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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Daniel Potgieter: family attacked twice and shot at while sleeping by 5-member armed gang:
HARTBEESPOORT. It's a terrifying world where vicious terrorist militia-gangs fire on defenceless homeowners sleeping inside their Melodie and Rietfontein homesteads, where properties are stripped of everything of value… writes editor Cynthia Dreyer of Madibeng Pulse.
"That's what is happening in Hartbeespoort in the 'peacetime of a democracy'. Don't be fooled by the calm and rustic atmosphere on the plots with cows, pigs and lots of dog gambolling in the veld. Burglaries and armed attacks are a way of life for criminals and a nightmare for residents.
This week Melodie plot owner Mr Daniel Potgieter told MadibengPulse about the alarming experience he and his family had on Tuesday evening and again during the early hours of Wednesday morning. And he says all the residents are under continuous threats of armed, violent gangs. Another plot owner in Melodie also told MadibengPulse last week that it was only thePlotwatch organisation that was still keeping the gangs at bay…
Came back and shot at the sleeping Afrikaner family: five armed black men:
The Potgieter family - whose plot is near the Wellness Centre in Melodie -- heard their dogs barking furiously at around 21:00 on Tuesday evening May 3 2011 - and also heard something on the roof. "On investigating what the dogs were barking at and first seeing nothing, we walked back to the house and then saw that there were two men on the roof." They had gained entry by cutting and flattening a fence.
"It was apparent that there were three more hiding in the bushes at the bottom because they whistled to their mates that we were approaching when our dog was staring and barking upwards at the roof. The two on the roof jumped down over our back fence. We alerted Plotwatch and they arrived and with the police searched the area, but no one could be found. Everything was quiet and we went to bed, but a few hours later at around 02:00 on Wednesday morning, we were shot at right inside our house! It sounded like a .22 calibre weapon. We've got lots of dogs who were barking so they fled."
Two dogs injured by militia-gang:
Once again Plotwatch with three bakkies searched for the suspects, but could not find anyone. Two of the dogs were injured by the criminals during the attacks; one of the bull terriers had a stone thrown at its head badly injuring its jaw. The other bull terrier was slashed with a panga (see photo) on the leg and both had to be treated by a vet.
And then, according to Mr Harro Rust of Plotwatch, a couple of minutes after the invaders had left the Potgieter property the first time, members of Plotwatch heard shots being fired at a neighbouring property. Yet searches revealed no one.
He appealed plot dwellers to contact him to join the Plotwatch initiative to help in the fight to secure their homes. Harro Rust: 082 775 6466
Zuma stop your blasphemy:
Krugersdorp. May 6 2011. Anti Zuma protestor Martin van Eck is protesting throughout Krugersdorp with these banners after South African president Jacob Zuma 's party claimed in their election-propaganda that the 'African National Congress will rule until Jesus comes'; that 'Zuma was annointed by God Himself; that Jesus was a communist who fed 500 people; and that the three-party ruling SA alliance of the ANC, the communist party and the Cosatu trade union movement were “The Holy Trinity'.
Van Eck said he is protesting against Zuma's blasphemy at street corners in Krugersdorp because it is time for Christians to stand up and protest on behalf of Jesus against the Anti-Christian propaganda by the South African government.
The municipal elections are on 18 May. South Africa has many millions of Christians.
The municipal elections are being marred by widespread anti-ANC violence, with protestors especially in the poverty-stricken, teeming black townships of South Africa, becoming increasingly angry about the corrupt, increasingly violent South African government.
Police-brutality at a peak in South Africa
On the pictures below, a protestor is explaining very clearly why exactly he is so angry with the Zuma-regime. He stood outside the Ficksburg magistrate’s court on May 3 to protest against the bail application of 9 local cops who had been arrested for the horrific murder of unarmed civil-rights activist Andries Tatane, below left. The young father was shot dead at very close range with two rubber bullets fired from police stopper-guns -- after the unarmed man, a teacher, had first been set upon by a large group of cops and brutally beaten. Police-brutally has soared over the past two years especially, with more than 700 people having died in police-custody last year alone.
6 May 2011 - Lecturers were driven off campus and buildings torched at the Lowveld Agricultural College by out-of-control students all week - in a repeat of similar rioting in october 2010, when student Leonard Nhlabathi was shot at close range with rubber bullets and was rushed to hospital.
This week, the police merely sat and watched at the gate while students torched college properties.
