Video for Void by Fragmented: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DN9FXtGxTk Void was written and performed by Alyssa & Jesse Joao (Fragmented) Download Void by Fragmented · Watch the Official Music Video for Void by Fragmented · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/24/202240 minutes, 36 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 42

In this week's spotlight minisode we discuss updates in cases including Renee Jain and Tazne Van Wyk (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Get exclusive and ad-free episodes on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/19/202222 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 80 - The Serial Crimes of Tommy Williams

In 2008, the body of 28-year-old Norman Watermeyer was discovered after he had been missing for several days. When one dogged detective was assigned to the case, he realized he had seen this MO before, and he knew the perpetrator well. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/14/202245 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 79 The Serial Crimes of Jaco Steyn

Between 2010 and 2011 a serial predator was hunting young girls in various towns around Gauteng. When it became clear that his crimes were predominantly being committed on a Sunday, he became known as The Sunday Rapist. He soon escalated, though, and in the most horrific of ways. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/6/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 7 seconds
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Combatting Digital Sex Crimes with Colonel Kirsten Clark

As digital sex crimes become more prevalent, it is vital that we understand how these crimes take place and what adults and children can do to avoid falling victim to online predators. Colonel Kirsten Clark, Section Commander of the Investigative Psychology Section of SAPS in the Western Cape shares her insights into these crimes (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/29/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 78 - The Murders of Anisha & Joey Van Niekerk

When Anisha and Joey van Niekerk went missing on the 11th of December 2017, their families immediately suspected foul play. What they could not know, is that their loved ones had fallen victim to a man whose greed knew no bounds, and he'd killed before (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/23/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 47 seconds
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Prison By Numbers: Understanding Prison Gangs with Dr. Liza Grobler

Mystery and fear have always surrounded prison gangs, especially the infamous Numbers gangs. In today's episode we strip away the veil and reveal the truth behind prison gangs in South Africa with the help of criminologist, Dr. Liza Grobler (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/15/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 77 - The Great Trust Bank Robbery

In 1971, one of the biggest bank robberies in South African history took place in Commissioner Street, JHB. Police were convinced it was the work of a gang of sophisticated thieves. The truth was quite different. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/3/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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Minisode 41: Here's Your Outrage - The Murder of Dora & Rorisang Matseme

In July 2019, mother and son, Dora and Rorisang Matseme were brutally murdered in their home in The Orchards, Pretoria. Almost four years later , four suspects stand trial for their murders, and a defense attorney makes a heartless claim about the impact of the crime. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Support the show on Patreon: patreon.com/truecrimesa or Support the show on PayPal: paypal.me/truecrimesa Visit our website for show notes, photos, and more at truecrimesouthafrica.com Follow us on Instagram, YouTube & Pinterest: @truecrimesouthafrica We're also on Twitter! Follow us at @TCSApod Don’t forget to join our Facebook Group to discuss and share True Crime South Africa Podcast Thank you to today's sponsors: KingOnline (use code TCSA10 at checkout for 10% off all your health and beauty needs!), and PrintCrowd (use code TCSA10 at checkout for 10% off all your printing needs!) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/25/202221 minutes
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Episode 76 - The Murder of Jayde Inggs

On the 21st of April 2015, Jayde Inggs disappeared while waiting for a ride to work. When her body was discovered the next day, the investigation would soon reveal a dark web of deceit and facades that had ended in the ultimate betrayal. This episode was sponsored by #CBSJustice. Watch the premiere of Killer Cases Season 2 from Mon 21 Mar, an immersive true crime rollercoaster ride through some of America’s most chilling murder trials. Mon – Fri DStv170 at 8pm. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Visit our website for Show notes, photos and more at https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/ Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest @truecrimesouthafrica & Twitter @TCSApod Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · YouTube · Twitter · Facebook · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/19/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 22 seconds
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Interview: Ronel Koekemoer Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust

Rape and sexual violence is a huge issue in South Africa. Ronel Koekemoer is the counselling coordinator for Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust and in this interview we discuss some really important issues around consent, sexual violence within relationships, and many others (Rape Crisis: https://rapecrisis.org.za/) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/11/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 75 - The Murder of Poppie van der Merwe

On the 25th of October 2017, a paramedic spotted a man running toward him in the parking lot of Brits Provincial Hospital. In his arms was the limp body of a young girl. Her name was Poppie van der Merwe and how she came to be deceased in her stepfather's arms was a story beyond comprehension. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Visit our website for Show notes, photos and more at https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/ Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest @truecrimesouthafrica & Twitter @TCSApod Support the show on Patreon · Support the show on PayPal · Twitter · YouTube · Instagram · Facebook · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/4/202246 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 74 - The Murder of Valencia Behrens

On the 6th of January 2012, Valencia Behrens was 9 months pregnant when she went to visit a neighbour and never returned. Her baby would be taken to a clinic nearby - the sole survivor of a murderous mystery (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/25/202241 minutes, 13 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode His Name Is Jerobiojin: The Ethics of True Crime

A 13-year-old boy is murdered in a small Western Cape town and South Africa loses its mind, but not for the reasons we'd expect. In this minisode we delve into the ethics of true crime and what we don't know that we don't know (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/20/202220 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 73 - The Capital Hill Murders

In 1998 a prisoner was released from jail after serving just 3 years for a violent rape. By 1999, at least 7 people had lost their lives in Capital Hill, Pretoria (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/11/202231 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 72 - The Murder of Santa Pretorius

In 2001, the South African public was horrified by the news that two teenagers, dubbed Adam and Eve, had been arrested for the vicious murder of a woman. The entire truth of the matter, though, would have parents sleeping with one eye open (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/4/202235 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 71 - The Murder of Ralf Krebs

On the night of the 21st of October 1987, police received a panicked call from the neighbour of the Krebs family. A gun shot had gone off and a man was dead. What would emerge from this case would be a shocking tale of sex, abuse, and the power of money (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/28/202237 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 70 Serial Offender: Ananias Mathe

Between 1999 and 2016 the strange legend of a Houdini-like prisoner haunted South Africa. Was Ananias Mathe really the highly-skilled escape artist he was painted as, though, or was there far more to his ability to get out of jail? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/21/202247 minutes, 12 seconds
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Episode 69 - The Serial Crimes of Richard Nyauza

In 2002 the bodies of five women were found in a quarry. Four years later when more started to be found, South Africa's IPU realized that their killer was back. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/14/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 68 - Finding Baby Micaela

