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The outcome of the parliamentary review committee that proposed that the country's constitution be amended to provide for expropriation without compensation did not come as a surprise to TAU SA as it was expected in the light of the dubious processes and the emotional uproar. This proposal means that many farmers are now in doubt whether they must plant for the new season. It costs more than R6 000 per hectare to plough and plant, and farmers will think twice to incur those huge costs if there is a great possibility that the land can be taken, and they are at risk to lose everything. The president of the country should give reasons why farmers should continue to plant. Furthermore, TAU SA will continue with its international campaign and the UN Human Rights Commission will be informed by the end of this month that the South African government wants to amend its constitution to steal land from its people while the South African farmers got their land lawfully and did not steal it.
- Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) Media Release, November 16, 2018
In a video
clip recorded during Pres Ramaphosa’s visit to the United Nations in
According to the SA Police Service 62 murders were committed on agricultural properties during the last financial year. However, the TAU (SA) data base reflects a figure of 70 which implies a slightly more than 10% higher figure than the official statistics. This difference and the necessity to speak with one voice on a topic which is increasingly receiving international interest, demands to be consolidated. In this regard TAU (SA) has approached the Minister of Police on several occasions to discuss the matter as well as other related issues, but to date no constructive response has been forthcoming. “It is imperative that in a matter of national (and even international) concern, the problem requires joint and integrated action. Bearing this in mind, a National Agriculture Safety Strategy in support of the SAPS Rural Safety Strategy, has been drafted, approved at ASUF level and duly implemented,” says Mr Louis Meintjes, President of TAU (SA). “It is trusted that both the Minister of Police as well as the National Police Commissioner will realise that the ongoing threat of extremely violent and senseless crimes against farmers, their families and other farm dwellers requires a dedicated and unified effort to ensure a safe and secure environment for isolated communities responsible for ensuring food security in South Africa”.
There is no reason for government to be satisfied and there is no reason for farmers to be content. This warning comes from Mr Henry Geldenhuys, Deputy TAU (SA) President and Chairman of the union’s Safety and Security Committee as a follow-up on TAU (SA)’s announcement of attack and murder figures for the first six months of the year. Between January and June, 206 farm attacks and 33 murders occurred according to TAU (SA) figures. This shows an improvement when compared to last years’ announcement for the same period when 220 attacks and 44 murders were recorded. “As long as a zero figure is not recorded, we have no reason to be happy”, says Mr Geldenhuys. “Every life is important, and every murder is one too many. Government cannot afford to sit back and be content, purely because the 2018 statistics are better than that of 2017”. Mr Geldenhuys believes that the improvement could be ascribed to an increased awareness and resulting preparedness amongst farmers, as well as cooperation with private security companies supporting farmers in their quest for a safer environment. “TAU (SA) wishes to convey it’s appreciation to members of the South African Police Service who have rendered excellent services, but there still is room for improvement, especially with reference to the identification and apprehension of murderers. Too few are arrested and the lack of successful prosecutions is cause for concern”, said Mr Geldenhuys. He also called upon farmers to improve the standard of security as well as the establishment of more farm watches under the auspices of organised agriculture to contribute to more favourable outcomes.
Mr Henry Geldenhuys, Deputy President of TAU SA and Chairman of TAU SA's National Committee for Rural Safety, expressed his concern that, despite the fact that farmers have made a lot of effort over the past to see to their own safety and the safety of farm workers, there is still a rising tendency of farm attacks and murders. Farmers had to become better equipped to look after themselves because the state does not fulfill their responsibility in this regard. According to Mr Geldenhuys, the focus should not be shifted from the real problem, namely that every murder on a farm is one murder too many. We keep ourselves busy with how statistics are gathered and updated instead of focusing on the crime itself. TAU SA's letter to the minister of police requesting an opportunity for cross-checking statistics as well as discussion regarding the formation of a specialist unit to investigate farm murders is still unanswered.
singer Jon Moses was working for Fred Olsen Cruises when he was violently
- Care2 petition,
British couple said they were “lucky to be alive” after being
stabbed and robbed as they climbed
INCREASING CRIMES ON FARMS AND SMALL HOLDINGS
According to TAU SA statistics, 2017 indicates that 2017 compares badly with the situation over the same period last year. In 2016 295 attacks and 52 murders were recorded whilst the same period this year reflects an increase of 347 and 65 respectfully. “The situation on South African farms and small holdings is critical and it is clear that the SAPS Rural Safety Strategy is not producing favourable results”, according to the TAU SA Deputy President and Chairman of the unions’ Safety and Security Committee. “The question may well be posed whether violent crimes on farms and small holdings are truly enjoying priority status, whether the required resources are available in rural areas to counter the threat and whether Crime Intelligence is utilised to prevent attacks against law abiding farm dwellers?”
- TAU SA Media Release,
the most wealthy and developed nation on the continent, South Africa is quickly
facing economic collapse and brimming with racial tensions that many fear could
spill over into civil war. Stoking the fears of race wars is
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DARKEST MONTH EVER
The most attacks and murders were recorded in February 2017 which is one of the worst months yet. According to official statistics of TAU SA, the numbers of murders and attacks on farms and small holdings are as follows:
Attacks – 45
Murders – 17
The total for 2017 :
Attacks – 71
Murders – 21
These statistics are shocking. TAU SA would like to extend its condolences to families who were attacked and to those who have lost family members. We would also like to express our gratitude to the SAPS and everyone involved with investigations and the arrests of suspects in certain cases. Urgent action is now required from the government as well as from the SAPS. Your plans no longer work! To the farmers, don’t become a victim, become more vigilant. Carry your weapon and be sure you know how to use it. If you keep your weapon in a safe, rather sell it please. Become part of the Farm and Neighbourhood watch and get involved with safety initiatives, it does not matter which organisation arranges it Pray every day for the Lord to protect you and join in prayer days wherever it is organised.
- TAU SA Media Release,
great South African patriot and hero and former Conservative Party MP Clive-Derby-Lewis
died at his home in the
All-dominating political noise is drowning out what is shaping up to become a more immediate crisis with the supply of, and access to, water in South Africa. While a news storm centred around President Jacob Zuma, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the issue of so-called state capture, the combination of the worst drought since 1903, collapsing infrastructure and pollution of water sources is fast developing almost unnoticed into a major crisis. Some areas in the country, like the Amatola district in the Eastern Cape, have already been confronted with life-threatening situations, and in parts of the economic heartland of the country, dependent on the Vaal River system, besides encountering supply problems, communities are running the risk of serious health threats due to pollution, including from raw sewerage. Awareness of the problem with sewerage dates back some time, and in 2015 the Mail & Guardian reported that the town of Deneysville on the banks of the Vaal Dam, next to its wall, is “being overwhelmed by streams of human waste”. But the problem not only comes from human waste and fertilisers being used in agriculture. As recent as this past weekend it was reporterd that a Harvard Law School investigation has found that the extraction of gold by mines has left a “dangerous” environmental legacy. “It includes having left some communities with contaminated water, soil and air with elevated levels of heavy metals, including uranium. “Elevated concentrations of heavy metals and radiation can cause immediate and long-term medical problems ranging from asthma and skin rashes, cancer and organ damage,” notes the report. Yet the government has not fully met its obligations to ensure that communities in these areas can exercise their rights to health, a healthy environment, water and housing, the report states. At a July 2016 Green Building Conference, University of the Free State professor and water expert Dr Anthony Turton said “… our sewage plants throughout the country are collapsing. We produce five-billion litres of sewage a year and only 20% of that is treated to a standard that makes it safe to be discharged back into rivers and lakes.” In reality, however, in many instances this insufficiently treated water does go back to rivers and dams. In the case of Deneysville, from where water in the Vaal Dam is released to areas downstream on the Vaal River, insufficiently treated water goes to the dam because the sewerage treatment plant of the Refenfkgotso (Sasolburg area) is hopelessly under-capacitated. The problem is further exacerbated by the drought and the resultant low levels of dams, pushing up the toxic bacterial concentrations in the water. The present crisis dominating our political and news scene does not only distract from the attention the developing water crisis deserves and needs, but adds to the problem. This was, almost unnoticed, illustrated at the end of last week when the latest dramatic development in the political drama burst onto the news scene. Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, filed papers with the High Court in Pretoria asking it declare that, as finance minister, he is not obligated to help the Guptas in their battle with South Africa’s largest banks, which all terminated their banking relationships with the Guptas and their companies earlier this year. The papers reveal a list of “suspicious” bank transactions by Gupta-owned companies at the heart of allegations about ‘state capture’, totalling almost R7bn. On the list of 72 “suspicious” transactions is one of R1.3bn in which the funds from the mining rehabilitation trust fund of Optimum was paid to the Bank of Baroda, an Indian bank that still does business with the Guptas. The Optimum mine was bought by the Guptas’ Tegeta Exloration and Resources from the mining giant Glencore under highly controversial circumstances. In his affidavit Gordhan expresses his concern that the Guptas could have appropriated the rehabilitation fund for other purposes. This fund, according to law, should only be used to restore the environment after a mine falls into disuse. There has been much speculation that Tegeta intended to raid the rehabilitation fund in order to repay loans likely obtained to buy Optimum in the first place. It is, however, not only on this level that funds intended to secure clean, safe drinking water to the South African population is under political and maladministration pressure. Also last week, again almost unnoticed, it was announced that Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has set up a task team to investigate allegations of corruption following claims that she used her ANC influence in the so-called ‘watergate’ scandal. Mokonyane came under fire early this year after accusations of political interference in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. The Democratic Alliance claims that the minister had a hand in the manipulation of processes to award tenders to companies and individuals with connections to the ANC. In the instance of the Refenfkgotso municipality, referred to above, a Carte Blanche report a year ago and an article on BizNews found that the treatment plant for sewerage is under-capacitated to deal with the water because a licence issued by the Department of Water and Sanitation is not properly policed. This allows the pipeline to take the polluted water to the dam where untreated sewerage is then dumped. The political crisis in the country is exacerbating a problem that is an immediate threat to the health and quality of life of millions of South Africans as well as inhibiting attention being paid to it.
