PODCAST | My Only Story: Teen's suicide reveals shadowy ring of predators at top SA schools

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In 2018, a boy died in the clinic of an elite South African school. According to them, his death remains a mystery. We suspect there's more to it than that. Join us as we hunt our way through a dozen famous schools to find out why Thomas Kruger had to die.
In 2018, a boy died in the clinic of an elite South African school. According to them, his death remains a mystery. We suspect there's more to it than that. Join us as we hunt our way through a dozen famous schools to find out why Thomas Kruger had to die.

This podcast discusses suicide and suicidal ideation, and some people might find it troubling. If anything comes up for you while listening to this episode, please talk to someone. If you're in South Africa, you can phone SADAG on 0800 456 789. 


It started with a random scrap of paper, which led to a story of tragic heroes, colourful villains and a teenage boy's violent - and possibly avoidable - death.

In this new season of My Only Story, Johannesburg writer Deon Wiggett wades through cryptic text messages, treks through a dozen South African schools, and unearths a group of vicious teachers across the country, who help themselves to the children in their care.


New episodes of My Only Story S2: Back to School will be published every Thursday at 05:00 until 21 October.

READ MORE | 'No words to express loss of a child' - Father of boy, 16, who hung himself at prestigious school seeks answers



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