30 episodes

True Crime South Africa covers solved and unsolved South African true crime cases.

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True Crime South Africa covers solved and unsolved South African true crime cases.

    Episode 19 - The Murder of Marlene Mauer

    Episode 19 - The Murder of Marlene Mauer

    On the 10th of February 2006, 22-year-old Marlene Mauer left home for her first day of work at a new job. She never came home. Her murderer would be sentenced to 17 years in jail but that wasn't the end of Marlene's story. In December 2019, Marlene's mother would receive a Facebook message that imploded what was left of her world. (24-hour trauma helpline: 082-821-3447). Support the show for just R 15 https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa

    • 29 min
    Spotlight Minisode 10 - An Australian Tribute

    Spotlight Minisode 10 - An Australian Tribute

    Today's minisode covers an Australian case with a South African link. We dedicate this episode to the human and animal victims of Australia's wildfires. For more information about how you can help, visit (https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/01/07/australia-fires-how-to-help-donate-victims-animals/2832145001/)

    • 22 min
    Episode 18 - The Modimolle Monster

    Episode 18 - The Modimolle Monster

    When Ina Bonnette met Johan Kotze she thought she had found the man of her dreams. Those dreams would soon turn into a nightmare she could never escape from when the true Johan Kotze showed his face resulting in one of the most sadistic cases of domestic violence and murder that South Africa has ever seen. (24-hour trauma helpline: 082-821-3447).

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Spotlight Minisode 9

    Spotlight Minisode 9

    In today's minisode we discuss two disturbing, recent "no body"murder convictions. There's an update from Episode 13 - The Samurai Killer and then we get a little more light-hearted with a round up of South Africa's dumbest criminals for the last decade. (Community Intervention Centre - 24-hour trauma line 082-821-3447)

    • 23 min
    Episode 17 - Daisy de Melker

    Episode 17 - Daisy de Melker

    In 1932 Daisy de Melker was executed after being found guilty of murdering her son. This crime just scratched the surface of what she had done, though. The specter of Daisy de Melker still hangs over South Africa, a century later, as the epitome of a cold-blooded killer. (Support the show for just R 15: https://www.patreon.com/truecrimesa) (Community Intervention Centre 24-hour trauma helpline 082-821-3447)

    • 37 min
    Episode 16 - The Murder of Leigh Matthews

    Episode 16 - The Murder of Leigh Matthews

    On the 9th of July 2004, 21-year-old Leigh Matthews was abducted from outside her university. Her kidnapper soon made contact and initiated an emotional roller coaster for her parents which would end with tragic results.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

CJIam12 ,

Wow!

I love this podcast, the intensity and research makes it such a great listen! I highly recommend!

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Cheetocat8 ,

Great podcast!

This podcast was recommended to me by a friend. I’m from the states and am into true crime. The issue with other podcasts is that they repeat the same stories over and over.

This podcast has crimes from South Africa that I have never even heard of.

The presenter has a great voice and I can tell a lot of work and research went into the podcast. It’s honestly one of my favorite pods!

ktothet13 ,

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I love this show! I’m always on the lookout for cases outside of my bubble and Nicole does such a wonderful job. Highly recommend

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