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It Happened Here (IHH) is a weekly true crime podcast from Ready Freddie Productions, presented by South African journalist Kate Thompson Davy.
The creators of IHH intend this to be a true crime podcast that centres victims and survivors, that peers into the psychology at play, and scratches that crime and grime itch we all sometimes have. Having said that, we do not want to produce 'gore porn' or glorify the criminals we speak about. That is a guiding value of ours, as well as: 
Sex work is work. My body, my choice. Trans and black lives matter. And f*ck your feminism if it isn’t intersectional. 
If that doesn’t work for you, that’s your call (do better!), but this is not the podcast you are looking for. I’m sure we will fall short of these values at some point, because we’re all flawed and unlearning prejudices. Please do let us know when we go wrong (hello@readyfreddiepod.com), but also, please be gentle. Remember good hearts, bad moments. We are trying our best. 
What listeners had to say:
Marvelous *****
Jul 9, 2021, lilmamaeverts
"This podcast is so amazing… from the podcasters voice to the way she tells the stories. Episode 2 had me in tears, but I felt the way she presented the case was so thoughtful. And I appreciate she doesn’t shy away from the tough subjects that NEED a light shine on them!"
Right up there with the best *****
Jul 5, 2021, Millie Moopop's Mummy
"Fab true crime podcast. I’ve never listened to much South African crime and find it fascinating. Subject matter is dealt with sensitively and the research has clearly been done with the utmost attention to detail. To top it off, the host has a voice born for podcasts! Can’t wait to see how this podcast develops."

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

It Happened Here (IHH) is a weekly true crime podcast from Ready Freddie Productions, presented by South African journalist Kate Thompson Davy.
The creators of IHH intend this to be a true crime podcast that centres victims and survivors, that peers into the psychology at play, and scratches that crime and grime itch we all sometimes have. Having said that, we do not want to produce 'gore porn' or glorify the criminals we speak about. That is a guiding value of ours, as well as: 
Sex work is work. My body, my choice. Trans and black lives matter. And f*ck your feminism if it isn’t intersectional. 
If that doesn’t work for you, that’s your call (do better!), but this is not the podcast you are looking for. I’m sure we will fall short of these values at some point, because we’re all flawed and unlearning prejudices. Please do let us know when we go wrong (hello@readyfreddiepod.com), but also, please be gentle. Remember good hearts, bad moments. We are trying our best. 
What listeners had to say:
Marvelous *****
Jul 9, 2021, lilmamaeverts
"This podcast is so amazing… from the podcasters voice to the way she tells the stories. Episode 2 had me in tears, but I felt the way she presented the case was so thoughtful. And I appreciate she doesn’t shy away from the tough subjects that NEED a light shine on them!"
Right up there with the best *****
Jul 5, 2021, Millie Moopop's Mummy
"Fab true crime podcast. I’ve never listened to much South African crime and find it fascinating. Subject matter is dealt with sensitively and the research has clearly been done with the utmost attention to detail. To top it off, the host has a voice born for podcasts! Can’t wait to see how this podcast develops."

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    The missing masterpiece: Pretoria Art Museum heist

    The missing masterpiece: Pretoria Art Museum heist

    It’s Sunday, 11 November 2012, when three people stroll into the Pretoria Art Museum on Wessels street in Pretoria, and stroll out again with six of South Africa’s most historic and valuable art works. Two days later, four of those pieces would be discovered in the most unlikely place…
    Thanks to my interviewees from Stephan Welz & Co: https://www.swelco.co.za/
     
