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There are harmful effects of BEE for blacks – but Afrikaners are turning into a nation of small entrepreneurs for the first time…
Speech by the CEO of the South African Institute of Race relations, Mr John Kane-Berman, to the Solidarity trade union, Pretoria, November 25 2009.
Empowerment which disempowers
“I wish Solidarity every success in its current series of court cases against the new racial discrimination being practised in this country. But I want also to step back from that to look more broadly at affirmative action both in the form of employment equity and in the form of black economic empowerment (BEE).
In the long run it will do more damage to its supposed beneficiaries than to whites.
About 10 years ago the Institute hosted a panel discussion about affirmative action. One speaker was Temba Nolutshungu of the Free Market Foundation. He, like the Institute, was one of the few critics of the Employment Equity Act of 1998.
Mr Nolutshungu predicted that the main beneficiaries of affirmative action would be whites. Formerly protected white youth who found that the Act limited their job prospects would be forced to turn to the technical trades or become entrepreneurs. Young blacks, on the other hand, would be channelled into "low-risk soft option" positions. This would reinforce white dominance and blunt the entrepreneurial spirit among young blacks.
Black entrepreneurship undermined – white entrepreneurs booming:
Another factor undermining black entrepreneurship relative to white is that so many blacks have been absorbed into the public service. Whites displaced to make way for them have been forced to set up their own businesses.
Professor Lawrie Schlemmer, a vice president of the Institute, observed in April 2007 that the number of small businesses owned by whites had increased very rapidly because of the exodus from the public service.
- One of the perverse consequences of affirmative action policies is that blacks are poached. Whites not constantly headhunted are able to build up a track record of experience in particular firms whereas blacks frequently on the move are not. This must count against blacks in the job market.
To quote Tito Mboweni when he was still at the South African Reserve Bank: "I have sought to recruit many competent black people, and no sooner have we recruited and trained them than they leave... I am stopping this recruitment of black people. I am okay with my Afrikaners. They stay and do the work, and become experts."
Turning to BEE, Moeletsi Mbeki has pointed out that "when a listed company whose shareholders include the black workers' pension funds gives 10% of its shares to the black politicians, it is redistributing the wealth of the black worker...to the politicians."
White workers’ pension funds used to enrich black politicians:
The same applies to white workers whose pension funds are used to enrich the politicians to whom Mbeki refers.
- Another objection to BEE is that it is more about white than about black achievement. Only white-owned companies are given ratings for ‘doing things for blacks’. BEE empowers white firms to get contracts from the black government.
Are blacks doing anything to develop black talent?
Brian Molefe, CEO of the Public Investment Corporation, complained in August 2007 that “whites were not doing enough to develop black talent.” But how much are blacks doing to develop black talent?
- A recent applicant for appointment to the Bench, who happened to be black, pointed out that Jacob Zuma used white not black senior counsel. The new chief justice rebuked her for being disrespectful.
Given its record in education, the Government is not doing much to develop black talent. Nor is "transformation" doing much. This is because the focus is on making white companies harness blacks, rather than on creating new black or non-racial institutions.
Gaby Magomola, who at one time headed the African Bank, said a year ago: "We have to move away from the notion of acquiring minority equity stakes as black people in established companies. We have to look at creating our own businesses from ground zero."
It is sometimes suggested that BEE requirements are not very different from the policies used by Afrikaners to build up their economic power. But there is a difference: in the 1930s the savings of tens of thousands of individual Afrikaners were mobilised to start financial institutions.
Why have the savings of the burgeoning black middle class not been similarly mobilised to create black financial institutions? What has happened instead is that BEE requirements have caused a growing proportion of these savings to be deposited into the big four established commercial banks, helping them to obtain relevant ratings in terms of BEE charters and codes.
BEE creates a small class of unproductive, black-crony ‘capitalists’
Moeletsi Mbeki adds that BEE "strikes a fatal blow against the emergence of black entrepreneurship by creating a small class of unproductive but wealthy black crony capitalists [who] do not envisage themselves as entrepreneurs who can initiate and manage new businesses... This is the most striking difference between the black elite of South Africa and the elites of Asia, where the driving ideology is entrepreneurship."
BEE is now a runaway train as codes and charters and additions thereto roll off the presses. And the demand for more of them seems to escalate daily.
- "The property industry is still lily-white," somebody once complained. Well, the real way to change that is surely to go into business in competition. But the culture of transformation inhibits this.
BEE retards job-growth: government prefers to pour cash into social grants for 14-million people…
Yet another objection to BEE is that its requirements have almost certainly deterred foreign direct investment (FDI), in the mining industry in particular. Lower FDI has meant lower rates of economic growth, so BEE has retarded the generation of jobs.
Although jobs are the only real answer to poverty, our Government's answer to poverty is not jobs but social grants. Although Jacob Zuma has said that there is ‘something wrong" in the fact that more than 14 million people depend on social grants, he is powerless to stop this other runaway train.
- Apart from social grants, the impact of poverty is reduced by the so-called social wage, which includes such things as free housing, water, electricity, healthcare, and education.
Writing in July 2007, Jovial Rantao, deputy editor of The Star, said: "The message circulating in low-income communities is that if you want anything the Government will provide." He added that what he termed the "so-called delivery protests" had nothing to do with service delivery but everything to do with failure by the Government to provide everything free."
- Berman: “I think it is time to re-configure President Thabo Mbeki's old "two-nations" divide. Instead of rich-and-white versus poor-and-black, we have a growing divide between whites who have been liberated from the false protection of things like job reservation and now have to look after themselves and blacks who are becoming increasingly dependent on the State.
This is profoundly disempowering. As (Cameroon-born) university of Witwatersrand Professor Achille Mbembe wrote in April 2007, "It risks codifying within the law and in the minds of its beneficiaries the very powerlessness it aims to redress."
Another point was made in January 2006 by Khathu Mamaila in a column in City Press," when he wrote: "The ANC coined the freebie policy when it tried to garner support from voters [but] the unintended consequence was the blunting of individual initiative" and its replacement "with the culture of entitlement."
New BMW’s parked outside shacks -
Some people in the government are worried about this. Writing in September 2009, Vusi Mavimbela, director general in the South African president's office, said "this culture of seeping entitlement" was what made a young adult buy a new BMW, park it outside his shack, "and then help initiate an anti-government protest demanding free houses".
Entitlement implies victimhood. One can see this at work in the fiasco at Eskom. Jacob Maroga, that state-owned ‘company’ 's chief executive, was clearly a poor manager, which led the board to sack him.
- Presumably affirmative action is what entitled him to the job in the first place and because that is about race and not about competence, lack of managerial ability was not seen by him or the Black Management Forum (BMF) as a reason to fire him.
South Africa is becoming a nation of ‘empowerment victims’
Once a victim, always a victim. Therefore, in the BMF's view, racism was the sole reason the board fired him rather than Bobby Godsell. The Government refuses to put a sunset clause into affirmative action policies, so this sense of victimhood is passed on to the next generation even though many young people were born after the ANC came to power.
- Black youngsters accordingly are born into victimhood and the sense of entitlement that goes with it. If they don't particularly feel like victims, presumably their teachers and parents will have to explain to them that they are.
In conclusion, let me say this: the Government's empowerment policies are harmful to race relations, injurious to equality of opportunity, destructive of entrepreneurship, and damaging to the economy. So I hope your court cases at Solidarity trade union all succeed.
At the same time, it is essential to embrace the challenges of entrepreneurship and self-reliance that have been forced upon you. As Steve Biko might have said, ‘White man, you're on your own.'Source: www.sairr.org.za
The dumping of medical waste and discarded animals hit the headlines
Picture by Jennifer Bruce of The Star: Due to a lack of funding and resources the Animal Welfare Society in Randfontein – overwhelmed by feral pets -- has started dumping its animal carcasses on the local waste-dump – and hungry squatters and feral dog-packs eat from the often diseased animals. And if you think that’s gruesome – tons of dumped hospital waste, including human body parts and foetuses, were also discovered on a farm in Welkom and at the public agricultural showgrounds in that town, as well as at a brick yard. view more pictures
Daniëlla du Plooy reports in Beeld that the national council for animal welcome confirmed that a ‘storm has broken over our heads’ after revelations by the Star newspaper that hundreds of carcasses of diseased and rounded-up pets and lifestock were being dumped at the Randfontein waste dump. Gruesome pictures of the carcasses were published – yet it’s not a new problem, said Mrs Bernice Dyer, spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare Society.
“We have always tried to treat animals with respect even when they are dead. The fact is that we don’t have a choice any longer.” Only one of its 88 associations have cremation facilities for the animals – and all the others are forced to work with the municipal waste-departments, which undertake to bury the carcasses for them. “Alas in Randfontein, where we had such an agreement, the holes aren’t always dug for the animals to be dumped into,’ she said.
“We have such an overwhelming number of live animals in our cages to look after, that we don’t have the manpower or the resources to attend to the dead animals properly any longer,’ she said.
Randfontein also dumps waste from local abattoirs at the site, she pointed at, so it wasn’t only their animals which were dumped there. Beeld also saw a lot of medical waste at the site – but Mrs Dyer said they did not dump any medical waste. A randfontein spokesman for the council said they were building a wall arund the dump – and acknowledged that they usually didn’t know exactly what was being dumped there. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/e610fe4b3e8349409f8057ab4cb60bd7/03-12-2009-01-02/Plakkers_eet_dierkarkasse
Pictures of the dumped animals were taken by Jennifer Bruce of The Star newspaper. view more pictures
Meanwhile, The Star also reports that the government’s environmental task team, The Green Scorpions, have found another two sites of buried medical waste in the Welkom area in the Free State. They were found buried on the Jonkerus Farm, 25km outside the town, and on the Welkom Showgrounds, said chief director for regulatory services in the environmental affairs department, also known as the Green Scorpions, Sonnyboy Bapela. "It's a crime scene now."
Each waste site was about 10m wide. The site on the Showgrounds was at least two metres deep. Investigators have so far found syringes, scalpels, used bandages, discarded medications as well as amputated limbs, placentas and foetuses. In a statement the Department of Environmental Affairs warned that the waste "poses a health and bio-hazard risk to the people that may come into contact with it, as well as a risk that significant harm may be caused to the environment."
Further excavation was made impossible due to windy conditions. "Because of the wind, the medical waste started to fly around." Investigators have re-buried the waste until a suitable solution for disposal, either a certified landfill or incinerator, could be found. "It will not be wise to leave it open." Bapela said the owners of the properties would be served with legal notices before the waste could be moved. Bapela said he could not yet identify who was responsible for dumping the waste illegally.
