Klawer: Murdered for mangoes
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟭𝟬 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮.
In small-town Western Cape, a 13-year-old boy never made it home after spending the afternoon with a friend. CCTV footage later emerged showing young Jerobejin van Wyk being chased down by a bakkie on that fateful day in February, apparently just moments after picking fruit from a private garden. Behind the wheel was Daniel Smit, now behind bars and awaiting trial for the child’s murder. Carte Blanche travels to Klawer, a dusty and troubled town, to try and unravel what could possibly have led to the killing and whether – as is claimed by some – it was a ritual murder or simply brutal but opportunist violence.