    Sources:
    https://theworld.org/stories/2012-11-12/south-african-art-heist-thieves-steal-2m-worth-paintings-pretoria-art-museum
    https://www.latimes.com/world/la-xpm-2012-nov-12-la-fg-wn-south-africa-art-theft-2-million-20121112-story.html
    https://ewn.co.za/2012/11/14/Mystery-still-surrounds-art-heist
    https://ewn.co.za/2012/11/13/Police-hunt-for-artwork-thieves
    https://ewn.co.za/2012/11/12/Cameras-may-help-catch-R15m-art-thieves
    https://ewn.co.za/2012/11/13/Police-probe-art-heist-tip-offs
    https://ewn.co.za/2012/11/13/Stolen-iconic-art-will-likely-turn-up---SAHRA
    https://ewn.co.za/2012/11/11/Robbers-strike-Pretoria-museum
    https://www.whistleblowing.co.za/art-theft-in-pretoria-informer-and-whistleblower-help-police/
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/top-sa-artist-behind-r175m-theft-1422232#.UKM4xWdacmh
    https://art-crime.blogspot.com/2012/11/pretoria-art-museum-in-south-africa.html
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-20311861
    https://www.sartle.com/blog/post/from-botched-restoration-to-selfie-destruction-5-of-the-worst-art-fails
     
     
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    • 28 min
    Love shouldn't hurt: The murder of Leighandre "Baby Lee" Jegels

    Love shouldn't hurt: The murder of Leighandre "Baby Lee" Jegels

    August 30th 2019 was a regular day for Leighandre Jegels and her mom Ryta. The two were making their way to a boxing gym in East London, when a car started driving erratically behind them. In it was Bulelani Manyakama, Leighandre's abusive ex-boyfriend...
    Domestic abuse resources:
    https://genderjustice.org.za/helpline-numbers/
    https://help.unhcr.org/southafrica/welcome/violence/
    https://www.saferspaces.org.za/organisation/entry/rise-against-domestic-violence-sa
    https://www.powa.co.za/POWA/ or 011-642-4345
    https://genderjustice.org.za/
    Tears foundation:  Text *134*7355# or email info@tears.co.za
     
    SOURCES:
    https://www.iol.co.za/sport/opinion/baby-lee-such-a-sad-tragic-violent-loss-32553068
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/eastern-cape/leighandre-jegels-murder-accused-has-died-31719068
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-08-31-sa-world-champion-fighter-shot-dead-by-her-police-officer-boyfriend/
    https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2021-09-01-jegels-anniversary-invokes-painful-emotions/
    https://ewn.co.za/2019/09/14/leighandre-baby-lee-jegels-to-be-laid-to-rest
    https://www.all4women.co.za/1844257/news/south-african-news/slain-sa-boxing-champion-leighandre-baby-lee-jegels-laid-to-rest
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8qnOWEu9WA&t=464s
    https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2019-09-12-tears-flow-freely-for-champ-baby-lee/
    https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-09-11-fare-thee-well-leighandre-baby-lee-jegels-champ-forever/
    https://twitter.com/DrJessTaylor/status/1304327594989494273
    https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/verbalabuseinrelationships/2012/07/how-abusers-gain-control
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    • 30 min
    Friends, family & fraud: The death of Dustan Blom

    Friends, family & fraud: The death of Dustan Blom

    It became known as the case of the body in the boot, abandoned in the parking lot of Montecasino, but there's a man behind that headline. In the wake of his wife's unexpected death, Dustan Blom meets exotic dancer Maruschka Robinson. He takes pity on her, offers her a lifeline, but Maruschka responds by taking advantage and - ultimately - his life.
    SOURCES:
    https://www.news24.com/News24/My-brothers-murder-has-left-us-shattered-Bloms-sister-20150818
    https://ewn.co.za/2015/08/20/Montecasino-killers-showed-no-remorse
    https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-early-edition/20150821/281547994635253
    https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-early-edition/20140117/281698317604539
    https://ewn.co.za/2013/11/08/dustan-blom-suspects-racked-up-r100000-bill
    https://www.news24.com/news24/cops-have-confession-for-montecasino-murder-20140326
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2014-03-26-montecasino-murder-fraud-cases-in-court/
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2013-10-03-body-in-boot-case-stripper-in-dock/
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2013-11-13-montecasino-boot-murder-uncovers-major-fraud-syndicate/
    https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-late-edition/20140709/282574491181927
    https://www.news24.com/News24/Blom-a-broken-man-after-wifes-death-court-told-20150415
    https://www.news24.com/News24/Dustan-Blom-died-of-asphyxiation-forensic-pathologist-20150420
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/montecasino-murder-plotted-for-weeks-1851553
    https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/blog-the-body-in-the-boot/
    https://fourwaysreview.co.za/201043/verdict-on-the-body-in-the-boot/
    https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-early-edition/20150416/281535109519363


