Crime documentaries

Libby, Are You Home Yet S1 is on Showmax

Libby, Are You Home Yet?

This award-winning true-crime British series tells the story of a 21-year-old who was sent home alone in a taxi, from a nightclub – but never arrived.

Investigative journalist Jana Marx in Convict Conman

“Compelling and riveting”: Convict Conman comes to Showmax

Stream the two-part true-crime documentary Convict Conman, about the bold investigations by journalists Jana Marx and Sasha Wein, only on Showmax.

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Convict Conman on Showmax

Convict Conman

This Showmax Original true-crime series follows the investigations into Dawie de Villiers, a supposed model agency boss accused of multiple rapes, and shadowy publisher Michael O’Connor. Warning: contains descriptions of sexual abuse.

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Convict Conman is on Showmax

Trailer alert: Convict Conman investigates “the Kempton Park Hugh Hefner”

Showmax has dropped a trailer for Convict Conman, the docuseries investigating “the Kempton Park Hugh Hefner”. Landing on 6 and 13 December.

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Dr Gérard Labuschagne

“He didn’t seem overly put off by what he did” – Boetie Boer now ready to binge

Psychologist Dr Labuschagne talks about meeting South African serial killer Stewart Wilken. Boetie Boer is now available to binge-watch.

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Director of Boetie Boer Jasyn Howes

Boetie Boer director Jasyn Howes on meeting serial killer Stewart Wilken

Boetie Boer director Jasyn Howes talks about meeting Stewart Wilken, the subject of Showmax’s most disturbing Original true-crime series.

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Boetie Boer is on Showmax

Boetie Boer: Inside The Mind Of A Monster

In the most disturbing Showmax Original true-crime series to date, we go back in time to 1990 as Stewart “Boetie Boer” Wilken starts his killing spree in Gqeberha.

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Boetie Boer: Inside the Mind of a Monster on Showmax

Watch the trailer for Boetie Boer: Inside The Mind Of A Monster

See the chilling first trailer for the Showmax Original true-crime series Boetie Boer: Inside the Mind of a Monster, coming 18 October 2023.

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Imibuzo episode 10 on Showmax

Imibuzo S1 finale recap: Child killer Sibusiso Mpungose

The finale of South African true crime series Imibuzo Season 1, episode 10, tackles the case of Sibongile Mpungose, who killed all four of his kids to spite his wife after she served him divorce papers.

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Rosemary's Hitlist is on Showmax

Rosemary’s Hitlist: Rosemary’s deadliest shockers

She kicked her baby, sent hitmen to kill her family, and danced in court. These Rosemary’s Hitlist moments left us reaching for life support … and life cover.

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Rosemarys Hitlist is on Showmax

Rosemary’s Hitlist breaks record on Showmax; launches podcast

Showmax true-crime documentary Rosemary’s Hitlist has broken Devilsdorp and Steinheist records. Listen to the Rosemary’s Hitlist podcast now.

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Lindokuhle Cele in Imibuzo episode 9 on Showmax

Imibuzo episode 9 recap: Lindokuhle Cele stolen by hate crime

South African true-crime series Imibuzo episode 9 exposes the hate crime murder of artist Lindokuhle Cele. 

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Reporter Naledi Shange in Imibuzo episode 8 on Showmax

Imibuzo episode 8 recap: Trillion Dollar killer Sandile Mantsoe

South African true crime series Imibuzo Season 1, episode 8 spotlights the GBV murder of Karabo Mokoena by Trillion Dollar Legacy alleged scammer, Sandile Mantsoe.

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Medical student Tshepang Pitse was trapped in deadly, abusive relationship in Imibuzo on Showmax

Imibuzo episode 7 recap: Caught by a dead woman’s hands

Flavio Hlabangwane kills his lover Tshepang Pitse, chops up her body and keeps her hands in his freezer in South African true-crime series Imibuzo Season 1, episode 7. 

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Rosemarys Hitlist is on Showmax

Rosemary’s Hitlist: “the most gripping crime story since Devilsdorp”

Rosemary’s Hitlist debuts on Showmax today, and critics are calling it “the most gripping crime story since Devilsdorp”.

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Rosemarys Hitlist is on Showmax

Rosemary’s Hitlist

Cop Rosemary Ndlovu may have sworn to protect, but what she did instead shocked South Africa. This is the story of her crime spree.

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Ziyanda Zweni in Imibuzo episode 6

Imibuzo episode 6 recap: Mad Mani millions!

Sibongile Mani squanders a fortune when a bank error drops R14 million into her account, in South African true-crime series Imibuzo episode 6.

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Phumeza Pepeta was shot dead at her father’s funeral in episode 5 of Imibuzo.

Imibuzo Season 1 episode 5 recap: Phumeza Pepeta, murdered by gunman in drag

South African true-crime series Imibuzo Season 1 episode 5 centres on the murder of Phumeza Pepeta, whose stalker ex-husband Xolani Mkayi snuck into her father’s funeral dressed in a wig, heels and skirt so he could kill her.

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Pastor Timothy Omotoso in Imibuzo episode 4 on Showmax

Imibuzo Season 1 episode 4 recap: The cult of Pastor Timothy Omotoso

Watch as South African true crime series Imibuzo Season 1 episode 4 reveals why Pastor Timothy Omotoso is still on trial on 97 charges of rape, human trafficking and racketeering.  

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Imibuzo episode 3 is on Showmax

Imibuzo episode 3 recap: The Enyobeni Tavern incident, a night of terror

Find out what it was like to be there the night of the Enyobeni Tavern incident when you watch South African true crime series Imibuzo season 1, episode 3.

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Rosemary's Hitlist is on Showmax

Must-watch trailer: Rosemary’s Hitlist, from the producers of Devilsdorp

Watch the trailer for the Showmax Original true-crime documentary series Rosemary’s Hitlist, about cop-turned-serial-killer Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu.

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Imibuzo episode 2 is on Showmax

Imibuzo episode 2 recap: Killed for cash and convenience

South African true-crime series Imibuzo tackles the tragedy of Tshegofatso Pule, who was eight months pregnant when she was shot.

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Imibuzo is on Showmax

South African true-crime documentary series to stream

It’s all too easy to get swept up in the emotional drama of a sensational court case. These true-crime series offer a fresh perspective with all the facts.

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Imibuzo episode 1 is now streaming on Showmax

South African true-crime documentary Imibuzo now streaming

Learn more about the most infamous crimes that shook the nation in the South African true-crime documentary series Imibuzo.

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