#PODCAST: A psychological perspective on the murder of Teddy Mafia and its effect on the community

By Newsbreak Producer Tashlan Naidoo -The manner in which Yaganathan Pillay or Teddy Mafia was gunned down may have a differing psychological impact on those close to him, possibly resulting in them seeking to avenge his death in a similar manner. That is according to counselling psychologist Dr Akashni Maharaj. There has been speculation within the community that this was an orchestrated hit but the family have denied this. Maharaj says in psychology, a situation of reciprocity could take place where people most affected by this may feel the need to show their loyalty and gratitude to the deceased...