Saturday, 30 August 2008

Ma, seun in mesaanval



Corne Bouwer is vyf keer in die gesig gesteek. Hy en sy ma was die slagoffers van 'n sinnelose aanval in hul huis in Alberton-Noord.

Lize-Mare Maritz

'n Ma en seun is verlede Donderdag grusaam met 'n mes aangerand in hul Alberton-Noord-huis.

Charmaine Bouwer (43) en haar seun, Corne (16) is die aand omstreeks 20:30 duer 'n rower oorval toe Charmaine 'n klop aan die deur gehoor en oopgemaak het, omdat sy gedink het die bure se seun wou rekenaarspeletjies kom speel.

Die rower het Charmaine oorrompel en met die mes begin steek. Charmaine, wat tydens die voorval nege keer met die mes gesteek is het beserings op haar lip, kop, nek, rug en arm. Die rower het ook die senings in haar ring- en middelvinger afgesny.

Volgens Lizette Noris, Charmaine se suster, het Corne sy ma se gille in die gang gehoor en gaan ondersoek instel, toe hy hom in die rower wat hy as lank en maer beskryf, vasloop.

Corne het teen die rower geveg en is in die proses vyf keer in sy gesig gesteek. Volgens Lizette het hy 'n winkelhaak-sny aan die bokant van sy kop, asook oop snye onder sy kakebeen.

"Corne het die paniekknoppie gedruk, waarna die rower met 'n selfoon gevlug het", se Lizette.

Charmaine en Corne is direk na die voorval met 'n ambulans na die Mulbarton Hospitaal geneem.

Die SAPD Alberton het die toneel besoek, maar kon weens Charmaine en Corne se fisiese en emosionele toestande nie 'n verklaring neem nie.
'n Verklaring sal binne die volgende week aan die polisie oorhandig word.

Charmaine is Saterdag uit die hospitaal ontslaan.

"Ek is net bly dat die Here ons 'n tweede kans gegee het", het Charmaine Maandag aan die REKORD gese.

Volgens Charmaine is hul emosioneel nog nie genees nie, veral nie na hul die eerste keer terug is huis toe nie, maar glo met tyd sal dit weer regkom.

Oorsprong:Alberton Record

Cops open fire on robbery victims

August 30 2008 at 09:37AM

By Shaun Smillie

A couple are fighting for their lives in hospital after being mown down in a hail of bullets in a police reaction that went horribly wrong.

The cops, responding to an emergency call about armed robbers in the couple's house in Meyersdal, Alberton, opened fire on the vehicle in which the husband and wife were travelling. The couple, who are in their 40s, were in the intensive care unit of Alberton's Union Hospital last night.

The robbers got away, but not before gang-raping the couple's daughter.

On Friday, the parents' bullet-riddled Land Cruiser stood in their driveway.

They were shot on Thursday evening after they had reversed at speed out of the driveway of their house and failed to stop when challenged by police.

Officers armed with automatic assault rifles opened fire.

The shooting occurred about two hours after five robbers had broken into the double-storey house.

According to police spokesperson Superintendent Eugene Opperman, the robbers had entered the house at about 9pm. They tied up the son, who was alone, and began ransacking the home, loading goods into the family's black Toyota RunX.

When the daughter arrived home, the robbers overpowered her, tied her up and began raping her.

Opperman said the parents then drove into the driveway, returning from a holiday. Police said shots were fired at the couple from the garage.

"Someone in the house was able to press a panic button," said Opperman.

When the security company phoned, they could hear a woman screaming and were told that a house robbery was in progress. They notified the police.

"Police were in the vicinity and were able to respond quickly. They came with their lights flashing and in totally marked cars," explained Opperman.

As police officers approached the house, they were fired at from inside, he said. They returned fire.

As the police approached the house, said Opperman, the couple's white Land Cruiser came reversing from the garage at high speed, its headlights off.

The 4x4 then sped down Izak de Villiers Street towards other police officers. Opperman said the officers had to dive for cover to avoid the speeding car.

A police officer at the house on Friday said the Land Cruiser had been packed with luggage, which probably suggested to the responding police officers that these were the robbers with stolen goods.

A resident, who lives just metres from where the incident occurred, heard what happened next.

"Somebody said 'Stop, police', then shooting, tat tat tat tat," said the man, who did not want to be identified.

The Land Cruiser finally came to a halt about 200 metres from the house.

"Inside the car, a male voice said 'Are you police or metro?'. A lady was screaming inside the car. Then someone must have fallen on the steering wheel, because [the hooter] went on for 15 minutes," said the witness.

A policeman, processing the crime scene yesterday, said the car had been hit 28 times. The windscreen had nine bullet holes in it and both the driver and passenger side doors were hit. The tyres were shot out.

Netcare 911 paramedics arrived quickly and stabilised both patients at the scene.

"The paramedic told me that both had been hit more than once," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman.

Police then entered the house but found that the robbers had jumped the back wall and disappeared into the veld.

Hospital spokesperson Laurinda Xavier said the couple were in a stable but critical condition.

Police recovered a stolen 9mm pistol, a large knife and some clothing believed to have belonged to the suspects.

Opperman said Meyersdal had become a prime target for house robbers in recent times and, ironically, the police's quick reaction time on Thursday night was in part a result of heightened awareness.

The Independent Complaints Directorate will investigate the shooting.

This article was originally published on page 1 of The Star on August 30, 2008

Source:IOL
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=13&art_id=vn20080830091724252C382766

Polisie skiet slagoffers

Egpaar per abuis ernstig gewond. Die polisie ondersoek gister die Kotzés se motor wat vol gate geskiet is. Lees die berig. Foto: Alan MurdochMev. Millie Kotzé, haar man, Jan, en hul seun, Stephan.

Aug 29 2008 09:52:25:883PM - (SA)

Gloria Edwards

’n Egpaar van die Oos-Rand veg om hul lewe nadat hulle per ongeluk deur die polisie geskiet is tydens ’n mislukte huisrooftog in Meyersdal, Alberton.

Mnr. Jan Kotzé (48) en sy vrou, Millie (50), eienaars van die onderneming Manhattan Ice Tea, is gewond terwyl hul seun, Stephan (21), en dogter, Janine (30), eergisteraand ure lank deur vyf rowers in hul huis in Izak de Villiersstraat aangehou is.

Stephan het gister vertel hoe hy en sy suster aangehou is voordat die polisie op sy ouers losgebrand het. “Ons het net heeltyd hardop gebid en toe in tale met God gepraat . . . ”

Mnr. Josie Raath (45), uitvoerende regisseur van Radiokansel en Millie se broer, het gesê sy suster en swaer het net by die huis gekom van ’n vakansie toe die voorval gebeur het.

“Toe hulle by die huis intrek, het die rowers van die balkon af op hulle begin skiet. Hulle het toe uitgejaag om weg te kom en reg in die vuurlinie van die polisie, wat hulle seker vir die rowers misgis het, beland. Daar is van albei kante af op hul Land Cruiser losgebrand. Ek het 43 koeëlgate in dié motor getel.”

Volgens Raath is sy suster vyf keer in die maag en sy swaer tien keer in die bolyf getref.

Albei is na die Unie-hospitaal geneem, waar hulle in die hoësorgeenheid behandel word.

’n Bewoë Stephan het gesê hy is omstreeks 20:00 in die gesin se huis oorrompel. “Ek was besig om vir my vlieënierslisensie te swot toe een van hulle ’n pistool teen my kop druk. Hy het my met ’n spanner geslaan, my hande en voete vasgebind en na ’n kamer gesleep. Hulle wou juwele en geld hê.”

Janine het toe glo by die huis aangekom en is deur die rowers oorval en vasgebind.

Omstreeks 23:00 het hul ouers by die huis aangekom en het die skietgeveg uitgebreek.

Stephan het sy suster op die balkon gevind waar sy vasgebind gelê het. “Ek het probeer om die toue om haar los te byt totdat iemand ons kom help het.”

Die rowers, wat Stephan se RunX-motor met die gesin se juwele, wapens, skootrekenaars, kluise en ander items volgepak het, het met leë hande gevlug.

Tussen meer as 100 patroondoppies wat gister die straat voor die Kotzés se huis vol gelê het, het bure vertel hoe hulle nou vir hul lewens vrees.

Mnr. Coenie Strydom, ’n buurman, het beweer dat dié voorval die agtste in dieselfde straat die afgelope jaar is.

Die Kotzés se ander dogter, mev. Adelle Sinden (25), het gister die polisie geblameer dat haar ouers om hul lewe veg.

“Hulle kon waarskuwingskote geskiet het. Dit was nie nodig om die motor flenters te skiet nie.”

Supt. Eugene Opperman, provinsiale polisiewoordvoerder, het egter gesê die voorval word as ’n ongeluk beskou.

Niemand is nog in hegtenis geneem nie.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2385135,00.html

Couple shot, daughter raped

30/08/2008 08:03 - (SA)

Johannesburg - A couple returning home from a holiday was accidentally shot and wounded by police in Alberton, Gauteng police said on Friday.

Superintendent Eugene Opperman said the couple walked into a robbery at their Meyersdal home on Thursday night about 23:00.

At the time of their arrival, five armed men had tied up their son and took turns to rape their daughter.

The couple saw that something was wrong in their garage.

They found the car loaded with appliances, and while still in the garage the robbers opened fire on them, Opperman said.

During the commotion someone pressed the panic button, a security company phoned the house, heard a woman screaming and alerted the police.

Two groups of police officers went to the scene. On arrival the first group was shot at, and while taking cover, a car drove at high speed from the garage towards the second group of police officers. The car had its lights off.

"Police opened fire on it, thinking it was the robbers fleeing. After the car stopped the couple was found wounded inside the car."

The couple in their 40s were taken to hospital where they were reported to be in stable conditions on Friday.

Opperman said the robbers scaled the wall and broke a window to gain access to the house at about 21:00.

Once inside they tied up the son, in his 20s, and ransacked the house. His sister, also in her 20s, walked in on the robbery and was also tied up and gang-raped.

Police recovered a stolen 9mm pistol, clothes belonging to the suspects and some of the goods stolen from the house.

The robbers scaled the wall, fled into a nearby koppie and disappeared, he said.

No arrest had been made.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2385025,00.html

Huisrooftog: Vrou (53) sterf, man gewond

'n Onbekende man vertroos die ouer dogter van mev. Marge Wilson op die toneel waar haar ma doodgeskiet en haar pa, mnr. Dave Wilson, ernstig gewond is. Dié familielede wou hulself nie identifiseer nie. Foto: Samantha Simons

Aug 29 2008 09:52:37:103PM - (SA)

Amanda Roestoff
amanda.roestoff@beeld.com

‘Ek is geskiet en Marge is dood!”

So het ’n gewonde mnr. Dave Wilson (57), hoof van die geologie-afdeling van die mynmaatskappy De Beers, gisteroggend glo op sy selfoon aan sy swaer gesê nadat rowers met 9 mm-pistole op hom en sy vrou, Marge (53), in hul huis in Drakenslaan, Quellerina aan die Wes-Rand, geskiet het.

Mnr. Michael Brett, dieswaer, het gister gesê sy suster het gisteroggend omstreeks 07:30 waarskynlik “uit roetine” die veiligheidshek by die huis se ingangsportaal oopgemaak en na die dubbelmotorhuis ge-stap om die elektriese hek vir die huiswerker oop te maak.

Insp. Hein van Heerden, polisiewoordvoerder, het gesê hulle vermoed die vier rowers het toe saam met die huiswerker die perseel binnegestap.

“Hulle moes haar (Marge) binne oorval het, want albei is in die voorkamer geskiet,” het Brett gesê.

Een van die koeëls het mev. Wilson – steeds in haar blou nagklere – in die linkerbors getref en is by haar rug uit voordat dit teen ’n muur in die voorportaal vasgeslaan het.

Sy het inmekaargesak en is op die toneel dood.

Mnr. Wilson is regs in die bors, naby sy bo-arm, getref.

’n Buurman (47) wat nie sy naam wou noem nie, het gesê hy was in sy slaapkamer besig om aan te trek toe hy twee skote, gevolg deur ’n gil, gehoor het. Hy het ’n leer gebruik en oor die hoë muur geloer, waar hy ’n man in ’n blou oorpak saam met die huiswerker by die huis sien uitstap het. Hy het later gesien dat mnr. Wilson ook bebloed uit die huis kom en het met hom gepraat.

