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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
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With twice-daily farm attacks, the Agri-SA farmers’ lobby wants an urgent security meeting with the ANC-regime…Jan 13 2010 - The commercial farmers’ lobby Agri SA says at least two farmers a week are murdered in SA -- and that the farm attacks have increased dramatically since August 2009. Its security-committee chairman André Botha says their latest statistics indicate that an average of two farm attacks now occur each day. Moreover, Solidarity trade union also warns that “ it’s more dangerous to be a white farmer in South Africa than a mine-worker.“
- Farming more dangerous than mining in SA
- Name lists of murdered and attacked farmers since 1994:
- Details, picturers, dates, URL-links of farm attacks up to December 1 2009
- World’s top genocide expert : SA farm murders show a genocidal pattern: Dr Gregory Stanton, Genocide Watch
- Picture gallery of some murdered white South Africans in 2008
Botha warned that the commercial farmers’ union ‘is having problems with the administration of the security plan which was drawn up for farms in 1998 during the Mandela-government. We want to discuss the challenges this plan represents and establish whether it requires any changes’, he said. His organisation is planning to hold a security meeting in February with the current government officials about the issue, Botha said.
He has already ‘challenged the government to react to this increase in farm attacks, but not one of the government officials, from local mayors to Ministers, MECs or the President himself, has said anything about this at all. If a similar attack pattern occurred among other occupation-groups, would there have been a response?”
He pointed out that the ‘low success rate in prosecutions of criminals’ also plays a role in this attack pattern. Botha cited from a study by the long-distance University of South Africa in October last year, which conducted interviews with 37 criminals who each had carried out an average of 105 violent crimes before they were even arrested. “This indicates that we have a success-rate of 6% in prosecutions. In other words, criminals have a 94 percent chance of gettng away with crimes.’ 13 Januarie 2009 http://www.landbou.com/nuus/nuus-artikel/twee-boere-week-vermoor http://www.solidariteit-blog.co.za/plaasmoorde-bly-krap/
----------------------------------------Gruesome nature of farm attacks - mutilations, decorating of murder victims bodies – are ‘acts of deep hatred, dehumanisation’ warns genocide expert:
“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 -
Many of these twice-weekly farm attacks are never reported in the SA news media. However, following are just a few of the latest:
http://www.nuus24.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1479/dc9b8291178d451b97bb9ce2786d47b2/12-01-2010-09-42/Egpaar_wreed_op_plaas_aangevalJanuary 12 2010 -- Hartswater, VAALHARTS, North Cape – Elderly Afrikaner farm couple Charles and Violet Engelbrecht, 73 and 71 of plot 2K11 in Magogong were attacked by seven armed black men on Sunday January 10, 2010 at around 21:00 and brutally mauled, reports Jana Engelbrecht of Beeld newspaper.
Mr Engelbrecht was assaulted with drying-hooks, hammers and large tongs, while his wife was dragged around with hooks, threatened with rape, tied up and held hostage inside the homestead for several hours.
Mr Engelbrecht suffered a cracked rib, broken nose and severe bruises all over his body and face. He’s recovering at the local Jane Keyer clinic.
Engelbrecht, who farms with pecan nuts, grapes and citrus in this arid northern Cape region, told the journalist that he had noticed that four cats had died on the property on Sunday – which he found strange as their Labrador dog also didn’t want to eat.
“They probably were poisoned,’ he said. He noticed the dead animals while seated on his tractor, spraying a pesticide on the pecan trees, but when some of it had blown onto him he rode the tractor into the packing store and climbed off, intending to go and take a shower to wash it off. Just then his smaller dog started barking.
The farmer took a large flashlight to investigate when a large group of men wearing balaclavas stormed towards him, forced him to the ground and started beating him ferociously, he said.
He tried to fight back with his heavy flashlight and did get in a few blows before he lost consciousness, he said. When he woke up he was tied up and two of his attackers were sitting next to him. “I was worried about what was happening at home but couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t move.’ They then loaded him into his bakkie and dumped him in the pecan-nut orchard, he said.
Meanwhile Mrs Engelbrecht was attacked inside the television room and was forced to open up the safe. “They got really frustrated when they discovered so little money in the safe. They told me there should be money and took me to the bedroom, saying that they were told that the money was there. They threatened to rape me, with one telling me he had AIDS. I then decided ‘they can go vrek’’told them I was 70 years old and will die soon anyway,’ she said.
