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THE PERSONAL ACCOUNTS IN THIS STORY CONTAIN RECOLLECTIONS OF ABUSE THAT SOME READERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING.

IN January 2018, a man and his grandson stumbled upon the charred remains of a young woman in a sugar cane field. The barely recognisable body was that of Siam Lee, a 20-year-old who had worked as an escort in Durban and had been missing for a week. Her final hours can only be described as harrowing.

‘We spent every day of the trial sitting beside her mother as they shared the details of what had happened to Siam,’ says Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge. ‘But there will never be any justice for her

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