Murder and Mayhem: South African True Crime

Murder and Mayhem: South African True Crime

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 me on a journey into the minds behind the macarbe.

Episodes

February 15, 2024 34 mins

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,...

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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 internati...

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Welcome to the Episode 39 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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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...

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Welcome to the Episode 38 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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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 h...

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Welcome to the Episode 37 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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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 da...

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Welcome to the Episode 36 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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A happy, smiling little girl runs up to her grandfather as he returns from work. Her eyes are just as bright and beautiful as those of the woman who brought her into this world. But every day, the faces of both mother and daughter are slowly fading from the memories of those who l...

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Welcome to the Episode 35 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

About the episode:

Imagine being killed for simply living your truth?

A talented footballer and a successful woman who captured the hearts of everyone who knew her and paved the way for many others in her community. More than just an athlete or activist though, she was a beacon of hope for the LGBTQI co...

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Welcome to the Episode 34 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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Described as the worst massacre Cape Town and the country had ever experienced, in 2003, 9 innocent men lost their lives in a brutal and heart wrenching manner. The police would arrive at the unsuspecting Seapoint property to find not only the radio blasting the lyrics…

 

Life is too ...

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Welcome to the Episode 33 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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An ongoing case that has not only gripped the nation but led to so many more questions. This is a case that when I say you won’t believe it, trust me, you won’t believe it.

I delved into it briefly on my Tik Tok account weeks ago and that initial video- well, it kinda went viral. And...

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Welcome to the Episode 32 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

About the episode:

After years of hard work, sacrifices and dedication- one young woman was on the path to making all of her dreams come true. A new job, an apartment of her own and her very first car were all achievements that she was so proud of.

A man, so close to her, so loved by her, was watching ...

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Welcome to the Episode 31 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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On a cold winter’s evening on the 3rd of August 2019- a young woman’s life and the lives of those who loved her would forever be changed. Although the supposed culprit would be arrested within days, it would be years until a verdict and some kind of conclusion to the case would be rea...

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Welcome to the Episode 30 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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A case from 2010 that never quite got the attention it deserved and a girl whose life was cut short before it even began. Even with the countless twists and turns- 13 years on- it seems today that justice will never be served.

There are so many questions that are still up in the air. ...

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Welcome to the Episode 29 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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8 years old, with dreams of becoming a lawyer or doctor forever extinguished as a result of one twisted man’s actions. A man who was no stranger to the legal system.

A man who was given far too many second chances. This little girl’s death would spark outrage and once again bring to l...

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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...

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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 insani...

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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; a...

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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 co...

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Welcome to the Episode 24 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

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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?

To...

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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 w...

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Welcome to the Episode 22 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.

About the episode:

A case so shocking that a country, in the midst of pandemonium and a lockdown, could not ignore. A young woman- 8 months pregnant, lured to her death by the man she thought she could trust; the father of her unborn baby.

With big dreams and a life full of plans ahead of her, her light...

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