Why record your victim's last breath? | South Africa's violent crimes and the depths to which we have plunged

Some people have killer genes while others simply fail to suspend impulses for instantaneous gain before engaging in acts that upset the nation's sensibilities

13 April 2024 - 16:54

Blood-curdling yells. Crushed bones. Dismembered bodies. Selfies. There is crime and then there is higher, jaw-dropping degrees of inhumanity people inflict on each other...

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