(source: Christopher de Wet)
NELSPRUIT - Students at the Lowveld Agricultural College are raging out of control, toching the college buildings and forcing lectures off the campus.(source: Christopher de Wet) . On Tuesday morning students started a large fire at the main entrance and sang protest songs. On Wednesday to torched buildings still under construction, thatched structures at the college golf course: and even some palm trees were targetted by their wrath. On Thursday there was a standoff: the college kitchen was closed and the students were beginning to feel very hungry. Its spokesman NG Mvilane of the student rep.council said "we have been let down by the provincial Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration (Dardla)."
"The local government proves to be useless. If our demands are not met we will boycott the local elections," said Mvilane.
What are those demands? Apparently it has to do with too few lecturers and a problem with the legal accreditaton of the college... . In October 2010 the students also staged a violent protests, and they then were shot at with rubber bullets by people described as '
members of the provincial TRT.' Student Leonard Nhlabathi was shot at close range with rubber bullets and rushed to hospital.Since that time nothing has changed, said Mvilane. There still is no principal at the college who could address their grievances. The HOD claims that 'it is not easy finding people to work at this college who is suitably qualified. The lecturers don't come cheap...'
Mvilane struck back with: "There was supposed to be an investigation into the problems at the college, no formal report was submitted to the students by the HOD and the latter also never visited the college 'as stipulated in the 2010 resolutions'."
"The only visible changes at the college were the demolition of a perfectly fine gate and the stop-go-stop construction of the new main entrance - and some school bags bearing foreign emblems and logos.
Their semester exams start within two weeks but students will boycot them if their demands are not met.
What are the police doing while all this destruction of public property and law-breaking is going on? They learned their lesson since October and have decided to merely post outside the college and just letting everything burn 'until they received an official court order to remove the students'.Mvilane said the government has closed the kitchens and is 'trying to starve the students into submission. We have nothing to eat.We have collected money among ourselves to buy food, but we can't go on like this forever."
Lowvelder's sister publication AgriEco Lowveld also quoted from an April 1 preliminary report by the local Democratic Alliance that 'the college was not suitably accredited as a tertiary institution."
Local MEC Ms Candith Mashego Dlamini denied this, saying that the college was 'accredited with the higher education qualification forum (HEQF) with accreditation number H/AG06." This in turn was denied by the provincial executive director for quality assurance at the council for higher education Dr Mark Hay.He said: "there was no such body as the ['higher education qualification forum': and should a tertiary institution such as the LAC wish to present an extra programme, this should be accredited with the HEQF.This is one of several requirements to obtain accreditation, as the national Department of Higher Education and the South African Qualification Authority (Saqa) will have to prove," said Hay.He also mentioned that accredited institutions should receive five-yearly visits from inspectors of the national department. According to the DA report, the college has not been evaluated by the national department since 2005.
Joof Janse van Rensburg was shot by neighbour SAPF constable Percy Ledwaba during a fisticuffs after the black cop had refused to return a rugby ball accidentially kicked across the wall by the dead Afrikaner’s grandsons…
A charge of murder “will be investigated against constable Ledwaba”, said Mpumalanga SAPF spokesman capt Leonard Hlathi. Meanwhile the constable still remains on his post, he confirmed when questioned by Ridge Times journalist Jana Oosthuizen. Hlathi could not confirm persistent rumours in the Afrikaans community that the service pistol with which Mr Janse van Rensburg was shot, still remained at the Evander station. Hlathi said “forensic tests would be done to determine whether a shot was fired.’
Mr Janse van Rensburg and his wife Poppie were visiting with their daughter and her family in Selonica Street in Evander on March 13, and were watching their grandsons kick a rugby ball around, when it accidentially bounced into the neighbour’s yard. Reportedly the neighbour, local South African Police Force constable Ledwaba, wasn’t well pleased and refused to give the ball back to the Afrikaner boys - so their dad Frans Viviers, and constable Ledwaba got into a fisticuffs with each other.
When the grandfather set to to help his son-in-law, the constable reportedly pulled out his service gun and shot Mr Janse van Rensburg in the stomach. He was rushed to Netcare N17 hospital in Springs. Ms Oosthuizen writes in the Ridge Times News that he had since died of his injuries. The Ridge Times also noted that constable Ledwaba had written in the incident book at the police station on March 13 2011 that he ‘had shot dead Mr Janse van Rensburg. Hlathi said they will now ‘investigate a case of murder and their findings will be forwarded to the provincial police commissioner in Mpumalanga. He will decide what will happen to constable Ledwaba,’ said Hlathi.
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