Tuesday, 30 October 2007

'I pleaded for my life'

Pretoria businessman Andre Badenhorst has told how he pleaded for his life when robbers threatened to shoot him in the head. (Alet Pretorius, Beeld)

29/10/2007 23:10 - (SA)

Virginia Keppler, Beeld

Pretoria - "They wanted to shoot me in the head. I tried to ward them off with my hands and pleaded for my life."

André Badenhorst has described how he pleaded with two robbers who'd attacked him at his shop in Die Wilgers at about 10:00 on Saturday morning.

Shortly before the attack, an accomplice had posed as a client and bought cement from Badenhorst.

He said the robbers attacked just after his workers had gone off to deliver the cement at a house in Nellmapius, east of the city.

"They smashed my knees, broke my ribs and tied my hands with plastic ties," Badenhorst said.

"I was alone in the office when three men in a BMW stopped outside. The man who had ordered the cement stayed in the car while the other two came running in.

One of them had a big, thick stick in his hand and the other one had a pistol.

"They began hitting me and demanded money.

Offered to go to the bank

"I gave them R5 000 and they took my TV, my watch and all the other valuables they could lay their hands on.

"They threatened to kill me. I begged them not to take my life. I said we could even go to the bank so that I could give them more money," Badenhorst said.

He said while he was being beaten up, he kept thinking of his wife Ina, 51.

The robbers also wanted to steal Badenhorst's car, but they couldn't get it started. "So they fled with the car keys."

Badenhorst said his workers later told him that they'd seen the same BMW at the house where they went to deliver the cement.

"According to my workers, thee men jumped into the BMW just as they arrived at the house with the cement.

Plans to close business

"I told the police about it and even gave them the address, but up till now, they haven't been there," Badenhorst complained on Monday.

He plans to close his business, because he's afraid he might be attacked again.

"I've had several break-ins, but this was the last straw.

"This may have been my last chance to get out alive.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2211439,00.html

Man beaten to death for U-turn

30/10/2007 07:35 - (SA)

Sarie van Niekerk, Beeld

Delmas - A man who was allegedly beaten up badly by a group of policemen on Thursday night after making a U-turn on the N12 highway, died of his injuries two days later.

Koos Myburgh, 51, of Upington was allegedly assaulted at about 00:30 on Thursday night when between four and six policemen forced him to stop between the Groenfontein and Balmoral exits, on the section between Delmas and Ogies, after he had made a U-turn and driven his truck on the wrong side of the road.

His daughter Rina Kirsten of Bloemfontein said Myburgh told his wife Rina on Saturday about the incident, and said when he had been unable to stop the massive truck immediately after the police had ordered him to stop, they fired several shots at his vehicle.

He told his wife that as soon as he got out of the truck, the police started assaulting him, and they "didn't want to listen to reason".

In a lot of pain

Two bullet holes in the left door of the truck bore silent witness to the incident on Monday.

"My father said he was suffering from terrible pain. He said his ribs and his insides were hurting very badly."

"He said the doctor had given him painkillers and that he was going to shower and lie down. He was very confused and emotional. He was crying when he spoke to my mother and was very shocked about what had happened."

She said it was the last time that any of them had spoken to him.

They heard on Sunday morning that her father had died in his room in a guesthouse where he was staying until another driver from Upington could fetch him in Delmas to take him home.

Myburgh was en route to a farm near Delmas to collect a load of chicken manure.

A young man at the farm, who preferred not to be named, said Myburgh had said on Saturday morning that he'd unfortunately missed the turnoff to the farm, and wanted to make a U-turn.

"When he was here on Saturday morning he was tired, he complained of internal pain and said his left ribs were hurting badly."

"He was struggling to breathe. He said he had a terrible pain in his stomach. He was also vomiting. There were marks on his face. We took him to the doctor and the local hospital, where he was given painkillers and sent home. So we took him to the guesthouse."

The badly traumatised and emotional young man said when he went to the guesthouse at about 20:30, Myburgh was dead.

He had not touched two plates of food (breakfast and lunch) in his room.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2211518,00.html

Sunday, 28 October 2007

Springboks do Nelson Mandela Salute

Nelson Mandela and Joe Slovo

Nelson Mandela and comrades singing MK pledge to kill whites










Nelson Mandela and Moammar Qaddafi




Nelson Mandela and World Champion Springboks

Afrikaner-Israel sal nie werk met vreemde arbeid

Geskryf deur Attie Schutte

Saterdag, 27 Oktober 2007

Ek is nou wel nie ʼn filosoof nie, en my geloof sowel as die uitlewing van my kultuur en taal dalk nie wat dit behoort te wees nie. En tog is ek ook ʼn voorstander van die Afrikaner-kort-’n-Israel-gedagte. Die enigste rasionele rede wat ek hiervoor kan gee, is dat ek dit bloot geniet om saam met my eie mense te wees, hetsy sosiaal hetsy in ʼn werkopset; dit is natuurlik. Soos wat die Nuwe Suid-Afrika oor die volgende tien jaar verafrikaniseer gaan word en die ANC homself gaan ontbloot as net nog ʼn korrupte, swak Afrikaregering gaan die vraag wat in die komende paar jaar al hoe meer gevra gaan word nie wees, óf nie, maar hóé en wáár moet die “Israel” dan gestig word?

Sedert die dood van Dr HF Verwoerd het die Afrikaner nog nie werklik weer probeer om langtermynpolitiek aan te pak nie, Die meeste van die staat se rigting- en ideologiese veranderings was aan die hand van praktiese oorwegings en die werklikhede wat ons “nóú” in die gesig staar. Nie dat ek glo ons nie daartoe in staat is nie; dis net ʼn geval van samehorigheid wat ons nie kan bewerkstellig nie, en om dit te verkry moet mens eers ʼn werkbare plan hê.

As u my die geleentheid sal gee, wil ek bloot die elemente noem wat nodig is; die meeste hiervan ken u reeds – en daarvan is ek seker – hulle is al tot vervelens toe opgenoem, besing en bespot. In die eerste plek ʼn grondgebied waarin die Afrikaner die onweerlegbare meerderheid is en daar's hy! As dit maar so maklik was! Die probleem is natuurlik arbeid. Ons kan baie lank hieroor redekawel maar as die Afrikaner in so ʼn “Israel” nie sy eie arbeid kan verrig nie, gaan en sal dit nie werk nie. Die rede hiervoor is: jy gaan weereens met ʼn ideologie sit wat jy nie kan verdedig nie. Die ander lande wat wel van “nie-burgerarbeid” gebruik maak, word nou nie soos die bose ou Apartheid verdoem nie maar op die ou end koop hulle tog vir hulself ʼn Trojaanse perd. Of hoe meer suksesvol jy is, hoe groter bou daai digbewoonde volksvreemde buurtes reg om jou op; jy gee hom werk later begin hy sy eie besighede en skep werksgeleenthede vir net nog meer en dan as jy deur ʼn resessie gaan, kom die gevolge, ʼn inploffing van alles wat jy opgebou het. As ons more ʼn onafhanklike Afrikanervolkstaat uitroep en ʼn honderdduisend Afrikaners kom daarheen sal hulle net ʼn week later werksgeleenthede wil skep vir vyfhonderdduisend volksvreemdes.

Die winde van politieke verandering begin tans in Wes-Europa waai en ons huidige toestand moet vir hulle ʼn aanduiding wees van wat immigrasie oor die lang termyn ʼn volk kan aandoen. Die Afrikaner was nooit die enigste volk in die ou Transvaal en Vrystaatse republieke nie maar ons was ongetwyfeld teen die uitbreek van die Angelo-Boereoorlog die meerderheid in daardie republieke. In dié lig gesien, was ons as’t ware nie regs nie maar seker die mees progressiewe liberale volk ooit al het dit diskriminasie teen immigrante beteken.

So baie webblaaie en Afrikanerorganisasies probeer tans ʼn oplossing vir die Afrikaner en sy huidige lot bedink. As ons weer langtermynpolitiek as ʼn volk aandurf, asseblief, kom ons doen dit ordentlik en deursigtig. Ons hoef dit nie eens in ʼn enkele generasie af te handel nie. Vandag bly maar ʼn derde van alle Jode in die staat Israel; die ander dink die klimaat is te rof en die bure te onbeskof. ʼn Volk moet hom vestig waar dit eerstens moontlik is en tweedens moet hy dit dan ekonomies vir homself lewensvatbaar kan maak. Dit is in hierdie lig wat die meeste se planne platval en van alle organisasies is daar slegs een wat dit presies reg het: die Oraniabeweging.

Alle Afrikanersakemanne is dit eens as dit by die volkstaatgedagte kom: “die Afrikaner het net te veel belange in die res van die land”. Dit is dan hier waar ek gewoonlik begin verduidelik dat hulle die hele ding misverstaan. Ek wil nie hê hulle moet soontoe trek nie; ek wil hê hulle moet sterf! Stilte volg gewoonlik op dié standpunt maar dan luister hulle ten minste beter. Dit is nie vir jou nie, dit is ook nie werklik vir my nie, dit is om Afrikaners drie/vier generasies in die pad af ʼn kans te gee, om hulle te los met probleme waarvan ek net kan droom. Ek verwag van niemand om te trek wat nie wil trek nie; wat ek wel verwag is dat ons begin saamspan om werksgeleenthede en industrie te help skep vir dié wat wel wil gaan, en moenie ʼn fout maak nie: daar is baie. Die mees afskuwelike ding wat my pla is natuurlik dat dit die liberale Afrikaners is wat so negatief teenoor die gedagte is en nie swart Afrika nie. Dit is die liberale Afrikaner wat iemand wat daarheen trek radikaal noem; tog word iemand wat land-uit trek nie radikaal genoem nie. Hulle is dan verbaas as ʼn miljoen blankes binne tien jaar die land verlaat het, draai na hul “swart imperiale meesters” toe en dié verduidelik eenvoudig dat hulle net rassiste was. Die ergste van alles is dat party regses hulle veroordeel wanneer dit ongetwyfeld die enigste uitweg is.

