Murdered for politics or profit? New doccie sheds light on Dulcie September’s assassination

By IOL Time of article published Mar 2, 2021

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Murder In Paris is a political crime thriller that traces the motives for the assassination of anti-Apartheid activist, Dulcie September.

The story travels from the heart of Paris in March 1988 to the pursuit of justice in 2021.

The documentary Murder In Paris sheds light on the story of a remarkable woman, activist and unsung struggle hero, Dulcie September.

The film follows the dogged quest by activist and investigative journalist, Evelyn Groenink to find the truth behind her brutal assassination in a bid to complete a task she set out to accomplish almost 30 years ago.

The story that has emerged about the Apartheid regime’s close ties with France for weapons has cast doubt on the initial assumptions that Dulcie was targeted for her role as anti-Apartheid activist.

The trail of profit-making led to Paris, where it benefited politicians, corporations and spies.

Those with power simply had too much to lose. Was Dulcie murdered because she had uncovered evidence and was about to become a whistle blower?

The French investigation was closed after 10 years and the South African Truth and Reconciliation Committee (TRC) findings were inconclusive.

Director, Enver Samuel, attempts to expose layers of deceit, complicity, hidden agendas in the unsolved mystery of her murder.

The two-part documentary Murder In Paris will be broadcast on SABC 3 on Human Rights Day, 21 March 2021 and 28 March 2021 at 7h30pm - one day before the 33rd anniversary of Dulcie September’s assassination.

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