- "We still have to identify the owner who brought the waste there. The improper dumping of medical waste can result in criminal charges. This includes a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment, a fine of R10-million or both, according to the department. Bapela said the information on the new sites came from journalists who had interviewed Gavin Brasher, owner of Maximus Bricks, where the first illegal medical waste site was found on Friday. "The owner of the brickyard indicated other sites where waste is buried," said Bapela.
The Sunday Times also reported earlier that 300 tons of medical waste had been found on Brasher's property. It had been dumped there illegally by South Africa's second-largest waste management company, Wasteman. It included bandages, body parts and used syringes. The departments said investigators had searched Wasteman's headquarters in Johannesburg, as well as a company incinerator in Klerksdorp and a treatment facility in Durban. According to the Times, the Wasteman Group and its BEE-affiliate Phambili Wasteman had multi-million-rand contracts with over 150 private and government hospitals and clinics. Meanwhile Wasteman's chief executive Vincent Charnley temporarily quit as head of the Institute of Waste Management for Southern Africa. On Monday his company was suspended from the organisation. Operations at Maximus Bricks had ceased, and security guards had been posted at all three sites for reasons of public safety, the department said. – Sapa http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?fsetid=1&click_id=15&art_id=nw20091202221801846C804334
Updated Dec 1 2009: Known death toll: 3,110* at farms, smallholdings and peri-urban areas since 1994…
It’s become a very clear pattern since 1994: well-organised, armed gangs of young black males go through considerable trouble to break into rural, peri-urban and suburban properties occupied by members of the most visible minority group in South Africa, and which the black population refers to as “Boers” (their generic term for all whites). A total of 74,595 of these attacks have been logged by the SAPS statistics against families since 2002. Compare these with the death-rates during the apartheid era from 1948 to 1994, as recorded by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In addition, we have also logged 3,110 murders on smallholdings, peri-urban regions and commercial farms since 1994 – the SA government stats claim less than 1,700 murders up to 2006. All these murders, often execution style, but the vast majority carried out with long-term tortures and grotesque mutilations, are referred to as ‘ordinary crimes’ by the SAPS… (* Updated regularly.
For forensic photographs of such injuries, view:
Our name list of the most recent farm murders, view
SA government’s official statistics of ‘farm murders up to 2006’ are grossly understated:
Survivors often suffer long-term emotional trauma and paraplegia - pictures: (more albums below)
THE WORLD’S TOP EXPERT ON GENOCIDE SAID THESE TRAUMA-INJURIES SHOW A GENOCIDAL PATTERN
View this 2003 interview with DR GREGORY STANTON, THE US-BASED LEGAL EXPERT AND FOUNDER OF GENOCIDE WATCH , in the SA TV documentary ‘A BLOODY HARVEST’ – he had viewd police forensic videos of the scenes of murdered farm families and commented on the reasons for these cruel mutilations, hours of tortures, frequent sexual humiliation and the repeated pattern of murderers’ decorating victims’ bodies with bibles, family albums, even car bumpers and license plates – these are warnings that the vctims were seen as ‘INHUMAN VERMIN WHICH HAD TO BE EXTERMINATED’ and that a genocide was already in progress against this small 3-million highly visible minority in South Africa. view video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtLmJSQBiwa
- Senior ANC-member executed with 9mm, was ex chief-of-staff KZN premier office… http://188.8.131.52/~etools/newsbrief/1996/news0328
Nov 29 2009 – South Africa. Three people, including an on-duty policeman, have been arrested and one suspect killed for the murder of ex- KwaZulu-Natal government top official and longtime ANC-member, Dr Warwick Antony Dorning, 55.
PICTURE; The accused, pictured left, appeared for a remand date in Howick Magistrate’s Court on December 1, 2009. Beeld newspaper identified them in this picture as SAPS Detective Michael Sokhela, on the far right, Welcome Madlala in the middle and Mlungisi Hadebe, all South African citizens. It’s very unusual to have farm-attackers arrested this rapidly by the SAPS – usually the attackers are caught in citizens’ arrests.
Dr Dorning was shot dead on his farm near Pietermaritzburg by armed men on his farm Adamshurst - shot through the head execution-style in front of his wife. The only items stolen were two cellphones. The wife was traumatised but unhurt.
A spent 9mm cartridge was found on the scene. The white government official and high-level ANC-member was retired in July as chief of staff in the KwaZulu premier's office although only 55 years old.
The police claim that the execution-style murder was motivated purely by greed – claiming this only because two stolen cellphones were found on the accused men.
Nothing of any other value was stolen from the homestead, although the gang had ample opportunity to do so. The men had been cornered by the police in Crammond outside Pietermaritzburg. http://www.sundayindependent.co.za/?fSectionId=&fArticleId=nw20091128164128658C264043 http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/News/1059/1fecc1298aab466b908a51c725752dcc/08-11-2009-02-29/Farmer_shot_for_DStv
November 28 2009. Johannesburg. Picture: Murdered farm foreman’s widow Mrs Priscilla Eva has placed a cross at the Eshowe farm-site where her husband Ken was murdered by six black South African men whose names are known to the SAPS but have never been charged with the crime. Mr Eva was lynched in front of a large crowd of South Africans during an illegal farm-occupation in December 2007 by local tribesmen. Mrs Eva lodged an Intention of Court Action notice that she will lodge a formal claim of R7,5-m ($750,000) against the SAPS for their gross negligence, writes Willem Pelser of RAPPORT newspaper on 28 November 2009.
Her attorney, Jurgens Bekker of Bedfordview in Johannesburg, writes in the 26-page document submitted to Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, that only one of the six murderers were briefly arrested although all their names are known, that an important witness has disappeared into the witness-protection programme, that none of the hundreds of people present at the event have ever been questioned by the local police, that no police-forensic report was ever drawn up, and that the police hadn’t even bothered to secure the crime-scene although high-level police officials had been present at the time. Mr Eva was hacked and bludgeoned to death by six black men armed with pangas and knobkieries while the foreman had been asked to attend a large, formal meeting between KZN officials, community leaders, police officials and the farm’s representatives about the illegal occupation of a disputed portion of the farm. This formal meeting was attended by high-placed members of the KwaZulu-Natal government and a great many police officerswere present from Eshowe and Melmoth. The documents maintain that none of the police on the scene intervened to try and save Mr Eva’s life; that only one suspect was ever briefly arrested for this murder: a man named Sipho Shangwe – who was released the very next day on bail. The documents said that Mrs Priscilla Eva has also become destitute after the murder, and now demands R7,5-m in damages, amongst others for loss of income, emotional trauma and general damages. She also demands immediate access to specific police documents pertaining to her husband’ murder, and that the police start investigating this murder properly and bring the suspects to trial.
Mrs Eva told Rapport that she is grieving for her husband, that she is unable to get over her husband’s unsolved murder, that she is emotionally exhausted and financially in dire straights. “It’s high time that the police start doing their jobs and that they also compensate me for my big loss,’ she said. Bekker submits in the documents that the police had been negligent at the meeting because no attempts were made to stop the murder of Mr Eva. Furthermore after he was slain, the murder scene was not made secure and nothing was done by the police who were present to stop people from removing or destroying the forensic evidence at the scene. Also pointed out was that the police was totally disinterested in a blood-coated fingerprints which they found on his cellphone’s battery. Mr Bekker maintains in the documents that the reason for this lack of interest in securing forensic evidence ‘possibly could be’ that members of the local police had a personal interest in the land-dispute and had also shown a very clear sympathy with the farm-occupiers. Bekker writes that since the 2007 murder, the police have never taken any official statements from the police members who had attended the meeting, nor from any other witnesses of this crime – and there had been hundreds. Furthermore, the police forensic team did not examine the scene properly, neither did they take the necessary photographs of the scene, nor produce any kind of report about any forensic evidence they may have found.
Picture: Front page, Saturday Star, Nov 28 2009: Hundreds of crime-dockets go missing in police-stations countrywide,pointing to massive fraud and bribery by the SAPS
One woman who had come forward with knowledge about the murderers of Mr Eva, Mrs Faneleni Mhlongo, was never questioned and instead was placed in a protected witness programme – and has since disappeared. The investigating police also made no efforts to find out who had telephoned Mr Eva with threats that he would be murdered shortly before he went to the meeting. The farm-occupiers claim that their tribe owns a portion of the farm because it purportedly belongs to a local tribal chief. Strangely, the legal owners of this farm were not interviewed for this RAPPORT article. http://www.rapport.co.za/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/2315/84d5aaa5102748a58e3cc153083a151f/28-11-2009-11-00/Vermoorde_se_vrou_eis_R7,5_miljoen_van_polisie
Izak and Marrianne Jansen van Rensburg fight back against farm-attackers at Marken
- Farmer’s arm broken by attackers
- SA farm occupied by 200 militant, armed ‘squatters’
2 November 2009 --- MARKEN, Limpopo Elderly Izak and Marrianne Jansen van Rensburg were attacked on their farm in Marken, nearby Lephalale/Ellisras after the Afrikaner farming-couple returned from their weekly church service on Sunday by two black men who were unknown to them. Daughter Anél said her mother had climbed out of the bakkie to open the farm gate, but was struggling with it, so her dad also climbed to help her. Two unknown black men approached them pretending to look for work, and immediately bashed the old farmer in the face and then started beating the old man with a hammer, a stick and a hatchet. “My mom jumped in the bakkie and my dad screamed at her to drive away – however the men caught up with her and took her back to the gate where Mr van Rensburg was lying on the ground. The couple were tied up and thrown on the back of the farm vehicle – but the driver was unable to drive and crashed the vehicle against a farm fence. Mr van Rensburg ran away and kept the attackers at bay by throwing rocks at them, and managed to reach the workers’ houses where he got help. Before the police showed up the battered couple was already organising a neighbourhood-watch search party, said the daughter. Her dad is awaiting plastic surgery for his battered face at the H F Verwoerd Hospital in Pretoria, she said. The search party, headed by police, arrested two men who are expected to appear for a remand hearing in the magistrate’s court soon. http://www.nuus24.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1479/f743d91d2ce94cf9bdd43854666bdfb4/02-11-2009-02-42/Egpaar_oorleef_wrede_plaasaanval
Jan Potgieter, 65, farm caretaker, of Marken, Limpopo, murdered by gardener who also ransomed family
29 October, 2009 MARKEN, Limpopo The chairman of the Transvaal Agricultural Union, Jan Viljoen, has reacted with shock to the murder of Marken farm-caretaker Jan Potgieter, 65, last Wednesday at the Villa Nora holiday cottages, on the farm Johannesberg. He said in his condolance-statement to the widow Annelie, their family and the Koedoesrand-area’s farm-watch community, that they were however grateful that the farm community acted so rapidly to round up the attacker.
