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True Crime South Africa

Killer wives: a rising trend in domestic homicide?

06 November 2020 - 11:19 By Nicole Engelbrecht
Three recent cases seem to indicate more women are being accused of murdering their partners.
Three recent cases seem to indicate more women are being accused of murdering their partners.
Image: Picture: 123RF/ POP NUKOONRAT

Although we have become all too familiar with the sad reality of male-on-female domestic violence and homicide in SA, three recent cases have indicated the opposite is becoming more common.

The murders of Raymond Papapavlou, Johan Pretorius and Marius Botha all have one thing in common: the female partners of these victims are under suspicion for their possible involvement in the crimes.

In this True Crime South Africa minisode, we explore the concept of killer wives – who are they, how are they committing these crimes, and why?

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