Wednesday, 30 August 2006

Intruders attack couple

28/08/2006 14:01 - (SA)

Johannesburg - A couple had a narrow escape after they were attacked on their farm while they slept, North West police reported on Monday.

Inspector Erica Roos said that on Sunday Jacobus Stephanus Davel, 60, and his wife, Silvia Annetta Davel, 59, were asleep at their farm at Shylock, Rustenburg, when they were woken up by the sound of intruders who used a crowbar to gain entry.

Davel rushed to the kitchen where he grabbed a butcher's knife, while Mrs Davel stayed behind in the bedroom, said Roos.

"One of the suspects went to the bedroom and attacked Mrs Davel with the crowbar. She sustained head injuries. The second suspect fired two shots at Mr Davel.

"One projectile hit (Davel) in the lower leg and the other went past his head. The second projectile only scratched his forehead".

The suspects fled the scene and the Davels drove themselves to the Fern Crest Hospital in Tlhabane. Mrs Davel was treated and discharged but her husband was admitted.

"Evidence shows that after the couple left for the hospital, the suspects came back and took several items from the house," said Roos.


'Shoot the white bitch'

29/08/2006 23:33 - (SA)

Pieter Jordaan, Beeld

Krugersdorp - A businesswoman has been raped by two men who kidnapped her, then threatened to "shoot the white bitch".

The ordeal began when the 49-year-old woman stopped at robots about 16:00 on the road to Randfontein, said police spokesperson Paula Nothnagel.

A man who asked to remain anonymous told Beeld he had been told by "someone close to the woman" that a man had indicated to her at the robots that one of her tyres was flat.

The man said: "She waved an acknowledgement and to say thank you and continued driving.

"She stopped near a garage on the road to Randfontein and leaned out of the car to look at the tyre.

"All of a sudden, there were men at the window.

"Four men got into the car and put a revolver to her head. They ordered her to drive to a nearby mine dump."

Threatened to 'come back and get you'

The man said the woman was kicked and beaten "and two barbarians raped her".

"They tied her hands behind her back and shouted: 'Shoot the white bitch'."

After they took her jewellery, cellphone and credit cards from her bag, they fled, but told her they would return "to get you".

"She managed to free her hands and found her car still had the keys in the ignition."

Nothnagel said that the "seriously traumatised" woman drove to a doctor in Krugersdorp for treatment.


Tuesday, 29 August 2006

Africa has no conscience

From the News Archives of: WWW.AfricanCrisis.Org

Date & Time Posted: 8/29/2006

USA: Africa has no Conscience

[Here is another excellent article from Albert Brenner in the USA. Jan]

Africa has no conscience

By: Albert Brenner

What makes a human being choose a specific course of action when faced with a moral choice? To give an example; what impels a man in Austria to fastidiously separate plastic from paper rubbish before disposal, and what impels a man in South Africa to rape and murder a baby? The cynicism of the world-weary will now raise its paw and state that all moral behavior is based on the avoidance of pain. This is true, for the most part. The fear of physical pain certainly still tops the list in ensuring compliance with socio-cultural norms and values. A person will definitely think twice about transgressing when faced with severe pain in the form of whipping or, ultimate pain in the form of being 'drawn and quartered'. The threat of physical pain surely goes a long way in ensuring moral compliance in primitive societies.

When this threat is gone, all hell breaks loose. This can be witnessed in South Africa where more people have been murdered (250 000+) after 1994, than all the people who met violent deaths in the whole of the country's 20th century history. South Africa boasts a staggering 50 murders and 43 child-rapes per day. Similar break-downs of law and order are evident when African dictators are toppled by new ones. The aftermath of hurricane Katrina in New Orleans also showed similar patterns of behavior.

The second, more civilized, inducement not to transgress is the fear of psycho-social and socio-cultural humiliation in front of one's peers. For example, the Austrian man's efforts (separating waste) are motivated by his assurance of not being humiliated by his peers when accused of being environmentally-unfriendly. Having always regarded themselves as Westerners, white South Africans ended Apartheid because they just couldn't stand the humiliation by their peers in the West anymore. In short: the West demanded adherence to human rights, and they complied.

It goes without saying that the peers in one civilization are not necessarily the same peers in another. China, for example, doesn't give a damn about democracy or human rights, but they enjoy favored trade nation status in America. Different strokes for different folks, it would seem. Thabo Mbeki's refusal to believe that AIDS is caused by a virus is a very good example of a non-existent fear of peer humiliation across cultures. Being African (Xhosa), the socio-cultural matrix of his society's belief-systems have zero relation to the high status the scientific world-view has in advanced civilizations. In other words, he certainly has no fear of being humiliated in the West when postulating similar idiocies.

This also applies to moral sanctioning in Africa. Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe and innumerable other African dictators have no compunction whatsoever to trample on western-induced norms and values (e.g. human rights) because these moral imperatives have never been part of their socio-cultural belief-systems. One cannot compare apples to pears, and African leaders certainly don't fear humiliation by those in the West who they do not regard as peers. Mandela's dismal failure to humiliate Mugabe is but one example of Africans looking at the same bearings on the same moral compass.

The West has always been the fiercest in safeguarding its most preciously held moral convictions. And given the West's soul-piercing introspection after moral regressions, it is no wonder that this civilization has, for the most part, progressed past the phase where fear of physical pain is the only guarantee of moral rectitude. "There can be no more poetry after Auswitsch", these words by the philosopher Theodor Adorno encapsulate the hell the West's conscience went though after the horrors of WWII. We instinctively cringe when we hear about rumors of torture like in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. This is not so in other civilizations.

Getting back to Africa; has any African intellectual or political leader ever displayed the depth of moral anguish of an Adorno, when confronted with African horrors like, for example, the genocide in Rwanda, the mutilations in Liberia and the 2.4 million people who have been slaughtered in the Congo in the past 10 years? No. Having only the fear of physical pain to guide them, African dictators will only start criticizing their peers once their own physical security is threatened. This is the reason why African dictators cling to power with all their might; they will suffer physical pain (mostly death) when losing power.

This is not a problem in the West. It suffices to say that Western morality has never played a major part in any of the careers of 99% of African leaders and their people. Whether the morality of the West is the best, is obviously another story. Today's terrorist is tomorrow's freedom fighter (e.g. Mandela and Nazrallah), and the moral 'axis of evil' and 'coalition of the good' certainly stays in tune with the flux of time and the will of the powerful. But, the fortitude of the individual conscience will always be the cornerstone of all civilized behavior.

It is this entity which guarantees that the individual will think of the welfare of his fellow man, even if the consequences of his/her actions cannot be traced back to him/her. To give an example; why not rape a baby if you know the police will not catch you. South Africa has a 10% conviction rate for murder and a 4.3% conviction rate for rape. And why not partake in the mind-boggling corruption and graft that is part and parcel of Africa's mind-set? In short; why stop when you have no fear of physical pain or psychosocial and socio-cultural humiliation?

The third, and even more advanced, regulator of individual moral behavior is the fear of divine retribution – i.e. I'll suffer eternal pain when I join the after-life. This uniquely religious impulse is the motivating factor behind singularly self-less and self-sacrificing moral behavior. The individual with this conscience fears neither physical pain, nor public humiliation. And in combination with the Christian idea of brotherly love, this conscience is the stuff of legends, to put it bluntly.

The 'formation' of the Western conscience has a very long history. It started with the Biblical Adam and continued with Noah's righteousness, Socrates' refusal to bow to the non-questionable norm, Jesus' brotherly love, Luther's reaffirmation of human choice, the French Revolution, the abolition of slavery, de-colonization and the demolishing of Apartheid. All these paradigmatic moments have resulted in a conscience which is the most self-regulatory existence has ever seen. It is the reason why Hitler was defeated, it is the reason why white South Africans abolished Apartheid and it is the reason why whites didn't loot and shoot after hurricane Katrina.

The humanism of the liberal will now raise its hind-leg and state that human beings are inherently good (innocent) and that the fear of punishment actually causes morally 'bad' behavior. To give an example; liberal educators and psychologists firmly believe that a good smack on the bottom of a child who is sticking his fingers into a live power-socket, will lead to the child becoming a violent human being when he grows up. It suffices to say that all of recorded history has shown that human beings are not inherently good, and can therefore not be trusted do the 'right' (and sane) thing without some or other fear of pain to regulate their behavior. Yes Mbeki, AIDS is caused by a virus!

What regulates moral behavior in one civilization definitely does not regulate moral behavior in another. Does China really want to give universal suffrage and human right to its citizens, does India really want to uplift its lower classes and do African leaders really give a damn about the individual fates of their people? We would like to say yes, but that is only because we have the conscience of the West. And this conscience will also be our downfall.

Having stripped the God part from the true meaning of life ' Love God, and love your neighbor', we are stuck with the insecurities of a conscience solely motivated by loving our neighbor – i.e. the existential-humanism of postmodernism. Have we ever seriously asked ourselves the question whether our neighbor is also doing his utmost to love us as well? Even a cursory glance at the moral anarchy in post-1994 South Africa, clearly illustrates what is in store for the West in the next 50 -100 years. The loss of the regulatory power of the civilized conscience will cause such societal degeneration that serious inter-civilization and inter-racial conflict would be inevitable.

