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Trial of two Indian-SA police officers over massacre of four unarmed Afrikaner men in Umbilo restaurant, Durban
- Massacre of four unarmed Afrikaner men in pub: accused SA cops hear their fate on Sept 27 2010
- June 19 2010 - Two (now- former) Asian-South African policemen accused of shooting dead four unarmed Afrikaner men in a pub in KZN will know their fate on September 27, they heard in the Durban High Court yesterday. Brian Steven and his brother Leon stand accused of shooting dead Shawn Strydom, Nick Jansen van Rensburg, Rory Menzies and Bruce Edwards at the Merseyside Pub in Umbilo, Durban, on September 10, 2008. Brian's lawyer, Jay Naidoo, said the brothers “had acted in self-defence”. State prosecutor Gary Williams said it was impossible for the brothers to have acted in self-defence because the men they were arguing with were unarmed – and the two police-officers had gone home, fetched their firearms, walked into the pub and shot each unarmed man in turn.– Sapa http://www.thestar.co.za/?fArticleId=5518689
Originally, five “South African-Indian” men - including two local on-duty police officers -- were arrested after the ‘gruesome slaughterhouse massacre’ at an Umbilo, Durban restaurant.
- The men were arrested by a special police task-force because two of the accused were on-duty police officers who had become involved in an allegedly racist execution-style shooting, and were first charged on November 13 2008 at the Durban Magistrate's court. They were represented by Durban attorney Zane Haneef. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2461005,00.html
Three of the Afrikaner men had died instantly at the scene -- Nick Janse van Rensburg, 57, Shawn Strydom, 33, and Rory Menzies, 40. Two others, Shawn and Bruce Edwards, were injured. Bruce Edwards later died in hospital.
The crime scene was described by the restaurant's security guards as a 'gruesome slaughterhouse' and the patrons of the pub and the adjacent restaurants owners and patrons were left deeply traumatised and needed trauma-treatment after the massacre. Umbilo is a primarily 'white-' dominated suburb in KwaZulu-Natal. It was also said to be ‘very unusual for Muslim men to visit this pub’. However there they were – and one had followed one Afrikaner into the toilets and taunted him about his penis-size. The men had a stand-up row outside the restaurant and then the muslim men left, while the Afrikaners went back inside to finish watching their football game. However a short time later the muslim men returned: the two cops had gone home to fetch their service weapons and walked up to the group of Afrikaner men and started gunning them down one by one.
- Charged were SAPS Inspector Samuel Steven, 39, of Point police station; his brother SAPS Police Inspector Leon Steven, 33, of Mayville police station; local residents Naeem Sadick, 22; Nithanandan Ganess, 37, and Julian Naidoo, 33; who ‘stood confidently in the dock” the news media wrote at the time. Their relatives claimed in interviews with the news media that they were’ justified’ in killing the unarmed Afrikaners ‘because of racist taunts’. http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=4611524
Murdered family man Menzies leaves four orphaned children:
Journalist Kamini Padayachee of the Natal Mercury newspaper Kamini.email@example.com interviewed relatives of one of the three Afrikaners who were murdered, noting that Menzies was a widower-father of four children who were left orphaned and that the children, aged from 13 to 21 years, were devastated by his death. "The children lost their mother to illness a short while ago and now they are orphans. They are all very traumatised." Menzies ran the Durban branch of a food-waste disposal company and was a dedicated family man, reported Padayachee. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2461005,00.html
2009-06-06 Andries Pieters, kicked into a coma by four Pakistani-SA men after Steve Hofmeyr concert, Brakpan
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa. June 6 2009. Andries Pieters, manager at Imperial Bank and a former Transvaal rugby-player, pictured with wife Lizette and son Keanu (5), was kicked into a coma by Mohammed Jabban (21), Raadhil Omar (19), Naheed Khan (21) and Nihal Khan (18), shortly after the unarmed Afrikaner, his wife and two friends left a concert by Afrikaner-activist singer Steve Hofmeyr at Carnival City casino in Brakpan on June 6 2009. http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2527856,00.html
The casino’s security cameras recorded the vicious attack on the unarmed Afrikaner and the subsequent arrests by guards from the Casino. Yolanda Bester, spokeswoman of the casino, said the security guards rushed out when they realised that a serious assault was taking place, stopped the assault, captured the four attackers, and handed them over to the SAPS. Many witnesses reported that the Pakistani attackers had deliberately taunted the Afrikaners as they were leaving the concert.
Police superintendent Sefako Xaba of Gauteng said the charges against the four “Pakistani” men, Mohammed Jabban (21), Raadhil Omar (19), Naheed Khan (21) and Nihal Khan (18) were changed from culpible assault to murder after Mr Pieters died in hospital on Monday – he was declared brain-dead and the life-support machines were turned off.
Ten days later, on June 16 2009 the four accused murderers were released on R10,000 bail. Their advocate Zehir Omar told the court the men “could not be charged with murder because it was the switching off of life-support machines, not their attack on Pieters, that caused his death. The doctors and the family who decided a day later to switch off the machine, are the people who caused the death and who should be considered the murderers of Pieters.”
