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Paarl police shoots, injures 9 unarmed KhoiSan women, small children with shotgun pellets, rubber bullets: http://bit.ly/dMyLuo
2011-03-31 The SAPS at Paarl-East injured nine Afrikaans-speaking Khoi-San women and children on Sunday – shooting at them on the request of an alleged drug dealer. The police shot at the small, unarmed group of people with shotgun-pellets and rubber bullets. http://www.paarlpost.com/cgib/article?newsid=21391
The group was protesting against a drug-dealer selling whoonga to 12-year-olds…
(source: Lise Beyers) About fifty residents had gone to the accused drug-dealer’s home in Plumbago Street in Klein Nederburg to discuss his selling drugs to small children – and to draw public attention to his criminal activities. He allegedly hires a property at R2000 a month from the municipality – which is located right between two low-income housing estates with primarily black immigrants - , and who in turn also sell on his drugs to indigenous Western Cape Afrikaans-speaking residents. Children as young as 12 years use his drugs, residents say.
The drug dealer and his wife got so frightened by the group of women and children, that they demanded that the police chase them away. So the police shot at them with shotgun-pellets (not known whether it was bird-shot or the more lethal buckshot) and rubber bullets. Nine residents had to be rushed to Paarl hospital for removal of shotgun-pellets and one three-year-old, Arries Clusken, broke am arm in two places in the rush to flee. One of the injured, Mrs Susan Adriaanse of Bauhenia apartments, required ten stitches to her heel after it was shredded by a shotgun-pellet blast. And 67-year-old Mrs Mary Vanniel had six pieces of shrapnel removed. The cops also shot up windows and cars were damaged.
They sell drugs to 12-year-olds…
Mrs Adriaanse said the families “have been talking to the municipality and calling the police for years in our battle against this drug dealer'. We view with our own eyes how drugs are sold openly. On Sunday we just got enough of this man's illegal activities and wanted to go and talk to him about it. Instead, he got the police to shoot us. How can anyone justify that unarmed women and young children are being shot at with shotguns by the police? What kind of damage could our small group ever have done".
One of the victims said it's not at all unusual to have 12-year-olds using the man's drugs. Police spokeswoman w/o Diana Linee said 'an internal investigation' will be launched into the shooting. She did not explain whether it was official policy for the police to allow drug-dealers to order shotguns to be fired at unarmed women and children.
* Women and children were also injured on Sunday evening, when police opened fire on a crowd of people who were protesting against the sale of drugs in Paarl East. http://www.paarlpost.com/cgib/article?newsid=21391Devon Bester, 17, pupil stabbed and robbed: Klein Nederburg Scondary School, Paarl
April 4 2011 - Paarl police in the Western Cape on Sunday said they were “concerned about the safety” of the Afrikaans-speaking pupils at the Klein Nederburg Secondary School. This past week, matric pupil Devon Bester was stabbed and robbed by two black males and rushed to hospital. And another three pupils were attacked and/or robbed just outside the Afrikaans-medium school since Monday. The police's w/o Diana Linee said they managed to arrest one of the suspects. "A 19-year-old man was arrested in connection with the robbery…," she said. "He did appear in court, but is still in custody... He will appear again in court for a bail application." contact: Klein Nederburg Sekondêr, Newmanstraat, Paarl tel 862-2720/872-9102F email@example.com http://www.eyewitnessnews.co.za/articleprog.aspx?id=63045
15-million S.Africans in famine-zone
April 4 2011 – source: Marietjie Smit, Solidarity trade Union. PRETORIA. The world came to a virtual standstill in the last few weeks due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It was all over the news and social networks were abuzz with messages containing information about the event. Everybody was talking about it. Many posted visuals of the destruction on youtube.
Churches all over the world held special services. World leaders sent messages of support. Many welfare organizations contributed food, clothing and other necessities for the survivors of the tragedy. Countries all over the world, including South Africa, sent doctors and medical supplies to aid. An estimated 12,000 people lost their lives due to the tragedy. Just as with the devastation brought about by the tsunami that had hit Phuket in 2004, it took a disaster of unimaginable proportions to move the world to respond to the suffering of other people.