The individuals of other civilizations, Africans in particular, should seriously start asking themselves the question whether they are treating their neighbor, like they want to be treated themselves? The way Africans treat each other makes one ashamed to be human being. It is an open sore in the conscience of all that is civilized. And milking the conscience of the West for every tear that it's worth just because Africans are slaughtering Africans on a daily basis, can never suffice as an excuse for the fact that Africa's conscience refuses to progress past the phase of fear of physical pain. What about moral pain? That pain which Africa causes the civilized world every time one switches on the TV and is forced to witness the horrors of primitive behavior unleashed. Grow up! Real pain comes from within. It is called a conscience.

Source:African Crisis

Monday, 28 August 2006

Let Africa Sink

Kim du Toit - May 26, 2002 2:40 PM

When it comes to any analysis of the problems facing Africa, Western society, and particularly people from the United States, encounter a logical disconnect that makes clear analysis impossible. That disconnect is the way life is regarded in the West (it’s precious, must be protected at all costs etc.), compared to the way life, and death, are regarded in Africa. Let me try to quantify this statement.

In Africa, life is cheap. There are so many ways to die in Africa that death is far more commonplace than in the West. You can die from so many things--snakebite, insect bite, wild animal attack, disease, starvation, food poisoning… the list goes on and on. At one time, crocodiles accounted for more deaths in sub-Saharan Africa than gunfire, for example. Now add the usual human tragedy (murder, assault, warfare and the rest), and you can begin to understand why the life expectancy for an African is low--in fact, horrifyingly low, if you remove White Africans from the statistics (they tend to be more urbanized, and more Western in behavior and outlook). Finally, if you add the horrifying spread of AIDS into the equation, anyone born in sub-Saharan Africa this century will be lucky to reach age forty.

I lived in Africa for over thirty years. Growing up there, I was infused with several African traits--traits which are not common in Western civilization. The almost-casual attitude towards death was one. (Another is a morbid fear of snakes.)

So because of my African background, I am seldom moved at the sight of death, unless it’s accidental, or it affects someone close to me. (Death which strikes at strangers, of course, is mostly ignored.) Of my circle of about eighteen or so friends with whom I grew up, and whom I would consider "close", only about ten survive today--and not one of the survivors is over the age of fifty. Two friends died from stepping on landmines while on Army duty in Namibia. Three died in horrific car accidents (and lest one thinks that this is not confined to Africa, one was caused by a kudu flying through a windshield and impaling the guy through the chest with its hoof--not your everyday traffic accident in, say, Florida). One was bitten by a snake, and died from heart failure. Another also died of heart failure, but he was a hopeless drunkard. Two were shot by muggers. The last went out on his surfboard one day and was never seen again (did I mention that sharks are plentiful off the African coasts and in the major rivers?). My situation is not uncommon in South Africa--and north of the Limpopo River (the border with Zimbabwe), I suspect that others would show worse statistics.

The death toll wasn’t just confined to my friends. When I was still living in Johannesburg, the newspaper carried daily stories of people mauled by lions, or attacked by rival tribesmen, or dying from some unspeakable disease (and this was pre-AIDS Africa too) and in general, succumbing to some of Africa’s many answers to the population explosion. Add to that the normal death toll from rampant crime, illness, poverty, flood, famine, traffic, and the police, and you’ll begin to get the idea.

My favorite African story actually happened after I left the country. An American executive took a job over there, and on his very first day, the newspaper headlines read: "Three Headless Bodies Found".

The next day: "Three Heads Found".

The third day: "Heads Don’t Match Bodies".

You can’t make this stuff up.

As a result of all this, death is treated more casually by Africans than by Westerners. I, and I suspect most Africans, am completely inured to reports of African suffering, for whatever cause. Drought causes crops to fail, thousands face starvation? Yup, that happened many times while I was growing up. Inter-tribal rivalry and warfare causes wholesale slaughter? Yep, been happening there for millennia, long before Whitey got there. Governments becoming rich and corrupt while their populations starved? Not more than nine or ten of those. In my lifetime, the following tragedies have occurred, causing untold millions of deaths: famine in Biafra, genocide in Rwanda, civil war in Angola, floods in South Africa, famine in Somalia, civil war in Sudan, famine in Ethiopia, floods in Mozambique, wholesale slaughter in Uganda, and tribal warfare in every single country. There are others, but you get the point.

Yes, all this was also true in Europe--maybe a thousand years ago. But not any more. And Europe doesn’t teem with crocodiles, ultra-venomous snakes and so on.

The Dutch controlled the floods. All of Europe controls famine--it’s non-existent now. Apart from a couple of examples of massive, state-sponsored slaughter (Nazi Germany, Communist Russia), Europe since 1700 doesn’t even begin to compare to Africa today. Casual slaughter is another thing altogether--rare in Europe, common in Africa.

More to the point, the West has evolved into a society with a stable system of government, which follows the rule of law, and has respect for the rights and life of the individual--none of which is true in Africa.

Among old Africa hands, we have a saying, usually accompanied by a shrug: "Africa wins again." This is usually said after an incident such as:

a beloved missionary is butchered by his congregation, for no apparent reason a tribal chief prefers to let his tribe starve to death rather than accepting food from the Red Cross (would mean he wasn’t all-powerful, you see) an entire nation starves to death, while its ruler accumulates wealth in foreign banks a new government comes into power, promising democracy, free elections etc., provided that the freedom doesn’t extend to the other tribe the other tribe comes to power in a bloody coup, then promptly sets about slaughtering the first tribe etc, etc, etc, ad nauseam, ad infinitum. The prognosis is bleak, because none of this mayhem shows any sign of ending. The conclusions are equally bleak, because, quite frankly, there is no answer to Africa’s problems, no solution that hasn’t been tried before, and failed.

Just go to the CIA World Fact Book, pick any of the African countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi etc.), and compare the statistics to any Western country (eg. Portugal, Italy, Spain, Ireland). The disparities are appalling--and it’s going to get worse, not better. It has certainly got worse since 1960, when most African countries achieved independence. We, and by this I mean the West, have tried many ways to help Africa. All such attempts have failed.

Charity is no answer. Money simply gets appropriated by the first, or second, or third person to touch it (17 countries saw a decline in real per capita GNP between 1970 and 1999, despite receiving well over $100 billion in World Bank assistance).

Food isn’t distributed. This happens either because there is no transportation infrastructure (bad), or the local leader deliberately withholds the supplies to starve people into submission (worse).

Materiel is broken, stolen or sold off for a fraction of its worth. The result of decades of "foreign aid" has resulted in a continental infrastructure which, if one excludes South Africa, couldn’t support Pittsburgh.

Add to this, as I mentioned above, the endless cycle of Nature’s little bag of tricks--persistent drought followed by violent flooding, a plethora of animals, reptiles and insects so dangerous that life is already cheap before Man starts playing his little reindeer games with his fellow Man--and what you are left with is: catastrophe.

The inescapable conclusion is simply one of resignation. This goes against the grain of our humanity--we are accustomed to ridding the world of this or that problem (smallpox, polio, whatever), and accepting failure is anathema to us. But, to give a classic African scenario, a polio vaccine won’t work if the kids are prevented from getting the vaccine by a venal overlord, or a frightened chieftain, or a lack of roads, or by criminals who steal the vaccine and sell it to someone else. If a cure for AIDS was found tomorrow, and offered to every African nation free of charge, the growth of the disease would scarcely be checked, let alone reversed. Basically, you’d have to try to inoculate as many two-year old children as possible, and write off the two older generations.

So that is the only one response, and it’s a brutal one: accept that we are powerless to change Africa, and leave them to sink or swim, by themselves.

It sounds dreadful to say it, but if the entire African continent dissolves into a seething maelstrom of disease, famine and brutality, that’s just too damn bad. We have better things to do--sometimes, you just have to say, "Can’t do anything about it.

The viciousness, the cruelty, the corruption, the duplicity, the savagery, and the incompetence is endemic to the entire continent, and is so much of an anathema to any right-thinking person that the civilized imagination simply stalls when faced with its ubiquity, and with the enormity of trying to fix it. The Western media shouldn’t even bother reporting on it. All that does is arouse our feelings of horror, and the instinctive need to do something, anything--but everything has been tried before, and failed. Everything, of course, except self-reliance.

All we should do is make sure that none of Africa gets transplanted over to the U.S., because the danger to our society is dire if it does. I note that several U.S. churches are attempting to bring groups of African refugees over to the United States, European churches the same for Europe. Mistake. Mark my words, this misplaced charity will turn around and bite us, big time.

Even worse would be to think that the simplicity of Africa holds some kind of answers for Western society: remember Mrs. Clinton’s little book, "It Takes A Village"? Trust me on this: there is not one thing that Africa can give the West which hasn’t been tried before and failed, not one thing that isn’t a step backwards, and not one thing which is worse than, or that contradicts, what we have already.

So here’s my (tongue-in-cheek) solution for the African fiasco: a high wall around the whole continent, all the guns and bombs in the world for everyone inside, and at the end, the last one alive should do us all a favor and kill himself.

Inevitably, some Kissingerian realpolitiker is going to argue in favor of intervention, because in the vacuum of Western aid, perhaps the Communist Chinese would step in and increase their influence in the area. There are two reasons why this isn’t going to happen.

