Station Strangler case still has many unanswered questions

Anthony Molyneux was 9 years old and living in Bloemfontein when boys of a similar age were being murdered by the man dubbed the Station Strangler.

At least 22 boys were killed between 1986 and 1994, their decomposing bodies found across the Cape Flats.

For many years, theories have abounded that Norman Afzal Simons was the fall guy who was jailed to keep the electorate happy, as the 1994 elections were looming.

Simons will be up for parole in 2015, and in May this year, we received a call from Mike Stowe, the lead prosecutor in Simon’s case, who told us that Simons should have testified at his trial… to contradict the evidence given in court, and that his defence team nay not have been thorough in trying to prove his innocence.

Molyneux is currently studying journalism at the University of Stellenbosch, and has been looking at how the media at the time handled the coverage of the Station Strangler case, and as part of his thesis, produced a short documentary about it.

He spoke to Kieno Kammies about the project.


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