Violent Engelbrecht said she was calm throughout her ordeal, even though they were dragging her around the house with a lucern-hook. She gave them the credit cards and the PIN_numbers and they tied her to a chair in the TV room.
She realised after a while that the men had left after she crawled to the front door to lock it. She locked the bedroom door and pushed the alarm constantly, she said. A neighbour found her while other neighbours started searching for Mr Engelbrecht, where he was found at around 01:00 in the pecan-orchard.
Agri-North Cape president Wessel van der Merwe said the criminals who had committed these loathsome crimes must not get any mercy from the justice system. “No parole, no bail and they must get the maximum sentences,[‘ he said.
The North Cape MEC for agricultural affairs, Lerato wa Modise, issued a statement through his spokesman Norman Shushu which also confirmed this viewpoint: he said ‘criminals who attack farmers must be punished for their deeds.’ het gesê misdadigers wat boere aanval, moet vir hul dade boet.
The SAPS has mounted a massive search for the suspects. Volksblad http://www.nuus24.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1479/dc9b8291178d451b97bb9ce2786d47b2/12-01-2010-09-42/Egpaar_wreed_op_plaas_aangeval
Gruesome meathook murders of Van Zyl couple; Senekal farmers ask: “where are the news media whenever farmers are murdered?’
2010-01-09 SENEKAL, FREE STATE.More than 100 upset Free State farmers protested outside the Senekal magistrate’s court during the first appearance of two black murder-suspects who were arrested for the gruesome ‘meathook’ murders of Afrikaner farmers Koos and Retha van Zyl, 63 and 66, on their farm Poortjie between Senekal and Steynsrus on Jan 7 2010.
“Where are the news media today? Where are the TV-cameras? If a farmer were to kill a farm-worker, there would at least have been government ministers at the court today. But murders of farmers are just too commonplace,’ said Fanie Ferreira, chairman of the Emdonia farmers’ cooperative. He said there is a strong feeling of dismay among the farmers. “Those guys are angry,’ he said.
Appearing in court were two black South African citizens, Ndaba (29)and Pule Jacob Mpanyane (22) on charges of armed robbery, motor vehicle theft, livestock theft and the double murder of the Van Zyl couple. They were not asked to plead, the case was postponed to 1 February 2010 while the suspects would be seeking legal-aid assistance. They remain in police custody until their bail-application hearing.
The Van Zyl couple were assaulted most cruelly with a meathook before they were shot dead with their own shotgun before fleeing in the couple’s daughter’s car. Alert police officers spotted the car, which had been reported stolen, and arrested the two suspects. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/89d07c7f2d4b405e837be3ef2541b315/08-01-2010-12-38/Boer,_vrou_geskiet_n%C3%A1_vleishaak-houe
Ferreira said the worst part of the tragedy was to witness the suffering of the couple’s daughters. Estie, a Ventersburg teacher and younger daughter Marietjie, a candidate-lawyer in Bloemfontein, were also present at the court. Their brother Erik was expected to arrive soon from the United States of America, where he works, they said. The couple’s burial takes place from 11am on Tuesday on the farm Bethsaida. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 at the NG (Dutch-Reformed) Church North, opposite the Paul Erasmus Afrikaans High School in Senekal, and will be led by Rev Pieter van Heerden, said the family in an interview with Volksblad newspaper.
- Local provincial MEC Thabo Manyoni, who holds the policing and security portfolio, said the gruesome murders of the Van Zyl farm couple and of three-year-old Onele Galada in Thabong both on Christmas Day, ‘were due to moral decay’. Manyoni visited the girl’s family on New Year’s Day and handed them food-parcels. He did not visit the family of the murdered Van Zyl couple, however. http://www.volksblad.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/2114/22cb0da821d84605847d51694aaa05e3/09-01-2010-05-33/LUR_skryf_wrede_moorde_toe_aan_morele_verval_ http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/ef6ae0259840479d8107ebdd0f1d1a0f/09-01-2010-01-33/Vleishaak-aanval_Ontstelde_boere_ruk_op_by_hofverskyning farm attacks, a Ficksburg, a young Free State farm couple have suffered yet another farm attack: http://www.volksblad.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/2114/e969550280d04c4bbd51ed30298cb26c/11-01-2010-01-38/Booswigte_slaan_weer_toe_op_grensplaas
20091216 Hennie, 55 and Magda Visagie, murdered on Free State farm, found dumped in North WestVierfontein (North Free State). Dec 16 2009. The bodies of Free State mineshaft-carpenter Hennie Visagie, and of his wife Magda were found dumped along a North West province road by the SAPS -- near Orkney and Potchefstroom -- after an alarm was raised by a fuel-pump attendant. He alerted the SAPS after a man in a ‘bloodied’ BMW tried to purchase fuel with a pin-card – but didn’t know the pin-code, report Tom de Wet en Johan Brits of Volksblad newspaper.