Firstly, the PRC doesn’t have that kind of money to throw around; and secondly, the result of any communist assistance will be precisely the same as if it were Western assistance. For the record, Mozambique and Angola are both communist countries--and both are economic disaster areas. The prognosis for both countries is disastrous--and would be the same for any other African country.

The West can’t help Africa. Nor should we. The record speaks for itself.

Source: The other side of Kim du Toit

Police warn women about serial rapists

August 28 2006 at 05:01AM

By Graeme Hosken and Barry Bateman

Pretoria police are investigating reports that a gang of serial rapists and armed robbers is targeting female students in Brooklyn and Hatfield.

In the past seven months, five University of Pretoria students have been attacked and raped in three house robberies.

The latest attack occurred during the early hours of Thursday morning when three men armed with knives overpowered three women before raping two of them and assaulting the third.

'These are not random attacks'

It is believed that the gang has been responsible for at least 12 attacks on female university students since February.

The gang of three, according to police sources and private investigator Mike Bolhuis, targets women students living in communes, following the intended targets for nearly a week before launching an attack in the early hours of the morning.

Bolhuis said the gang specifically targeted women living in communes which had no alarm or security systems.

He said he had been commissioned by the parents of five victims to investigate the attacks on their daughters.

"We believe that three attacks - the one on Thursday and two others in February and April - are linked.

"We are also investigating seven similar attacks in which female students were attacked, raped and their homes looted," he said.

Bolhuis said that in Thursday's attack the three students were overpowered by their attackers and tied to chairs.

After tying up their victims, the men and raped two of the women and assaulted the third.

They then stole jewellery, cellphones, money and other valuables.

Bolhuis said that the three attacks, as well as the other seven under investigation, had been carried out in a similar manner.

"These are not random attacks.

"They are planned meticulously and the victims and their homes are specifically targeted," he said.

Bolhuis urged female students and women living alone or in communes to be alert and on the watch for strangers loitering near their homes.

Police spokesperson Inspector Anton Breedt confirmed that Thursday's attack had started at about 1am.

He said: "Three men armed with knives broke into their garden flat and attacked them.

"Two of the women were raped by two of the men.

"The intruders then stole cellphones, jewellery and clothes before fleeing the scene," Breedt said.

He said that no arrests had been made, but that the police were following up all leads.

Anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the attackers can call Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

This article was originally published on page 4 of Pretoria News on August 28, 2006


Robber 'wanted to rob whites'

28/08/2006 07:26 - (SA)

Christel Raubenheimer, Beeld

Pretoria - A robber was apparently furious at the weekend when he found out his victims were black and not white.

Karobo Mohapeloa, 26, said one of the two robbers was angry when he realised the house they were busy robbing belonged to a black woman. They nevertheless continued to rob them.

According to Mohapeloa the two men arrived at the house in Garsfontein, traditionally a white area in eastern Pretoria, at about 20:00. Mohapeloa was threatened with a firearm while the second robber gathered the rest of the residents.

The owner of the house was not home, but the robbers said they would wait for her return in order to take her car. They later changed this plan.

'Blacks shouldn't live in suburbs'

One of the men allegedly told Mohapeloa that he had been in prison for a long time and that blacks should not live in the suburbs. "I'm not sure where he actually wanted us to live," said Mohapeloa.

The men took about R5 000 in cash and cellphones before fleeing. Mohapeloa's girlfriend was in another room and called the police, who arrived minutes later and launched a search for the suspects.

The police shortly afterwards spotted the two men in a nearby street and stopped. One of the suspects opened fire on the police, said inspector Anton Breedt, a police spokesperson.

Police fired back, but the man kept shooting. One of the men was hit in the chest and he died in the street.

His accomplice was arrested.

The police members were not hurt. "I don't feel sorry for the dead man. He threatened us and got what he deserved," said Mohapeloa.

"The children (who were inside the house) were frightened. I just hoped that nothing would happen to them."

He had told the robbers to take what they wanted and leave without hurting anybody.


Sunday, 27 August 2006

'SA reënboog het 1 kleur: Bloedrooi'

Aug 25 2006 09:44:11:797PM - (SA)

Christel Raubenheimer

Die reënboogland het net een kleur: dié van bloed.

Dít was die woorde van ’n hartseer mnr. Gert Saaiman wie se vrou, Zelda (49), eergisteraand koelbloedig voor die gesin se huis in Brooklyn, Pretoria, doodgeskiet is.

Weens die kwaai haelstorm wat dele van Pretoria in daardie stadium getref het, het niemand die skote gehoor wat me. Saaiman se lewe geëis het nie.

Die moordenaar het net met haar handsak en selfoon gevlug.

Die egpaar se jongste dogter, Jessica (14), was alleen tuis toe mev. Saaiman omstreeks 19:30 by die huis gekom het. Jessica het wel ’n geskreeu gehoor en haar ouer suster, Bianca (19), gebel.

Dié het net minute vantevore by die huis gery en omgedraai toe sy die oproep kry. Sy kon weens die haelstorm se geraas net die woord “skiet” uitmaak.

Me. Saaiman het aan die huiswerker se deur gehamer en toe op ’n bed inmekaargesak nadat die aanvaller haar verskeie kere in die gesig en nek geskiet het. Die huiswerker het by die kamer uitgevlug en haar saam met Jessica in die huis toegesluit.

“Ek dink my ma wou net die huis beskerm, omdat sy geweet het my sussie is alleen daar binne.

“Sy was nie die soort wat sou baklei nie. Sy sou haar goed gegee het as iemand haar daarvoor gevra het.”

Bianca was minute ná haar suster se oproep tuis en steeds onder die indruk dat Jessica seergekry het.

Sy het besef haar ma het iets oorgekom toe sy haar motor verlate in die oprit sien.

Sy en ’n buurman het na me. Saaiman gaan soek en haar in die huiswerker se kamer gekry. Sy was vermoedelik reeds dood.

Haar broer Gerhardus (17) was ook minute later terug by die huis nadat hy óók kort tevore by die huis gery het.

Mnr. Saaiman was in Mosambiek waar hy sakebelange het.

Bianca het hom eergisteraand per satellietfoon gebel en hy het vanoggend na Suid-Afrika teruggevlieg.

“Ek is nie by my lodges in Mosambiek nie, omdat ek my familie hier kom oppas.

“Hulle (die regering) moet sê wat ek nog moet doen. Meer veiligheid help nie en nou wil hulle nog ons selfverdedigingswapens vat ook,” het mnr. Saaiman gesê.

Die gesin het ’n tyd gelede van Limpopo na Pretoria verhuis, omdat hul gemeen het dit sou veiliger wees.

Insp. Anton Breedt, polisiewoordvoerder, het gesê geen arrestasies is al gemaak nie. - Beeld

Oorsprong: South Africa The Truth

Saturday, 26 August 2006

Woman dies fighting off hijacker

August 25 2006 at 02:09PM

A woman was killed while fighting off a would-be hijacker in Brooklyn, Pretoria police said on Friday.

Spokesperson Inspector Anton Breedt said the incident occurred on Thursday at 9pm when Zelda Saaiman was parking her car outside her home.

"We don't know if the suspect was hiding or slipped in when the gate opened."

A fight ensued between the woman and the suspect. A gunshot was heard by Saaiman's domestic worker, said Breedt.

No arrests were made as the suspect fled without the car.

The 52-year-old woman died at the scene and the results of her post-mortem would be released on Friday. - Sapa


Wednesday, 23 August 2006

Delivery man dies after foiled hijacking

August 22 2006 at 06:12PM

A newspaper delivery man died after he was shot by three men who refused to believe that his van had broken down near the Durban International Airport on Tuesday.

"He told me they didn't believe him that the van had broken down," Schalk Visser's wife Kotie told Sapa earlier in the day.

"That was when they shot him. They didn't take anything. Not his wallet. Not his cellphone. Nothing. They didn't believe him."

Visser, 57, was shot twice in the abdomen. Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said Visser was admitted to Durban's St Augustine's hospital in a serious condition.

Visser was still conscious when he was wheeled into the operating theatre in the morning.

Botha said Visser had suffered massive internal bleeding and died in hospital.

Visser was on his way to the KwaZulu-Natal south coast with a cargo of Beeld newspapers when his Mercedes Vito van broke down on Tuesday morning.

Kotie Visser, who was with her husband, said the van began smoking and broke down on the N2 highway near the intersection for the airport and Durban's Umlazi township.

Moments before she hitched a lift with a passing motorist to get help, two men had warned her and her husband to beware of criminals.

"They told us to be careful for the tsotsis (gangsters) and that it was dangerous (the area where the van had broken down)."

On her way to get help she received a call telling her of the shooting. She said her husband had fired back at the three men.

Police spokesperson Superintendent Danelia Veldhuizen said a mechanic had arrived to fix the car and was underneath it when he apparently heard shots. The mechanic fled the scene and called the police.

Veldhuizen said a murder docket would be opened.- Sapa


Tuesday, 22 August 2006

Axe killer left a bloody trail

21/08/2006 23:19 - (SA)

Cindy Preller, Die Burger

Port Elizabeth - A bloody trail from an elderly woman's front door to her bedroom is mute testimony to a horrifying axe murder in the city.

It is believed that a gardener killed 68-year-old Katy de Wet of South End.