The Marken Farmers’ Association chairman Roné Hennop said the attack was carried out in broad daylight at 13:00 when the Potgieter family’s gardener attacked their daughter (Anneliese) and her two children, locked them up in the bathroom of their rondawel (cottage) and demanded a cash ransom. When the elderly Potgieter couple returned to the farm, they suspected that something was wrong - Mrs Potgieter went to the rondawel while her husband went to the homestead – where he was shot at point-blank range. Mrs Potgieter meanwhile went to fetch a gun and fired it at the attacker – who although wounded, managed to escape. Mrs Potgieter raised the alarm of the farm-watch and within minutes the SAPD was on the scene and a police helicopter was brought in together with a private helicopter to search for the injured murderer. Mr Potgieter was declared dead on the scene. http://www.observer.co.za/stories/skok-oor-moord-van-marken-boer . The attacker, a Zimbabwean man, photograph with this report, was arrested by a commando of local farmers and police, reports Beeld journalist Marietie Louw-Carstens. Mr Potgieter suffered from cancer and was frail, reports Beeld newspaper. Japie Spanio, security chairman of the Transvaal AGricultural Union of South Africa, said the farmers are linked in a security-radio network. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/6cd224f7bb7545788baeadc437187dee/23-10-2009-02-31/Aanvaller_vas_nadat_man_in_rug_geskiet_is
Pieter Woest, 55, butchery manager, murdered by gang, Bronkhorstspruit
Picture: Floral tributes were placed at the gate of the Klipeiland butchery on the R25-highway in the peri-urban area outside Bronkhorstspruit where manager Pieter Woest, 44, was gunned down by a ten-member youth gang. Alet Pretorius, Beeld.
Oct 2 2009 - Fanie van Rooyen reports in Beeld newspaper that Mrs Anita Woest, 50, wife of murdered Bronkhorstspruit butcher Pieter Woest, was weeping and screaming loudly: “Please Lord, do not take him away. I cannot live without him’ just after her husband was gunned down in broad daylight during a gun-fight with ten local gangsters who’d arrived in a mini-taxi. Cashier Tokkie Human, 53, who was held up at gunpoint by the gang, said when she reached Mr Woest, “blood was coming out of his mouth and nose and he was dead on the scene’. Police captain Sipho Zulu said the attackers arrived at around 12:30 in a cream-coloured Toyota Quantum minibus-taxi. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/24656ac3a12f452fa8f32cefa3c675b9/01-11-2009-11-10/%E2%80%98Ek_kan_nie_sonder_hom_lewe_nie,%E2%80%99_gil_sy
20091028 Ibele Kruger, 56, shot dead watching TV, Magalies Moot smallholding, Brits
October 31 2009 – BRITS. Pretoria IT specialist Ibele Kruger, 56, was gunned down in his lounge chair while watching television late at night. Kruger's killers then walked out calmly -- taking only wife Amanda's cellphone to stop her from calling for help, reports Graeme Hosken in the Pretoria News.
The SAPS describe it as ‘a robbery’ but nothing else was stolen, reports Beeld newspaper. Kruger, 56, was shot twice on Thursday night while in the lounge of his Magalies Moot smallholding in Brits, west of the capital. Amanda had just gone to bed when the gunmen , who appeared to be South Africans, invaded their Pine Street home shortly before midnight. They took Kruger by surprise when they managed to slip into his home through a sliding door which had been left open for the family's dogs. The property was surrounded by electrified fencing. Speaking from home, Amanda said the family was devastated. "We can't understand it. It just does not make any sense," she said. Describing how she had jumped out of bed when the gunshots rang out, Amanda said as she escaped through the bedroom sliding door which leads into the garden, a man came around the corner and attacked her. Pushing a gun into her face, the man grabbed Amanda's cellphone from her as she frantically tried to call police and neighbours for help. page 4 of Pretoria News on October 31, 2009 http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=79&art_id=vn20091031083305660C964430&newslett=1&em=205034a6a20091031ah http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/ec855e93f22a43ebb914e43f8629ce20/31-10-2009-01-53/%E2%80%98Nee!_Nee!_Nee!%E2%80%99_%E2%80%93_toe_2_skote
20091029 Leon and Hetta Steyn, restaurateurs, Artist’s Cafe, peri-urban Hendriksdal, Sabie shot dead with R5 – no motives http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/a3a7ea28303b4f629525d120b9603373/30-10-2009-01-01/Egpaar_vir_niks_geskiet
Leon and Hetta Steyn, owners of the Artists’ Cafe and Guest House at the restored Hendriksdal railway station near Sabie in Mpumalanga, were shot dead at 7am inside their home by an R5 military assault weapon. Two unknown black men were seen leaving the scene shortly after the shooting. Mr Steyn’s .38 handgun was still in its holster. Nothing whatsoever was robbed.
Buks Viljoen of Beeld newspaper reports from Nelspruit that the popular restaurateurs were discovered by neighbour Martin Boulton after he heard shots fired. When he knocked on the front door and called to them, the two murderers walked out of the back door – one carrying an R5 military assault weapon. The couple was murdered at around 7am. Mrs Steyn, a former kindergarten-teacher from the West-Rand, was lying propped up against the refrigerator in the kitchen, with a gaping wound to the head. Mr Steyn’s body was lying next to his bed in the main bedroom. His .38 revolver was still inside its holster on the bedside table. He was shot through the chest. Both were still in their bedclothes. Police picked up six spent R5-bullet shell casings and a live R5 round inside the house.Police inspector Whitey Nel of the Sabie police said the motives for the execution-style murders are deeply mysterious: nothing was missing from the house. The White River police dog team started tracking the attackers’ shortly after the double murders and followed them for about an hour through neighbouring forestry-plantations. They had to stop the search when a heavy rainstorm hit the area, which washed out the tracks, said Capt Phil Liebenberg of the dog-unit. Beeld reports that a total of 147 military-attack carbines of the R5 variety went missing from the SAPS storage depots last year. The Transvaal Agricultural Union has called on the government to ‘carry out a proper audit of all the state-owned arms, because far too many crimes are carried out with firearms such as the R5.’ Mrs Steyn leaves her son from a previous marriage, Mr Dirk Nel, 24. Four South African citizens have been arrested for this double-murder. People with any information may call inspector Nel, telephone 013-764-9960 http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/a3a7ea28303b4f629525d120b9603373/30-10-2009-01-01/Egpaar_vir_niks_geskiet
Fri, 23 Oct 2009 -- Afrikaner IT specialist Charles Smith, 25, was murdered during an armed attack at 3am against his homestead in Hartebeesfontein, outside Brits, on Friday, North West police superintendent Lesego Metsi said.
He was shot dead in his bed while he was asleep by one of three armed black men who appeared to be South Africans. The gang had torn down the frontdoor of the farmhouse at 3am. Charles Smith, who was visiting friends at the smallholding before their wedding day this Friday, was awoken by the intruders and was shot, hitting him in the stomach. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Brits Medi Clinic. Apparently he was shot dead while he was asleep in his bed when one man took a cellphone and wallet from his bedstand. Mr Smuts was visiting the friends of his girlfriend Lizanne Nienaber before their wedding day on Friday. He lives in Krugersdorp and works in Lone Hill. Mrs Laetitia Smuts, his mother, said “Charl’s friends knew him as the ‘gentle giant’, she said. He’s always had time for everyone, regardless of colour. If you were his friend, you were a friend for life.’ Lizanne was visiting South Africa from her job in London, in the UK - and the couple were visiting with friends at the smallholding. Smuts also leaves behind his dad George and sister Nicolene, 23. His funeral service was scheduled for Friday 11am from the Dutch Reformed Church Rant-en-Dal in Krugersdorp. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/a26a93f606a7488099c9ce37b72a6166/26-10-2009-02-12/Doodgeskiet_toe_rowers_foon_langs_bed_wil_vat_http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/414a26c2e1d4452b965964dbfefa7901/27-09-2009-10-13/Van_agter_doodgeskiet
Pretoria – Sept 28 2009 - 55-year-old Isabel Schonken was shot dead from behind over the weekend, as she was apparently trying to escape to a guest bathroom to hide from a group of armed black male attackers at the Klipkop smallholdings east of Pretoria.
