43 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 42: Unrepentant | The Heartbreaking Murder of Michaela Williams

    Episode 42: Unrepentant | The Heartbreaking Murder of Michaela Williams

    Welcome to the Episode 42 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
     
    About the episode:
    In a home in Pelikan Park, a young girl has dinner with her family- laughing and happily existing in the humble, warm space they all called home. Unbeknownst to her, just a few doors away a man was watching her…observing her every movement- a dark plan brewing in his mind. When the perfect moment came, he would not hesitate to unleash a sickening chain of events that would forever change the lives of so many.
     
    This is the heart wrenching case of Michaela Williams
     
    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.
     
    SHOP the South African Truly Criminal Colouring Book: https://bellamonsoon.com/shop/books/pre-order-murder-and-mayhem-a-truly-criminal-colouring-experience/
     
    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
     
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    • 29 min
    Episode 41: Desecrated | The Tragic Murder of Lynette Volschenk

    Episode 41: Desecrated | The Tragic Murder of Lynette Volschenk

    Welcome to the Episode 41 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    “I am a charming psychopath and grateful to be a clever serial killer”.
     
    These are the shocking words of not only an aspiring crime writer but a cold blooded murderer. The crime he committed sent shockwaves through the nation for its brutal nature. An innocent woman his victim, none the wiser to the dark intentions of someone who was watching her; biding his time- from just metres away from her home. 
     
    And as the case unfolded and more evidence came to light, the disturbing mind of this man became known to the public. During a year full of violence towards women from a murder in a post office to the murder of a young girl and her grandfather by a family member- this case reaffirmed the fact that GBV is out of control in our beloved country.
     
    This is the senseless and heartbreaking case of the murder of Lynette Volschenk.
     
    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.
    SHOP the South African Truly Criminal Colouring Book: https://bellamonsoon.com/shop/books/pre-order-murder-and-mayhem-a-truly-criminal-colouring-experience/
     
    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

    • 34 min
    Episode 40 | Recorded: The Disturbing Case of Brian Smith

    Episode 40 | Recorded: The Disturbing Case of Brian Smith

    Welcome to the Episode 40 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    A picturesque town concealing a seedy underbelly. A seemingly perfect husband hiding dark secrets and desires. Innocent women with their lives stolen from them by a cruel and callous perpetrator. And an investigation and case that garners an outcry from both locals and internationals alike.
    A trial that so many will be watching to see whether the man accused will ultimately face the scales of justice.
    This is the disturbing case of the SD Memory Card Killer.
     
    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.
    SHOP the South African Truly Criminal Colouring Book: https://bellamonsoon.com/shop/books/pre-order-murder-and-mayhem-a-truly-criminal-colouring-experience/
     
    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.
    ❤ Substance-Abuse Resources ❤
    Call Lines: - SADAG Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline 0800 12 13 14
    Al-ANON 0861 252 666
    ❤Websites❤
    www.na.org.za
    www.lifelinesa.co.za
    www.alanon.org.za
    www.lifelinejhb.org.za
     
    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

    • 32 min
    Episode 39 | Forsaken: The Murder of Chevonne Rusch

    Episode 39 | Forsaken: The Murder of Chevonne Rusch

    Welcome to the Episode 39 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    A tale that although shocking has been all too often heard before. Caregivers who not only abuse their roles but fail to live up to them too. A little girl left to fend for herself.
    A system and society that failed her. 2 years old with an entire future ahead of her. 2 years old and dependent on those she was supposed to trust. 2 years and a life cut short.
    This is the heart-wrenching case of Chevonne Rusch
    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.
    SHOP the South African Truly Criminal Colouring Book: https://bellamonsoon.com/shop/books/pre-order-murder-and-mayhem-a-truly-criminal-colouring-experience/
     
    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.
    ❤ Substance-Abuse Resources ❤
    Call Lines: - SADAG Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline 0800 12 13 14
    Al-ANON 0861 252 666
    ❤Websites❤
    www.na.org.za
    www.lifelinesa.co.za
    www.alanon.org.za
    www.lifelinejhb.org.za
     
    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

    • 36 min
    Episode 38 | Unthinkable: The Heartbreaking Case of Ellen Pakkies

    Episode 38 | Unthinkable: The Heartbreaking Case of Ellen Pakkies

    Welcome to the Episode 38 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    About the episode: It is said that no one can love you, like a mother can. That blood is thicker than water and that family is more important than anything else. What happens though when a mother is pushed to breaking point? What could drive her to do the unthinkable? And what happens after?
    In 2007, in the notorious suburb of Lavender Hill in Cape Town, one woman would take the life of the child she brought into the world. And the news would leave some divided and many more questioning the deeper factors at play.
    This is the heart-wrenching case of Ellen Pakkies
    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.
    SHOP the Self-Defense Range: https://bellamonsoon.com/product-category/self-defense/
    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.
    ❤ Substance-Abuse Resources ❤
    Call Lines: - SADAG Social Development Substance Abuse Line 24hr helpline 0800 12 13 14
    Al-ANON 0861 252 666
    ❤Websites❤
    www.na.org.za
    www.lifelinesa.co.za
    www.alanon.org.za
    www.lifelinejhb.org.za
    ❤Rehab Centres (South Africa)❤
     New Journey Treatment Centre (CPT)
    Wellvale Recovery Centre (KZN)
    Houghton House Recovery Centres (JHB)
    ...(and there are 100's more- search Rehabilitation Centres in [insert your area] to find them) ❤
    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

    • 40 min
    Episode 37 | Snapped: The Dickason Family Murders | Lauren Dickason Case

    Episode 37 | Snapped: The Dickason Family Murders | Lauren Dickason Case

    Welcome to the Episode 37 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
    About the episode:
    From the outside, they seemed to be the perfect family- a doting father and a seemingly caring mother with three happy little girls all living in suburban bliss. But the disturbing truth lay just beyond the surface. Behind the smiling framed photographs on the walls, a sinister darkness was brewing and becoming more prolific.
    One night in September of 2021- in a quiet neighbourhood in a town they had just moved to- the most disturbing crimes would be committed. And soon, so many worldwide would be following the controversial case. A case of lives stolen so abruptly; so tragically. This is their story.
    This is the heartbreaking case of the Dickason 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.
     
    SHOP the Self-Defense Range: https://bellamonsoon.com/product-category/self-defense/
     
    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

    • 1 hr 13 min

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