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- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
S.African families are in a constant state of siege from black militias – but it’s not going unnoticed in the outside world any longer…
2010-04-18 Fifteen-member black gang attacks family in Dalmada: man beaten to death, wife gang-raped by 5, their four-year-old daughter seriously assaulted… nothing robbed
2010-04-17 Dalmada – There was nothing robbed by the 15-member armed male gang which attacked the homestead of a thus far unnamed family on a Damada smallholding in Pietersburg/Polokwane in Limpopo province on April 17 2010 at 03:30am. The gang clearly only had one purpose: to beat to death the smallholder after first hog-tying the man to render him helpless; they gang-rape his wife and after that, seriously assaulted their defenceless, terrified 4-year-old little daughter. Nothing was robbed.
"It is believed a gang of 15 men entered the family's house on a plot at Dalmada, outside Polokwane at 03:30," said Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.
”The gang tied up the 40-year-old man and beat him to death. Five men raped the man's wife before turning on the couple's four-year-old daughter and seriously assaulting her. The motive for the attack was unknown – nothing was taken from the house.’
Local residents alerted the police to the cruel assault on the defenceless family. The wife and her daughter were take to a nearby hospital. Ngoepe described the woman as being "too traumatised" to give a statement to the police. No arrests have been made and anyone with information can contact 10111
Picture left: 17 april 2010 Stockholm, SA Embassy at noon – About 100 members of the Swedish Resistance Movement held a demonstration under the slogan "Stop the Boer Genocide" during which a South African flag was burnt in front of the embassy. There were no major disruptions – albeit a small group of anti-Boer demonstrators shouted from the sidelines and attacked several protestors who slapped them back. However police kept a barrier between the two groups and there were no major clashes.
-Republican leader Eugene'Terreblanche and demanding an end to the government’s legalised suppression of the rights of the white minority in South Africa. In a letter addressed to Pres. Jacob Zuma, the group also demanded an immediate end to the black-economic-empowerment laws which are leaving Afrikaners and Boers increasingly destitute and unable to survive in South Africa; and to restore the Boers’ to their own homeland. http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fdpni.org%2Farticles%2Flenta_novo%2F15424%2F&h=8f02ef9571927cb9dfab3c23af5a0c79 ДПНИ Лента новостей. Последние новости экономики, криминала, политики
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Swedish protest – details:
“About a hundred people came to the gathering place at St. Eriksplan in Stockholm at 12 o'clock. In addition to the organization's activists and members also came support from various "free-groups" nationwide such as Info-14 and Nationell.nu and others,” they wrote. “The meeting assembled in an orderly row carrying the Transvaal Vierkleur and SWRM flags, banners, shields and photographs of the murdered Boer-Resistance leader Eugene Terre'blanche. The Vierkleur flag is from the Transvaal Boer Republic and today is again carried as a symbol of freedom for the Boers in South Africa. We carried a banner saying "Stop the Boer Genocide!’ And a portrait of the AWB's murdered leader, Eugene Terre'Blanche whose memory we also paid tribute to today. We also prepared pamphlets with information about the current situation in South Africa. After about half an hour, began the march towards the South African embassy.
Halfway through the peaceful march, a group had also gathered to show their support for the Boer Genocide in South Africa - and also to express their hatred of the Swedish Nationalism cause. However they failed to stop our progression. Some of these protestors were attacking some of our members and received a few well-deserved smacks. We proceeded to our destination, the SA Embassy building where we protested against the Boer Genocide and handed out flyers to inform the public. We also burnt the South African flag and the burnt remains were posted along with our petition through the letter-box of the embassy.
Pictured: An angry Magnus Söderman from the the SRM's national executive committee held a speech during which he took the opportunity to also rip apart a South African flag as yet another indication of what we think about their embassy's presence in Sweden.
“Before the end of the demonstration the police tried to arrest one of our members for a previous complaint of assault at an event long before. However the movement's legal counsel Emil Hagberg pointed out they had no intention of allowing the arrest of a participant at this demonstration and announced this over the megaphone, ordering the members to remain while other participants could leave if they so wished. They all stood fast. After this there was no further attempt by the police to intervene in the proceedings and the atmosphere calmed down: the negotiations with the police to hand over one of our members had created a classic "stand-off" when the participants then surrounded him. Together, the group then went to the Town Hall subway station where the demonstrators then posted their petition for the SA Embassy and left peacefully. the Swedish Resistance Movement 's First Nest would like to thank all those who participated in the demonstration and in a tangible way protested against the genocide of the Boer people taking place in South Africa. http://www.patriot.nu/artikel.asp?artikelID=1442 http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http://www.patriot.nu/artikel.asp%3FartikelID%3D1442&sl=auto&tl=en More pictures are posted on the Facebook album: “Stop Boer Genocide Protests”
White business people attacked in Grahamstown street warfare – waged by striking municipal workers who chanted “Kill the boer’… and the police just looked on:
In Grahamstown, computer salesman Devlin Bosman said he feared for his life when he was attacked by a mob of angry municipal workers on Monday who were chanting “Kill the boer”: http://www.theherald.co.za/article.aspx?id=552819. In nearby Port Elizabeth, police had to use stun-grenades to dispel the crowd of aggressive protestors.
