Welcome to the Episode 20 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
About the episode:
Adopted by a couple who only hoped to share love and affection with him, one young man grew up and into adulthood to repay his family in the most disturbing manner.
Aided by a friend, he committed a heinous attack on his unsuspecting parents and left a country in shock when the news of the crime hit the media. And as the months went on, the case took many twists and turns with justice seeming as though it would never be served.
The question on everyone’s mind though-what causes a child to attack his own parents?
This is the disturbing case of the crimes of Ruan Van Heerden
For images, sources and real footage of the individuals and the case mentioned, please visit my Youtube Channel- Bella Monsoon where this case has been covered in video format HERE.
Mental Health Resources:
If you are feeling triggered by any of the content within this podcast please reach out and speak to someone. A full list of worldwide mental health channels is available on my website bellamonsoon.com but if you are in South Africa- you can contact SADAG on 0800 12 13 14.