Die vier rowers en die vrou (35) is gesien waar hulle in ’n koperkleurige Mercedes-Benz (HYF 252 GP) geklim en weggery het. Mnr. Okkie Nel, bestuurder van die veiligheidsmaatskappy Best Secure, het op die toneel bevestig dat ’n veiligheidswag (37) van dié maatskappy die wegkommotor ingedwing en ontvoer is.

Die wag is later in Maraisburg langs die N1-hoofweg afgelaai, maar die huiswerker is steeds soek.

Mnr. Wilson is tans in ’n ernstige maar stabiele toestand in die Flora-kliniek.

Mnr. Bruno Ragghianti, voorsitter van die Florida-polisiekantoor se gemeenskapspolisiëringsforum (GPF), het gesê slegs drie misdaadvoorvalle het die afgelope vyf maande in dié gebied voorgekom.

“Die gebied was ’n groot brandpunt, maar het deur verbeterde veiligheidsmaatreëls (kameras en bykomende veiligheidswagte in die gebied) daarin geslaag om misdaad te minimaliseer,” het Ragghianti gesê.

“Die regering sal daadwerklik iets moet doen om wetgewing só aan te pas dat inwoners en die polisie beskerm word. Dié misdaad is soos ’n kanker,” sê Ragghianti.

Die polisie het vasgestel dat die huiswerker die ontvoerde wag glo vroeër gevra het hoekom hy “skielik ander skofte” werk.

Haar moontlike betrokkenheid in die misdaad word ondersoek. Beeld verneem dat sy van Zimbabwe is. Die polisie het haar naam nog nie bekend gemaak nie.

Net ’n bos huissleutels met ’n afstandbeheertoestel word vermis.

Familielede het mekaar op die toneel ondersteun.

Die egpaar se twee jonger kinders, Karen en Rodrick, albei in hul twintigs, sal vermoedelik vandag van Engeland hier aankom.

Enigiemand met inligting wat die polisie kan help, kan supt. Richard Shibiri bel by 082 461 3325 of kapt. Hein Steyn by 082 412 2237.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2385121,00.html

Rowers skiet man toe hy sy vrou help

Aug 29 2008 09:52:52:150PM - (SA)

’n Man van ’n veiligheidskompleks in Equestria in die ooste van Pretoria is geskiet toe hy sy vrou, wat op vier rowers afgekom het, te hulp gesnel het.

Konst. Mabel Sibanda, polisiewoordvoerder, het gesê die vrou het Woensdagaand omstreeks 21:00 haar hond uitgeneem toe dié begin blaf het.

“Daar was vier mans wat aan hul voertuig gepeuter het. Die vrou het hulle gekonfronteer waarna een van die rowers haar geklap het. Sy het geskreeu en teen die grond geval,” het Sibanda gesê.

Volgens Sibanda het mnr. Jones Henderson, haar man, na buite gehardloop om haar te help.

“Toe hy buite kom, het een van die rowers hom in die heup geskiet. ’n Ander rower het in die egpaar se huis gehardloop en ’n selfoon gesteel voordat al vier gevlug het.”

Sibanda het gesê Henderson is in die Wilgers-hospitaal opgeneem. – Virginia Keppler

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2385073,00.html

Man sterf op knieë in kerk

Mev. Ida Hatting (52) huil nadat haar vriend en kollega tydens 'n gewapende rooftog in die Divine Connection Ministries se kerkgebou doodgeskiet is. Foto: Herman Verwey

Aug 29 2008 09:52:40:040PM - (SA)

Virginia Keppler


’N Man is in ’n biddende posisie op sy knieë in die Divine Connection Ministries se kerkgebou op die Uitzight-hoewes in die weste van Pretoria dood toe hy tydens ’n gewapende rooftog geskiet is.

Die rowers het met net ’n stukkende ketel, teesakkies en ’n klein radio en die slagoffer se splinternuwe tekkies gevlug.

Mnr. Dale Roberts (50) is in die regterskouer geskiet en hy het vermoedelik doodgebloei.

Hy is Woensdagnag in sy slaapkamer binne die kerkgebou oorval.

Mnr. Willie Hatting (55), projekbestuurder van die kerk, het gesê die rowers het twee ventilasieplate uit die kerk se muur met ’n koevoet gebreek om toegang tot die kerk te verkry.

Hattingh se vrou, Ida (52), het eergisteroggend op Roberts se lyk afgekom. Volgens haar het sy om 07:45 die kerk oopgesluit.

“Somtyds is Dale al wakker as ek inkom, maar daardie dag was die deur nog gesluit.

“Ek het opgemerk die lessenaar se laaie staan oop en toe maak ek dit toe. Dit is toe dat my man geskreeu het daar is ingebreek,” het sy gesê.

Sy het daarna na Roberts se kamer gehardloop en teen die deur geklop. “Ek het toe die deur oopgemaak en toe sien ek hom daar langs sy bed buk.

“Ek het net ’n hand met bloed gesien. Ek kon nie om hulp roep nie en het net bly sê: ‘Nee, nee, nee’,” het sy vertel.

Mnr. Hatting het gesê Roberts het in die kerk geslaap om die gebou op te pas nadat daar ’n paar jaar gelede ook ’n inbraak by die kerk was. “Toe ek aan hom voel, was hy klaar koud. Hoe kon hulle iemand in die kerk doodskiet? Hulle het ons regtig seergemaak.

“Hy moes hom doodgebloei het, want die beddegoed en als was vol bloed,” het hy gesê.

Mev. Hatting het gesê sy was baie lief vir Roberts.

“Hy was soos ’n broer vir my.

“Ons het nou saamgewerk met salarisse en hy het my altyd gehelp om briewe te skryf. Hulle (die moordenaars) weet nie wat hulle aan ons gedoen het nie, regtig,” het sy gesê.

Roberts is oorspronklik van Zimbabwe en het geen familie in Suid-Afrika gehad nie.

“Hy was maar ’n alleenloper en hy was baie gelowig. Ons gaan hom begrawe sodra die polisie sê ons kan sy lyk kry,” het mnr. Hatting gesê.

Kapt. Bonginkosi Msimango, polisiewoordvoerder, het gesê die polisie ondersoek ’n saak van moord.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2385100,00.html

Thursday, 28 August 2008

From Economic Powerhouse to Rape Capital

John Morse chronicles South Africa's slide to agony

The horrors of the 'New South Africa' are perhaps best encapsulated in the grudgingly disclosed facts concerning both the scale and the pattern of rape in the country. Whilst South Africa's ANC rulers bask in the insane adulation of the world's dominant 'liberal' establishment and its contrived 'international opinion', South Africa's women, of all races, endure a reign of criminal terror, violence and cruelty unequalled anywhere else - incidentally exposing yet again the self-contradictory nonsense of liberalism, which simultaneously demands the dethronement of the white race and its values and the protection of women's rights (something which in fact only Whites have properly understood and guaranteed).

South Africa is now being styled, not without good reason, the "rape capital of the world'. It is so designated in an article by David Jones in the Daily Mail of Saturday, November 13th 1999. This article backs up the observations of Jones' colleague Ross Benson on the current state of that unhappy land two weeks before in the same paper, which I looked at in last month's Spearhead. It is here, if anywhere, in the matter of rape, that key issues of censorship, racial motivation in the incidence of crime, and what amounts to the ethnic cleansing of the country's white population are most dramatically crystallised and exposed.

Brutal assault

Jones sets forth the raw facts of South Africa's now endemic problem of rape with uncompromising directness. He describes the brutal assault of a white woman, Mrs. Ame Brown, in her Johannesburg home, in the absence of her husband, who was working a night shift. Mrs. Brown's two young sons were bound at the wrists and forced at gunpoint to watch by the four-strong black gang which had broken into their flat as their mother was violated in turn by each of the gang members. Says Jones: "As the first man made way for the second, he spat out the hate-filled words Ame, an Afrikaner, will never forget: "For years you Boers always took from us. Now we're taking from you."

In fact, Ame Brown worked as a care assistant looking after mainly black children at a Johannesburg home for youngsters. But her work on behalf of such an underprivileged, have-not section of the population obviously cut no ice with her assailants. Her race was all that mattered as far as they were concerned. "Afterwards," continues Jones...

"... the attackers remained in the family's home, a second-floor apartment, for almost two hours before brazenly carrying away everything they could find - from furniture right down to the boys' favourite Dinky toys - through the front door and into a waiting car."

The attack had what Jones describes as "its desired effect." The Browns left the city, with its "gratuitously violent gangs and simmering undercurrent of residual racial resentment." But their move to a rural location did not help them escape their nightmares. Their having been, in effect, thus 'ethnically cleansed' from Johannesburg, the family's wounds, both psychological and physical, persisted and festered.

The youngest son, nine-year-old Justin, gave vent to what must have been suppressed rage of staggering ferocity and bitterness in one so young. In an attack on what was apparently the closest friend he had in his new home, a black boy of his own age, he tied the latter to a tree with his shoelaces, in the same way as he had been bound by his mother's rapists back in Johannesburg and using exactly the same type of knots. He then beat the boy to pulp with a length of plastic hose.

Questioned by his parents, Justin, whom Jones describes as a "usually affable and impeccably mannered" little lad, replied, according to his mother, that "black people had come into our home and done horrible things to us, so why shouldn't he do the same to them?"

Meanwhile, in the aftermath of her own savage attack, Ame Brown herself has been diagnosed as HIV-positive.

So much for the peace, equality and harmony that the abdication of South Africa's Whites was supposed to inaugurate, and the 'reconciliation' (a weasel word that we shall be looking at later in its South African context) which we are endlessly assured Nelson Mandela was bringing about. The end of apartheid and European rule - as was widely predicted by any observer with half an ounce of sense decades before - seems only to have brought on a new, indeed an unparalleled - era of intensifying racial vendettas. This incident, which is far from isolated, perhaps best epitomises the country's reality.

Effort to hide the truth

Completing the picture, Jones refers to the censorship which seems to constitute the principal response of the new rulers to the situation:-

"In the new South Africa, where the very mention of the words colour and race is now deeply taboo, I will no doubt be pilloried for relating this story, just as my colleague Ross Benson was vilified by sections of the press here two weeks ago for his painfully accurate article about the demise of post-apartheid South Africa.

"Instead of rounding on 'racist' outsiders and attempting to draw a veil over the underlying causes of the rape epidemic sweeping through this country with the speed and devastation of a veldt fire, the media and the ANC government would be better advised to address the facts."

Rape in South Africa has now attained such proportions, says Jones, that...

"... thousands of women are expected to sign up for the first rape insurance policy. For £1.10 a month, it entitles victims to free anti-AIDS drugs, the morning-after pill, trauma counselling, alternative therapies and a full range of medical tests."

In discussing the inadequacy of official measures to counter the rape onslaught, Jones focuses not just on the scale of what is happening but on the sheer vicious sadism of the attacks to which South Africa's female population is being subjected. With grim drama, he comments:-

"In South Africa today, we are rarely just talking about 'straightforward' rape, if that is not too trite and unfeeling a phrase, but increasingly brutal and despicable rape.

"Rape by bottles and sticks and knives; rape by gangs who behave like packs of wild animals, biting and gouging their victims, with the intention of disfiguring them physically as well as mentally."

He details a few instances:-

"Among the many harrowing cases I uncovered here, one black woman had her lips scorched off with a red-hot iron after her attack; another (black) woman had been deeply bitten all over her face and body.

"A young (white) bank clerk was pushed into a clay-filled building-site pit and raped just as she arrived for work in busy Central Johannesburg. Both her legs were broken, and afterwards her demented attacker abused her horribly with fistfuls of clay.

"Noeleen Naude, a 23-year-old Afrikaner, was caddying for her boyfriend and his father on a suburban golf course one warm Sunday afternoon when two black men, one with a gun, sprang out from behind a small hillock halfway round the course.

"After robbing the golfing party of their clubs and jewellery, the men took Noeleen away and raped her in turn, telling her: 'We are black men and you are a white woman. We can do exactly as we want.'"