THE VIDEO ON THIS PAGE: http://www.theherald.co.za/article.aspx?id=552819
Bosman, 22, who showed a dozen stitches to his head, said he had severe concussion. “They were chanting ‘kill the boer’ ... one guy punched me in the face and when I hit him back, they all attacked me.” He was hit on the head with a bottle and a knobkierie before falling down on the pavement. Bosman said he was just trying to defend himself from the mob – they also kicked him while he was down – before he was saved by people from other businesses in New Street. He said although police arrested the man who hit him with the knobkierie, they were slow to react to his beating. “The police have still not taken a statement from me,” he said.
Police just watched:
Bosman was attacked when he told the strikers it was illegal to trash the streets, break bottles and damage vehicles. His friend Johan van der Nest said the nearby police simply sat in a bakkie and watched the beating. “They did nothing ... I thought Devlin was going to be killed.”
Minutes later, nearby hotelier Kenny Zacharellis and his workers were also threatened by the strikers when they tried to stop the mob throwing garbage onto the streets. “My guys were so scared they ran into the hotel.”
On Tuesday, Phil McDougall, Mad Hatters coffee shop owner in High Street, was reportedly attacked when he tried to stop strikers trashing an outdoor seating area and pavement. McDougall was hit several times with sticks in full view of the police after he threw a bucket of cold water over the vandals. The beating only ended when customers, march leaders and staff from Nettleton’s attorneys intervened. Makana South African Municipal Workers’ Union chair Wandisile Bikitsha said ‘the public instigated the assaults’. http://www.theherald.co.za/article.aspx?id=552819
-------------------Racist Cullinan farm attack targetting Afrikaner Koekemoer family at Cullinan near Pretoria – news is censored by SABC news and by Beeld newspaper
2010-04-12 “Die white man! Viva, Malema!” Those were the screams from four armed black men who attacked the Afrikaner Koekemoer family on a Cullinan farm at 5am on Saturday-morning 10am. The family reported the attack on their Facebook page and were interviewed by Beeld newspaper and the SABC – however the story was dropped from both Beeld and the state-owned broadcaster SABC. On Monday Beeld Afrikaans newspaper ‘s website featured a headline and a front-page blurb link to the story – but the link itself was inoperative.
Suna Steenberg, “Montana Pale and Lapas supplies” - survives two head-shots, Leeufontein smallholding:
- Bloodbath by gunmen ends bid to save her mom-in-law in daytime attack by two uniformed men:
April 17 2010 -- A Leeufontein, Pretoria construction-supply company owner, Mrs Suna Steenberg is fighting for her life in hospital after being shot twice execution-style while trying to save her mother-in-law from a gang in police uniforms on their heavily-fortified Leeufontein smallholding, writes Graeme Hosken, The Star’s Crime Reporter. Steenberg, who runs “Montana Poles and Lapas” with her husband, Jurie, was shot twice in the head when she opened fire on the gunmen who were attacking her mother-in-law, "Tannie Poppie”. (A lapa is a South African garden enclosure for barbeques). Radio Pretoria reports that an unnamed Pietersburg/Polokwane man 40, was beaten to death on his smallholding by 15 armed men, his 4-year-old daughter brutally assaulted and his wife gang-raped. The child and woman are in hospital. Another unconfirmed report also said a child was shot dead at the Wag-'n-bietjie-kop smallholdings in Bronkhorstspruit and his father injured.
Our records show that Leeufontein – primarily occupied by Afrikaner working-class families - also is one of the most heavily-attacked smallholding regions in South Africa. On 9 February 2010, the unnamed owner of a smallholding in Leeufontein also shot dead an armed attacke in self-defence. Police captain Jan Sepato said the suspected robber, about 40, died on the scene. Police found an illegal 9mm Norinco pistol and cartridges with the shot man. Police said they would not arrest the smallholder and were carrying out a routine investigation.
