Welcome to the Episode 38 of Murder & Mayhem: South African True Crime.
About the episode:
About the episode: It is said that no one can love you, like a mother can. That blood is thicker than water and that family is more important than anything else. What happens though when a mother is pushed to breaking point? What could drive her to do the unthinkable? And what happens after?
In 2007, in the notorious suburb of Lavender Hill in Cape Town, one woman would take the life of the child she brought into the world. And the news would leave some divided and many more questioning the deeper factors at play.
This is the heart-wrenching case of Ellen Pakkies
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.
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