In the latter case, the culprits were caught and jailed for 30 years each. But this is unlikely to act as much of a deterrent. Despite such attacks as those on Miss Naude being "so commonplace they rarely rate more than a few lines in local newspapers," only about one rapist in 20 risks going to prison, given present conviction rates, in contrast to three out of four in Britain, where we have long considered the security of our own womenfolk to be far from satisfactory.

A part of this, says Jones, is "thanks to appallingly shoddy detective work by male-chauvinist (sic), ill-trained, insensitive and under-manned police forces (some of whom have raped the victims they were interviewing)." Jones does not venture any comment on how far this state of affairs is due to the ravages of 'affirmative-action' recruiting in order to achieve the racial make-over of South Africa's police which is ANC policy, nor how far the "inefficiency of the prosecution service," which he also blames for the five per cent conviction rate, may be due to the same factor. Perhaps this may be assumed. But Jones does paint an appalling picture of official indifference - and worse.

Records ignore race factor

Speaking of rape and other crimes, Jones, rather absurdly, describes it as "in some ways laudable" that official police report forms no longer detail the race of criminals and their victims, as they used to under apartheid, "given that reconciliation is the name of the game in modern South Africa." Apart from the fact that, in elementary common sense, there is, and can be, no 'reconciliation' as most people would understand it, where members of one group are deliberately committing violent crimes against members of another on an escalating scale, how can any such outbreak even be understood, let alone controlled, without an accurate 'epidemiology' of such crime? In the circumstances of South Africa, how can there be such a scientific criminology without accurate recording and analysis of the race factor?

In the mouths of the ANC régime and its supporters, the term 'reconciliation' would appear to have a special meaning. It seems to indicate yet another one-way street in which Whites give and non-Whites take, the former accepting whatever the latter dish out without protest or resistance. 'Reconciliation' appears to mean simply that South Africa's Whites are expected passively to 'reconcile' themselves to whatever conditions non-Whites choose to impose on them.

This nonsense aside, Jones does manage to get something of substance out of the government's 'Secretariat for Safety and Security'. Whilst the majority of rape victims are black women - as is to be expected in a population in which a mere 14 per cent are white - white women are over-represented. An official of the Secretariat commented: "There is a higher percentage of white women raped than their share of the population."

Adds Jones: "This might, or might not, explain why the Mbeki government no longer requires the race section of the crime report forms to be completed."

This is of a piece with the observation, made in some sections of the media, that South Africa's Whites in general have been disproportionately on the receiving end of the tidal wave of violent crime. For instance, of all occupational groups, it is reckoned that white farmers are most at risk of being murdered. Their casualties have been put in the hundreds since the demise of white rule. Murder in the countryside has gone hand in hand with large-scale encroachment of squatters on the country's farms, and an evident disposition to drive white folk from the land which they and their ancestors first brought under the plough and, over many generations, made fertile and productive.

Ethnic cleansing

Rape and murder are the crimes normally associated with ethnic cleansing, and most quintessentially representative of it in most people's minds. Judging by their combination with racial motivation in South Africa, there are few other places on earth suffering such a plague of this evil.

In the Balkans, the occurrence of ethnic cleansing was held to justify prodigiously expensive international military intervention - at least where Serbs and non-Moslems were held to be guilty of it. But in South Africa it is alive, well and internationally ignored. But here, of course, the victims are of culturally European, Christian background - a no-no in the New World Order to which South Africa has now been annexed.

Whites are being driven from pillar to post, and finally, in many cases, out of their land of birth altogether, by a combination of criminal, not to say terrorist, violence and 'affirmative action designed to strip them of jobs, incomes and status - only the racial criterion applying for purposes of recruitment and promotion, regardless of character or competence.

So why the lack of international indignation, let alone action, that we have seen against the Serbs? The truth is that our ruling liberal establishment, dominant now throughout the West and hubristically inclined to impose its imperium on the entire globe, has made a huge emotional and political investment in the new multiracial South Africa. This has lasted two generations, almost since the end of the Second World War. The promoters of the process cannot allow it to be thought that, now they have got their way, there can be anything wrong with the outcome.

Facts must not be allowed to interfere with ideology. No matter what actually happens, the typically lunatic liberal delusion of 'multiracial democracy' in South Africa must at all costs be preserved inviolate, and maintained in its status as one of the self-justifying dogmas of our time.

Challenge to globalists

Notwithstanding occasional exposures like those of Messrs. Benson and Jones, there is today a virtual conspiracy of silence in protection of the new order in South Africa. This is consistent with the hysterical past attacks on the old order there. South Africa always represented a special challenge to the protagonists of liberal globalism, which envisaged as its cornerstone the merging of all racial and ethnic groups - with Whites as the main sacrificial victims - into a homogenised ethnic stew.

Especially after the victory of the Afrikaner Nationalists, with their policy of white exclusiveness and dominance, in South Africa's 1948 general election, that country became, in liberal eyes, an unseemly warp in the pattern that international liberaldom had by now marked out for the future. More than that, Nationalist South Africa was a danger.

Partly this was because it was ruled by some of the most vigorous of the white peoples - Boer, Briton, German and other, people well able, other things being equal, to hold their own in a battle for their independence from the new liberal imperium. Partly it was due to South Africa's immense mineral wealth, which made it difficult for economic pressure to be put upon her. Last but not least, the country's new government was developing a racial programme which hinted at an alternative vision of world order, and one that could catch on elsewhere.

It was certainly the hope of South Africa's greatest post-war leader, Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd, that this would be so. He frequently commented on the need for the countries of the West to climb out of their liberal 'sick-bed', in which he made it plain that, if he had anything to do with it, South Africa would never join them.

Verwoerd argued for apartheid - or 'separate development' - with great moral fervour. Whilst his priority was his own Afrikaner people, whom he saw as the standard-bearers of his country's European identity, at the root of his outlook was the perception that South Africa's multifarious peoples could only live in harmony if they lived apart. In view of what is happening now, who can say that he was wrong?

Far from wishing to oppress the non-white peoples - whose plurality apartheid, in his understanding of it, fully recognised - Verwoerd aimed to set up arrangements whereby each of them could be provided with a separate territory (a homeland or 'Bantustan') within which it could live as it saw fit and develop at the pace it preferred. The project foresaw ethnic self-determination, leading eventually to independent statehood, in a way that would liberate South Africa's Blacks as far as possible from direct political domination by the country's Whites, albeit within an overall framework of white leadership - bearing in mind that Whites were the strongest group and most of South Africa's land surface would remain theirs - where internal peace would be facilitated by the fact that the possibility for the different racial groups to tread on each other's toes would be minimised. At the end of it, whatever limitations the scheme might have laboured under, South African Blacks could have looked forward to ethnic sovereignty at least as substantial as that of most of 'independent' sub-Saharan Black Africa, and states probably more viable economically, whilst possibly avoiding the kind of tribal domination that prevailed elsewhere.

The word never became flesh. Verwoerd was assassinated, and his successors (some of whom may have been implicated in his murder) revamped the National Party, abandoned much of its vision, and ended up appeasing and seeking accommodation with world liberalism. The rest is history.

Was the old SA so bad?

So was the old South Africa really the unjust, tyrannical, hate-ridden monstrosity it has been portrayed as by its enemies?

When I first arrived there nearly 27 years ago, the country certainly presented a very different aspect to that of today, as described by Messrs. Benson and Jones. Despite the big numerical majority of non-Whites on the streets of Johannesburg, it was the ethos of the Whites that prevailed. The 'feel' of the country was European. Nobody arriving from any western land of origin had the sense of moving out of his own culture and civilisation. The atmosphere was one in which the work ethic, as understood in Europe and the West, prevailed. Economic life and public administration were expected to be efficient and honest in the European sense, and generally were.

Above all, law, order and public safety were enforced and preserved throughout most of the country. In areas designated 'white' under the provisions of the Group Areas Act - a key piece of apartheid legislation - peace and quiet, sometimes to the point of paralysing boredom, were the norm. Police officers were neither frequently seen nor frequently needed.

Amongst the black population, largely residentially contained within its own rural reserves and urban townships, it was only in the latter that crime attained serious proportions. It consisted almost entirely of black criminals preying on their black neighbours; in other words, it was a phenomenon mainly internal to black communities. It appears from what Benson and Jones say that this is one feature of the old South Africa that has been carried over into the new.

In most of the countryside, law and order very rarely, if ever, appeared a major problem. I never experienced any sense of danger when hitch-hiking, as I frequently did, entirely on my own in the furthest reaches of remote Zululand, the Transkei or other native 'homelands', or in the wilds of East or West Griqualand, mainly coloured districts within Cape Province.

None of this is to say that the old South Africa was a paradise. It was no such thing. Inter-group tensions and animosities were widespread, often being sharper between different non-white groups than between any of them and their white rulers. Of course, Blacks often complained against white rule, especially any aspects of it that might have borne down personally on the complainant. But there was enough realism amongst the majority to appreciate, not only that the Whites could not forcibly be overthrown, but also that if they ever were non-Whites would be immeasurably worse off.

Natural respect for power

Although never loved, the White Man was by and large respected - at least while he showed a determination to maintain his power. On the African Continent, whether between White and Black or among Blacks themselves, that is the sole criterion by which the legitimacy of government is judged. Africans are not interested in the finer points of their rulers' character; they want to know only whether those who govern them are strong or weak. As South Africa's Whites are now discovering, having voluntarily yielded up power against all the wisdom of their ancestors, woe betide the weak!

A part of the former strength of the Whites was expressed in the economic stability of the country. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was clear to most people of all races that it was overwhelmingly the productivity and enterprise of the European that was creating a growing national income, in which all population groups shared, however unequally. The whole man-made structure of the country - farms, mines, cities, factories, advanced communications, etc. - was the product of the genius and hard work of Boers, Britons and other Europeans.

European imperialism, whether of Briton or Boer, inevitably produced some brutalities towards the natives. But such is imperialism and such, above all, is Africa, where things have always been thus from long before any European was seen or heard of there. That is the true background against which the alleged 'tyranny' of the old South Africa must be judged.

Two things must be said for the European settlers: firstly, they were great practical problem-solvers, as revealed in their physical development of South Africa; secondly, they, and they alone, successfully imposed peace and order on the situation that they found.

Now the Europeans have resigned their position of supremacy. Is anyone the better for it? In a country where unemployment now stands at 40 per cent, and the new masters' public actions are dominated by an agenda of racial revenge, rather than anything of the least practical use to their own people, what is likely to happen to the once-impressive economic infrastructure that guaranteed to most inhabitants at least a chance of work and wealth. When 'affirmative action', crime and ethnic cleansing have made an end of the people who built practically everything, what then?

One thing is for sure. With the arrival in power of the ANC, the problem-solvers have been replaced by problem-creators. The ANC government, however much Tony Blair and Robin Cook may fawn upon it, is a corrupt gravy train made up of incompetents, crooks and parasites on the take. So what does this say about the whole 50-year anti-apartheid project, and about our own politicians who promoted it all this time?

The future

Whither then South Africa? Back to apartheid?

At the moment this is just not practicable. The ANC's grip is too tight. Its leading lights and hangers-on, living the life of Reilly on the proceeds of theft from the Whites, are too tightly bound into their comradeship of corruption. For the foreseeable future, the ANC is likely to prevail in the misgovernment of South Africa, much as the communist parties of the former Soviet Union and Yugoslavia prevailed over their own respective ethnic hotch-potches - the lure of the gravy train and the fear of counter-revolution causing their apparatchiks to hang together for dear life.

Nevertheless, apartheid remains the only specific for South Africa's historical predicament to show any track record of success. If it were ever to be restored, this might happen by violence or consent. The ideal, of course, would be the latter, whereby the substance of apartheid's original constructive intent was re-established through concurrence among South Africa's separate peoples, once it was agreed that the continued reign of the ANC was intolerable for all.

Historically, salvation for South Africa has always originated from among the country's creators, the Whites, and particularly the Boers. Today the latter appear broken and demoralised. If they were ever to revive their fortunes, and thereby those of South Africa as a whole, they would not be starting, as in 1948, from a position of strength, but from one of considerable weakness. To pull it off, they would have to discover in their midst some leader not only of inspirational courage, self-discipline and judgement, but of unprecedented political genius.