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Other similar murders:
Alan Roberts was stabbed to death inside a Northdene, Queensburgh restaurant on December 31 2005. Roberts had taken his wife and daughters to the restaurant to see in the New year. His wife and daughters were dancing when a gang of six Indians started sexually harassing them.
They walked away to another dance floor elsewhere in the restaurant, but the drunken muslims followed them. Alan, while seated at his table, then witnessed one of them grabbing the crotch of his teenage daughter (Bianca, 12) and confronted them, upon which they drew knives and stabbed the hapless white father to death in front of his family.
- Five were arrested and only one was ever charged – clearly, no justice was served; http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20070601103223893C533029
Leigh Matthews, a wealthy English-speaking white South AFrican, the 21 year old daughter of Rob and Sharon Matthews was abducted on 9 July 2004 by a Muslim man, Donovan Moodley from the campus of Bond University in Sandton north of Johannesburg.
Moodley demanded (and received) a ransom of R 50,000 after which he humiliated the gorgeous girl by having her strip naked – and then cold-bloodedly shot her dead execution style. Moodley now is serving a life sentence for this repulsive racist crime; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Matthews_%28South_Africa%29
Mathilda Sinden, a white Afrikaner girl from Witpoortjie on the West Rand who got married to the Indian Erefaan Khan she'd met on an SMS dating service – and changed her name to the Muslim “Malika” after her marriage in Cape Town – was forced to flee after he became violent and abusive, returning to her parents' home. Khan pursued her, robbing and murdering her by strangulation and stabbing her fifteen times on the floor of her parent’s home in January 2005. Khan was arrested but it is unknown what, if any, outcome of the trial was;
The co-murderers of Bridget Cairns, 70 - Cassandra De Vos (22), and her husband, the Indian-South African Liyaqath “Lee” Ahroon (29) who in a remarkable similarity to the Mathilda Sinden case, was another ehite Afrikaner girl who married an Indian Muslim. They lived in a garden cottage on the Parkmore, Sandton premises of white English-speaking South African pensioner Bridget Cairns. Cairns became upset at the filth and squalor in the garden cottage, as well as their repeated failure to pay rent.
Cairns also became aware that items were being stolen from her home. She confronted them, after which the multi-racial couple decided to murder the old woman. In October 2006, they attacked the 70 year old Mrs Cairns and savagely beat her to death. Next, they shoved her into her car’s boot and drove about 200 km to a spot outside Evander in the Eastern Transvaal. Here, they poured petrol over her and burned her. They drove to another spot about 1km away and then set fire to the woman’s car. The outcome of this trial has not yet been recorded and we are hoping that readers could enlighten us. email@example.com http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2034553,00.html
On 20 January 2006, Lauren Sleep and her friend Liesel Schoonwinkel stayed over at a cottage rented by work colleague Chad Khan in Pretoria West. All three were employees of Rovos Rail. Lauren was in a sexual relationship with Khan.
At some point, Lauren and Khan had a spirited argument. Khan then left the two women but returned much later that night and tried to have sex with Lauren. She rebuffed him, after which he raped and murdered her.
- Next, he went to the room where Liesel Schoonwinkel was sleeping and tried to rape her as well. She resisted, after which Khan savagely stabbed her and tried to slit her throat. She miraculously survived.
Khan then went on the run, and in spite of the families of Liesel and Lauren hiring private investigators to track him down, nothing new has been recorded about this case since. There is speculation that Khan is hiding in Swaziland or Malawi and is being assisted by members of his family.
His father was a local Independent Democrats councillor in Pretoria. Since Lauren's murder, Marilyn said they have had to call the police for updates in the case. And as the months have passed, those calls became fewer as their confidence in the police diminished. Shortly after Lauren's murder, the Sleeps hired private investigator Ettienne Groenewald to apprehend Khan.
Groenewald tracked Khan to Swaziland and Malawi. It was thought that Khan had slipped across the border with the help of an aunt, a disguise and a false passport. There was at least one raid on a house in Swaziland, but Khan wasn't found. Groenewald attempted to broker a deal with Khan's family, but it fell through and the hunt fizzled out.
"Regarding the private investigator, we came to a point where we had to say 'enough'. Physically, mentally and financially we were just not getting anywhere," Marilyn explained. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=qw1140174180694B265 http://www.security.co.za/fullStory.asp?NewsId=4616 http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2008/09/iraq-good-news-goes-unreported.html
Jawaad Abubaker, Ishen Naidoo and youth arrested for stalking, gang-raping white women in Fourways
In August 2008 in Fourways, near the elite suburb of Sandton north of Johannesburg, three muslim-Indians stalked white women in the car parks of Fourways (Sandton) shopping centres. They would grab a white woman as she walked to her car, abduct her, gangrape her elsewhere and then dump her naked and traumatised in black townships like Pretoria's Atteridgeville. Jawaad Abubaker and Kishen Naidoo, along with a third unnamed youth were finally arrested after several incidents of rape and abduction.