Ek sal eerder deel wil wees van ʼn volk wat hardnekkig vir hom ʼn bestaan in die dorre Karoo uitkerf met sy eie arbeid as deel van ʼn volk wat vir sy eie waansin en luiheid betaal deur uit te sterf weens emigrasie of integrasie. Arbeid is en bly die sentrale punt by die skepping van ʼn volkstaat. Vir dié wat dink dat die skepping van so ʼn volkstaat tot geweld sal lei, kan ek net sê: As daar geweld gaan wees - waarvan ek natuurlik glad nie ʼn voorstander is nie - en as dit van die ander kant af kom, kan dit nie vermy word nie. Indien ons nie as ’n massa in ʼn volkstaat woon nie, sien ek nie ʼn oorwinning nie. Daar moet in gedagte gehou word dat die regerende party die een is wat met die weermag sit, dat dit ons is wat gehate is onder die ander volke en om dit alles te kroon bykans geen politieke mag het nie. Nee in ’n geweldsituasie voorspel ek bykans ons totale uitwissing; nóg die VSA, nóg die VN gaan hardloop om ons te red nie. Die feit dat ons wel oor groot ekonomiese mag beskik, maak ons net nog ʼn aantrekliker teiken en die feit dat ons oor heelwat spesialiskennis beskik, maak die “African” naar. Wat klink tog soeter in die oor van die swartman as: dis die witman se skuld, dis apartheid se skuld?

Al was al die ander volke in die land ook blank sou ons nie kon oorleef nie; daar is nie ʼn enkele voorbeeld in die geskiedenisboeke van ʼn volk wat in diaspora sukses behaal het nie, Demografie is alles. Die swart volke in die land doen niks verkeerd nie; dis ons wat in ʼn onnatuurlike toestand leef. Daardie toestand gaan tot ʼn einde kom - op die een manier of die ander.

Dinge in die land is besig om in ʼn rigting te begin beweeg, almal weet dit. Ons fluister vir mekaar as die “ander” nie by is nie. Die retoriek wat die meeste na vore kom, is: “Dit gaan nog baie slegter gaan voor dit beter sal gaan”, maar hoeveel slegter wil ons hê moet dit gaan? Waar is die draaipunt soos ’n Angola, Zimbabwe, Mosambiek, Burundi, kies maar vir jou een? Nee wat, kom ons begin eenvoudig om ons ekonomiese mag te gebruik om Orania se behuising, industrieë, grondgebied en plase met volkseie arbeid uit te brei.

Oorsprong:PRAAG
http://www.praag.org/mambo/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1066&Itemid=45

Man in sy huis op hoenderplaas vermoor

Die agterdeur van die plaashuis, wat na die kombuis lei, waar mnr. Pieter Smit (29), 'n hoenderboer, gisteroggend koelbloedig vermoor is buite Polokwane (Pietersburg). Foto: Marietie Louw-Carstens

Oct 26 2007 08:37:59:430PM - (SA)

Marietie Louw-Carstens

Polokwane (Pietersburg). – “Oom, hulle het my pappa doodgeskiet.”

Dít was die woorde van ’n driejarige seuntjie kort nadat sy pa gister in die vroeë oggendure koelbloedig op ’n hoenderplaas buite dié stad in Limpopo doodgeskiet is.

Mnr. Pieter Smit (29), ’n kontrakteur wat op die D. Lund Farms Pty. (Ltd.)-hoenderplaas, sowat 15 km buite die stad, gewerk het, is in sy hart geskiet.

Hy is in die kombuis van sy plaashuis dood. Dié huis is op die Lund-landgoed.

Sy vrou, Natasha (29), is in haar regterbeen geskiet. Sy is sowat twee maande swanger met die egpaar se tweede kind. Die egpaar sou volgende Sondag hul agtste huweliksherdenking gevier het.

Mnr. André du Plessis, hoofbestuurder van Lund, het gisteroggend gesê almal is baie geskok oor wat gebeur het.

“Die seuntjie, Pieter, het vir my gesê: ‘Oom André, hulle het my pappa doodgeskiet’,” het Du Plessis gesê.

“Hy het sy pa aanbid.”

Mnr. Rassie Smit, broer van die oorledene, was gister nog baie geskok en woedend oor wat met sy broer gebeur het. “Hulle het gekom om my broer-hulle dood te maak.” Hy het gister hardop buite die plaashuis gehuil wanneer hy oor sy broer gepraat het.

Smit was gisteroggend omstreeks 04:15 op pad werk toe, toe ’n groep van drie of vier mans hom buite die plaashuis oorval en terug in die huis gedwing het. Hulle het hom tot in die kombuis aan die agterkant van die huis gevat waar hulle hom koelbloedig doodgeskiet het.

Mev. Smit, wat toe in Pieter jr. se kamer was, het op die rowers geskiet toe hulle daarna verby dié kamer gekom het. Sy het van die aanvallers gewond. Koeëlgate en bloedspatsels was gister op die gangmure sigbaar.

Die aanvallers het gevlug.

Toe hulle aan die voorkant van die huis gekom het, het hulle deur die kamervenster, waar mev. Smit en haar seuntjie was, geskiet. Mev. Smit is toe in die been gewond. Pieter jr. het tydens die woeste skietery op sy bed agter ’n kas geskuil.

Mev. Smit het daarna haar swaer gebel en gesê daar is groot moeilikheid op die plaas.

“Hier is bloed, hier is bloed,” het sy aan mnr. Rassie Smit gesê.

Smit het nie geweet wat aangaan nie, maar het dadelik na sy broer se huis gery.

Op die grondpad wat na die huis lei, het hy sy broer se Toyota-bakkie van voor af sien kom.

Hy het egter aangehou ry tot by die plaashuis waar hy sy bebloede broer op die kombuisvloer aangetref het.

“As ek geweet het dit is die aanvallers by wie ek verby gery het . . . ”

Hy het mond-tot-mond asemhaling op sy broer toegepas, maar dié was reeds dood.

Mev. Smit is na die Limpopo-Medi-Clinic geneem waar sy vir die wond aan haar been behandel is.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2210097,00.html

White South Africa Responds To Anglo-American "War On Terrorism"

THE HNP (Herstigte Nasionale Party) has written a letter to the Ambassador of Great Britain, raising pertinent points regarding their nation’s support, both moral and material, for terrorists operating against South Africa over a long period. To the British Ambassador they wrote, “We, as representatives of the Afrikaner people, still cannot understand why your country harboured communist terrorists in London for over three decades ...“

Another letter to the United States Ambassador follows in full.

Dear Sir,

Re: Acts of terror against the American people.

We, the HNP, have publicly condemned the acts by terrorists on the WTC in New York, including the Pentagon, on Tuesday, September 11, as atrocious deeds, and we declared that this situation could have been prevented if action was taken against terrorism in the Western world on a more consistent basis since the 1970’s.

We have noted the reaction of the American politicians who are taking a strong stand against terrorism. As representatives of the Afrikaner people we know what you have to contend with, as we have experienced the onslaught of terrorist attacks on our country for three decades, since the beginning of the 1970’s.

We did, however, also experience America’s ambivalent attitude during the communist war that was waged against the RSA, and at times your active and direct political support for the ANC-SACP terrorist movement.

Communist war against order and civilisation

You will recall that the campaign of terror conducted by ZANU, ZAPU, SWAPO, and the ANC-SACP in Southern Africa (movements your government supported in many ways) were also backed by the Soviet Union, Cuba, Red China, and other communist countries, e.g. the DDR.

The aims of these terrorist movements were quite clear: to destroy law and order, and the basis of civilisation in Rhodesia, South West Africa and the Republic of South Africa [RSA]. The results are now clearly seen in Zimbabwe, where property rights are destroyed and the lives of white farmers are threatened on a daily basis.

Need we remind you that in South Africa, since the take over of the government by the ANC-SACP-COSATU alliance in 1994, 1100 farmers have been murdered in the most savage and brutal manner. This is an ongoing war against the Afrikaner people. While terrorism is being waged against the farmers in Southern Africa, what is your government’s position on this?

Your indifference now stands exposed, as you are reacting to your own situation and the US government is asking the world to support the US.

Communist goals

During the period 1970-1990 the US sided with terrorist movements that can only be described in the same terms you are using to characterise your enemies. ZANU, SWAPO and the ANC were operating from London and the United States as an “international force of terrorism”.

The aim of the communist program in Southern Africa was clear. In his book “The Three Faces of Revolution,” Dr. Fred Schwarz states this briefly: “Communist proposes a revolution to seize power. They believe this revolution will need to be violent in most cases . . .“(p39) In South Africa the communist programme led to savage deeds by the ANC-SACP such as necklacing (burning opponents to death).

The death toll in Black-on-Black violence in the period 1980-1996 in the province of Natal alone is estimated at 20,000. It clearly was a war of terror carried out by the very people you supported, not only a war against “apartheid” but certainly also a war against innocent Black people who opposed the communist movement.

