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Living in fear: For two young mothers allegedly raped in police stations in Gauteng and the North West, the thought of ever seeing justice done is quickly disappearing. Photo: Damaris Helwig, Pretoria News
Cops accused of rape off the hook:
By Graeme Hosken Crime Reporter The Star
Internal disciplinary charges against a Bronkhorstspruit police officer accused of allegedly raping a teenager on New Year's Eve have been dropped because her father refused to allow her to testify in front of her alleged attacker.
The temporary withdrawal of the charges has sparked outrage with children's rights groups and the family's legal representative has blasted the police.
Despite the setback the teenager's father, who cannot be identified to protect the victim, has vowed not to give up his fight for justice for his daughter.
The father was left outraged when police told him that charges against the suspect, who is out on R2 000 bail, would be dropped, unless his daughter, 15, testified in the suspect's disciplinary hearing.
"I am furious. They are trying to intimidate us into dropping the charges against this person who violated and destroyed my daughter. We will never do that. I will never stop fighting for justice and will make sure this man pays for what he has done," said the father.
Police Lieutenant-Colonel Eugene Opperman said the disciplinary officer had no choice but to temporarily withdraw the disciplinary related charges. "As in any other court case, the complainant in an internal SAPF disciplinary hearing must testify viva voce at the hearing and subject themselves to cross-examination.
"The disciplinary officer said she had carefully considered all this, as well as the child's alleged psychiatric unwellness before a decision was made to temporarily withdraw the disciplinary charges.
"The SAPF is satisfied that it had done what was expected of the force in every aspect. The child's alleged trauma and resultant psychiatric condition, combined with the father's unwillingness to assist, led to the disciplinary charges being temporarily withdrawn. It would appear as if the family's priority is now to institute a civil claim."
The teenager's ordeal began when she was allegedly attacked and raped in an interview room at Zithobeni Satellite police station. She went to the station to report that she and a friend had been attacked as they walked home that night. The father said he was astounded when police told him the charges would be dropped if his daughter did not testify. "I told them that my daughter would not testify because of her trauma, which she is receiving counselling for. She has gone into hiding because the suspect is out on bail and still lives in our community. "I told the police officers she was still undergoing counselling and that testifying in this hearing would terrify her further. "When they told me that if she did not testify the charges would be dropped, I told them they could do what they liked, but I would never give up in the fight for my child and justice," he said. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20100407043108922C173246
2010-04-07 Virginia Keppler, Beeld reports that yet another Afrikaner family has been targetted by senseless murder on the same day when the local provincial ANC-leaders were standing on a public platform calling for the mass-murder of all Afrikaners. Home schooled matric pupil Ernst Hoon, 18, was shot dead through a bedroom window of his family’s smallholding outside Pretoria. The boy’’s parents Deon and Brenette said he came stumbling into the bathroom, said "I've been shot" and died.
Many Afrikaner children are home-schooled because white children often are attacked, knifed and even killed at government schools.
Ernst's mother, Brenette, 51, and his sister, Kalike, 21, (pictured with him on the right) tried in vain to resuscitate him, but he died of the gunshot wound. The murderers broke the bedroom window before shooting Ernst, who was in bed, through the broken window. "Then they jumped through the window and stole his laptop. His mother heard the window breaking and the shot go off. Just after that, Ernst came into her room," said Deon.
There are three cottages on the smallholding which the extended Afrikaner family shares together. Ernst's grandparents live in one home, Ernst, his mother and his sister in the second, and Deon in the third. Deon is divorced from Ernst's mother.When he arrived at the scene moments after the shooting, his son was already dead. "It was terrible to see him lying there like that. Life has no meaning to the murderers and robbers. I'm very angry.The government needs to do something about crime. It's getting completely out of control," said Deon. He said his son was a normal teenager.
"The one day he'd be excited and the next day he'd be down. But he was very funny, that came easily to him. He took things very seriously, especially his studies. He was planning to study law," said Deon.