- report sent by Piet Coetzer, October 18, 2016
British historian who spent almost 20 years as a tour guide specialising in the
Zulu War has died after a savage beating by armed robbers at his home in
I CANNOT DENY THE TRUTH, THE FACTS, THE SLAUGHTER OF FARMERS, THE RAPE OF OUR HERITAGE BY BLOOD-HUNGRY HOUNDS. THE TRUTH IS EMINENT. FACTS CAN NOT BE A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OR UNBELIEVING. AS A CHRISTIAN, I CAN NOT LIE TO MYSELF OR OTHERS,
- report sent by PvB and TS,
HERE THE ANC's LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS
- In 21
years of ANC rule unemployment has gone up by 60%
- After 21 years of ANC rule we have achieved the dubious distinction of being 140th on a world list of 144 countries for our education department.
- We are officially the country where the most hijacks take place
- We are also on the top ten list for the most murders
- In 21 years the rand/dollar has gone from R3.41 to R12.50
- During ANC rule the petrol price has gone from R1.73 to R13.00 per litre
- In 21 years our defence force has gone from being the iron fist of Africa to a laughing stock that can't defend Disneyland from an invasion of fluffy toys
- On the list of most corrupt governments they have given us a special place right at the top
- In 21 years we have ten times more people in squatter camps and 1000% more illegal immigrants
- In 21 years our roads, railways, military, police, municipal services, old age homes, hospitals and orphanages have literally fallen apart and are worth nothing anymore
- No other country on the planet has more convicted criminals in their parliament than us
- 25% of all South African school girls are HIV+
- Our school girls had 100,000 abortions last year
- We have one of the highest unemployment rates in the world
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A shocking report has revealed how large numbers of policemen in South Africa are 'regularly' arresting young women in order to rape them. The 'Broken Blue Line' conducted by the Johannesburg-based Institute of Race Relations, investigated the extent in which police officers in the country plan and execute serious and violent crimes such as murder, rape, and armed robbery - and it drew a disturbing conclusion: that police involvement in serious and violent crimes, including rape and murder, were a 'pattern of behaviour' and not isolated incidents. The report, funded by Afriforum, analysed 100 randomly chosen media reports from April 2011 to January 2015 on alleged police involvement in serious crimes. Of those, 32 were murders and attempted murders, 22 were armed robberies, and 26 were rapes, as well as other serious offences. The results were compared against two sources of information on disciplinary action against police officers implicated in crimes. The project has been undertaken by the IRR since 2011 to track police involvement in criminality. In 2015, it found that officers exploit their official status and equipment to perpetrate crimes and rely on that status to escape arrest and prosecution. The most worrying aspect was that 'it is often with good reason that the public fear the police, especially with regard to sexual violence and rape perpetrated by officers against vulnerable women.' In a number of incidents, the police officer used his authority to force the victims to submit to his demands. In one incident, a woman was raped several times while in custody and in another, a woman was raped in court. It is often with good reason that the public fear the police, especially with regard to sexual violence and rape perpetrated by officers against vulnerable women. Nine out of the 26 listed rape cases occurred in either police station cells or official police vehicles. The report says in a typical case, a police officer would stop a young woman in a public place, before taking her away to be raped in the back of a police vehicle and then setting her free. It found a 'significant evidence of a trend' where police officers detain women in order to rape them. A 2011 version of the report had similar results, including a serious problem with sexual violence by police officers in a country which has one of the highest recorded rates of rape in the world. And while South African Police Service management is attempting to deal with the problem, it is with limited success. It warned that 'violent crime levels in South Africa won’t turn around while the "wolf guards the sheep".' A report in Pretoria News in July 2013 said that almost 1,500 serving police officers had criminal records - which is more than one in every 100 officers in the country. A two-year audit into the police service revealed there were even South African Police Service members behind bars who were paid monthly salaries. The newspaper reported that the shadow minister of police, Diane Koehler Barnard of the Democratic Alliance, had said that the police were, in effect, admitting that their service was 'populated with murderers, rapists, fraudsters and other offenders'. IRR CEO Frans Cronje said that the project is one of the most disturbing ever undertaken by his organisation. He said: 'You would expect the police to safeguard society by infiltrating criminal elements. 'In our country there is much evidence that criminal elements have infiltrated the police.'
- report sent by P.Moller, May 1, 2016
The civil rights organisation
AfriForum and the TAU SA announced today that South African farmers and farm
workers experienced the most brutal year yet with the most recorded farm
attacks since the recording of farm attacks commenced in 1990. The past year’s
figures were processed and verified to provide the most accurate reflection of
the nature and extent of farm attacks in
- White Genocide Awareness Project,
Water expert Dr. Anthony Turton
power station was not able to pump water. This, he said, left many suburbs without water, among them Lenasia, Brixton,
Ridgeway, Little Falls and Radiokop. On Monday, Joburg Water said Rand Water had notified them of a further deterioration in the bulk supply system, recommending a high level of restrictions.
- report sent by PMR (
TAU SA's Safety Committee held an emergency
- TAU SA Media Release,
King Goodwill Zwelithini
praised the apartheid era during an event in Nongoma at the weekend. The National Party, he
said, had built a powerful government with the strongest economy and army on
the continent, but then came “this so-called democracy” in which
black people started destroying the gains of the past. The King said history
would judge black people harshly as they had failed to build on the successes
of the Afrikaner regime. The king was speaking at his kwaKhethomthandayo royal
palace in Nongoma on Saturday night during a celebration of his 44 years on the
throne. He said Black people “loved to use matches” to burn down
infrastructure built during apartheid. Delivering a speech which ended just
after , the king told hundreds of people
packed into a big marquee that he felt lucky that he was born the same year the
National Party came to power in 1948. The king’s speech came in the wake
of a series of anti-government statements made by the monarch of the Zulu
nation in recent months. In September, King Zwelithini ordered that there
should be no government banners at royal events, and that the government should
stop organising the events. He said on Saturday that this was the first time
his anniversary celebrations had been organised by the King Zwelithini
Foundation. The king said the apartheid regime had built a mighty army. He said
the South African currency and economy “surprisingly shot up” under
the National Party regime. “The economy that we are now burning down. You
do not want to build on what you had inherited. You are going to find
yourselves on the wrong side of history.” He said while people on the
ground did not appreciate the infrastructure inherited from apartheid,
democratically elected presidents – Nelson Mandela, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob
Zuma – were occupying apartheid infrastructure, including the
- The [
A widow and farmer was brutally robbed, raped, stabbed and burnt with a hot iron during a farm attack on Sunday evening near Van Reenen. Two men demanded money from the 57-year-old widow and then tied her up in her farm house, with her hands behind her back. The elderly woman was then stabbed below her knee and also in the shoulder when she told them that all the money she had was in her purse. The men took a hot iron and burnt her badly, numerous times. They then dragged her into a bedroom, where they allegedly raped her. They fled the scene in a white bakkie, making off with money and a mobile phone.
