Crime Busters of SA: farm murders 2001-2003
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- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Hester van der Berg, 80, beaten to death, Theescombe smallholding PE
May 3 2011 - The Port Elizabeth Herald reports on May 3 2011 that 70-year-old Mrs Hester van der Berg was beaten to death on her smallholding. She was left in her garage after the attack. The smallholding is located in the Theescombe smallholding enclave next to the railway tracks.
The Herald wrote: " Hester van der Berg's husband and her son found her badly battered body in the garage twenty minutes after they arrived from work at 3pm. She had wounds on the back of her head and left eye as well as bruises on all of her ribs. We do not suspect rape". http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/read/1221
Fanie Smit finds hideout of Melodie farm-attackers
Monday 2 May 2011 By Cynthia Dreyer A Melodie plot owner found that criminals had climbed over the wall surrounding his property which is on the mountainous side of Melodie, before burgling his home.
Mr Fanie Smit told MadibengPulse this morning that his wife reacted to the alarm which went off at 06:30 on Thursday morning after a window was broken and an iPod stolen.
“They then took a playground ladder we had in the garden and used it to climb over the wall again to exit the property.” he said.
Mr Smit says his son Willem went searching from the Silkaatsnek side and discovered a hideout where thieves meet, make fires and even camp out. Mr Harro Rust of Plotwach added: “It was difficult to see how many criminals are using the hideout because there were various clothing items hanging on the bushes. An ID dating from 2000 was found on the scene which means that at least one youngster is being used in the group’s criminal activities. They often use youngsters to climb into small windows. A prescription from a clinic was also found which could be a valuable lead,” Rust said.
- He also says that it appears that there is a gang working the area because several incidents have taken place in the same area during the past week. A night watch was pelted with stones the next night at the property next door to the Smit property at Villa Paradiso and when the Plotwatch patrols went to investigate, an alarm went off at the adjacent property at 02:30. There a 25 metre cable was discovered with a jacket and a bolt cutter. “Plotwatch wants to warn residents to take extra care as the gang is active on the plots. Phone us if you see anything suspicious,” he advised.
Thieves even rip out stove of abandoned house . Rietfontein has been quiet over the past week, says Harro Rust but in Syferfontein a fence was discovered the next day to have been cut after dogs barked the previous night. In addition properties should not be abandoned without a guard being put in place. “A property in Syferfontein which was to have been developed but where there was a notice of a sale in execution was left unattended The tenants at the house on the property left, so there was no one there” he said. “The stove was ripped out, its copper cables removed, all other cables were stolen, also the wall plugs and even branches from the trees on the property!”
Plotwatch: 082 775 6466
Mike Johnson, 78, April 7 2011 unlawfully arrested Vorna Valley Midrand
re: The Carte Blanche programme on Sunday evening May 1 2011, during which Mr. Watts asked anyone who was unlawfully arrested, to bring it to the attention of Carte Blanche.--
Eighteen years ago my wife and I decided to play our part in combating crime by creating employment for disadvantaged people. Undoubtedly any unemployed person with dependents to feed will inevitably turn to crime, rather than see them die a slow agonizing death due to starvation. We therefore created a cost effective advertising agency: In-Touch Mailing. Not only to provide an income for those we employ directly, but also for the budding entrepreneur wanting to establish his own business. However, our efforts are often misjudged and thwarted by those that are comfortably employed.
Two weeks ago, on the morning of Thursday 7 April 2011, I was apprehended at gunpoint on a public road in Vorna Valley by two Police Officers. When I asked the reason for my apprehension, I was told it was a 'routine Police search for illegal drugs.'
I, together with my four co-workers, were ‘frisked’ and the vehicle searched. Although nothing illegal was found, my vehicle keys and digital camera were confiscated. I was informed that I was under arrest, ordered into the Police van and transported to the Midrand Police Station; followed by co-workers in my vehicle, driven by the other police officer.
After conferring with the Station Commander, Colonel Steven Moodley and receiving his consent. I was taken to the holding cells and charged with: ‘Police Interference While on Duty and Resisting Arrest’. I was advised of my constitutional rights in terms of: Section 35 of Act No. 108 of 1996. I was ordered to empty my pockets and remove my belt and shoe laces, (allegedly to prevent me from committing suicide).
I was then approached by a detective wanting to take a statement and take my fingerprints. I advised him that I wished to exercise my right to remain silent and to be informed at my first court appearance of the reason for my arrest, whereupon he immediately left the room. Fortunately, during the time I was being ‘processed’, I managed to make a quick cell phone call to my wife before it was confiscated. I advised her of my predicament and requested her to visit Colonel Moodley at the police station ASAP.
