12 episodes

Cecilia Steyn has been called “the Charles Manson of South Africa.” The criminal mastermind helmed a quasi-Christian cult and convinced her followers to kill 11 innocent people, without spilling a drop of blood herself. Join host and filmmaker Kurt Kubicek as he travels to the mining town of Krugersdorp, SA to unravel this twisted history through exclusive interviews with the lead detectives, journalists who covered the case, and even the incarcerated murderers themselves.

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Cecilia Steyn has been called “the Charles Manson of South Africa.” The criminal mastermind helmed a quasi-Christian cult and convinced her followers to kill 11 innocent people, without spilling a drop of blood herself. Join host and filmmaker Kurt Kubicek as he travels to the mining town of Krugersdorp, SA to unravel this twisted history through exclusive interviews with the lead detectives, journalists who covered the case, and even the incarcerated murderers themselves.

    Episode 11: Bonus Episode

    Episode 11: Bonus Episode

    Extras from Cecilia Steyn’s harrowing interview, updates on the case of possible police corruption, and stories of the team’s experiences in South Africa.
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    • 29 min
    Episode 10: Court For The Queen

    Episode 10: Court For The Queen

    The trial picks up steam. On the witness stand, Marinda Steyn claims she is the mastermind behind the murders. Cecilia denies knowing anything about it and Zak Valentine claims he can’t remember. Le Roux and John Barnard’s confessions help the case against EPD, but Marcel’s catharsis becomes the final missing puzzle piece. Collectively the group is sentenced to over two thousand years in prison.
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    • 48 min
    Episode 9: Only Hope

    Episode 9: Only Hope

    Police receive a tip that leads them to Zak Valentine. Investigators then connect the dots of the attempted insurance fraud, giving them the leverage they need to arrest Cecilia and Marinda, too. Now, Electus Per Deus is falling apart, as the group’s stories unravel and confessions come out. Another tip leads to a windfall of evidence that may connect Marinda to the murders. But with the members of EPD being held for fraud, and not murder, will the police be able to keep them behind bars?
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    • 43 min
    Episode 8: Vile Hearts

    Episode 8: Vile Hearts

    Three final murders occur in rapid succession, placing Krugersdorp in a state of abject terror. Notoriety and performativity, however, make the members of EPD overconfident and sloppy. When the community demands action, the South African police finally begin to take the murder spree seriously. They assemble a task force to hunt down whoever is carrying out these vicious crimes. 
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    • 42 min
    Episode 7: Abhorrent Behavior

    Episode 7: Abhorrent Behavior

    Zak Valentine is missing, and Queen Cecilia is the sole beneficiary of his life insurance plan. Acting on their suspicions, the insurance company pays a visit to Cosanna Flats to investigate further.  They interview Cecilia Steyn herself and uncover the depths of her delusions. This puts EPD at risk, once again forcing them to stick with what they know best.
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    • 35 min
    Episode 6: House of Cards

    Episode 6: House of Cards

    While laying low, the group builds an armory and gains a new member, who brings them drugs … and more victims. Zak Valentine’s career choices place the cult in dire straits. Desperate and broke, the members of Electus per Deus emerge from their safe haven to kill again – this time, for money. 
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    • 34 min

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