The fuel-pump attendant alerted the police at 03:00 when he also noticed that this man was washing blood from his hands at the petrol-station. The police pulled over the BMW near Fochville, write the journalists. “The inside of the BMW was coated in blood, as was the luggage-compartment, and the vehicle was filled with household-goods and electrical appliances. ‘
The 26-year-old suspect was arrested for questioning while the SAPS traced the car’s ownership to Hennie Visagie, a 55-year-old mineshaft-carpenter at Anglo Ashanti’s Tau Lekoa-mine near Vierfontein in the Free State. The couple lived not too far from the mine in a homestead on the farm Weltevrede.
The suspect -- "described as “a French-speaking 26-year-old man from North Africa”- admitted that there ‘had been an incident on the farm’. The SAPS called in the dog-unit and police helicopter to mount a search for the Visagie couple, and located Mr Visagie – with a gunshot wound in his head – hidden beneath a blanket on the outskirts of Orkney. The suspect admitted that he had dumped Mrs Visagie’s body along the road outside Potchefstroom, but that he could not remember exactly where. The helicopter search also located her, again with a headshot and hidden beneath a blanket, about 12km outside Potchefstroom.
Their son Frikkie said he couldn’t believe that his parents had to die this cruelly – just for their car and a few household goods. His father’s boss had phoned him on Tuesday at around 12:15 asking why his dad hadn’t shown up for work. The son said he stood outside his parents’ home from 13:00 to 18:00, praying while the police search was going on. Just after 18:00, the SAPS told him that their bodies had been found.
The suspect is described in this report as ‘a French-speaking man from North Africa, who works in a butchery at Orkney, and is the friend of a young woman who lives in another home on the same farm where the Visagies also lived, and the father of her young child’. There was no forced entry to the Visagie homestead and it is suspected that the couple had opened the door to the suspect, who may have been known to them. http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/c3d06877ea3d44a3abf4fd47aa2f4d3f/16-12-2009-10-33/%E2%80%99n_PIN-penarie_%E2%80%93_%C3%A9n_sy_BMW_is_vol_bloed_ Farm murders – details, photos, sources 2008/2009 S.Africa
’Kill Boer Kill Farmer’ANC-slogan daubed with the blood of two tortured Afrikaans murder-victims’ on homestead walls… http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/04/odendaalsrust-law-court-scene-of-angry.html
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:
Stabbed in vagina, anus with broken glass shards:
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, left, 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 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.
And to her eternal disgrace, the local ANC-mayor had then organised a counter-demonstration against a local white farmer who was appearing in court at the same time of a minor charge -- and has since been acquitted. The mayor totally ignored 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’ . http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,9909,2-7-1442_2495253,00.html
- A self-confessed sangoma (witchdoctor) as 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
Genocidal pattern - the world’s top expert on genocide says Trauma injuries in these farm attacks ‘show a genocidal pattern’Dr Gregory Stanton, the US-based legal expert who founded Genocide Watch after investigating the Cambodia Pol-Pot genocide, said in the SA TV documentary ‘A Bloody Harvest’ – after he had viewed SA police forensic videos of the scenes of such murdered Afrikaner/Boer farm families – that the reasons for these cruel mutilations and the repeated pattern of murderers’ ‘decorating victims’ bodies” (usually with Afrikaans bibles) are warnings that these victims were seen as ‘Inhuman vermin which had to be exterminated’- and that a ‘genocide was already in progress in an advanced stage’ against this small 3-million-strong, highly visible minority in South Africa. View video on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtLmJSQBiwa
These armed militia-style attacks have become a very clear pattern since 1994 in South Africa: 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 urban families since 2002 – and 60% were carried out in ‘traditionally white’ suburbs, and on smallholdings/farms mainly occupied by whites. By Dec 16 2009, we logged 3,117 murders on smallholdings, peri-urban regions and on commercial farms since 1994 – whereas the SA government farm-murder statistics claim less than 1,700 murders up to 2006... All these ‘farm-murders’ and attacks against white families in towns, are frequently carried out in execution style: as the details below clearly indicate, however many of these murders also show their genocidal nature cruel tortures and grotesque mutilations carried out by the perpetrators. Yet these are all referred to as ‘just ordinary crimes’ by the SAPS…
For forensic photographs of such injuries, view: the Trauma Society of South Africa picture gallery
---------------------------------------------20091130 Tommy McClean, Elandsrand, Brits AH, entrepreneur’s assassination over patent-rights to pool-tables, juke-boxes
