THE BIZARRE STORY OF THE KRUGERSDORP KILLERSDate: 2018-05-16
Dubbed as the Krugersdorp Killers, this is the bizarre story of the Steyn family – a mother, her two teenage children and friends – who are on trial for the brutal murders of 11 people in South Africa.
The group unleashed on a killing spree that lasted four years, from 2012 to 2016, and allegedly committed additional crimes from robbery, aggravated assault and fraud to identity theft.
It is believed that the serial murder spree began after Marinda Steyn's friend Cecilia Steyn (no relation) had a falling out with a pastor in Krugersdorp, and wanted revenge.
Cecilia allegedly recruited Marinda and a few others to intimidate the pastor and her friends and family. After committing several crimes without being caught, the group moved on to murder.
At first the murders were related to the initial mission for revenge on the pastor, but apparently, the group felt emblazoned after not being caught and went on to commit an additional seven murders... these ones were mainly for money.
These murders shook the town of Krugersdorp, and one of the accused, Le Roux Steyn – the sun of Marinda Steyn – was sentenced to 25 years in jail.
Carte Blanche investigated how their killing spree finally came to an end. Unfortunately, we cannot embed the video of the investigation, but you will be redirected to Carte Blanche's site to see the story in full.