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The Editors' Table: The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice?
The Editors' Table: The Inge Lotz Story: A Miscarriage of Justice?

On 16 March 2005, the bloodied body of 22-year-old Inge Lotz was discovered in her Stellenbosch apartment. She had been brutally bludgeoned and stabbed to death.

The excessively violent manner in which Lotz was killed led police to believe that the crime could only have been perpetrated by somebody close to her. It was a theory they doggedly believed, which led them to arrest her then-boyfriend Fred van der Vyver. It was the start of a legal fight that would last for more than a decade, ultimately ending in an acquittal and redemption for Van der Vyver.

How did the police get it wrong? Could the killer have been a stranger in a drug-fuelled frenzy, or could it have been a robbery gone wrong?

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