When Mandela handed the Rugby World
Cup trophy to Francois Pienaar, captain of the Springboks, in June 1995, it
became emblazoned in history as a moment of reconciliation at the end of
- Daily Telegraph,
Police have arrested a 53-year-old
man in connection with the mutilation of the bodies of two women at a
- The Independent,
Thousands sought refuge in
temporary shelters in
- CNN report,
The owners of land at Ballito which has been the target of an EFF “land grab” since the weekend have accused the party of using this exercise to “gain publicity” through setting up of Facebook pages and hiring of a professional photographer to document the event. On Tuesday Greenlands Farm Pty Ltd secured an urgent interim interdict against the party and its leadership, barring them from setting foot on the land or erecting any structures on it. The EFF has until May 7 to oppose the order’s being made final although provincial spokesman Tobias Mthiyane - who attended the hearing in the Durban High Court carrying the trademark EFF red overall in his hand - indicated that the party might be back in court sooner than that, asking for its own order to stop the company from proceeding with any development there. In an affidavit which came before Judge Fikile Mokgohloa on Tuesday, company representative Ian Deetlefts said it was about to embark on a commercial development of the property, adjacent to the N2 just before the Ballito turn-off. He said the land invasion began on Sunday when people moved onto the land and began digging holes, assumed to be for fences or other supports to prop up makeshift structures. He spoke to Mthiyane, who said “the government was not giving these people land so they were taking it for themselves”. “I asked him directly: ‘How do you resolve this issue?’ His response was: ‘Get an interdict and we will vacate.’” The following day he returned to the property and the police were present. A structure had now been erected, poles had been inserted into the ground and grass had been cleared. A crowd of about 100 people had gathered about 1km [1100 yards] away. They confirmed they were on their way to occupy the land and “set up business” there to sell items to others in occupation. Again, the leaders said they would desist only by court order. Deetlefts said in the meantime two Facebook sites were already “live”, one called “Ground Zero - EFF Land Grab” and another “EFF Land Grab Ballito”. The latter had almost 1,000 “likes” by Monday afternoon. He said it seemed the EFF leadership was encouraging the invasion and suggesting it had the right to do so. “It is clear the EFF is using this to gain publicity. It would appear that a professional photographer was engaged to take a photograph of the shack on the property,” he said. “This must have been arranged in advance with the object of gaining publicity and causing a media sensation.” After the judge explained that she was granting the interim order and the EFF “must stop doing what it is doing”, Mthiyane asked if the company was entitled to do what it wanted with the land. Judge Makgohloa said the company had put up proof that it owned the land and the party must put up opposing papers if it could prove otherwise.
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The families of two men turned away
by nurses at Addington Hospital because no doctor was on duty are demanding
answers after the two died of the injuries they sustained in a horrific car
crash in Durban’s city centre. Marius Hayward, 31, and Nico Nel, 27,
clung to life after the crash early last Sunday morning as ambulance paramedics
treating them were turned away from Addington. Told by casualty staff there was
no doctor on duty, frantic paramedics had to take the injured men to other
hospitals, one of which is more than a 30-minute drive from the scene. Both
men, who had been violently flung from a bakkie, died shortly after they were
wheeled through the hospital doors. Medics maintain that had they not been
turned away from Addington, a four-minute drive from where the accident
occurred, the men would have survived. A medic who treated
- Independent On-Line,
Shaun Veldsman, who was scheduled
to be the television match official at Ireland’s RBS Six Nations match against England in
- Daily Telegraph,
An urgent application by Clive Derby-Lewis for his immediate release
from prison was postponed indefinitely in the North Gauteng High Court in
Orania, a White separatist community in
- report by Ray Charlston (Diversity Chronicle),
This is what Anne Els (75) looks
like after being savagely attacked by a Black male in her house in Universitas,
- report sent by J.M,
And the White Genocide continues,
And the world keeps quiet...............
2014 Black-on-White Murders
January 2014: (17) – M: 14 – F: 3 – 9 over 60.
• Rob Meek (62) Port
• Clinton de Menezes (43) Westville – Shot dead.
• Mike Smith (32)
• Neville Ross (75) Krugersdorp – Bludgeoned to death.
• Ben van der Westhuizen (24) Vryheid – Bludgeoned to death.
• Hendrik Nortman (74) Vanderbijlpark – Bludgeoned to death.
• Lien Nortman (72) Vanderbijlpark – Raped and tortured to death.
• Sarel Pretorius (61) Barkly-East – Shot dead.
• Hennie Wager (47) Krugersdorp – Shot dead.
• Francois Meyer (50)
• Mike de Beer (89)
• Basil Botha (39) Welverdiend – Shot dead.
• Dirkie van der Walt (30) Hotazel – Stabbed to death.
• Ina Marincowitz (59) Stormsrivier – Raped and stabbed to death.
• Charlotte Kruger (66) Lydenburg – Suffocated to death.
• Tom Benecke (65) Randfontein – Stabbed to death.
• 76-year-old man shot dead in Houghton.
February 2014: (18) – M: 13 – F: 5 – 7 over 60.
• Leon Clur (49) Hectorspruit – Shot dead.
• Rhondine van der Walt (48) Kemptonpark – Shot dead.
• Reinette Vorster (42) Ghanzi – Strangled and burnt to death.
• Gerhard Fourie (78) Hartswater – Shot dead.
• Henk de Villiers (73) Centurion - Shot dead.
• Geoff Stuart (71)
• Barend Oosthuizen (69) Brakpan – Shot dead.
• Douglas Pierce (39)
• Veanne Armstrong (24)
• Johannes Cornelissen (31)
• Joe Herholdt (51) Greytown – Stabbed to death.
• Johan van der Schyff (54)
• Yena Kirby (63) Umkomaas – Stabbed to death.
• Rinda Duncan (61)
• Tony Naude (65) Leandra – Beaten to death.
• Joan Pieters (59)
• Riaan Labuschagne (28) Warrenton – Shot dead.
• Jeremy Brooke (32)
March 2014: (23) – M: 16 – F: 7 – 13 over 60.
• Eckart Schutte (76)
• Elizabeth Schutte (65)
• Lutz Schutte (33)
• Danie Schreuder (56) Askam– Beaten to death.
• Johan van der Nest (50) Birchleigh – Beaten to death.
• Annemarie van Zyl (32) Kemptonpark – Stabbed to death.
• Derek Venter (45) Welgedacht – Shot dead.
• Piet van Zyl (53) Kuruman – Stabbed to death.
• Migiel Lourens (80) Krugersdorp – Stabbed to death.
• Koos Erasmus (59) Groot Merico – Shot dead.
• Genee Katzan (75) Parkview – Shot dead.
• Mr. Katzan (78) Parkview – Shot dead.
• Lettie Rupping (82) Tarkastad – Shot dead.
• Hazel Huggins (85)
• Leander Derksen (22) Hartebeespoort – Stabbed to death.
• Ounooi Badenhorts (77)
• Deon van Heerden (59) Randfontein – Shot dead.
• JR Buhrman (77) Ermelo – Stabbed to death.
• Karen Brown (58) Dunnottar – Stabbed to death.
• Daniel Menezes (68) Kroonstad – Beaten to death.
• Wynand du Plessis (62) Benoni – Beaten to death.
• Elderly woman beaten to death in Centurion by Domestic worker.
• Elderly man stabbed to death in
April 2014: (16) – M: 13 – F: 3 – 6 over 60
• Anthony Tessendorf (27)
• Charl Niemand (29) Witbank – Shot dead.
• Vicus Botha (63) Pietermaritzburg – Beaten to death.
• Lazlow Bercsenyi (87) Bon Accord – Hacked to death.
• David Richardson (64) Germiston – Stabbed to death.
• Rina Hough (66) Senekal – Stabbed to death.
• Steven Britz (44)Klapmuts – Shot dead.
• Hannes Duvenhage (68) Ermelo – Shot dead.
• Dennis Viviers (65) Williston – Throat slit.
• Thys Human (80) Uitenhage – Stabbed to death.
• Ingrid Kock(57) Ranburg – Strangled.
