Caleb Jordaan Pietermaritzburg Death: A Merchiston Preparatory School Grade Two Student Passed Away

Last Updated on January 9, 2024, 5:21 am

South Africa: Pietermaritzburg Community Mourns the Loss of a Grade Two Student, Caleb Jordaan.

Caleb Jordaan Dead
Caleb Jordaan (image via Facebook)

Caleb Jordaan, a grade two student at Merchiston Preparatory School in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, died unexpectedly on Saturday, January 6, 2024. His sudden, unexpected death has cast a somber cloud over the whole Pietermaritzburg community.

Who was Caleb Jordaan?

Caleb Jordaan was a bright young student at Merchiston Preparatory School in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He was known for his infectious smile and kind spirit. He was a dedicated student who made a lasting impact on everyone he met. He was a beloved son, a caring brother, and a cherished school community member.

Besides his studies, he loved spending time with his parents, playing with his brothers, and ice cream. The community celebrated his life and his love for ice cream with “Caleb Ice-Cream Sunday” after a Sunday prayer service at Rhema Vine Ministries Church.

What happened to Caleb Jordaan?

Caleb Jordaan passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2024, leaving family and friends aggrieved and the community grappling with shock and profound grief. According to the reports, he passed away in an accident. The details of his untimely death have not been made public. The exact cause of death is unknown. Merchiston Preparatory School announced the sad news in a post on social media, which read,

“It is with great sadness that we share the passing of a dear Grade Two 2023 Mudrat, Caleb Jordaan. Our deepest love and support surround Caleb’s family- Dustin, Megan, Noah, and Joe, during this heartbreaking time. Caleb’s joyful spirit will forever remain in our hearts. Rest peacefully, sweet Caleb. Your light will never fade in our memories.”

Caleb’s loss hit the Merchiston Preparatory School after losing another young Grade R student, Ntandoyenkosi Mazibuko. The school extended heartfelt sympathies and support towards Ntando’s family, who tragically lost both Ntando and his mom. The school said their final goodbyes to the “special little boy, who enjoyed every moment at school and valued his friendships.”

We extend our heartfelt condolences to both Jordaan and Ntando’s families. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families and the affected community members. May they both play in paradise together.


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