In your support for the Black revolutionary movements in Southern Africa, you were prepared to portray these movements as “freedom fighters” - and you imposed sanctions and other punitive measures against our country to isolate the RSA, thereby directly contributing to the success of the revolutionary war pursued by the ANC-SACR

The American government and people probably need to be reminded that Nelson Mandela’s movement, the ANC-SACP and MK, planted bombs and landmines in restaurants, shopping centres, and public places in order to kill innocent citizens of this country. You turned a blind eye to this, and regularly condemned South Africa for taking tough measures against the terrorists, and for attacking bases in the countries who sheltered them.

You went further. The American government continued to put pressure on South Africa to negotiate with these terrorist movements, especially during the 1980’s and the early 1990’s, even though, in the words of Dr. Chester A Crocker: “A wholly new dimension was added when the Soviets and Cubans intervened militarily in 1975 to install a Marxist regime in Angola, and then developed close military ties with Mozambique, Zambia, and the anti-South African guerrilla movements SWAPO and the ANC”. See Dr. Crocker’s book, High Noon in Southern Africa, 1992, (p35).

While enforcing severe sanctions against South Africa, you increased your financial aid to countries such a Zimbabwe and Mozambique who harboured the terrorist movements against our country, and had meetings with terrorist leaders in Washington - e.g. Mr George Schultz’s meeting with Oliver Tambo on 28 January 1986. The stance you are taking now against international forces of terrorism and the measures your country has announced, fully justifies the actions South Africa took to protect itself against the onslaught of SWAPO and the ANC.

However in the light of our experience of US duplicity, we urgently request you to confirm that the United States is prepared to demonstrate a consistent attitude and policy, i.e. that you are consistent in your rejection of terrorism perpetrated against free peoples, and civilised societies, wherever that may occur.

A spokesperson of the US embassy in South Africa, Judy Moon, stated in an interview on E-TV on Thursday 13 September 2001, that “everyone has to work together to stop terrorism” and that nations and governments who harbour and assist these terrorists “should be isolated from the world community”.

Mr. Colin Powell also declared: “We [the US] will hold accountable any country who acts as hosts to these terrorists.” He said on CNN that the US is prepared to go after the perpetrators of terrorist deeds, not only those directed against the United States, but against civilisation, no matter where.

If this is indeed your intention, the Afrikaners of South Africa would like to know whether you are prepared to denounce the terror being perpetrated against farmers in Zimbabwe and South Africa.

To show its consistency the US government should state its official position with respect to the atrocious deeds of terror directed against the farmers of South Africa in which some 1100 farmers (and the members of their families) have died since 1994. These are unmistakable acts of terror directed against civilisation, by people who have clearly chosen the Boer farmers as their targets of preference.

We therefore demand:

• That the US government openly and unequivocally condemn the ongoing attacks on the farmers in South Africa as unacceptable deeds of terrorism;

• That the US government calls for the cessation of the infamous policy adopted by the ANC/SACP regime on so-called “land reform”, as this policy only serves to encourage the terrorists to attack white farmers in South Africa;

• That the US government explicitly repudiate the editorial published in the New York Times on March 31, 2001, in which it was openly suggested that the attacks on the farmers in South Africa were justified, because of the treatment received by black workers on these farms - as such false propaganda can only encourage acts of violence and terror against the white farmers and their families in South Africa.

If the United States government wants to be seen as a credible force against terrorism in the world, and as a nation who is prepared to stand for civilised values, your position on the above demands should be urgently clarified.

We await your answer.

L.J. van der Schyff

(Courtesy ‘Trumpet Magazine’)

Source:The Ensign Message
http://www.ensignmessage.com/archives/SAresponse.html

South Africa: What Future Is There For Whites And Other Minorities?

Mike Smith - 7/15/2007

What future is there for whites and other minorities in South Africa? It is not just whites who will disappear under the ANC/Communist rule, but all minorities - Coloureds, Indians and smaller black tribes.

I decided to take stock and maybe come up with a solution or a rescue plan to save the whites of South Africa. My approach will be two fold. First, we will look at the current path we are on and secondly, what path we should be on.

The path we are on

In my mind it is clear and there is no doubt that if we carry on the way we do at the moment, the Republic of South Africa will be heading down the same road as Zimbabwe. In a few years from now, we will be just as desperate and destitute as the people of Zimbabwe are now.

Some people may disagree with this. The liberals have faith in the blacks - they believe that blacks need some guidance and training to turn South Africa around. The Left wants to look at Botswana as an example. The Liberals think there is a future for South Africa and …for Africa. These same liberals believe that South Africa is a "Young Democracy", give it time, and all will be right in the end.

Now I have traveled extensively in my life, especially into Africa and I am not a naïve Liberal. I am also not easily convinced by the politically-correct ideology.

On the other end we have the Conservatives and Right-wingers. They are usually just as naïve, if not worse. They try to convince me that a new version of General Koos de la Rey will rise up to lead the Afrikaners to restore South Africa to its former state; the way it was prior to the "Great Afrikaner Betrayal" of 1994, when the known as "The New South Africa" came into existence under Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.

These poor deluded souls read the prophecies of Nicholas (Siener) van Rensburg, as an appendix to the Revelations of St. John in The Bible. Some see it as even more accurate than The Bible. After a few drinks they sing "Die Stem" and "De la Rey, De la Rey". Then they talk about the braai, trying to convince their mates about how to solve all the "problems" in South Africa.

The "problems" they solved are normally listed as:

Too many Blacks

Whites can’t stand together

Whites don’t have any good leaders

The youth is useless

After enough talking they go and sleep it off just to wake up the next day wading through the nebula of a bad hangover trying to find their trousers. Welcome to reality!

The reality in South Africa, let's take stock

South Africa is run by a Marxist regime. They are hell bent on having major black tribes dominating politics and the economy, and will not stop until they have achieved their goals. It is the same thing every other African country has tried to achieve. The inevitable result is:

Total destruction of the economy

Total destruction of food production

Famine

Total destruction and collapse of infrastructure

Substandard education

The eradication of all possible resistance, whites and other minorities through forced emigration, famine or genocide.

A pure Communist state

Zimbabwe-style Communist dictatorship is what the ANC is planning long-term for South Africa. Whether you think it is stupid is totally irrelevant to them. The aim is to stay in power forever. They do not care what they destroy or how many people they brutally kill in the process.

Now some deluded artists like Steve Hofmeyer, et al reckons, "No way!" or "Over my dead body".

Well Steve, I have news for you - that is exactly what is going to happen. They are going to take your beloved Pretoria and your beloved Loftus Rugby Stadium and destroy it. They are going to kill your children, rape and kill your wife in front of you and then hack you to death with machetes. Just like everywhere else in Africa!

This is what's going to happen to every single white family, liberal or conservative, who will not leave the country. They can deny, but deep down, they know it is the truth. They just don’t want to admit it to themselves, because it is just too horrible to imagine.

I am a realist and I speak the truth. Denial of the truth does not make the truth any less accurate. It remains the truth. Twenty or thirty years from now there will not be a single white person left in South Africa. They will all have either immigrated or been killed in a Rwanda-style genocide.

Now some will say, "The West will never allow it; they will send troops and rescue us. They will give us asylum". Yes, keep telling yourselves that. When Mugabe drove out 60,000 white farmers, Britain wouldn’t allow them in. Which country wants 60,000 asylum seekers on their doorstep? No one! Now tell me, which country is going to take in four million whites?

The solution

There is, however a solution. One can listen to it or discard it as unachievable, but if you do not qualify for immigration and if you are serious about remaining and surviving in South Africa, you may have no choice. General De La Rey will come back. The Boer will again have Generals and heroes, but there are a few things we must do first.

War goes through a process. First, the civilians need to want the war. That want must be strong enough for the Civilian leaders to act on it. The civilian government then instructs the generals to go to war. Generals are only assistants of the civilian government. Once the General starts the fight, civilian government must stay out of it.

We need to acknowledge reality. AIDS is not going to kill all the blacks and we will never outnumber them. Apartheid South Africa is gone. We will never get it back. The Boer Republics are gone and not going to be restored. The West is not going to help us in genocide; if anything they will side with the blacks and say that we deserved it.

Militarily if you are outnumbered you should defend and fight with your back to the wall. Siege warfare is the most difficult of all for the attackers and should only be used as a last resort. Siege warfare causes the enemy will take many casualties and still not win.

Now start thinking about Bloodriver - classic example of a concentration of numbers and siege warfare. Whether it is political or military warfare, concentration of numbers is your only way to success if you are under siege. Terrain also plays a big role in siege warfare.

So what do we need to do? White people need to start a "New Great Trek". We need to trek back to the Cape. Why the Cape?

First, the Blacks have no historical claim to the Cape. The Hotentots who were the original inhabitants, died out from smallpox in the eighteenth century. Current coloureds are mixed from Malaysians, Indonesians, Whites and Hottentots.

Second, the mountainous terrain makes access difficult. Access on a military scale (tanks, trucks, etc) is only possible through a few mountain passes and back roads. The passes and bridges can be blown up to control access. If it ever comes to a war, that is what we will have to do to defend.

Third, the Cape has two major harbours, Cape Town and Saldanha. The Cape is militarily strategic and very important to the Western World, so they might assist us. Further, the Cape has fertile soil and lots of water. So we will have plenty of food.

Some may argue that the Cape has no minerals, and all the gold and diamonds are up north. People won't just leave their houses en masse and look for jobs in the other part of the country.

