From covering the story to falling in love with the killer - SA journalist opens up about Krugersdorp cult killings

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Le Roux Steyn (22) during their appearance at the Johannesburg High Court on 16 April 2018.
Le Roux Steyn (22) during their appearance at the Johannesburg High Court on 16 April 2018.
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Showmax's first original true-crime docu-series Devilsdorp investigates the brutal Appointment Murders that gripped the town of Krugersdorp between 2011 and 2016. Marizka Coetzer was a journalist at the Krugersdorp News when she started covering the Krugersdorp murders in 2016. It would lead her down a path of heartbreak that, five years later, she is still recovering from. This is her story.

I was working as a journalist at Krugersdorp News when I started covering the Krugersdorp murders in 2016, when the first victim of The Appointment Murders, Anthony Scholefield, was found in his boot.

At that point, it was just a very mysterious murder, especially in a town like Krugersdorp. When the second victim, Kevin McAlpine, was murdered, in the exact same way, it sparked my interest because I initially thought a serial killer was on the loose.

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