For episode 3 we visit the crime scene in Vereeniging. The crime, an early morning cash-in-transit robbery at a Checkers supermarket, resulted in the murder of two security guards. The changes and similarities of South Africa then and now become incredibly apparent in this episode.
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The shoot-out happened in front of the video store, piercing the glass beside posters for Sylvester Stallone’s dodgy mid-nineties movie Cliffhanger. The clerk working that day at Video Check had to duck down behind the counter as the shots were fired. The owner, for years afterwards, used posters for each month’s new releases to cover up the bullet holes so they were concealed from customers.
Read about episode 3 on the Daily Maverick here.