Griekwastad teen to inherit R23m

2013-04-24 10:14

Bloemfontein - The teenager who is the only surviving member of the Griekwastad family tragedy is his parents’ sole heir and stands to inherit almost R23m.

Don Steenkamp, 16, will also inherit his sister, Marthella’s part of the estate, left in the communal will drawn up by their father Deon, 44, and mother Christel, 43, reported Volksblad.

The couple’s will specified that Marthella would inherit her mother’s jewellery and Don would inherit the weapons.

The will also said Marthella’s inheritance, which was in the Edelweiss trust, included farms worth R6.4m and cattle valued close to R1m.

Don would inherit the Naauwhoek trust with farms of R7.6m and cattle of R1.2m. But he will only inherit everything when he turns 21.

Assets in the will have been valued at R22 999 307.

The Steenkamp couple and their daughter Marthella were killed on Easter Friday 2012 on their farm Naauwhoek in Griekwastad.

Don was the only surviving family member.

  • Teboho Mphaloane - 2013-04-24 10:30

    Yikes! Talk about lack of respect for intimate affairs. Thanks for telling the everyone News24, I'm sure this is just what the lad needed - for whole world to know that he's the sole beneficiary of R23m!

  • brolloks22 - 2013-04-24 10:33

    I feel so sorry for him. All this money will not bring his family back but at least he will be self-dependent and will have fond memories of his close family who were so brutally murdered.

  • Pieter Bruwer - 2013-04-24 10:35

    Wow! I wonder what plans are in his head with that fortune.

  • Nurse Helenk - 2013-04-24 10:43

    Of what relevance is this? I'm sure he would rather have his parents back.

  • Adriaan Andernaam - 2013-04-24 10:49

    Why would you publish these details NEWS24? YOU have just put the life of a young teenager in danger and open for exploitation. Well done on GOOD civil contribution ... NOT!!!!

  • Jaques Rodriguez Davidson - 2013-04-24 10:52

    Topics such as this should not be public knowledge, because now Don immediately becomes a TARGET, but hey ANYTHING to get that story right?

  • James Makarapa Kaplan - 2013-04-24 10:52

    Can someone tell me what happens to an estate if all family members die. Does the state automatically receive all the assets and money?

  • Ryan Viljoen - 2013-04-24 10:56

    This is information that should not be made public. It has absolutely nothing to do with anyone else.

  • Colijn Van Bergen - 2013-04-24 10:58

    I think it is irresponsible of the media to publish this story, not only are you making this individual a target, I do not believe it is in the public's interest nor anyone else's business what he financial position is! Irresponsible journalism.

  • Adrian Snyman - 2013-04-24 11:00

    Still tragic ... NO amount of money can replace a life.

  • Charl Malan - 2013-04-24 11:14

    doesnt bring the family back

  • Cheryl Childs - 2013-04-24 11:15

    Nice, so now everyone knows exactly how rich this poor kid is, so that they can now focus their scamming on him and try to get his money. What kind of ethical reporting is this? He's 16 years old and you're allowed to publicise this kind of information?

  • Keith Hodgskiss - 2013-04-24 11:19

    why are we being told about this?? This is private and shouldn't matter to anyone but the family, leave it to them

  • Vuyo Manisi - 2013-04-24 11:28

    this is personal. was it necessary to make it public? tell us how much is in your bank account, stupid reporter

  • LionLamb - 2013-04-24 11:34

    Sho. Hectic. My condolences to you man!

  • Motlalepula Moloi - 2013-04-24 12:04

    I think its not ok to disclose this to the public. I wonder if the teenager agreed for this to happen.

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  • yaya188 - 2013-04-24 12:58

    hmmmm, the tragedy is mindboggling. I am not sure I can stomach the fact that the child inherited the money. It's not that I think the money is bad, it's just that the reporting, the fact that it has made the newspaper is distateful. I know, I didnt have to read it, but it caught my eye. That teenager will be traumatized forever, and nothing can cure that. How terrible.

  • Leonard Tsolo - 2013-04-24 12:59

    Don. pls be careful of vultures.

  • Punungwe - 2013-04-24 13:50

    That is not good news for the youngster. With his parents around, he was going to have access to the money as well as important life skills guidance. Now he will have access to the money but without life skills guidance, he might just blow it all.

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