Will such a figure emerge? South Africa had better hope so.

Source:Spearhead.com
http://www.spearhead.com/0002-jm.html

Dooie (12) had glo deel aan moord

Aug 27 2008 10:56:57:547PM - (SA)

Buks Viljoen

Die 12-jarige seun wat ’n maand gelede in Marlothpark deur die polisie doodgeskiet is, was waarskynlik by die moord van mnr. Fanie Keyser (47) van Pretoria betrokke.

Dié seun en sy 14-jarige makker (wat tydens die skietery in hegtenis geneem is) was met ’n AK47-aanvalsgeweer gewapen toe hulle deur die polisie in ’n kampong by Marlothpark vasgekeer is.

Die twee word ook met minstens vier ander rooftogte in dié natuurpark verbind waarin ’n AK47 as roofwapen gebruik is, sê kapt. Manie van Zyl van die polisie se eenheid vir georganiseerde misdaad in Mpumalanga.

Keyser is op 29 Desember 2007 koelbloedig by sy vakansiehuis in Marlothpark doodgeskiet, ’n dag voordat hy saam met sy vrou, Annelize (42), en seun, JC (13), na hul huis in Elarduspark, Pretoria, sou terugkeer.

’n Spesiale taakspan, onder leiding van Van Zyl, is in Februarie aangestel om die vlaag van rooftogte en moorde in Marlothpark te ondersoek.

Sedertdien is minstens 19 verdagtes in hegtenis geneem. Daar word nog na ses van die bendelede gesoek.

Volgens Van Zyl skuil die verdagtes iewers in Mosambiek.

) ’n Maand voor die Keyser-moord is mnr. Rudolph (Rudi) Harris (50) van Robertson in die Noord-Kaap ten aanskoue van sy vrou, Susan, en vriende doodgeskiet.

Van Zyl sê die twee seuns word egter nie met dié moord verbind nie.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2383720,00.html

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The “Real” South Africa

November 25, 2007

By John Morse

A stunning article appeared in the Daily Mail of October 30th. Written by Ross Benson, reporting first-hand from Johannesburg, it lifts the lid on the near-collapse of South Africa since white rule ended a few years ago.

And how may one measure that catastrophe? South Africa’s regression towards primeval barbarism, which Benson details, is quite neatly summarised at the head of his article: “A woman is raped every 28 seconds, qualified doctors are leaving in droves, while beggars and goats have set up home in the marble foyers of derelict banks. South Africa today has become a nation on the edge of self-destruction.”

Law and order have to all intents and purposes broken down in South Africa. Any sense of security no longer exists. Says Benson of the country’s crime:-

“Farmers are butchered in their fields. The parks and beaches have become killing fields. Car-jackings with mind-numbing violence are a daily occurrence. The murder rate is running at 27,000 a year.”

Benson then repeats the horrifying statistics for rape, of which more will be said. These figures, he comments, “breed the kind of fear that has you leaping at shadows, jumping red lights and climbing out of bed in the middle of the night to check, yet again, that you have double-locked the doors.”

For you to protect your home even halfway adequately, it now seems that you need to pay an ‘armed response’ security firm. But whatever you do is never enough. One black businessman told Benson that he had lost count of the numbers of his friends who had been mugged.

Everyone is in the firing line. No social gathering can take place without horror stories being exchanged. But at this point we get some hint of the censorship that hitherto has been mobilised to keep as much as possible of the truth from the public gaze (presumably an increasingly difficult task in the ever-worsening crisis engulfing the country). A white security man commented on the criminal mayhem: “It’s happening to your friends, your brother, his wife, your sister, your mother,” but, “it isn’t something you read in the papers or hear about on the television news any more.”

Adds Benson: “He carried a gun, but he wasn’t fooling himself. He knew it could happen to him. In Mandela’s ‘Rainbow Nation’ the dream is running blood red.”

Clearly, South Africa’s new ANC (African National Congress) Government is almost neurotically aware that the legitimacy of its rule is at stake here.

Decline of a city

Nowhere is the situation worse than in Johannesburg, where it is exemplified in all its worst manifestations. Benson gives a graphic description of how that unhappy city has declined. Here too, he comes courageously close to modern-day heresy in giving the White Man his historic due as the true creator of South Africa’s original productive infra-structure (a subject today largely taboo in a world sold on the ‘politically correct’ elevation of the non-European at the expense of the European), and also focusing on the White Man’s predicament now.

In a striking characterisation of the city, Benson writes:-

“Built on the largest seam of gold ever discovered, this was once the richest city in Africa, a gleaming steel-and-glass citadel rising out of the brown ocean of the Veld, a testament to the economic power (and perhaps the innate character? JM) of the white community that built it, but also an example of what can be achieved by hard work and individual enterprise.”

And now? “the skyscrapers are still there,” he continues, “but the people who gave them life and prosperity have gone, driven out by hordes of squatters, beggars and illegal traders who bought Mandela’s promise of a ‘better life for all’ - and demanded instant delivery.”

He continues:-

“Barbecues made of old oil cans blaze in the marble foyers of what used to be the headquarters of banks and airlines. There are goats tethered in hallways. Corrugated iron huts have sprung up on the once-manicured lawns.

“This is not an environment in which any respectable business person, be they black or white, can live or work - and most have fled.”

Benson next proceeds to a grim and frightening account of what has been very rapid urban and social decay in the centre of a city in which I once lived and worked myself. Now, even big business is quitting a metropolis of which it was once the raison d’être.

The country’s flag carrier, South African Airlines, has taken refuge in the distant outer suburbs. The big mining houses (which practically built the town) and even the Stock Exchange are to follow suit. It is evident they can hardly remain in a city centre in which it is unsafe for their employees to travel to and from work. Benson also reports that the Carlton Hotel has closed and sold all its contents, and “the Holiday Inn is a deserted fortress, its 800 empty rooms protected by reinforced steel shutters.” It is as if the London Hilton, the Dorchester and our other luxury hotels were to close down because order had totally collapsed, and the city had become uninhabitable! All this is the tale of one of the world’s major cities crumbling into chaos and dereliction, perhaps one day in the not too distant future to become as defunct as ancient Babylon.

It is now impossible even to walk in any degree of safety to the South African Supreme Court building to get one’s case heard. The alleyways leading to it are prowled by muggers who, says Benson, “are not open to appeal.” Although the court still goes through the motions of administering the law, this has, comments Benson, “helped ease the backlog of cases” in a country where, as other commentators have noted, ‘affirmative action’ has led to the colonisation of the bench by magistrates who are illiterate, incompetent, corrupt and racially and politically biased, and routinely bail murderers and rapists back into the community to re-offend. Cases are never dealt with, crime explodes - no law, no order!
Fear at night

No wonder Central Johannesburg is now so much a place to avoid, especially at night. “As dusk falls,” says Benson…

“… the streets start filling with prostitutes and criminals pushing drugs, and pills that turn a black skin white - before eventually killing you (if AIDS hasn’t claimed you first; up to 10 per cent of the population is carrying the virus and three quarters of the entire health budget will soon be spent on treating the incurable).

"You can hear the occasional sound of gunfire rolling down from Hillbrow, by cruel coincidence Johannesburg’s first integrated neighbourhood.”

To many, including me (who once lived in that very high-rise district), this does not seem so much of a coincidence.

Implicitly referring to the consequences of ‘affirmative action’, Benson describes how…

“… the police keep promising to move in and clean the place up; they never do, and if they did it probably wouldn’t make any difference: the Minister in charge of so-called security recently admitted to parliament that a policeman is three times more likely to commit a serious crime than an average member of the public.”

Summarising his observations of Johannesburg, Benson comments:-

“So much for the dream. This is the reality - and it is a shocking one, worse than I had anticipated. I have seen cities abandoned in war. This is the first city I have ever seen abandoned to the barbarians in time of peace.’

So what of the luckless Whites, themselves abandoned amid this chaos to the consequences of ‘multiracial democracy’? This, Benson makes clear, is not only a tale of de facto displacement by conditions of social chaos which white people find utterly intolerable; this in itself has caused mass white migrations. In Johannesburg those who opt to remain in proximity to the city have retreated to its northern outer suburbs. But there is a mass movement, in effect recoiling on the old pioneer routes, back to Cape Province, the region of South Africa in which Europeans first touched land. It is estimated that in five years 80 per cent of the country’s Whites will be clustered towards the Cape.

Even in the Cape there is now a project to establish at least one urban area, some miles into the interior outside Cape Town, which will in practice be a fortified settlement. With property priced beyond what most Blacks, and quite a few poor Whites, could possibly afford, it is, at the size of Monaco, to be protected by a 33,000-volt fence and patrolled by armed guards.

But in addition, fearful of lawlessness, the white population is also being harassed and persecuted by the law. As Benson comments:-

“The government has lost the battle of the streets but they have control of parliament, and they have used their power to pass legislation aimed specifically at one ethnic group.”

Instead of apartheid, there is now ‘affirmative action’, whereby Whites are de jure displaced from their jobs and deprived of their incomes to make way for Blacks, without regard for the latter’s qualifications or abilities, but purely on racial grounds in order to “redress past imbalances.”

The result? Air traffic controllers are now being appointed who cannot read their instruments. According to Commissioner of Police George Fivaz, 30,000 of his officers are “functionally illiterate.” To supplement the facts quoted by Benson, one may add the purging of the health services over two years ago (as also reported at the time in the Daily Mail, by Peter Younghusband, the paper’s then South African correspondent) by the Minister of Health Nkosazana Zuma, who replaced district surgeons and doctors with Cuban recruits competent neither in the English language nor as medical practitioners.
Working class whites thrown on scrapheap

Working class Whites are now being dumped and paid a miserable dole to make way for Africans. Benson quotes the example of a bus driver sacked after 17 years service. For blue-collar Whites, “the economic trap-door has opened beneath them and dropped them below the poverty line. Unemployed and never likely to be employed, their children ragged and barefoot, dependent on benefits of £150 a month each, which is often not paid (the social services are being ‘re-organised - and there’s a sinister phrase!). Some families can no longer afford to feed themselves.” These now rely on church soup kitchens.

Apparently, whilst the violently racist, anti-white politician Patricia De Lille says that Tony Blair has donated £20,000 to the home for sick children for which she works, “no-one,” says Benson, “is digging in their pockets to help poor Whites. They are off the end of Mandela’s rainbow, without a pot of gold in sight.”

The Government in the new South Africa is intolerant of opposition. According to white Democratic Party opposition leader Tony Leon, “they want everyone to be ‘on side’. If you criticise them - and we do vigorously - they call you neo-nazi racists” (a strange epithet considering that Leon is Jewish). It seems that even Patricia De Lille - whose Pan-Africanist Party’s slogan is “One settler [i.e. white person], one bullet” - has been “battered by this accusation.” The cause? She has been taking the ANC Government and its Ministers to task for the stupendous corruption whereby they have turned themselves and their most privileged supporters into a new class of fat cats (all very typical of post-colonial Africa).

Free school lunches promised by Mandela fail to reach the children; family allowances are not paid; council houses are so jerry-built they are virtually uninhabitable. But when these failures come under criticism as in the case of de Lille the response of the Government under the new president Mbeki is to threaten her with expulsion from parliament for being ‘racist’, and bring in legislation to outlaw criticism of a person’s ‘private life’ which might “impair their dignity.” De Lille asks where the money for these public projects went, and answers “into someone’s pocket.”

There was corruption under South Africa’s ancien regime, as there is any country in the world under any government. But it was never, as it is today, on a scale sufficient to cause the collapse of whole areas of public administration.

In a nutshell, then, thanks to Ross Benson, we now have an overview of the ‘New South Africa’ from which to take stock. What we see is a picture of vicious and exploding crime, of chaos verging on anarchy, of corruption and incompetence way beyond anything in the country’s past, and of the racial harassment and persecution of the white minority - the people who actually built the country in the first place, and without whom there would have been literally nothing for their successors to take over and bring to ruin.