Cynthia Dreyer http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=29651&HeadingText=News+031209+tommy+mclean#killing
Tommy Maclean, 55, left, was murdered in his Elandsrand driveway in Brits in an apparent revenge-killing. Mr Maclean together with his brother Colin (60) was installing an MP3 into the sound system of his car in the driveway of his Bamboeslaan AH home when agroup of armed black men arrived: one pushed Colin aside, another man cold bloodedly shot Tommy in the chest at point blank range. Nothing was stolen from the two brothers, not even their cell phones or wallets as if to leave the message that this had another motive than robbery. Tommy died on the scene. The men who shot Tommy MacLean escaped in a white Mercedes which police believe could have been stolen the previous day in Elandsrand during a daylight robbery of an elderly couple. Tommy Maclean’s funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Dutch Reformed Church in Brits.
Assassination over patent-rights? he Afrikaner entrepreneur held lucrative patent-rights countrywide to supply pool-tables and juke-boxes to places of entertainment. A black-economic-empowerment consortium had applied to take over these rights as controlling agents, but MacLean’s rights were entrenched.
“Business Will Carry On”
His business will continue as before. Mrs Emmarentia Maclean, sister in law of Tommy told MadibengPulse that his wife, Stefanie, will be carrying on with the business. “She’s not yet thinking that far ahead,” Emmarentia told MadibengPulse on Tuesday. “But it’s her living and she’ll have to carry on. Her employees are happy to continue working in the business, so I’m sure she’ll continue.” The men who shot Tommy MacLean escaped in a white Mercedes which could have been the vehicle stolen the previous day in Elandsrand during a daylight robbery of an elderly couple. Police have not yet announced any arrests in these two cases.Tommy Maclean’s funeral was held Wednesday Dec 3 2009 at the Dutch Reformed Church, Brits. http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=29651&HeadingText=News+031209+tommy+mclean#killing
20091107_Dr Warwick Antony Dorning murder: SAPS detective amongst 3 arrested suspects: Senior ANC-member executed with 9mm, was ex chief-of-staff KZN premier office… http://18.104.22.168/~etools/newsbrief/1996/news0328Nov 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
Lynched KZN farm foreman Ken Eva’s widow sues SAPS for negligence
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.
Hundreds of crime dockets go missing in SA police-stations every year
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 SAPSOne 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
- Farmer’s arm broken by attackers
- SA farm occupied by 200 militant, armed ‘squatters’
Jan Potgieter, 65, farm caretaker, of Marken, Limpopo, murdered by gardener who also ransomed family29 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
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.sources: Page 4 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
20091023 Charles Smith, 25 Hartebeesfontein farm, IT-specialist, Brits, murdered – nothing robbed http://iafrica.com/news/sa/1792958.htm
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_
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
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:
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 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
20090926 Anderson, Sheun, 18, Bronkhorstspruit smallholding shot dead by two black assassins; father Robert, 47, critically injured at Wag-‘n Bietjies-Kop
http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/4de002454c034b859c2d8b850e127e1c/11-09-2009-02-49/Hulle_het_hom_regtig_verniel%E2%80%992009-09-11 -- 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.
-----------------------------------------------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
20090825 Wilhelm Lotterie, 65, sexually humiliated in front of female family member before he was beaten to death, Doornfontein smallholdings
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
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
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.
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.
Picture: the child of the murdered Dr. Pieter Ernst now lives in The Netherlands with mom Rene and brother Hugo.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
Graeme Hosken reports on the front page of the Pretoria News on July 15 2009 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
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Source: newsclippings copy on picture file: Die Noordwester, Nov 14 2008.
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... begged gunman who'd shot and tied him up to help stop his bleeding....
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20080909 Farm attacker shot dead, 3 arrested at Kotze farm, Uitkyk, Nelspruit
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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
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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:
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Long-time Indian trading family attacked by black gang in Hartebeespoort, Brits