When a couple delivered their first child on the 3rd of May 1994, they could have no idea that within hours a nightmare would begin that would last 22 months. A woman had stolen their baby and then seemingly disappeared into thin air. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/7/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 2021 Wrap & Bloopers

As we bid farewell to 2021, I've put together a wrap of the year in true crime in SA as well as a blooper reel of my recording mishaps for the year (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/30/202139 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 67 - The Murder of Leslie Brockbanks Van Zyl

Leslie van Zyl booked into the Protea Hotel in George on the 28th of August 2000. She did not leave alive. In the years that followed her family would push for justice, but the "do not disturb" sign Leslie's killer hung on the hotel room door, seemed to apply to his crime too. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/17/20211 hour, 1 minute, 50 seconds
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Episode 66 - The Limpopo Serial Killer

In 1991, Mukosi Freddy Mulaudzi was handed down two life sentences for murder. This should have been the end of Mulaudzi's murderous rampage, but it wasn't. For the residents of Limpopo, it was just the beginning of their nightmare (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/10/202126 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 65 - The Serial Crimes of Charmaine Phillips & Pieter Grundlingh

In 1983, a Bonnie and Clyde-like scenario played out in South Africa that would end in the deaths of four innocent people and the death sentence of one of the perpetrators. The surviving perpetrator, a 19-year-old girl, remained the subject of many unanswered questions (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/5/202147 minutes, 49 seconds
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Interview with Vanessa Lynch - DNA For Africa

In this episode I interview Vanessa Lynch, DNA Crusader, and representative for DNA for Africa. Vanessa's journey into DNA advocacy started with a devastating loss and her refusal to accept the status quo. She has since been instrumental in the passing of several vital pieces of DNA legislation in South Africa (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/25/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 64 - The Disappearance of Le-Jeandre De Bruyn

On the 7th of October 2014, 15-year-old Le-Jeandre De Bruyn disappeared without a trace after receiving a series of notes from an anonymous admirer. Two weeks later, another member of her household disappeared and the mystery would only deepen. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/19/202141 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 63 - The Murder of Tandiwe Betty Ketani

In March 2012, a family tearing up carpets in their property make a strange discovery. A confession letter will lead a group of investigators down the multi-layered rabbit hole of a 13 year old murder. This episode is sponsored by CBS Justice. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/13/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 62 - The Flower Gang Murders

On the 24th of September 1996 in Nieuwoudtville a gang of five career criminals broke into a home on the farm, Heldersig. By the time they had left three people including a 4-year-old child were dead and a fourth man, barely clung to life (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/5/20211 hour, 17 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode - Kidnapping for Ransom in SA

One week ago, four young brothers from Polokwane were kidnapped on their way to school. Their father, a wealthy businessman, awaits a ransom demand as it seems clear that the Moti family have been targeted by an organized crime ring. In this minisode, we discuss kidnapping for ransom in South Africa (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/28/202126 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 61 - The Serial Crimes of David Mmbengwa

Between 1996 and 1998 a serial predator was stalking Thohoyandou, Limpopo. He started out with murders framed as robberies, but soon moved on to his real target young lovers meeting up for secret trysts (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/23/202140 minutes, 54 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 37

Focus on femicide and female victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse is often significant, but when the victim is a man, it’s difficult to get the public and sometimes even the justice system to treat the crime with the same level of seriousness. In this week’s spotlight minisode, we discuss the recent second season of Deon Wiggett’s podcast, My Only Story. The investigative podcast is uncovering the predatory actions of paedophiles within the South African school system and shedding light on just how many young boys and men having their lives devastated by sexual grooming and abuse. In this minisode, we also discuss the recent murder of Liezel de Jager and an incident in which a disagreement over rent resulted in murder (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Listen to Coffee and Cases: https://open.spotify.com/show/6UiKK3e8hgB2qPTML1fPQB) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/15/202120 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 60 - The Lotter Family Murders

On the 19th of July 2008, a young man stumbled into Westville police station to report that his girlfriend's parents were dead in their home. The investigation into his claims would unravel one of the strangest and most tragic stories South Africa and seen (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/8/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 36

In this week's minisode we discuss a family murder in Oranjeville, the conviction of baby Orderick Lucas' murderer, and the escape from custody of Mohammed Nasir, who is accused of murdering his wife and 8-month-old baby (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Use TCSA10 for 10% discount at King Online and Print Crowd) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/1/202120 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 59 - The Murder of Gill Packham

On the 22nd of February 2018, the night sky around Diep Rivier train station was lit up with the embers of a burning vehicle. Emergency personnel would find the body of a female in the boot of the car. How she came to be there was a matter of betrayal of the worst kind. (Support our Sponsors: https://www.printcrowd.co.za/) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support our Sponsors · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/24/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 43 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 35

In this week's spotlight minisode we cover the efforts of a group of Hermanus residents in stamping out GBV in their community. We also take a first look at the ongoing case regarding the rape and murder of a minor we're calling Baby A, and finally, we discuss the alleged crimes of Rosemary Ndlovu. (Support HospiceWits: https://hospicewits.co.za/2021/09/07/hospicewits-partners-with-polofields-crossing-again-for-the-spring-book-fair/) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support HospiceWits · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/16/202124 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 58 - The Murder of Sinoxolo Mafevuka

On the 2nd of March 2016, a young boy on his way to school discovered the body of a woman in a communal toilet. The investigation that followed would highlight many of the deep inequities in our society and leave a family desperate for answers (Support our Sponsor: https://www.printcrowd.co.za/) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Support our Sponsor · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/10/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode Serial Offender Sentence Analysis

Serial rapist, Thokozani Jiyane, was recently sentenced to eight life sentences plus 223 years for his crimes. What does this sentence actually mean, though? In this minisode, we analyze this sentence with help from BDK Attorneys (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/4/202122 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 57 - The Mystery of Meadowbrook Doe

In 2012, a contractor doing renovations uncovered skeletal remains under a pool that was installed in 1989. The investigation would lead to many different theories and even speculation that one of South Africa's most infamous criminals may be involved in the death of Meadowbrook Doe (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on Patreon · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/27/202155 minutes, 8 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 33

In this week's spotlight minisode we look at updates in the cases of Yolandi Botes, Susan Rohde, Rameez Patel, and the three deaths at the home of property developer Theo Kleynhans. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Listen to the Devilsdorp companion podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4U3sk7JXDstwXUMfVAsUeB) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Listen to the Devilsdorp Podcast · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/20/202129 minutes, 16 seconds
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Episode 56 - The Serial Crimes of Bongani Mfeka