South Africa’s man-made disaster affects more than 15-million people:
In South Africa – a first-world, wealthy country only 17 years ago before it was handed to the African National Congress on a silver platter -- there is a constant disaster going on all the time: and right in front of our eyes: more than 15-million people now rely on government subsidies. 14-million black people get daily government food-parcels to survive. Some 58% of all its households do not have access to a flush- or chemical toilet. More that 19% of all households do not have clean running water.
Picture: Dunnbarr O’Reilly of Reuters news agency: white-poverty report: Afrikaner squatters lining up at private Helping Hand charity food-kitchen: most of the up to 800.000 poor whites in South Africa are denied government-benefits and food-coupons because they are whites.
Demographers say that between 600,000 to 800,000 of the 3million Afrikaners now are totally destitute – without any rights to government subsidies nor government food-parcels because they belong to the ‘previously advantaged group, i.a. they are whites. . Since the ANC-regime was peacefully handed over the hegemony of the country by the last Afrikaner president FW de Klerk in 1994. the poverty in this well-educated community rose by 150% --and 131,000 Afrikaner families also no longer have adequate housing. The situation is made worse by the fact that there is only one social worker for every 4,000 persons in South Africa. This causes vulnerable children to be exposed to unimaginable horrors, because the infrastructure supposed to help protect children from sexual and slavery-predators has collapsed: hundreds of thousands of South African children of all races now are abused, molested and often raped – even the smallest infants -- with genuine places of safety nearly non-existing.
The once so efficient network of low-cost State hospitals which kept the population healthy and flourishing during apartheid, now has become part of the problem: the poor service and dirty conditions at these hospitals now also endanger the lives of many. Stories of newborn babies dying monthly from infections and filthy conditions in State hospitals are so commonplace that they hardly are deemed newsworthy these days - they have become the rule rather than the exception.
Poverty in South Africa is a huge disaster affecting more than 15-million people of all races…
Poverty affects the lives of more than 15-million South Africans of all races. You don't need to fly to Japan to witness the result of tragedy at first hand: tragedy is all around us in our townships, caravan parks, backyard dwellings and street corners. Ask the woman begging at the intersection where she lives. Ask the carguard to explain his living conditions to you. Ask around at schools: how many parents cannot afford their children's school fees.? Ask your neighbour why there are so many poor people living in that backyard…
You don't need to go to Japan to help people devastated by tragedy. You can - if you really want to - help your own people..... here at home. Please consider joining the efforts of Solidarity's Helping Hand community - give your money, give your time offer your prayers.
The victims of this manmade disaster in South Africa also need your help. http://www.helpendehand.co.za/armoede-in-suid-afrika-is-%E2%80%98n-ramp/
The ANC-regime's man-made famine:
During apartheid from 1960 to 1994, the expertise of the 85,000 Afrikaner commercial farmers - now being murdered and dispossessed under the ANC-regime by the many tens of thousands - managed to raise vast quantities of excess-food on our dry subcontentinent: eracing famine and, combined with vastly improved free healthcare in excellent public hospital under the National-Party government before 1994, many black children survived who would otherwise have perished as they do in the rest of Africa;
The black population explosure in South Africa from 1960 puts the ANC-regime’s propaganda-allegations that 'millions of blacks were murdered' to rest.
The black South African population explosion:
2010…55-million – with 15-million people suffering famine (including 6-million foreign Africans who migrated from their own disfunctional countries to South Africa since 1994…).
Source pictures: Reuters' photographer Finnbarr O'Reilly:
SENTENCING OF KILLER MAY 4 2011 PRETORIA HIGH COURT:
The spirit of the devil came over him and made him assault and rape a friendly 83-year-old woman in 2007, a black Tembisa man told the Pretoria High Court on Friday.
Collen Monareng, 37, admitted he beat and raped the geriatric Afrikaner woman Ines Christina Maree so badly in her Lyttelton home that she died two months later in hospital.
