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True Crime South Africa covers solved and unsolved South African true crime cases.

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Episode 94 - The Murder of Lucky Dube (Bonus Interview with Dr Richard Shepherd)
1:23:25
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)
Oct 01, 2022
Episode 93 The Murder of Hlompho Mohapi Koloi
1:09:57
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)
Sep 25, 2022
Episode 92 - The Serial Crimes of Richman Makhwenkwe
49:15
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)
Sep 18, 2022
Episode 91 - The Windward
46:13
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)
Sep 10, 2022
Episode 90 - The Murders of Brett Goldin & Richard Bloom
48:23
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)
Sep 03, 2022
Episode 89 - The Hunt Family Massacre
41:46
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)
Aug 27, 2022
Episode 88 - The Serial Crimes of Havenga & Wessels
39:11
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)
Aug 21, 2022
Spotlight Minisode 44
21:15
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)
Aug 14, 2022
The Profiler Diaries 2: Interview with Dr Gérard Labuschagne
52:51
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)
Aug 05, 2022
Episode 87 - The Murder of Captain Anna-Marie Potgieter
51:05
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)
Jul 30, 2022
Episode 86 - The Murder of David Olyne
43:07
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)
Jul 23, 2022
The Body of Evidence: Interview with Dr Hestelle van Staden
48:42
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)
Jul 16, 2022
Episode 85 - The Merriespruit Disaster
40:43
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)
Jul 08, 2022
Episode 84 - The Serial Crimes of Brydon Brandt
46:52
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)
Jul 04, 2022
Episode 83 - The Murder of Michaela Williams
52:24
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)
Jun 24, 2022
Episode 82 The Bredenhann Family Murders
37:05
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)
Jun 18, 2022
Spotlight Minisode 43
24:58
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)
Jun 10, 2022
Episode 81 - The Murder of Johannes Doe
49:30
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)
Jun 04, 2022
Special: The Missing: Updates & Exciting Announcement
40:36
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
May 24, 2022
Spotlight Minisode 42
22:11
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)
May 19, 2022
Episode 80 - The Serial Crimes of Tommy Williams
45:08
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)
May 14, 2022
Episode 79 The Serial Crimes of Jaco Steyn
1:05:07
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)
May 06, 2022
Combatting Digital Sex Crimes with Colonel Kirsten Clark
1:16:29
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)
Apr 29, 2022
Episode 78 - The Murders of Anisha & Joey Van Niekerk
1:07:47
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)
Apr 23, 2022
Prison By Numbers: Understanding Prison Gangs with Dr. Liza Grobler
1:25:03
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)
Apr 15, 2022
Episode 77 - The Great Trust Bank Robbery
32:35
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
Apr 03, 2022
Minisode 41: Here's Your Outrage - The Murder of Dora & Rorisang Matseme
21:00
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
Mar 25, 2022
Episode 76 - The Murder of Jayde Inggs
1:36:22
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
Mar 19, 2022
Interview: Ronel Koekemoer Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust
1:03:58
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)
Mar 11, 2022
Episode 75 - The Murder of Poppie van der Merwe
46:38
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
Mar 04, 2022
Episode 74 - The Murder of Valencia Behrens
41:13
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)
Feb 25, 2022
Spotlight Minisode His Name Is Jerobiojin: The Ethics of True Crime
20:05
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
Feb 20, 2022
Episode 73 - The Capital Hill Murders
31:54
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
Feb 11, 2022
Episode 72 - The Murder of Santa Pretorius
35:34
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
Feb 04, 2022
Episode 71 - The Murder of Ralf Krebs
37:22
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
Jan 28, 2022
Episode 70 Serial Offender: Ananias Mathe
47:12
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
Jan 21, 2022
Episode 69 - The Serial Crimes of Richard Nyauza
1:06:11
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
Jan 14, 2022
Episode 68 - Finding Baby Micaela
1:25:02
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
Jan 07, 2022
Spotlight Minisode 2021 Wrap & Bloopers
39:54
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
Dec 30, 2021
Episode 67 - The Murder of Leslie Brockbanks Van Zyl
1:01:50
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
Dec 17, 2021
Episode 66 - The Limpopo Serial Killer
26:39
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
Dec 10, 2021
Episode 65 - The Serial Crimes of Charmaine Phillips & Pieter Grundlingh
47:49
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)
Dec 05, 2021
Interview with Vanessa Lynch - DNA For Africa
1:05:06
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
Nov 25, 2021
Episode 64 - The Disappearance of Le-Jeandre De Bruyn
41:34
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
Nov 19, 2021
Episode 63 - The Murder of Tandiwe Betty Ketani
1:35:57
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
Nov 13, 2021
Episode 62 - The Flower Gang Murders
1:17:48
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
Nov 05, 2021
Spotlight Minisode - Kidnapping for Ransom in SA
26:16
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
Oct 28, 2021
Episode 61 - The Serial Crimes of David Mmbengwa
40:54
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
Oct 23, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 37
20:22
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
Oct 15, 2021
Episode 60 - The Lotter Family Murders
1:44:22
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
Oct 08, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 36
20:37
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
Oct 01, 2021
Episode 59 - The Murder of Gill Packham
1:41:43
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
Sep 24, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 35
24:25
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
Sep 16, 2021
Episode 58 - The Murder of Sinoxolo Mafevuka
1:07:48
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
Sep 10, 2021
Spotlight Minisode Serial Offender Sentence Analysis
22:25
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
Sep 04, 2021
Episode 57 - The Mystery of Meadowbrook Doe
55:08
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
Aug 27, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 33
29:16
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
Aug 20, 2021
Episode 56 - The Serial Crimes of Bongani Mfeka
53:06
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
Aug 13, 2021
New Podcast Trailer - Devilsdorp The Official Companion Podcast
1:41
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.
