29 episodes

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

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    • Society & Culture

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

    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
    Episode 15 - The Wemmer Pan Serial Killer

    Episode 15 - The Wemmer Pan Serial Killer

    In 1997, the man who had been hunting young couples at Wemmer Pan for a year was arrested. There was another maniac stalking the streets of Johannesburg though, attacking and killing tailors with a hammer. Police would soon discover that the Wemmer Pan serial killer was actually also the Hammer Killer and there were many more horrendous crimes to be added to his list. Cedric Maake rewrote the textbooks on serial killers using five different methods of killing, no clear victim profile and the ability to adapt his viciousness to any situation. (24-hour Trauma Helpline: 082-821-3447)

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

Soundhunter123 ,

This is excellent!!!

As a blind person i often listen to many podcasts. Not only is this really excellent storytelling but it is also some decent research work and I find myself captivated by it and I think it’s great and I love the fact that there is so much detail and I have recommended this podcast to all my friends.

NicolaGray85 ,

Boring Naration

The narration is so boring. Not gripping enough. Been listening to so many pcasts now and this one could definitely use more sound effects and excitement, it’s very dull.

liklakniknak ,

Interesting Story

So interesting I love the detail

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