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LISTEN | My Only Story S2, episode 2: The Whirlwind



The second episode of the second season of My Only Story, a six-part true-crime podcast series written and narrated by Deon Wiggett, is now live.


We're still at St Andrew's College in the Eastern Cape – the school where schoolboy Thomas Kruger took his own life, and where a top South African water-polo coach resigned suddenly after he faced disciplinary charges for signing a boy out of the school's hospital overnight without authorisation.


Join us as we travel to the school campus in Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) to see how these events unfolded.



Trigger warning: If anything comes up for you while listening to this episode, there are plenty of helpful resources here on our website. Please, please talk to someone. If you're in South Africa, you can always phone the South African Depression and Anxiety Group on 0800 456 789. You deserve to be heard.

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Paul Davis
Paul Davis
08 de out. de 2021

Its wonderful to know that there are people out there like yourself who would, based on your comment, be very happy to employ Mr McKenzie in the role of a water polo coach at a boys school. So perhaps his life has not been destroyed?

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Paul Davis
Paul Davis
13 de out. de 2021
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I think we may all have overlooked a factor which may be relevant in this discussion.


As South Africa moves along the time government has failed dismally in providing basic services like education, security and healthcare. There are many other services that are collapsing as we speak but I wont bother you with trivial chatter about the obvious. If you are fortunate enough to afford it you have had to sort yourself out with regards to the former.


Was this a case where the correct processes were followed and, once again, complacency, lack of skill and lack of resources reared their ugly heads and guess what .................. the private sector had to look after themselves ................ again! If this wa…


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Tarsus Taco
07 de out. de 2021

I have, over the past two weeks, worked systematically through the so-called "evidence" in this matter, and, once again, I wish to reiterate that there is not a shred of compelling evidence here, that will survive the scrutiny of a competent court. This, on the surface, appears t be a well orchestrated witch hunt, based on rumours and innuendos. I am of the opinion that this type of sensationalism, greatly impacts on the integrity of the purported objective of these initiatives. I hear and read about so-called "inappropriate " behaviour. Inappropriate behaviour does not constitute, de facto, "illegal behaviour. There is clearly no distinct nexus between the suicide and McKenzie, besides blatant generalisations, and 3rd party deductions. I agree, severa…

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Tarsus Taco
08 de out. de 2021
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Please DM me on Facebook, with your contact details, so that we can have a valuable discussion on this matter.




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Paul Davis
Paul Davis
30 de set. de 2021

"....... the only person that, on the surface, ...." - perhaps not?

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Tarsus Taco
08 de out. de 2021
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Then they must come forward and the facts must be presented and adjudicated in court. That is how it is supposed to work.

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Tarsus Taco
24 de set. de 2021

Although I greatly admire and appreciate what you are doing, Deon, one must be mindful of the fact that the evidence in the St Andrews matter is, at best, speculative. I have listened to the podcast and read the accompanying news articles, but find no substantial hard evidence that will stand up in court. It might be a case that I am not privy to some more compelling evidence, but on what is being presented, it appears to be circumstantial speculation. The burden of proof in cases like this are normally quite high, hence I feel that one should proceed with utmost caution. One thing is evident, the relationship between MacKenzie and Kruger exceeded the appropriate norms of a teacher/learner…

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Tarsus Taco
08 de out. de 2021
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Believe or suspect?

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tanya kotze
tanya kotze
23 de set. de 2021

I can't wait for this disgusting human to be behind bars...what makes me sick is that he is out there, continuing, with how many other young boys. Go get him...pleasssse...he needs to be stopped.

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Tarsus Taco
07 de out. de 2021
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So where is the compelling proof here? Don't let your emotions run away with you.

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