Also, another person with the same surname, namely Adriaan Steenberg, 45, was shot dead on 8 May 2008 at the same smallholdings. He was a nephew of the world-famous Afrikaans author Andre P. Brink and a son of Prof Dawie Steenberg, 68, an Alzheimer suffer who also put up a spirited defence against the attackers. Other deaths at Leeufontein: Marius MacDonald, 42, also shot execution-style in front of his family on 25 October 2008 while he was tied up. A policeman also shot dead a farm worker during a crime investigation in this region. Do a search on http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/02/leeufontein-smallholder-shoots-dead.html
In the latest Steenberg attack, two men wearing police uniforms walked onto the Steenberg's smallholding as workers were offloading poles at the premises. The gunmen got into the heavily fortified double-storey home, which is surrounded by security surveillance cameras and high walls. Inside the heavily-armed robbers attacked Steenberg's mother-in-law in her bedroom and her screams alerted Mrs Steenberg, who grabbed her gun from the GUNSAFE and ran to her rescue. However one of the uniformed black men disarmed her, grabbed her around the neck – and shot her at point blank range, striking her through the temple and back of the head. She went down fighting: at least one of the robbers is believed to have been severely wounded in the room, which police say resembled a "war zone", the journalist writes. A policeman said that no matter where one looked there were bullet casings and blood. "It looks like a slaughterhouse."
Stefan Jooste, who was phoned by his workers while offloading poles at the Steenbergs' home at the time of the attack, said when he got there, it looked like a bloodbath."I phoned Jurie as I drove to his house. He was crying and pleading for help. All he could say was that Suna had been shot and that he thought she was dead. What I saw when I got there was horrifying. Her eyes were bulging out of her head and there was blood all over her face. I could barely recognise her," he said. As police used helicopters to search for the suspects, who are believed to have escaped in a black Ford Laser, officers cordoned off the scene and forensic experts looked for clues to the gunmen's identities. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20100417080252815C910568
2010-04-17 Frederick Rabie, 62, arrested and released on warning, Worcester, accused of illegal arms-cache, former Lt-Col in farm-protection Commandos unit – were they just keeping it as military memorabilia?
April 17 2010 -- According to the propaganda put out by the ANC’s agit-prop media machine, a ‘significant arms cache including explosives and thousands of rounds of ammunition” were found in the Worcester home of ex-Lt-Col. Frederick Rabie, 62, of the now disbanded citizen-force farm protection Commando units. SAPS spokesman warrant officer November Filander said Rabie was arrested a week after the Worcester Magistrate Court’s head of security was also arrested with claims that he was under control of a ‘cache of explosives, firearms and ammunition in underground store-rooms at the law courts. “Rabie was arrested last weekend after police followed up information about weapons being stored at his home in Combrinck Street”, Philalder told the news media; describing the cache as: “10,000 rounds of ammunition, including (military assault weapon) R5- rifle rounds, one stolen 9mm pistol (allegedly) traced to in Mountview, Port Elizabeth in 2005, various pieces of SANDF equipment, including a laptop, Commando uniforms and several explosives.”
Were they serious charges? Also arrested: Henry Harding, 45, head of security, Worcester Magistrate’s Court:
Rabie was ordered to appear for the start of his trial on May 14. He was ordered to report to the local police station on Mondays and Fridays.Commenting on Rabie's release on a warning, William Booth, chairman of the criminal law committee for both the Cape Law Society and South African Law Society, said it was "highly unusual" when such serious charges had been laid. Rabie's treatment by the court is in sharp contrast to that meted out to Henry Harding, 45, who was arrested a fortnight ago and is still in custody.He is expected to appear in court again next week to apply for bail. Western Cape Head of Justice Hishaam Mohamed said that, soon after the arrest, Harding had tendered his resignation with immediate effect. He confirmed that an internal investigation had been launched. The main agit-prop machine spokesman, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Lennit Max warned that ‘the police should act swiftly to find out what their motives were and what plans, if any, these men had.’ Some believed the men could have merely stored the cache as military memorabilia.
The former SA police commissioner and now a senior researcher for the Institute for Security Studies, Johan Burger, also had a comment saying that “if the weapons found in Worcester could be traced back to paramilitary groups, this could have serious ramifications for national security.” He wasn’t asked whether such paramilitary groups existed. It was a front page story of the Saturday Argus on April 17, 2010 http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?from=rss_Crime%20And%20Courts&set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20100417081931248C850532
The South African security forces, assisted by other Government Departments, have launched a maritime borderline patrol of the RSA East Coast from Cape Agulhas to Kosi Bay. The operation began on Tuesday 6 April 2010 and will be finalized on Friday 30 April 2010. This is one of the joint security-related exercises being conducted in the run-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=19405
Explosives cache destroyed at Kuruman, Northern Cape – Freddie Katong, 35, arrested
