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The Griekwastad Murders

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September 2014
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Just after dusk on Good Friday, 6 April 2012, the peace and quiet permeating the small Northern Cape town of Griekwastad was disrupted when a young teenage boy sped into town in his father’s Isuzu bakkie and screeched to a halt in front of the town’s nearly deserted police station. It was shortly before 19h00 when Don Steenkamp jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the station’s charge office, covered in blood, to announce that his parents and sister had been brutally shot and killed on the family farm, Naauwhoek.

Although the killings were initially thought to be just another farm attack, months later Don was arrested for the murders, setting in motion a chain of events that would grip South Africa and divide the people of Griekwastad.
Based on interviews with all the role-players, including the investigating offi cers on the case, the forensic and ballistic experts, and family and friends of the deceased, and concluding with the verdict and the sentencing, this is the riveting account of what really happened on Naauwhoek farm on that fateful day, as told by the reporter who followed the case from day one…
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About the Author
Jacques Steenkamp has been covering breaking-news stories across South Africa for almost a decade. During this time he has reported on hundreds of murders and countless court cases. He is considered one of the country’s top hard-news reporters and has been awarded numerous journalism prizes over the years.
Jacques covered the Griekwastad murders from the beginning and, along with his contacts and sources, investigated and exposed the truth behind this gruesome case. 

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