It is not a picture which those with their heads screwed on the right way did not predict, decades ago, as the likely outcome of majority rule - though such people were then, and would still now be, vilified as “right-wing, racist reactionaries.” or worse. Such a fate has come upon Ross Benson, who has been roundly denounced in sections of the South African media, according to a second article by correspondent David Jones, also writing from Johannesburg, published in the Mail two weeks after his own.
Backlash

The Mail’s own letters page witnessed a similar backlash of censorious intolerance in the week following the publication of Benson’s report. This response looked a little like a co-ordinated ‘write-in’ against Benson by aggrieved ANC supporters in Britain. This was in spite of Jones‘ characterisation of his piece as a “painfully accurate article about the demise of post-apartheid South Africa.” It is worth pointing out that neither Benson nor Jones have any record of being ‘racists’ or supporters of apartheid - something that ought to be self-evident, to those in the know, by the fact that they have access to the columns of a major national newspaper like the Daily Mail.

[As stated at the beginning, this article was published on October 30th. The year was 1999. Why don't we hear more of these stories from the mainstream media?? -Editor-]

Source:ELLIOT LAKE News & Views Blog
http://elliotlakenews.wordpress.com/2007/11/25/the-real-south-africa/

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Engineer shot dead in his bedroom

August 26 2008 at 08:26AM

By Barry Bateman

His wife, who does not want to be identified for fear of reprisal, said the gunman shot dead the 66-year-old man early on Monday morning without saying a word.

"He woke up and screamed 'what are you doing'. And then bang, they just shot him. They didn't even say a word," she said.

The man was hit once on the left side of his chest and died at the scene.

On Monday the woman and family friends spoke briefly to The Star outside the Mann Street, Riviera home where the incident took place .

Her face was bruised, eyes bloodshot and there was skin missing from her ring finger from where the suspects pried off her wedding ring.

"They even took the ring off my husband's hand."

The man was a respected civil engineer who was involved in projects such as the construction of Sandton City and more recently the Michaelangelo Towers.

A family friend said the suspects forced their way into the home at about 2am through a bathroom window and entered the main bedroom where the couple was asleep.

He said after shooting the man, the suspects tied up the wife and searched the home for valuables.

"They took a plasma screen TV, cellphones, perfume and jewellery."

In the 25 years the Dutch couple have lived in South Africa, this was the first time they had fallen victim to crime.

"She has no family here, she is alone.

"It is too early to say whether she will go back to the Netherlands. First we want to arrange the funeral before thinking about that," said the friend.

Police spokesperson Inspector Malose Mashiane confirmed the incident.

He said the three men armed with pistols gained entry from the mountain side of the property and escaped using the same route.

"No suspects have been arrested," Mashiane said.

This article was originally published on page 2 of The Star on August 26, 2008

Source:IOL
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=vn20080826053827480C217206

Death, rape in horror hijacking

25/08/2008 12:40 - (SA)

Cape Town - A man was shot dead and his girlfriend raped by hijackers at Mfuleni at the weekend, Cape Town police said on Monday.

The couple were hijacked by two armed men in the early hours of Sunday morning outside Blue Downs Magistrate's Court, said Captain Anneke van der Vyver.

The 23-year-old driver, Steve Pietersen from Highbury, resisted and was shot dead.

The men drove off with the woman in the dark blue Toyota Corolla and later raped her on the beach before tying her up.

She managed to free herself after the men left and went to the nearest house for help.

No arrests have been made.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2382042,00.html

KZN attacker gets 25 yrs

25/08/2008 21:10 - (SA)

Pietermaritzburg - A Port Edward man was jailed for an effective 25 years on Monday for an attack on a couple on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast two years ago.

Pietermaritzburg High Court Judge Chris Nicholson sentenced Fanano Nhlumayo to 10 years for each of the attempted murders of Jessica Jane Webster and her American boyfriend, David Bovino.

Webster, an art student, became a paraplegic after she was shot in her spine. Bovino was hit in the legs and abdomen.

For robbing Webster and Bovino of watches, a laptop, an iPod, cellphone and other items, Nhlumayo was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Nicholson imposed the prescribed 15-year jail for the unlawful possession of a 7.65mm Browning firearm, three years for illegally having a shotgun, and four years for a large number of live cartridges.

The judge said some sentences would run concurrently, which meant Nhlumayo would effectively spend 25 years in prison.

Webster and Nicholson were attacked at her Leisure Bay home on the night of August 15, 2006.

Webster, now 26, spends most of her time in a wheelchair but has managed to walk a little with crutches. Nicholson said Bovino had recovered physically but suffered much emotional trauma.

"The country is in the grip of an unprecedented crime wave. We are surrounded by violence every day. The south coast of KwaZulu-Natal has become known as an area where much crime is committed," he said.

Two other alleged members of the gang behind the attack, Sbonele Mpisane, 19, and Sifiso Nhlumayo, 20, were acquitted on Friday.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2382198,00.html

Monday, 25 August 2008

The Aida Parker Newsletter - Special Issue (1998): SA's Bloody Road to Ruin


Issue No. 221
Research: Estelle Lombard
September 1998




ONE hopes there are still people in this world who want to know the truth, dreadful as that truth may be. On that assumption, APN has dedicated this entire issue (and increased both its size and print run) to the ongoing, indiscriminate and unspeakably bloodthirsty slaughter of White South African farmers. We do this because, for all practical purposes, we in SA are back to the barbarous Border wars waged by the Ama-Xhosa against the White settlers in the Eastern Cape 200 years ago.

We believe it to be absolutely urgent to focus global attention on the ANC regime’s nonchalant, ho-hum attitude to the vicissitudes suffered by farmers, their families, labour and animals in what the farmers (and many others) believe to be a politically motivated campaign to run them off the land.

That suspicion is rekindled with each murder: and reinforced by Nelson Mandela’s now oft-repeated invitation to Whites to leave the country if they can no longer tolerate the criminal holocaust which his own incomparably incompetent regime has inflicted on us all by its manifest inability or unwillingness to maintain law and order.

The essential point about these particular murders is that many are not clean killings. A great number are extravagantly vicious in their execution, with torture prolonged over many hours (see graphic below).

Purpose of such carnage? Clearly, to create horror and fear among the remaining farming community: a classic communist tactic in any rural war targeted against farmers.

Whatever, it is a repulsive picture. Let’s look at the gory catalogue suffered by SA farmers, mostly White Afrikaners. From January 1 this year to August 31, 104 farmers have been slain in 590 farm attacks. Since May, 1994, when the ANC/SACP took power, there have been some 570 farm murders in 2 421 attacks. Compare that with 39 White farmers killed in Kenya’s Mau Mau uprising in the 1960s and under 300 killed in the 14 years of the Rhodesian war.

The farm attacks are of course not an isolated aberration. They are part and parcel of SA’s astounding crime rate: 40 murders, 73 attempted murders, 136 rapes, 35 hijackings, 176 robberies and 670 housebreakings recorded every day of the year.

All a very far cry from Mandela’s "New SA" born in that short starburst of euphoria in May, 1994, all of it brimming with virtue, hope and promised reconciliation. Today, that dream is well and truly shattered. Peace in SA is an ever-receding mirage.

But it is the non-stop murders of SA’s farmers, Black and White, plus the appalling injuries deliberately inflicted on their cattle and other livestock, which could finally bring this country’s already gravely crippled economy crashing.


This graphic, prepared by an Afrikaans publication from a police medical report, demonstrates how a well-known farmer from the old Eastern Transvaal highveld was murdered when he came under attack from a gang who invaded his farm house. In this case the victim, a widower, was tortured without break for six hours before his killers had done with him. We do not identify him out of respect for his family. Variations on this type of execution have featured in a number of farm slayings.

Yet the outside world, in particular that "great citadel of democracy and freedom," the US, remains blind, deaf and dumb to what is happening here.

Despite all their zealous and sanctimonious denials, Mandela, Mbeki & Co have failed, shamefully and humiliatingly, in their administrative task. As we endlessly stress, they have, in their few short years in power, transformed a once well-ordered, productive, civilised and successful country built with stupendous toil and struggle out of the wild African bush, into a noisome, anarchistic, criminal, AIDS-ravaged cesspool, a country without law, order or justice.

Unless very soon halted, the damage will be irreparable. What we are now seeing is a massive rural disaster, this at a time of rapid population growth. No economy can long survive a near-total breakdown in law and order such as that now overwhelming SA. If public opinion, here and overseas, is not aroused, the results will be catastrophic. The stakes are very high: SA’s very survival.

Till now, the ANC/SACP have largely got away with it because SA whites, living in a constant state of fear, stress and despair, have seemed weary, hopeless, disheartened and disillusioned, frozen into inaction, into an intellectual and moral paralysis. But now, with the odds fast becoming insupportable, the White logjam is at long last showing signs of breaking up. As this is written, so mass demonstrations protesting the farm slaughter are being staged nation-wide by organised agriculture, backed by the huge cooperative movement, labour, business, industry, the churches, taxi organisations, ratepayer forums and others.

It must be emphasised that these people, though deeply angry, are not seeking confrontation. They seek deliverance, not vengeance. What they want is a radical change in government attitudes, anything to jolt the ANC into remedial action. And they want the death sentence reinstated.

The effort is spearheaded by the SA Agricultural Union (SAAU), representing some 40 000 commercial farmers and 45 000 small scale farmers. Apart from the humanitarian aspect, they feel that the ANC and its Communist mentors take little cognisance of agriculture’s great economic importance to SA.

Next to gold and combined minerals, organised agriculture is SA’s second biggest foreign exchange earner. The commercial agricultural sector alone provides employment for 1,2 million workers, about 14% of the economically active population. Counting in the dependants of these workers, agriculture provides a livelihood for some five to six million people, 16% of the country’s total population.
While cash wages on farms are generally lower as opposed to those in urban employment (a worldwide economic phenomena) the families of farm workers are usually housed free, are provided where feasible with light and water, have no transport costs, are usually allocated some land which they can use for their own domestic purposes, while many if not most of their children receive their primary education on farm schools. Well over 5 000 primary schools are sited on farms, providing education for almost 500 000 children.

Alongside this, the cooperative movement is also one of the country’s leading employers. With 1 500 branches countrywide, more than 80% of the total marketing and handling of agricultural products is done through cooperatives, representing an annual turnover of more than R22 billion, total assets of some R13 billion and a net profit of R530 million. Additionally, agriculture provides a market of more than R10 billion a year for manufactured products such as fertiliser, pesticides and veterinary remedies and services, as well as farm equipment.

To date Mandela & Co, quite forgetting that it is the farmers who feed the masses, have shown remarkably little understanding of the magnitude of the threat posed both to national stability and the national economy should agriculture suffer further major setbacks. But, indeed, the crisis is nearing the point where it could soon threaten SA’s status as one of the few remaining African states still self-sufficient in food production and one of only seven countries in the world which are regular food exporters.

The ANC and its more radical wing have obviously not yet cottoned on to the fact that if they do not look after the country’s commercial farmers, they will eventually lose them. So far, not many have left SA, because assets are fixed. But signs of dissatisfaction are there. Young people are farming elsewhere or choosing not to farm at all. Where the facts of life (and particularly death) in SA are concerned, ANC/SACP leaders appear to be slow learners.

There could be two main reasons for this, both highly suspect. One, with an election coming up, they do not believe that the protection of White commercial farmers rates as a high priority among Black voters. Two, that it simply does not matter if the SA agricultural industry collapses and disappears because they could buy food more cheaply elsewhere. Both attitudes would be in line with the ANC’s myopic approach to other matters of critical national importance.

The position, indeed, is worse. Not only has the ANC regime demonstrated little political will in preventing these homicidal farm attacks. With the extraordinary solicitude the ANC demonstrates towards the criminal fraternity, it seems it is perfectly happy to allow criminals to dictate the future of this country.

Nightmare Without End

KwaZulu/Natal Agricultural Union president Graham McIntosh summed it up when he said, 16.3.98, that ". . . the government seems incapable of recognising that criminals commit crime, and it is time that the criminals were punished and lived in fear. Instead, law-abiding citizens live in fear." The farm murders, he pointed out, gave "high relevance to the statistics of 65 murders a day in South Africa."

The National Maize Producers Organisation (Nampo) has criticised Messrs Mandela and Mbeki for what it sees as their unwillingness "to publicly address the serious matter of the deliberate extermination of White farmers." Nampo vice-chairman Bully Botma says that "no other country is enduring the anarchy now existing here."

