Something for the fans of crime documentaries! Mzansi Wethu has a brand-new crime docu-reality show that will shine a spotlight on individuals whose lives changed after being trialed and convicted for a crime they did not commit. 

This October, this gripping 10-part crime documentary will tell a side of the story that is often not heard when the individuals that were falsely accused and convicted of a crime agree to be interviewed to unpack how the justice system let them down and potentially ruined their lives. The show will also take viewers onto the crime scene as criminal experts revisit individual cases and analyze the evidence used to put the accused behind bars.

From a DJ’s life spinning out of control for being accused of murder to a smoke break leading to an arrest for theft, the crime docu-series follows the lives of people who find themselves on the wrong side of the justice system in a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time. 

“This month, viewers who are fans of suspense-filled crime docu-series will find themselves captivated by the stories that often never get told after people get falsely accused of a crime. As criminal law experts walk us through the crime scenes, viewers are about to experience first-hand the intricate details that piece together a criminal case in a manner that lays bare how the South African criminal justice system works.” – Nomsa Philiso, Director of Local Entertainment Channels at M-Net

Love and Loss returns for its second season

Returning for its second season on Mzansi Wethu is Love and Loss, a reality intervention show that lifts the lid on the situations widows often find themselves in. They become outcasts and are mistreated by their in-laws after the death of their spouses. 

The show exposes the devastation of widows who struggle to get along with their unsympathetic in-laws. The ups and downs range from them not being liked by their departed partners’ families that often leave them financially and emotionally devastated and face many difficulties as they gather the courage to emerge better and move on with their lives. 

The show aims to demonstration the damage of loss and conflict that ensues, the mending of broken hearts and broken families while helping the widow find closure and move on with her life.

“The true life accounts of the 13 widows represents the lived experiences of some South Africans and this is why this interventional reality show resonates with our viewers,” – Philiso.

Don’t miss Love and Loss premiering on Saturday 10 October on Mzansi Wethu, at 19:00 and Accused premiering half an hour later at 19:30 also on DStv channel 163 Mzansi Wethu.