Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction: Misdaad / Crime
Nie-fiksie / Non-fiction - Misdaad / Crime
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In 2012 Angy Peter was bringing up her young children with her husband, Isaac Mbadu, in Bardale, Mfuleni, on the Cape Flats. Angy and Isaac were activists, leading the charge for a commission of inquiry into policing in Khayelitsha. Angy was vocally against vigilante violence and a go-to-person when demanding better services from the police.
But when the commission started its hearings Angy found herself instead on trial for murdering - necklacing - a young neighbourhood troublemaker, Rowan du Preez. The State's case would centre on the accusation Rowan du Preez allegedly made with his dying breath - that Angy and her husband Isaac set the tyre alight around his neck.
Simone Haysom takes us into the heart of a mystery: was Angy Peter framed by the police for a murder she did not commit? Or was she, as the State argued, 'a wolf in sheep's clothing', who won a young man's trust then turned against him, in the most brutal way?
Simone Haysom spent four years meticulously researching this case and the result is a court-room drama interwoven with expert opinion and research into crime and the state of policing in the townships of South Africa.