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Eldercide: Elderly Homicide Victims

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  • Gibson Jonginteto Madasa (1938 - 2009)
    Gibson Madasa (1938 - 2009) Brief overview: Two men accused of murdering Gibson Madasa (71), a farmer in Butterworth were sentenced to 25 years imprisonment each by the Butterworth Circuit Court on Tue...
  • Johanna Dorothea Petronella Wiggill (1939 - 2009)
    Johanna Dorothea Petronella Wiggill (1939 – 2009) Brief overview: Johanna (69), was shot in the back and killed on Farm Middelpunt, near Bapsfontein, on 27th August 2009. (Previously recorded as Wigge...
  • Phadamalingum Panther (1935 - 2008)
    Phadamalingum Pather (Pat) (1935 – 2008) Brief overview: Phadamalingum (73), known at Pat, a Hindu Priest from Phoenix KZN, was stabbed and beaten to death during November 2008. The main ringleader of...
  • Johannes Khangale (1953 - 2019)
    Johannes Khangale (1953 – 2019) Brief overview: Johannes (66), went missing on 13th April 2019, his body was discovered by his nephew on the night of April 15th. He was found in his room in a pool of b...
  • Sigidi Samson Mbadu (1943 - 2009)
    Sigidi Mbadu (1943 - 2009) Brief overview: Sigidi (65), from Gleghanie Farm in Cedarville, Eastern Cape, was stabbed to death by two males, both aged 29 years old, in his home on 25th April 2009. They...

Eldercide is defined as homicide in the age group ≥ 60 years.

Eldercide, the death of a person aged >60 years due to intentional injuries inflicted by another person, is an understudied public health and social problem.

The global average Eldercide rate is 4.5/100 000. Some countries have a far higher rate, for example South Africa's rate is 25.2/100 000 for people aged >60 years, compared with SA homicide rates of 56.7 per 100 000 for young adults aged 15 - 29 years and 58.7 per 100 000 for adults aged 30 - 44 years.

Aim and Scope

This project is intended to record as many victims of Eldercide as possible, and link them to our Geni tree. This project may end up as a Master Project Index, but in the interim all countries can be added here.

How to Participate

Add the names of victims with their age and date of death (Or PM/email Donovan Penaluna: donno(at) If the person is on Geni please add the link to their profile, and make this a bold entry. If the person is not on Geni but has an external source, add a link to an external source but do not make the link bold. This will help us to see who still needs to be added/found on Geni.

South Africa