Mrs Schonken's businessman-husband Lars, 56, was shot in the torso during the attack near Klipkop at 02:00. He returned fire, injuring one attacker who got away Lars's skull and wrist were fractured when the robbers assaulted him and hit him with a pistol. He is currently recovering in the Little Company of Mary hospital in Groenkloof, Pretoria, writes Keppler. Isabel's sister Héléne Rumsey, 52, who lives a stone's throw from the Schonkens, said the robbers had cut through an electric fence which stretches all around the smallholding. They were able to get into the house through an open sliding door. "They attacked Lars in the bedroom," Rumsey related. "It seems as if my sister had fallen asleep in front of the television in the living room and woke up when they shot Lars. Shortly thereafter she was shot through the heart. The robbers tried to shoot Lars in the heart as well, but luckily it was only a flesh wound," she added. Lars lost consciousness after being shot. When he came to, shortly thereafter, he fetched his pistol from the safe and shot one of the robbers. According to Rumsey,the only things which were ‘robbed’ were her sister's handbag and cellphone and her brother-in-law's laptop. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/414a26c2e1d4452b965964dbfefa7901/27-09-2009-10-13/Van_agter_doodgeskiet
Police ‘arrested wrong men’ for Dr Paul Meyer ‘s murder – widow:
Sept 27 2009 -- Marietie Louw-Carstens reports in Beeld that Marilise, the 32-year-old widow of the murdered wildlife veterinarian Dr Paul Meyer, killed on February 4 2009 said the three suspects which police claim were her husband’s murderers, ‘are the wrong people in custody’. The young widow says the police are ‘botching the investion’. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/9e69f10632e64f7f9cb47e3351c018ee/27-09-2009-10-13/%E2%80%98Ni%C3%A9_my_man_se_skieters%E2%80%99
The widow Marlise -- left picture with baby son Paul-Wouter, shortly after she was kidnapped with her baby and saw her husband Paul murdered, told Marietie Louw-Carstens that “she’d told the (Gravelotte) police countless times that those arrested people were not the men who attacked us, but they simply won’t listen to me…’ She was asked to identify four arrested suspects – three of whom have since somehow managed to ‘escape ‘ from the Gravelotte police-station cells in Limpopo. The widow slammed the police investigation into her husband’s murder as ‘pathetic’. Three of the arrested men, Eddie Chauke (31), Marcy Nasser (30) and Rogero Thambale (29), all three from Mozambique, allegedly managed to get hold of a hacksaw which which they sawn through the bars of their police-cell. The fourth suspect Alex Babunda, 31, is still in custody. They were arrested shortly after Dr Meyer’s gruesome murder and have been refused bail by the Phalaborwa magistrate’s court because all the suspects are from Mozambique. http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2465117,00.html the police still insist that they had the right suspects in custody. Dr Meyer was shot dead in the Selati nature reserve when he, his wife, their babyson Paul Wouter (six weeks at the time) and friends were attacked by a group of armed black men in February 2009. The Meyer couple and their baby were kidnapped in one of Dr Meyer’s 4x4 bakkies, their friends were dumped into a second bakkie. When they were driving through the reserve’s gates, the unarmed Dr Meyer was shot execution-style and his body thrown from the bakkie - in front of his wife and baby-son. Reports were that the young father had tried to fight back by grabbing one of the attackers’ guns. Police say it was his own fault that he was murdered – he should not have fought back. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/9e69f10632e64f7f9cb47e3351c018ee/27-09-2009-10-13/%E2%80%98Ni%C3%A9_my_man_se_skieters%E2%80%99
2009-09-26 00:44 - Beeld journalist Hilda Fourie reports -- Sheun, 18-year-old son of Bronkhorstspruit building contractor Robert, 47, was shot dead and his father was critically injured when two black gunmen walked into their homestead after breaking in through a kitchen-window; one assassin walked straight to the local community leader/building contractor, who was asleep in his bedroom nex to his wife, shot the unarmed Afrikaner twice (injuring him critically); and just before they left the home, the two gunmen then scuffled with their victim’s young son in the kitchen, killing the youth on the scene. Sheun Anderson had just turned 18. The police described these two black assassins as ‘burglars’- although they only took away a cheap laptop-computer. This entire traditionally Afrikaner rural smallholdings region has been under siege for yearS: SAPS crime stats Bronkhorstspruit station: http://www.saps.gov.za/statistics/reports/crimestats/2009/provinces/gauteng/pdf/bronkhorstspruit.pdf http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/34ab57e58a4e488b84b2c023bc145f30/26-09-2009-12-44/%E2%80%98Hy_was_net_%E2%80%99n_kind%E2%80%99
20090909 Sarel Koekemoer, 69, Bultfontein AH Pretoria North bludgeoned and stabbed… http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/4de002454c034b859c2d8b850e127e1c/11-09-2009-02-49/Hulle_het_hom_regtig_verniel%E2%80%99
2009-09-11 -- Hilda Fourie reports in Beeld newspaper that Mrs Anya Swart, the only child of a murdered local smallholder, Sarel Koekemoer, 69, came across his grossly-mutilated body in his Bultfontein smallholding in Pretoria North on Tuesday-night. “They have really destroyed him,’ the devastated daughter said. Her dad had been bludgeoned repeatedly with a shovel and also had numerous knife-wounds, she said.
Mutilations, decorating of murder victims bodies are acts of deep hatred, dehumanisation:
“Such repeated mutilations of victims’ bodies indicate a deep hatred of the victims by the perpetrators, who view their victims as objects, as vermin to be exterminated, rather than as human beings”, said Dr Gregory Stanton of the Genocide Watch organisation, (view video above) who was interviewed on the documentary “A Bloody Harvest’, on Carte Blanche TV in 2003. Stanton said this after close examination of criminal documentation, police-forensic videos and police photographs of crime scenes showing many murdered Boer-farmers and their families. He was interviewed by this prize-winning South African investigative journalist Susan Puren. http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?Id=2265
Three black men were arrested within 24 hours of the gruesome murder with the victim’s cellphone, firearm and some cash they had stolen from him still in their possession. One of the men was a casual worker on the smallholding, doing occasional odd-jobs there, said Mrs Swart. She became worried about her dad after he hadn’t shown up for his usual meal with her family at her home, and also failed to respond to his cellphone. She drove there and discovered that while the security gates were closed, they hadn’t been locked, and neither was the kitchen door. She then found him dead in the bathroom, ‘icecold … and lying in a big pool of blood,’she said. She phoned her husband – who was at a community-policing forum at the time. Mr Swart asked the police members at the meeting to contact the Hammanskraal police – and they arrived at the smallholding very shortly thereafter, she said. Mr Koekemoer also leaves two grandchildren, Cornélle (13) and Esmiralda (18). http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/4de002454c034b859c2d8b850e127e1c/11-09-2009-02-49/Hulle_het_hom_regtig_verniel%E2%80%99
20090825 Gerhardus Hermie Cloete, 47, found torched and body ‘decorated with his car’s bumpers’ near Dikholo wildlife reserve, Brits/Jericho http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/529ec966613542f3981e81dd2715b1aa/27-08-2009%2010-08/Polisie_wonder_oor_lyk_in_veld
August 27 2009 – BRITS. Linda de Beer reports in Beeld newspaper that police are ‘puzzled about the circumstances’ surrounding the death of local resident Gerhardus Hermie Cloete, 47, whose half-naked, torched body was found in the veldt between Jericho and the Dikhololo wildlife reserve near Brits.
Police inspector Wilmarie van der Merwe said Cloete’s hands and feet were tied with shoelaces. He was reported missing last Thursday after police found his abandoned Nissan Almera about 10km outside Jericho. The rear window was broken, blood was found on the rear seat, and the car’s front and rear buffers were found ‘decorating’ the body – which had been dumped about 4km from the car, said Van der Merwe. The murderers did a very strange thing: they tore off Mr Cloete’s car’s front and rear buffers, transported these with the body, dumped the body in the field 4km away from the car, and ‘decorated’ the body with the bumpers. This happens often to Afrikaner victims and Dr Gregory Stanton, who heads Genocide Watch, also commented on this odd murder pattern an 2003 interview on Carte Blanche TV’s documentary “A Bloody Harvest’, noting that acts such as these are “indications of genocidal hatred towards the victims – of wanting to humiliate them; that the perpetrators who decorate the body like this, do not view the victims as human but as objects, as vermin which should be exterminated.’ Cloete’s trousers were torched and his upperbody was unclothed. No further details were published about Mr Cloete’s background. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/529ec966613542f3981e81dd2715b1aa/27-08-2009%2010-08/Polisie_wonder_oor_lyk_in_veld
PRETORIA NORTH – An 65-year-old granddad who was a long-time sufferer of a heart condition, Wilhelm Lotterie, was humiliated, beaten and bludgeoned to death in front of daughter-in-law Jessica, 23, and her infant son, Wilhelm’s newborn grandson Danté -- after his two adult sons were lured from their homestead when a large armed gang of blacks had torched the veldt.
Pictured left by Beeld journalist Theana Calitz are a deeply traumatised Piet and Jessica, speaking about their ordeal. Police captain Jan Sepato said the two Lotterie sons were dousing the fire when the old man, who was sitting on the porch, was forced at gunpoint to lie down on the living room floor, where he was hogtied – and his pants were also pulled down to below his knees to humiliate him even further in front of his daughter-in-law. Mrs Lotterie had to watch helplessly as they bludgeoned the old man with a pistol and kicked him while he was lying defencelessly on the floor. When the brothers returned from dousing the fire, they were ambushed by the killers, and tied up in the toilet and bathroom. The armed gang took meat from the freezer, as well as cash, electronics, cellphones and the family’s old Ford Fiesta, reg. WHF052GP. Neighbour Jan Vermaak, who lives about a kilometer from the Lotterie homestead, said he’d helped them douse the veldt fire and was just washing himself when he heard the screaming. He sent his sons with flashlights to go and take a look – and the boys returned to report that a woman was screaming loudly. He found the distraught Jessica holding her newborn standing in the dirt road with husband Piet. They were all in shock and Vermaak said he took them back to his own home. He (not the police…) then had to help organise a search party with the homesteaders in the area to try and find the robber gang – but they were long-gone by then. Of course the police have arrested no-one. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/8688f56172b5425aab53220ea92701af/26-08-2009%2012-08/Rowers_skop,_slaan_man_dood
20090817 Tracey-Leigh Frankish, 33 mom, killed at Farmall AH, Fourways Johannesburg http://www.newsvibe.co.za/external.php?node=135471
Lauren Cohen reports on August 18 2009 that five days after “flower child” mom Tracey-Leigh Frankish’s screams scared off would-be burglars, attackers struck again, this time taking the unarmed young mother’s life.
A cheap TV set, hi-fi and a small amount of money were the only things stolen from the murdered 33-year-old Gauteng sales representative’s cottage in Farmall, an agricultural holding north of Fourways. She worked at the food manufacturing company Ma Baker. Johan Burger, senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, who last year co-authored a report on crime and public security in South Africa, said this murder highlighted how political promises had not been kept as far as the eradication of farm attacks was concerned. “The conclusion we came to in our report was that there was a vacuum [in crime-fighting regarding] rural safety.” Burger said this was a result of the phasing out of South African National Defence Force units, or commandos, deployed specifically to patrol rural areas in South Africa since 2003. “[The phasing out] was not supposed to happen until sector policing, police reservists and crime-combating units were in place. In almost all [rural areas] we visited in our research, none of this had been done,” Burger added. http://www.newsvibe.co.za/external.php?node=135471
2009-08-19 Kathrina Fourie, 85, fights off five black knifemen, Goedverblijf farm Soutpan, Free State
2009-08-19 Bloemfontein - Three of five armed men were arrested after a gang of five attacked 85-year-old Afrikaner farm woman Kathrina Fourie near Soutpan, Free State police said on Wednesday. Sergeant Thandi Mbambo said five men attacked the woman on the farm Goedverblijf near Soutpan while her partner was fetching farmworkers.