My wife Margaret, arrived at the police station, accompanied by our 8 year old granddaughter, and enquired as to the reason for my detention. She was told that I was being 'uncooperative in that I refused to have my fingerprints taken or to signing the charge sheet'. She then came up to the holding cells to confer with me. Both Margaret and the granddaughter, were deeply distressed and traumatized to see me behind bars. They pleaded with me to sign the documents so that I could return home.
However, we were then told we would also have to pay R500 bail. Neither of us had this amount available and Margaret returned home to borrow the amount from our eldest son. By the time she returned, it was late evening and the night shift had taken over at the police station.
My finger prints were taken and I was presented with a lengthy statement to sign, which I did not read, and as I was signing it under duress, I added the word ‘without prejudice’ below each signature. I was released shortly thereafter, having spent approximately eleven hours in detention.
Friday 8 April I presented myself to the Midrand Magistrate’s Court as instructed. I reported to the Public Prosecutors’ office with the Charge Sheet in hand to confirm my presence and to establish in which court my case would be held. The Public Prosecutor to whom I handed the document was highly amused when he saw the charges brought against me, and wanted to know what I did, at the age of 77 (correction 78 years of age) did in order to resist arrest: I said: “particularly when I was outnumbered two to one, and one of the officers was carrying a very serious looking automatic combat weapon and I was totally unarmed!”
I was told that the dockets from the police station hadn’t arrived and that I should take a seat in the reception area. Within 20 minutes the public prosecutor came to me in the reception area and told me that the charges against me had been withdrawn and that I was free to go. I asked him please to confirm this in writing on the charge sheet, to avoid any future repercussions which might occur; this he did.
I revisited the public prosecutor on the following Monday morning in an attempt to have the case reinstated. Although this sounded like an odd request, I felt I had been deprived of the opportunity of challenging the charges brought against me. After spending a whole day in jail, I felt I had earned the right to a free and fair trial and also the opportunity to expose corruption in the police force. However this request was denied, the decision was made and could not be reversed.
CITIZENS ARE BULLIED TO FORCE CONFESSIONS AND TO EXTRACT BAIL...
It seems to me that police use bully tactics to extract a confession from a suspect, and the 48 hour detention period to extract ‘bail’. If, however, the suspect shows his willingness to contest the action in court and there’s any possibility of exposing corruption, the police will simply withdraw all charges. Leaving the accused and his family extremely traumatized and usually out of pocket.
Foot Note: 'Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance'.
Many thanks and kind regards, Mike Johnson. http://www.eblockwatch.co.za
Afriforum youths were greeted with aggression at Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu’s office…’
May 4 2011 - Charl Oberholzer, the national chairman of the Afriforum youth league, was accosted with ‘aggression’ by staffers while visiting the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Lindiwe Sisulu’s office yesterday. Afriforum youth league members were there to hand in a petition, asking the Minister to explain – under the Freedom of Information Act – whether , why and which 600 ANC youth league members were recruited for military training at Saldanha military base; for which purpose; and when these facts were going to be published. “We ran into a wall of aggression’, our legitimate request for information was “rejected as unnecessary’ and the media’s presence was aggressively condemned. We were told that ‘the minister did not have time to have to explain themselves to Afriforum youths,” said Oberholzer ( below) in a statement afterwards.
Oberholzer, above, being accosted by a Sisulu office staffer yesterday, said the training of 600 ANC youth league members was undertaken under the auspices of the National Rural Youth Service Corps and the seven-week militia-training was approved by Sisulu and by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. It was paid for by the country’s taxpayers. He pointed out that the Minister was obligated, under the Freedom of information act, to make this information known to the public. “We demand to know the manner in which these trainees were recruited, what their political affiliations are, the exact details of the training programme , the composition of the National Rural Youth Service and what their purpose would be,’ he said.
“Article 199(7)(b) of the Constitution of South Africa very clearly indicates that no political party may be advanced by the security forces. To prevent that South Africa – as is done in the neighbouring Zimbabwean dictatorship – trains political recruits and undermines the country’s welfare, it it crucial exactly for what purpose the National Ruyral Youth Service Corps is being trained,’ he said.