Police discovered her body on Sunday evening.

Police spokesperson Verna Brink said fingerprints had been found in De Wet's home, as well as on a bag found in her car.

Police found a DVD player, a small hi-fi system and two of De Wet's handbags, as well as the axe, covered in blood, in her car.

Police suspect the gardener couldn't get the car started and fled.

The keys were still in the car, which was parked in the garage.

Garden work had been done

Atlas security operational manager Monty Montgomery said a plate and coffee mug were found outside De Wet's front door.

He said: "It's obvious that someone worked in the garden, because there were weeds still lying on the lawn.

"The neighbours also said De Wet wouldn't have talked to just anyone."

The bloody trail from her front door and her broken spectacles that police found there indicated this was where she had been attacked.


'Robbers taunted me with threats of death'

Graeme Hosken

August 22 2006 at 05:36AM

"Who shall I kill first? Your daughter, your husband or you?"

These were some of the chilling words Pretoria mother Lulu Jansen van Rensburg, 33, heard during a three-hour ordeal she endured when four gunmen attacked her, her husband Greg and their two-month-old daughter Katelyn in their luxury security complex near Rooihuiskraal on Monday.

After the three-hour ordeal Lulu was forced to drive her attackers' escape vehicle with her daughter inside.

Quick thinking saw her crash the vehicle nearby and make a dash for safety with her daughter in her arms.

'I did not know what he was going to do'

Grabbing Katelyn from her baby chair where one of the gunmen was holding a gun to her head, she ran screaming towards the security guards, leaving her attackers to make off in her car.

Jansen van Rensburg on Monday said they had been asleep early on Monday morning when she heard Katelyn crying.

Opening her bedroom door, she was confronted by two men pointing guns at her head. They pushed her back into the room and then woke Greg, tying up his hands and feet before gagging him with a tie.

Pleading to be allowed to get her daughter, Jansen van Rensburg was dragged to Katelyn's bedroom before the two were brought back to the main bedroom.

There the family members were forced to sit for three hours as the gunmen ransacked their home, stealing all their clothes, baby food and electrical appliances.

'I kept pleading with him to let us go'

While sitting on the bed one of the attackers, who was keeping watch over the family, repeatedly loaded and unloaded his weapon while asking Jansen van Rensburg whether he should shoot her husband, daughter or herself first.

"I was petrified. I did not know what he was going to do. He kept threatening to kill us and asking me who I wanted to die first.

"I kept pleading with him to let us go, but the more I did the faster he played with the bullets," she said, adding that at one stage the man placed three bullets on the bed and asked her which one he should use to kill Katelyn.

Jansen van Rensburg said she became hysterical when one of the men grabbed her and forced her to take Katelyn to the car.

"I kept on begging him to let me leave Katelyn with Greg, but he said no and that he would kill her if I did not bring her with me," she said.

Forcing Jansen van Rensburg into the driver's seat, the attackers climbed into the car and made her drive through two security checkpoints before driving out of the complex.

Jansen van Rensburg said she could see one of the men holding a gun to Katelyn's head and knew she had to do something.

"I thought that they were going to kill us and decided as we drove through the security checkpoints that I would smash the car."

Driving at high speed, Jansen van Rensburg crashed on to a pavement and leapt from the car, hitting one of the gunmen before grabbing Katelyn and running for help.

"I kept on running and running and praying to God that Katelyn would not get shot," she said.

Police spokesperson Inspector Anton Breedt confirmed the attack, saying that the four men had escaped with the Jansen Van Rensburgs' car.

He said a case of armed robbery and abduction was being investigated.

This article was originally published on page 3 of Pretoria News on August 22, 2006


Sunday, 20 August 2006

Boy shot dead, brother wounded, in robbery

August 19 2006 at 02:22PM

A nine-year-old boy was shot dead in Centurion and his brother wounded when robbers tried to break into their house on Saturday morning, Pretoria police reported.

Inspector Katlego Mogale said the boy, his 47-year-old mother and 11-year-old brother were awakened by noises as two men tried to break into the house using crowbars at 3.30am.

When the men realised people were awake, they fired a shot through the door and it hit the younger boy in the neck, fatally wounding him, said Mogale.

She said the bullet also hit the boy's brother in the stomach and he was later taken to hospital where he underwent an emergency operation.

The men fled the scene.

Mogale also appealed to anyone with information on the men to call Crime-Stop on 08600-10111. - Sapa


An (ex) Police Reservist Speaks

This was originally posted as a comment but it is so good that it deserves greater prominence:

As a former Police reservist, I too used to be oh so positive, bright-eyed & bushy tailed like your "I'm up to my neck in pig shit but can't smell a damned thing" correspondent here.

During my eight years of service, the SAPS purposely made things difficult for reservists. As competent, motivated white cops left the force in droves, the complexion at my former station grew darker with their AA replacements.

Finally Sipho was appointed as Station Commander, and the first thing he did was to take away our bullet-proof vests. Then he started refusing us access to our SAPS-issue fire-arms and even radios, claiming he didn't "have enough" while everyone knew the safe contained adequate supplies.

We had meetings with him, partcularly when an on-duty reservist was shot dead (he would have lived had he worn a vest) and came away convinced that this man held a deep-seated, burning hatred for all whites, which he didn't hide very well.

But we soldiered on, acting on tip-offs from informants & the community at large and arresting violent criminals.

The final straw came when we obtained info on a car theft & hijack syndicate operating in Midrand. Previously, some members of this gang had been arrested, only to have their dockets disappear, or their members released mysteriously within 12 hours of arrest.

We received info on the location of this gang, with the snitch also listing names of officers from that station being actively involved with the gang.

The Station commander called us in, accused us of usurping his powers, and forbade us from acting on the info. He said that us white reservists only arrested blacks. When we pointed out that the overwhelming majority of criminals in this precinct were black, he exploded in a rage.

Incredibly, he then went on a tirade about how black people suffered while us white people lived like kings and the meeting ended rather acrimoniously.

He was later overheard making enquiries about the ID of the snitch, which was unusual. The crunch came when, ten days later, the snitch turned up dead, stabbed, beaten and his body dumped next to a major highway. I and seven other reservists resigned en masse.

To this day, I'm told the hijacking gang operates with impunity, having murdered numerous victims. Sipho the SC has been under investigation for two years, but nothing has come of it.

I know of similar cases at other police stations, especially in the Pretoria area. Last year, more than 30 reservists resigned from the Lynnwood station, also citing obstruction, and refused access to vests for no reason.

More and more, decent and duty-bound black police members are either being side-lined or even murdered by dirty cops. At this point, there are more corrupt cops than good ones. I'm convinced that especially white reservists are being pushed out to make way for members of criminal gangs, this article proves it.

This is becoming commonplace as the SAPS is increasingly being politicised and even criminalised.

So by all means, go answer phones, sweep floors or wash cop cars if it gets your rocks off. But don't be so naive to think you're making a positive contribution, as you're just being a airhead arsehole. The truth is horrifying - I have seen it first-hand, and I'm leaving for good.

God help those who cannot escape.

Brian H

Source: Why South Africa is Crap Blog

Boy shot dead in robbery

19/08/2006 14:58 - (SA)

Johannesburg - A nine-year-old boy was shot dead in Centurion and his brother wounded when robbers tried to break into their house on Saturday morning, Pretoria police reported.

Inspector Katlego Mogale said the boy, his 47-year-old mother and 11-year-old brother were awakened by noises as two men tried to break into the house using crowbars at 03:30.

When the men realised people were awake, they fired a shot through the door and it hit the younger boy in the neck, fatally wounding him, said Mogale.

She said the bullet also hit the boy's brother in the stomach and he was later taken to hospital where he underwent an emergency operation. The men fled the scene.

Mogale also appealed to anyone with information on the men to call Crime-Stop on 08600-10111.


Saturday, 19 August 2006

A Letter to my Daughter

Tracey , it has been over six months since I last saw you. I often speak to you and about you. Did you know that there is no words for a parent who has lost a child? Any other death - the people left behind are either widows, widowers, orphans etc but for a parent their is no new name for them.

We still do not know how you died. We still do not know who killed you or why.

I fetched your car last month. Up until now I have been unable to deal with it. You loved your car and it was you - I drove down the road and had to stop. I hated your car at that moment - Were you dead in the seat I was sitting in? Where you raped on the back seat? The car cannot tell me and it seems like nobody else can.

I often worry about you having still been alive when you were dumped in the mielie field. Why did your friends not let me know you did not come home that night - or was one of them with you?

I am sorry we could not lay you to rest but had to bring in a private pathologist. I realise you hated exposing any part of your body to other people (even though you were beautiful). You would have liked Dr Klepp - she is an amazing person. She has tried to help me to the best of her ability in finding out how you died. I know you had a rope around your neck and your hands had been tied - but it seems like you were not strangled.

I hope you would have approved of me bringing in a Private Investigator. I believe you would have liked Declan as well. He has gone above and beyond what I expected from him in trying to find out how you were killed.

Tracey - maybe one day I will know how and when you died. The nine days you were missing was a living hell for all your family and friends. Did you know how much you were loved - even I as your mother did not realise how much some of your friends and your brother loved you.

It is amazing how quiet the house is without you. We will never be able to fill the void your murder has left. We are trying to make a new life - but it is not easy.

