The first chapter of the novel Femicide is jarring. From the get-go, it reads: “An aunt’s account. Oh no, not again!” Author and commissioner of the South African Human Rights Commission Angie Makwetla pens an honest account of a family tragedy – a tragedy that has become all too common for many South Africans. Her family had been dealt a double blow of losing their loved ones at the hands of the husbands who they trusted to warmly embrace them.