4,36-million black South Africans aged 15 to 64 are unemployed
http://bit.ly/itnvFW - May42011 JOHANNESBURG - The army of unemployed black workers in SA has grown to 4,36-million people reports the regime’s STATS-SA department. This past quarter, another 227,000 black workers lost their jobs, including 24,000 farm workers, 25,000 construction workers and 34,000 transport-workers.
These 'official' unemployment rates also grossly underreport white unemployment because many whites do not qualify for unemployment benefits - especially if they are contract-workers. When their contracts run out, they are not entitled to unemployment benefits and thus do not apply for them.
Solidarity trade union however has long lists of unemployable, well-educated 'white' workers who are willing and able to get to work tomorrow – yet who are not allowed to work under the ANC-regime's nazi-style ‘black-economic-empowerment’ labour laws which, as was done with the Jews in Europe before 1945, are also barring the amjority of Afrikaners from any means of survival: in many cases they are not even allowed to apply for jobs and are barred from job-advancement, especially in the state-jobs.
The ANC regime’s 'white unemployment statistics' thus are grossly underreported, excluding the many hundreds of thousands of unemployable Afrikaners languishing in little squatter camps all over the country - kept alive by private charities such as Helpende Hand and Volkshulp 2000 because the ANC-regime also denies them food-aid and most government-benefits.
South Africa has very high unemployment rates among all the race groups. 40,6% of its black population, aged between 15 to 64 years, still have jobs according to the official stats.
Whites, who in 1994 represented only 9% of the population but of whom as many as 1-million may have fled the country by 2010, are due to the many anti-white black-economic-empowerment laws also very aggressively barred from the entire labour market -- despite their often much higher educational levels, extensive job-experience in South Africa and their Western skills.
There are just not enough jobs in the country:
Mike Schussler of Economists.co.za tells Engineering News Online this week that 40,6% unemployment was a “significant concern” as SA's employment-to-population ratio was amongst the world’s lowest. “This requires drastic action,” he added. “This survey points out that it is not just a high unemployment rate, but that there are not enough jobs available in the country,” Schussler said. The government claims in its campaign-propaganda however that it is going to create 5-million new jobs by 2020.
12,4-million black people on benefits by 2006
By 2006, some 12,4-million black people (one-fifth of the black population) were already receiving poverty-grants, unemployment benefits, child-support benefits, disability benefits, pensions and food-aid from the ANC-regime.
That year, it cost the taxpayers R56.8-billion in poverty-grants.
Flight of white farmers 'no threat to SA food security' claims agri-minister:
Meanwhile any concerns that SA was no longer producing enough food itself to help feed this growing army of desperately poor people, the country's agriculture announced that the flight of white commercial farmers to other countries due to their very dangerous working conditions 'will not threaten our food security'.
Picture: the Johannesburg city-owned Produce Market has 15,000 fresh-produce farmers supplying it from across the country in 2010. In 1994, more than 56,000 farmers were supplying produce to this thriving hub. Boasting extensive cold-storage facilities, the city claimed a current turnover of R3,5-billion last year. http://www.joburgmarket.co.za/
- Last month, the AgriSA commercial farming cooperative reported that only 37,000 commercial farmers remained by 2009; that by 2010, many more white farmers were selling up and fleeing the country mainly because of the very unsafe working conditions and excessive rates- and taxation demands. According to the apartheid-government statistics in 1994, there were officially some 85,000 registered, taxpaying commercial white farmers that year with 1,6-million workers and their families living on these farms.
The ANC-State owned 64,976 farms and 5,448 smallholdings by 2010 says the Deeds Registration office:
By the end of 2010 -- according to the SA Deeds Registration System -- a total of 1,155,508 land parcels already were registered as state-owned land by 2010 - of which 64,976 were farms, 5448 were 'agricultural holdings' ( a combined total of 5,9-milion hectares) and 1,085,084 land-parcels were urban sites.
This means that there are only 14,000 commercial 'white' farmers still producing excess-food in South Africa by 2011 - and they only had less than one-half percent of the total surface of the country to raise crops on.
Moreover, a full ninety percent of all the confiscated commercial farms where the government installed 'new black farmers' do not now produce any excess crops at all.
- This was inadvertently admitted to on 31 March 2011 by the Chief Surveyor-General of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on 31 March 2011 when he blamed the lack of local food-production on “foreign land ownership’ while giving a speech in support of a new Bill prohibiting ‘foreign land-ownership’.
Only six percent of entire land-surface suitable for food-cropping: only 1,000 grain-producing farmers left by 2010:
By 2001, fifty-six percent of all the total land-surface in South Africa already belonged to the State - which in turn allocates land-use-rights certificates to black families; while 44% of the land including in the cities and towns, was in the hands of white people.
