True Crime South Africa

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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 fin
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
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
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 i
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 Patr
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) (S
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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 There, the shy and withdrawn teenager would embark on a crime spree that would end with the horrific murder of a defenseless elderly woman (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-344
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: (24-hr trauma helpline 082-821-3447) (Support the show
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 cumulati
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 (Suppo
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-
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-
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 societ
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
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:
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 tr
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 unharme
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 (Sup
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 (Support the show on PayPal htt
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 helplin
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 helplin
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 tr
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 sentenc
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
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