• Brian Pope (62) Harrismith – Shot dead.
• Tilly Pope (46) Harrismith – Shot dead.
• Danie Dercksen (45) Brits – Shot dead.
• Eldred Schultz (74)
• Jurgen Rombouts (27)
May 2014: (13) - M: 12 – F: 1 – 6 over 60.
• Hannes Kelly (52) Levubu – Beaten to death
• Johannes Rondganger (54)
• Charles Groenewald (74) Boschkop – Shot dead.
• Rico Steenkamp (22) Alberton – Shot dead.
• Louis Swanepoel (82) Boschkop – Murdered.
• Sandra Swanepoel (80) Boschkop – Murdered.
• Karl Jaentsch (41) Paternoster – Shot dead.
• John Arundel (64) Queensburgh – Stabbed to death.
• Franco van Huyssteen (44) Vereeniging – Shot dead.
• Ryno Terblanche (28) Plettenbergbaai – Shot dead.
• Riaan van den Berg (43) Malelane – Strangled to death.
• Lucas Labuschagne (72) Benoni – Kicked to death.
• Awie Cilliers (73) Hartswater – Bludgeoned to death.
June 2014: (15) – M:10 - F:5 - 7 over 60
• Tulsa Opperman (57) Springs – Shot dead.
• Tinus Coetzee (18) Krugersdorp – Beaten to death.
• Rachel Duncan (54) Stellenbosch – Stabbed to death.
• Mark Phillip (58) Amanzimtoti – Stabbed to death.
• Shaun Rusch (49) Boksburg – Shot dead.
• Jemima Lemmer (81) Boschkop – Tortured to death.
• Russell McMicken (62)
• Mary Tacke (82)
• Joos Joubert (68) Mamogalieskraal – Shot dead.
• George Stracchan (64) Robertson – Stabbed to death.
• Bradley du Preez (20)
• Henri la Cour (72) Kalkbaai – Stabbed to death.
• Mandie Janse van Rensburg (51) Buffelspoort – Shot dead.
• Carl Wessels (55) New Hanover – Shot dead.
• Tony da Silva (61) Middelburg – Shot dead.
- information supplied by Chantelle
Nel, an 86 years old who lives in a security village called
Gruesome muti-murder: first-ever
known incident where an Afrikaans-speaking man is accused of a muti-murder
(slaughtering a person and harvesting the body parts for resale to a
witcdoctor). Local Swartruggens builder Eduard Pretorius, 33 is to appear in
Swartruggens court on Feb 7 2014: the SAPS says he ‘s charged with
slaughtering Maria Mathe, 25, and that he has confessed that he was offered
R30,000 for her body-parts by a local witch-doctor: Her breasts and private
parts were cut off. Her stomach was cut open from her navel to her chest.The
post-mortem revealed that her heart and lungs were also removed. The
witchdoctor has not been arrested.
“They were caught on camera playing pool in what is believed to be
the same hour as her murder,” Mariana of Theo’s Discount Liquor
store and Sportsbar told the Platinum
Weekly. This is surely the most gruesome muti-murder the Platinum Weekly has ever reported on.
After the 25-year-old’s face was smashed in with a rock, she was
“slaughtered”.Her breasts and private parts were cut off. Her stomach
was cut open from her navel to her chest. The post-mortem revealed that her
heart and lungs were also removed. “The Afrikaans speaking guy who left
the pub with Maria Mathe was also fluent in Setswana. He was a builder. He is
well-known for doing odd jobs and being employed at local building projects. He
also worked at a local cafe for a period of time,” the Platinum Weekly was told.33 year- old
Eduard Pretorius appeared in the Swartruggens Magistrate’s Court on
Allegations of highly specialized
military training of al-Qaeda members in the Southern Cape and Garden Route has
flared up again.Al-Qaeda assumed responsibility in 2001 for the 9/11 -
terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in New York and several other terrorist
acts. In September 2009, an article in the Mossel
Bay Advertiser's sister paper, the Oudtshoorn
Courant written by Christo Vermaak reported that farmers in the Langkloof
area expressed concern after the farm, Greylock was purchased by the Dockrat
Trust, which is managed by Dr Farhad Dockrat and Mr Junaid Dockrat. These
trustees of the trust were named in 2007 by the United Nations Security Council
as alleged terrorists with direct connections to al-Qaeda. The
camouflage clothing. Someone who gained access to the farm to view trees that he wanted purchase to cut down, said: "I actually got gooseflesh as the gunmen were watching me so closely." According to AfriForum, the Dockrats have expanded their 'agricultural and business interests' in the
in George in traditional Muslim outfits. When a businessman asked them why they had purchased so much of a certain product, one of the men said it was for the golf estate. A resident of Tsitsikamma, whose name is withheld for security reasons, reported on Wednesday May 15th to the Mossel Bay Advertiser's sister paper, the George Herald that he had followed a man in Muslim clothing openly doing business at a shopping centre while armed with a 9mm pistol. "The man drove in at the golf estate. I stopped, after which he returned with people behind on the back of the bakkie. When they drove past me, the one held an AK-47
assault rifle in the air." The Muslim community lashed out strongly this week at allegations in the media that makes it seem like they train terrorists in the
A 12-year-old White boy was
drowned in a bath of boiling water by Black robbers who raped his mother before
killing both his parents in a violent house robbery. Three
Black men broke into the family’s home in Walkerville,
report sent by GML,
Reports of Black-on-White murders in the last 48 hours :-
Dawid de Villiers (83) Barkly East – Stabbed and throat slit.
Ralie de Villiers (81) Barkly East – Stabbed and throat slit.
Susan Olivier (60)
Peter Rassloff (72) Kommetjie – Shot dead.
Dan Knight (56) Underberg – Bludgeoned to death.
Judy Washington (67) Kei Mouth – Throat slit.
Kevin Launspach (38)
- report sent by Sunette Bridges,
murders show increase above crime statistics. It is a dark day for the country
when its National Commissioner claims that crime is under control, while the
murder rate has risen to 16,259 cases per year. This means that almost two
murders a day more occurred to bring the total number of murders committed
daily to almost 45!Farm murders shows an even more alarming picture. In the
same period farm murders increased by 34% to 68 in 2012/2013 compared to the 50
urders in 2011/2012. Farm attacks increased from 112 cases to 176 cases. Farm
attacks in fact are violent crimes against people and not on
property. Therefore it can be assumed that many of these attacks are
nothing less than attempted murder, which were successfully averted. "What
is even more disturbing is the apparent ignorance of the police in this regard.
On the police`s official website the page titled ‘Farm Attacks` under
`Crime Prevention` has been ‘under construction’ for months now,
leaving the impression that the police do not regard this category of crime as
a seriousness matter," said Mr Henry Geldenhuys, Deputy President of TAU
SA and Chairman of the Safety and Security Committee. "Because the police
stubbornly refuse to list farm murders as a separate crime category in their
statistics, they are not even aware of this alarming increase in farm attacks. Furthermore it has to be borne in mind that TAU SA`s database on farm attacks and farm murders is probably incomplete because it relies on the feedback of members or on media reports which are then verified. Therefore the true picture could be worse," says Mr Geldenhuys.Since April 1 this year to date TAU SA`s database lists 37 murders and 110 farm attacks. If this trend was to continue until the end of the current year 74 murders and 220 attacks could be expected, which will represent a further increase of 24%.