Those are all true, but let us think it through. The problem is people's fear of the unknown. Let's look at the original "Great Trek" of our ancestors, including the English who trekked with the Dutch (it's a myth that it was only the Dutch who trekked).

Our ancestors faced dangers and unknowns worse than we ever would. They faced no infrastructure, lots of dangerous natives, wild animals, and little medicine. The only available good had to be hunted for. Our situation is a lot better than theirs, but we still don't want to trek. Why?

It is because we are "materialistic and cultural clingers". We cling to our houses in Waterkloof Ridge and Sandton, we cling to Loftus and the Voortrekker Monument. We cling to the names of Pretoria and Potchefstroom. We cling to the statue of Paul Kruger. We cling to our way of life and that is going to be our downfall. We need to learn to let go. Yes, it may be seen by some as admitting defeat for a proud people, but it will not be a real defeat. Letting go and trekking back to the Cape is a strategic withdrawal, not defeat. If you are not willing to do that, then things are not bad enough for you yet.

Forget Loftus; we will build a new Loftus in the Cape. Forget the Voortrekker monument; we will build a grander one! Forget that nice house in Sandton, we will build better ones in the Cape. Forget about what political party you vote for in Gauteng, it's useless anyway, and you canvote for them down in the Cape, if you so choose. Let go of your farm; it's lost! We will "Saam Farm" in the Cape on Kibutzes. Forget the gold and diamonds. Without the whites, the blacks will never get it out the ground anyway. We will start new "Gold Mines" in the Cape in the form of tourism and businesses.

White people of the north, our future is in the "New Great Trek" back to the Cape. It's either staying here in Transvaal and Freestate to get exterminated, or we trek back. Most of us (95%) can't immigrate, but we can make it work in the Cape. You know why? Because we are white! Not only are we going to make it work, but we are going to prosper! We and whites from the Cape can create funds to help people relocate. Whites in the Cape can help with temporary accommodation. We can stay by family or friends. We must just be prepared to take the step. We need to help each other. Once we have numerical superiority in the Cape and Political power, we declare our independence. Furthermore, we need to be prepared to defend the Cape with our lives because the ANC are not going to let us have it without a fight and it will be our last stand on this continent. We also need to ally with the coloureds because they are next in the extermination queue. Forget about the pedantics of politics. This is about survival.

It would be a new Boer South Africa, maybe much smaller, but safer and sustainable. At least we will be safe and free from ANC oppression. In our new South Africa, we will not have Affirmative Action or Black Economic Empowerment. We will have a proper police force, a functioning justice system, politicians that can govern properly without corruption and the death penalty for seriously violent crimes. We will have proper schools with mother tongue education, proper universities that actually teach, neighbourhoods where our kids can play without fear of crime, and farms where we can grow beautiful crops without the fear of being attacked.

What is it going to take to get our wheels rolling South? It took a genocide of 6 million Jews to get them to create the state of Israel. But we don't have 6 million people! Are we going to wait for our own holocaust before we begin the trek back? Time will tell.

Do not be afraid of the numerical difference we would face in a full blown war. Israel has only 6 million Jews and they are surrounded by 200 million hostile Arabs, yet they are holding out. Our ancestors were vastly outnumbered at Bloodriver and they survived. We held out against the Communists with only about 3,000 soldiers on the Angolan border, we can do it again. History is full of outnumbered armies who survived and defeated their aggressors.

Let us start finding solutions for the problems we face. Let us start identifying the leaders of our "New Great Trek". We need new Piet Retiefs, Andries Pretoriuses and Sarel Cilliers'. There is a lot to think about and plan. I do not have all the answers, but I have faith in my white brethren. I have been known to be a good listener too, so if anyone has any more suggestions; speak up. I am convinced that we can make a plan when we really have to. Let us get the proper planning in place so long.

General De la Rey and others will rise the day we need them the most!

Source:Global Politician
http://www.globalpolitician.com/articledes.asp?ID=3101&cid=8&sid=56

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Gardeners 'killed employer'

26/10/2007 21:25 - (SA)

Cape Town - The trial of two young gardeners who allegedly killed their female employer was postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Siboleke Viti, 22, and Mizwabatitu Tengane, 24, would appear in court again on December 13.

Prosecutor Thembeka Mbadu told the court that post mortem statements and the results of DNA tests were still outstanding.

Magistrate Jasthree Steyn turned down a request by defence attorney Vrouna Grootboom for the two to be held at the Bellville South police cells.

The magistrate said awaiting trial prisoners could not be accommodated in the relative comfort of police cells, and that the two men would be held in Pollsmoor Prison.

The pair was arrested in Queenstown on June 13, the day after Rene Vermeulen's battered body was found in a black refuse bag in her Maitland home.

Vermeulen lived with her mother, who said the two men had wanted to borrow money from her, and had followed her to an ATM.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2209939,00.html

‘Net beroemdes kry hulp ná kapings’

Emile Sonnekus (7), wat gister die tweede motorkaping in sy kort lewe beleef het. Hier sit hy met 'n prentjie van 'n polisiemotor wat hy ná die voorval geteken het. Foto: Deon Sonnekus

Oct 25 2007 08:57:43:570PM - (SA)

Annelene Moses

Hy is maar sewe jaar oud en het al sy tweede motorkaping beleef.

Emile Sonnekus en sy maatjie Luke (ook 7) is saam met Luke se ouers, mnr. en mev. Grant en Helen Murphy, voor sy ouerhuis deur drie gewapende mans aangeval.

Dit was ook die tweede kaping in twee weke voor dié huis in Malvern, aan die Oos-Rand.

Emile moes met sy gesig na onder op die grond lê terwyl die kapers sy horlosie, selfoon en beursie gevat het. Mnr. en mev. Murphy is aangerand.

Mnr. Murphy is met ’n vuurwapen oor die kop geslaan, terwyl mev. Murphy herhaaldelik in die gesig geskop is.

Sedertdien vra Emile die heeltyd sy pa, Deon: “Maak die baddies kinders ook seer?”. Hy is ook skrikkerig vir elke man met ’n pet omdat een van die kapers ’n pet gedra het.

Sonnekus het gesê hy het die blitspatrollie omstreeks 20:00 gebel. Hy moes glo hoor die polisie is besig om na 20 sake wat dié aand ingekom het, te kyk en dat die Cleveland-polisie net een voertuig het. Die polisie van Primrose het egter om 21:35 op die toneel aangekom nadat die Murphys al mediese hulp gaan soek het.

“Ek is regtig ontstig, vies en kwaad. As ’n mens nie rich en famous is soos in die Lucky Dube-saak nie, kan mens nie gehelp word nie. Die persoon aan die ander kant van die telefoon was ook nie seker of dit ’n saak vir die Cleveland- of Primrose-polisie is nie. Hy was ’n absolute pateet.”

Sonnekus het uitgegaan omdat die Murphys die klokkie by die hek gelui het. Hulle wou Emile aflaai nadat hulle die seuntjies geneem het om by Bedford Centre te gaan fliek.

“Ek het gehoor hoe die kapers amper histeries op hulle gil en het in my spore omgedraai om die polisie te gaan bel. Ek het gevrees dat as ek uitgaan, ek die situasie net sal vererger.”

Die rowers het met die Murphys se BMW weggejaag voordat Sonnekus hulle in sy huis gehelp het.

“Daar het ’n hele bloedspoor vanaf die sypaadjie tot by my voordeur gelê.

“Helen moes steke kry en ek dink haar neus is gebreek. Dit was só wreed, hoe skop en slaan jy mense wat al op die grond lê?”

Emile het vier jaar gelede, toe hy net drie jaar oud was, ’n kapingsdrama saam sy broer Simon (nou 14), suster Heleen (nou 11) en hul au pair uit Amsterdam, voor hul hek beleef.

Twee weke gelede is mnr. Sassan Machhadi, ’n familielid, óók voor die hek gekaap.

Machhadi van Kaapstad, het vir ’n rukkie by die Sonnekus-gesin tuisgegaan terwyl hy werk in Johannesburg en Pretoria gedoen het.

“Hulle het hom met ’n pistool oor die kop geslaan en ’n gehuurde VW Polo, twee skootrekenaars en sy beursie gebuit. Ons hele straat is ontstig, hier ry gereeld vreemde motors op en af, op soek na ’n geleentheid om te kaap. Dis anargie wat hier heers.”

Kapt. Richard Zuma, polisiewoordvoerder, het die voorval bevestig. Zuma het gesê die Cleveland-polisiekantoor het drie voertuie nauurs beskikbaar, waarvan een vir bystand-doeleindes gehou word.

Source:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2209459,00.html

Emile, 7, is hijacked - again

26/10/2007 07:18 - (SA)

Annelene Moses, Beeld

Johannesburg - He's just seven years old - and he's already lived through two hijacking.

Emile Sonnekus and his friend Luke, also 7, were with Luke's parents, Grant and Helen Murphy, when three armed men attacked them in front of Emile's house.

It was also the second hijacking in a fortnight in front of the same house in Malvern, on the East Rand.

Emile had to lie on the ground, face down, while the hijackers took his watch, cellphone and purse. The adults were assaulted.

Grant was hit over the head with a firearm and Helen was repeatedly kicked in the face.

Since then Emile has anxiously been asking his father Deon: "Do the baddies also hurt children?" He's also jittery whenever he sees a man with a cap, because one of the hijackers was wearing a cap.

Deon Sonnekus said he'd phoned the flying squad at about 20:00

He was apparently told that the police were attending to 20 cases that had come in that evening, and that the Cleveland police only had one vehicle.

