Carte Blanche discovers farmers are more likely to be murdered than police officers

CarteIn the next episode of Carte Blanche, which airs on Sunday, 17 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv, the team investigates farm attacks, medical marijuana, the abuse of an elderly woman in East London and finds out more about new Da leader Mmusi Maimane.

Farm Attacks

Since 1990 more than 3 500 farm attacks have been reported. These figures represent 10% of all commercial farmers in South Africa. More shocking statistics suggest that a farmer’s chances of being murdered are double that of a police officer. Farm attacks are often associated with extreme levels of violence and brutality. Carte Blanche investigates the motives behind these attacks.

Medical Marijuana

Could a single plant-based substance have enough significant therapeutic properties to offer relief to people with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, cancers, asthma, migraines, post-traumatic stress disorders and more? Top American scientists and people cured of cancers bring controversial claims to the fore as Carte Blanche investigates the medicinal use of marijuana.

Elder Abuse

Exclusive footage of the brutal assault of an 84-year-old woman entrusted to the care of an East London facility for the aged is discussed. Suspicious of her unexplained injuries, her family installed a hidden camera. Horrific footage revealed ongoing, brutal assaults by a nurse with open hands, fists and elbows. Carte Blanche speaks exclusively with the family and victim and hears a controversial justification by her attacker.

Mmusi Maimane

From humble beginnings in Dobsonville to leader of the Democratic Alliance. Who is the person behind the Mmusi Maimane brand? Carte Blanche gets up close and personal with the new leader of the opposition.


This episode of Carte Blanche airs on Sunday, 17 May at 19:00 on M-Net, channel 101 on DStv.

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