The Kimberley Organised Crime Unit has destroyed a cache of Illegal explosives after Freddie Katong, 35, a Black Rock Mine worker, had been arrested on Thursday, 9 April 2010 at approximately 13:00 at a shack in Bankara, Bodulong village in Kuruman. Katong allegedly hid the explosives in a toolbox behind the outside toilets. The police seized eleven Explo Gel V-10 blasting cartridges and 17.8 metres of detonating cord which are commercial explosives used in mines. It is also believed that these types of explosives are used to blow up ATM machines. Members of the Kuruman Dog Unit, the Kuruman Local Criminal Record Centre (LCRC), the Kimberley Explosives Unit and the Kimberley Organised Crime Unit were involved in the investigation and apprehension of the suspect.The suspect appeared today in the Kuruman Magistrates’ Court and the case was postponed to 16 April 2010 for a formal bail application. He remains in custody until his next court appearance. The commander of the Kimberley Explosives Unit, Lieutenant Colonel Kallie Van Wyk, detonated the explosives. SAPS Lieutenant Colonel M C . Gamieldien, tel. (053) 8027307, 082 555 1800 http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=19551
Policing News from North West province:
Two armed robbers of Afrikaner family at Soutpansdrift, Brits, NW arrested for 29 March 2010 farm attack
Two (black) men, Lawrence Charambiya, 27 and Shepard Machaya, 30, appeared in the Brits magistrate’s court on 12 April 2010 in North West province for attacking an (Afrikaner) family on a smallholding at Soutpansdrift in the Brits district on 29 March 2010. The attack on the unnamed elderly couple and their son and daughter-in-law came at about 01:00 in the morning. A group of men forced open the door to the house with a crowbar and the alarm went off. The son of the couple got up and switched off the alarm. The elderly lady then got out of bed with the intention to use the bathroom. As she entered the passage, she was overpowered by the group of men, who grabbed her and held a knife to her throat. They forced her to the main bedroom where her husband was. He was awake at the time as a result of the alarm that went off, and had already gone to his safe and had armed himself. He had placed the firearm on the bed next to him. When his wife opened the door, her attackers in tow, he immediately noticed them and saw that one of them was armed with a firearm, which was pointed at him. The attackers took his cellphone. The 82-year-old man reached for the firearm next to him and tried to shoot at one of the suspects, but he was not successful. Three suspects grabbed him and a struggle ensued. One of the attackers then shot at the old man, but missed. Another shot went off and the old man was wounded in his little finger. The suspects then fled the scene, taking a computer, a cellphone, a memory stick and a television set. A task team, consisting of D/Capt Tlhapi, D/Const Maleka, D/Const Mohlaki and D/Const Ngoako followed up on information received and arrested two suspects and recovered some of the stolen property, which were positively identified by the victims and were linked to the crime. SAPS ms A. Smit Tel (018) 299 7269 http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=19612
North West Province -- Gabriel Marthinus Johannes Stols, 45 handed himself over to the investigating officer and paid an admission of guilt fine for assaulting E-TV cameraman, Kabelo Makhine. Stols' lawyer called the office of the investigating officer, Detective W/O Bonita Dry of the Potchefstroom Detective Service, on Wednesday, 14 April 2010, and reported to her office on Thursday, 15 April 2010. He pleaded guilty at the Ventersdorp magistrate’s court and paid an admission of guilt fine of R3 000. the incident occurred directly after the funeral of murdered Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging leader Eugene Terre’blanche. Report by SAPS Ms A. Smit, tel. o18 299 7269 http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=19624
On 16 March 2010, two men were arrested near Orkney North West province. The men were travelling from Lesotho to Jouberton and failed to stop when instructed to do so. Members gave chase and forced them to a standstill. When their vehicle was searched, some 5 kg of gold-bearing material was found, as well as 50 kg dagga with an estimated street value of R75 000. Arrested were Ntala Ndale and Jankie Mokoena from Jouberton, Their remand date was on 17 March 2010 and they were ordered to re-appear for their bail application on 21 April 2010.SAPS Ms A. Smit (018) 299 7269 http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=19312
A man was arrested shortly after he and two accomplices had robbed a general dealer in Bethanie of some R7,000. The shopkeeper was in his shop at around 09:30 on 13 April 2010 when three men entered and asked for some maize meal. When the shopkeeper opened the security gate which separates the counter from the rest of the shop to hand over the maize meal, he was overpowered by the three men, one of whom grabbed the money. The men fled the scene on foot. The arrested suspect is expected to appear in court on 15 April 2010. The other suspects are still at large and are being traced. Ms A. Smit Tel: (018) 299 7269 http://www.sapsjournalonline.gov.za/dynamic/journal_dynamic.aspx?pageid=414&jid=19613
Mafikeng - North West police were investigating a murder after the body of an 80-year-old woman was found with her wrists and knees tied up at her home in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.Provincial SAPS Captain Adele Myburgh said the body of Helina Kotze was found in her bedroom.The woman had been staying alone in her house in Central Potchefstroom when she was attacked.Her throat had been slit and her wrists and knees were tied up with kitchen napkins and sellotape. Police did not say whether anything was actually missing from the house.