Aug 03, 2021
Episode 55 - The Murder of Sandra Malcolm
44:53
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
Jul 23, 2021
Spotlight Minisode: Update - Episode 51
30:27
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
Jul 16, 2021
Episode 54 - The Angel of Vanderbijlpark
53:16
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
Jul 09, 2021
Spotlight Minisode Child Abuse in South Africa
24:25
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
Jun 25, 2021
Episode 53 - The Murder of Shamonique Claasen
46:23
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
Jun 18, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 30
21:46
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
Jun 11, 2021
Interview: Mark Shaw - Author of Give Us More Guns
51:51
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)
Jun 04, 2021
Episode 52 - Part 4: The Van Breda Family Murders
1:44:34
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
May 30, 2021
Episode 52 - Part 3 The Van Breda Family Murders
1:10:57
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
May 22, 2021
Episode 52 Part 2: The Van Breda Family Murders
1:11:11
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
May 14, 2021
Episode 52 - Part 1: The Van Breda Family Murder
56:47
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
May 07, 2021
Interview with Gerard Labuschagne: Author of The Profiler Diaries
1:03:46
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
Apr 29, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 29
21:42
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
Apr 23, 2021
Episode 51 - Officer Down: The Murder of Leslie Cilliers
1:04:32
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
Apr 17, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 28
25:24
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
Apr 03, 2021
Interview: Zibeth Hansen - Prison Psychologist
2:03:57
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
Mar 27, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 27
16:55
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
Mar 12, 2021
Episode 50 - The Disappearance of Natasha Viljoen
1:06:35
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
Mar 07, 2021
Ewa Nosal: The Case That Started It All (Minisode)
26:04
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
Feb 26, 2021
Episode 49 - The Stander Gang
45:17
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
Feb 19, 2021
Spotlight Minisode 25
15:56
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
Feb 12, 2021
Episode 48 - The Murder of Cisca Du Toit
47:16
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
Feb 05, 2021
Spotlight Minisode When Mothers Kill
26:49
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
Jan 29, 2021
Episode 47 - The Crimes of Stephanus Swart
46:24
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
Jan 22, 2021
Interview: "I Killed an Intruder"
1:03:08
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
Jan 15, 2021
Episode 46 - The Murder of Steven Harvey
47:55
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
Jan 06, 2021
Exclusive Sneak Peek: The Krugersdorp Cult Killings: Chapter 1
31:29
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
Dec 17, 2020
Episode 45 - The Crimes of Stewart Wilken
54:33
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
Dec 11, 2020
Episode 44 - The Mystery of the Piercy Sisters
56:42
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
Nov 29, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 23
21:44
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
Nov 20, 2020
Episode 43 - The Bainskloof Murders
50:52
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
Nov 13, 2020
Spotlight Minisode: Killer Wives
22:53
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
Nov 05, 2020
Episode 42 - The Disappearance of Desiree Reid
42:02
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
Oct 30, 2020
Spotlight Minisode - The DNA Delay
19:51
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
Oct 22, 2020
Episode 41 - The Murder of Anene Booysen
49:06
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
Oct 15, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 20
20:49
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
Oct 09, 2020
Episode 40 - The Disappearance of Dawn Burn
56:31
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
Oct 02, 2020
Episode 39 - Salie Lingevelt: A 1940s Serial Killer
28:29
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
Sep 17, 2020
Episode 38 - The Disappearance of Eugeine Zane Nel
53:00
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
Sep 10, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 18
16:32
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
Aug 28, 2020
Episode 37 - The Screwdriver Rapist
36:20
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
Aug 23, 2020
Interview: Ryan Blumenthal - Author of Autopsy
52:32
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
Aug 19, 2020
Interview: Sean Baumann - Author of Madness
57:25
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
Aug 13, 2020
Episode 36 - The Unsolved Murder of Sibille Zanner
58:22
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
Aug 07, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 17
19:17
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
Jul 30, 2020
Episode 35 - The Crimes of "P"
34:30
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
Jul 23, 2020
Spotlight Minisode: The Missing
29:07
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
Jul 19, 2020
Episode 34 - The Adlington Family Murders
1:00:41
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
Jul 10, 2020
Interview with Tanya Farber
37:48
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
Jul 03, 2020
Episode 33 - The Murder of Karabo Mokoena
1:00:56
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
Jun 26, 2020
Lie to Me: Meet the Deceptionologists
1:50:04
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 tipsa@microexpressions.co.za 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