Police said the farmer returned around at 07:00 on Tuesday to find footprints leading to the garage door, which connected with the house. When he went to the front door of the house he heard screams. "He found Kathrina Fourie in the passage bleeding heavily. The frail, elderly woman had several stab wounds." Mbambo said Mrs Fourie was taken to the Pelonomi regional hospital in Bloemfontein and was in a critical condition. Neighbouring farmers were alerted about the incident and “suspicious-looking men” were seen running through the fields in the direction of the adjacent squatter camp. Three men were arrested with the help of farmworkers on their way to work. A laptop computer, two cellphones and batteries allegedly stolen from the farm were found in their possession. It’s not known when the other two men are expected to be arrested. Mbambo said a case of attempted murder was opened and the three men, aged 18 and 19, from Bultfontein and Soutpan, would appear at the Brandfort Magistrate's Court on Friday. SAPA
2009820 Anna-Marie Saaiman, 78, fights off ‘mad’ attacker, Kromdraai smallholdings, Pretoria North
Graeme Hosken reports in the Pretoria News on August 21 2009 "I was not going to let that man kill my husband. I got angry and I fought back."
These were the defiant words of Pretoria pensioner Anna-Marie Saaiman, 78, who although bleeding heavily after her attacker bit off the tip of her ring finger to try and get to her wedding ring, beat off the man trying "to kill" her husband, Koert, 80, at their smallholding in Kromdraai, north of Pretoria on Thursday. The Saaimans had just returned from Pretoria where they had done their weekly shopping, when they were attacked at their modest working-class home. http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20090821034626466C968765
20090723 Johann Blignaut, 54, shot execution-style at rural Moreleta Park smallholding, nothing robbed
Jul 24 2009 Hilda Fourie of Beeld newspaper reports that 54-year-old Johann Blignaut, a business advisor who works in the pharmaceutical industry, was working on his laptop-computer in his lapa (a fenced off picnic area inside a garden) at 5am on Friday-morning, July 23 2009 – something he did every morning. He was shot dead when an unknown armed men tore down portions of a prefabricated concrete wall, walked up to Blignaut, fired several bullets through his head and neck – and left again without stealing anything. Police inspector Duane Lightfoot said their investigations found that the gunmen had torn out entire panels of a prefabricated concrete wall surrounding the smallholding property, had entered the lapa and killed the unarmed Blignaut. Blignaut ‘s head also hit a sharp object as he fell down dead, Lightfoot said. Nothing was robbed at all. Ionn, Blignaut's 22-year-old son, was woken up while sleeping in his bedroom, which is situated right next to the lapa. "My dad usually woke up around the 5am to work in the lapa, but on Saturday morning things did not happen as usual." The laptop computer, usually a much sought-after article for armed robbers, was left untouched, said LIghtfoot.
Police: 'We have noticed that people are being senselessly killed in their homes' "Because I usually go to bed late, I'm in deep sleep at that time. But on Saturday morning I was woken up by his screams and about four gunshots in the backyard. When I got out I found him lying on the ground bleeding," said Ionn. According to Ionn, his father had been shot in the head and neck, and the neck was bleeding profusely. Now the family do not feel safe in their home despite assurances by police that they would bring those responsible to book. "We bought this house here specifically because we wanted to be close to nature as that is the kind of person my father was. He loved the outdoors and this place was just ideal," said Ionn. Blignaut, who worked in the pharmaceutical industry and was also a business adviser, is the latest victim in the string of murders that have occurred in the rural areas of Pretoria East over the last two weeks. These murders are often accompanied by extremely cruel acts of torture. And now the deputy national police commissioner has pledged that special measures will be taken to stop the killings, reports Pretoria News. Friday, Deputy National Commissioner Andre Pruis said they had noticed the recent murders in Pretoria East and were paying special attention to them."We have noticed that people are being senselessly killed in their homes and the murderers do not even take any of their possessions. We are employing crime intelligence and doing pattern analysis to determine what exactly is motivating these murders," said Pruis. http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2541863,00.html
20050728 Dr Pieter Ernst, 48, Dutch founder of Marang House charity, murdered Hekpoort farm, Magaliesburg – killers convicted: no motive, nothing stolen
Jul 18 2009 - Beeld court journalist Susan Cilliers and the Dutch Algemeen Dagblad both reported that two convicted murderers of Dutch-born physician/philanthropist Dr Pieter Ernst at his Hekpoort farm near Magaliesburg four years ago, were on July 17 2009 sentenced to 22 years prison each. Chabuse Steve Lebakeng and Khaladi Thabang, jr, both in their thirties, were found guilty of murder, armed robbery and illegal firearms possession.
Son Pieter junior, 23, said after the sentencing at the Pretoria High court that ‘this wouldn’t bring back my dad, but it helps to know that two people were captured and put in prison’. His father was murdered on 29 July 2005 on the family farm near Hekpoort, Magaliesburg while the Dutch philanthropist travelled there to pay workers. the unarmed Dutch doctor was ambushed at the farm entrance and shot at point-blank range in the head. Dr Ernst emigrated to South Africa from the Netherlands in the 1990s. One of the murderers/robbers was a former worker who had been fired legally for thievery. Ernst Jr. said the murderers were caught because “they had bragged about what they did. Stories started emerging at our farm amongst the workers, and we were told that one person with the nickname Chilli Boy had been involved. The police was notified and they were caught.’ Dr Ernst started the NGO-charity Marang House in 1998 at Northcliff Johannesburg for chronically-ill children suffering from diabetes and kidney-ailments, several years after his emigration from the Netherlands. He first worked at state hospitals and started the rescue house with inherited money when he started his own private practice. “He saw how children with serious chronic illnesses often literally lived all their lives in hospitals. He bought a house behind his consulting rooms to offer these children a home while they were being treated at the hospital,’ said his son. “We have since that time cared for more than seventy children,’ the son added. He’s now taken over as the managing director of Marang House. His two brothers are in The Netherlands, Hugo, 20, and Maxwell, 11 with their mother Rene. Marang House could use some extra funding in these economically-hard times, Mr Ernst added. Our readers are asked to please donate to Marang House in honour of Dr Ernst’s memory.http://www.maranghouse.org http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/article301315.ece
20090714 Roets, Nick, 56, murdered, Raslouw smallholdings, Pretoria
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20090715043122202C944154 Graeme Hosken reports on the front page of the Pretoria News on July 15 2009 (left) that Pretoria businessman Nick Roets was gunned down at his smallholding moments after his wife and a worker had left to make a delivery. Roets, 56, was shot dead in his Raslouw home after he was overpowered by an unknown number of assailants at lunchtime on a Tuesday.
The community-watch system has collapsed several months ago in the area, and ever since then, violent crime has skyrocketed, residents told Hosken. Roets, who was shot through the heart, is believed to have been killed with his own revolver, which, according to the police, was among six guns that were stolen, along with money and a laptop computer. It is believed that the gunmen took Roets's gun - which he always carried with him after the family were attacked in their home in 2001 - after overpowering him. As crying friends and relatives gathered to comfort the Roets family, shocked neighbours stood outside their homes waiting for news. "I can't believe it. I have spent most of the day outside and did not hear anything," said neighbour Peter Kgatuke. He described Roets as a friendly man who always had a smile on his face. "Whenever I saw him as I left for work he would wave and smile at me. He seemed to be a very kind person, and my heart goes out to his family," he said. Kgatuke added that since the collapse of the area's community watch system, violent crime has escalated. "Last week my neighbour's domestic worker narrowly escaped an attack when robbers broke into the house. These crimes are all because our community security system has fallen apart," he said, describing how effective the neighbourhood watch system had been. Asked why the system had collapsed, Kgatuke said: "I do not know. Everyone was in e-mail contact with each other. We were in the process of erecting security walls and gates around our community, and everything seemed to be on track until it suddenly all fell apart. "I am still trying to understand why the system collapsed," he said, adding that at the time of the collapse he had feared that someone would be seriously injured or even killed in an attack. Another neighbour, Imtiaz Patel, agreed and said the gated community system would have gone a long way towards protecting people. "Unfortunately it did not materialise and now this has happened. Our greatest fears have been realised," he said. He said it would now be a case of people waking up in the morning and wondering who had been killed during the night. "It is imperative that we revise this community watch system if our neighbourhood is to be kept safe. We cannot allow these killings to continue," he said. Another resident, who asked not to be named, said his family were terrified. "If this can happen in broad daylight, imagine what can happen at night. We do not feel safe. We already have burglar bars and alarms. What else are we now meant to do to protect ourselves?" he asked. Police captain Louise Read confirmed that the murder happened shortly after Roets's wife and a worker left on an errand. "When she returned at 2pm she found her husband dead in the study. At this stage the motive for the killing appears to be robbery, as six guns, along with a laptop computer and hi-fi system, were taken. "Roets's revolver was also stolen," she said. It was not known how the gunmen entered the house as there was no sign of forced entry. "This will form part of our investigation," Read said, adding that the police were following several leads. Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the gunmen can contact CrimeStop at 08600-10111. This article was originally published on page 1 of Pretoria News on July 15, 2009 http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20090715043122202C944154
20090712 “Say your last words,” said the murderers of working-class Afrikaner Piet van den Berg, Cullinan – then they shot him in the back, locked wife Madeleine in a closet and torched their homestead with her still inside…
Jul 12 2009 -- An elderly, working-class Afrikaner smallholder of Cullinan was shot dead in front of his wife’s eyes on Sunday-morning– and then their homestead was torched by three armed attackers after they locked her in a closet. Madeleine van den Berg, 60, was told before she was locked up: ‘Say your last words because we are going to burn down your house.’ Picture: Beeld photographer Cornél van Heerden http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2538185,00.html
Mrs Madeleine van den Berg, 60, of the Cullinan smallholdings, said after they shot dead her husband, the murderers locked her in a closet before setting the homestead alight. Her daughter Mrs Ilse Theologo told Beeld that her mother told the murderers of her husband that she ‘wanted to go to heaven’. Mrs van den Berg managed to break her bonds and broke out of the closet, rushing with their bakkie to Theo van Rensburg’s smallholding. Neighbours helped carry their furniture from the burning cottage. Her soot-covered son-in-law Claude Stander told the newspaper, standing in front of the smouldering cottage: “Why? One can’t help but ask, why did they torch the house after they had shot him dead and took everything they wanted. It’s so senseless.’ Mr van den Berg ran a small workshop on their meagre smallholding, and was attacked there at around 11am, with three black men demanding ‘the keys to the gun-safe’. It’s not known how these men knew that the couple had a registered gun-safe since police have not arrested anyone for the crime. Mrs van den Berg suffers from hip-problems, so when they forced her at knife-point to lie down on her stomarch on the bed while demanding the keys, the old lady was unable to comply because of the pain. They then cut one of her wrists while Mr van den Berg walked down the hall to get the keys. One of the attackers then shot him without any warnings in his back, with the gunman telling Mrs van den Berg: “The old man didn’t cooperate’. The terrified woman then was forced at knifepoint to step across her husband’s bleeding body to fetch the keys to the safe. Stolen were their cellphones, legally registered firearms (what good is a firearm when it has to be locked in a safe?) and some money. Then they tied her up, locked the woman up in a closet and set her house alight. She managed to get out however, saving herself from a fiery death. Said her neighbour van Rensburg: “She ran into our house in a state of hysteria. She screamed ‘help, they shot Piet and the house is burning down’ “. He drove her back to the burning homestead with Madeleine immediately trying to get inside to get her husband out. She passed out from the smoke and Van Rensburg had to drag her out while one of his workers, who used to work for the fire department, dragged Piet van den Berg’s body from the house, reaching him through the crawling space beneath the floor. Neighbours all rushed in to drag the furniture outside, said daughter Ilse Theologo. “My mother is badly traumatised,’ she said, ‘my dad was the very best of dads’. Police spokesman Johannes Jaftha said the murderers have not been captured. He expressed gratitude to the community members and the Cullinan diamond mine’s fire department members who arrived quickly to help out. http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2538185,00.html
Kill Boer Kill Farmer ‘daubed with blood of two tortured Afrikaans murder-victims’ farmhouse walls…
- 20090401 Alice, 77, daughter Helen Lotter 57, tortured to death in muti-killing, “Kill-Boer” slogan daubed with victims’ blood on Allenridge, FS homestead wall
If any more proof were needed that a great number of these murders against Afrikaner families are racist hate-crimes targetting this small very visible minority; the Bloemfontein police reported in March 2009 that the hate-slogan Kill the Boer, Kill the Farmer was painted on the walls of a homestead – and the murderers used the blood of Alice Lotter, 77 and daughter Helen, 57, after they were tortured to death:
The cruel torture murder of Alice Lotter, 77, and her daughter Helen, 57, caused a wave of abhorrance amongst the white community because of its incredible cruelty. The women, both frail, were tortured to death at their farm in Allenridge near Welkom in the Free State on March 6 2009.