Mrs Kotze's body was discovered by a man delivering food for her on Tuesday. "When the man found the food he had delivered on Monday untouched, he entered the house, which was not locked and found the body in the bedroom," said Myburgh.Police found no signs of forced entry. Mrs Kotze was believed to have been killed between Sunday evening and the early hours of Monday.http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Elderly-lady-dies-in-grisly-attack-20100330
Human traffickers arrested in Ermelo – one girl murdered for wanting to testify about sex-slavery ordeal…2010-04-17
Ermelo - Police in this rural South African town thought they had a problem with prostitutes they could solve in the usual way - arrest the women and get them off the streets. Then Warrant Officer Magda Scholtz found herself doing something unusual. She talked to the women, curious about what had brought them to Ermelo. She found the problem was human traffickers. At a heavily guarded hearing on Friday, seven suspects waived their right to bail in a case in which they are accused of recruiting women and at least one 16-year-old from across the country and bringing them to Ermelo, where they were treated like slaves and forced into prostitution.
One girl murdered after she promised to testify:
The women in the case before the court spoke of being locked in their rooms when they weren't working and of being beaten by the suspects. Their identity documents were taken from them and they were forced to take drugs. All their earnings were taken from them, and they were given little to eat beyond rice and cheap meat.
"One girl was raped... because she refused to work," Scholtz said. Four women who have agreed to testify against the suspects are in a witness protection programme. Scholtz said even she does not know where they are, but is confident they will appear when the time comes during trial. Other women were afraid to testify, and the fear increased when a sex-slave was found dead near the apartment complex where the women had been living. Scholtz said the dead woman, who had been strangled, had said she would testify, but refused to enter the protection programme.Vanessa Barolsky, a sociologist at South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council, said police too often fail to listen to the women, children and migrants, who are the most common victims of traffickers. Human sex-slavery has picked dramatically in South Africa in the run-up to the World Cup 2010 footbal tournaments in June. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Human-trafficking-in-SA-20100416
Johannes J H Coetzee (60) stabbed to death near Parys – bank account looted
Sasolburg – Saturday April 17 2010 - Sixty-year-old Afrikaner resident Johannes J H Coetzee, 60, was found murdered in a stream near Parys on Thursday after he disappeared on Tuesday-morning at 9am. His gardener, Ms Fikiswa Matoti, told the investigating police that Coetzee had left, telling her that ‘he would be right back’. His family tried reaching him on his cellphone but was turned off.
Sonja van Buul en Johan Brits report in Volksblad that Coetzee ‘had at least one stab wound’ when he was found in the muddy stream by the SAPS – whose spokesman said they were ‘following up leads’. In their desperate attempts to find him, his wife Elmien, 59, and son Kobus, 24, discovered that there had been suspicious bank-transactions in various surrounding towns since his disappearance, including at the Vaal Mall in Vanderbijlpark. Volksblad http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-(60)-dood-in-spruit-gekry-nadat-hy-verdwyn-20100416
Murdered Hout Bay man Conrad Griss, 23, tried to defend himself with a pellet gun.. nothing was robbed
.. participated in candlelight vigil against violence in South Africa two days earlier…2010-04-16 Cape Town - A 23-year-old man was beaten to death, allegedly by two unknown men who broke into his father's house in Saddlers Close in the popular fishng resort of Hout Bay on Friday, police said. Warrant Officer Tanya Lesch said Conrad Griss was attacked witha hammer and a knife inside the house around 02:00. He was busy playing computer games. The picture is from his Facebook page where he had 100 friends.
"According to the father, who had his son dying in his arms, he was woken up by dogs barking and his son's call for help," said Lesch. "When his father came to investigate, he saw his son holding his face, covered in blood." Lesch said Griss apparently approached the two burglars with a pellet gun when they attacked him with a hammer. He was also stabbed in the face with a knife. Griss' father said he saw two unidentified black men fleeing through the window of the guest room. It was not known yet how they got into the house or whether anything was taken from the house. Paramedics attended to Griss, but he later died on the scene, said Lesch. His auntPnina Griss writes on his Facebook page: “Awful news: My beloved nephew, Conrad Griss, aged 23, was stabbed to death last night in his home in Cape town, South Africa, during a home invasion. His father Charles tried to stop the bleeding, but was unable, and Conrad died in his arms. I have no words to describe this tragedy and my feelings about the world we live in.
She wrote to Censorbugbear that it was also ironic that Conrad's mother saw him last on Wednesday when the two of them participated in a candlelight vigil against violance in South Africa. Mrs Griss also wrote that Derek Roux, one of her husband’s childhood friends, also died a violent death. “I noted you have already reported his death in your report.
Thanks for your work” - Pnina Griss. http://www.dieburger.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-sterf-in-pa-se-arms-20100416 http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=664434781
EX-pres F W de Klerk gets bulletproof car
Dave Steward, head of the FW de Klerk foundation, admits that a number of ‘insulting and very aggressive emails’ were received after the murder on AWB-leader Eugene Terre’Blanche. And SAPS colonel* Vish Naidoo, national police spokesman, also admitted that a bullet-proof car was ordered for the last Afrikaner president about two months ago.
