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2/25/2022

Friends, family & fraud: The death of Dustan Blom

Season 2, Ep. 3
It became known as the case of the body in the boot, abandoned in the parking lot of Montecasino, but there's a man behind that headline. In the wake of his wife's unexpected death, Dustan Blom meets exotic dancer Maruschka Robinson. He takes pity on her, offers her a lifeline, but Maruschka responds by taking advantage and - ultimately - his life.SOURCES:https://www.news24.com/News24/My-brothers-murder-has-left-us-shattered-Bloms-sister-20150818https://ewn.co.za/2015/08/20/Montecasino-killers-showed-no-remorsehttps://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-early-edition/20150821/281547994635253https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-early-edition/20140117/281698317604539https://ewn.co.za/2013/11/08/dustan-blom-suspects-racked-up-r100000-billhttps://www.news24.com/news24/cops-have-confession-for-montecasino-murder-20140326https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2014-03-26-montecasino-murder-fraud-cases-in-court/https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2013-10-03-body-in-boot-case-stripper-in-dock/https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2013-11-13-montecasino-boot-murder-uncovers-major-fraud-syndicate/https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-late-edition/20140709/282574491181927https://www.news24.com/News24/Blom-a-broken-man-after-wifes-death-court-told-20150415https://www.news24.com/News24/Dustan-Blom-died-of-asphyxiation-forensic-pathologist-20150420https://www.iol.co.za/news/montecasino-murder-plotted-for-weeks-1851553 https://truecrimesouthafrica.com/blog-the-body-in-the-boot/https://fourwaysreview.co.za/201043/verdict-on-the-body-in-the-boot/https://www.pressreader.com/south-africa/the-star-south-africa-early-edition/20150416/281535109519363
2/18/2022

Angels, demons, and thieves: the Mancoba Seven Angels massacre

Season 2, Ep. 2
It’s February 21st, 2018, just after midnight, when three vehicles pull up outside the Ngcobo police station. One of them is a police van, but the gunmen that climb out are anything but police. They head into the station and gunfire shatters the quiet calm of a small village police station. As the new day dawned on the village of Ngcobo, six people have been fatally shot… and a standoff with the Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry is shaping up.SOURCES:https://www.news24.com/citypress/News/crl-goes-after-cult-like-churches-but-laments-a-lack-of-state-support-20180301https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/angels-of-death-its-been-a-year-but-the-pain-is-still-fresh-for-families-of-ngcobo-massacre-20190221https://ewn.co.za/2018/02/26/4-appear-in-court-over-ngcobo-police-killingshttps://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2018-03-01-mancoba-4-of-7-killed-by-cops-innocent/https://www.heraldlive.co.za/news/2021-02-22-ngcobo-massacre-ghosts-still-walk-as-court-case-drags-on-past-third-anniversary/https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2020-03-02-mancoba-seven-angels-trial-judge-calls-on-police-to-use-modern-technology/https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/tag/ngcobo-police-station/page/2/https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/ngcobo-church-suspects-court/https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-05-ngcobo-shooting-suspects-in-court-for-mzimkhulu-double-murder/https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2018-02-26-church-battlefield-prophesied/https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-03-15-police-scrub-away-mancoba-seven-angels-graffiti/https://www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/2018-03-03-root-of-evil-in-police-massacre/https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/seven-angels-cult-members-in-court-for-police-station-massacre-20181105https://www.gov.za/speeches/home-affairs-conducts-audit-members-mancoba-seven-angels-ministry-documentation-4-mar-2018https://www.dailysun.co.za/News/pics-videos-seven-angels-trial-starts-20190903https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-02-26-ngcobo-killings-church-brother-turns-on-brother/https://www.sabcnews.com/sabcnews/ngcobo-residents-still-feel-unsafe-three-years-after-massacre-of-police-officers/https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/mancoba-cult-kingpin-appears-in-court-on-rape-charge-20181101https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/south-africa/2018-02-26-we-didnt-know-say-church-followers/https://www.news24.com/News24/murdered-ngcobo-police-officers-identified-20180222https://www.news24.com/citypress/news/seven-angels-cult-leader-could-walk-free-as-npa-withdraws-rape-charges-20181206https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAwcmWthPa4&feature=youtu.be
1/16/2022

Song & dance: The murder of Taliep Petersen

Season 2, Ep. 1
This is the first episode of It Happened Here for 2022. In the spirit of the new year, I’m declaring this the start of a new season. Yes, the numbering won’t make tonnes of sense, but neither does much in life so we’re just going to run with it.This episode covers the plot to murder one of South Africa's most lauded musical talents, Taliep Petersen- a plot cooked up by his own wife, Najwa. Please consider supporting The District Six Museum:https://www.districtsix.co.za/SOURCES:https://www.timeslive.co.za/amp/sunday-times/lifestyle/2007-06-24-taliep-petersena-tale-of-two-wives/http://www.saflii.org/za/cases/ZAWCHC/2008/64.pdfhttps://icaci.org/files/documents/ICC_proceedings/ICC2009/html/refer/20_5.pdfhttps://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2020-05-15-podcast-a-killer-beside-me-the-murder-of-taliep-petersen/https://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2008-05-06-najwa-petersen-was-demonic/https://www.mgia.co.za/taliep-kept-stabbing-secret-court-told/https://www.news24.com/news24/najwa-bad-blood-rumours-20071021https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/najwa-to-tell-her-story-400294https://mg.co.za/article/2008-04-10-how-detective-became-suspicious-of-najwa-petersen/https://mg.co.za/article/2008-07-30-najwa-fired-fatal-shot-lawyer-charges/https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/najwa-intruder-put-a-gun-on-my-head-410233https://mg.co.za/article/2008-12-02-court-finds-najwa-guilty-of-murder/https://www.news24.com/news24/weeping-najwa-called-me-20080424https://www.dailyvoice.co.za/news/taliep-petersens-killer-denied-parole-d7627ede-d682-4c46-927d-5faff90d7415https://www.iol.co.za/weekend-argus/news/najwa-petersen-eligible-for-parole-in-20-months-accomplice-before-parole-board-this-week-3f5bc4a8-8876-4803-8f05-8be605e88a24https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/correctional-services-confirms-taliep-petersens-killer-has-been-released-on-parole-9d9a181b-2322-49e5-b7e7-fee73246b22dhttps://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=17860#:~:text=District%20Six%20was%20the%20first,New%20Musical%2F1999%20in%20London.https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/jan/08/guardianobituaries.obituarieshttps://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2020-09-07-iconic-district-six-museum-faces-threat-of-closure-unless-love-letters-from-the-public-can-save-it/