Stabbed in vagina, anus with broken glass:
According to forensic evidence, the Lotter mother and daughter had died excruciatingly painful deaths: first tortured by being stabbed with broken glass bottles into their vaginas. One of the women also had her breasts cut off while she was still alive . Both women’s blood also had been used to paint anti-Afrikaner hate slogans on the walls of their homestead.
They were then allegedly killed by strangulation: i.e. they were hanged. In response, Odendaalsrust farmers held a demonstration outside the law courts where the accused murderers were appearing with a reenactment of the way these women had died. The demonstration drew condemnation from the Afrikaans news media ‘for its gruesome nature’. However this reenactment, pictured above, wasn’t nearly as gruesome and horrid as the torture these women had to endure. Afrikaner police officers who investigated this horrific slaughter and had to gather forensic evidence, were also severely traumatised and required trauma counselling. And, despite the fact that the Lotter homestead was only one block away from the police station, no-one inside responded to the screams from these women while they were being slowly tortured to death. Click here for report of Odendaalsrust law court demonstrations. To her eternal disgrace, the local ANC-mayor had organised a counter-demonstration against a local white farmer who was appearing in court at the same time and has since been acquitted of any charges. The mayor totally ignoring the horror these two white women had to endure. Cruel torture-murders of two Afrikaans women was muti-harvesting: Read the original story in Afrikaans
20090401 Jan van Wyk, 82, and Basie Venter, 65, penises mutilated before these two empoverished Afrikaners were killed on Viljoenskroon farms – penises harvested live for ‘traditional medicine’ .
- A self-confessed sangoma from Lesotho has been arrested for this muti-murder. The penises were found buried in a ‘ritual ceremony’ on one of the farms. The sangoma’s trial is pending. It’s not certain whether he’ll be granted bail as yet. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,9909,2-7-1442_2495253,00.html
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URL LINKS TO RECENT FARM, PERI-URBAN MURDERS AND ATTACKS -
20071200 Eva, Ken, KZN farm foreman, lynched by six men during large community meeting, farm occupation, Eshowe, widow sues SAPS: http://www.rapport.co.za/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/2315/84d5aaa5102748a58e3cc153083a151f/28-11-2009-11-00/Vermoorde_se_vrou_eis_R7,5_miljoen_van_polisie
20091107 Dr Warwick Antony Dorning, 55, Adamshurst farm, Pietermaritzburg – shot dead execution-style with 9mm http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/News/1059/1fecc1298aab466b908a51c725752dcc/08-11-2009-02-29/Farmer_shot_for_DStv
Pieter Woest, 55, butchery manager, murdered by gang, Bronkhorstspruit http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/24656ac3a12f452fa8f32cefa3c675b9/01-11-2009-11-10/%E2%80%98Ek_kan_nie_sonder_hom_lewe_nie,%E2%80%99_gil_sy20091029 STEYN LEON, HETTA M/F Hendriksdal, Sabie RRESTAURATEURS shot dead with R5 – no motives http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/a3a7ea28303b4f629525d120b9603373/30-10-2009-01-01/Egpaar_vir_niks_geskiet
20091028 Ibele Kruger, 56, shot dead watching TV Magalies Moot smallholding, Brits http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=79&art_id=vn20091031083305660C964430&newslett=1&em=205034a6a20091031ah
20091023 Charles Smith, Hartebeesfontein farmer, Brits, murdered – nothing robbed http://iafrica.com/news/sa/1792958.htm
20091021 – Jan Potgieter, 65, caretaker, shot dead, Villa Nora, Johannesberg farm, Limpopo http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/d8276acf338448709c64d5cedfc50660/21-10-2009-11-30/Opsigter_by_rusoord_deur_Zimbabwi%C3%ABr_doodgeskiet -
20090926 Isabel Schonken, 55, killed at Klipkop AH, Pretoria http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/414a26c2e1d4452b965964dbfefa7901/27-09-2009-10-13/Van_agter_doodgeskiet
20090926 Anderson, Sheun, 18, Bronkhorstspruit ah, shot dead , 2 two black assassins; Fr Robert, 47, critically injured at Wag-‘n Bietjies-Kop http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/34ab57e58a4e488b84b2c023bc145f30/26-09-2009-12-44/%E2%80%98Hy_was_net_%E2%80%99n_kind%E2%80%99
20090916 Erasmus Mncube, farm worker, innocent bystander of farm attack, shot dead by robbers, God’s Grave Farm, Nottingham Road, KZN. http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/News/1059/f9b3ed21975949bb86cc5d3dcf5e4438/28-09-2009-11-33/3_held_for_KZN_farm_murder
20090909 Sarel Koekemoer, 69, mutilated, Bultfonfontein AH Pretoria North http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/4de002454c034b859c2d8b850e127e1c/11-09-2009-02-49/Hulle_het_hom_regtig_verniel%E2%80%99
19970813 Steenkamp, Gerrit, 39, Bothaville farmer/musician, mutilated alive and killed for muti, two bl. men found guilty http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/09/unreported-farm-murder-gerrit-steenkamp.html
20090825 Gerhardus Hermie Cloete, 47, found torched near Dikholo wildlife reserve, Brits/Jericho http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/529ec966613542f3981e81dd2715b1aa/27-08-2009%2010-08/Polisie_wonder_oor_lyk_in_veld
20090801 Marius Labuschagne murdered Farmall smallholdings http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=1052518
20090825 Wilhelm Lotterie, 65, beaten to death, Doornfontein smallholdings http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/8688f56172b5425aab53220ea92701af/26-08-2009%2012-08/Rowers_skop,_slaan_man_dood
STOLTZ COEN 53 M 20090809 VILLIERS ABBATTOIR FARM GUARD KIDNAPPED MURDERED VAAL RIVER http://jv.news24.com/Die_Volksblad/Nuus/0,,5-83_2546642,00.html
20090729 Christo Smit, 42, dead; housemate Flip Nel, 46, seriously injured in armed attack, Elandsfontein smallholding, Pretoria http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2544179,00.html
20090731 Shirley van Rensburg, murdered Aug 20 2005 North Riding smallholding, two murderers found guilty at Johannesburg High Court http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2544181,00.html
Badenhorst, Cas, survived farm attack: details awaited from family July 27 2009.
20050728 Dr Pieter Ernst, 48, Dutch-born founder of Marang House charity, murdered Hekpoort farm, Magaliesburg – two killers convicted July 17 2009 http://www.ad.nl/buitenland/article301315.ece
ROETS, NICK M 56 20090714 Raslouw AH Pretoria http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20090715043122202C944154
20090712 “Say your last words,” said murderers of Piet van den Berg, Cullinan – then shot him in the back, locked wife Madeleine in a closet and torched their homestead…BUT SHE ESCAPED. http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2538185,00.html
20080301 Anna Viljoen, 86, raped, murdered, Stella farm, Vryburg, NW
20090704 Lubbe, Chris, 45, Boksburg realtor, shot dead Hartbeespoort resort. http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2536388,00.html
20090227 ABBATEMARCO, GIOVANNI, THABA MONATE LODGE WARMBATHS OWNER http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=nw20090630155309515C386649
20090623 Eben Coetzee, 57, Rosashof Smallholdings, VdBijlpark If anybody has any photographs or more details I would appreciate it. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2532461,00.html
20090623 Donald, Yvonne Gubb, survive attack, Pemberton dairy farm, Chrissiesmeer Mpuma The SA Press Association reports on June 24 2009 that yet another couple have been attacked on a dairy farm. This follows shortly after the recent gruesome murders of several dairy farmers in the greater Pretoria area in which farmer Attie Van der Grijp, the Van Den Bosch couple of The Netherlands and several others, were murdered. In today’s attack, the elderly parents of dairy farm owner Tracy Pemberton, Donald and Yvonne Gubb, were attacked and robbed at the Pemberton dairy farm in Chrissiesmeer, The couple were reported stable at hospital http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2532443,00.html
20090622 Johannes vd Merwe, 37, Volksrust, shot dead on rural road by Soweto car hijacker
20090620 Unknown white woman, possibly Dutch tourist, slaughtered for traditional medicine: Acornhoek man arrested
Capt. Hlathi tel. South Africa (31) (0) 82 462 0804.http://jv.news24.com/Rapport/Suid-Afrika/0,,752-2460_2531627,00.html
20090516 Stieler, Ernest, 39, Olifontsfontein Midrand road-rage murder
Investigating insp. J Faull, tel 082 301 2410
20090618 Potgieter, André, 72, journalist, smallholding, Waterbron OFS
Arrested: Isaac Molefe (24), Joseph Lechuti (36). Journo: Loraine Kalp, Beeld
20090619 O’Neale, Alan ; wife Blom, Hannetjie, 40, Beverley guest-farm, Dargle, Howick
20090306 Lotter, Alice, 77, and Helen 57, tortured to death, “Kill-Boer” slogan daubed with victims’ blood on Allenridge, FS farm wall http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2494684,00.html
20090611 Andrew Main, 54, P’maritzburg farmer, killer sentenced to life http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=nw20090611172546613C323914
20090601 Dr Klaas Jonkheid, 48, kidnapped, murdered from Spier agricultural estate, Stellenbosch
20090520 Koos Maas, 74, Elandsfontein smallholder, Fochville: http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2520500,00.html
20090528 Plöchl, Ernst, 78, Catholic missionary, killed at rural Marianhill mission,Griqualand http://www.rundschau.co.at/rsooe/home/story.csp?cid=8846560&sid=75&fid=55
20090424 Wilfred Roddrick Berrington, 60, murdered at Muldersdrift Avianto rural hotel http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2518608,00.html
20090512 ALAN ROWE, 58, BLOEMENDAL ESTATE, KZN, DIES IN LAND CLAIM HIT SAYS POLICE http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2516724,00.html http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/07/rietvlei-farmer-alan-rowe-murder-2.html
20090509 Klaas van Wyk, 71, Keerom farm, Sutherland NC
Arrested: Martin Olifant (22), Dailian van Ryn (19), Ivor Engelbrecht (25, Niklaas Manel (25). Court date: 20 May 2009.