Naidoo said the order was placed around the 20th commemoration of the release of ex-pres Nelson Mandela from his house on the grounds of Pollsmoor prison. He said De Klerk didn’t request the car – the decision was made ‘based on our own intelligence-work’. Ex-pres Thabo Mbeki and Nelson Mandela already have had bullet-proof cars for some time. Steward – who said that De Klerk ‘had never made an issue of security measures for himself’ - said he had forwarded the emails to the SAPS: “it appeared as if those people could represent a threat. There were just a few and although they did not utter direct threats they are very aggressive, writing that he was ‘a traitor of his people’; that he has to ‘pay for it’ and that he has ‘the blood of Boers on his hands’. (The *SA police now get military-style titles from this month – as indeed had also been customary during the apartheid-era. http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Polisie-gee-FW-koe%C3%ABlvaste-motor-vir-veiligheid-20100416
April 9 2010 - Johan Brits reports from Sasolburg: Four armed black men tied up 19-year-old Debbie Kannemeyer, burnt her with cigarettes – and cut off some of her hair, taking it with them, reports constable Sellwane Legae.
She and her unnamed boyfriend, 29, were asleep in their smallholding cottage when four attackers tore off the burglar-bars and accosted the couple, taking them to seperate bedrooms. It’s not known why they found it necessary to torture the defenceless young woman. The men arrived in a white 1400-Nissan bakkie, which they used to load up a TV, playstation, the couple’s cellphones, a computer and jewellery. The vehicle was found in the nearby township Bophelong, said police.http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Rowers-brand-vrou-sny-van-haar-hare-af-en-vat-dit-saam-20100409 http://ping.fm/5UtAt
Mugabe-thugs occupy South African-owned farms in Zimbabwe, threaten young Furguson children
2010-04-15 Pretoria. – Very youthful self-styled ‘war veterans’ occupied another two South African-owned farms in Zimbabwe – despite a formal, legal agreement between the two countries that South African financial interests would be ‘protected against such takeovers’. Agreement . Both farms belong to Ian Furguson who is currently recovering from surgery in Pretoria. One of his sons Arthur was hard-handedly arrested on one of the farms and taken to the Beit Bridge police station because he refused to leave his farm without his family. His three children of four to 10 years are ALONE on the farm which is under siege from a large group of aggressive black youths. Their mother was in Bulawayo on a family visit when her husband was arrested and dragged away from the children – effectively taking them hostage. Afriforum civil rights movement had lodged succesful requests in South African courts to attach Zimbabwe-government properties in Cape Town, said another son Ian Furguson jr – and ‘that’s when our troubles started…’ The angry grandfather said from Pretoria that he was ‘dreadfully worried about the trauma the children have to endure. They are now in care of a mechanic and his wife who are at the farm but were ordered to leave the next day.’ Only five percent of all the Zimbabwean farms remain in the hands of ethno-European landowners. Afriforum spokesman Willie Spies said there’s definitely a link between their court-ordered confiscations and the reactionary behaviour of Mugabe’s thugs. “It’s a difficult dilemma. More than 95% of the white farmers in Zimbabwe have already lost everything. But we can’t do sit on our hands and do nothing because of the threats against the remaining 5%. (ed. note: *Ten years ago, the Commercial Farmers’Union members still owned and occupied 17,5%). That’s why we are so deliberately cautious in our approach”. Spies says the Zimbabwean agricultural union, the CFU, continues to support the legal actions taken against the Mugabe regime. “However if anyone gets hurt we will be forced to stop the legal campaign.’ Violence and the state-machinery are often used to target white farmers in this ethnic-cleansing campaign: on July 2009, a Director of the Commercial farmers Union(CFU), Bob Vaughn-Evans was stabbed to death at his home in Gweru. And on 20 Mar 2009 its VP Deon Theron was arrested and held under strenuous circumstances in one of Zimbabwe’s most notorious prisons.
Afriforum and the CFU meet on 22 April to discuss the situation. Furguson’s lemon-farm, an adjacent wildlife reserve of 17,500ha about 46km from Beit Bridge, with an estimated value of R88-million, are under siege. “there’s is more wildlife left there than in any other place in Zimbabwe,’ said Furguson sr. In a previous attack the gangs looted and destroyed two luxurious hunting lodges being maintained for foreign hunting groups. “they took everything from the kitchen sinks to the window frames. Our lodges have been destroyed.’ Meanwhile it’s also been reported that Arthur Furguson was released from the Beit Bridge police station and that Ian Furguson jr. has rushed to Bulawayo to lodge an interdict against the militant attack gangs. “We don’t expect any results from it – we never did in the past,’ he said.
Four farmers ‘guilty of failing to leave their properties” – fined by a magistrate who gets one of their farms:
In February this year, Mutare Magistrate Samuel Zuze also found four white farmers guilty of ‘failing to leave their properties’. Algernon Taffs (Chiriga Estates), Z.F. Joubert (a Brahman farmer of Stilfontein, Umzila), Mike Jahme (Silverton Estates) and Mike Odendaal (Hillcrest), a South African citizen, pleaded ‘guilty of failing to leave their own properties”. They were fined US$800.00 and given suspended sentences.