Ernst's mother and sister were too traumatised to speak to Beeld on Tuesday.Deon Grobler, chair of the Leeuwfontein Area Protection Initiative (API), once again called on all residents in the community to join their network."Since the family wasn't a part of our network, we only heard about the attack when it was already too late. If we'd heard about it sooner we might have caught the suspects," said Grobler.Sam Shibambo, police spokesman confirmed the ‘incident’’ and claimed that the ‘police have provided counselling for the family.”http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/f462904dc6294097be72277d8a0b01d8/06-04-2010-09-59/Seun_sterf_vir_rekenaar
- Pictures from Ernst Hoon Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=30367&id=1386053887#!/photo.php?pid=551621&id=1386053887
- Kalike Hoon: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=551621&id=1386053887#!/profile.php?v=wall&id=644477352
“Terre’Blanche’s murder unleashed a tidal wave of pent-up rage and frustration “…Helen Zille
April 07 2010 By Gaye Davis – (who is a journalist with very close historical links to the ruling ANC)
Ms Davis writes: “Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, after telling journalists that ANC Youth League president Julius Malema made President Jacob Zuma look like "a follower and not a leader", on Tuesday asked for an urgent meeting with Zuma to discuss Malema's hate speech (his song Shoot the Boer "). And Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder has also requested a meeting with Zuma.
Mulder wants the president to publicly condemn Malema's singing of the song with the words "Shoot the Boer" and has told The Star he is prepared to resign his post as the deputy minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries if that does not happen.
- Mulder told The Star he believed “the ANC leadership did not fully understand the sensitivities involved: its not only white people but other minorities," he said.
Zille told journalists at Parliament yesterday: "Julius Malema holds no position in government. He is a highly contested leader of the ANC Youth League. Yet somehow he manages to drag everyone in government around by the nose. He makes Zuma look like a follower and not a leader." Zille said the murder of Eugene Terre'Blanche had unleashed a tidal wave of pent-up rage and frustration.
Zille: ‘The song shows a hateful attitude towards farmers, Afrikaners and white people in general…’
Malema's singing of "Shoot the Boer" was not experienced as "an attack on the apartheid system" but as an "expression of a hateful attitude towards farmers and Afrikaners in particular, and white people in general. It is time for Jacob Zuma to act like a president and tell his youth league and its leader that we cannot allow our history of division to destroy our chances of building a shared future," Zille added.
- "If Zuma cannot take a stand against Malema, the rest of South Africa must." Whatever the literal meaning of the words, "the fact remains, it's a call to shoot a human being".
Zille said the ANC's national executive in 1997 had resolved that a former youth league leader, the late Peter Mokaba, should stop chanting "Shoot the farmer, kill the Boer" because former president Nelson Mandela believed that it was irreconcilable with nation-building.
- "Peter Mokaba was the Julius Malema of his day. President Mandela was not scared of him. He stood up to him," Zille said. By contrast, Zuma had "missed opportunity after opportunity" to repudiate Malema, and this had led to the perception that Malema had some kind of hold over him.
Presidency spokesman Vincent Magwenya last night commented that Malema was "not a creation of President Zuma" and had been elected by members of the youth league, which was “constitutionally an entity independent of the ANC”. He added that Zuma himself did engage with Malema. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=6&art_id=vn20100407042106131C773546
ANC ‘s Gwede Mantashe claimed that the youth leader was partially gagged from singing the ‘inciteful part” of the Shoot the Boer genocide song – entire Gauteng ANC leadership yesterday chanted the song on a public platform
April 7 2010 -- After months of chanting his genocidal songs; and hundreds of attacks against Afrikaners on farms, smallholdings and in towns, ( list of names of farm murders,) the country’s co-ruling ANC-party may or may not have issued a partial gagging order against its youth leader Julius Malema. In a tete-a-tete talk with Pres Jacob Zuma and party secretary Gwede Mantashe in Pretoria yesterday, it was claimed in statements to the Afrikaans news media that Malema was apparently ordered to stop chanting parts of the illegal genocidal hate-speech song “Shoot the Boer”. However other ANC spokesmen at the Presidency told the English-language news media that they ‘can’t confirm’ the report. Also yesterday all the ANC’s leaders in Gauteng province stood defiantly on a public platform and deliberately chanted the banned song in direct defiance of the High Court order.