The Primrose police finally arrived at 21:35 when the Murphys had gone off to get medical attention.

"I'm feel upset, and angry. If you're not rich and famous, like in Lucky Dube's case, forget about being helped. The person who answered the phone also wasn't even sure if it was a case for Cleveland or the Primrose police. He was just pathetic."

Sonnekus went out when the Murphys buzzed him at the gate. They wanted to drop Emile off after having taken the boys to see a movie at the Bedford Centre.

"I heard the hijackers screaming at them nearly hysterically, and turned around in my tracks to go and phone the police. I was afraid that if I went out, I would only make matters worse."

The robbers drove off with the Murphy's BMW and Sonnekus helped them into his house.

"There was trail of blood from the pavement to my front door.

"Helen had to have stitches and thinks her nose is broken. It's so brutal, how can you kick and hit people who're already lying on the ground?"

Four years ago, when Emile was just three, he was in a hijacking drama in front of their gate with his brother Simon, now 14, his sister Heleen, now 11, and their Amsterdam au pair.

And just two weeks ago a family member, Sassan Machhadi was also hijacked in front of the same gate.

Machhadi, a Capetonian, lived with the Sonnekus family for a while, when he did some work in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

"They hit him over the head with a pistol, and made off with a VW Polo rental, two laptops and his wallet. Everyone in our street's upset, strange vehicles are forever cruising up and down here, looking for a hijacking opportunity. Anarchy rules."

Captain Richard Zuma confirmed the incident. He said Cleveland police station had three vehicles available after hours, of which one was kept on standby.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2209544,00.html

Thursday, 25 October 2007

'There is no God to help you'

Police stand with the 11 men arrested in connection with the attack. (Johann Hattingh, Beeld)

'There is no God to help you'

25/10/2007 09:49 - (SA)

Kim Snyders, Beeld

Cape Town - "Stop crying, because there is no fucking God who is going to help you."

These were the words a robber shouted at Sannie du Plessis, 65, in Afrikaans, after he tied up and shot and killed her husband, Mike, 70, in his shop on the farm Jagfontein outside Westonaria on the West Rand.

Thanks to the quick response of the police, 11 suspects were arrested about two hours after the shooting at a house in Ennerdale south of Johannesburg.

Du Plessis and his son-in-law, Jan Jonker, were overpowered at the shop next to his house at about 08:00 on Wednesday morning.

Pulled out guns

According to Jonker two of the suspects visited the shop the previous day requesting for a quotation for the business, Ash Valley Bricks.

"The men returned with building plans, but this time another man accompanied them. They pulled out their guns when they entered the shop," said a shocked Jonker.

The robbers tied up Du Plessis, Jonker and three workers who were outside, before searching the shop for money.

"They took the cash we had on us as well as our cellphones. When he (Du Plessis) told them there was no other money, they shot him."

Jonker was hit in the face with a gun and beaten and kicked all over his body.

Anette van Rensburg, Du Plessis's daughter, who lived in the house opposite the shop, became worried when nobody answered the telephones inside the shop.

'I'm gonna kill you'

"I had to make a few phone calls for my father and had to call him back. Nobody answered, so I called my mother to find out what was happening," said Van Rensburg.

"When I called again, the telephone went dead. I suspected it was a network problem, as there was no signal the previous day."

But the robbers had cut the telephone lines at her parents' home.

According to Mrs Du Plessis she went to the shop after her daughter's phone call. Three men jumped over the wall and grabbed her.

"Three of them grabbed me and tied my feet before dragging me towards the house. The skin came off of my back from the way they pulled me," she said.

"I called my husband and son-in-law, but thought they must already be dead. When I called again, I heard him (her husband), and then a shot rang out.

"One of them put a gun into my mouth and shouted: 'Shut up you bastard, I'm gonna kill you.' "

The domestic worker, Janet Kopane, who was inside the house, suspected something was wrong when the family's two boerboels started barking after the shot.

"She ran towards the alarm, but there were already men inside the house. They hit her in the face with the gun and kicked her between her legs," said Du Plessis.

According to Du Plessis, she was tied up inside the house along with Kopane and another worker. The robbers searched the house. The other worker crept towards her and cut her loose with a small knife.

Other stolen cars found too

The robbers left in a white Volvo, which they had apparently stolen in Honeydew, and the family's Nissan and Open Corsa bakkies.

Police spokesperson superintendent Lungelo Dlamini, said the Volvo was seen in Finetown, south of Johannesburg and the suspects were arrested. "This person took them to the house where they found 10 other people, among them the owner of the house, were arrested."

Besides the two bakkies, the police also confiscated three other stolen vehicles.

"We found six guns, seven cellphones and money we suspect had been stolen at the shop," he said.

The men will appear in the Vereeniging Magistrate's Court on charges of armed robbery, murder, the possession of suspected stolen property and the possession of illegal firearms on Friday.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2208718,00.html

Police nail killer gang

Nabbed: Police have arrested a ten-member gang believed to be behind the murder of a 70-year-old Johannesburg businessman. Photo: Matthews Baloyi, The Star

Police nail killer gang

Gill Gifford

October 25 2007 at 07:21AM

Ten armed men and a sangoma have been arrested after a 70-year-old man was shot dead in front of his family and staff, and his 65-year-old wife was attacked and threatened with death.

The gang members were arrested in a sangoma's house in Ennerdale, south of Joburg, on Wednesday while taking part in a ritual just hours after the attack.

The sangoma, also arrested, was allegedly sitting with the gang's guns and loot.

This followed a chase that started on Wednesday at a smallholding in Jagfontein near Randfontein, on the West Rand, where Mike du Plessis (70) was shot dead in front on his staff and son-in-law.

Du Plessis and his wife Sannie (65) lived on the plot, from which they sold bricks and sand.

The suspects had been there the day before to ask for a quote, and early on Wednesday they came back and held up Du Plessis, son-in-law Jan Jonker and five of their office staff. They demanded money.

Meanwhile, Sannie du Plessis, who was in the main house, decided to see what was happening after her daughter called to ask why the office landline or cellphones were not being answered.

"I went down and saw a man with a gun jumping the fence. I screamed and he fired a shot, which scared off the dogs," she said.

"Then suddenly there were three of them. They tied me up and started dragging me across the yard.

"I started praying and one of them said 'Why are you praying? There's no God who will help you.'

"He hit me in the face with his gun.

"Then one of them put his gun in my mouth and said 'I'm going to kill you'.

"I can't describe what was going through my mind.

"I called to my husband and I heard him, and so I called again - and that's when I heard the shot," Sannie said.

In the office, the other armed thugs had ripped out phone cables, grabbed cellphones and demanded money.

Unable to find much, they demanded more. Du Plessis told them he had no more money.

"And so they shot him in the head. I was with him when he died," said Jonker.

The robbers ransacked the office and the house, where they assaulted domestic worker Jeanette Kupane, who they caught trying to hit the alarm.

They beat her up, shoved grass in her mouth and threw her in the dog kennel before leaving in two cars of their own and two bakkies which belonged to Du Plessis.

Relatives of the murdered man, who live nearby, heard what had happened and several started driving around the area hoping to catch the gang.

One of them called Inspector Ewald Matthee, who is based in Soweto and distantly related to the Du Plessis family.

He was running late and on his way to a course. However, he coincidentally spotted one of the stolen bakkies near Ennerdale.

Gauteng police spokesperson Superintendent Lungelo Dlamini said Matthee stopped the driver, who was alone, and he took police to the rest of his group.

When police arrested the gang at the sangoma's house in Ennerdale, they were involved in some kind of ceremony.

"She was in the corner of the room with the guns and money, they were busy with some kind of ritual," said one detective.

Glass jars of herbs, a jackal skin, a book titled Magic and Your Fingerprints and a pile of gloves were found.

A framed certificate stating that the sangoma was "accepted by 20 Bantu herbalists as a member of the Bantu Muti Herbs of South Africa and is recognised professionally as a herbalist" in 1994 indicated that traditional medicine was practised in the house.

Dlamini said all 10 men and the sangoma were arrested. Six firearms were seized, along with the cash believed to have been taken from Du Plessis.

The two stolen bakkies were recovered as well as cars used by the suspects.

One of the vehicles was found to have been hijacked in Honeydew, north-west of Joburg, last month. The other was stolen in Sophiatown in April.


This article was originally published on page 1 of The Star on October 25, 2007

Source:IOL
http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20071025030432904C218777

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

64yr-old murdered in Pta

22/10/2007 09:18 - (SA)

Christopher de Wet, Beeld

Pretoria - A man who was described as "gentle" was murdered shortly before his 65th birthday after his nose and mouth were taped shut with masking tape, and he presumably suffocated.

The victim was 64-year-old Stephan Manthe, whose brother was shot and killed in a vehicle hijacking about two years ago.

Manthe died on his employer's smallholding at Kameeldrift, just outside Pretoria.

Mac McDougal, 39, who had been Manthe's friend for 20 years and his employer for the past two, said the murder had shaken him.

Robbers looked for money

McDougal, of Lynnwood Glen in Pretoria said he had opened the gates to the smallholding at about 07:00 on Saturday.

Manthe apparently knew that McDougal wanted to pick up things there.

It looked as if Manthe had been overpowered at the gate, assaulted and dragged across the premises.

It appeared that the robbers were searching for the tin moneybox that Manthe had in safekeeping, because the tin was gone.