Government attempts to get to the bottom of the matter, to find out why the attacks are being carried out, have been totally unsatisfactory. From Mandela down the ANC reflects a demonstrable ambivalence to the farm killings. At the ANC conference in Mafikeng in December, Mandela poo-poohed the outrage over farm killings as a "tremendous barrage of propaganda." Concern over the farm killings was, he said, the result of a "racist propaganda campaign."

Mandela constantly avers, and uses National Intelligence Agency reports to substantiate this, that the farm murders are the sole work of "common criminals" and there is "no political agenda behind the attacks." Freedom Front leader General Constand Viljoen, himself a cattle farmer in the eastern Mpumalanga province, says he finds the NIA reports "baffling . . . this conclusion is beyond my comprehension."

Do these ANC spokesmen believe their own mythology? I just don’t know. An earlier police report completed last December was never released to the public, apparently because Mandela and "members of the intelligence community" - read the NIA - were unhappy with it. It is understood that the suppressed report argued that criminal motives for the attacks are fuelled by "a number of other motives," among them the land issue, the role of "struggle ideology" and the publicly expressed attitude of prominent politicians.

Certainly, White commercial farmers need not look to agricultural Minister Derek Hanekom for either sympathy or support. A man who seemingly exists in a Marxist time warp, Hanekom appears intentionally to have poisoned relations both with the White farmers, and between farmers and their workers. Many farmers believe his ideologically motivated hostility to be inspired by a determination to get them off the land. Much of the legislation he has promoted ensures the radical politicisation of agriculture.

It has become virtually impossible for farmers to evict unwanted occupiers off their land. The legal process now laid down involves enormous cost and time, as much as two years if everything goes smoothly, which is seldom the case.

While Hanekom, too, sticks faithfully to the view that the farm slayings are a-political, he recently had another go at the White farmers (Citizen, 12.8.98) blaming the murders on income disparity and "poor relationships" between farmers and labour. While this of course could be true in some cases, it was apparently not cited as a major factor in the suppressed report. The acknowledged facts are these:

The contention of most farmers, as well as the SAAU, is that there is a pattern behind the wave of attacks on farmers. At the rate of 500 a year, this alone would suggest an orchestrated campaign.

Farm killings differ from most violent crime in SA because almost all farm attacks appear to be carefully planned and carried out with almost military precision. Farm routines are studied and the attacks staged when the family is most vulnerable.
Many involve brutality of incredible ferocity, psychological terror, kidnapping, rape and attacks on children.

The statistical profile shows the attackers as usually young men, often operating in gangs of six, and with a preparedness to kill. Main demands are for guns and cash. Quite often, however, nothing is taken.

Many farmers live miles from their neighbours and are desperately vulnerable. In such cases the killers, knowing they are unlikely to be impeded in their grisly work, come after dark and do not leave till early morning.

Farmers are attacked more frequently than the rest of the population. They are four times more likely to be murdered. Moreover, the incidence of murder generally has declined, while farm murders have escalated.

From figures provided, it is evident that attacks do represent an abnormal trend. Firearms were stolen in 27% of reported cases; vehicles in 24%.

In numbers of cases there is irrefutable evidence that the attacks were planned and carried out by paid killers from Johannesburg.

Reminiscent of the strategy used by the Mau Mau in Kenya in the 1960s, are the unbelievably cruel attacks on farm animals. Not only do they slash the Achilles tendons, crippling the animal so badly that they have to be destroyed, but huge chunks of flesh are hacked from the living animal.

Government spokesmen claim that 95% to 100% of farm killers have been caught. Very few believe that figure.

One of the NIA reports drafted for the Mandela government provides a different slant to that usually made public: "In almost every case, the degree of violence inflicted upon the victims . . . was completely excessive and totally out of proportion with the objectives . . . in several instances, victims were killed in circumstances where the assailants had accomplished their purpose and it was totally unnecessary to kill. The torture and rape of victims suggests that the attackers do not merely intend to kill the victims, but to inflict pain, humiliation and suffering."

Summing up: The most serious problem facing the country gets the least official attention. Nor can there be any doubt that the Mandela government is not playing open cards on this crisis situation. Which brings us to a question of our own:

The story, apocryphal or not, goes that Julius Nyerere, visiting China, asked Mao Tse-tung how best he could set about imposing communism on Tanzania. Mao replied: "You must destroy the most conservative strata of society: the farmers."

Is that what is happening in SA today? Is it logical to suppose, as Mandela & Co insist, that such large-scale massacre of specific targets, reflecting a sustained pattern of demonic cruelty, is really just the work of a few loose cannon, low-grade thugs and some disgruntled farm workers?

Or are we seeing something very different, charting a unique course to communist hegemony? Is what we are seeing a coordinated, creeping land occupation, an Africanised quasi-nationalisation, the ultimate objective a command economy under centralised control, as always envisaged by the SACP?

As this illustration from the Afrikaans agricultural journal, Landbouweekblad, indicates, the number of SA white farmers killed since May 1994 till now is fully equal to overall casualties to be expected in any low-level civil war. The cartoon reflects 560 tombstones, a figure since overtaken.

APN believes the only effective way to focus global attention on the astounding, near-genocidal numbers of SA farmers being slaughtered is to personalise and internationalise this monstrous scandal. What we recommend is regular publication of lists of the murdered - and the manner of their murder - in half-page ads in the quality UK/US media. While platitudes and promises about their "war on crime" flow thick and fast from Mandela & Co . . . a veritable tour de force of equivocation, now about as believable as a Mother Goose fairytale . . . what the platteland is presently experiencing is a very real terrorist war, a chilling echo of Peter Mokaba’s "Kill the Farmer, Kill the Boer."

Nor was Mokaba alone with his vicious incendiary chant. A decade ago certain SA priests were also exhorting death and destruction for our entire White farming community: a noble Christian message indeed. That vengeful attitude (with Afrikaans farmers the No 1 target) was also deliberately inculcated in the minds of the so-called "liberation forces" by many of their UK/US sponsors, ecclesiastical armchair terrorists again high among them. In a sense, it was a conclusion to the Boer War.

Nevertheless, what we have seen since the 1994 all-race election has been a long series of appalling atrocities, plunging the agricultural community into an abyss of fear, insecurity and growing rage about the Mandela regime’s startling failure to protect them. As far as we could ascertain, no fully annotated list of those murdered on the farms since 1994 as yet exists. Accordingly APN, working on press cuttings and reports from the SA Agricultural Union, has collated its own list of farm murders since January 1 this year. Our list, it must be emphasised, is far from complete. Farm murders are now so common that many don’t even rate a media mention.

But, incomplete as it is, this tally will serve to demonstrate the reign of terror SA farmers face today. Even a cursory examination reflects the high similarity in the methods used in the more brutal killings.

NIGHTMARE WITHOUT END

Jan 16, 98 - Daantjie van Vuuren, 42, shot dead on his farm at Wilgerspoort, near Balfour, Mpumalanga, when the family came under surprise attack by four armed Black men. Mrs Johanna Pieterse, 77, and her daughter, Tinnie van Zyl, 32, were severely beaten and tied up with telephone wire. The robbers seized firearms from a gun safe. A search for the attackers was launched by two policemen and a farmer. In a shoot out, three of the attackers were killed, as was a police officer, Det. Sgt. Lehlohonoto Zondo of the Balfour Detective Unit. Zondo is survived by two sons, Thabo, 8, and Lechaba, 3. The fourth attacker was arrested when he emerged from his hiding place in a dam and tried to sneak past the homes of the farm workers. Police confiscated a 9 mm pistol.

Feb 14,.98 - Mr Piet de Beer, 63, badly wounded in the face and chest and his wife, Maxie, 57, killed when three Black gunmen attacked the couple’s Doringfontein farm at Ottosdal in Natal. At no stage did the killers enter the house, instead bringing it under a hail of gunfire which shattered windows and pierced doors. Mrs de Beer was shot as she tried to call police after her husband was wounded while watching TV. Mr de Beer said he only realised Maxie was dead in the passage of their home when, blinded by blood pouring into his eyes, he stumbled to the bedroom to fetch his shotgun. Maxie had been shot in the chest. Police believe that the attackers had hoped to eliminate the couple and then gain access to the house, in the belief that Mr de Beer kept money from his farm store there.

Feb 16, 98 - Mr Gert Grobler, 42, and his fiancé’s daughter, Engela Smit, 15, hacked to death with an axe when attacked by two Black youths on Plot 270, Ruvel Road, De Deur, Vaal Triangle. Firearms and jewellery taken from the house. Mr Jacon Tsotsi said he was preparing to feed Mr Grobler’s chickens when incessant barking by dogs at the servants quarters drew his attention. "I went over and slowly pushed the door open. The sight in front of me was shocking. Mr Grobler was lying sprawled on the floor, with blood on his face and on the floor." He went to a neighbour, Mr Jan Basson, to call the police. While they waited, Mr Basson went to check on the main house. He saw a shotgun lying in the passage. Jumping over it, he went to Engela’s room. Blood was spattered all over the walls and floor. He crossed to the bed, pulled off the covers and saw Engela’s battered body.

These murders again raised questions of whether racial or political motives were behind the attacks. Agricultural Minister Derek Hanekom declared, 20.2.96, that the "overwhelming motive is pure criminality."
General Viljoen said further investigation on this score was needed. "I cannot understand that the motive for the farm murders is of a criminal nature. Criminality, if that is the motive, can only point to anarchy. People who commit murder just because they have criminal feelings are very sick. How will the President end this anarchy?"

Late February, 1998 - Farm labourer, Elias Nkabinda, 50, hanged and his employer, Gert Johannes Greyling, 70, seriously wounded in attack on farm in Bethal, Mpumalanga. The two victims discovered when a neighbour, J D J van Vuuren, noticed Mr Greyling’s cattle still in the veld at 6.30 p.m., long after they were normally herded into a kraal for the night. Suspecting something was wrong, he went to the farmhouse. Peeping through a window, he saw Mr Greyling lying in a pool of blood, his hands and legs tied behind him with wire. Nkabinda’s body was found hanging from the rafters of his cottage. After Mr Greyling was rushed to hospital police reported: "Mr van Vuuren went to Nkabinda’s house with the intention of asking if he’d seen anything but found the labourer also tied up with wire and hanging from the ceiling rafters. Mr Nkabinda’s severe injuries suggested he had put up a fierce resistance. He may have been hanged for trying to fight his attackers off." Police at that stage could not give a precise time for the attack, because Mr Greyling was still unconscious in ICU.

Mar 1, 98 - Mr Johan Bruell, 63, and his wife, 56, from Randfontein found strangled in their granny flat on a plot in Rikasrus, Randfontein. The house had been ransacked, "with items strewn all over the place."

Mr Chris du Toit of the SAAU says that "despite considerable successes by the police, criminals seem to have no fear of the judicial system, being convinced that they would not be arrested or sentenced." General Viljoen says farmers and their workers are all being targeted - "they should work together for their collective safety."

Mar 5, 98 - Mr Christo Otto Fischer, 65, of the farm Spitskop near Kranskop, KZN, shot three times in the head when he was attacked by three Blacks about 5 p.m. Two men assaulted him as he got out of his bakkie to open a gate at the plantation on his farm. The attackers threw him into the bakkie before driving into the plantation where he was assaulted and shot with his own .32 revolver. His body and bakkie were found late that night. A labourer was later arrested.

Mar 7, 98 - Body of Mr P Rimbo of the farm Nooitgedach, Middelburg, found in his residence, with deep scratch marks. No further details given.

Mar 11, 98 - Theodore Stanley Taitz, 61, shot dead at point blank range within earshot of a police patrol while selling mealies on his farm at New Modder on the East Rand. His attackers approached him at 8 a.m., pretending to be customers, when one produced a gun and shot him. On hearing shots a police Dog Unit patrol on routine crime prevention duty raced to the scene where eyewitnesses pointed out three men jumping into a minibus taxi. One of the murderers shot dead by police after stabbing an officer while trying to escape.

Transvaal Agricultural Union Deputy Chief Manager Jan Human reiterates the organisation’s belief that attacks on farms were politically motivated. "The government has promised people land and welfare, have not delivered and now people are taking (what they want)." He added: "As long as the government makes promises it cannot fulfil, the murders will go on."

