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The couple mysteriously died at the guest cottage in the Eastern Cape. Photo: Carte Blanche

This Sunday Carte Blanche investigates a mystery that took place at a guest house on a farm in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, near to Kareedouw.

You can watch the show on Sunday 14 June in South Africa on DStv Now or stream it overseas in most countries from Tues 16  June if you’re abroad.

Carte Blanche Investigations

The Kliphuis mystery

A holiday house in the Eastern Cape has become the site of an intractable mystery after a young couple was found dead in the bathroom on the morning of Sunday 26 April 2020. Without any obvious cause of death or injuries, even the post-mortems couldn’t give their families closure.

According to JBay News, the couple – a 26-year-old male and 28-year-old female – were visiting Kliphuis, about 17km from, for the weekend with a friend who is a tenant on the farm. The couple allegedly went to have a shower late on the Saturday night (25 April) while the tenant went to sleep.

In the morning, when the tenant saw they weren’t in their room, he kicked in the bathroom door (which was locked from the inside) and discovered his friends’ bodies.

Carte Blanches says that with delays at forensic laboratories, answers as to how the tragedy occurred can take years – but after the incident hit the media, several more people came forward reporting blackouts in the same room.

This Sunday the South African current affairs show investigates whether carbon monoxide poisoning could be the cause of such grief. (Producer: Eugene Botha | Presenter: Claire Mawisa)

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Also on Carte Blanche, Sunday 14 June 2020:

Ditched at the altar

They’d waited patiently for their dream day – deposits paid upfront, invitations sent out, suits pressed and the wedding dress fits to perfection. But just days before the nuptials, their wedding coordinator ditched them without fulfilling his obligations, leaving some couples out of pocket and furious. Carte Blanche investigates why a trusted service provider ruined what should have been every bride’s fairy-tale ending. (Producer: Nicky Troll | Research: Laura Byrne | Presenter: Masa Kekana)

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C O V I D  –  1 9   I M P A C T S

Counting the costs

With an over-indebted bank balance and a reduced income from its tax base, South Africa’s fiscus has been constrained for many years. Then COVID-19 hit, forcing a national lockdown that has put an end to many businesses that were already taking strain in the country’s low-growth economy. Now with a R500-billion relief package to assist organisations and individuals worst affected by the global pandemic, is it the right strategy to keep the country’s finances afloat? Carte Blanche counts the costs. (Producer: Siniketiwe Hlanze | Presenter: Derek Watts)

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Unforeseen consequences

With a burgeoning homeless population in winter when Durban’s milder coastal climate attracts street people and roaming drug addicts from around the country, the City of eThekwini could take no chances with COVID-19. With the help of NGOs and volunteers, a handful of public spaces have been fenced with barbed wire as secure, monitored camps. Over 2000 residents are given three square meals and medical care. Once inside, no-one can leave, and infection screening and sanitisation are mandatory. The only trade-off? Drugs must go. For some homeless people, it’s been their first opportunity to get the support they needed to heal from addiction.

Presenter Claire Mawisa says: “The barbed-wire lockdown sites in Durban may look extreme, but the compassionate care happening on the inside is transformative and gives drug-dependant homeless people a much-needed second chance at life.”

(Producer: Nicky Troll | Presenter: Claire Mawisa)

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