Sep 21, 2021

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PODCAST | We have peace — the murder of Sinoxolo Mafevuka

On March 2, 2016, a young boy discovered the naked body of a young woman on his way to school in a communal toilet in Khayelitsha.

19-year-old Sinoxolo Mafevuka had been raped and strangled. Her body had slumped over a leaky toilet 200 meters from her family’s sleeping quarters.

The investigation into the brutal murder of the young woman would begin slowly, but soon with another horrific murder of a whole other location than Khayelitsha.

Two young men were arrested two weeks after the murder – but instead of bringing justice, the arrests and subsequent trial were only intended to bring to light how much Mafevuka was abandoned .


In episode 58 of True Crime South Africa , we look at the Mafevuka case and the deep injustices it highlights in our society.

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