- TAU SA
A British woman was repeatedly raped at gunpoint during a savage 14-hour ordeal after she and her boyfriend were kidnapped at a South African beauty spot. Now she faces a nightmare wait to see if she has been infected with HIV in a country where Aids is rife. The couple were blindfolded and bundled into their car by four thugs and driven for 200 miles. The only stops were when the gang visited illegal drinking dens and when the 29-year-old woman was raped. As the attackers got more drunk, they invited other drinkers from shanty town shebeens to come and taunt their two white victims trussed up in the back of the vehicle. The men grew increasingly violent as the night wore on, stabbing the 26-year-old South African boyfriend in the leg and beating him repeatedly. The couple were told that they would be driven over the border to Mozambique and their bodies dumped. They escaped only because their attackers lost control of the car and it overturned. The tourists scrambled out of the wreckage and fled. A passing motorist, who stopped to help after seeing the crash, was shot dead and his passenger wounded as the attackers tried to steal their car. The rape victim, from Gloucestershire, has told friends she feels she is under 'a death sentence' from Aids. She has been prescribed anti-Aids drugs. But it will be months before doctors can say if she has been infected. The Foreign Office said yesterday it was reviewing advice to visitors to South Africa, and especially Mpumalanga province [the South-Eastern Transvaal/Lowveld region] where the rape happened and where a British woman was shot dead in a robbery last month. The rape victim arrived in South Africa two weeks ago for a three-month visit. She and her boyfriend had stopped at a picnic spot on Long Tom Pass in the Drakensberg Mountains when they were attacked on Saturday. It is one of the country's busiest tourist routes - and the scene of a coach crash in 1999 which killed 26 British holidaymakers. Piet Posthumus, a family friend of the victim, said: 'This is the worst thing in the world for her. She is so traumatised by the possibility that her life is now under threat because of what has happened.' He added: 'A pistol was fired a couple of times as a warning and at least once it was fired through the floor of the car where they were lying. 'Who knows how this would have ended if the car had not crashed.' 'You have to understand that it is just not safe to get out of your car in South Africa any more.' The ordeal ended when the driver went off the road near Barberton, 50 miles to the south. The couple later spotted two men they believed were part of the gang as police drove them away from the scene. The men, a South African and a Zimbabwean, are expected to appear in court today accused of rape, abduction and murder. Nick Sheppard of the British High Commission in Pretoria said travel advice was being reviewed in view of the rape and the murder of Briton Diane Conway in Mpumalanga last month. Mrs Conway, 60, was shot dead after she and her husband confronted an armed robber in their hotel room. Mr Sheppard said 'These are very serious incidents so we have to examine our options. 'But 300,000 Britons visit South Africa each year and these two incidents are the worst over the past two years involving British tourists.' With a favourable exchange rate, attractive climate, safari parks, beauty spots and beaches, South Africa has become a tourist magnet. But it also the most violent society in the world, with the highest rates of murder and rape. Tourists are seen as soft targets by young men who have easy access to weapons. There are almost 20,000 murders a year - 60 times more than in Britain. Nearly 50,000 rapes were reported to police last year, but the true total is estimated at 30 times more. The charity Childline says a girl born in South Africa is more likely to be raped in her lifetime than learn to read. South Africa also has the highest number of people in the world with Aids or carrying the HIV virus. Some estimates put it at a quarter of the population.
- The Daily Mail, September 9, 2013
TAU SA held the first course in trauma counseling for
victims of farm attacks. The first course in trauma counseling for victims of
farm attacks ended in
President of TAU SA and chairman of the
- TAU SA Media Statement,
The horror started just before midnight on Wednesday this week. After listening to the latest television news about the health of Nelson Mandela, a South African family living not far from the former President’s hospital unit turned in for the night. But Roelof and Laura du Plessis, a married couple with four children who live on a heavily fortified farm outside Pretoria, did not have a peaceful night’s rest. In fact they were about to become the latest victims of what White pressure groups in this troubled nation say is nothing less than a savage war against them. Hearing noises outside their home, Mr du Plessis, 46, got out of bed and ran outside.
To his horror, he found his 19-year-old son being held with a gun to his head by a gang of five armed Black attackers. Father and son were ordered to lie on the ground. The invaders did not ask for money or the keys to the expensive vehicles in the drive. They were there only to terrorise and kill. Hearing voices outside, Laura, 44, came out of her bedroom to investigate - and her torch illuminated an awful scene as the gang pointed guns at her husband. Her son managed to get up and sprint off into the darkness when the men were confused by the flashlight. But Du Plessis was not so lucky. The intruders opened fire at once, shooting him six times through the throat, lungs and abdomen. As he writhed on the ground in agony, the men ran off into the night leaving empty bullet cartridges littering the yard.
In the darkness, Laura attempted heart massage on her husband, who could still talk despite his appalling injuries, but to no avail. When I arrived at the farm on Thursday and was invited in by Mrs du Plessis, I found her with blood still caked under her fingernails after she’d cradled her dying husband.‘He was shot through the lungs and I was doing CPR,’ she told me, between huge sobs. ‘He said “please go and fetch the car and take me to hospital”. But he was too badly hurt and he died in my arms.’ In the morning, when White friends from neighbouring farms followed the trail of the raiders, they discovered the men had carefully cut through fences and skirted areas with security patrols - suggesting how closely they had planned their route of attack. ‘It is definitely coming down to a race thing,’ Laura du Plessis told me as she was comforted by her family. ‘They hate White people. We have never had a fight with any Black people. I always stop and give others a lift. We employ Black people. ‘My husband fought for me. I am grateful that he wasn’t tied up and forced to watch me being raped before he was killed. He was an amazing man. He was my life.’ A friend of the family, who asked not to be named, told me he was certain that the killings are part of a sinister, systematic bid to drive White people - and, in particular, farmers - out of South Africa. ‘If this was happening in any other country, the military would be deployed to protect us,’ said the friend. ‘There are gangs moving around the country targeting White people.’ Of course the violence and privations South Africa’s Blacks faced under apartheid were just as unforgiveable. Certainly, there would have been more bloodletting after the White government fell in the Nineties were it not for Mandela’s message of reconciliation [sic]. But now, as he nears death, fears are growing that a wave of violence will be unleashed against the White population.The statistics - and the savagery of the killings - appear to support claims by these residents that White people, and farmers in particular, are being targeted by Black criminals. Little wonder that what unfolded on the du Plessis homestead has sent tremors of fear through the three-million-strong White community. Last month alone there were 25 murders of White landowners, and more than 100 attacks, while Afrikaner protest groups claim that more than 4,000 have been killed since Mandela came to power - twice as many as the number of policemen who have died. It is not just the death toll, but the extreme violence that is often brought to bear, that causes the greatest fear in the White community. Documented cases of farm killings make for gruesome reading, with children murdered along with their parents, one family suffocated with plastic bags and countless brutal rapes of elderly women and young children. These horrors have prompted Genocide Watch - a respected American organisation which monitors violence around the world - to claim that the murders of ‘Afrikaner farmers and other Whites is organised by racist communists determined to drive Whites out of South Africa, nationalise farms and mines, and bring on all the horrors of a communist state’. Indeed, a disturbing number of Whites are terrified that Mandela’s passing will lead to an outpouring of violence from Black South Africans, no longer contained by the sheer power of the great man’s presence [sic], which endures today even though he stood down as president in 1999. For its part, the ruling ANC party dismisses claims that such murders are part of any sinister agenda, pointing out that South Africans of all colours suffer violent crime, and that wealthy Whites are simply more likely to be targeted. Perhaps. But White nerves have not been soothed by the disturbing behaviour of Jacob Zuma, the ANC’s leader and the country’s third Black president since Mandela. At a centenary gathering of the African National Congress last year, Zuma was filmed singing a so-called ‘struggle song’ called Kill The Boer (the old name for the Afrikaner population). As fellow senior ANC members clapped along, Zuma sang: ‘We are going to shoot them, they are going to run, Shoot the Boer, shoot them, they are going to run, Shoot the Boer, we are going to hit them, they are going to run, the Cabinet will shoot them, with the machine-gun, the Cabinet will shoot them, with the machine-gun’. Alongside him was a notorious character called Julius ‘Juju’ Malema, a former leader of the ANC youth league, who is now Zuma’s bitter enemy and is reportedly planning to launch a new political party after Mandela’s death. A bogeyman to White South Africans, Malema is popular among young Blacks, and has also been an enthusiastic singer of Kill The Boer and another song called Bring Me My Machine-Gun. Polls this week showed a huge surge in support among young Black South Africans for his policies, which he says will ignore reconciliation, and fight for social justice in an ‘onslaught against [the] White male monopoly’. With chilling echoes of neighbouring Zimbabwe, where dictator Robert Mugabe launched a murderous campaign to drive White farmers off the land in 2000, Malema wants all White-owned land to be seized without compensation, along with nationalisation of the country’s lucrative mines. Ominously, Malema, 32, who wears a trademark beret and has a fondness for Rolex watches, this month promised his new party will take the land from White people without recompense and give it to Blacks. ‘We need the land that was taken from our people, and we are not going to pay for it,’ he said. ‘We need a party that will say those who were victims of apartheid stand to benefit unashamedly, and those who perpetuated apartheid must show remorse and behave in a manner that says they regret their conduct.’ Enthusiastically backed by Winnie Mandela, Mandela’s second wife - who is still hugely popular in South Africa despite her suspected role in several murders - Malema is a charismatic figure who once threw a BBC correspondent out of a press conference for asking about his wealthy lifestyle. His words have done nothing to allay the fears of White communities, some of which have taken extreme measures to protect themselves. This week I visited Kleinfontein in Pretoria, a White-only community of 1,000 men, women and children who live behind high fences, with a gatehouse manned by men in military fatigues, who also carry out regular patrols of the grounds to prevent Black intruders entering. Anyone without an appointment with an official resident is refused entry. If they are Black, they will not get in at all. Inside, there is a shopping mall, while the town has its own water supply and sewage system. All manual work is carried out by White residents. There is a rugby pitch, opulent homes overlooking miles of open countryside where antelope and zebra roam, and a hospital for the elderly residents. Most crucially of all, in a country with 60 murders a day, there is no armed robbery, murder or rape in Kleinfontein. ‘An old lady can draw money here without any fear,’ says Marisa Haasbroek, a resident, mother of two teenage girls, and my guide for the morning. ‘It’s safe, quiet and peaceful. It’s not racist - it is about protecting our Afrikaner cultural identity.’ Like all the residents, she is descended from the first Afrikaners. Kleinfontein has been in existence since Mandela’s first presidency in 1994 - but its existence remained largely unknown until reports last year that black police officers had been barred from entry to the property. To get round race laws, Kleinfontein insists its criteria for entry are not based on skin colour. It claims to exist to protect distinct Afrikaans-speaking people and culture, and that English-speaking White people are also banned, so the community is non-racist. With Mandela on a life support machine, the founders of this community in the so-called ‘Rainbow Nation’ were this week being inundated with requests by other Whites to join them. ‘I think there will be trouble,’ Anna, an elderly lady tending her garden inside the all-White compound, tells me. ‘There may be tribal warfare first between the Black races. Then they might turn on us.’ Standing near a sign written in Afrikaans stating ‘ons is hier om te bly’ (we are here to stay), Marike, another resident, was convinced that there is a sinister plot to kill all Whites. ‘You don’t attack farms and rape 80-year-old women with broken bottles and kill their husbands for a mobile phone,’ Marike says. ‘People say it’s not genocide - but it is.’ Such uncertainty about the future has been given added credence by the tawdry, shameful scenes surrounding Mandela’s death bed - where his family were last night continuing to squabble over where he should be buried and who should get the most loot from tourists visiting the grave. Despite all the arguments about the future direction of the country, the truth is that only one thing has stayed the same in South Africa before and after Mandela’s presidency: the mutual fear and distrust between some Blacks and Whites, particularly in rural areas away from the cosmopolitan cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town.
- Daily Mail, June 28, 2013
Here is the ANC’s list of achievements :-
• In 19 years of ANC rule unemployment has gone up by 60%
• South Africa is now the rape capital of the world
• After 19 years of ANC rule we have achieved the dubious distinction of being 140th on a world list of 144 countries for our education department.
• We are officially the country where the most hijacks take place
• We are also on the top ten list for the most murders
• In 19 years the Rand/U.S.Dollar exchange rate has gone from R3.41 to the Dollar to over R10.00 to the dollar
• During ANC rule the petrol price has gone up from R1.73 per litre to R12.83 per litre
• In 19 years our defence force has gone from being the iron fist of Africa to a laughing stock
• On the list of most corrupt governments they have given us a special place right at the top
• In 19 years we have ten times more people in squatter camps and 1000% more illegal immigrants
• In 19 years our roads, railways, military, police, municipal services, old age homes, hospitals and orphanages have literally fallen apart and are worth nothing anymore
• No other country on the planet has more convicted criminals in their parliament than us
• 25% of all South African school girls are HIV positive
• Our school girls had 100,000 abortions last year and those are only the legal ones
- report sent by BME, June 10, 2013
Tomorrow is the last day of one of the bloodiest and most violent months yet this year for White South Africans...
In 30 Days I have recorded 69 Attacks on 101 Victims, 7 Raped, 20 Murdered, 20 Farm attacks :-
1 May - Christo Viljoen (47) was shot through his neck in Bultfontein by 3 Black men.
1 May - Babs Roos (70) was attacked in her home in Klerksdorp. She was assaulted, robbed and murdered.
1 May - Heleen Robbertse (74) was attacked, tied up, bitten and robbed in her home in Sonlandpark. Her leg was severely injured and she has to receive ARVs because one of the attackers bit her in order to remove her jewelry from her fingers.
2 May - Rudy Zwarts was attacked at his home and left unconscious after being beaten on the side of his head with a brick.
2 May - A 60-year old lady was attacked and murdered in her Greenhills home. Her 89-year-old mother-in-law was severely assaulted by 3 Black men.
3 May - Alex Walkinshaw, his partner Lindie and 11 year old daughter Jayden were attacked and severely assaulted in their Pretoria home by 5 Black men.
4 May - Elderly Roux couple, 74 & 71, were attacked on their Piet Retief farm by a gang of Black men wielding pangas.
5 May - Two young girls were attacked with pangas by 3 Black men while visiting the Lowveld Botanicaal Gardens.
5 May - Janine van Rensburg (38) was murdered in Oudshoorn.
5 May - Sampie van Aardt was severely injured during a botched highjacking. He was beaten up and stabbed with a screwdriver by a gang of Black men near Brits.
6 May - Ryan McCrae (24) was attacked an assaulted near his parents home in Bloemfontein. His attackers attempted to strangle him before robbing him en fleeing.
6 May - Martin Coetsee (67) was attacked on his farm in Makwassie by a gang of Black men. He was severely injured, beaten and dragged around his house by his ears. He is still in intensive care.
6 May - Juliette Rutte (62) was attacked and beaten in her home in Northclliff, Johannesburg.
7 May - Peter Hackland (61) was murdered on his farm in Ixopo in Natal. His daughter and mother were also hurt during the attack.
8 May - Daan and Erka Rosseau were murdered in their home in Wellington. They suffocated to death when their attackers put plastic bags over their heads.
9 May - Gerald Carey was attacked and severely beaten with a baseball bat by 2 police officers because he refused to pay them a bribe.
9 May - Clive and Vicky were attacked and severely injured on their small holding in Kraaifontein in the Western Cape.
9 May - A man was held up in Vredekloof by 2 attackers. He was badly beaten and his jaw and cheekbone were shattered.
10 May - A 22-year old woman was beaten and raped by 4 Black men in police uniform and vehicle near Kempton Park. Police are denying any responsibility and claims it is a gang they have now dubbed The Blue Light Gang.
10 May - A man and his disabled son were attacked by 3 Black men in their Centurion home. They were both brutally assaulted and the 35-year old son was shot in his face.
10 May - Nick Reynders (59) and his son, Dawid (38) were highjacked at their home in Witbank. They were taken away in different directions by the group. Nick was severely assaulted and escaped by pretending to be dead. His son was dragged behind the vehicle and stabbed 12 times. He is in hospital.
11 May - Vernon Grant (95) was attacked, tied up and robbed in his Port Elizabeth home by 3 Black men.
11 May - Gerhard du Preez (71) was attacked and hit in his face with a block of cement by a Black man he had just offered a job. He is still in hospital in a very serious condition.
11 May - Gus Silber (56), his wife and two daughters were attacked, tied up, held up with guns and robbed in Northcliff.
12 May - Hein van der Merwe (22) cyclist was pushed off the road and assaulted by 3 Black men in suits and a diplomatic vehicle.
12 May - At and Winifred Janse van Rensburg were attacked on their farm in Buffelspoort by a gang of black men who ambushed them when they returned home. They were severely injured. Winifred is still in intensive care and suffered a fractured scull and has bleading on the brain.
13 May - Tom Pieterse was attacked in his home in the town of Makswassie.
14 May - Rui Moutinho (37) was brutally murdered in his home in Nigel. His body was only discovered 2 days later.
14 May - Cathy Stander was attacked at her Blanco home while her husband was out jogging. She was held up with a knife and robbed of a laptop.
14 May - Fred van den Bergh (58) and his wife, Cosette (55) were attacked in their Faerie Glen home. Fred was shot dead and his wife badly beaten.
15 May - 20-year-old girl raped during an attack at her parents home in Glenvista.
16 May - Farm attack on Kobus Bester on his farm Steekbokfontein in Koster.
16 May - Frank de Bie (67) was attacked in his home in Boksburg. His was stabbed in his shoulder and arm. Hit over the head and tied up. His dog was shot and he was robbed.