There must have been between R10 000 and R20 000 in that tin, McDougal said.

McDougal, who owned the Fern Gold furniture company in Pretoria, found Manthe's body.

His nose and mouth were covered by masking tape. His hands were also tied behind his back.

"He looked bad. He had been badly assaulted and his head was covered in blue bruises," McDougal said.

"When the robbers found what they were looking for, they merely bound his mouth and nose with masking tape and left him to suffocate."

Inspector Paul Ramaloko said charges of murder and robbery were being investigated.

There had been no arrests as yet, but the police were reportedly following "strong leads".

McDougal's cousin, Ben van Heerden, 44, said Manthe would have turned 65 on October 26.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,9745,2-7-1442_2206382,00.html

'I feel angry and unsafe'

22/10/2007 09:18 - (SA)

Loraine Kalp

Bloemfontein - A young mother thought only of her two children and how she wanted to live after being wounded during a hijacking.

"I'm angry and feel unsafe," said Adél Pieterse, 29, after being wounded by a suspected robber, who stole her car and everything inside it early on Sunday morning.

"Somebody, I don't know who, should do something. This cannot go on."

According to Pieterse she and her aunt, Heleen van Zyl, 47, attended a party at a friend's townhouse.

In stable condition

From the townhouse they left for her aunt's flat in the city, where she stopped her BMW in front of the block of flats in Douglas Street.

Van Zyl got out to open the garage door of the block of flats.

"An unknown man appeared out of the blue and put a gun to her head."

Pieterse said she tried to get his attention and for him to move the gun from Van Zyl's head by revving the car.

The robber pointed his gun at her and told her to get out.

She said she tried to pick up her handbag while getting out, but before she could properly open the door, he shot her through the closed window.

She said at that moment she was not thinking about what they were taking from her, but only hoped to live.

The robber opened the door and pulled her from the car.

There was blood everywhere and Van Zyl walked around the car to help her.

Another man appeared and the two left with her car.

According to Pieterse, residents of the flats rushed to their assistance and took her to their flat.

"I don't know who they were, but they called for help," said Pieterse.

"I just thought about my two daughters, Bianca, 7, and Anél, 5. They are still so young."

She said she was glad they were not with her, because they would have been hurt.

She was taken to Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein, where she is in a stable condition.

Pieterse, an administrative official of the Ocean Basket group in the city, was concerned about not being able to move her right hand, which she uses when writing.

"I don't know how I'll be able to do my work," she said while trying to move her fingers.

According to police spokesperson captain Magda Muller the car was later found in the Mangaung area by members of the Kagisanong police station.

Charges of hijacking and attempted murder are being investigated.

Nobody has been arrested yet.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,9745,2-7-1442_2206656,00.html

Friday, 19 October 2007

Neighbour fights off robbers

19/10/2007 07:24 - (SA)

Dries Liebenberg, Beeld

Durban - A heroic neighbour has saved a northern KwaZulu-Natal family from possible torture after six robbers burst into their home.

The man, whose name may not be mentioned because "his elderly mother would be worried to death about him", shot and killed one of the robbers and may have wounded another in a gunbattle at the home of Karel and Jenine du Plessis of the farm Vaalbank near Hlobane in the Vryheid district.

The man and his wife sped to their neighbour's farm after Jenine had phoned them on a cellphone that she'd hidden under her crying baby son, four-month-old Theuns.

Wearing security guard uniforms

A friend, Dominee Floris Vercuil, said when they heard the baby crying and noises in the background, they'd put two-and-two together.

Karel and Jenine were attacked in their rented home at about 20:00 after spending the day at the nearby Paris dam.

The robbers, who were wearing security guard uniforms and were armed with a shotgun, among other things, burst in through the kitchen door.

During the robbery Karel was tied up and had his ankle broken with the butt of the shotgun, while his baby son was slapped for crying, Vercuil said.

The robbers had plugged in an electric iron, presumably to torture the couple.

After the neighbour and his wife arrived at the Du Plessis' home, he crept closer in the dark to surprise the robbers.

Later collected their dead friend

When the robbers saw him, they fired a round of buckshot and he was wounded in his buttock and back.

Vercuil said there was an exchange of fire and a bullet got stuck in his pistol.

While he was prying it out with his nail, one of the robbers came out of the house.

The man shot and killed the robber a few metres from him.

The robbers fled after another exchange of gunfire, but they returned later to collect their dead friend once the Du Plessis couple and their neighbours had gone off to Hlobane to get help.

Both the vehicles owned by the Du Plessis couple were on the lawn in front of their house, piled high with the robbers' loot when the neighbour arrived.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2205010,00.html

Crime-hit suburb puts up barriers

Graeme Hosken

October 19 2007 at 09:27AM

Fed up with crime, residents in Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria are taking no more chances. Oil drums line the roads leading in to the suburb to stop vehicles while security guards carrying two-way radios check the credentials of their occupants before they are allowed in.

"This is the final frontier. If we do not do this, more blood is going to be spilt," said community leader Dr Kevin Gast after armed thugs killed three people, seriously injured a three-year-old toddler and looted the homes of four residents - all during a four-day crime wave.

The barricades were erected as police on Thursday arrested two men wanted in connection with murder, rape and house robbery.

Inspector Klaas van der Kooi said flying squad members were patrolling Lynnwood when they arrested the men and seized an unlicensed Z88 pistol and two cars.

Police have arrested two men for murder, rape and robbery

The "checkpoints" have followed the torture, rape and murder of Cathy Odendaal (51) whose naked and battered body was found on Tuesday in herFarnham Street home.

Before her murder gunmen held up Farnham Street resident Musa Ebrahim on Saturday and shot his domestic worker's three-year-old toddler before fleeing with laptop computes and cellphones.

Only hours earlier, a Lynnwood Manor gardener was shot dead on the corner of Lynnwood Road and Camelia Streets and a resident gunned down in his Camelia Street driveway.

And only days before that, Gudrun Graf and Anna Pretorius were attacked in their Priory Street complex by men armed with a crowbar.

In August, musician Francois Viljoen (25) was killed at his home in Glenwood Street and Dawn Street resident Cilliers Snyman (68) was shot dead. Frans Jacobs was seriously injured in his Old Fort home.

Residents were in a heated stand-off with the Tshwane Metro Police

Gast and Lynnwood Manor residents were on Thursday involved in a heated stand-off with the Tshwane Metro Police who tried to remove the barricades. Gast has vowed that the barriers will not come down until the Tshwane Metro Council "guarantees" the safety of all residents.

"Until we know that blood will not be spilt and that the council will accept full responsibility for protecting our lives and property, these barriers will stay.

"We are tired of the murder and mayhem. We are telling the council that we are not going to wait another 10 years for it to deliberate on whether we can or cannot have a gated community," he said.

An urgent application has been made by the community to the Pretoria High Court to compel the council to allow them to "gate" their suburb.

Gast, referring to the makeshift access controls, said they were created "to stop the bloodshed".

"We are going to fight to keep them. We are doing whatever it takes to protect our lives and property. We have no other way of surviving."

He added that the barricades were not blockades but merely access control points. It was up to the guards to decide who entered the area.

"If a person does not have a disc then they will have to explain why they are there. If the guard is suspicious then the person will not be allowed in," he said.

The Freedom Front Plus, supporting the initiative, said it was encouraging Pretoria's residents to create security neighbourhoods to protect themselves - "with or without the approval of the Tshwane metro council".

FF+ councillor Conrad Beyers said: "The FF+ will assist communities with legal advice if the metro council wants to break down their security fences.

"From Lynnwood to Centurion, Eersterus to Mamelodi, there should be secure communities. Crime knows no colour and the moratorium on security neighbourhoods is a moratorium on the personal freedom and safety of all residents," Beyers added.

Metro police spokesperson Louise Brits said they were waiting to see legal documents before making decided whether the barricades would stay.


This article was originally published on page 4 of Pretoria News on October 19, 2007

Source:IOL
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20071019044012535C256429

Husband's agony far from home

Graeme Hosken

October 18 2007 at 11:24AM

"They are hurting her. They are hurting her." These were the anguished words a Pretoria man heard as his domestic worker described to him over her cellphone how his wife was being attack by armed thugs who had broken into their home in Lynnwood Manor.

Gideon Odendaal, who was in Cape Town on business, listened as Fransiena Majadibodu described the attack in a whisper while hiding under a bed.

The men - three of whom were arrested within hours of allegedly torturing, sexually assaulting and killing Cathy Odendaal on Tuesday - are believed to have overpowered Odendaal while she was walking through the garden of her home in Farnham Road.

It is believed the men may be linked to a spate of house attacks in the area, including the shooting of the three-year-old child of Musa Ebrahim's domestic worker during an attack on his home, also in Farnham Road, on Sunday.

'She kept saying that Cathy was calling for help'

It is believed that Odendaal, who ran a raw material trading business, surprised the men when she returned after going shopping.

They overpowered her as she tried to run into the house.

It is believed she was killed when, after being tortured and left for dead, she managed to press a panic button.

The security company then called Gideon to inquire if the family was all right.

He frantically called their home and her cellphone.

'I did not how I could help my wife'

He then called Majadibodu. Whispering, she told him how she was hiding under the bed and there were men in the house attacking his wife.

"She kept saying that Cathy was calling for help.

"She kept saying: 'She is crying, she is crying.' She said Cathy was calling her and that her killers were hurting her.

"She kept saying: 'They are hurting her, they are hurting her, they are hurting her,'" he said.

He called the police, his security company and the neighbourhood watch.