In 1995, women were being found strangled to death in Kranskop, Kwazulu-Natal, some clever police work would result in an arrest and our introduction to a serial murderer who seemed to break all the rules (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Listen to Devilsdorp the Podcast: https://iono.fm/c/6598) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/13/202153 minutes, 6 seconds
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New Podcast Trailer - Devilsdorp The Official Companion Podcast

I am very excited to announce my new podcast in partnership with Showmax and the Showmax Original documentary, Devilsdorp. The Devilsdorp Official Companion Podcast is available on all podcast platforms. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/3/20211 minute, 41 seconds
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Episode 55 - The Murder of Sandra Malcolm

In April 2015, 18-year-old Sheree Prince left Citrusdal for Cape Town. There, the shy and withdrawn teenager would embark on a crime spree that would end with the horrific murder of a defenseless elderly woman (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/23/202144 minutes, 53 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode: Update - Episode 51

This week we use the Spotlight minisode platform to share some updates in the murder of Leslie Cilliers which we covered in Episode 51 (Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/cop-killer) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Sign Roxanne's Petition · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/16/202130 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 54 - The Angel of Vanderbijlpark

In 2002, police descended on the home of Marietjie Prinsloo, and the woman who had been dubbed, "The Angel of Vanderbijlpark" was about to be unmasked for what she really was. The investigation into her crimes would lead to the longest cumulative prison sentence in South African history. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/9/202153 minutes, 16 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode Child Abuse in South Africa

In this spotlight minisode we discuss child abuse in South Africa and what can and is being done to get help to children that need it. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (https://www.westerncape.gov.za/general-publication/what-child-abuse) Indicators of Child Abuse · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/25/202124 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 53 - The Murder of Shamonique Claasen

On the 27th of February 2016, 10-year-old Shamonique Claasen disappeared without a trace. When her body is discovered the investigation will uncover a trail of domestic violence that led to the ultimate horror (Enter our giveaway: https://king-online.co.za/tcsa-competition) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Enter our Giveaway · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/18/202146 minutes, 23 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 30

In today's spotlight minisode we explore three cases that are in the media right now: the murder of Yolandi Botes, the murder of Naadira Vanker, and the ongoing trial of serial murderer and rapist, Xolani Sojada. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Redrum True Crime: https://open.spotify.com/show/1FCoeRZQeDkEJ5i8bGuFpy) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/11/202121 minutes, 46 seconds
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Interview: Mark Shaw - Author of Give Us More Guns

In today's episode, I speak to Mark Shaw, the author of the new book, Give Us More Guns. The book reveals how South Africa's gangs were armed and pulls back the curtain on the links between organized crime and so many other facets of our society (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/4/202151 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 52 - Part 4: The Van Breda Family Murders

In this final part of episode 52, we reveal the blood evidence that spoke on behalf of the victims and consider what may have really happened in the Van Breda home that night. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Enter the King Online Giveaway: https://king-online.co.za/tcsa-competition) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Enter the King Online Giveaway and Support the Show · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/30/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 34 seconds
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Episode 52 - Part 3 The Van Breda Family Murders

In part 3 of our series on the Van Breda family murders, we get into the physical evidence and shocking testimony of a threat against the Van Breda's in the weeks before the murders. (Enter the King Online Giveaway: https://king-online.co.za/tcsa-competition) (Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on Paypal: https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Enter the King Online Giveaway · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/22/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 52 Part 2: The Van Breda Family Murders

In part 1 of the Van Breda Family murders, three family members were killed by an axe-wielding murderer. In this episode, Marli van Breda clings to life, and we discuss the probability of the murders having been committed by intruders (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/14/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 52 - Part 1: The Van Breda Family Murder

On the 27th of January 2015, emergency services surrounded a home in the upmarket De Zalze estate in Stellenbosch. Inside they would find a family slaughtered with one young girl clinging to life and another family member walking around unharmed. In Part 1 of this episode, we explore the background of the Van Breda family and the events of that fateful morning. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/7/202156 minutes, 47 seconds
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Interview with Gerard Labuschagne: Author of The Profiler Diaries

In today's episode, I interview Gerard Labuschagne, former head of the Investigative Psychology Unit and author of The Profiler Diaries. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/29/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 29

In today's minisode, we discuss three strange and disturbing cases that have darkened the headlines recently. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Troubles Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/0jRyAztVfR4npzKUeuI3Ah?si=GQNpS7DiQx6ZDrNAJ4Aupw) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/23/202121 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 51 - Officer Down: The Murder of Leslie Cilliers

In July 2003, 38-year-old Leslie Cilliers was gunned down in cold blood while serving his community. Now 18 years later, his daughter continues to fight for justice for her father, despite his killers having been convicted (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support our Sponsor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlMByNo3g8M) (Sign the Petition: https://www.change.org/p/petition-against-the-early-parole-of-cop-killer-xolani-kumalo-accomplices?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=5ca2e380-dc30-11e8-b9d7-0b438b981f7c) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Sign the Petition · Watch Every Breath You Take · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/17/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 32 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 28

In this Spotlight minisode, we discuss the case of a South African expat in Alaska who, in 2019, was arrested for the murder of two women. Is this the grand sum of Brian Smith's crimes or should we be considering him a serial murderer (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/3/202125 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interview: Zibeth Hansen - Prison Psychologist

In this episode, I chat with Zibeth Hansen, a clinical psychologist working in the Department of Corrections. Zibeth shares her experiences working with South African offenders and also debunks some of the common myths around parole and sentencing. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/27/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 27

In this week's spotlight minisode, we look at a decade-old case that has just recently been solved, a case of a criminal whose crimes caught up with I'm forensically, and the tragic death of a young couple from carbon monoxide poisoning (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/12/202116 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 50 - The Disappearance of Natasha Viljoen

In 2010, five days after giving birth, Natasha Viljoen vanished. 11 years later, her sister and daughter are still on a journey to understand where Natasha has gone and perhaps also, who she really was. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/7/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ewa Nosal: The Case That Started It All (Minisode)

In 1994, 8-year-old Ewa Nosal was murdered. 27 years later her death continues to make an impact in the most unlikely of ways (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/26/202126 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 49 - The Stander Gang

