Blood Lands: Betrayal – Episode 4
A family betrayal opens the door to a murder trial in a divided farming community. But who is telling the truth about a frenzied attack that left two black farm workers dead?
Blood Lands is a true story told in five parts which takes us to the heart of modern South Africa.
A family betrayal leads to a murder trial in a small farming town in South Africa. But who is telling the truth about a frenzied attack that left two black farm workers dead, and a community bitterly divided on racial lines? Blood Lands is murder investigation, a political drama, a courtroom thriller, and a profound exploration of the enduring tensions threatening the "rainbow nation". Over the course of three years, correspondent Andrew Harding has followed every twist of the police’s hunt for the killers, the betrayals that opened the door to an explosive trial, and the fortunes of all those involved – from the dead men’s families to the handful of men controversially selected for prosecution.
Presenter, Andrew Harding
Producer, Becky Lipscombe
Editor, Bridget Harney