Jun 19, 2020
Episode 32 - The Waterkloof 4 (Part 2)
34:19
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
Jun 12, 2020
Episode 32 - The Waterkloof 4 - Part 1
40:52
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
Jun 05, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 15
19:14
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
May 28, 2020
Episode 31 - The Mine Dump Child Killer
53:36
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
May 24, 2020
Episode 30 - The Murder of Taliep Petersen
48:10
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
May 15, 2020
Episode 29 - The Jeppe Pyromaniac
47:37
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
May 08, 2020
Episode 28 - The Murder of Gabriela Kabrins Alban
1:08:07
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
May 01, 2020
Episode 27 - The Murder of Sheldean Human
48:32
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
Apr 24, 2020
Episode 26 - The Murder of Michael Van Eck
1:31:24
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
Apr 16, 2020
Episode 25 - The Scissors Murder
40:33
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
Apr 12, 2020
Episode 24 - The Murder of Connor Isaacs
1:08:11
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
Apr 02, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 14
21:48
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
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 23 - The Murder of Tanya Flowerday
44:29
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
Mar 18, 2020
Spotlight Minisode - The Parole Predicament
22:55
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
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 22 - The Murder of Frances Rasuge
53:04
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
Mar 05, 2020
A South African Mindhunter - with Dr Brin Hodgskiss
1:38:29
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
Feb 26, 2020
Episode 21 - The Crimes of Advocate Barbie
1:57:06
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
Feb 23, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 12
19:20
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
Feb 14, 2020
Episode 20 - The Venter Family Massacre
49:04
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
Feb 06, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 11
24:39
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)
Jan 30, 2020
Episode 19 - The Murder of Marlene Mauer
29:40
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
Jan 23, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 10 - An Australian Tribute
22:15
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
Jan 17, 2020
Episode 18 - The Modimolle Monster
1:19:08
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
Jan 07, 2020
Spotlight Minisode 9
23:06
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
Jan 02, 2020
Episode 17 - Daisy de Melker
37:50
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
Dec 26, 2019
Episode 16 - The Murder of Leigh Matthews
33:37
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.
Dec 20, 2019
Episode 15 - The Wemmer Pan Serial Killer
53:38
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)
Dec 12, 2019
Episode 14 - The Springs House of Horrors
1:04:45
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)
Dec 05, 2019
Spotlight Minisode 8 - The GBV Edition
23:04
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
Nov 28, 2019
Episode 13 - The Samurai Killer
1:12:14
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
Nov 21, 2019
TCSA Spotlight Minisode 7
18:26
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
Nov 14, 2019
Episode 12: Unsolved: The River Strangler
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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)
Nov 08, 2019
TCSA Spotlight 6
23:24
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)
Nov 01, 2019
Episode 11 - The Shoelace Killer
47:25
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
Oct 25, 2019
TCSA Spotlight 5
25:25
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)
Oct 18, 2019
Episode 10 - The Unsolved Murder of Tracey Thompson
1:41:50
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
Oct 11, 2019
Interview: My Pen Pal, The Serial Killer
37:24
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.
Oct 03, 2019
Episode 9 - The ABC Killer
1:42:32
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
Sep 27, 2019
TCSA: Spotlight 4
22:26
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)
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 8: The Unsolved Murder of Jacoba Schroeder
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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
Sep 12, 2019
TCSA:Spotlight 3
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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: wordsmith195@gmail.com
Sep 05, 2019
Podcast: Episode 7: The Body in the Boot
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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)
Aug 29, 2019
Podcast: TCSA: Spotlight 2
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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/
Aug 21, 2019
Podcast: Episode 6: The Griekwastad Murders
1:45:24
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/
Aug 12, 2019
Podcast: TCSA: Spotlight 1
9:22
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.
Aug 06, 2019
Podcast: Episode 5: The Disappearance of Amahle Thabethe
23:40
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
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 4 – The Krugersdorp Killers
1:34:01
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
Jul 10, 2019
Podcast: Episode 3 – The Station Strangler
51:17
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?
Jun 22, 2019
Podcast: Episode 2 – The Disappearance of Marie Ostbo
33:18
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.
Jun 22, 2019
Episode 1 – The Murder of Charmaine Mare
32:11
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.
Jun 22, 2019