Her life was worth a bottle of sparkling wine, a kettle and an iron � the only items Monareng stole after he broke into her home and attacked and raped her.
He described her as "a friendly old woman who greeted him and his fellow job seekers while they stood outside her home nearly daily for about two years"
Monareng said "she even fed his friends when they asked her for food."Apart from saying the "spirit of the devil" came over him, Monareng said he had no idea why he assaulted and raped her.
Judge Vivian Tlhapi convicted him of the murder, rape and housebreaking after Monareng admitted to these crimes.He burst into tears as he pleaded with the judge to have mercy on him. "I want to be able to walk out of jail and live a truthful life," he said.An unconscious Maree was discovered by her son Danie, a day after she was attacked and left for dead. Her blood-covered face was so badly bruised that he could not recognise her. Speaking to the Pretoria News outside court, Maree said he and his sister had wanted her to move, but she chose to stay on in her house. "We decided not to push her into moving. It was obviously the wrong decision. But she had been living there for more than 40 years and there was never a day's trouble before this incident."
He made the gruesome discovery on the Sunday afternoon when he took his mother some groceries. "At first I thought she was not home, but then I saw the window was open and I suspected something was wrong. I climbed through the window and I discovered her on the floor in the lounge."When I looked at her I did not recognise her. I felt a bit better as she did not look like my mother."Maree said he was actually relieved when she died two months later, as she would never have recovered from her brain injuries."She would also not have been able to live with the knowledge that she was violently raped."Monareng explained that he went drinking at a tavern close to Maree's home. When he left, he was quite drunk and decided to break into her home, as he wanted money. He knew she lived alone, as he had seen her leaving her house many times.
When the widow told him she had no money, he attacked her, because "the devil told me to".
Monareng described Maree as a friendly person, who was old enough to be his grandmother.
The state prompted him for answers, saying that the court, the community and Maree's family wanted to know why he did this.Monareng replied simply: "I don't have answers." Sobbing, he said he had remorse for what he had done."I would like to ask her family and this court for forgiveness for the hurt I caused," he said.Danie Maree said he was not interested in the pleas for forgiveness. "He must first forgive himself. My mother would not have hurt a fly. She gave a lot to others and if he just asked her for money, she would have given it to him if she had it."
The trial was postponed to May 4 for arguments before sentencing. - Pretoria News
“My mother would not have been able to live with the knowledge that she was violently raped…’ said the murdered woman’s grieving son Danie Maree, (below):
PRETORIA HIGH COURT. "The spirit of the devil came over him’ - and made him assault and rape the friendly 83-year-old Afrikaner woman into a coma in 2007, a black Tembisa man told the Pretoria High Court on Friday April 1 2011. Collen Monareng, 37, begged the woman’s son Danie Maree for forgiveness – but Maree was not interested: “he must first forgive himself. My mother would not have hurt a fly. She gave a lot to others and if he just asked her for money, she would have given it to him if she had it.”
Collen Monareng, 37, admitted that he had beaten and raped the frail, geriatric Afrikaner woman Ines Christina Maree so badly in her Lyttelton home that she died two months later in comatose condition in hospital. Her life was worth a bottle of sparkling wine, a kettle and an iron – the only items Monareng stole after he broke into her home, attacked and raped her. Her killer himself stood in court, describing her as "a friendly old woman who greeted him and his fellow job seekers while they stood outside her home nearly daily for about two years"…
Monareng said "she even fed his friends when they asked her for food." Apart from saying the “spirit of the devil” came over him, Monareng said he had no idea why he assaulted and raped her.
Judge Vivian Tlhapi convicted him of the murder, rape and housebreaking after Monareng admitted to these crimes. He burst into tears as he pleaded with the judge to have mercy on him. “I want to be able to walk out of jail and live a truthful life,” he said.
