29 episodes

The Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime podcast explores real life crimes occurring within South Africa from a psychological viewpoint.

Every week a new case is examined and we delve head-first into the motives that drive people to do what they do.

Join Bella Monsoon on a journey into the minds behind the madness.

Murder and Mayhem: South African True Crime Bella Monsoon

    • True Crime
    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings

The Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime podcast explores real life crimes occurring within South Africa from a psychological viewpoint.

Every week a new case is examined and we delve head-first into the motives that drive people to do what they do.

Join Bella Monsoon on a journey into the minds behind the madness.

    Episode 28 | Double Life: The Sunday Rapist- Johannes Jacobus Steyn

    Episode 28 | Double Life: The Sunday Rapist- Johannes Jacobus Steyn

    Welcome to the Episode 28 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    A young girl is reported missing- snatched just metres away from the entrance of her school. A city is frantically searching for her, sharing her image on all media platforms. 
     
    That very same afternoon in another part of the city- a woman is making a cup of tea. She sits down on her couch, switches on the tv just as a familiar face flashes across the screen. The words ‘suspect’ appear below the identikit of this rather unremarkable but yet recognisable face. The woman stifles a gasp and immediately reaches over for her phone. On the other end of the line- the police hear a female speaking and she says: “I saw the identikit and I think I know the man you’re looking for”.
     
    This is the story of the serial crimes of a callous and cruel man. This is the disturbing case of Jacobus Johannes Steyn.
     
    For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
     
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    Mental Health Resources:
    If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 27 | Night Terror: The Axe Killer Phindile Ntshongwana

    Episode 27 | Night Terror: The Axe Killer Phindile Ntshongwana

    Welcome to the Episode 27 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    This case at first glance reads more like a strange movie plot. An axe wielding assailant striking at the dead of night. A narrative detailing a father’s revenge for a monstrous crime committed against his daughter.
    And at the trial when this man is eventually caught- a plea of insanity; of diminished criminal capacity.
    And at the helm of it all, a former professional South African rugby player turned serial killer But this is not a movie script, this is real life.
    And this is the disturbing case of Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana.
     
    For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
    Mental Health Resources:
    If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 26- Evil Within: Serial Killer Boetie Boer | Stewart Wilken

    Episode 26- Evil Within: Serial Killer Boetie Boer | Stewart Wilken

    Welcome to the Episode 26 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    Described as one of the most vile serial killers in South African history, this man committed the most heinous and disturbing acts over a period of years. He went undetected and it was only by sheer coincidence that he would eventually be discovered.
    With no remorse; no inhibitions; and no regrets- his victims suffered cruel and harsh deaths at his hands.
    He would also become an anomaly, one of the only known serial killers in history to end the life of his own flesh and blood. 
    This is the disturbing case of Stewart Wilken- known to many as Boetie Boer.
    For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
    Mental Health Resources:
    If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.
     
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    Support the Show on Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bellamonsoon
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    • 41 min
    Episode 25- Uninvited: The Norwood Serial Killer - Jacobus ’Kobus’ Geldenhuys

    Episode 25- Uninvited: The Norwood Serial Killer - Jacobus ’Kobus’ Geldenhuys

    Welcome to the Episode 25 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    If you’ve grown up believing that the boogie man looks a certain way; acts a certain way and is only found in certain places- you may be in for a nasty surprise when you discover the truth. Those with the deepest depths of darkness don’t often look different to you or me. Those who commit the most atrocious acts often are the least suspecting people.
    So what do you do when you realise that evil can lurk within the people you trust to serve and protect? What do you do when you come face to face with pure darkness but it doesn’t look the way you thought it would? How do you really spot a serial killer?
    This is the case of the unsuspecting predator and serial offender- Jacobus Petrus Geldenhuys.
     
    For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
    Mental Health Resources:
    If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.
     
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    • 44 min
    Episode 24- Pure Evil: The Wemmer Pan Serial Killer Cedric Maake

    Episode 24- Pure Evil: The Wemmer Pan Serial Killer Cedric Maake

    Welcome to the Episode 24 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    What happens when a serial killer cannot be classified? What happens when a perpetrator seems to have no single Modus Operandi or victim profile? How do you even attempt to piece together a puzzle to catch the face behind the trail of destruction when you don’t have all the pieces?
    Today, I will be discussing one such killer- a man who used five different methods of killing; a man who didn’t pursue one type of victim; a man who remains a terrifying enigma.
    This is the case of one of the most cold-blooded serial killers South Africa has ever known- Cedric Maake.
     
    For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
    Mental Health Resources:
    If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.
     
    Support the Show on Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/join/BellaMonsoon
    Support the Show on Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bellamonsoon
    Subscribe and follow Murder and Mayhem on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or your favourite podcast listening platforms

    • 48 min
    Episode 23- Nightmare in Suburbia: The Adlington Family Murders

    Episode 23- Nightmare in Suburbia: The Adlington Family Murders

    Welcome to the Episode 23 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    In a beautiful Marina side neighbourhood boasting views of the mountain range, access to a sparkling expanse of water and just minutes away from the ocean- Marina Da Gama exists. This neighbourhood boasts many beautiful homes with stunning views and a wonderful atmosphere. 
    Families who can afford it, have chosen to make this area their home- taking evening walks along the vlei and having afternoon sundowners as the sun sets behind the mountains. One such family were the Adlingtons. Debbie, Tony, Kevin, Katelyn and Craig. The perfect family; the perfect life. But things are not always as they seem.
    This is the case of the Adlington Family Murders.
     
    For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
    Mental Health Resources:
    If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.
     
    Support the Show on Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/join/BellaMonsoon
    Support the Show on Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/bellamonsoon
    Subscribe and follow Murder and Mayhem on Apple Podcasts,  Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify or your favourite podcast listening platforms

    • 41 min

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