NC premier condemns De Aar triple family murder

Northern Cape premier, Sylvia Lucas, has condemned the murders of three members of the Makaleni family at their memorial service in De Aar.

The service took place at the St John’s Primary School Hall yesterday and was attended by family, community members, and provincial government, including the Northern Cape police.

Glenwill Makaleni, his wife Gladys, and their 10-year-old son, Gladwill, were stabbed to death in their home earlier this month.


Lucas says communities must start standing together against crime. She says it is concerning that murders have become more prevalent in the De Aar region.

“People expressed their shock and disgust at what happened to this family. All the speakers that took the podium today condemned that the family was murdered for no apparent reason. Today was really a sad occasion, but it was also a celebration of the lives of the Makalenis.

We must remember after every mountain there is a valley, and we must accept the valleys with the mountains,” says Lucas.

Lucas says the funeral will take place at 08:00 on Saturday.

-Mark Steenbok