The unconscious Mrs Maree was discovered by son Danie, a day after she was attacked and left for dead. Her blood-covered face was so badly bruised that he could not recognise her. Speaking to the Pretoria News outside court, Maree said he and his sister had wanted her to move, but she chose to stay on in her house. “We decided not to push her into moving. It was obviously the wrong decision. But she had been living there for more than 40 years and there was never a day’s trouble before this incident.” He made the gruesome discovery on the Sunday afternoon when he took his mother some groceries. “At first I thought she was not home, but then I saw the window was open and I suspected something was wrong. I climbed through the window and I discovered her on the floor in the lounge.
“When I looked at her I did not recognise her. I felt a bit better as she did not look like my mother.” Maree said he was actually relieved when she died two months later, as she would never have recovered from her brain injuries.“She would also not have been able to live with the knowledge that she was violently raped.”
Monareng explained that he went drinking at a tavern close to Maree’s home. When he left, he was quite drunk and decided to break into her home, as he wanted money. He knew she lived alone, as he had seen her leaving her house many times. When the widow told him she had no money, he attacked her, because “the devil told me to”. Monareng described Maree as a friendly person, who was old enough to be his grandmother.
The State prompted him for answers, saying that the court, the community and Maree’s family wanted to know why he did this. Monareng replied simply: “I don’t have answers.” He claimed he never intended to commit murder and rape and blamed his ‘use of alcohol ‘for his gruesome deeds. Sobbing, he said he had remorse for what he had done. “I would like to ask her family and this court for forgiveness for the hurt I caused,” he said.
Danie Maree said he was not interested in these pleas for forgiveness. “He must first forgive himself. My mother would not have hurt a fly. She gave a lot to others and if he just asked her for money, she would have given it to him if she had it.”The trial was postponed to May 4 for arguments before sentencing. - Pretoria News
- Black Africans often believe they are possessed by witches, demons and devils when carrying out criminal acts – often visiting witchdoctors for potions to drive these away...
Next protest court date, Randfontein: 5 May 2011
Koos van Rooyen, farmer, murdered, Witfontein 3 March 2011
RANDFONTEIN Witfontein Prominent farmer Koos van Rooyen was brutally murdered in his homestead on his farm near Witfontein on 3 March 2011, just shortly before he was preparing to attend a function with his wife at the Randfontein Show. Two black male suspects were arrested shortly afterwards by Toekomsrust patrolling officers w/o Deleki and constable Mapanda. The suspects’ next local court appearance will be May 5 2011. (source: Johan Meyer)
Koos van Rooyen, prominent farmer and businessman and wife Marie Louise were getting ready for a function at the Randfontein Show, when Van Rooyen noticed two black males entering the house through the back door. Van Rooyen was shot once in the chest and once in his left side. The black suspects tied up Van Rooyen’s wife, before taking cash and a firearm, and fleeing on foot into nearby bushes.A large scale search party was assembled consisting of police officers, Randfontein CPF members and local farmers, where stop and searches were carried out on pedestrians and vehicles. The suspects were caught at approximately 11pm, when two SAPS members from the Toekomsrus Sector, Warrant Officer Deleki, and Constable Mapanda, were conducting routine patrols in their sector and spotted two men walking in Westergloor.They carried out a stop and search on the men, and found two firearms in their possession. According to Randfontein SAPS spokesman Captain Appel Ernst, other items found in the mens’ possession, were positively identified as having been taken from the Van Rooyen house."Anyone with further information is urged to call Lt Col Gert Kruger on 011 278 8100," said Ernst
Randfontein community protests against Koos van Rooyen’s murder:
On 24 March 2011, members of the local Randfontein community gathered in a peaceful demonstration against the murder of local farmer and businessman, Koos van Rooyen.
They opposed the bail application of two black men who were arrested shortly after his murder, which took place on 3 March 2011 at his farmhouse in Witfontein. A police patrol arrested the two shortly thereafter in Westergloor. The Community-Policing-Forum chairman Mike Bosch said while it was a pity that only 30 people showed up, they also are grateful that they did so. “We want to show criminals that they will not be tolerated in Randfontein. Our people are tired of living in fear. We are at the court to support the family. They willl protest again on 5 May 2011 when the case is scheduled to be heard again.