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Eldercide: Elderly Homicide Victims

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  • Philip Georg Labuschagne (1912 - 1995)
    Philip Georg Labuschagne (1912 - 1995) Brief overview: Philip (83) was killed on 19th July 1994 in Klerksdorp, North West Province. Brief Biography: Other Victims/Family Funeral/Memorial T...
  • Marthinus Johannes Nel (1923 - 1995)
    Marthinus Johannes Nel (1923 - 1995) Brief overview: Marthinus (71), was murdered in Magogong, North West Province on 28th June 1995. Brief Biography: Other Victims/Family Funeral/Memorial ...
  • Kenneth Moodie Engels (1923 - 1992)
    Kenneth Moodie Engels (1923 - 1992) Brief overview: Kenneth (68) was killed on 12th April 1992 in Cullinan. Records show that his death was 'under investigation', and no further updates can be found...
  • Edwin Christian Pauer (1905 - 1996)
    Edwin Christian Pauer (1905 - 1996) Brief overview: Edwin (90), from Pietersburg (now Polokwane) sustained a fatal stab wound to the chest on 16th January 1996. Brief Biography: Other Victims...
  • Lily May Wright Serfontein (1921 - 1981)
    Lily May Wright Serfontein (1921 - 1981) Brief overview: Lily (60), was one of the earlier victims to have be taken too soon during a farm attack ,and not much is known as to what happened on 30th J...

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