In the 1980s a bank-robbing policeman shocked and enthralled the South African public with his criminal antics. Although the legend of Andre Stander and his gang lives on to this day, there are darker secrets around this man and his crimes that have been cast aside in favour of the hot news story of the day. ( Support our sponsor: https://unsungart.co.za) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support our Sponsor · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/19/202145 minutes, 17 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 25

In today's minisode, we discuss a scourge of incidents seen recently in which the elderly are targeted for robbery and murder. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on PayPal · Support the Show on Patreon · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/12/202115 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 48 - The Murder of Cisca Du Toit

On the 19th of September 1994, the quiet neighbourhood of Mount Pleasant in PE was rocked by the savage murder of a 13-year-old girl. The investigation into the murder of Cisca du Toit would reveal one of the most shocking cases of family murder South Africa has ever seen (Today's episode is sponsored by King Online https://king-online.co.za Get 10% off and support the show by using the code TCSA10) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Get 10% off from King Online with the code TCSA10 · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/5/202147 minutes, 16 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode When Mothers Kill

In today's Spotlight minisode we delve into one of the most horrific crimes imaginable - the intentional killing of a child by its mother (Purchase the Audiobook: https://amzn.to/2YoCn91) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Purchase the Audiobook · Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/29/202126 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 47 - The Crimes of Stephanus Swart

In 1927, South Africa was introduced to a new type of crime - spree killing - when Stephanus Swart went on a rampage that would scar his community for decades (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/22/202146 minutes, 24 seconds
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Interview: "I Killed an Intruder"

On the 23rd of September 2020, a Middelburg woman wakes up to find an intruder in her home. Despite her best efforts to control the situation, she would be forced to make a decision that would change both their lives forever. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/15/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 46 - The Murder of Steven Harvey

In September 1999, a disabled man was viciously stabbed to death in his bedroom. It seemed like a horrible robbery gone wrong until his wife began to behave very strangely and then police received a telephone call (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/6/202147 minutes, 55 seconds
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Exclusive Sneak Peek: The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Chapter 1

In this very special episode, we give you a sneak peek into the audiobook for The Krugersdorp Cult Killings by Jana Marx. Narrated by Nicole Engelbrecht, the book will be available on Audible in early 2021. This episode will be available for a limited time so listen now! (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/17/202031 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 45 - The Crimes of Stewart Wilken

In January 1997 a man was arrested in connection with the disappearance of two children. What followed was the unveiling of the one the most bizarre serial killers South Africa has ever seen (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/11/202054 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 44 - The Mystery of the Piercy Sisters

In October 2001, 16-year-old Edna Piercy left her home for a friend's house and disappeared without a trace. Nine months later, her younger sister, Blanche, also disappeared and was found murdered. For almost 20 years the mystery around these two crimes has only deepened, but now, we might just be closer to the truth than ever. If you have information about this case please contact Leon Roussouw on 063-682-5758. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447)(Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/29/202056 minutes, 42 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 23

In the last few weeks, Kwazulu-Natal has seen at least three horrific murders with senselessly violent injuries to young women. In this week's minisode, we delve into the possible motives behind these vicious murders (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/20/202021 minutes, 44 seconds
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Episode 43 - The Bainskloof Murders

On the 25th of April 1997, police and rescuers descend down a rocky ravine to the scene of an apparent car accident. When they find the victims, though, a young couple, it becomes clear that this was no accident (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/13/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode: Killer Wives

Although we are becoming all too familiar with male on female partner murders in South Africa, three recent cases seem to indicate that this trend may be shifting as more women are being accused of murdering their husbands. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/5/202022 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 42 - The Disappearance of Desiree Reid

At 20 years old, Desiree Reid was doing her best to navigate the tumultuous waters of adulthood. She was on the right track and doing well, and then, she vanished. For 20 years her family has not given up hope of finding her, but the mystery endures: Where is Desiree Reid? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Vote for the show: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5978795/2020-Discover-Pods-Awards-Finalists) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/30/202042 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode - The DNA Delay

DNA is thought to be the touchdown of criminal investigation. If you find it at a scene, you're all set for a speedy arrest and conviction, right? In this minisode, we discuss the reality behind DNA processing in South Africa, and why it may not be the tool we think it is (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/22/202019 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 41 - The Murder of Anene Booysen

In the early hours of the 2nd of February 2013, a security guard stumbled upon the body of a 17-year-old girl. She was barely clinging to life after enduring one of the most vicious sexual assaults South Africa had ever seen. With her last words she would name a man she believed to be her attacker, but he would not be the one convicted of her murder. WARNING: this episode contains graphic descriptions of injuries to victims (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/15/202049 minutes, 6 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 20

In today's minisode we discuss some of the cases that are in the media at the moment. We also have a follow up to Episode 37 - The Screwdriver Rapist in which we chat two people who knew William van der Merwe at the time of his crimes. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/9/202020 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 40 - The Disappearance of Dawn Burn

A camping trip and reunion of three siblings goes horribly wrong, and when the sun rises in camp the next day, one of them is no longer there. 16 years later we are still asking: Where is Dawn Burn? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/2/202056 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 39 - Salie Lingevelt: A 1940s Serial Killer

Serial killers are not a modern concept. These terrifying predators have been hunting victims for far longer than we know. In this episode, we explore some of the first cases of serial murder in South Africa, and find out how these "pioneers" of dastardly deeds, paved the way for those who would come after them. Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/17/202028 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 38 - The Disappearance of Eugeine Zane Nel

On the 2nd of March 2016, Eugeine Zane Nel didn't go to work. Home sick with a migraine, his girlfriend left him asleep in bed. He has not been seen since (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (https://www.facebook.com/EugeineZaneNelMissingperson) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/10/202053 minutes
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Spotlight Minisode 18

In today's spotlight minisode we discuss the recent serial killings in Mthwalume, and two recent convictions that South Africans have been waiting to see handed down (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/28/202016 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 37 - The Screwdriver Rapist

In the 1970s, a serial rapist stalked South Africa. He would eventually be caught, and sentenced to death. Although this should have been the end of this story, it was just the beginning (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/23/202036 minutes, 20 seconds
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Interview: Ryan Blumenthal - Author of Autopsy

In today's episode, I interview Ryan Blumenthal, author of the newly-published book, Autopsy. Ryan is a forensic pathologist and his book is a fascinating foray into this vital component of the death investigation (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/19/202052 minutes, 32 seconds
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Interview: Sean Baumann - Author of Madness

