Strangers You Know

M-Net’s ‘Strangers You Know’ Returns With Sandton Murder Case

Season 2 of M-Net’s hard-hitting true-crime docuseries, ‘Strangers You Know’, returns on M-Net (DStv Channel 101) this January, where the series will unpack the details of an additional four cases of South Africa’s most unthinkable murders.


  • The series is broadcast on M-Net every Sunday for four weeks.
  • It tells the stories of how some unsuspecting victims, died at the hands of people they know.
  • The second installment of the series will include the high-profile Sandton murder of Karabo Mokoena.
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Viewers can expect to see insightful and emotional interviews from the friends and families at the heart of the story and the analysis of the lead investigators, forensic pathologists, and prosecutors involved in each case. Season 2 examines the deceit and betrayal which led to these gut-wrenching crimes which gripped the nation.


Strangers You Know
Season 2 examines the deceit and betrayal which led to these gut-wrenching crimes which gripped the nation. Image: M-Net

In a country such as ours, where violence especially against women, is so rife, these are some of the stories that need to be told. In Season 2, the series really gets to grips with some of these crimes and if nothing else, our viewers will be reminded that sometimes the most brutal killers, are the strangers we know.

// Creator, Producer and Executive Producer, Chwayitisa Futshane


The second installment of ‘Strangers You Know’ includes:


Karabo Mokoena
Karabo Mokoena thought she found the man of her dreams when she started dating Forex trader Sandile Mantsoe. He appeared to be successful, intelligent, and grounded in his spirituality. But when Karabo goes missing, her friends and family try to track her down at the last place she was seen. It soon becomes evident that Sandile is not the Prince Charming Karabo had first envisioned.


Jayde Panayiotou
In Gqebera circles, Jayde and Christopher were a match made in heaven. Jayde was a fun, well-loved teacher and Christopher was the businessman with a plan. But their lives are ripped apart when Jayde’s body is found in a field outside of town. While Christopher and his family mourn their profound loss, police set up a sting operation and a shocking discovery is made.


Anene Booysen
A despicable act of savagery ends the life of Bredasdorp teenager Anene Booysen. After the 17-year-old is found beaten and almost naked on a construction site by a security guard, the public is baying for blood. With her dying words, Anene whispers the name of her killer to her mother. What appears to be an open-and-shut case actually raises more questions about the police investigation and, most importantly, whether the right man is in prison.


Henri van Breda
South Africans were shaken when the picture-perfect Van Breda family was brutally attacked in their Stellenbosch home by an ax-wielding intruder. While the massacre grabbed international headlines, the police started paying close attention to someone inside the home. The police slowly piece together the events of that day and a heart-breaking betrayal is revealed.


‘Strangers You Know’ is produced by Combined Artistic Productions. Season 1 of Strangers You Know is available on DStv Catch Up.


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