ALIBI RADIO SHOW & PODCAST  |  Series , ±26 min episodes total time 3 hr 58 min  | 
The award-winning South African radio show and podcast. The first series investigates the case of a man who may have been wrongfully convicted for 17 years. Compelling, long-form investigative radio told over eight episodes.
ENGLISH Read by Paul McNally, Freddy Mabitsela, John Bartmann, Kutlwano Serame, Elna Schutz South Africa News & PoliticsOfficial website

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Alibi Series 1 - Trailer

Alibi is produced by Paul McNally for SAFM in conjunction with Wits Radio Academy, Wits Justice Project and as part of Citizen Justice Network.

Presented by: Freddy Mabitsela & Paul McNally
Additional production and music composed by: John Bartmann
Mixed by: Kutlwano Serame
Additional scripting by: Elna Schutz
Editorial help by: Tom McNally, Gavin Haynes and Kyla Herrmannsen
Editorial oversight by: Franz Kruger & Nooshin Erfani

S1 E1: The Letters

The story starts with Paul bringing to Freddy what he thinks could be a wrongful conviction case. It is about a man called Anthony De Vries and he has been in jail for 17 years.

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S1 E2: Brotherly Love

In this second episode we have a panga fight, find masses of brotherly love and uncover an important deception that could sabotage the whole series...

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S1 E3: The Crime Scene

In this episode we visit the bloody scene of our double murder and robbery from 1994 and stand in the Checkers shopping centre exactly where the two victims were murdered

When the centrepiece of your crime happened in front of a video shop in the 90s you need to peak behind plenty of movie posters to find those bullet holes...

Read more about this episode here:…urdered-episode-3/

S1 E4: Bacon & Eggs

In this episode we go on a car chase with the cops, with AK-47s being fired in retaliation and make a discovery that changes the case completely.

We spend a morning in a Wimpy eating bacon and eggs and find a second set of statements, ones that never made it to trial, that give us a completely different picture of our guy, Anthony.

S1 E5: Injuries

In the fifth episode of the podcast series Alibi we get closer to discovering if Anthony De Vries is guilty or innocent of the crimes that put him in jail for most of his life. It involves focusing on the injuries from when he was tortured - they hold the important secrets.

S1 E6: Paperwork Can Lie

In the sixth episode of the podcast series Alibi we are put into a spiral as we try to understand an injury from over twenty years ago.

The show that tells a story over eight weeks is trying to discover if one man, Anthony De Vries, is guilty or innocent of the crimes that put him in prison.

What we discover here reframes the extent that evidence can be manipulated… and how paperwork, even from doctors, can lie.

Read more about this episode here:…a-gun-or-a-bullet/

S1 E7: Finding Friends

In episode 7 we finally track down where Anthony's co-accused have been all these years... and what we discover makes it more astounding that he was ever convicted.

S1 E8: Guilt

Our series concludes with finding a lawyer to help, a cop to tell his story and a prison warder to argue for our guy’s innocence.

9 episodes