20090501 Piet Honeyborne, 50, murdered Goedehoop, Blinkpan, Middelburg
5 black male attackers, nothing robbed http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2510004,00.html two arrested: http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2519206,00.html
20001201 VAN HEERDEN WILLEM M, LOW’SCREEK MPUMA - CONVICTED MURDERERS DEAN VAN COLLER, MOSES MBOSHANE, LUCKY NKOSI RELEASED BY AUTHORITIES AFTER GUILTY FINDING PENDING THEIR APPEAL. ARREST WARRANT ISSUED APRIL 18 2009 PREV UNREPORTED http://www.news24.com/News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_2502991,00.html
20090324 Jozseph Kuli, Hungarian-born, Johannesburg smallholding, murdered
2009-04-14 Two on trial, murder for farmer Ezrah Podolski, who was found hanged, Pietermaritzburg on 2006-09-05 http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2501194,00.html
20090430 Pieter Honeyborne,50, killed at farm Goedehoop, Blinkpan near Bethal
2009-04-09 Van den Bosch Dutch farm couple murdered, Boschkop, Pretoria
2009-04-01 Jan van Wyk, 82, mutilated for ‘traditional medicine’ on farm Vierfontein Viljoenskroon, Free State
2009-04-01 Basie Venter, 65, mutilated for 'traditional medicine' on farm Vierfontein, Viloenskroon, Free State
Lotter,Allenridge, Welkom, FS murders Arrested Thapelo Hlongwane (21), Joseph Khumalo (19) ‘s trial April 17 2009 Odendaalsrust law court http://jv.news24.com/Die_Volksblad/Nuus/0,,5-83_2503376,00.html
2009-03-25 Mhalu Vulani sentenced to life Rustenburg court for murder of farmer Jeremiah Harman, Buffelshoek, on 2007-01-31
2009-03-18 Willouw de Klerk Cilliers, Loudine van Blerk, killed in farm attack, Brandvlei NC
2009-03-11 Wessel “Boetie” Badenhorst, 55 Delareyville farmer, KILLED
2009-03-09 Hendrik Petrus Riaan van der Walt, 44, KILLED, Nylstroom farm barbeque, Limpopo
2009-02-09 Renier Boshoff, 67, Kameeldrift smallholding, KILLED in his bed
20090204 Dr Paul Meyer, veterinarian, 38, KIDNAPPED/KILLED farm Selati wildlife reserve
- Marilise, t32-year-old widow of the murdered wildlife veterinarian Dr Paul Meyer, killed on February 4 2009 said the three suspects which police claim were her husband’s murderers, ‘are the wrong people’. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/9e69f10632e64f7f9cb47e3351c018ee/27-09-2009-10-13/%E2%80%98Ni%C3%A9_my_man_se_skieters%E2%80%99
20090123 David Greig, 65, Killed, Hartzenbergfontein farm, Walkerville Farmer killed in exactly same spot in the kitchen as mom was in 1998 http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2459970,00.html
20090121 Johan Meyer, smallholdings, Potchefstroom – nothing robbed
20090107 Stephina Ledwaba 50, Rooipoort farm, Potgietersrus throat cut, killed
20090111 Saar Holtzhauzen, 64, Rietfontein farm, Alkmaar Nelspruit – http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2455702,00.html http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2452222,00.html
20090107 Farmer Nico van Staden, 44, shoots dead farm attacker, Belfast http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2450560,00.html
20081223 Colleen McLellan, 47 attacked, Rietvlei AH, Centurion - 'not enough meat' said robbers http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2445468,00.html
20081222 Sandy Gordon, 56, strangled to death, Blaauwbank game-farm, Magalies http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2425287,00.html
20081212 Andre Kriel, 45, shot, injured by 5 gunmen, Withok agri-holdings, Brakpan, cellphones stolen.
20081212 Clive Shippey, Shirley Bishop, Linzi-Anne Smith, 62, assaulted on Dargle, Howick farms
20081202 Juandre Reyneke, 8, used as human shield, game-farm owner Cloete injured Varkfontein Cullinan
20081130 Hannetjie Benade, 70, Henley on Klip smallholdings - murdered, house torched, no loot
20081122 Frans Jordaan, 63, killed, farmer/businessman Bultfontein Pretoria looted: 1 gun
20081124 Ten farm attacks past 3 weeks inside 10km radius around Rooigrond / Buhrmannsdrift North West: 5 arr.
20081120 Laetitia Prinsloo killed Vaalbank Bronkhorstspruit AH, veteriarian husband Duncan injured while asleep: 1 youth arr Dec23 http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2445467,00.html
20081118 Unnamed 'white' woman executed at her computer, Blue Hills smallholding, Midrand - nothing robbed
20081117 Henk Albertyn, 44, murdered Donkerhoek smallholding Pretoria Loot: 1 pistol
20081115 Christo Jordaan, murdered Kraaifontein homestead with 9mm by two black men
20081115 Dawie van der Merwe, wife Annie, 68 attacked - survived Swartruggens NW badly assaulted, guns and R2000 cash robbed
20081115 Rupert McGeere, farm Mafikeng, NW came to look for owner: five black attackers threaten: "we will be back...'
20081110 Three black men in court for murder of Sias Stander, Coligny farmer - wife stabbed 12 times, still shot dead 4th attacker.
Source: newsclippings copy on picture file: Die Noordwester, Nov 14 2008.
20081110 Elma Burger, 72, murdered, Montagu smallholding, loot: 1 cellphone
20081110 Property owner Fred Abrahams, 79, strangled to death, tied up Klein Drakenstein Paarl loot: unknown
20081110 Murderers of Pretoria BMW branch manager Manie Maritz 15 July 2007 get life - loot: 1 cellphone
20081104 Brink Botha, murdered, Mamogaleskraal, Brits - one shot, two arrested, one sought - loot: $15 cash
20081029 Dairy farmer Loffie van der Gryp, Sterkfontein Krugersdorp smallholdings, executed: loot nothing
20081023 KZN business woman Mary Visagie shot dead near rural hotel Drummond KZN
20081009 Johannes Spies, 73, Harrismith farmer, murdered in genocidal attack - loot: nothing
20081021 Rudi Roach, smallholder Kameeldrift, teacher murdered genocidal attack loot: one cellphone
20081025 Marius MacDonald, 42, allowed to bleed to death by attackers - Leeufontein/Kameeldrift smallholding
20081019 Owner Riaan Malenze, guard critical, farm attack, Rhuslancea Lodge Erasmia AH Pretoria http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=vn20081020054740340C310376
20081012 Mike Jordaan, 21, knifed rural Rooikranskoppie, Rustenburg, girlfriend raped - many valuables there but nothing robbed
Contact information source: sister Elize Jordaan Tel. 0 083 379 6134. http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Noordwes-Beeld/0,,3-2184_2429758,00.html
20080901 Robin McGregor, 90, killed, founder of Who Owns Whom, Tulbagh AH loot unknown.
20081104 Brink Botha, murdered, Mamogaleskraal, Brits - one shot, two arrested, one sought - loot: $15 cash
20080804 Schalk and Marie van der Westhuizen, Kleinmond pensioners - nothing looted
20081103 Brink Botha, 53, Mamogaleskraal farm, Brits shot - loot: $15
20081023 KZN business woman Mary Visagie shot dead near rural hotel Drummond KZN
20081009 Johannes Spies, 73, Harrismith farmer, murdered in genocidal attack
20081021 Rudi Roach, smallholder Kameeldrift, teacher murdered genocidal attack
20081023 Afrikaans teen mute, traumatised after rape during armed attack, Kameeldrift
20081025 Marius MacDonald, 42, killed, Leeufontein/Kameeldrift smallholding
... begged gunman who'd shot and tied him up to help stop his bleeding....
20081019 Owner Riaan Malenze, guard critical, farm attack, Rhuslancea Lodge Erasmia AH Pretoria
20081012 Mike Jordaan, 21, murdered, attacked, knifed at rural Rooikranskoppie, Rustenburg, girlfriend raped -
nothing robbed Contact information source: Elize Jordaan Tel. 0 083 379 6134.