17 May - Johnny Nelson and his wife attacked on their farm in Broedersput. Johnny badly injured and in hospital.
17 May - William Sharman was shot and killed by 4 black attackers in New Germany for his lunch box.
17 May - Les and Gale Adlam attacked on their farm on Balmoral road. Both badly injured. Les still unconscious.
17 May - Pieter and Lena Theunissen were attacked, badly injured and robbed in Sabie.
17 May - Ferdie Richards was Highjacked near Bronkhorstspruit by 4 Black males. He was severely injured, tied up and dumped in the veld.
17 May - Ben Pieterse found 3 Black men in his daughters house on their farm near Rustenburg. When he surprised them he was shot in his leg but managed to take the weapon and shoot one of the attackers.
18 May - A farmer and his family were attacked in their home by 2 Black men while having supper. They managed to overpower their attackers. One fled, but the other is in hospital.
19 May - Francois le Grange (51) was murdered in his home in Les Marias, Pretoria. His was beaten to death with a stone and his car was stolen.
19 May - Karen Daley (43), her son Matthew (13), husband Mark (47) and Mother Elly (72) were attacked in their home in Glen Hills. They were held at gun point, Karen was groped and het mother kicked in the stomach while being robbed.
19 May - Leslie Rabie, the manager of a guesthouse in Alberton, was assaulted by 15 Black men who were reportedly drunk after returning from a wedding, making a noise and damaging property. When she ask them to be quiet, she was beaten with a knobkierie. The police found the incident funny and asked her to refund the guests for their stay. None of the men were arrested.
19 May - A young White male in his 20s was walking home after visiting a friend in Queenswood, Pretoria, when he was attacked, beaten and raped by a Black man.
20 May - A 57-year-old White man was attacked in his home in Dorothy Road, Heuningklip, by 4 Black attackers. He was shot through the neck. His current condition is not known.
21 May - Gerhard Coetzee and his wife were attacked on their farm near Sudwala. Gerhard was severely injured and taken to hospital. The 5 attackers fled with 2 hunting rifles and a 9mm pistol.
21 May – P.J. Hassard was attacked on his farm in Hluhluwe in KZN by 5 Black men. He was shot and is currently in hospital.
21 May - Lizelle Webster, her husband and daughter where attacked and robbed in their home in Kayalami. They were held at gunpoint and the attackers threatened to rape them. Her husband was severely beaten and taken to hospital.
22 May - Kobus Larrem was shot and killed by a highjacker who demanded is car keys as he left home for work in Eastvale, Springs.
23 May - Wilhelm and Marina Burger were attacked on their Stellenbosch farm at 3 am in the morning. They were robbed of weapons, cellphones and jewelry.
23 May - Jenny Lachenicht, who was attacked and beaten with a garden shovel on 28 April, died in ICU today. She never regained consciousness after the attack.
23 May - Morne Nel (32) was shot and killed during an attack on him, his girlfriend and 2 children at their Muldersdrift home.
23 May - Salmon Ferreira (79) and his wife Rentia (78) were attacked, assaulted and robbed in the Oranjehof Retirement home in Bonaero Park.
23 May - Odette Scrooby-Joubert (ex Miss South Africa) was attacked, hit over the head and robbed at gunpoint in her Bryanston home.
24 May - An 82-year old woman was attacked, assaulted and robbed in her Summerstrand home in Port Elizabeth.
24 May - An 80-year old woman was attacked, raped and robbed in Walmer in Port Elizabeth.
24 May - Gerrie Putter was attacked by 4 black men on his smallholding in Haakdoornboom in Pretoria. He was shot in his back.
24 May - Annebe Lategan was raped, murdered and dumped in the veld near Elsburg. She was naked when found and her throat was slit.
24 May - Dave Maratos (65) was attacked and stabbed to death on a farm in the Greytown district.
24 May - Traudel Kretschmer (76) was murdered by 3 attackers in her home near Piketberg at 7pm. Her body was discovered the next day. She was bound, beaten over the head and strangled. They stole a mobile phone and necklace.
25 May - A White woman was attacked and gang raped in Allanridge at a Gold Laboratory by a gang of 7 Black attackers who also tortured and brutally assaulted her colleagues for 4 hours.
25 May - Johan Janse van Rensburg and his wife were attacked by a gang of Black men in their home in Safarituine, Rustenburg. Johan was shot to death and his wife was shot and brutally assaulted. She is in hospital.
26 May - A 65-year old White man was shot execution style during a robbery in Durbanville. He died on the scene.
27 May - Carmen Manthe (37) died today after being in a coma for a week. She, and her Mum Denise, were attacked by 3 Black men with axes and knives in Willowvale.
28 May - An elderly couple were attacked in their home in Nelspruit by 2 Black males, one of whom was their gardener. The 61-year old man was shot twice but survived.
28 May - Deon Jardim (31), an off duty police officer, was shot in front of his house in the presence of his 2 daughters by 3 attackers. He was shot in the chest and the bullet narrowly missed his heart.
28 May - A young mother was attacked and raped in her home in Port Elizabeth by a Black man with dreadlocks and a scar on his face.
29 May - The body of Dr. Louis Heyns (59) was discovered in a shallow grave in Strand after he had been missing for a week. He was abducted, murdered and buried by 3 attackers who then stole his car and sold it to a chop shop.
- report sent by Sunette Bridges, May 30, 2013
Two small children, aged 5 and 3, watched in horror as their mum was brutally murdered by Black thugs on their South African farm. The children watched as Vanessa Stafleu, 34, was shot in the back of the head execution style as she was forced to kneel before her Black killers. The traumatized children ran into the night. The five-year-old boy courageously took his tiny sister as he walked two kilometers [1 and a quarter miles] towards his grandmother's farmstead. The father, William Stafleu, later reported that his wife suffered a black eye indicating she was assaulted prior to the murder. There was nothing stolen, suggesting the murder was a racial hate crime. Stafleu was working at a nearby dairy farm when the intruders murdered his wife. Another farmer, Koos van Rooyen, was murdered in the area thirteen months earlier.
Working-class White people, most of them
Afrikaans-speakers, are going through an intense crisis. But you will not read
about it in the newspapers or see it reported on television. The people who are
suffering now are the weakest and most vulnerable members of the White
community.Ernst Roets, a leading Afrikaans campaigner from the AfriForum organisation, took me to a
squatter camp outside the country's capital,
- BBC News Magazine,
South African squatter-camp resident Irene van Niekerk, 15, has all the odds stacked against her. The Afrikaner girl has lived in a squatter camp for the past six years, suffers hearing loss from chronic infections and is chronically malnourished, only eating 'when food is available' at the camp. Yet this amazingly resilient barefoot long-distance athlete still managed to win 27 gold medals at her school athletics events in both the 800m and the 1500m races - and she runs on mutilated feet. The shy young girl says she has been running since she was seven years old, running two to three times a day. She knows she's definitely a long-distance runner: "I love to run, I think about God, he's helping me, he talks to me when I run, He says I must never stop, I ask Him to help me go far..and fast" she said in an interview with US pastor Skip Moen, who discovered her living in one of the many White squatter camps in Pretoria, South Africa. Irene's latest time in the 1500m was 4:48 at a Krugersdorp school-meet in March 2013: the world record for under 15's is 4:40. Clearly, this girl is a winner. All she needs is some friends to help her get out of that squatter camp, where the pretty 15-year-old is very vulnerable.
- "Before It’s News", April 21, 2013
After the first month of the year it appears
as if 2013 is heading to be the darkest year in terms of farm attacks and farm
murders since 2005. During January 2013, 8 people died in 17 attacks on farms.