Tracey, for as long as I have the strength I will not stop trying to find out how you died. I do not want revenge - as your killer has parents who love their child and will suffer knowing what their child has done. I would like to know who killed you, but I do not want to see him - as this will humanize him - Whoever did this to you is not human and to call him an animal is an insult to animals that kill for food not pleasure. I do not believe I will ever forgive as too many people are suffering from your murder.

We all love and miss you - but you have been taken from us forever. The one thought I hold on to is that no one can ever hurt you again. I will never stop loving you. Be at peace.

Source:Moggiedog's blog

More Died In South Africa Than War In Lebanon

Posted: August 18, 2006 08:08 am

Cape Town - A South African opposition political party is confirming what we on this website are telling the world all the time. The South African government address issues of violence elsewhere in the world, but totally ignore issues concerning the South African killingfields.

This should motivate all of us to ensure that every citizen of the world visits the CESA website.

Official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) chief whip Douglas Gibson said it was remarkable that the South African parliament was able to debate the Middle East situation at a drop of a hat - and Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils and Independent Democrats (ID) leader Patricia de Lille could call for sanctions against Israel - but there was no debate about the report of parliament's election observer mission to the troubled Zimbabwe.

He said: "People are rightly horrified at the appalling tragedy of Qana, and Mr Kasrils and the Honourable De Lille call for sanctions against Israel. But they stay silent about 700 000 victims of Operation Murambatsvina - Operation clear up the Trash - in Zimbabwe. Why no demonstrations and why no sanctions there?"

Gibson said: "The world was shocked at the loss of life in the 34 days of the war, with 1 110 killed. In those 34 days in South Africa 1 750 people were murdered, at a rate of 51 per day.

"Those who express concern and outrage at these violent crimes are accused of being whingers and are invited to leave the country. Where the government and Minister Kasrils have the power to act, they do not."

Unprecedented anti-Americanism

He reacted after South Africa's deputy foreign minister Aziz Pahad told parliamentarians on Thursday afternoon that Israel's action in the Middle East had triggered "unprecedented anti-Americanism" and restiveness on the streets even of moderate Arab states in the region.

Noting that the international community now needed to resolve the situation which had led to the destruction of most of Lebanon's infrastructure, he said: "I want to warn that the potential for increased terrorism is great today than it has ever been."

Initiating the debate in the National Assembly on the situation in the Middle East, Pahad said there was a feeling among moderate governments in the region that Israel's actions had threatened "their very existence".

"We are now faced with situation where hatred is unprecedented in the region," said Pahad.

The reaction of Israel to the capture of two soldiers by Hezbollah had been disproportionate, he said.

He said a two-state solution with Israel and Palestine - behind secure borders for both - was the key to peace in the region.

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

A Mother Speaks Out : My Daughter's Body Foud In Mielie Field

Posted: August 17, 2006 17:27 pm

JOHANNESBURG - Friday the 10th of March 2005 I received a phone call from my nephew asking me if my car had been stolen. A short time after that I received an SMS from one of Tracey's flatmates - asking me if she had slept at home the previous night - The third call was from the SAPD stating my car had been found on the R21 highway just before the Tembisa off ramp, and had been taken to the police pound.

On asking where the driver was - no one knew. With alarm bells ringing I phoned the SAPD to fill in a missing personsreport. The SAP did not appear to be interested or concerned that a young girl's car had been found and neither her family nor friends knew what had happened to her.

Late that Friday afternoon I contacted the ORRU (Off Road Rescue Unit) - who went out of their way to be of assistance to my family. A search was organized by the ORRU, to start early the Saturday morning. Midday - for some reason - the SAP told the ORRU that the search must be abandoned. No further search was done for my child. My personal friends and family spent
the next 9 days of hell trying to trace my daughter without any assistance from the SAPD.
In the early hours of Sunday morning the 20th of August I received a phone call to say a decomposed body of a young girl had been found the previous afternoon in a mielie field close to the R24 and it could be my daughters body. She had been found with a rope around her neck and her shorts and panties removed.

I finally managed to get hold of the investigating Officer and told him that it was a strong possibility my daughters body had been found. He later phoned me to confirm it was Tracey's body at the mortuary. On Tuesday 22nd March the investigating officer fetched myself and my husband to take us to the Germiston Mortuary. Due to decomposition of her body - I was only allowed to see her one arm and hand.

Her memorial service took place on the 24th of March without her remains in the church - as the mortuary was unable to tell me when her body would be released - we decided not to delay her service. I later heard her body had been released on the same day as the service.

Due to lack of communication and responses to my messages left with the SAPD, I decided to go call in a private pathologist to perform an independent PM. The family had to cancel the cremation that had been scheduled for the 27th April and instead of a cremation, another PM was performed. On receiving the results of the private PM it was found that although she had been cut open - no organs or specimen had been taken for forensic testing. When the pathologist checked with the labs - no rape test kit had been submitted to them for analyses. This was then performed by the private pathologist who contacted the SAPD to collect and deliver the test kit to the labs for testing. The private pathologist request the photo's from the SAPD to try and establish how tight the rope had been, as strangulation was a possibility but the physical evidence of strangulation was not conclusive.

Many phone calls and messages (unreturned) to the SAPD, we decided to bring in a Private Investigator. Within one week we had far more information than the SAPD had ever given us. The phone calls, messages and letters continued to the SAPD with no response from them. We eventually managed to get a meeting (with the help of Commissioner Naidoo) with the Senior offices of the North Rand Unit. Tracey's docket was finally handed to Violent Crime. An agreement was made I would be updated on progress on a regular basis - particularly regarding the results of the rape test.

Sadly this was not to be - I have not heard from any Police Officer since December 2005. I believe the results of the rape test was received early this year. When my son phoned to ask for progress on his sisters case he was told all inquiries must be put in writing and faxed through to the SAPD.

As of today 17th August 2006 : I do not know how or when my daughter died (and will never know for sure) Her car was never finger printed nor checked for clues. No Detective/Investigating officer went to where her body was found.
No evidence taken from the scene (No even her panties to be tested for semen). The scene was in fact never even checked for evidence or sealed off.Only 4 photographs taken - none of which showed the rope that was round her neck, none showing her head or face.Items and phone numbers that I found in her car and handed to the SAPD apparently have disappeared. No one knows what happened to her clothes she was wearing.
Apparently the rope has also "disappeared"
We were told by the SAP that the rape test kit went "missing" and was finally traced by them and only sent to the labs in October 2005.

The PI was willing to work with the SAPD - the SAPD not interested in working with him - In fact told me that I should not be dealing with him any more as they are now dealing with the case No statements taken from her flatmates - as far as I am aware the last person to see her alive has never been interviewed by the SAPD.
The list could go on and on - but to what purpose - It will not bring my daughter back - nor will it help me to sleep at night - nor will if give me any idea as to what happened to Tracey that night. Questions we posed to the SAPD and their responses are posted at

Like most people - I believed everything possible was being done to firstly - find my daughter and secondly when her body was found to try and trace what happened that night. I sadly misjudged the situation.

I am in the fortunate position of having access to e-mail, telephones as well as being employed - what do the people do, who they do not have these tools, to try and follow up in the case of a missing/dead family member or friend??

Besides my daughters murder - An attempted attack on a 10 year old child. My mother of 82 - called the SAP for assistance. The SAPD eventually arrived after 7 phone calls and
about 6 hours later all they were concerned about was if the person was armed. They refused to go to the back of the property to see if the person was still there, said they would be back in 10 mins- left - we are still waiting for them to get back!! Three weeks late my son was assaulted by the same person only to have the police laugh at him when he wanted to lay assault charges against this person as the SAP stated he was insane. No docket was opened as the SAPD refused to do so !! (It took 5 adult men to restrain and handcuff this man. While in the police van he kicked the window out of the back of the van, and yet the SAP said he was not their responsibility and my son must take him to hospital) Two attempted break-ins at our home, one successful break-in to my sons flat - in the one case I was told to get the fingerprints myself as the SAPD could not get them.
3 cars stolen My sister and brother-in-law held up at gun point...................

It has got to the stage that I wonder if there is any point in reporting crime at all, as the SAPD make us feel like we are wasting their time and make us feel like we are the criminal for attempting to report any criminal activities.

I know there are some great men and women in our police force who are trying their utmost to make a difference, but unfortunately they are few and far between. I have met some of these men and women and I am very thankful for the help and compassion they have shown to my family and myself.

We are all aware of the problems facing our police force, but these problems should be addressed and not brushed under carpets. The government should take a hard look at themselves and stop worrying about the changing of names, denying the crime situation, building fancy transport systems - rather look at the problems and finding solutions for education, safety and security, public health, pensioners, transportation etc etc.

Today the criminals are living the good life in South Africa knowing that crime has no punishment as you have to be caught to be punished. - Carol Thompson

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Friday, 18 August 2006

Elderly farmer wounded by gunman

August 18 2006 at 01:08AM

A 63-year-old man was shot and injured on a farm in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

Inspector Joey Jeevan said Trevor Mason of Bea Villa farm near Howick was inside his house on Wednesday evening when he heard his dogs barking.

He went outside to investigate and was confronted by an armed man.

The man shot and injured Mason in his left hip. He then fled the scene on foot.