"I did not know what to do. I did not how I could help my wife. I did not know what was happening to her.

"All I wanted to do was protect her," he said.

He said it was clear from the state the property was in that his wife had put up a fight.

Her body was found in a washroom.

"It is terrible. I do not want to know what she went through. I cannot bear to go inside.

"My wife is dead. What am I going to do? What am I going to do now?" he asked, adding that their children no longer wanted to live in the house.

"We cannot bear to be in the house. It is just too awful," he said.

He said it was not known how the killers got into the house.

"There is no sign of forced entry. It is a complete mystery."

Police spokesperson Inspector Paul Ramaloko said that three people who had been arrested in connection with Odendaal's murder, would appear in court soon.

He said a gun as well as jewellery believed to belong to Odendaal had been recovered.

Commenting on the Ebrahim family attack, Captain Lucas Sithole said two men had held up the homeowner and guests.

During the attack a shot was fired, hitting the child.

"The suspects, who have not been arrested, escaped with one laptop and five cellphones," Sithole said.

This article was originally published on page 3 of Pretoria News on October 18, 2007

Source:IOL
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20071018043331849C630862

Thursday, 18 October 2007

'They're busy hurting her...'

17/10/2007 23:15 - (SA)

Hilda Fourie, Beeld

Pretoria - A security company called Gideon Odendaal of Pretoria at 16:39 on Tuesday afternoon to inform him that there were problems at his home in Lynnwood Manor.

Odendaal, who was in the Western Cape, phoned home but nobody answered. He then tried to call his wife Kathy's cellphone number, but she didn't answer.

The domestic worker eventually answered her cellphone and all she was able to say was "They're busy hurting her."

Soon after that, Kathy Odendaal, 51, was murdered in her house in Farnham Street by armed attackers who had first raped her.

Lynnwood residents 'upset'

She was also assaulted and robbed.

Gideon Odendaal took the first available flight home.

Members of the police forensics unit were fine-combing the Odendaal home on Wednesday morning for leads.

While the police were conducting their search, Marlize Odendaal, the victim's daughter, arrived at the house.

She was in the Kruger National Park when her mother was murdered.

Marlize sat on the pavement outside and just stared at the house.

"It's terrible, what happened to my mother," she said.

Odendaal said Lynnwood had been hit by a recent crime wave, and the residents were furious.

Their anger had been fuelled by a Tshwane metro council decision a while back, turning down their request to become a gated community.

Odendaal said people were living in fear in their own homes.

"The council said our application to become a security neighbourhood, was apartheid.

"It has nothing to do with white or black. It's about our safety.

Odendaal said the residents were preparing a court case against the council.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2204230,00.html

Robber: I'll get help

18/10/2007 08:39 - (SA)

Hilda Fourie, Beeld

Pretoria - Armed robbers shot an estate agent in Chantelle, north of Pretoria, after she threw a cereal bowl at them.

Sanet Oosthuizen, 45, found herself looking down the barrel of a gun when she arrived home at 07:00 on Monday morning, after dropping off her children, Jolene 12, and Thysie, 10, at school.

Her eldest daughter Jacqueline, 20, was still sleeping when two robbers apparently broke into their home through a window.

"Suddenly the door opened and there was a man, pointing his pistol at me," Jacqueline said.

"He told me to get up. I slipped my cellphone, which was under my pillow, into my pants."

Another robber entered carrying a knife, and they pulled her out of the room. They were at the stairs, going to the ground floor, when her mother arrived home.

One of the robbers restrained Jaqueline, while the other went down to wait for Sanet.

"I think the robber was more scared than me. He kept saying 'Don't worry, keep quiet, then I won't hurt you.'"

"My mom had brought my sister's cereal bowl from the car. When she saw me and the robber at the stairs and the other one in front of her, she threw the bowl at him."

"She turned around and crossed her arms over her chest. That's when the robber shot her."

Oosthuizen was shot in the back. The bullet passed right through her, and hit her right middle finger.

The robbers jumped into her Ford Ranger, crashed into the garage door and sped off. One apparently said, "Don't worry, I'll call an ambulance."

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2204254,00.html

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

'Is my mom OK?!'

16/10/2007 23:11 - (SA)

Hilda Fourie, Beeld

Pretoria - A woman in Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria, was assaulted, robbed, raped and shot dead in her home on Tuesday afternoon, just a few houses away from where a three-year-old girl was shot in the back in a robbery on Saturday night.

Inspector Paul Ramaloko said an unknown number of men had entered the house at about 17:00.

The woman, who was in her early 40s, was assaulted, robbed of personal items including money and jewellery, then raped and shot in the upper body.

Ramaloko could not say for sure how the robbers had entered the premises.

Son arrived on the scene

Beeld heard that the domestic worker was having a shower at the time of the attack.

She had apparently heard screams, but had not paid any attention to them.

When the domestic worker walked into the house she found the woman lying naked on her back in the laundry.

Her head was covered in blood.

The domestic worker called the police.

Nick Dollman, Netcare 911 spokesperson, said the woman was declared dead at the scene.

Ramaloko said two suspects had been arrested near the house after the attack.

The one suspect had a firearm and the other was caught with some of the woman's jewellery in his possession.

The woman's son arrived on his scooter at his mother's home, at about 20:00 on Tuesday night.

He had not yet been informed of the attack.

"What's going on here? Is everything all right? Is my mom OK? Tell me, tell me?!" he wanted to know.

When a policeman told him that his mother had died, he burst into tears and cried in the policeman's arms.

Beeld heard that the woman's husband was in Cape Town. Her daughter had not yet been informed of her mother's death.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2203423,00.htm

Woman killed at home in broad daylight

Graeme Hosken

October 17 2007 at 07:24AM

A woman was killed in broad daylight in Lynnwood Manor on Tuesday after she stumbled on a gang of armed men ransacking her house.

Cathy Odendaal was apparently tortured, sexually assaulted and then murdered by the four-man gang who have been terrorising the suburb.

But in an unusual mobilisation of forces on Tuesday night, members of the community, along with a group of construction workers from Mamelodi, rallied together to hunt down the alleged culprits.

Two men who were found in possession of an unlicensed handgun and jewellery belonging to Odendaal were arrested - one of them, who was wearing a Springbok jersey, was seriously hurt after being subdued by the workers.

'If only we could have done something to save her'

The men broke into the Farnham Street home while Odendaal's domestic worker Francia Majadibodu was taking a shower.

Odendaal was out shopping at the time.

The attack comes less than 72 hours after a gang of robbers shot and critically injured the three-year-old daughter of Musa Ebrahim's domestic worker in an attack on his home - also in Farnham Street.

Odendaal is believed to have been attacked by her killers, who were armed with an assortment of weapons, including a screwdriver, when she surprised them as they were ransacking her home.

The men are believed to have tortured her before sexually assaulting her.

Neighbours and police said it seemed as if the attackers were fleeing through the garden when Odendaal, who had been left for dead, managed to raise the alarm.

This apparently prompted her attackers to return.

It seems they then killed Odendaal. Police at the scene could not say whether she had been shot or stabbed.

Majadibodu discovered Odendaal's body lying sprawled in a outside room near the kitchen.

Screaming for help, she stopped a passing Lynnwood Ridge Community Policing Forum member who raised the alarm.

Residents drove through Lynnwood Manor looking for the suspects. One of the alleged attackers was caught climbing over another Farnham Street house garden wall while the second was caught when the construction workers spotted him trying to rob another woman at a bus stop.

Construction worker Vusi Sithole, who was driving with his brother Johannes and neighbour Colbert Novela, said that as they drove towards Mamelodi they spotted a man holding a woman around the throat. He was wearing a Springbok jersey.

"As we stopped he screamed at us to 'voertsek' and then ran off."

Chasing after him, the three escaped with their lives after the man, who had hidden behind a clump of bushes in Cedar Street, leapt at their truck, pushed a gun into the driving compartment and opened fire.

Novela had a spade with him and managed to push the spade against the gun, deflecting the bullet.

The three men pushing the man from the truck and attacked him with the spade and a rock, overpowering him before stopping a passing police patrol.

Vusi Sithole said that when the man attacked them and began shooting he thought he was going to die.

"If it had not been for Colbert we would be dead," he said.

Sithole burst into tears on hearing of Odendaal's murder.

"If only we could have done something to save her. I wish we could have caught the man before he killed that lady," he said.

Police spokesperson Inspector Paul Ramaloko confirmed that Odendaal had apparently been tortured before being murdered

He said that police were also investigating whether Odendaal had been raped or sexually assaulted.

"Two men have been arrested and charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. They will appear in court soon," he said.

He appealed to anyone who had information on the whereabouts of the other two suspects to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

This article was originally published on page 1 of Pretoria News on October 17, 2007

Source:IOL
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20071017061630495C448005

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

'We'll rape your wife'

Morne van Wyk and Sune recall how they were attacked. (Alet Pretorius, Beeld)
15/10/2007 22:35 - (SA)

Hilda Fourie, Beeld

Pretoria - "Give me your gun or I'll rape your wife."

As former police spokesperson Morné van Wyk lay next to his wife Dalene on the floor of the entrance hall in their Garsfontein, Pretoria home, these words echoed in his ears.

Armed robbers struck at about 18:30 on Sunday, holding up and robbing the Van Wyks and their two children, Jacques, 11, and Suné, 7.

While the family lay on the floor with their hands bound with neckties, the robbers kicked them and called them names that Van Wyk didn't want to repeat.