20081001 Chris, Rachelle Lubbe: attacked, tortured with hot iron:Erasmia AH left for Australia...2
20081019 Roosenveldt dairy farm family, Dutch, attacked by armed Zulus, shouting 'let's kill them now" White River Limpopo
20081011 Farmer Alida Pienaar shot, worker Mafokane robbed, Bronkhorstspruit
20081011 Missionary Rianne Henning executed trying to escape with her children, Honeydew smallholding
20081009 Hansie Spies, 75, farm Gravelotte, Harrismith - dead in hail of AK47 bullets
20081001 Heila Pienaar, 41, axed to death, teen daughter Charmaine paralysed from fractured skull: Waldrift smallholdings
20081008 Farmers Stefanus Kotze,67 killed;Nick Engelbrecht 69 injured Garies Namaqualand
20080526 Paarl farm attackers Ben Barnard holdings, not yet arrested, Mthatha-based robber caught with loot
20081001 Erasmus farm family Cullinan attacked: 'they meant to kill us.'
20081001 Boer Logan Estement, 84, survives leopard attack, farm attack and Rommel's army
20080928 Five smallholders in Cullinan terrorised by four-member armed gang
20080928 Jan, lizette Kotze attacked, four armed blacks, Jakkalsdans smallholdings, Cullinan Pretoria
20080928 Farm de Wagensdrift, Cullinan attacked: 'when your white boss gets here we will kill him...'
20080926 Three black attackers of Afrikaner dairy farmer Richard Lemmer, 74, Klerksdorp: jailed
20080701 Roy Munks, 65 was stabbed to death by attackers on Hoedspruit farm
20080918 Haemophiliac Frans van Tonder survives stabbing attacks, Kameeldrift smallholdings
20080917 Shot farmer de Jager Cullinan Pretoria: 'Tell Nqakula I won't go to Australia'
20080913 Lulu Hewitson, 84, wife of Barnard heart-transplant team surgeon Rodney, murdered, Westcliff smallholding, Hermanus
20080909 Farm attacker shot dead, 3 arrested at Kotze farm, Uitkyk, Nelspruit
20081107 Sias Stander, 69, killed, wife Hannatjie shoots dead attacker Coligny Brahman stud-farm
20080820 Rosegrower Ludwig Taschner, GERMAN, survives Haakdoringlaagte farm attack Pretoria
20080815 Minister Dale Roberts, killed at church while kneeling at prayer, on Uitzicht smallholdings Pretoria
20080831 Racist arson attack against Genadendal Trust farm SunTimesReport
20080203 Afrikaans mom Elize Havenga raped, strangled, Rietfontein smallholdings Pretoria
20090905 Peter Smith of Rooikop farm Middelburg, shot by 4 armed blacks http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2388376,00.html
20080728 Father and son farmers Andre, Chris Bam killed Doornpoort smallholdings Pretoria dairy farmers - no thefts
20080819 SKorean missionaries robbed, Timrand, Wierdabrug Pretoria smallholding -
20080818 Body of kidnapped baby Ayanda Nene found on Bergville KZN farm
20080815 Gert Engelbrecht, 59, Memel farm, Oshoek FS, found murdered after velds torched
20080724 Elsje Mulder, 76, beaten to pulp on Limpopo farm for no known reason
20080209 Paraplegic Jan Naude, 48, attacked on Memel farm, FS, wife gang-raped
20080814 Raymond & Yvonne Fitch, tortured to death with molten plastic, Swartberg farm murderers on trial
2008080812 Twelve Afrikaner farmers seek spouses on reality-TV - have they gone mad?
20080812 Suspected farm attacker Emmanuel Khumalo sought for Lowveld rural terror reign
20080430 Elderly GERMAN immigrants Anton, Margareth Wastl injured, Machadodorp LI gang attack
20080802 Emilio Couto, 67, Doornpoort Pretoria smallholder, shot dead, armed gang
20080731 Mrs Bekkie Cilliers, farmer's mom, killed, Brits Pretoria cucumber smallholding
20080728 Farm worker Frik Coetzee, 57, ex-cop, shot dead Barberton farm
20080726 Charles du Plessis, 62, dies from injuries, Sterkspruit farm attack, LI
20080717 Brig Willie Rousseau, 76, murdered in ambush Hopefield NC farm road
20080717 Kobus Marais, killed on Bapsfontein smallholding,by 'hungry' attackers
20080718 Afrikaner civil-rights groups hold emergency security meeting with ANC-MEC
20080715 Jan-Daniel Venter, 21, shot dead at farm Blikkor, Komatipoort
20080702 Farmer Tienie Nel, 33, shot dead, Leslie district, Mp
20080716 Zimbabwe Land-rights farmer, family kidnapped, tortured, forced to sign away his land...
20080715 Farm workers attacked in Delmas and Durbanville - two injured
20080715 Murderer on trial of dairy farmer Hannes Botha, Evander, 16 Dec 2006 pleads poverty in defence
20080706 Marissa Coetzee, 20, murdered at Outeniqua overlook, WP nothing robbed
20080714 Dr Paul Mouton shot dead, Roodepoort rural rifle-range - nothing robbed
2007 farm murder of Franz Richter of Muldersdrift smallholdings Pretoria featured on German VOX TV docu
http://www.focus.de/focustv/focustv-spezial/12-07-08-21-50-uhr-auf-vox-am-kap-der-hoffnungen-suedafrika-zwischen-gewalt-und-wm-euphorie_aid_317207.html trial 6 suspects April 2009: http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2502688,00.html
20080708 Evré Hoffman, Ricus van Zyl executed, torched, Burgersfort LI
20080707 Kurt Dieter Huppe, 27, of Benoni shot dead by huge gang, rural Lionpark, Muldersdrift
20080704 Woman shot dead on Honeydew smallholding
Hannes Kingsley, 85, WWII vet, survives De Wetsdorp farm attack
20080628 André Masset, 57, artist killed at Cullinan smallholding
20080628 Black murderers of farmers Hennie, Celia J van Vuuren, Roedtan Dec 2005 jailed 15 yrs
20080628 Anti-white hate-speech by ANC-parliamentarians: ''we never abandoned armed struggle...'
20080620 Anti-white Hate-speech broadcast by radio talk-show host Phat Joe: We can arrange to kill whites...
20080626 Capt. Patrick Magonono, head of Magalies Police CID - arrested for armed robberies on Brits agricultural smallholdings
20080626 Van Kaam farm family rescued from armed attackers/rapists, Heuningklip by two private detectives in helicopter
20080516 Afrikaner orchid-expert Nollie Cilliers attacked at Kameeldrift Pretoria holding
20080617 Indian man stabbed to death, black man found hanged, Leeupanplaas, Leandra
20080614 Elderly Afrikaner woman fights off knifeman, Spruitfontein AH, Marikana
20080612 George, Bernice Rossouw brutally assaulted,Olifantsfontein AH Midrand
20080612 Two Xhosa-speaking copper thieves gunned down at Walmer PE smallholding
20080610 Derek Roux murdered, fiancee Wendy Tee injured - Chartwell Agricultural Holdings
20080610 Farmworker Tony Goble, 58, survives hijackers' attempt to torch him
20080609 Jan v.Niekerk, Waterval-Boven trout farm caretaker, executed
20080609 Afrikaner genocide details in Wikipedia
20080606 Farm Welbekend near Bronkhorstspruit again attacked by six armed men, farmer kidnapped
20080201 Johanna Maria Erasmus, 76, murdered, Welbekend farm, Bronkhorstspruit -
20080602 Kameeldrift/Leeuwfontein smallholdings put up giant signs so cops can find them
20080530 Maree family fights back 5 armed tsotsis on Kameeldrift smallholdings
20080526 Leeuwfontein smallholding attack: doctor's family terrorised, robbed
20080522 Young dad Dawie Maree kills attacker, shot dead execution-style by Kameeldrift gangs: employed 70 blacks
20080522 Lt-Col Petrus Bruyns,70, injured, Cullinan smallholding, 4 gunmen
20080517 Delareyville farm-attacker Michael Tipe killed: Cosatu claims 'racism" because farmer shot back
20080517 Financial administrator Victor Birkenmayer killed, Amandasig smallholdings
20080519 Van der Nest DUTCH family attacked in Devon Springs smallholdings farm attack
20080517 Kameeldrift smallholding: security expert Mike Bolhuis attacked, SURVIVES:
20080515 Eight firearms robbed, Bredell smallholdings, Benoni, police catch 2
20080508 Adriaan Steenberg, 45 shot dead, Leeufontein/Kameeldrift smallholding
20080511 Jacques Moll, 64, killed on farm Stölberg, Ficksburg, Free State
20080511 Nic van den Bergh, farmer Ficksburg, exCEO Executives Outcome, injured in farm attack FS
20080515 Ficksburg farmer Xavier Moll saved by failed gun, father Jacques 64 shot dead, killer shouted 'kill the Boer'.
20080402 Afrikaner Ludik family survives rape/robbery terror ordeal, Kameeldrift, Pta
20080330 Ex-cop Marius van Greunen shot 7 times, Kameeldrift smallholding Pta
20080402 Six cops use own money, cars, off-duty time, phones to hunt down killers of ex-cop Marius van Greunen, Kameeldrift
20080512 Marthinus Johannes Nell, 39, murdered, Vosman rural site
20080421 At and Katerina Deysel killed on Lichtenburg farm - picture of suspect published
20080510 Black economist warns of collapse commercial farming in SA
20081110 Elma Burger, 72, murdered, Montagu smallholding, Land owner Fred Abrahams, 78 murdered in Paarl
20050501 Robert McNeil, 60, murdered, Bronkhorstspruit farm; Pieter de Beer assaulted
19970813 Steenkamp, Gerrit, 39, Bothaville farmer, killed for muti, two black men found guilty – previously unreported farm murder:
other sources and contacts:
- FOR OUR PICTURE GALLERY OF THOSE MURDERED IN 2008:
ALSO 2008 PICTURE AND LINKS PAGE OF MURDERS/ATTACKS AGAINST AFRIKANERS:
Land use surveyed by CIA World Factbook:
Names of murdered farmers 1997 to 2003:
Robbery attacks on families inside their homes are soaring: http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/6823570c8f6049ba9dee72fd9df36e39/23-09-2009-01-42/Huisrooftogte_skiet_hoogte_in
“When the police aren’t there for Afrikaners’ - http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/09/when-police-isnt-there-for-you_25.html
WINNING ELECTIONS WITH VIOLENCE: The ANC’s history before 1994 shows gruesome scenes of the extremely violent coercion by the ANC’s United Democratic Front, formed while the ANC was still banned – and in which the organisation cadres are targetting their own people with incredibly cruel violence at a time when the majority of blacks in South Africa did not support ANC-structures. Violence works for the ANC: identical violence now s still being used in post-apartheid South Africa to manipulate the electorate:
Part one: winning elections with violence: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAqXOfJQQTE
Part two: ‘winning elections with violence’ www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVVgjonw3wM
Part three: ‘ruling the country with violence’
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