Mason was treated in a private hospital.

Police had made no arrests.

Anyone with information may contact Detective Captain Naidoo on 033 239 9330 or Crime Stop on toll free number 08600 10111. - Sapa


Thursday, 17 August 2006

Why the violence?

One of the most frequently asked questions on this site is why the violence? Why do these criminal swine have to resort to extreme and prolonged violence in the perpetration of what is usually a petty crime like the theft of a cell phone and a few household belongings – nothing of which could ever be worth a human life.

The answers are clear. This is a country that after the release of Nelson Mandel and the build up to “democratic” elections was birthed with electioneering slogans and chants that actively and unequivocally called for the slaughter of white South Africans.

How else is one to understand the meaning of “ONE SETTLER ONE BULLET” and “KILL THE BOER – KILL THE FARMER”?

These chants were the platform upon which was engineered the ANC rise to power in SA and formed part of their campaign to rally support – word of mouth undertaking throughout the entire population of South Africa that whites were to be slaughtered after the “Liberation” of South Africa on a piecemeal protracted basis in the exact manner that we see taking place in South Africa at this precise moment.

We do not exactly have the most sophisticated electorate on the planet – which African country does – and the question has to be asked, how would an unsophisticated electorate respond to the continuous brainwashing that white people have robbed him of everything he ever had or could have had and that white people are the cause of all ills that he, his ancestors and his descendants have, are, or are ever going to experience.

Indoctrinating the population in SA in this manner has been the most infantile accomplishment of the current powers that be with the most incredible outcome. The rest of the world, absolutely incapable of fathoming the rudimentary workings of the indigenous African mind are at a loss and white South Africans at as much of a loss as to understanding why the violence.

After some thoughtful consideration, the answer becomes easily apparent. We are dealing with a race that for the entire history of its existence has not developed or evolved in the same way as most of the world’s other races have. They have no written history prior to this being recorder by white people a few hundred years ago and this fact in itself challenges the exclusivity that South African blacks claim to this country at the exclusion of everybody else, particularly whites.

We are dealing with a race that is infinitely fragmented into tribal and ethnic divisions, sub divisions, languages, dialects and others defining separatist mechanisms that makes defining them as simply as “Black People” outrageously simplistic and myopic if any effort is to be made to understand the absolute inability of these people to contribute anything constructive or positive to humanity.

Nevertheless, in keeping with simply definig these murderers as "Black" we need to understand that as such we are dealing with a race of people that for whatever history is apparent of their existence have shown us that they have lived in as close proximity to their other splinter tribes and ethnic kin as geography, hostilities and speed of travel provided for.

There was no economic activity other than that if one tribe or group required anything that they could not grow or make, they simply went over the plains to a neighboring tribe, wiped them out, usually very cruelly; took their belongings and livestock and burned down their dwellings before disappearing.


It is this same culture of entitlement and absolute lack of any economic evolution by indigenous black Africans that still manifest today as violent crime in modern societies all over the planet. It is a congenital peculiarity of blacks that no amount of integration into western societies will eradicate, maybe refine a little to give the illusion of similar levels of sophistication as western societies but never eradicate, as is amply evidenced by people like Mugabe who wears a suit, is by Western standards eminently civilized and educated with SEVEN university degrees – look what he did to Zimbabwe for all his western style sophistication and education – exactly what his ancestors have done throughout their history. He has plundered, murdered and pillaged to acquire what he wanted because he simply knows no other way despite his westernization.

That is all these people know and this is all they will ever do. It is the reason that they were colonized in the first place and the reason they will be colonized again – for certain. Black Africa will be colonized again and this time, having been exposed as a murderous liability no matter where they put down their roots, their new colonizers are not going to be the benevolent kindly BOERS that they are killing daily. This time their colonizers will be a race of people that can currently put 200 million armed soldiers into the field at any time and THEIR approach to violent crime is simple – a bullet to the back of the head and the bill therefore to the criminals kin.

In the meantime white South African are being slaughtered like pigs in an orgy of retribution and by way of penance for Apartheid – a system that was implemented precisely to preserve white people from the attentions of these savages that we see today – but has been twisted by the international bleeding hearts society to be perceived as a diabolical mechanism for persecuting blacks. Opponents of apartheid by way of their voluble opposition, sanctions etc, etc. have shown that what they understood of Apartheid was that white South Africans could only function if some perverse desire to see blacks squirming dying and being humiliated on a daily basis was assuaged sufficiently for them to be able to build the South Africa that the ANC inherited, took credit for and then proceeded to destroy.

Never has the thought been given by these bleeding hearts to the possibility that the implementation Apartheid was an act of survival by white South Africans to isolate them from the attentions of blacks that we see currently in a form and on a scale that by any definition can be labeled a Genocide of whites in SA.

A genocide that has been cunningly planned all along by the ANC and equally as cunningly executed. A genocide that is justified by apartheid and the victims thereof acceptable losses for redressing of “Past injustices”. A genocide that is explained away as crime. A genocide that the ANC government fully approves of, fully encourages, fully supports and fully endorses by its absolute refusal to do anything about violent crime against whites in South Africa.

It is a genocide the agenda of which is clearly apparent to any thinking person without the odd loose cannon black giving it away at a “youth rally” at which the call was made to black youths to “Go and steal from whites because they stole from us…”

This is the kind of indoctrination that generations have black youths have been subjected to to such an extent that they see little merit in applying any personal effort or endeavour into acquiring anything that their “leaders” are telling the they can simply take from white people and if it involves killing the white pig all the better – remember “KILL THE BOER KILL THE FARMER”

They don’t have to go to “Youth Rallies” to be told this, it’s all they hear all the time because it is an ongoing part of the indoctrination strategy that the ANC has inherited from the communists and implemented with absolute results.

What the idiots haven’t figured out yet is what they are going to do when all the whites have been slaughtered or driven out of South Africa and every last possession of white people has been plundered and destroyed. The answer is equally as clear – they turn on themselves and before long the beautiful country that whites built is reduced to rubble and is just another African civil war zone – until the neo-colonizers move in.

In the meantime law abiding, unarmed, productive white South Africans are slaughtered without the immediate realization that for every white life gratuitously snuffed out hundreds of blacks will ultimately end up starving and dying in the years to follow.

And when things in the “Liberated” country get unbearable because the economy has collapsed the “Free” blacks invade the very countries from where their “Oppressors” originated and go and perpetuate their culture of entitlement there.

So to all those bleeding hearts countries gleefully clapping their hands and laughing “Serves you right for Apartheid” (isolating yourself from black on white hate crimes); take note of who the perpetrators are in your cozy countries of unrest, riots, civil disobedience, murder, rape and robbery. I’ll put my money on it that it’s usually a black African…..

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Whites no longer welcome in South Africa

August 08, 2006 10:00 AM EST

by Albert Brenner

It has been 12 years now since the ex-European South Africans voluntarily handed over power to the black majority, and still there is no end in sight to the moral criminalization of all things white. And there will never be!

The revisionist feel-good perception has been created that the evil whites stole the innocence of the cherubic blacks who were living in eternal beatitude in a pre-colonial Eden called Afro-Atlantis. Asking Beelzebub’s brood (the Afrikaner) to commit collective suicide would be counter-productive because who will be at hand to accept blame when things go awry in Mandelatopia.

The only viable solution for restoring purity to paradise would be for the white devils to build a huge Noahan Ark, and leave the country for good. And just before they embark for heaven-knows-where, they should all kneel down and pray for forgiveness for all the times they’ve raped South Africa and, to wipe the slate completely clean, take their satanic legacy with them – like, inter alia, building up a superb infrastructure, a world-class health-care system, exceptional retail and banking sectors, and - their ultimate sin – foisting a written language and the wheel on angelic southern Africa.

To be fair, apartheid was morally reprehensible, but didn’t the Americans, Australians and Kiwis take it one step further in history - by all but wiping out the indigenous peoples who stood in their way!? How many Native American Indians, Aborigines and Maoris really control their own destinies in these three so-called paragons of civilization? Mind you, how many Africans in Africa can claim they live on Cloud Nine?

To drop the political-correctness for one day; Africa is a bloody mess, and no civilized human being can live there anymore! How much bla bla (blame it on slavery, colonialism and apartheid) is still pending before people like Desmond Tutu finally realize that sucking on the worn-out tit of western penance will not guarantee Africa’s survival anymore – as has been the case since the post-colonial 70s! And using (abusing)

Mandela’s unique legacy as a moral soap to cleanse their hands of all stains of corruption, rape, murder and mayhem will never suffice as an acceptable excuse for the 158 000 (mostly black) South Africans who have been slaughtered since the champions of 21-century morality came into power in 1994.

The holier-than-thou West should take heed; the fate of the whites in South Africa will be the ultimate fate of the rest of the West - be it in 50 or 500 years. And that will be the time when all whites will have to prostrate themselves and ask for absolution from all their sins throughout the ages…..even Socrates, Einstein, Shakespeare, Guttenberg, DaVinci and Mozart!

The Afrikaner is giving his best at the current penance World Cup….. Good luck, when the lottery of history calls out your number!

Source: The conservative voice

Wednesday, 16 August 2006

Driver suffers roadside acid attack

August 16 2006 at 07:19AM

A Kempton Park salesman suffered serious burn wounds in a roadside acid attack between Johannesburg and Nelspruit, News24 reported on Wednesday.