Odendaal was given a month to pack up his belongings, while the other three farmers were instructed to vacate their properties by 5pm the next day. The magistrate ruled that the farmers would be jailed for two years each if they did not comply with the ruling. The four were also denied their basic right to appeal against the judgement, stating there was ‘no doubt’ in his ruling. A last minute stay of eviction was granted by the High Court on Wednesday after the farmer’s legal representatives filed an urgent application shortly after their sentencing. But Magistrate Zuze on Thursday refused to recognise the ruling, and ordered the arrest of Joubert’s son, Dawie, and former Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) President Trevor Gifford when they tried to deliver a letter to Zuze clarifying the High Court’s position. Joubert and Gifford were transferred Friday to the Mutare magistrate’s court after the Chipinge court refused to deal with them. They faced dubious ‘contempt of court’ charges.
Magistrate Zuze is a ‘beneficiary of Jahme’s confiscated farm…’
CFU is extremely concerned that Magistrate Zuze, who is being accused of “grossly exceeding his jurisdiction,” is a beneficiary of Jahme’s farm. CFU obtained a copy of an offer letter to Zuze, offering him Jahme’s Newcastle Farm. It is unacceptable for a magistrate to preside over a trial in which he holds a personal stake. Furthermore, before court proceedings had been concluded, supporters and hired thugs were already on two of the farms. The looting of the main workshop on the Joubert’s farm and the police’s refusal so far to intervene further points to the complete lawlessness that continues to abound against commercial farmers in Zimbabwe. The eviction of Odendaal, a South African citizen, again indicates the government’s total disregard for the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), signed November 27, which protects South African citizens’ land in Zimbabwe. Attacks on South African nationals operating commercial farms in this country have in fact increased since the signing of the agreement.http://www.volksblad.com/Wereld/Nuus/Militantes-beset-n%C3%B3g-Zimplase-20100415 A hugely symbolic step for Zimbabwe’s farmers: http://justjules2009.wordpress.com/2010/03/30/200/
Whites attacked by striking waste-removal workers shouting “Shoot the Boer”
Radio 702 ‘s Eyewitness news reported this week that an Edenvale hairdresser was assaulted, hit with sjamboks by about 50 striking waste-removal workers, and became terrified when the mob started singing “Shoot the Boer’… http://www.ewn.co.za/articleprog.aspx?id=37202
READ THE ENTIRE STORY: http://www.ewn.co.za/articleprog.aspx?id=37202
BRITS farmers held a protest march against the farm murders on Wednesday April 14 – and more than 2,000 people – farmers and workers – turned up. Meanwhile it was also reported on March 13 that two black men appeared as suspects in the Brits magistrate’s court for the murder of Kleinfontein, Brits farmer Koos van Staden (20 March).
The murdered, highly skilled food-producer, fondly known locally as “Koos Tamaties” because of the large quantities of tomatoes he produced each year, was shot dead through his bedroom door while he and his wife Heleen, 57, (right) were trying to keep the door closed from an armed-attack gang which had invaded their homestead. Van Staden also returned fire but he was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital, where his son Christiaan, 28, had rushed him in his car. It was a carefully planned attack -- by a gang which drove all the way from Pretoria to carry it out as two of the Van Staden’s dogs also were poisoned beforehand. Thére’s no indication from the original news reports that anything was robbed. The alerted SAPS only arrived at the farm 45 minutes after the alert, and it took the dog-unit eleven hours before they started tracking the attackers. Police superintendent Lesego Metsi said the attackers had actually managed to cut a hole through the electric fencing around the homestead and then kicked open the front door, storming in and kicking down the door to the couple’s bedroom. The SAPS arrested two of the suspects in the townships of Mamelodi and Atteridgeville near Pretoria. Appearing in court were Silver Mapea (36) and Robert Mike Kgapolo (30. Their case was remanded to 21 April for a formal bail application. http://www.nuus24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Twee-in-hof-vir-plaasmoord-20100412
- Vegetable farmer Koos van Staden 60 shot dead though door,
- Eugene Terre’Blanche of Ventersdorp was farm murder Nr 3,368
Madibeng Pulse writes from BRITS/MAGALIES - 17-year-old Simone Jenet Ilouka van Rooyen was last seen on 14 January 2010 at around 13:15 at Elandsrand, Brits. Contact the investigating officer, Tel: wo Seemane, SAPS, tel 012 252 33011 or 082 881 4094. http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=29982&HeadingText=Mense+120410+phillipos+and+simone+missing+#simone
Black onlookers then chased down the 3 gunmen, killing one - seriously injuring two…