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    • 37 min
    Angels, demons, and thieves: the Mancoba Seven Angels massacre

    Angels, demons, and thieves: the Mancoba Seven Angels massacre

    It’s February 21st, 2018, just after midnight, when three vehicles pull up outside the Ngcobo police station. One of them is a police van, but the gunmen that climb out are anything but police. They head into the station and gunfire shatters the quiet calm of a small village police station. As the new day dawned on the village of Ngcobo, six people have been fatally shot… and a standoff with the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry is shaping up.
    SOURCES:
    https://www.news24.com/citypress/News/crl-goes-after-cult-like-churches-but-laments-a-lack-of-state-support-20180301
    https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/angels-of-death-its-been-a-year-but-the-pain-is-still-fresh-for-families-of-ngcobo-massacre-20190221
    https://ewn.co.za/2018/02/26/4-appear-in-court-over-ngcobo-police-killings
    https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2018-03-01-mancoba-4-of-7-killed-by-cops-innocent/
    https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2021-02-22-ngcobo-massacre-ghosts-still-walk-as-court-case-drags-on-past-third-anniversary/
    https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2020-03-02-mancoba-seven-angels-trial-judge-calls-on-police-to-use-modern-technology/
    https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/tag/ngcobo-police-station/page/2/
    https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/ngcobo-church-suspects-court/
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-05-ngcobo-shooting-suspects-in-court-for-mzimkhulu-double-murder/
    https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2018-02-26-church-battlefield-prophesied/
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-15-police-scrub-away-mancoba-seven-angels-graffiti/
    https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2018-03-03-root-of-evil-in-police-massacre/
    https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/seven-angels-cult-members-in-court-for-police-station-massacre-20181105
    https://www.gov.za/speeches/home-affairs-conducts-audit-members-mancoba-seven-angels-ministry-documentation-4-mar-2018
    https://www.dailysun.co.za/News/pics-videos-seven-angels-trial-starts-20190903
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-02-26-ngcobo-killings-church-brother-turns-on-brother/
    https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/ngcobo-residents-still-feel-unsafe-three-years-after-massacre-of-police-officers/
    https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/mancoba-cult-kingpin-appears-in-court-on-rape-charge-20181101
    https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-02-26-we-didnt-know-say-church-followers/
    https://www.news24.com/News24/murdered-ngcobo-police-officers-identified-20180222
    https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/seven-angels-cult-leader-could-walk-free-as-npa-withdraws-rape-charges-20181206
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwcmWthPa4&feature=youtu.be
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    • 39 min
    Song & dance: The murder of Taliep Petersen

    Song & dance: The murder of Taliep Petersen

    This is the first episode of It Happened Here for 2022. In the spirit of the new year, I’m declaring this the start of a new season. Yes, the numbering won’t make tonnes of sense, but neither does much in life so we’re just going to run with it. This episode covers the plot to murder one of South Africa's most lauded musical talents, Taliep Petersen - a plot cooked up by his own wife, Najwa.