Was denied gun licence

"One's training starts going through your head. Are you going to intervene and challenge or are you going to co-operate?

"You don't think of yourself, you think of your family. That's when you become humble, and start to beg and plead," Van Wyk said.

He was no longer a police officer, and now worked for a security company.

Jacques was asleep when the robbers stormed the Van Wyk home as he was resting ahead of the Rugby World Cup semi-final that was due to start later that evening.

Dalene Van Wyk and her daughter Suné were busy in the kitchen.

Morné said the dogs began to bark loudly.

When he went out of the back door to see what was wrong, he walked straight into a gun.

He and the two women in his life were then tied up with neckties and told to lie in the entrance hall.

Chased after them

The robbers went to wake up Jacques, got him out of bed and said he should show them where the safe was.

Van Wyk didn't have a firearm because his application was rejected about a year and a half ago.

"They (the officials who considered his application) said my motivation of self-defence was not sufficient."

The robbers ransacked the house within 12 minutes and got away in Dalene's Toyota Corolla.

Van Wyk chased after the robbers in his bakkie, following them to Nellmapius Street, east of Pretoria.

He lost them at one stage because he didn't have a firearm or a cellphone with him, and he didn't want to confront them.

Inspector Paul Ramaloko confirmed the incident. He said a case of armed robbery was being investigated.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2202748,00.html

Monday, 15 October 2007

Hoë maak moles by top-skool

SONJA CARSTENS

Dr. Pierre Edwards, gesiene hoof van die Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool, gesels vroeër openhartig met Rapport. Foto: Craig Nieuwenhuizen

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Affies-hoof praat eksklusief met Rapport oor hel ná klag van matriekseun

Pretoria

Een van die land se voorste Afrikaanse skole glo hy word deur die onderwysowerhede geteiken nadat ’n senior amptenaar by die skool opgedaag en buite haarself van woede vir die hoof geskreeu het “die skool behoort aan my” en die hoof moet maak soos sy sê.

Me. Jeannette Moema het dr. Pierre Edwards, hoof van die Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool in Pretoria, die afgelope week voor leerlinge “ ’n lafaard” en “ ’n leuenaar” genoem. Die byna histeriese Moema het ook op die grond gespoeg, gesê die koffie wat haar aangebied is, is vergiftig en ’n lid van die skool se beheerliggaam uit die pad gestamp.

“Help, help, ek word aangerand!”, het sy in ’n stadium geskreeu, waarna sy die polisie ontbied het.

Moema is ’n waarnemende distriksbestuurder van die Gautengse onderwysdepartement se Tshwane-suid-distrik. Sy het na die skool gegaan nadat die ouers van ’n leerling by haar gaan kla het oor tugstappe wat teen hul seun gedoen is.

Sy het herhaaldelik voor leerlinge gesê sy sal Edwards afdank as hy nie haar opdragte uitvoer nie.

Dit sou insluit dat hy moes toelaat dat Rick Horn (18), wat in ’n tugverhoor skuldig bevind is aan wangedrag nadat hy onder meer ’n onderwyseres seksueel geteister het, aan ’n tradisionele afsluitingsgeleentheid deelneem.

As deel van die seremonie moes hy toegelaat word om oor die skoolsaal se verhoog te stap.

Moema se eis in die teenwoordigheid van Horn se ouers was strydig met die pleitooreenkoms en straf waartoe hulle en hul prokureur vroeër by hul kind se tugverhoor ingestem het nadat oor sy dade getuig is.

Onderwysers en lede van die skool se beheerliggaam is nou nog oorbluf en woedend oor Moema se byna histeriese uitbarsting.

Mnr. Ben Laubscher, regsverteenwoordiger van die skool en ook ’n lid van die beheerliggaam, het aan Rapport gesê die beheerliggaam is “briesend” oor Moema se gedrag.

Volgens Laubscher het hulle uiters betroubare inligting gekry dat Moema vroeër op ’n vergadering met Horn se ouers beloof het om Edwards af te dank.

Volgens Laubscher het Moema die afgelope week ook:

geweier om lede van die beheerliggaam met die hand te groet en Sotho begin praat toe Laubscher hul saak wou stel;

geweier om ’n koppie koffie te aanvaar toe dit vir haar aangebied is en gesê sy is bang sy word vergiftig;

’n lid van die beheerliggaam uit die pad gestamp om in die skoolsaal in te kom. Toe hy haar voorkeer, het Moema vir hom geskreeu sy sal hom afdank.

Hy het geantwoord sy kan hom nie kan afdank nie omdat hy nie ’n onderwyser is nie. Hierop het Moema geskree: “Help, help, ek word aangerand!” en die polisie na die skool ontbied;

op die grond gespoeg terwyl lede van die beheerliggaam besig was om met haar te praat;

die mikrofoon buite die skoolsaal gegryp en vir leerlinge in Engels geskree “dit is my skool”;

só erg op een van die departement se ander amptenare geskree dat die vrou vir haar gesê het “moenie só met my praat nie, ek gaan dit nie daar laat nie”.

Agterna wou Moema by Edwards weet “watter soort Christen is jy as jy nie swart leerlinge in die kerk toelaat nie”.

Sy is toe daarop gewys dat die skool se swart leerlinge en hul ouers, asook Horn, die kerkdiens, wat deel van die plegtigheid vir die matrieks was, bygewoon het.

Sy het die lede van die beheerliggaam “boewe” genoem.

Volgens Laubscher het lede van die beheerliggam besluit om Moema te dagvaar oor haar beledigende aanmerkings.

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Onderwysersunie (SAOU) sal Moema ook namens Edwards weens laster dagvaar, ’n grieweprosedure teen haar by die departement instel en haar by die Suid-Afrikaanse Raad vir Opvoeders (Saro) verkla.

“Intussen word oorweeg om ’n klag van crimen injuria teen Moema by die polisie in te dien,” sê Laubscher.

Die beheerliggaam wil dringend met me. Naledi Pandor, minister van onderwys, en die Gautengse LUR oor die voorval vergader.

Me. Kate Bapela, woordvoerder van die LUR, sê dit is jammer dat die beheerliggaam en die SAOU namens Edwards besluit het om regstappe teen Moema te doen.

“Regstappe is nie nodig nie. Daar is interne prosedures wat gevolg kan word as hulle ongelukkig is oor die gebeure. Uiteindelik moet albei partye steeds saamwerk om die leeringe se belange te bevorder. Die verhouding kan deur bemiddeling herstel word. Daar moet iets wees wat intern gedoen kan word,” sê Bapela.

Oorsporing:News24
http://www.news24.com/Rapport/Nuus/0,,752-795_2197248,00.html

Shock over double murders

15/10/2007 09:52 - (SA)

Stephanie Saville

Pietermaritzburg - The community of Woodlands was reeling in horror on Sunday night after a double murder of two women, thought to be two separate botched hijackings, rocked the area.

Residents were numb with shock as word spread that one of the victims was ex-Witness photographer and crime reporter Elaine Anderson, 59, who was on her way to church at the time of the shooting.

Hundreds of residents and Anderson's friends and family gathered at the crime scene in Magnolia Road, some weeping, other staring blankly at Anderson's VW Polo, which crashed into a barrier after rolling down Hickory Road.

A large police contingent cordoned off a large area as forensic investigators sifted through evidence.

Piecing the scene together, police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Henry Budhram said that Anderson was on her way to the Old Apostolic Church on the corner of Hickory and Magnolia roads at about 19:30. In Hickory Road, she was approached by two people who fired a shot at her, hitting her in the side of her abdomen. Anderson's car rolled down the road across Magnolia and slammed into a barrier there. She died on the scene.

The hijackers then ran down an embankment into Otto's Bluff Road where they shot another woman motorist in the head. She lost control of her vehicle, which plunged down a steep embankment and came to rest above houses there.

Anderson's son Wesley told The Witness she is survived by her husband, Reginald, four children and 10 grandchildren. "I don't know what to say. This is so unexpected. We are in a state of shock." He said police came to his home to inform him of his mother's death.

Anderson's husband was at the crime scene but was later taken home, when he was overcome with grief. Some of the family were taken to see a local doctor for the shock they were suffering.

Wesley said Anderson had enjoyed her retirement and had been kept busy doing a lot of sewing with her spare time, between looking after grandchildren and pursuing photography.

'There is no law and order in this country'

Her brother, Ralph Kleynhans, expressed his grief and anger at Anderson's death. "There is no more law and order in this country. They are finishing us in our houses."

A neighbour, Marilyn Raymond, wiped away her tears as she described Anderson as a "caring mother, sister and friend" to the community.

"She was so helpful and cocooned us in her love. She was always there for us. There is a huge sense of shock. We won't accept this."

Other community members were quietly angry, some saying that street lighting in the area is insufficient, and that for the sake of safety, the street lights must be improved.

A neighbour who asked not to be named said that she heard the gunshots and then heard another neighbour calling her and her husband from outside.

"He warned us to keep an eye on our car, which was parked outside. We thought the shots came from someone fighting. I ran outside and then I saw Elaine's car. I looked inside and recognised her and then ran to call her family. We are always bragging that we feel so safe here."

It is believed that two young teenagers witnessed the incident, and they were questioned by police at the scene.

Police were unable to release the identity of the other woman killed in the incident.

Chris Botha of Netcare 911 said that paramedics tried to stabilise her but that she was critically injured. "They placed her on a ventilator and rushed her to St Anne's hospital but tragically she died soon after they arrived."

No arrests have yet been made.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2202048,00.html

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