By 2010, the Grain-SA Cooperative reported a membership of only 1,000 grain-producing farmers in the entire country.The rest of the members in the TAU and Agri-SA farming cooperatives produce other food-crops and products from livestock – while many farmers also turned to the lower-overhead wildlife-farming and game-lodge tourism and hunting industry.
0,5% of total SA land surface used foor irrigated food-cropping:
The CIA observations from space have also registered the fact that less than 0,5% (one-half of a percent) of the entire South African land-surface is still being used for irrigated agricultural-production.
- South Africa is a very arid country with irregular supplies of running surface-water in many regions, and where less than six percent of its entire land surface has ever been suitable for viable agriculture in its entire registered food-cropping history, ever since the arrival of the VOC-ships at the Cape of Good Hope. The country's agricultural production is largely reliant on the eleven-year drought/excessive rainfall cycle caused by the El Nino/El Nina weather phenomenon in the southern hemisphere. The commercial farmers ("Boers") have successfully adapted their production-methods to this phenomenon over the past two centuries, preserving water in farm-dams for times of drought and devising ingenous ways of dry-land food production.
90% of these 'new black farmers' on formerly highly-productive, 5,9million state-owned hectares of ‘redistributed farms’ did not produce any excess food for the market by 2010: http://www.pmg.org.za/report/20100310-department-rural-development-and-land-reform-ingonyama-trust-board-st
Government does not seem to know that it now owns 70,424 of the formerly 100,000 formerly white-owned agri-land parcels?
Yet despite the fact that 90% of all those 5,9-million hectares of 'redistributed farms' now lay totally idle and obviously produce no excess food whatsoever - the South African government is still going full-steam ahead with its land-nationalisation programme.
And this is done despite the fact that the government does not seem to know the exact extent of its own state-owned land-sites because of its self-admitted faulty record-keeping at the SA Deeds Registration System, as was pointed out by the Chief Surveyor-General of the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform on 31 March 2011. He urged in a report to the parliamentary committee that “the many discrepancies discovered in the land-ownership of specific land-parcels be urgently investigated and corrected”.
yet the ANC regime spokesmen still are constantly claiming that ‘87% of all the SA land is still owned by whites.’ They claimed this in 1984, and they are still claiming the same statistic in 2011- despite the fact that the State by 2010 already owned 70,424 of the 85,000 registered agricultural-commercial land parcels in the country.
The SA Deeds Registration Office records – despite their current disarray - prove that the South African State now owns the vast majority of commercial farms and food-producing smallholdings.
Producing excess food under the very dangerous conditions in the countryside - and the fact that their overhead costs often are higher than their profits because of excessively high municipal taxes farmers now are forced to pay - many last year decided to pull out and sell up. This often happens after the farmer or a family member gets killed in one of the many tens of thousands of socalled 'farm attacks' by black militia-style gangs which have been plaguing the countryside since 1987.
Out of 3,800 rural murders targetting whites up to April 2011 a total of 1,489 were commercial farmers:
Out of the more than 3,800 murders recorded in rural regions of South Africa since 1994 up to April 27 2011, a total of 1,489 were commercial farmers, registered members of either the TAU or Agri-SA.
Mass migration from the rest of Africa adding to food-insecurity, stress on job market
Moreover - mass-migration from the rest of Africa is also adding to the South African taxpayer's burden. In November 2007, one of South Africa's most experienced former military commanders and analysts, ret.Maj-Gen Chris van Zyl, warned in a lecture in that the growing Southern African food-crisis was creating massive political unrest throughout the southern African region. "People were now on the move by the many millions - mostly into South Africa from the rest of Africa,' he warned.
"This is the largest migration on the African continent now occurring right now in South Africa, where many millions of famished Africans arrive in their desperate search for survival". The UN-sponsored news agency IRIN reported in May 2007 that many millions of South Africans are struggling to cope with the country's soaring food prices.
FAO world hunger map ignores famine in South Africa
Rural murders by militia-gangs 1994 to April 27 2011 specifically targetting whites: (updated daily)
Murders of whites in rural and urban areas of South Africa:
SA Land Deed Registration Survey report to Parliament, March 2011:
Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa, objections to proposed Land Tenure Tenancy Bill:
239-million Sub-Saharan people suffer severe hunger:
SA agriculture collapses, famine spreads:
Largest migration of hungry, empoverished people in Southern Africa in its entire history: warning”