Police plans raids against Afrikaner families, searching for ‘illegal weapons caches’ - warns Dr Dan Roodt:
Earlier today Afrikaans civil rights activist Dr Dan Roodt of the Pro-Afrikaans action group (PRAAG) has issued a warning that he has received reliable information from sources inside the SAPS that police are planning large raids on ‘Afrikaners and troublesome rightwingers’ during which ‘objects’ will even be planted to give the police an excuse to arrest people. This police raid is being planned while Afrikaner/Boer families from across the country are preparing to travel to Ventersdorp to attend the funeral of martyred Boer Republican leader Eugene Terre’Blanche, whose murder on his farm on April 3 2010 -- just twelve hours after the Pretoria High Court had banned the “Shoot the Boer” song -- has sent shockwaves around the world. Today there were more than 9.680.000 Google-hits on his name alone.
Pertunia Ratsatsi of the Sowetan reports that Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and ‘a group of people’ yesterday defied a court order and chanted what this black journalist described as the ‘struggle song’ Dubul’ iBhunu (shoot the Boer) in Mamelodi, Pretoria. Mokonyane, the ANC cabinet member Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana and Pretoria/Tshwane mayor Gwen Ramokgopa sang the song together at the 31st commemoration of ANC-struggle hero Solomon Mahlangu. This comes within five days after the civil-rights group Afriforum obtained a legal court-order in the Pretoria high court barring ANCYL president Julius Malema from singing the genocidal song.The court last Thursday ruled that Malema was legally banned from singing the song until AfriForum’s formal application began in the Equality Court. link to story: http://www.sowetan.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=1129758
2010-04-07 Virginia Keppler, Beeld reports that yet another Afrikaner family has been targetted by senseless murder on the same day when the local provincial ANC-leaders were standing on a public platform calling for the mass-murder of all Afrikaners. Home schooled matric pupil Ernst Hoon, 18, was shot dead through a bedroom window of his family’s smallholding outside Pretoria. The boy’’s parents Deon and Brenette said he came stumbling into the bathroom, said "I've been shot" and died. He was being home-schooled because Afrikaner children aren’t safe in public schools.
Ernst's mother, Brenette, 51, and his sister, Kalike, 21, tried in vain to resuscitate him, but he died of the gunshot wound. The murderers broke the bedroom window before shooting Ernst, who was in bed, through the broken window. "Then they jumped through the window and stole his laptop. His mother heard the window breaking and the shot go off. Just after that, Ernst came into her room," said Deon. There are three cottages on the smallholding which the extended Afrikaner family shares together. Ernst's grandparents live in one home, Ernst, his mother and his sister in the second, and Deon in the third. Deon is divorced from Ernst's mother.When he arrived at the scene moments after the shooting, his son was already dead. "It was terrible to see him lying there like that. Life has no meaning to the murderers and robbers. I'm very angry.The government needs to do something about crime. It's getting completely out of control," said Deon. He said his son was a normal teenager. "The one day he'd be excited and the next day he'd be down. But he was very funny, that came easily to him. He took things very seriously, especially his studies. He was planning to study law," said Deon.Ernst's mother and sister were too traumatised to speak to Beeld on Tuesday.Deon Grobler, chair of the Leeuwfontein Area Protection Initiative (API), once again called on all residents in the community to join their network."Since the family wasn't a part of our network, we only heard about the attack when it was already too late. If we'd heard about it sooner we might have caught the suspects," said Grobler.Sam Shibambo, police spokesman confirmed the ‘incident’’ and claimed that the ‘police have provided counselling for the family.”http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/f462904dc6294097be72277d8a0b01d8/06-04-2010-09-59/Seun_sterf_vir_rekenaar
There is an Ernst Hoon aged 18 on Facebook. I am unable to obtain verification whether this is the same same youth: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=30367&id=1386053887#!/photo.php?pid=551621&id=1386053887
Meanwhile the internal row raging inside the ANC leadership over the singing of the genocidal hate-speech song is still raging – with ANC officials issuing mixed messages. Mantashe claimed in an interview with Volksblad Afrikaans-language newspaper that Malema was ‘ordered from making any comments about the murdered AWB leader Eugene Terre’Blanche, nor do or say anything (in public)” … which could incite the growing atmosphere of anti-white hatred in South Africa. The song was already banned by two High Courts on April 2 2010: from being chanted publicly in South Africa the Johannesburg and Pretoria High Courts both ruled that the song incited violence against a vulnerable minority and was unconstitional. The Pretoria High Court ordered the ANC specifically to stop its leaders and supporters from chanting it on April 2 2010. Within twelve hours of this court order, Terre’Blanche was murdered. The court said that the Shoot the Boer video) ‘incited hatred and violence against a vulnerable minority’, and was thus illegal and unconstitutional.. However other officials – speaking to English-language news reporters -- said they could not confirm this gagging order.