Mar 13, 98 - Farmer Burt Weber, 44, of Marble Hall seriously wounded and "cruelly tortured" when his farm came under attack by five armed Black robbers in the early hours of the morning. Mr Weber, who was wounded under his right ear, in the right shoulder, while a bullet that hit him in the chest penetrated a lung, died later in hospital. His wife, Pieta, was assaulted and kicked, and his 12-year old son was pistol whipped about the head. The robbers escaped with R60 000 worth of goods, including two pistols and jewellery. They fled in the family’s white Toyota Corolla.

Mar 13, 98 - Mr Wilfred Murley, 47, of Edwards Farm, Peacevale in the Inchanga area, KZN, died of a gunshot wound in the head after his home was attacked by three armed Black men.

Mar 16, 98 - Dave Ronaldson, 68, was shot dead and his wife, Faye, 65, was pistol whipped when three robbers attacked their farm, Sunrise Seedlings, about 10 km from Pietermaritzburg, KZN.

KZN Agriculture MEC Narend Singh says "attacks on farmers cannot be allowed to continue." He appealed to citizens of the province "to demand a return to civilised standards."

Mar 16, 98 - Sheila, 58, wife of Peter Marais of the farm Newlands, outside Warmbaths in the Northern Province, murdered for her handbag on a deserted dust road. Post mortem showed she had been shot through the chest. Mr Marais found her slumped on the wheel of her car. He at first thought she had suffered a heart attack, but then saw a bullet had passed through her upper right arm into her chest.

Transvaal Agricultural Union president Gert Ehlers says the farm murders "cannot be allowed to continue unchecked . . . (it will) now become increasingly difficult to restrain farmers from taking the law into their own hands."

Mar 17, 98 - Hendrik Rautenbach, 66, critically wounded after Black robbers shot him in the head and killed his wife, Anna Marie, 63, on their Uitylught smallholding near Vereeniging at lunchtime. Police said it appeared that Mr Rautenbach and his wife were overpowered about 1.30 p.m. She was tied up in her bedroom and shot. The robbers, having stolen two firearms, fled in the family vehicle, a Volkswagen Golf.

Mar 20, 98 - Frans Pieter Roussouw, 63, stabbed to death, and his wife, Tokkie, 64, assaulted by two Black youths armed with knives while watching TV at their farmhouse at Modderfontein. The front door was open because it was hot and they were expecting guests. The youths, apparently aged between 16 and 20, walked through the door and told Mr Roussouw they wanted weapons and money. As he got up to open the safe in the bedroom, one of the youths lunged forward and stabbed Mr Roussouw in the heart and stomach. The police commented: "The irony is he wanted to cooperate - and they still stabbed him." The two killers tied Mrs Roussouw to a chair with copper wire. They took a double gauge shotgun, a .22 rifle and a 9mm pistol.

General Viljoen accused the government of not being serious about solving the farm murders. He said the government should appoint a commission of investigation, aided by independent criminologists. "Such an investigation may give wider information as to why criminality in SA is suddenly the order of the day."

Mar 25, 98 - Mantlonipho Ncinane of the farm Sulenkama, Qumbu, overpowered by three suspects at his house and shot dead.

Mar 28, 98 - Mazumbe Madwantsi of the farm Gungqwana, Tsolo, attacked by two unknown Black assailants and killed.

Apr 3, 98 - Mr Muzzufar Kahn, 27, of the farm Blinkwater, Camperdown, KZN, was returning from Pietermaritzburg when he was overpowered at the farm gates by six Black men and shot in the head. His vehicle and money stolen.

Apr 4, 98 - Mr Hendrik Strauss of the farm Palmietfontein near Bloemhof shot dead while asleep in his bedroom. His wife heard two shots, went to investigate and found her husband dead. Suspects unknown, motive unknown.

Apr 6, 98 - The SAAU warns that the safety situation on farms and smallholdings was deteriorating dramatically. This came after a total of 86 farm attacks nationwide were reported in March. "In the latest spate of attacks which once again included White and Black farmers, women and children were not spared. It would seem that the attackers are out to torture people in an attempt to spread fear among the agricultural community."

Apr 14, 98 - Mr Gieljam Otto, 81, and his wife, Isabella, attacked by two unknown Black men on their Weltevreden farm at Roossenekal. Mr Otto was later found in a storeroom, with his hands tightly bound and choked to death. His assailants had crammed his mouth full of fertiliser then gagged him with a cloth wrapped over his nose and mouth. He was also stabbed. Mrs Otto was tied up with wire and locked in the bathroom but managed to release herself and climbed through a window to raise the alarm. The killers must have had advance information because they demanded a shotgun which was locked in the gunsafe and money. Police found the shotgun and a .22 rifle in Mr Otto’s car, which the killers had obviously wished to use in their getaway, but were unable to start.

Apr 4,.98 - Mr George Theron, an invalid, and his wife Susan attacked by unknown Black assailants on their Smallholdings Plot 7, Vanderbijlpark. Mr Theron died after being shot in the neck, chest, jaw and shoulder. Mrs Theron uninjured. Before running away, the killers took Mr Theron’s Vektor 9 mm pistol.

Apr 18, 98 - Potgietersrus farmer and retired police brigadier, Karel Kruger, confronted by six Black men at his farm gate and shot at while he was driving away from his plot in the Jaagbaan smallholding at 10 a.m. He died at the scene. The killers reportedly escaped in a green car and a yellow BMW. His VW-Kombi was stolen.

Apr 18, 98 - Dr Claude Drummond, 70, killed after four men, one pretending to be sick, approached him on his farm near Louis Trichardt. When Dr Drummond took them to his farm surgery the men produced firearms and demanded R7 000. When he said he didn’t have R7 000, he was shot three times in the chest. Jewellery, a firearm and R200 cash stolen.

The province’s MEC for Safety & Security, Seth Nthai, said attacks on farmers had increased. "Total war" would be declared on crime.

Apr 23, 98 - Mr Johannes du Plessis, 53, of Smallholding Plot 7, Drakeville, Vanderbijlpark, attacked on his farm and shot dead. House plundered and three firearms missing.

Apr 30, 98 - Mr John Hamilton, 58, and his wife, Ronnie, 59, attacked on their smallholding about 3 km outside Port St Johns and brutalised for more than two hours in a frenzied attack by two Black men armed with knives and pangas. The two were severely tortured and beaten while their home was ransacked. Mr Hamilton was slashed and hacked to death. One of Mrs Hamilton’s arms was nearly severed by a panga blow. A .22 gun and clothing stolen. A Nelspruit man visiting the area, Mr Mike Kromhout, said: "I’ve never seen anything like it. The house looked as though it had been sprayed in blood. It was like a scene from a horror movie."

May 13, 98 - Mr Norman Alexander McCardle, 76, murdered on his smallholding in Bredell, Kempton Park. Mr McCardle was shot in the upper leg and died at the scene. A neighbour, hearing the shots, fired at the killers, who were carrying a hi-fi and a TV set.

May 13, 98 - Mr Daniel Marais murdered on his farm Maridale, Koffiefontein, by one of his workers. Mr Marais had paid the bail granted the worker, earlier arrested for a previous murder: and was killed by the same worker the next day.

SAAU’s Chris du Toit commented: "The government’s integrity, political will and ability to counter the farm attacks effectively, and to introduce effective sentences which will deter criminals, are being seriously questioned. Emotions are reaching boiling point in the farming community and it is becoming increasingly difficult to suppress these feelings."
May 14, 98 - Bodies of Hannes Marais, 88, and his wife, Anna, 85, found on their farm Baviaanskrans outside Ladysmith in the Cape Karoo. Both had been shot at close range. The bodies were found lying in front of an open safe in a bedroom.

May 15, 98 - Don Delafield, 65, and his wife, Verina, bludgeoned to death in their Leeuwpoort farmhouse outside Rustenburg. The bodies discovered at 9 a.m. Sunday by Mr Boet Klappers, Verina’s father, who lived in a cottage about 40 m from the main house. He investigated when he could not raise the Delafields either by phone or on the intercom. Mr Delafield was at home watching rugby on TV when the killers arrived. Police said it appeared he knew the people and let them into the house as there was no sign of forced entry. At the time of his murder Mr Delafield was recovering from a hip replacement operation and was using a wheelchair. He bled to death after being stabbed in an artery below the ear.

The killers dragged him into a passage while they waited for Verina, who had gone to buy a newspaper. She was ambushed when she returned home about 2.30 p.m. It appeared the killers had waited for her for sometime, as an empty whisky bottle was left on the floor and cigarettes had been stubbed out on the lounge carpet. Verina died of excessive blood loss after suffering massive blows to the head with a poker. The attackers dragged the dying woman into a bedroom. Her underwear was missing and evidence indicated she had been raped. Her hands and feet were tied. The murderers had put the couple’s vicious bull terrier out of action by feeding him boerewors heavily laced with insecticide. Apart from a small pistol, nothing was stolen. Police offered a R30 000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killers.

Chris du Toit accused politicians of initiating attacks on farmers by what he termed "hate" or "revenge" speech . . . "the politicians sought excuses for the attackers and depicted farmers as the enemy."

May 24, 98 - Dennis Peterson, 72, of Frere Farm near Estcourt, KZN, found dead outside his house in the early morning by a cattle herder. Hands tied tightly behind his back and massive contusions to the head. Firearms and a TV missing.

May 26, 98 - James, no other name given, an employee at Sunrise Farm, Barberton, found dead in the farmhouse. Throat slit and deep wounds in the back.

May 26, 98 - While working on his land Mr Barkhuizen, of Fern Aber Farm in Muden, KZN, noticed strangers approaching the residence. While on his way to investigate, he heard shots. He found his wife, Yvonne, dead, with gunshots in her right side. Killers and motive unknown.

May 27, 98 - Hendrik Coetzee, 49, attacked on his remote Valleifontein farm, Lichtenburg, about 9 p.m. after going outside to say goodnight to a neighbour who had been helping him repair a tractor. Before he could get back into the house, his wife Hanna heard shots and her husband shouting. Coetzee’s son, Kobus, 22, ran outside and was shot twice in the hips.



While his father was struggling with two attackers outside, he heard his wife, Johann, scream in the kitchen.

Although badly wounded, he left the two men outside and tackled the man who was struggling with his wife. The attacker shouted for help and the other two came running into the kitchen. Coetzee, who had been a boxer in his youth, grabbed the three and, with a superhuman effort, managed to shove them out of the door, then collapsed and died. He had been shot at least eight times in the chest, neck and elsewhere. The killers also shot dead the family’s pet cat. Police offered a R300 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and convictions of the killers. The Coetzee family were described as "very kind people" by the North West MEC for Agriculture, the Rev Johannes Tselopi.

Mr Tselopi said that farm attacks appeared to be "highly organised and orchestrated," with the purpose of destabilising rural areas and creating a sense of insecurity in order to drive farmers - who were "very important to the economic development of the North West" - away from their farms. Everything possible, he said, should be done to bring attacks on the farms to an end.

May 29, 98 - Mrs Susanna Bodenstein, returning to the farm Saamkop Boerdery, Letsitele, at 4.40 p.m. observed a barricade thrown across the road. She tried to make a U turn but was attacked and shot by two Black men. Killers stole her maroon BMW, cash and Baretta pistol.

May 29, 98 - Albert Mtembo and his wife attacked in their home on the Plaston farm, Witrivier by two unknown Black men. Mr Mtembo shot dead. Suspects fled, having taken a small amount of cash.

June 26, 98 - Mrs Doreen Whelehan, 75, murdered at her Dexter cattle stud farm, Muldersdrif. Mrs Whelehan’s body was found on the floor of her lounge, her hands tied behind her back. Police said a jersey had been thrown over her head and it appeared she had been hit with an unidentified object. House ransacked and a number of electrical appliances taken. Mrs Whelehan had lived alone since the death of her husband, a prominent cattle breeder. The body was found by her domestic worker, Mrs Aletta Senewale, when she arrived for work in the early morning.

Mr Hugo Vorster, chairman, Muldersdrif Ratepayers Association, described the community reaction as one "of absolute shock and horror . . " The attacks on farmers, he said, "are now out of control."


