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A Crime Most Queer explores crimes committed by or against members of the Queer community. Nj Hourquebie delves into true stories of murder, assault, victimisation and hate crimes involving LGBTQ people, mainly in but not limited to South Africa. With each episode, he looks into the backgrounds of each of the players, how their paths crossed so tragically, and what makes these cases “queer”, as in both relating to their LGBTQ connections and the twists and kinks that make them particularly b ...
 
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A Crime Most Queer is a victim-focused, LGBTQ true-crime podcast, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. CRISIS HELPLINES AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322 Lifeline South Africa: 0861 322 322 National GBV Helpline: 0800 150 150 National Suicide Crisis Line: 0800 567 567 OUT LGBT Well-Being: 012 430 3272 Same Love Toti: 082 654 8635 Substance Abuse Helpline…
 
On April 15th, 2013, Prof Carl Mischke was found beaten to death and face down in his blood-soaked bed. He was the ninth in a spate of murders of gay men in and around Johannesburg, South Africa but was his killing really the work of a serial killer or was his murderer actually someone closer to home? RECOMMENDATIONS Murder by Invitation – Charl Bl…
 
When gay New Orleanians headed out to the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter on Sunday, June 24th, 1973, they had no idea that many of them would never be returning home. A fire started in the main stairwell leading up to the bar quickly spread, as patrons desperately tried to escape the burning building. Until the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in 20…
 
When gay New Orleanians headed out to the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter on Sunday, June 24th, 1973, they had no idea that many of them would never be returning home. A fire started in the main stairwell leading up to the bar quickly spread, as patrons desperately tried to escape the burning building. Until the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in 20…
 
When gay New Orleanians headed out to the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter on Sunday, June 24th, 1973, they had no idea that many of them would never be returning home. A fire started in the main stairwell leading up to the bar quickly spread, as patrons desperately tried to escape the burning building. Until the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in 20…
 
When Joey and Anisha van Niekerk didn’t arrive in Pretoria for Joey’s father’s funeral on December 11th, 2017, their families knew something was wrong and drove to the women’s farm in Mooinooi, in North West Province. They found the farm untouched but, when they encountered Koos Strydom, who rented a workshop from the couple, his story didn’t quite…
 
On February 12th, 2008, Larry King was shot twice in the back of the head by Brandon McInerney, a fellow student in his English class, all because Larry had made the fatal error of asking Brandon to be his Valentine and many blamed the school for failing to protect the perpetrator from his victim (no, you read that correctly). In Part 2, we explore…
 
On February 12th, 2008, Larry King was shot twice in the back of the head by Brandon McInerney, a fellow student in his English class, all because Larry had made the fatal error of asking Brandon to be his Valentine and many blamed the school for failing to protect the perpetrator from his victim (no, you read that correctly). In Part 1, we meet La…
 
When 15-year-old Raymond Buys was enrolled in the Echo Wild Game Rangers camp, nobody would have guessed that, less than 4 months later, he would be dead. The owner of the camp, Alex de Koker, and his assistant, Michael Erasmus, were arrested and charged with murder, child abuse, and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, but what came …
 
In 2017, Sduduzo Buthelezi was killed by Nkosinathi Madlala, a graphic designer he had hired to create car stickers for his business. When the case went to court, the sentence he received sent shockwaves around the country and the world. In a new segment, Nj speaks to Roché Kester, the Hate Crimes Manager at Out LGBT Well-Being in Pretoria on the p…
 
On April 11th, 2004, Adam Woest and Trevor Theys were sentenced to life imprisonment nine times over for murder for the killing of nine men in a house in Sea Point, Cape Town and 20 years for the attempted murder of the sole survivor. Trevor Theys died in 2009 but now, Adam Woest is being considered for early parole. Leigh Visser, the sister of War…
 
On May 22nd, 2013, Dr Louis Heyns disappeared while driving the 50km route between his and his brother's home. According to his family, he had to have been hijacked because it made no sense from him to have been where his body was discovered: A notorious gay cruising spot in Strand, 5km out of his way. His killers insisted that he had approached th…
 
On March 26th, 2013, the body of Nhlanhla Gasa, a politically-connected millionaire businessman, was spotted floating in the Tugela River on KwaZulu Natal's north coast, and, not far away, his burnt-out Jaguar was discovered. Why had he been stabbed 12 times and his body dumped in a river? He had lived a colourful life. Had his past finally caught …
 
Just days after an emotional reconciliation between father and son on national television, 21-year-old Le Roux Theunissen was found strangled to death in his home. The prime suspect is his landlord's (straight) sex buddy, but why? In Part 2, we dive into the investigation, trial and conviction of Le Roux's killer, as we sort the lies from the truth…
 
Just days after an emotional reconciliation between father and son on national television, 21-year-old Le Roux Theunissen was found strangled to death in his home. The prime suspect is his landlord's (straight) sex buddy, but why? In Part 1, we look at how the people involved in the tragedy came to know each other and what actually happened on that…
 
On January 20th, 2003, two men entered Sizzlers, a gay massage parlour in Sea Point, Cape Town and tortured 10 men before slitting their throats, shooting them in the head and leaving them for dead. In Part 5 of this five-part serial, we look into the conspiracy of the Third Man and look into the likelihood of it being a man who has cropped up regu…
 
On January 20th, 2003, two men entered Sizzlers, a gay massage parlour in Sea Point, Cape Town and tortured 10 men before slitting their throats, shooting them in the head and leaving them for dead. In Part 4 of this five-part serial, we follow Adam and Trevor's trial as they face the charges brought against them and the families of their victims. …
 
On January 20th, 2003, two men entered Sizzlers, a gay massage parlour in Sea Point, Cape Town and tortured 10 men before slitting their throats, shooting them in the head and leaving them for dead. In Part 3 of this five-part serial, we follow Adam and Trevor as they make their getaway, and we get an eyewitness perspective of what transpired in th…
 
On January 20th, 2003, two men entered Sizzlers, a gay massage parlour in Sea Point, Cape Town and tortured 10 men before slitting their throats, shooting them in the head and leaving them for dead. In Part 2 of this five-part serial, we run through the days and weeks leading up to that fateful night and we explore what actually went down at 7 Grah…
 
On January 20th, 2003, two men entered Sizzlers, a gay massage parlour in Sea Point, Cape Town and tortured 10 men before slitting their throats, shooting them in the head and leaving them for dead. In Part 1 of this five-part serial, we look at the immediate aftermath, the rumours and red herrings that police had to follow up on in their investiga…
 
On 27th May 2008, Annicke Thofte and Danie Robbertze were found murdered in their flat in Durban, South Africa. Both had been shot in the head. What made matters worse was that their killer was known to them. That fateful Monday night, they had invited Gordon van Niekerk into their home, as they had done many times before, but what they didn’t know…
 
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