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LISTEN | My Only Story S2, episode 6: Spring

In the finale of the second season of My Only Story, as a disturbing spring makes way for summer, answers are due from the water-polo fraternity.

After years of unanswered questions, Charl Kruger, the father of the St Andrew's College pupil Thomas Kruger who took his life at the school in 2018, hopes his son's death has finally exposed the depths of secrecy at some South African schools.

Over the past seven weeks, the second season of My Only Story has delved into the circumstances surrounding Thomas's suicide and found that he had had a deeply personal bond with his former water-polo coach, David Mackenzie.

Co-producer News24 and My Only Story uncovered a consistent pattern of inappropriate behaviour by Mackenzie through more than 80,000 WhatsApp messages sent by him to Thomas and scores of other schoolboys he coached.

In the sixth and final episode of our live investigation, we explore more of Mackenzie's past and find evidence that reveals the leaders at St Andrew's College were aware of the coach's misdeeds – years before Thomas's death.

>> Listen to episode six here on our website

>> Start listening from the beginning

>> Read on News24: EXCLUSIVE | ‘My son died so a system could be exposed’ – Father of boy, who hanged himself at SAC


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