Volksblad newspaper ‘s interview with ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe was published on 7 April 2010. He said and Pres Jacob Zuma held ‘a personal talk’ with Malema with no-one else present: “I just now am coming back from the official presidential residence in Pretoria where I warned (Malema) not to make any inciting statements. And he has also been told not to sing the song (Shoot the Boer: Ayesab’amagwala’) in its entirety. There will be noticable results from this gagging order around him, people will soon see what the effect will be.
- “ The ANC including its youth league will contain itself,’ he was quoted as saying.
And while Mantashe did not admit that the song actually created racial polarisation – he did tell Volksblad that ‘if it did lead to racial polarisation in our society, the ANC will stop singing it (altogether). This decision will however be taken only after internal talks because we are the ruling party which is leading our society.’
- (PERSONAL COMMENT: Note the arrogance and the apparent disregard for two High Court court orders: The ANC secretary-general made no reference to the fact that the song was actually banned by two High Court Orders.)
“I am not Malema’s protector but the irritation he causes and this problem, must be isolated and solved’. He also denied that it was ANC-policy to start nationalising the mines and farms: “those are merely Malema’s wishes, it’s not ANC policy,” he reportedly also said.
ANC leaders fearful of speaking up against Malema:
Volksblad ‘s polical editor writes that ‘for some time now there has been growing disconcent in the ruling government-alliance (the triad which runs the country: ANC, the SA Communist Party and the Cosatu trade union movement) and Malema’s ‘ divisive influence'. Yet noone – ministers, senior alliance leaders and MPs inside the ANC dared to speak up openly about their fears.
Volksblad writes that ‘as the political temperature rises in the aftermath of the AWB-leader’s murder and the ANC youth leader’s controversial public statement, the Democratic-Alliance opposition party leader Ms Helen Zille had ‘earlier yesterday regretted the fact that less radical ANC-people did not have the courage to speak up openly and with conviction against Malema’. He quoted Zille as saying that ‘the ANC and South Africa is being led by the nose by the youth leader. “Nobody inside the ANC says anything, because everybody has the goods on somebody else. Nobody dares to speak up because the powder-keg they are sitting on could explode.’ http://www.volksblad.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/2114/301c89a34dac4ec589567ce08c2a0754/07-04-2010-12-18/Malema_se_mond_gesnoer ANC won't confirm 'muzzling' Malema
In an article by Steve Hughes of the Daily Star Sunday newspaper in the UK on 5 April 2010 he writes: “England fans could be caught up in a machete race war” . His article elicited an immediate and very furious response from South Africa’s opposition Democratic Alliance party. Meanwhile the AWB has withdrawn its threat of retaliation, saying it was ‘made in the emotional heat of the moment’.
YouTube video warns: “Don’t go to South Africa, burn your tickets…’
A football fan has also posted the following warning on YouTube: “this is the depth of depravity we are speaking about here… Julius Malema calls for the murders of all the people of European descent, the Boers… Your football shirt won’t protect you in South Africa; these people have firearms, will shoot you, and don’t give a shit about football…’
“ENGLAND fans could be caught up in a machete race war at the World Cup in South Africa. The killing of white supremacist leader Eugene Terre’Blanche caused far-right campaigners to warn teams to avoid the “land of murder” this summer. More than 25,000 England fans are due to watch Wayne Rooney, 24, and Fabio Capello, 63, launch the campaign in ten weeks. Many supporters have already hired extra security in the crime-ravaged country. But that was before the murder of Terre’Blanche, 69.The head of resistance movement Afrikaner Weerstands- beweging was hacked to death with a machete at his home just 40 miles from England’s World Cup camp.”
He writes: “white leaders have already vowed “revenge” on black groups blamed for inciting the murder. And machete gangs were roaming the streets. AWB spokesman Andre Visagie said: “The death of Mr Terre’Blanche is a declaration of war by the black community of South Africa to the white community that has been killed for 10 years on end. “They attacked him in such a way it was difficult to recognise the face of Eugene Terre’Blanche. “We will decide upon the action we are going to take to avenge Mr Terre’Blanche’s death.”
