Crime Busters of SA: farm murders 2001-2003
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- A Stuijt
- Retired South African medical journalist, ex-Sunday Times of Johannesburg.
Farm murders need to be declared priority crime
Feb 13 2012 – The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa welcomes the fact that stock theft has been declared a priority crime in the Free State. TAU SA is also appreciates the public outcry regarding the ongoing poaching of rhinos in South Africa.
However, another murder on a farm occurred in the Wakkerstroom area where an elderly woman, 71 year old Ingrid Niebuhr, was brutally murdered in her home.
“As glad as we are that some forms of crime, which are also related to agriculture, are declared priority crimes, we are concerned that farm murders are not regarded in the same light by government and police which it demands. Mrs Niebuhr is no 1 555 on the TAU SA’s list of farm murders, and we are of the opinion that this number could even be higher,” says TAU SA’s President, Mr Louis Meintjes.
“We need some straight answers from government. We have the right to know whether violent crimes on farms and agricultural small holdings are still regarded as priority crimes. We also like to know what special measures have been implemented to improve rural safety and to apprehend and prosecute criminals.
“We can have all the cattle which have been stolen returned to farms, and all the rhino’s can be protected, but if our farmers are to be slaughtered as is the case, the other successes would be meaningless. Government has to get its priorities right. We cannot continue to lose our farmers at this rate. Seven farmers that we know of have been murdered since the beginning of this year. Crime cannot be allowed to continue like this,” said Mr Meintjes.
In January this year, TAU SA has requested an urgent meeting with the Commissioner of Police. “We have not heard from his office ever since. We will do a follow up on this request as we cannot leave this there,” said Mr Meintjes. http://www.tlu.co.za
Ingrid Anna Niebuhr, 71, German-Afrikaner guest-house owner and long-time charity volunteer: murdered in Wakkerstroom: throat cut, numerous stab wounds: nothing robbed Feb 9 2012
WAKKERSTROOM. Naspers journalist Ügen Vos reports that a German-Afrikaner woman, Mrs Ingrid Anna Niebuhr, 71, who recently stopped working as manager of the “Haus Bergfrieden” guest-house, was found with her throat cut on Saturday February 13 2012 by a neighbour, alerted by her gardener when he arrived at 8am.
Mrs Niebuhr was last seen alive on Thursday Feb 9 at 2pm said SAPS Lt.col. Leonard Hlathi. The gardener rushed next door to get help when he saw the garage and kitchen-door were broken open. Wakkerstroom's ex-mayor Chris Smit said the neighbour found the murdered Mrs Niebuhr 'in a pool of blood'.She was stabbed fiercely: knifing wounds were visible in her neck, face and back. Nothing appears stolen: her VW Polo was merely used as a getaway car and found abandoned near Volksrust.Members of the public who may have seen anything untoward or know more about the case, can contact SAPS constable Jan Maritz at 083 320 8117.
Mrs Niebuhr 's family members in Brisbane, Australia posted a message, saying:
"She served the community like no other, trying to educate people on love and peace together with her inspiring relationship with God! Truly someone who deserves a monument"
On Feb 13 2012, she had just started a facebook page, posting two messages with her Blackberry smartphone, saying:
"love is a decision to commitment. Not only a good feeling often caused by hormones!
February 14, 2011 at 9:23am, with relative Karola Niebuhr Pelser 'liking' it:
"Everything in life has two sides. Listen to both sides before making a decision."
The World Economic Forum warns SA’s eco-system is deteriorating so fast after 2 decades under ANC-hegemony that it’s placed at 128th worst out of 132 countries surveyed…
SA's once so brilliant nature reserves, water-system, agriculture and fisheries have deteriorated nearly the fastest in the world under the ANC terrorist regime since 1992: and things will get even worse. The fraudulent regime insists on building a series of nuclear reactors along its pristine coastline…
The World Economic Forum announced its findings of the current state of 132 countries’ eco-systems since 1992: and South Africa has deteriorated so badly that it is placed at 128th place. Iraq is the worst, Switzerland looks after its environment and its people’s health the best in the world. These were the findings of scientist-teams at the Yale and Columbia universities in cooperation with the World Economic Forum. They compared 132 countries' eco-systems and human-health situations in 2011 with those same countries in 1992.
The report warns that the population's health, its air- and water-quality, its biodiversity, its ecosystems' fuctioning, its agriculture- and fishing industries all have 'seriously deteriorated'. Yet with its population’s health at such horrific risks from a rapidly-deteriorating eco-system, the ANC regime insists on pressing ahead with its disastrous R1-trillion-costing plan to build a string of nuclear power plants along its once so pristine coastline – starting in Jeffrey’s Bay – the world-famous ‘endless wave’ recorded in the surfers’ cult-movie ‘Endless Summer…’ The WEF analysis can be downloaded by first registering at: http://www.epi.yale.edu
International surfing communities up in arms: “No nukes for Jeffrey's Bay, they warn…
The editor of Jeffrey’s Bay News writes that it is inexplicable for SA to steam so relentlessly ahead with its nuclear-plants plans, noting: …’As countries like Switzerland, Germany and Italy start moving away from nuclear energy, it is becoming increasingly difficult to understand why South Africa wants to invest over R 1-trillion in building a fleet of nuclear power plants. (Yet )in South Africa, we want to generate 20,000 megawatts of nuclear power through 6 nuclear power stations situated around the coastline.
Thyspunt, near Jeffreys Bay has been identified by Eskom as the preferred site for the first of these nuclear reactors, despite material flaws in the Impact Studies that will give community organisations more than enough ammunition to fight the proposed development in court for years to come.
Tourism remains one of the key economic drivers in the wider Jeffreys Bay region, and the international surf community have made their views known about a nuke that will have an impact on the world class surf breaks found in the bay. The Impact Studies actually admit that Seal Point will be affected by the dumping of thousands of tons of sand into the ocean during the construction phase.
No mention is made on how long it will take for the spoil to disperse either.
The stricken nuclear power plant Fukushima is still in a critical state, nearly a year after it melted down and started spewing radiocative waste into the atmosphere, causing a 30 km evacuation zone to be declared.
The plant started heating up again this week, causing fears that even more radiation will be released. The operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant has begun injecting more water into one of the reactors, after the core temperature rose above Japan’s safety limit.
South Africa cannot afford to put the lives of our citizens at potential risk, nor can we impact on our tourism industry which will be the life blood of Jeffreys Bay for decades to come. Neither can we afford the R 1 trillion to construct the nuclear power stations. This deal has the potential to make the arms deal look tame in comparision. Surely renewable energy is the only viable solution to South Africa’s future energy requirements?
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