Henk Griesel, 33, stopped near the Patatnek mountain pass in Schoemanskloof on Tuesday to investigate a noise in his car.

A "Samaritan" stopped behind him and offered to help, but instead poured a brown-coloured acid over Griesel.

He sustained ten percent burns to his head and arms. There was also a burn on his cheek, a centimetre from his left eye.

He was on his way to Nelspruit when he hit a pothole between Belfast and Machadodorp.

He stopped on the shoulder of the road to check his tyres. An old Toyota bakkie stopped behind him and a middle-aged man got out and asked if he needed help.

Griesel said: "I saw he carried a white plastic can, but didn't feel threatened at all."

Griesel thanked the man for his offer, turned his back and bent over the left front tyre to check it.

"I heard a noise behind me and when I turned around, the guy poured the liquid over my head.

"It was the most painful experience of my life. A terrible pain knifed through my entire body. I knew I had to get to a hospital quickly." He leapt into his car and raced towards Nelspruit.

He kept on wiping the pungent smelling acid from his head and arms with a cloth, but the acid ate away the fabric.

"The bakkie followed me for a while, but I was so overcome with pain that I didn't see him after a while."

Griesel stopped at a farm stall where an elderly couple came to his aid.

"The 'tannie' poured bicarbonate of soda over my head to counter the acid."

He felt better after a while and drove himself to Nelspruit Medi-Clinic, where he was being treated for second-degree burns.

"I'm totally in the dark about why I was attacked. Motorists should be cautious before stopping along the province's roads."

Hospital spokesman Robyn Baard said tests were being done to establish the kind of acid used in the attack.

Police are investigating. - Sapa


Aged couple bludgeoned to death in their home

Gill Gifford

August 16 2006 at 05:03AM

Police are on the trail of the men who beat an elderly couple to death with a wooden elephant standing at their home's front door.

Peter Jacobs, 93, and his wife Annemarie, 77, were bludgeoned to death in their home in Robin Acres, Randburg, by men who broke in at about 4am on Sunday.

Superintendent Chris Wilken, police spokesperson for Johannesburg, said it was believed that the couple had been asleep in the main bedroom when the intruders entered the house after breaking a lounge window.

Upon investigation, it is suspected that Jacobs fired a shot when the intruders grabbed him and bludgeoned him with a wooden elephant carving that had been standing next to the front door.

They beat him to death before killing his wife in the same manner in the passage.

The couple's daughter-in-law, Trudie Jacobs, told The Star that she and her family had discovered the bodies on Sunday when they arrived for lunch.

"We pulled up at the gate and saw the front door was open. The gate was locked and we saw some videos lying around in the garden. So we called and hooted, but nobody answered," Trudie said.

Her son jumped over the gate, got a glimpse of the mayhem, and returned to call his father, psychiatrist Dr Herman Jacobs.

"What we found was absolutely terrible. It's unbelievably sad," Trudie said.

Wilken said the police responded immediately and cordoned off the house.

Peter Jacobs had been a draftsman for the old South African Railways in his younger days, while Annemarie taught German and geography at St Mary's in Waverley.

Both were avid gardeners and had a beautiful garden. Three weeks before their gruesome murder, the family had taken a picture of Jacobs with giant carrots he had cultivated in his vegetable patch.

The Johannesburg Serious and Violent Crime Unit is investigating.

This article was originally published on page 2 of The Star on August 16, 2006


Young couple wounded holiday-home attack

August 16 2006 at 11:40AM

A young couple who were on holiday at Leisure Bay near Margate in KwaZulu-Natal were shot and seriously wounded in an attack on their holiday home on Tuesday night, emergency service Netcare said.

Spokesperson Chris Botha said on Wednesday that the couple, who may be from Gauteng, was attacked around 11.30pm.

The man sustained gunshot wounds to his legs and the woman was wounded in the stomach.

Both are in the Margate Private Hospital in a serious condition. - Sapa


Tuesday, 15 August 2006

Eldery pair murdered, kicked till heads burst

Posted: August 14, 2006 22:19 pm

JOHANNESBURG - I would like to express my utmost disgust and horror at the murder of two elderly in Windsor Randburg, Johannesburg on Sunday 13-08-2006.

Being involved in EMS, the paramedics were horrified at the 90 year old husband and his 80 year old wife who were tortured by a group of 6 previously disadvantaged for a few hours, and then their heads repeatedly kicked until they literally "burst' open.

You are really spawned from Satan to behave like this. It did not even make it to the news. Something really needs to be done very urgently. This combined with nearly 18 housebreaking and armed robbery in Cedar Lakes area in a week. What the hell is going on!!!!

I would like to suggest all CESA readers write to George Bush about this South African civil war. This above mentioned occurrence has really disgusted and shocked EMS personnel! Address: President George W.Bush, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20500 United States of America.

That racist Commissioner of Police Naidoo should stand down immediately together with Nquakula, Selebi and Cachalia and let all the citizens vote on whom they would like as safety and security representatives.

No newspaper was reporting on this, as most editors are gagging journalists in reporting on violent crime. I am extremely upset about this! - Trauma.

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Monday, 14 August 2006

Farm attack

Received: Sunday, July 16, 2006 8:42 PM

On the 24th of May 2006 at 02h15 my family and I were awoken by the sounds of intruders ransacking my house near Magaliesburg. A shootout ensued and approx 17 shots were fired between myself and the robbers. The intruders then fled; they dont like it very much when you shoot back!! And through the grace of God we were physically unharmed. Psycologically it wiil still take a long time to heal the wounds.

It would be totally irresponsible to expose tens of thousands of soccer mad tourists to this kind of risk. Any responsable government will either step in to rectify the situation or transfer the event to a different country!!

Ernie Hattingh

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Farm Attacks

Received: Sunday, July 30, 2006 4:26 PM

Friends have related their story to me. For years they were threatened with death as the husband would go to town for fresh water from their farm. Every week it was like running a gauntlet just to get water. They never knew if he would make it back to the farm or not. Groups would surround him in town and threaten to kill him and his family, threaten to come and take his farm and his life. They used racial slurs and justified their planned actions because he was white and his farm should be theirs.

One day when the farmer was in the fields and his family was home alone a group of blacks came onto the property. The wife was outside, with the children locked inside of the house as was their practice even when the mother was just outside. The wife heard the group talking as she hid behind implements. They were planning to murder and rape the family. They did not see any movement or hear anything, so they thought the wife and children were not at home and they were very disappointed. They weren't there to steal, as this would have been the perfect opportunity to take anything and everything, they had come to kill, to rape, and their intended victims were supposedly not at home and they were very disappointed. The blacks simply left, taking nothing. These were not poor blacks trying to survive by taking from those with more than them, these were racist murderers. They didn't want their money or goods, they wanted their lives and they would settle for nothing less.

Then one night, very late the family was asleep. They heard noises outside of their windows, the blacks were back again. They heard them taunting them, threatening to kill them all, completely surrounding the house. The family got out their guns and turned on the lights to let the intruders know that they were awake and armed. Everyone was terrified. With the escalation of threats and incursions onto their property, with the stated intentions of the blacks to kill and rape them and these incidents coming closer and closer together, the family finally packed up and left the country. They simply could not live like hunted animals any longer, just waiting for the final attack that would one day be successful. They knew the blacks were not coming to rob them, but would only be satisfied when they had killed them and simply because they were white. This was afterall exactly what they had told the family in just those words. These were not blacks with a personal grudge against them; the family did not know any of them that had come any of the times they were there.

This is not one single incident, this is a planned intimidation campaign for years by a group of blacks to drive a white family off of their land and finally out of the country. This is a planned genocide of a minority group by the majority for no other reason than race. The farm place lies empty of people but with everthing still inside the house and sheds. Nothing has been taken, which speaks again to the motivation behind the incursions. The blacks do not want the things that are left behind; they only wanted to make sure that the white family was driven out. Well, they succeeded; the family is gone and is never coming back. With the government trying to tell the world that there are only simple robberies that sometimes go wrong, they are only fooling themselves as no one who has been hunted for years with threats and invasions will believe a single word of it. Was the family to wait until someone was killed to act? Don't believe the excuses given by the government, it is war out there and the government knows all about it.

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Midlands farm murder trial finally begins

Posted: Sunday, August 13, 2006 13:28

ON Tuesday one of the most famous South African farm murders will play itself out in the Scottburgh courts when Detective Inspector Bruce MacInnes brings Bonile Mkhize (26) to trial for the murder of Highflats farmer Bruce Mac.

Mkhize recently confessed to being present during the commission of several crimes relating to the murder of farmers in the area. He has also confessed to being involved in these crimes — but denies guilt on all charges.

Weekend Witness has not been able to establish what his legal defence will be.

Mac was shot dead with his own shotgun nearly six years ago — one of many farmers who were murdered in the area. The spate of farm murders around Highflats at the time of this murder led Johnny Steinberg to write a best-selling book, Midlands, on the crimes.

At the time of the murder MacInnes was called and asked for assistance by the investigating officer in the case, Basil Crouse from the Port Shepstone Serious and Violent Crimes Unit.

MacInnes, although based in Durban, had been catching a number of criminals from Port Shepstone who had come to Durban to hide.

