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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.
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