AWB’s supporters have blamed African National Congress Youth League leader Julius Malema, who caused outrage by recently singing an anti-white song called Kill The Boers. But the ANCYL denied that Malema’s singing, ruled illegal by a South African court, had anything to do with Terre’Blanche’s killing. Malema, 29, has already vowed to continue with the inflammatory songs, adding: “We are not going to stop. We are prepared to go to jail and get arrested again.”
The ruling African National Congress last night tried to play down claims of a civil war. South African President Jacob Zuma, 67, called for both sides to remain calm as he desperately tried to prevent an explosion of violence,” Hughes wrote.
FIFA gets its knickers in a twist:
Meanwhile he also reports that FIFA would be left with a “total nightmare” if civil war erupts and it means the tournament cannot be played in the country this summer.
“With only 10 weeks to go, football’s world governing body would almost certainly not have time to reschedule the World Cup for this year. Two years ago, FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 74, admitted there was a contingency plan in place should South Africa not be ready in time. But a FIFA source said: “If it becomes too dangerous to hold the World Cup in South Africa then we are looking at a total nightmare. “I don’t know if it could maybe be moved to next year, but we are all hoping that the problems in South Africa are resolved in time for June.” Noted Hughes: “ Even before the race-war threat, more than a million tickets remained unsold.” http://www.dailystarsunday.co.uk/news/view/129402/WORLD-CUP-MACHETE-THREAT/
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On Topix.com/forum: April 5 2010 – ZEW quoted a comment from :”Revolutionist’ who wrote: ’well if things get out of hand, i’m hoping Obama sends some of the black American soldiers down there to clear the place of racist white sdcum, who have done nothing but abuse harmless blacks in there (sic) own country ever since they got there”
Writes “ZEW”, from South Africa: “Theres no need for Obama to send soldiers here, his soldiers are busy killing women and children in the Middle East, plotting war between South and North Korea and fighting drug wars of corruption in Columbia. Black SA can handle the boers the way they did during the days of the struggle. Now they are expecting sympathy for the slaughter of an evil hate filled dog, who to the whites may of been a hero but to the blacks he may as well of been hitler”. At least Hitler has some sense in that he knew Africa belongs to blacks. Good riddance to evil trash, I only hope someone caught the slaughter on a mobile phone and posts it on youtube dubbed over with some comedy type music. Our foot soldiers are not into showing off, they will not be found taking pictures and videos and posting those on the onternet or anywhere for that matter, if terreblanche has children they should be grateful they were not there…’
He also wrote to “David from St Lucia”: “There are very angry black people in this country who will never be seen on TV and whose names will never make it to newspapers, people who disagree with almost everything this government is doing and rightly so, people who wanted whites forced out of the country in 1994. The ANC knows who those people are and what they are capable of. The SA "leaders" are issuing a warning to the AWB because they know they won't control our guys when they start hitting where it matters the most. To be honest with you, Terreblanche's murder is not a message to whites or the AWB, its a message to the neo liberal black government of this country that has wasted our lives appeasing whites and preaching reconciliation and rainbow nation bullcrap. (…)
“(We hate you) Because you are settlers in my land and we hate you and will stop at nothing to make your lives as difficult as possible in this country. Your children are making a beeline to prostitution.” http://www.topix.com/forum/world/south-africa/T03VM6HV92GRMMCQJ/p13
link to the above page: http://www.topix.com/forum/world/south-africa/T03VM6HV92GRMMCQJ/p13 date: April 5 2010
Facebook used in South Africa to spout widespread hatespeech:
This person Sabitha writes that Ms Potgieter ‘is being investigated for hate-speech and inciting violence’. The Afriforum civil rights group has taken up her cause and to protect her from coming to any harm.
Many people are being told in South Africa these days to not “take the hatespeech on Facebook too seriously’. However when people’s names and photographs are used with such vile allegations, such public knowledge could also lead to the girl being targetted for attacks – even murder. We have alerted the civil rights movement Afriforum to this page below – photographed by me on March 31 2010 at 12:20pm.
The girl raised the man’s anger after she had dared to criticise him for posting the following picture below on the Facebook page of the Freedom Front Plus party: (the Zulu-words on the tshirt mean Shoot the Boers, Kill the Boers)