MacInnes, working with Crouse, quickly established that suspects in the case were hiding out in Durban to evade the law. Within weeks Crouse and MacInnes arrested one man, Baba Shezi, for the killing.

Shezi, after confessing to being part of a hit squad that murdered farmers, agreed to take MacInnes and other investigators to an arms cache in the area. However, while pointing out where he had cached a number of weapons, Shezi grabbed a firearm from the cache and tried to murder the policemen accompanying him. MacInnes shot him dead.

After this incident there were no more murders of farmers in the area — however, Shezi had named an accomplice during his interrogation. This accomplice, Mkhize, was arrested earlier this year after being caught for housebreaking in the Highflats area. MacInnes, on hearing of the arrest, raced to the scene and immediately identified the man as the outstanding suspect in his murder case.

It is believed that, at the time of the killings, Mkhize may have been acting under orders from a community leader who gave orders that wealthy farmers in the area were to be murdered. — OC.

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Shocking Stats On Conviction Rates

Posted August 13, 2006 17:18pm

SOUTH AFRICA - A CSIN study indicates that statistically, out of an estimated 2,115,946 serious & violent crimes committed in South Africa in 2004/5, there were only 62,717 convictions. A conviction rate of 2.96%.

Only 1,100,292 (52%) were reported to and/or recorded by the SAPS.

This means that at least 2,053,229 criminals, equivalent to the population of a city like Cape Town or Durban, who perpetrated serious and violent crimes in 2004/5 are walking free on our streets. - Wilma Pienaar

Source: Crime Expo South Africa

Zim, SA unmoved by family drama

13/08/2006 22:59 - (SA)

Michele O'Connor , Die Burger

Cape Town - Not even his father's murder, nor his mother's critical condition in hospital can clear the way for a Zimbabwean to travel to South Africa.

Bureaucratic red tape on the part of the South African and Zimbabwean governments is apparently preventing the oldest son of a Cape Town woman from joining the rest of the family in their time of need.

Ian Austen of Harare is being threatened with arrest and deportation if he sets foot in South Africa.

Austen is battling to get a visa and his family says no reason is being given about why he can't get one.

His younger brother, John, told Die Burger his older brother had to return to South Africa urgently after their parents, Tony and Colleen Austen, were attacked in their Muizenberg home last Thursday evening.

"My father died on Friday after the attack and my mother is fighting for her life in Groote Schuur Hospital.

Mom has 2% chance of living

"Doctors recommended that the machines keeping my mother alive be switched off.

"My mother has just a 2% chance of staying alive. We, my brothers Steve and Colin and sisters, Cara and Patricia, can't take such drastic action without Ian.

He's the oldest and must come and sign the documents, approving the decision to switch off the machines."

John said he'd been trying to organise a visa for his brother with Zimbabwean consulate officials in Cape Town and Pretoria since Friday morning.

"I sent all the documents, including my father's death certificate, a doctor's letter about my mother's condition and a police statement to the consulate.

"Officials are refusing to help us. One told me I was wasting my time and Ian wouldn't get a visa."

John said officials of the South African foreign affairs department told him his brother would be arrested immediately and deported if he arrived at Johannesburg International Airport.

Trying legal route - in vain

"It's ridiculous. We're trying to get Ian legally into the country, while nearly the entire Zimbabwean population is streaming illegally across the South African border.

"Illegal immigrants are kept here for months at taxpayers' expense before they're deported.

"Ian just wants to come and say goodbye to his mother and father."

The department of foreign affairs and the Zimbabwean consulate couldn't be reached for comment.


Man accidentally shoots wife

14/08/2006 09:37 - (SA)

Christel Raubenheimer, Beeld

Pretoria - A Pretoria man who blindly shot at armed robbers while they were assaulting him, accidentally shot and wounded his wife.

Doep du Plessis, 70, from Pretoria West and his wife Louise van Niekerk, 67, were overpowered in their home by armed men at about 21:00 on Sunday.

The men attacked the elderly couple with an iron pipe and a gun.

"I shouted at Louise to bring a gun. She gave it to me but I could not even take aim. As he was assaulting me, the weapon's magazine fell under a chair," said Du Plessis.

Du Plessis said he shot upwards while the robbers were continuing to assault him and his wife. During the shooting, his wife was shot in the hand. The men fled shortly afterwards with R300 and Du Plessis's pistol.

Du Plessis is believed to have wounded one of his attackers.

Family members followed a blood trail leading from the couple's home to a house only a couple of hundred metres down the road.

Police were called and two men were arrested at the house in connection with the attack.

Police spokesperson Brenda Kgafela confirmed that two men had been arrested. Police are searching for a third suspect.

Du Plessis sometimes sells pawned goods and one of the attackers came to the house, saying he had a DVD player that he wanted to sell. Du Plessis initially said he was not interested, but later opened the door to look.

"When I opened the door, I looked at a 9mm pistol," said Du Plessis.

Two other men followed.

The couple was taken to hospital and doctors operated on Van Niekerk. Her condition is stable.

"These barbarians will kill you for 10c. You don't think it will happen to you, but it happens in seconds," said Du Plessis.


It's not crime, its war

The history of the Black African Liberation Struggle against colonial powers has always involved a guerrilla strategy of attacking “soft targets” such as isolated farmsteads, bombing civilian public places and churches, politicizing the rural population by way of terrorizing them and branding non-compliants as sell-outs and traitors before brutally executing them in full view of their families and friends.

The tools to used to effect such “Struggles” have in every instance prolifically featured the use of the ubiquitous AK 47. This is a weapon of war – it is an assault rifle, the only purpose of which is to be used in warfare for the killing of human beings. It is not a gardening tool or a spanner (wrench) it is a weapon of war – period.

Direct confrontation with the security forces of the day was to be ruled out as much as possible as this invariably resulted in the annihilation of the entire “Liberation” unit. As such the “Liberation Struggle” was marvellously efficient in every aspect of its operation when it came to slaughtering and coercing unarmed civilians and a spectacular failure when encountering armed trained security forces that could fight back with devastating ferocity.

In SA the “Liberation Struggle” was declared successful with the advent of 1994 and the installation of the ANC Government and was deemed to have ceased in order to commence with “Nation Building” of the Rainbow Nation.

However, it is apparent that the “Liberation Struggle” continued with the removal of White Farmers in Zimbabwe resulting immediately in Zimbabwe becoming a basket case and millions of refugees flooding over the border into South Africa in search of a better life due to South Africa’s apparently better economy.

As Zimbabwe collapsed, the plunder, pillage, murder, and human rights violations of Robert Mugabe were benignly regarded from South Africa by Thabo Mbeki who explained away his stance as one of “Quiet Diplomacy”

Bit of an enigma this “Quiet Diplomacy” concept unless of course one thinks about parallel developments in SA and Zimbabwe where whites are concerned and of course without even considering the history of Mbeki and Mugabe that goes back to the 60’s.

This is a quiet diplomacy that has seen armed militia from Zimbabwe, armed with the traditional liberation struggle weapon – the AK 47 flood into South Africa to effect cash in transit heists and armed robberies of civilians in restaurants, banks, supermarkets and in their businesses, farms and homes. It has recently seen a full scale fire-fight between armed criminals (Guerillas?) and an SAPS unit in a suburban house!!

In effect “Liberation” militia units armed with weapons of war from another country in conjunction with local militia are waging a full scale urban war against unarmed white civilians in South Africa. The ANC Government officially passes this off as crime which they say they “Are trying very hard to curb” – as evidenced by the allocation of the (white taxpayers’) money to Government officials’ excesses, luxuries, foreign trips and weapons of war by the tens of billions in comparison the allocation of virtually nothing to the police services and the judiciary to curb crime.

Foreign militia in South Africa, specifically from Mozambique and Zimbabwe are not traceable in SA, they have no paper trail, no ID documents, no fingerprints, absolute anonymity, freedom of movement and equipped for protracted guerilla warfare in the Black African tradition against unarmed white civilians who in SA are ALL traceable by finger prints if they have ID books, bar-coded SARS documentation, ID books, Vehicle Registrations, driver’s licenses, P.O. Box addresses, IP addresses – you name it.

Very easy for the Government to absolve itself of being able to detain untraceable “Agents” from other countries who are involved in the slaughter of a traceable unarmed, static, dispossessed ethnic group like South African whites.

In the meantime, racial hatred against whites in SA is being overtly stoked at every opportunity by ANC mouthpieces like the press and national television. At every “youth” rally called to “celebrate” some “Liberation” event or the other black youths are actively being called on to perpetrate violent crime against whites. Whenever Mbeki or any other high profile black political or economic figure presents himself in front of a public address system, disparities are drawn between the “White have’s and Black Have not’s” to further incite black on white racial hatred while the government neatly side steps issues like it’s own multi-billion Rand corruption levels, fraud, outright theft and personal excess like multi-million Rand Presidential its, luxury homes and cars and unbelievable salaries for non-delivery of even the most basic services.

This is clearly an angle on violent crime in SA that is being overlooked and now needs to be placed under a microscope by the international community, brought to the attention of the International Human Rights Commission and the ANC Government brought up to the plate to give explanations for as well as plausible account of what they are doing about the genocide of whites in SA.

Source: Crime Expo South Africa