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    SOURCES:
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/amp/sunday-times/lifestyle/2007-06-24-taliep-petersena-tale-of-two-wives/
    http://www.saflii.org/za/cases/ZAWCHC/2008/64.pdf
    https://icaci.org/files/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2009/html/refer/20_5.pdf
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-05-15-podcast-a-killer-beside-me-the-murder-of-taliep-petersen/
    https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2008-05-06-najwa-petersen-was-demonic/
    https://www.mgia.co.za/taliep-kept-stabbing-secret-court-told/
    https://www.news24.com/news24/najwa-bad-blood-rumours-20071021
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/najwa-to-tell-her-story-400294
    https://mg.co.za/article/2008-04-10-how-detective-became-suspicious-of-najwa-petersen/
    https://mg.co.za/article/2008-07-30-najwa-fired-fatal-shot-lawyer-charges/
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/najwa-intruder-put-a-gun-on-my-head-410233
    https://mg.co.za/article/2008-12-02-court-finds-najwa-guilty-of-murder/
    https://www.news24.com/news24/weeping-najwa-called-me-20080424
    https://www.dailyvoice.co.za/news/taliep-petersens-killer-denied-parole-d7627ede-d682-4c46-927d-5faff90d7415
    https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus/news/najwa-petersen-eligible-for-parole-in-20-months-accomplice-before-parole-board-this-week-3f5bc4a8-8876-4803-8f05-8be605e88a24
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/correctional-services-confirms-taliep-petersens-killer-has-been-released-on-parole-9d9a181b-2322-49e5-b7e7-fee73246b22d
    https://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=17860#:~:text=District%20Six%20was%20the%20first,New%20Musical%2F1999%20in%20London.
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/jan/08/guardianobituaries.obituaries
    https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2020-09-07-iconic-district-six-museum-faces-threat-of-closure-unless-love-letters-from-the-public-can-save-it/
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    • 30 min
    Snake in the grass: The murder of Siam Lee

    Snake in the grass: The murder of Siam Lee

    In January 2018, near New Hanover, a small burning patch of sugar cane caught the attention of a farmer out walking with his grandson. As he got closer, he realized that there was more to the fire. There were drag marks in the soil, the smell of petrol, and just a foot or into the field was a horrific sight, a charred body of a woman, one arm lifted up over her head – in what her mom will later describe as the dying swan pose. One hand remained untouched by the fire, her fingertips still glinting with sparkly nail polish. 
    www.patreon.com/ithappenedhere 
    SOURCES:
    https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2019-06-21-siam-lee-murder-rape-accused-dies-before-trial/
    https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2019-06-21-siam-lee-murder-rape-accused-dies-before-trial/
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/siam-lee-accused-also-raped-me-14452585
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/ex-fiancee-of-alleged-siam-lee-murderer-sounded-warning-seven-months-ago-12836671
    https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-sunday-independent/20180422/281496456884723
    https://www.iol.co.za/sunday-tribune/news/mixed-emotions-as-siam-lees-suspected-killer-reported-dead-27250682
    https://bradnathanson.co.za/2018/01/31/meet-the-private-eye-who-helped-find-siam-lees-alleged-killer/
    https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/pi-company-under-scrutiny-in-siam-lee-accused-bail-application-20180307
    https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/news/2018-01-27-siam-lees-alleged-killer-linked-to-old-murder/
    https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/investigator-reveals-siam-lees-final-moments-as-murder-accused-dies-28767152
    https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/siam-lees-mother-cries-as-details-of-her-daughters-murder-emerge-in-court-20181114
    https://northglennews.co.za/150395/durban-high-court-siamlee-murder-trail-adjourned/
    https://northglennews.co.za/148170/siam-lee-murder-trial-adjourned-durban-high-court/
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

TonieMays ,

Tell us how you really feel 😒

Because I have had enough of hearing horrific tales while the podcaster remains maddeningly neutral. I appreciate your honesty and willingness to say out loud what we are all thinking. THANK YOU for all of the hard work you put in to share these important cases.

NurseKristi ,

Love It!

My library is full of true crime podcasts. It Happened Here is all I have listened to since I learned about it. Kate’s voice is like butter. I love her matter of fact reporting juxtaposed with the insightful tangents. She teaches me something new about a culture I am admittedly not all that familiar with. Kate feels like someone I want to be friends with IRL. She is intelligent and funny. I enjoy the colorful language. Great job! You impressed me from start. I can’t wait to see and hear more from you. I wish you much success.

lilmamaeverts ,

Marvelous

This podcast is so amazing… from the podcasters voice to the way she tells the stories. Episode 2 had me in tears, but I felt the way she presented the case was so thoughtful. And I appreciate she doesn’t shy away from the tough subjects that NEED a light shine on them!

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