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SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

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SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 6

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 6

    There is one person we know for sure saw what happened when Siphiwe was shot in Snake Park. His name is Lebogang, and we know he was there because he was shot as well. But after the killing, Lebogang vanished from the case and was never in court. The police say they cannot find him. In this episode we speak to Lebogang.

    “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die?

    This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.

    • 33 min
    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 5

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 5

    To understand what happened in the case against Yusuf, the man who shot Siphiwe, we get hold of the audio recordings from the court. But the tapes raise more questions than what they reveal.

    “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die?

    This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.

    • 38 min
    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 4

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 4

    In South Africa, xenophobia and money are inseparable. The arguments against foreigners are often that they steal the jobs of locals, that they don’t pay taxes, that they sell fake and expired goods in order to make more money. But are these claims true? How much money are we talking about? And what does the spaza economy of Snake Park have to do with the killing of Siphiwe?

    “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die?

    This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.

    • 37 min
    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 3

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 3

    We know the man who shot Siphiwe Mahori as Yusuf. In this episode, we search for him in Snake Park and the Somali part of Mayfair, Johannesburg. We want to hear his side of the story, to understand what life is like for an immigrant shopkeeper in a hostile environment.

    “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die?

    This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.

    • 35 min
    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 2

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 2

    A year after the killing of Siphiwe Mahori, a local councillor in Snake Park told the SABC that the violence had been started by criminal elements. Many blame drug users, so called nyaope boys for starting the violence. But is this fair? And what role did the local politician play himself?

    “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die?

    This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.

    • 36 min
    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 1

    One Night in Snake Park - Episode 1

    In January 2015 the killing of the 14-year old Siphiwe Mahori in Snake Park, Soweto ignited a major wave of xenophobic attacks as across South Africa.

    Siphiwe Mahori was shot by a Somali shopkeeper who said he was fearing for his life. The story was international news, but quickly forgotten.

    “One Night in Snake Park” investigates the killing of Siphiwe Mahori. Why was the shooter let off with a suspended sentence? Why was his shop attacked? Why do xenophobic attacks keep happening? Why did Siphiwe have to die?

    This podcast is made with the support of a Taco Kuiper Investigative Journalism grant. Sound Africa is supported by Hindenburg Systems and the Open Society Foundation’s Program for Independent Journalism.

    • 24 min

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