Virginia Keppler reports in Beeld 2010-04-11 that Kwaggasrand Pretoria smallholder Willie Pienaar – a computer-programmer at the Justice Department -- was shot dead execution-style by three armed black men just after the young Afrikaner had drawn cash from an Absa cash-point at the Kwaggasrand shopping centre at 17:00 Saturday-morning.The local black community then chased down the robbers, killing one and seriously injuring the other two. There’s no report that anyone was arrested in regards to this mob-violence. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Helfte-van-my-is-dood-20100411
Mr Pienaar was just climbing back into his car after buying some bread-rolls and a cold-drink when he was ‘grabbed around the neck and shot dead with one shot to the head’ said his deeply traumatised sister Yolandie, 36 to the Beeld journalist. “I don’t think he even knew what was happening. He had no chance to defend himself. Then they tossed his body from the vehicle, searched him and robbed him’. The plan may have been to hijack Pienaar’s car -- however members of the local community rushed to the scene from all sides: said resident Ellen Tefu of the Cedar Court apartment building nearby. “The suspects ran away in two different directions with members of the community in hot pursuit,’ she told Beeld. “Two suspects climbed into a passing taxi but residents shouted at the driver that the men had shot and killed a man. The driver then immediately stopped and tossed the suspects from the car – and then the community members descended on those two. The third suspect was captured behind the shopping centre.” It did not go well with the killers: one was murdered by the mob, Mrs Tefu said. She said she then walked over to the crime scene, picked up Pienaar’s car-key and locked the car, just as his mother and sister showed up at the murder-scene. Mrs Tefu tried to console the distraught Afrikaner women and also went to pray with the family that night, said Roelof Otto (59), the murdered young man’s uncle. “It’s clear – people of all races are sick and tired of crime,’ he said. His sister said her brother ‘felt safest’ at his job at the Justice Department. “I feel as if half of me has died because I helped my mom raise him,’ she wept. Otto said her brother’s hand also was cut up by a knifeman in central-Pretoria when the man tried to steal his cellphone. Police insp. Daniël Mavimbela ‘confirmed the incident”: saying that one 30year-old suspect in Mr Pienaar’s murder was dead and the other two, 27 and 28 years old, were ‘in serious condition under police protection at the hospital. Police confiscated a firearm and ammunition,’ he said. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Helfte-van-my-is-dood-20100411 and also http://www.capeargus.co.za/?fSectionId=3571&fArticleId=vn20100412042738703C966015
Vacationing South Africans targetted by vicious armed attackers in Mozambique
- Vacationing South Africans have also been targetted by armed attackers in neighbouring Mozambique. Jauhara Khan reports in the Natal Mercury that an extended Asian-South African family was attacked in the holiday resort of Inhambane’s Morrumbene Beach Resort in southern Mozambique just after midnight on Sunday. Moreover, this was the third attack on South Africans in the province in the past week.
- Beeld newspaper also reported that three armed black men had robbed and assaulted sixteen South Africans in two houses near Chissibuca on Monday ina report headlined: “We will have tsotsis (criminals) murder you all..’ In a four-hour ordeal, the Afrikaner families were locked up in rooms, and one woman was raped. And Radio Mozambique reported that by four dangerous convicts who had escaped from a top security prison in Maputo were ‘spreading terror’ in Inhambane, attacking a car carrying a south african family.
- This link has also disappeared from Beeld’s website: http://www.beeld.com/Content/SuidAfrika/Nuus/1928/043013f5764c4da4b3a41dd93ec5b1ba/08-01-2010-1031/Ek_sal_tsotsis_jou_laat_vermoor
Asian-South African family-clan targetted:
2010-04-11 In the Morrumbene beach resort attack, Leon, 55, and Vanetia Scott, 45, of Pretoria, their children Leovan, 11, and Vevina, 6, and nephews Victor Khan, 22, of Cape Town, and Bevil Mellem, 34, of Joburg, were among Asian-South African family members attacked by a large armed gang. the Khan family matriarch Nuja said the men tied the group up and robbed them of wallets and cellphones, but left their passports. ..."My son suffered cuts after they were tied up with packing tape and wire. The men took everything they had except their passports. We just want them to come back," she said. After the robbery the group were moved to Paradise Lodge in Tofo, north of the resort.Khan said that her family had wanted to leave Mozambique as soon as possible. Police, however, were being officious: telling the terrified family that they could only leave on Tuesday “as they had to wait for an incident report number from the insurance company”, Khan said. The SA High Commissioner ‘was aware of the incident’ said International relations and co-operations spokesman Malusi Mogale. They are not doing much about it however - except waiting for a “comprehensive report from our attache in Mozambique”. Mogale added: "We encourage our nationals in other countries to report incidents like this, not because we want to monitor them, but so that we can help them and alert the security services in those countries about what has happened." Not much help there then. http://www.themercury.co.za/index.php?fSectionId=2873&fDate=2010-04-12&fEdition=2 Crime ordeal for SA family in Mozambique