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True Crime South Africa

PODCAST | Betrayed: The murder of Capt Anna-Marie Potgieter

01 August 2022 - 10:24 By Nicole Engelbrecht
Capt Anna-Marie Potgieter worked at the child protection and sexual offences unit in Benoni.
Capt Anna-Marie Potgieter worked at the child protection and sexual offences unit in Benoni.
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Capt Anna-Marie Potgieter, 39, had always dreamt of becoming a police officer.

In 2006, she was living her dream. She was working at the child protection and sexual offences unit in Benoni, about to receive a promotion, and excited about the future.

On January 17 2006, though, that future would be snatched away.

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Soon after her body was discovered, her colleagues in the police service vowed not to stop until they had solved her murder, but 16 years later that promise is yet to be kept.

Despite the quick arrest and conviction of the trigger man, many unanswered questions remain, and the woman who fought for justice for others in her lifetime has been denied the same.

In episode 87 of True Crime South Africa, we speak to Potgieter’s sister, Lorraine Esterhuizen, and probe the depths of this strange and tragic case.    

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