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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
The child’s mother’s hair is used as tourniquet to tighten around the toes – which fall off within days:
Adriana Stuijt writes: – September 15 2011 – LADYSMITH/DOKKUM - I have just confirmed the accuracy of an email-warning being sent around by the relatives of a farm family near Ladysmith, warning of a disturbing new development. They discovered that three toes each on their 7-month-old baby-girl Lilli’s feet were beginning to swell up . Upon closer examination, the mom discovered that the housemaid had tightened a tourniquet made of strands of the mother’s hair around the toes – right at the base of the foot.
“This is apparently now what the Sangomas (traditional tribal medical practitioners) want. They sent their people out to harvest the toes of white children. The toes, once tied, are expected to fall off within four days and then they are taken, ” the grandmother told me in a telephone interview from London. UK, where she is visiting another new grandchild. To protect the family, I am not identifying them by name.
The maid had only been in their employ for three weeks and lives in a nearby squatter camp. She has been arrested and police are investigating who had ‘placed the order’ to harvest the child’s toes. It’s not known what the exact purpose of the ‘muti’ (medicine) manufactured from this human flesh would be.
We have approached an expert on African witchcraft to advise us further. The child ‘s grandmother, Sheila, told me in a telephone interview from London, UK, that her daughter-in-law discovered the swollen toes on Sunday, when she dressed the baby and changed her socks. ”She called my son over, he examined the toes closely and realised that they were being bound off with hair. " She said there are instances when babies pick up hairs and threads which wind around their toes and fingers while they are crawling around. “However these hair strands were very deliberately applied, the paediatrician told her’. Her son carefully snipped through the hairs to restore the blood-flow before she arranged for a paediatrician to examine the baby at a local hospital. The Farm Watch and the police were called and arrived at the same time on Sunday. The police questioned the maid, who then admitted that she had used strands of the mother’s hair to tie up the baby’s toes with, and that she was doing this so that the toes would drop off: she was allegedly asked to bring the toes to a sangoma. The police took the unidentified woman to the Ladysmith police station for further investigation. The paediatrician said the baby could have developed gangrene ‘but they caught it just in time’. “ The grandmother said: “All I can say is that it has had the most devastating effect on us all, everyone we speak to is shocked. My appeal is that we all pray for healing and that the family may be saved from any other form of witchery. This is savage and a tragedy and we can’t let this happen. So… an urgent appeal to everyone: please check your children thoroughly every day for signs of any kind. Keep your family safe at all times. “
Farm-security experts believe that the ‘muti’ manufactured from the baby’s flesh would have been used to create a spell for farm-attackers – and that the farm is probably being watched as well. The family and Farm-Watch have stepped up security in the area. The mother, who lives in Centurion, returns to South Africa at the end of the month. She was visiting her family in London, UK where her fifth grandchild was born just recently.
Note: I know the identity of the family but to protect them, am not publishing it. Anyone wishing to enquire further, please contact me at Skype Adriana Stuijt, Telephone the Netherlands 0021519701266, Nol_Stuijt@hotmail.com or email@example.com
This is not the first incident in which white victims are targetted for body-parts harvesting by witchdoctors: The Afrikaner murder victim Anika Smit's hands also were stolen stolen by her murderers on March 11 2010 in Pretoria.
MARCH 11 2010: PRETORIA. Blonde teenager Anika Smit, (17) was found murdered at her Pretoria home on March 11, 2010 -- –with her hands and forearms chopped off. This was confirmed by SAPF constable William Mahlaole. Again, nothing whatsoever was robbed. However there is a flourishing trade in human body-parts for the so-called ‘traditional medicine’ (muti) market in South Africa. People often are found mutilated. The girl had stayed home that day from the Gerrit Maritz Afrikaans High School with an ear-infection, said her father Johan, 54. Her parents are divorced and she lives with her dad. Thursday-morning he still said goodbye to his only child before going to work. When he returned at 4pm at their Theresa Park, Pretoria home he saw overturned chairs in the living room and knew ‘something was wrong’, he told journalists of the Afrikaans-language daily Beeld. “I called to her but she did not reply’. Seconds later he discovered her lifeless body. “ “She was lying on the floor without clothes on. Both her hands were cut off and missing. The people (her murderers) must have taken the limbs along with them,’ he said. “She was cut six times with a knife in the neck. Police examiners will have to determine if she was raped.’ From the crime scene it appeared that she fought back or tried to run away. The father had tried phoning her earlier but received no reply. He had arranged for medicine to be delivered to the house – but around noon the pharmacy phoned him with the news that no-one had opened the door.’ “I phoned her around lunch-time but I thought she didn’t reply because she didn’t feel well,’ he said. Initially, the father said, the police had treated the bereaved dad as a murder-suspect... just lucky he had a water-tight alibi. However - while the police wasted their time like this: focussing on the girl’s ’’ perceived troubled family circumstances’ -- instead of questioning local ‘traditional healers’ and their henchmen- and women; the murderers got away .
“Winning in Farm-Attacks” by Lukas Swart teaches the secret language of African field-signs
Retired SA police officer Lukas Swart ‘s book “Winning in farm-attacks’ (in Afrikaans only), explains the secret language of the African field-signs and other signs of witchcraftery which are often placed around your home by criminal gangs while watching your home - long before their hit-squads plan attacks on your family.