Dr Sean Baumann's book, Madness: Stories of Uncertainty and Hope, has recently been published and in this episode, I chat to him about the book as well as his experience as a psychiatrist specializing in schizophrenia and psychotic illnesses (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/13/202057 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 36 - The Unsolved Murder of Sibille Zanner

In September 2002, on a clear spring night, Sibille Zanner parked outside the home of her friends. She would be found half an hour later with a crossbow dart in her head. A year later, an arrest would be made, but this would just be the start of a mystery that endures to this day (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/7/202058 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 17

A round-up of the most shocking and tragic true-crime cases in the South African media in the last few weeks. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Link to Dead Curious Podcast: https://deadcuriouspod.wixsite.com/info) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/30/202019 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 35 - The Crimes of "P"

In October 2002, a 12-year-old Pietermaritzburg girl was arrested on suspicion of murder. The girl, dubbed "P", would soon become South Africa's youngest convicted murderer (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/23/202034 minutes, 30 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode: The Missing

South Africa has a huge number of open, unsolved missing person cases at any given time. In this minisode, we discuss some of the advances that have been made by the SAPS to solve this problem and we look at 10 unsolved missing person cases (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/19/202029 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 34 - The Adlington Family Murders

On the 16th of January 2002, something was very wrong in the Adlington family home. The events of that morning would leave only one survivor, barely clinging to life, with a terrifying story to tell (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/10/20201 hour, 41 seconds
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Interview with Tanya Farber

Just 5% of all murderers are female, but when they do commit murder, they are among the most heinous of criminals. Today we interview Tanya Farber, author of the compelling book, Blood on her Hands, and get some of her insights into women who kill (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/3/202037 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 33 - The Murder of Karabo Mokoena

In April 2017, 22-year-old Karabo Mokoena went missing. Just a few days later her badly burned body was found in a field. Her boyfriend, Sandile Mantsoe claimed she had committed suicide. The truth was far more horrific.(24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa?locale.x=en_US) (Promo: Apple for the Teacher podcast: https://podtail.com/en/podcast/apple-for-the-teacher/) Support the show on Patreon · Support the show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/26/20201 hour, 56 seconds
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Lie to Me: Meet the Deceptionologists

Meet the team of deceptionologists who are breaking through new frontiers in the science of truth and lies. The team also conduct an analysis of the Krugersdorp Killers case and we find out exactly who was telling the truth. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Contact Micro Expressions Solutions +27 60 977 1735 or email us at [email protected] Website: https://www.microexpressionssolutions.co.za/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/micro-expressions-solutions/ The Innocence Project Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=36447652 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Micro-Expressions-Solutions-101722698235485/) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/19/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 32 - The Waterkloof 4 (Part 2)

In Part 2 of our coverage of the Waterkloof 4 case, we discuss some glaring inconsistencies in the evidence and ask the question - was justice really done? (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/12/202034 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 32 - The Waterkloof 4 - Part 1

On the 3rd of December 2001, the body of an identified man was found in Moreleta Park. 18 months later, a teenager would confess to his teacher that he and six of his friends had been keeping a deadly secret. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the show on Patreon · Support the show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/5/202040 minutes, 52 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 15

Although crime statistics have plummeted during lockdown, the most horrific of criminals has not been stopped by its regulations. In our first minisode since the start of lockdown we discuss some of the vicious murders that have been committed in the last two months. Our first crime fiction book review is also included for Elly by Maike Wetzel. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/28/202019 minutes, 14 seconds
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Episode 31 - The Mine Dump Child Killer

Sipho Dube was the embodiment of everything we fear. He was a child rapist and killer and he was almost completely invisible. Between 2002 and 2003, this phantom drifted between the mine dumps of JHB luring in children and then committing the most horrendous crimes. His eventual downfall would come in the form of a desperate father who just wanted justice for his little girl (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the show on Patreon · Support the show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/24/202053 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 30 - The Murder of Taliep Petersen

On the 16th of December 2006, South Africa lost one of its brightest stars in the performing arts. Taliep Petersen was gunned down in what, at the time, seemed to be a home invasion gone wrong. Soon though, evidence would emerge that this devastating loss had been caused by someone far closer to home. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/15/202048 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 29 - The Jeppe Pyromaniac

1997 was a year in which a rare type of serial killer would make himself known in South Africa. The Jeppe Pyromaniac was not one of the country's most prolific serial killers by any stretch, but he was certainly one of the most unique. All the more confounding in this investigation was the discovery that the killer seemed to have a psychological doppelganger at work (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/8/202047 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 28 - The Murder of Gabriela Kabrins Alban

On the 29th of July 2015, staff at a Camps Bay hotel entered a room and discovered the brutally beaten and defiled body of 39-year-old American tourist, Gabriela Kabrins Alban. In what would become an international case, her Guatemalan boyfriend was arrested for her murder. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
5/1/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 27 - The Murder of Sheldean Human

On the 18th of February 2007, a quiet Sunday afternoon, 7-year-old Sheldean Human vanished from the front yard of her home. Two weeks later her murderer would point out the location of her body and questions would begin to be asked about more than just her death. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/24/202048 minutes, 32 seconds
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Episode 26 - The Murder of Michael Van Eck

On the 3rd of April 2011, a gruesome discovery in a cemetery in Welkom shocked the country. Part of a dismembered body was found in a shallow grave, but it would be the location of the rest of the remains and the young couple who were arrested for the crime that would horrify even seasoned police officers (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/16/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 25 - The Scissors Murder

In November 1974, 46-year-old housewife and mother, Susanna Van Der Linde was brutally beaten and stabbed to death with a pair of scissors in her home. The investigation would lead police into one of the most bizarre cases South Africa had ever seen and reveal its youngest female killer. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447 ) (A Crime Most Queer podcast http://www.acmq.co.za/) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (Prash’s Murder Map podcast: https://www.prashsmurdermap.com/) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/12/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 24 - The Murder of Connor Isaacs

On the 27th of March 2019, 14-year-old Connor Isaacs was home alone. It was school holidays and his dad was at work. Connor didn't mind, though, he was playing Xbox and they had moved to a new, safe neighbourhood just the week before. Sadly, Connor was anything but safe and his father would come home to a horrifying scene. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on Paypal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa Support The Show on Patreon · Support the show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
4/2/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 14

In today's minisode we discuss an aspect of the Covid-19 lock down that could be overlooked with deadly consequences. We also have several updates on the murder of Tanya Flowerday which we covered in Episode 23. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) Support the show on Patreon · Support the show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/26/202021 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 23 - The Murder of Tanya Flowerday