July 4, 1998 - Mrs Martha Oosthuizan, of the farm Zandfontein, Ladismith in the Cape Karoo, found by a farm worker in her kitchen with a gaping wound which was bleeding copiously. The farmworker called the police from a neighbouring farm. On arrival, they found the victim dead. A hand axe covered with blood found on the scene. The suspect, a teenager, his clothes soaked in blood, was apprehended soon after, hiding near the farmstead. He was released on bail, Sept 11, 98.

Mr Frik Bosman, executive general manager of Agriculture Western Cape, previously the Cape Agricultural Union, said the farming community was outraged over the suspect’s early release, especially considering the gruesome nature of the killing. He added: "The suspect was released on bail with normal conditions, but without any of the additional controls one would have expected for a murder as horrific as this." Ironically, much stronger bail conditions were in fact imposed on the suspect when he was re-arrested only hours after his release, this time for trespassing.

July 5, 98 - Johannes Hendrik Francois Robertze, 61, his wife, Janet, 50, and his brother-in-law, Willem Brits, 60, all shot dead on their farm Klipplaatdrief, Mpumalanga. A .303 rifle and bullets belonging to Mr Robertze were found in a Mercedes-Benz found abandoned about 12 km from the murder scene. The husband and wife were found dead in the farm kitchen. Mr Brits was found in the outside room, his hands tied behind his back. Suspects: two unknown Black men.

July 5, 98 - Mr Abraham Fourie, of the farm Coetzeerrust, Welkom, last seen alive at midday repairing a boundary fence. At 5.30 p.m. a farmworker found Mr Fourie dead in a labourer’s cottage. The victim had a wire round his neck and had various chop wounds on the body.

July 19, 98 - Mr Rautenbach, of the farm West Lisley, Underberg, overpowered by an unknown Black man who had gained entry into his home through a window. Victim hit over the head with a heavy blunt object and killed. Three firearms missing.

July 24, 98 - Mr Philipus Greeff, 76, and his wife, Maretha, 72, both shot in the head on their farm Middlewater, in Hanover, Western Cape. The two suspects had been released early in accordance with Nelson Mandela’s "birthday gift" amnesty to 9 000 prisoners. Killers fled in the Greeff’s bakkie, which they overturned about 9 km from the farm.

July 29, .98 - Mrs Elizabeth Radloff murdered on the family farm at Ficksburg when her husband, David, was called away to investigate a veld fire. On his return he found his wife’s body about five metres from their home. She had been stabbed in the neck and stomach. A cross had been cut into her chest. Police arrested a 35-year old farm worker about 2 km from the home. He had earlier been in a dispute with Mr Radloff, who had tried to break up a quarrel between the man and his girl friend.

July 30, 98 - Attackers targeted the farm Geluksrus in Mooi River, KZN, owned by Christoffel Buys, a member of a well-known Natal pioneering family, and his wife, Dinah, while they were entertaining dinner guests, Mr and Mrs Piet Erasmus, about 9 p.m. As they were sitting at the table a dining room window was shattered by gun fire. A Black man with a balaclava over his face appeared and fired several shots at Mrs Buys and Mr Erasmus. Mr Erasmus, 46, shot in the chest, died instantly. Mrs Buys was shot in the head and died in an ambulance en route to hospital. The attacker forced Mrs Erasmus outside at gunpoint and stole her jewellery and car keys. Mr Buys, paralysed in a previous attack in 1996, fired shots at the attackers after which they set his car alight and fled.

July 31, .98 - The body of Mr Thys van Huyssteen, 30, of the farm Welkom in Viljoenskroon in the Bloemfontein area, found by workers in his home. He had been shot in the head and neck. Three Black men arrested.

Aug 1, 98 - Mrs Johanna van Wyk, 40, of the farm Bitterspoort in the Carnarvon area, Northern Cape, killed after being struck on the head with a heavy iron pot.

Aug 4, 98 - After a massive search, the bloodied body of Mr Andre Breytenbach, 60, chairman of the local farmers union, discovered about 4 km from his homestead. He went missing from his Ruigtevlei farm near Louis Trichardt after taking his workers home to Botlokwa township. The killers apparently ambushed Mr Breytenbach when he climbed out of his vehicle to open his farm gate on his return. He was shot in the stomach before his body was dumped in the veld. His attackers fled in his white Isuzu bakkie, after placing the vehicle’s registration plates at his head and feet. The bakkie was found about 20 km from the murder scene, almost totally burnt out, the police believed to destroy any clues. His rifle, 9 mm pistol and wrist watch were missing. Police offered a R50 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers.

Aug 9, - One of the most gruesome atrocities in SA criminal history occurred on the farm Boschrug near George in the Western Cape, after a hostage drama in which four people were butchered and set alight, one while still alive, and three others injured. What started off as a peaceful Sunday morning on Apple Grove Farm turned into a bloodbath when an armed Coloured man, believed to have been a former employee at Apple Grove, arrived at the farmhouse, surprising the middle-aged owners, Tommy and Ria Heathfield. They were attacked and taken hostage.

Around 9.30 a.m. Isabel Lamprecht, her son Krisjan and friends Marchant Gerber and Andrew Reid arrived on the farm to accompany the Heathfields to church. The six were missed at the service and the minister, Pastor Solomon Raats of the Pentecostal Protestant Church, and Reid’s father, Bobby, drove out to Apple Grove. The attacker was waiting for them. He leapt out of a side door, shouting: "Here are two more White people to shoot." He forced Reid into the farmhouse. Raats was ordered to return to town and fetch R3 000 in cash by 2 p.m. Instead, he alerted the police, who swung into action. A large police contingent was converging on the farm when the suspect spotted them.

Using Isabel Lamprecht as a shield, he tried to make a break for it in the Heathfield’s Volkswagen, with the police in hot pursuit. Mrs Lamprecht managed to jump out of the vehicle which suspect rolled before fleeing into the mountains.
It was when the police entered the farmhouse that the full horror of the situation became apparent. Dead and dying were strewn all over the house. Ria Heathfield, Gerber and Andrew Reid were dead, their bodies torched. Bobby Reid had suffered serious head wounds and been set alight, and died later in hospital. Ria Heathfield had been stripped naked and been raped by the killer. Members of the ambulance service had to use fire extinguishers to quench the flames around the bodies. Suspect later arrested at a road block.

Aug 25, 98 - Mr Roelof Vermeulen of Plot 4, Randfontein, and his domestic servant attacked in the farmhouse by two armed Black men. Mr Vermeulen murdered, suspects try unsuccessfully to escape in his bakkie. They got away with a safe and R5 000 in cash.

Aug 27, 98 - The body of Johannes Henry van Heerden, 67, found dead in his bed on the Nooitgedacht farm at Kromdraai, near Witbank, with his hands and legs bound with telephone cord at about 7 a.m. He had been savagely beaten on the back of the head and socks had been stuffed in his mouth. His face was covered with a jersey. A widower, Mr van Heerden had apparently tried to alert his son, who lives on a neighbouring farm, using a two-way radio. The son went to his father’s house, where he found the body. Mr van Heerden’s bakkie was missing. Police said there was no sign of forced entry and his firearm was left lying on top of his wardrobe. Mr van Heerden had survived three previous farm attacks. Before that, he was assaulted in two attempted robberies.

Aug 27, 98 - Frederick Jabocus "Bokkie" Human, 46, of the farm Welgemoet in the Paterson area, Eastern Cape, killed by attackers posing as cattle buyers. They are thought to have tricked Mr Human into locking his dogs away minutes before the daytime attack. A domestic worker found his body still in the lounge chair after hearing the shots. Police said it appeared the attackers fled without taking anything when another farmer arrived almost immediately after the shooting. Mr Human was not married and lived alone. Bushmen and tracker dogs picked up the trail of the killers who were arrested in the Zuurberg Mountains.

Aug 28, 98 - Mr Marius Louis du Preez, 36, who lived on a farm near Lothair, died after being shot in the back. Mr du Preez made a living by buying milk from farmers and reselling it. Police say that on the day of his murder he was selling milk in the village of Dundonald when three Black youths approached him from behind. Two witnesses saw one of the three fire shots at Mr du Preez, hitting him in the spine. They made off with his moonbag, which probably contained some cash and his firearm. He died instantly. While the police believed the motive for the attack was robbery, they were puzzled why the attackers did not take Mr du Preez’s bakkie. "The only thing we can think of is that they did not drive."

A telling example of the farmers demand for a return of the death penalty.

Aug 29, 98 - The entire Eastern Cape farming community was enraged at the murder of Mr George Wylie, 76, of the farm Upper Glenwyn, Grahamstown, while lying seriously ill in bed. A very respected member of the community, Mr Wylie was the oldest producer and distributor of dairy products in SA. About 3 p.m. on the day of the attack his son, Peter, who lives with his wife Gillian in a separate house on the farm, heard a muffled bang from his parent’s home. As he approached a small Black man, "probably in his early twenties," came out, waving a gun and shouting "Money! Money!"

He forced Peter into his own home and told him to open the gun safe. He was told to lie on the floor. A second assailant then entered. Peter was told to find money for the second robber. He found R220. While handing this to the man, he managed to press the panic button. The first robber, standing one metre away, immediately fired a shot from a 9 mm pistol. "The bullet whizzed past my ear."

The robbers fled in George Wylie’s Volkswagen Fox, later found abandoned near Joza. Together with a security guard who had just arrived, Peter went to see his father. They found him on his bloodsoaked bed, shot just below the ribs but still alive. The guard administered first aid but Mr Wylie died soon afterward. He and his wife had lived on the farm for 50 years. Suspects took a R4 military assault rifle, a 7.65 mm pistol and a .22 revolver.

Aug 30, 98 - A retired Spoornet official, Mr Andre Stander, 65, found murdered on his farmstead in Dyesseldorpontset, Oudtshoorn, Southern Cape, after being attacked by two intruders. He was stabbed in the left side of his body and battered round the face and head with a heavy object. When a neighbour, Neels Slabbert, arrived the killers fled. Mrs Annie Stander, 65, was in church at the time her husband was slain.

Sept 4, 98 - John Jackson, 41, and his family attacked by five Black men soon after arriving at their Pongola farm, northern KwaZulu/Natal. The men leapt on Johnson. He was shot and stabbed to death while his wife sustained minor injuries. Their three children escaped physically unhurt. The suspects fled with Jackson’s .38 revolver.

Sept 5, 98 - Cecil Frauenstein, 58, a farmer in the Kidd’s Beach area of the Eastern Cape, hacked to death outside his home. Police said Mr Frauenstein went out in the early morning to milk his cows. An elderly farmworker who witnessed the attack said five Black men were involved, three of them armed with knives, one with a panga, the other with a firearm. "They stabbed and hacked and slashed the farmer repeatedly, after which they ran away."

Commenting on the continued killings, Safety & Security Minister Mr Sydney Mufamadi said they had "potentially divisive implications." Although unfounded, "the persisting suspicion that there might be another motivation other than common criminality provides fertile ground for racial tension, and even violence."

Sept 7, 98 - Mr L B Thorne, a company director living in the picturesque Plaston area outside Witrivier, brutally murdered on his smallholding. According to Inspector Okkie Brits, the investigating officer, Mr Theron, a part-time farmer and director of VGS Engineering, the attackers gained entrance by forcing the kitchen burglar proofing. They overpowered Thorne in the lounge where he had probably fallen asleep in front of the TV. A lattice-work gate in the passage which Throne usually locked when he went to bed, stood open. He was savagely beaten and chopped with various objects, then finally strangled with a belt. The injuries were so extensive that police could not immediately determine whether he had also been shot.

According to Brits, Thorne was extremely security conscious and had installed electrified, strengthened burglar proofing over a security gate in the passage between the bedrooms; a front door which could be jammed with a crossbar on the inside, as well as owning six large dogs and a number of firearms. The attackers fled in Thorne’s bakkie with an unknown number of weapons. The bakkie was found abandoned on Saturday in the Jerusalem Trust area, about 15 km from the property.

Infuriated farmers in the Eastern Cape demonstrated outside the Alexandra Magistrates Court when the four accused in the "Bokkie" Human murder case appeared for their first hearing. Here farmers face a graphic demonstration of their demand for a return of the death penalty. - Photographs: Eastern Province Herald.

Photographs by Eastern Province Herald

Source:The Aida Parker Newsletter
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