These African field-signs, which involve a large variety of colour-coded objects, also can give you very clear signs exactly when you and your family will be attacked – but only if you learn to read and interpret them correctly.
What this book also teaches you is not to ever remove these signs nor to go and study them up close – because the hit squad could be in the near vicinity, hiding, watching your place, testing its defences – and then be able to kill you on the spot…
The author, a retired SA police officer with extensive knowledge of the secret art of African field-writing, writes that ‘many people are under the impression that as long as they can speak an African language, they would be able to understand enough to be forewarned against armed criminals planning to attack them.
“However, this is only partially true. Although it’s very important to know African languages well, this would only provide you with about an 46% success rate in preventing attacks – mainly because people who speak African languages, still don’t know to exact symbolic meaning of African sign-posting – colour-coded objects which are placed in the landscape around your home by the crime gangs long before they plan to attack you…
The most important knowledge is to be aware of all the things which happen around your home and neighbourhood before an attack or armed robbery is even carried out against you. Swart’s book is not a stand-alone educational tool in this regard: he also teaches daylong courses, ‘the Alphabet of the Africa-language’ and provides detailed information on DVDs to accompany the courses and the book.
- “However all this information can’t be put into their true context unless you have already studied a series of Africa-field signs as provided in the book, ‘ he warns.
The problem is of course that the entire landscape in South Africa is littered with Africa-signs – symbols and objects are often placed in the landscape which usually only have social meanings – they could indicate a wedding being planned nearby, births and deaths which occurred nearby, places of prostitution or party activities, as well as the times, place and dates of football matches…
The information in this book is important to be studied in details so that one can read these Africa-signs in the way they are placed in the landscape and learn to interpret their meanings correctly. Initially, Lukas only helped farmers interpret the Africa-signposting, and many examples are shown indicating warning signs before farm attacks and also attacks in the towns and cities.
For instance, when your housekeeper, gardener or other worker or acquaintance plans an attack or robbery on you – mainly from motives of greed – they don’t want to be linked to these themselves and also don’t want to carry these out themselves. They prefer the use of professionally-trained crime-syndicates. Your worker merely phones such a group and hands over the handling of a robbery to them, at a price, including the splitting of the profits of the attack.
The crime-syndicate then sends out a scouting team which will come and watch your every move, usually for about two weeks, to establish your patterns of behaviour. This book provides tips on the way you can pick up the African field-signposting which could indicate the presence of such a crime-gang, exactly where they are sitting and the way they are carrying out their surveillance. For instance, your defences will be tested: your dogs would be taunted to establish whether you would storm from the house if they respond, for instance. If you do so, the hit-squad will place a sign indicating that they could lure you from the house simply by getting your dogs to bark. That’s only one example, the book contains many more – and it also contains tips on counter-techniques which you could apply to harass them so much that they eventually give up trying and don’t attempt to plan an attack on you again.
After the surveillance team has done its work, they hand over all their gathered intelligence to the hit squad itself. The surveillance team also places Africa-signs in the landscape to show the hit squad exactly where to go, what needs to be done and when. These Africa-signs then are read by the hit-squad. The book also teaches you when you should not go and read these signs yourself at those specific times of the day or you would run into the hit squad and be murdered on the spot. You will also be taught why it’s so important not to let your workers find out that you can read the Africa-signposting language – and why you should never remove any of them.
The question is asked why these surveillance teams and hit squads don’t communicate by cellphones. Simple: the cellphone networks are too untrustworthy, with breaks in signals etc. And there’s also the new technology which can monitor your movements from as far away as 5 meters from where you are with a cellphone – and with this cellphone technology the police would also be able to determine very easilily who was near the vicinity of the crime-scene at the given time.
Cellphones are just to unsafe for crime gangs – and the African signs are so secret that they provide much greater protection. After you establish that you are under surveillance, you must start reading and watching out for the signs which would tell you exactly what they are planning and exactly when, day, time, hour and even the minute can be read from the field-signs – and these will even indicate whether you must be raped, murdered or ‘only robbed’…
The most important part of this book however is the way it teaches you in the most minute details to prevent and defuse attacks – even when the hit-squad stands right in front of you and is attacking you. And your defence can be completely non-violent: you don’t need to kill anyone, you won’t have to be arrested and thrown into a police cell where you run the risk of being raped and getting AIDS, and you won’t have to spend months and even years attending your trial because you had ‘taken away the rights of the criminal by shooting him in self-defence…’
The book also teaches you what happens after an attack has been defused/prevented, when they might try again and to prevent th enext attack, too. In short, first get this book, study it in detail and study all the Africa-signposting and follow the instructions once you have picked up indications of a pending attack. As is the case with learning any new language, one does not learn African field-writing and African sign-posting overnight… The daylong courses provided by Lucas Swart will also teach you to read the most important signs and to interpret them correctly. Maritha Swart
ordering the book:
Cost R220.00 + postage and handling R30.00 = R250.00 total
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Account Nr South Africa 406 851 4372 Bank branch code: 632005
Fax your proof of payment to SOUTH AFRICA 0027 866 474 540 and indicate the mailing address and cellphone number so that your tracking number can be emailed to you. Contact: Maritha Swart, AKSKA MEDIA fax: 0866 474 540 email: firstname.lastname@example.org