On the 13th of June 2003, 18-year-old Tanya Flowerday went to a club to watch friends play in a band. What should have been a night of innocent fun went horribly wrong when Tanya trusted the wrong person for a ride home. What followed was a horrific emotional roller coaster for her family with allegations of multiple murderers and snuff films (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa) (The Dream Detective episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kEGs1joU7grkuPrMzLH3y) (Joshua Miles YouTube video: youtube.com/watch?v=FzEge-513Y8) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/18/202044 minutes, 29 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode - The Parole Predicament

In the last few months South Africa has seen a spate of vicious crimes committed by offenders who were out on bail or parole. This is not an isolated issue and in today's minisode we discuss South Africa's prison overcrowding and how our parole system is enabling violent offenders. (Support the show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal https://www.paypal.me/truecrimesa?locale.x=en_US) (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Huge thanks to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode. Explore sponsorship opportunities and start monetizing your podcast by signing up here: https://podcorn.com/podcasters/) Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show on PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/12/202022 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 22 - The Murder of Frances Rasuge

On the 27th of August 2004, 27-year-old Frances Rasuge headed out to the hair salon to prepare for a weekend with her boyfriend. She would never be seen again. Over the next decade a story would unfold around Frances' disappearance, which had more twists and turns than anyone could ever have anticipated. (24-hour trauma support 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/truecrimeSA) Support the show on Patreon for just R 15 · Support the show with a once-off donation through PayPal · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
3/5/202053 minutes, 4 seconds
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A South African Mindhunter - with Dr Brin Hodgskiss

In 2009, Dr Brin Hodgskiss released the findings of a study he conducted on South African serial killers. In this episode we talk to Dr Hodgskiss about his conversations with 13 men incarcerated for some of the most horrendous serial murders that South Africa has ever seen (24-hr trauma line: 082-821-3447) (Support the show on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show on PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/truecrimeSA) Support the show on PayPal · Support the show on Patreon · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/26/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 21 - The Crimes of Advocate Barbie

In 2001, South Africa was introduced to Cezanne Visser's blonde bombshell, persona, Advocate Barbie. Her overt sexuality, was curated by her lover, Dirk Prinsloo. While their escapades shocked everyone, it would soon be revealed that the couple were up to something far more sinister behind the scenes (24-hr trauma line: 082-821-3447) (Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/truecrimeSA) Thank you to Podcorn for sponsoring this episode: https://podcorn.com/ Support the Show on Patreon · Support the Show via PayPal · Check our Sponsor for this Episode · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/23/20201 hour, 57 minutes, 6 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 12

In this week's minisode we cover four cases that are currently in the media including the kidnapping of 8-year-old Tazne van Wyk and all of the strange and frightening accusations being made about her kidnapper. (Support the show through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Support the show through PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/truecrimeSA) (24-hr trauma helpline: 082-821-3447) Support the Show for Just R 15 · Support the Show with a Once-off Donation · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/14/202019 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 20 - The Venter Family Massacre

In 2004, Flippie Venter was on a peacekeeping mission in Burundi with the SANDF when he was arrested for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old child prostitute. While out on bail and awaiting trial for this crime, he grew concerned that his family would cut ties with him if he were to be found guilty. He picked up an R4 rifle and made the decision for them (24-hour trauma line: 082-821-3447) (Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (PayPal: paypal.me/truecrimeSA) Support the Show for Just R15 · Support the show with a once-off donation · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
2/6/202049 minutes, 4 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 11

Siphesihle Dlamini was 3 years old when she was snatched from within metres of her mother and surrounded by an entire church congregation. Today's Spotlight minisode is dedicated to the ongoing search for Siphesihle. (Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Paypal: paypal.me/truecrimesa) (CIC 24-hour trauma centre: 082-821-3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/30/202024 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 19 - The Murder of Marlene Mauer

On the 10th of February 2006, 22-year-old Marlene Mauer left home for her first day of work at a new job. She never came home. Her murderer would be sentenced to 17 years in jail but that wasn't the end of Marlene's story. In December 2019, Marlene's mother would receive a Facebook message that imploded what was left of her world. (24-hour trauma helpline: 082-821-3447). Support the show for just R 15 https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa Support the show for just R 15 · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/23/202029 minutes, 40 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 10 - An Australian Tribute

Today's minisode covers an Australian case with a South African link. We dedicate this episode to the human and animal victims of Australia's wildfires. For more information about how you can help, visit (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/07/australia-fires-how-to-help-donate-victims-animals/2832145001/) Support the Show for just R 15 · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/17/202022 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 18 - The Modimolle Monster

When Ina Bonnette met Johan Kotze she thought she had found the man of her dreams. Those dreams would soon turn into a nightmare she could never escape from when the true Johan Kotze showed his face resulting in one of the most sadistic cases of domestic violence and murder that South Africa has ever seen. (24-hour trauma helpline: 082-821-3447). Support the Show for just R 15 · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/7/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 8 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 9

In today's minisode we discuss two disturbing, recent "no body"murder convictions. There's an update from Episode 13 - The Samurai Killer and then we get a little more light-hearted with a round up of South Africa's dumbest criminals for the last decade. (Community Intervention Centre - 24-hour trauma line 082-821-3447) Support the Show · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
1/2/202023 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 17 - Daisy de Melker

In 1932 Daisy de Melker was executed after being found guilty of murdering her son. This crime just scratched the surface of what she had done, though. The specter of Daisy de Melker still hangs over South Africa, a century later, as the epitome of a cold-blooded killer. (Support the show for just R 15: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Community Intervention Centre 24-hour trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Support the show for just R 15 · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/26/201937 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 16 - The Murder of Leigh Matthews

On the 9th of July 2004, 21-year-old Leigh Matthews was abducted from outside her university. Her kidnapper soon made contact and initiated an emotional roller coaster for her parents which would end with tragic results. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/20/201933 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 15 - The Wemmer Pan Serial Killer

In 1997, the man who had been hunting young couples at Wemmer Pan for a year was arrested. There was another maniac stalking the streets of Johannesburg though, attacking and killing tailors with a hammer. Police would soon discover that the Wemmer Pan serial killer was actually also the Hammer Killer and there were many more horrendous crimes to be added to his list. Cedric Maake rewrote the textbooks on serial killers using five different methods of killing, no clear victim profile and the ability to adapt his viciousness to any situation. (24-hour Trauma Helpline: 082-821-3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/12/201953 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 14 - The Springs House of Horrors

On the 20th of May 2014, 17 police officers and three social workers pulled up outside a double-storey house in a busy road in Springs on the East Rand of Gauteng. They’d received a complaint regarding a child at risk within the house. What they would discover beyond the seemingly, normal façade of this family home disturbed even seasoned child protection officers. (24-hour Trauma Helpline: 082-821-3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
12/5/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 45 seconds
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Spotlight Minisode 8 - The GBV Edition

The annual commemoration of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence began on the 25th of November and runs until the 10th of December. This week True Crime South Africa dedicates its Spotlight minisode to crimes of this nature (24-hour Trauma Helpline: 082-821-3447) (Listener Voice Notes by Whatsapp: 060-758-9950) Brew Crime Podcast · Cargumentative Podcast · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/28/201923 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 13 - The Samurai Killer

On Monday, the 18th of August 2008, 18-year-old Morné Harmse arrived at his school in Krugersdorp. Armed with three swords and replica masks resembling those worn by heavy metal band, Slipknot, he went on a rampage taking one innocent life and seriously wounding three other people. The investigation into the horrendous act would reveal possible links to Satanism, an unstable home life and accusations of bullying (Community Intervention Centre 24-hr Trauma Helpline 082-821-3447) tbe2dqhh Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/21/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
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TCSA Spotlight Minisode 7

This week in True Crime South Africa’s Spotlight minisode we reveal the details behind a 12-year-old cold case that was recently solved through the hard work of a dedicated detective and a slam-dunk DNA match. Body part discoveries were another hot topic in true crime news this week with a skull being uncovered at a building site in Rustenburg and police divers scouring Durban harbour for a severed arm. We also delve into the kidnapping for ransom cases that have made headlines and exploded on social media recently and discuss whether sharing the details of these cases on social platforms is really helpful or is it doing more harm than good? (https://www.jacarandafm.com/shows/breakfast-martin-bester/forensic-psychologist-dr-g%C3%A9rard-labuschagne-shares-his-views-kidnappings/) (https://iono.fm/c/3763) (https://www.spreaker.com/user/fuller/the-true-crume-files-podcast-promo) (24-hour trauma helpline 082 821 3447) Gerard Labuschagne on kidnappings · Sunday Times Travel Podcast · The True Crime Files Podcast · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/14/201918 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 12: Unsolved: The River Strangler

In 1995 a serial killer prowled the streets of Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal. He would take the lives of two teenage girls and leave two other young women traumatised before seemingly disappearing into thin air. (Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma Helpline 082-821-3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/8/201938 minutes, 40 seconds
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TCSA Spotlight 6

In this week's Spotlight minisode: Is Sean Kelly - the alleged hammer murderer from Sedgefield - involved in the disappearance of Marie Ostbo? We also discuss updates on South African murderer in Alaska, Brian Smith and progress on the case of missing 8-year-old, Amahle Thabethe. (24-hour trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
11/1/201923 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 11 - The Shoelace Killer

In 2003, Wesley Julyan was 18-years-old when he was convicted of the murder of Kenneth van Aardt. He and his accomplice had strangled the man with a shoelace, walking away from their horrendous crime with just R 70. Julyan was sentenced to 13 years in prison which was eventually increased to 20 years on appeal. He was paroled in 2009 after having served just 5 years of his sentence. Eight years later, four members of Wesley Julyan’s family were found deceased after a house fire. His brother Jeffrey Julyan, Jeffrey’s 9-year-old son Ethan, his 16-year-old stepdaughter Kayla and his father-in-law Peter, all perished, seemingly victims of the fire. Autopsy results and evidence found at the scene, though, would tell a very different story. https://crimesunlimited.com/podcast/ Visit our website for sources related to this episode: www.truecrimesouthafrica.com Sources · Link to Crimes Unlimited podcast · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/25/201947 minutes, 25 seconds
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TCSA Spotlight 5

In this week's spotlight minisode we discuss a South African killer in Alaska who filmed his crime as well as the murder of a young mother who was viciously stabbed to death while on holiday. (24-hour trauma helpline: 082-821-3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/18/201925 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 10 - The Unsolved Murder of Tracey Thompson

In March 2005, Carol Thompson received the news that no mother should ever have to hear. The body of her 24-year-old daughter Tracey, who had been missing for a week, had been found on a piece of agricultural land just outside Benoni. While that call ended all hope for her safe return and the life that their family had lived together, it started another journey for Carol. She would soon discover that the inadequacies she had experienced from the police and justice system during the week that her daughter was missing were not a once-off occurrence. For the next two years, Carol Thompson fought the system and individuals within it to do their jobs and solve the murder of her daughter. https://www.takealot.com/blood-on-her hands/PLID54630371/product-information https://www.facebook.com/Betrayed.Carol.Thompson/ Buy Blood on her Hands · Visit Carol Thompson's FB page · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/11/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 50 seconds
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Interview: My Pen Pal, The Serial Killer

In 1996, Moses Sithole was sentenced to 2410 years in prison for a prolific series of murders. The mind of a man who could commit such atrocities has been a fascination to professionals and the public alike. Many journalists attempted to interview him and Moses was not short of prospective pen pals – well-meaning individuals who were interested in communicating with him in the hopes that they could truly understand his psyche. One such person was Charmaine Ó Neale. She first visited Moses as part of a prison ministry program in 2004 and they began to communicate by letter. In True Crime South Africa’s first interview, we talk to Charmaine about those experiences. She reads us parts of the letters and cards she received from Moses Sithole and tells us how she realised that something very dark was happening in their communications. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
10/3/201937 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 9 - The ABC Killer

Moses Sithole has the highest body count of any convicted serial killer in South Africa. For two years in the 1990s, he terrorised the women of Atteridgeville, Boksburg and Cleveland earning him the moniker of the ABC Killer. Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447); see www.truecrimesouthafrica.com for a list of our sources Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/27/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 32 seconds
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TCSA: Spotlight 4

In September 2018, South Africa woke up to the horrifying news that a 7-year-old girl had been raped in the toilets of a restaurant in Pretoria. The outrage was fuelled by video footage taken by a bystander of the offender being confronted. A year later, September 2019 saw the man accused go to trial. In this week’s minisode, True Crime South Africa discusses the case, the offender’s trial and the possibilities of a relationship with his own child. We also discuss the most difficult of all murder cases to prove beyond a reasonable doubt – the “no body” murder charge and the South African convictions that are building a precedent for these cases. To round up, we focus on the role of private investigators in South African criminal investigations and how they contributed to the arrests in the cases of Meghan Cremer and Uyinene Mrwetyana. Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/19/201922 minutes, 26 seconds
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Episode 8: The Unsolved Murder of Jacoba Schroeder

In 1949, 18-year-old Jacoba Schroeder had been drawn to the bright lights of Johannesburg in the hopes that she could pull herself out of poverty and cast aside the shackles of her social class. Sadly, Jacoba was looking for a knight in shining armour in the wrong place and she instead found herself in a situation beyond her control. The discovery of her body in Birdhaven Plantation sparked an investigation and trial which would inhabit the imaginations of the world for a year and its unbelievable outcome would haunt South Africa for decades to come. Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447); Sources: http://www.rahlaxenopoulos.co.za/home https://eensgesind.com/category/doodloopspore/ https://bygonesandbyways.blogspot.com/ http://www.africacrime-mystery.co.za/books/fsac/index.html Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/12/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 14 seconds
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TCSA:Spotlight 3

In this week’s True Crime South Africa Spotlight minisode we discuss the scourge of gender-based violence and do a deep dive into some interesting information that emerged during the pre-sentencing hearing of the last three Electus per Deus members. Zak Valentine, Cecilia Steyn and Marcel Steyn were found guilty of a range of charges emanating from a murder, robbery and fraud spree between 2012 and 2016 in which 11 people lost their lives. We covered the so-called Krugersdorp Killers in Episode 4 of True Crime South Africa. The TCSA: Spotlight minisode series covers true crime cases which are currently in the media and provides updates on cases we have covered in our full episodes. Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447) Email the show: [email protected] Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
9/5/201938 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast: Episode 7: The Body in the Boot

On the 22nd of September 2013 the badly decomposed body of a man was found in the boot of a car at Monte Casino in Fourways, South Africa. The investigation that followed would take police into the seedy underworld of sex work, drugs, fraud and trust betrayed. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330149601029933/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TrueCrimeSA1 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/truecrimesouthafrica/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/3X462NMcwhzpaW3qAdqpbF Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/true-crime-south-africa/id1469703618 Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=431060&refid=stpr YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQt4kezVwqYH3wHSFfhv9rw?view_as=subscriber Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447) Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/29/20191 hour, 38 seconds
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Podcast: TCSA: Spotlight 2

The TCSA:Spotlight minisodes cover true crime cases that are in the South African media right now and updates on previous episodes. This week we have updates on the Krugersdorp Killers case, a statement from the One Strong Voice Foundation on the Amahle Thabethe case and a discussion on the tragic murder of Meghan Cremer. Amazon Affiliate Link to purchase Zephany: Two Mothers, One Daughter: https://amzn.to/2HgHRKY Community Intervention Centre (24-hour Trauma helpline: 082 821 3447) One Strong Voice Foundation FB Page https://www.facebook.com/1strongvoice/ Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/21/201923 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast: Episode 6: The Griekwastad Murders

On Friday, the 6th of April 2012 three members of the Steenkamp family were brutally murdered. The perpetrator would be the last person anyone would have accused. To purchase Jacques Steenkamp’s book: The Griekwastad Murders https://amzn.to/31xZOMv Link to Sleepy Times Tales Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/37nWA5Uy3D9CxnClVrVgY2 Link to Profiler Africa: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuXmxpgcJs-osSPJ3cbbOUA (Rape Crisis Hotline: 021-447-9762; https://rapecrisis.org.za/get-help/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/330149601029933/ Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/12/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast: TCSA: Spotlight 1

In our new Spotlight series we will cover cases that are in the media at the moment. Each mini-sode will include short updates and discussions on recent cases and updates on cases we’ve covered before. This week in TCSA Spotlight, South African serial killers, organ theft and missing teachers in Vietnam. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
8/6/20199 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast: Episode 5: The Disappearance of Amahle Thabethe

On the 6th of April 2019, 8-year-old Amahle Thabethe assisted a man with directions to a shop. She has never been seen again. Where is Amahle and did a serial rapist on the run have something to do with her disappearance? Missing person advocacy agencies in South Africa: http://missingchildren.org.za/ https://www.pinkladies.org.za/ Mfundo Ndala’s YouTube video on Amahle MISSING CHILD: Amahle Thabethe Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/24/201923 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 4 – The Krugersdorp Killers

In Krugersdorp, South Africa 11 people were viciously murdered between 2012 and 2016 by a religious group calling themselves Electus Per Deus (Chosen by God). Their arrests sparked an investigation into one of the strangest cases in South African history which would ultimately reveal the depths of human depravity. (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) Visit our website for Show notes, photos and more at https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/ Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest @truecrimesouthafrica & Twitter @TCSApod Pinterest · YouTube · Support the show on PayPal · Support the show on Patreon · Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
7/10/20191 hour, 34 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast: Episode 3 – The Station Strangler

South Africa has been haunted by the Station Strangler serial killer case since his first murder in 1986. A suspect was caught and jailed for one of the crimes but is he the true perpetrator or does he still move among us to this day? Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/22/201951 minutes, 17 seconds
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Podcast: Episode 2 – The Disappearance of Marie Ostbo

Marie Ostbo, a Norwegian student, was 21 years old when she disappeared while on holiday in South Africa. Marie has now been missing for more than a year and the circumstances surrounding her disappearance seem to get murkier every day. This is Marie’s story. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/22/201933 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 1 – The Murder of Charmaine Mare

I chose Charmaine's story to cover first because I hadn't heard about the case before I saw it on a short documentary on television. I was surprised as I tend to follow cases like these quite voraciously but then I realised that Charmaine's murder took place just a month before Oscar Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013. Even non-true crime junkies know how that case exploded all over the media so Charmaine was pushed aside, her story relegated to third-page news, while South Africa took in every salacious detail of the Oscar trial. Charmaine's story is, therefore, a perfect example of the type of case I want to cover here on True Crime South Africa. She may not have been famous or a model or dating a superstar athlete, but Charmaine deserved the same support from the public as Reeva did for they were both taken far too soon, and neither deserved the horrendous endings they got. This is Charmaine's story. Instagram · Pinterest · Facebook · YouTube · Twitter · LinkedIn
6/22/201932 minutes, 11 seconds