According to TAU SA's statistics most incidents occurred in
- TAU SA Media Release,
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has declared that having a pet dog is not African, and that Black South Africans who buy a dog, take it for walks and to the veterinarian are copying White culture. Zuma, 70, was speaking at a traditional event in [KwaZulu-]Natal province, his first public appearance since being re-elected president of the African National Congress a week ago. He described people who love dogs more than humans as "having a lack of humanity", Durban newspaper The [Natal] Mercury reported. Black South Africans should stop adopting the habits of other cultures, Mr Zuma told an audience of thousands on Wednesday: "Even if you apply any kind of lotion and straighten your hair you will never be White." Zuma, a proud Zulu who adheres to traditional practices such as polygamy, said in an August interview that it was "not right" for women to be single, and that having children is "extra training for a woman". In November, he endorsed traditional courts in South Africa, saying that problems should be resolved "the African way, not the White man's way".
anonymous South African has posted an "urgent security alert" on the FaceBook page South Africans
in the UK. It claims "certain
sources claim that the day Nelson Mandela dies, this would trigger the mass
killings of many South African citizens – prepare to protect your
families. Plans are being made by the nation's Communist Party to slaughter all
Whites in the country upon his death. One of the operations's plans entails 70,000 armed Black
men [being] transported to
- The South African, December 11. 2012
The Chris Hani Baragwanath, Charlotte Maxeke and Helen Joseph hospitals have banned evening visits to patients as hospital staff fear for their safety, the Sunday Times reports. According to the paper, visitors had been turned away. Some camped outside the hospitals, waiting for the gates to open for day visits. The move came after a series of attacks on doctors and nurses, despite the health department paying millions for security for each hospital. Dr Richard Nethononda of the Baragwanath Doctors' Forum told the Sunday Times doing away with the night visits was not the solution. "People work, so getting time off [to visit patients during the day] is not always possible. We need to be flexible," he said. The Democratic Alliance criticised the hospitals for spending large sums of money on unproductive security systems. "The health department spends about R140m a year on hospital security, but gets poor value from security companies who don't do a proper job," DA spokesperson Jack Bloom said in a statement. He said despite security shortfalls, the hospitals continued to renew contracts of security companies who failed to deliver. "Corruption is suspected in the award of the contracts, which are being investigated by the special investigating unit," he added. The health department could not be reached for comment.
Recently arrested Zimbabwean murder-suspect Samuel Mabena 27 may also be involved in murder of Brits farmer Mauritz Oberholzer on 5 September 2012. Mabena, 27, one of the three Zimbabwean males accused of murdering former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders in Brits on Monday, is also suspected of involvement in killing Afrikaner farmer Mauritz Oberholzer in Brits three weeks earlier. On trial are Paida Fish (19), Samuel Mabena (27), and Chris Moyo (25) each facing counts of murder and three charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances for the Sanders murder. The matter was postponed to 8 October for further investigation. The men will remain in custody. Mabena also appeared in court on Monday in connection with the murder of farmer Mauritz Oberholzer near Brits on 5 September. This matter was postponed until Tuesday. The three were arrested in the Oukasie informal settlement, near Brits, on Thursday after police received a tip off, police spokesperson Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said last week. At the address where the men were arrested, police recovered a mobile phone, vehicle key, purse, handbag, and cash believed to have been stolen during the robbery in which Sanders was shot on 22 September. "Police then went to a second address and a third suspect was arrested," Ngubane said. The three men are Zimbabweans. Sanders was at the Thatch Haven Country Lodge, in Brits, when armed robbers entered and began firing shots at random. Sanders was hit in the hand and stomach and died in the Kalafong hospital the next day. Outside court, members of the Oukasie SA National Civic Organisation protested. "Our Constitution is failing us because criminals go free," Michael Mhlongo said. "They have taken our champion. We are sending our condolences to the Sanders family." He said the home affairs department had failed by letting foreigners into the country as they had no legal documents and therefore could not be traced if they committed crimes. One man held up a poster which read: "They took Lucky Dube now it's Corrie Sanders. Enough is enough with illegal foreigners. No bail." Sanders won the World Boxing Organisation's heavyweight title in March 2003 by dropping Ukrainian Wladimir Klitsckho in the second round in Hanover, Germany. He retired five years later.
- Translation of Beeld report, October 1, 2012
Another farmer and his wife has been murdered. Mr. Johan Fourie (71) and his wife, Cecile (72) on the farm Koppe in the district of Trompsburg, southern [Orange] Free State, were brutally murdered. According to experienced detectives this was one of the most gruesome murder scenes they've ever seen. Once again the killers were drinking in the house while waiting for the farmer to return after church. Only a .22 revolver was missing, while other firearms in the safe, which was cut open, were left untouched. "We simply cannot accept that robbery is the motive for this murder," said Mr Henry Geldenhuys, Vice-President of TAU SA and chairman of the safety committee. "If they only wanted to steal there was enough time to take what they wanted and to leave without torturing and eventually killing people," said Mr Geldenhuys. "What is of greater concern to TAU SA is the fact that in police ranks apparently a distinction is made when it comes to certain categories of people being murdered. The recent series of killings in Natal, where the victims apparently were ANC officials, it was immediately described as political murders and the special investigation unit, the Hawks, were called in to investigate the murders. This assumption was made before any further clues apparently came to light. Government cannot favour ANC members more than the agricultural community who contribute to ensuring food security. For many years TAU SA has demanded that the same approach should be followed when investigating of farm murders. The Trompsburg incident proved the necessity of this, because other motives seem to be evident. TAU SA has been on record for many years that it believes that other motives are behind the farm murders, and that it is the duty of the State to investigate it properly" said Mr Geldenhuys. Meanwhile, Mr. Geldenhuys called on farmers to be on the alert to ensure that safety requirements are met at all times. He emphasized that there should be acted ruthlessly "against terrorists who want to murder farmers."
- TAU SA Bulletin, September 11, 2012
The ANC Youth League and Young Communist League have since last year been receiving full-time training at
several SANDF military bases across the country. The training is government
funded and currently at least 8000 Black youths 18-35 years of age will receive
2 years training at a military base. No Whites are included in this programme,
nor any youths from any other political Youth groups. According to the Defence and Military Veteran Minister,
they aim to train about 20,000 youths a
year. The first batch to receive training were 500 youths recommended by the Department of Rural
Development and Land Reform, altogether the Department recruited 2500 to
take part in the programme and has urged them “to emulate the young revolutionaries of the 1976
generation”.“Skills development will include discipline,
patriotism, life skills, rights awareness and specific skills areas empowering
youth to change rural areas” The official name for the group is the National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec). In May last year 600
Narysec recruits had already received training at a military base in
Even in a country that sees 44 murders a day, the case has left the public horrified. A gang of robbers gunned down a father, raped and murdered his wife. Then, in a final act of sickening brutality, they drowned the couple’s 12-year-old son in scalding bath water. Amaro Viana was murdered to prevent him from identifying the three housebreakers who carried out the raid in suburban South Africa. The gang included the family’s gardener and the son of a domestic servant. It was claimed they were motivated by the way they had been treated by the Viana family. Appearing in court yesterday, the gardener Patrick Radebe, 24, confessed to being part of the gang which broke into their home in October last year. Vereeniging Regional Court heard that, after gaining access to the house in Walkerville, a suburb of Johannesburg, the gang lay in wait for Amaro’s engineer father Tony, 53, to arrive home. When he walked through the front door, they attacked him with golf clubs and a machete-like knife known as a panga before tying him up and ordering him to tell them how to open the family safe. When Mr Viana’s wife Geraldine, 43, and her son returned to the property, they too fell victim. Mother and son were tied up in separate rooms. Two of the men then raped Mrs Viana before both she and her husband were shot dead. According to their court confession, Radebe and his co-accused Sipho Mbele, 21, realised that the couple’s son, if left alive, may be able to identify them to police. ‘We went to the bathroom and turned on the tap,’ the pair’s statement read, ‘We gagged him because he was crying. We forced him into the bath face down, knowing that he would drown.’ The Viana’s family dog was also killed when its stomach was slit open with a knife. Thankfully Mr Viana’s daughter from his first marriage, Gabriela, was not at her father’s home when the robbers struck. Despite a recent improvement in crime statistics, South Africa remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world. An average of just under 44 people a day are murdered there. This compares with 1.5 in England and Wales, which has a similar sized population. Apart from war zones, South Africa’s murder rate is surpassed only by Latin American nations embroiled in gruesome battles between drug gangs. Dianne Kohler Barnard, the country’s shadow Minister of Police, said the murder of the Viana family was ‘awful’. ‘Women are raped and people are shot every day,’ the opposition Democratic Alliance politician said. ‘But the fact that a 12-year-old was killed is horrific. There will be shock.’ Mbele and Radebe pleaded guilty to charges of housebreaking with intent to steal, aggravated robbery, rape, three counts of murder, possession of an unlicensed firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition and intentional damage to property. The culprits’ lawyer Charmaine Castleman claimed the men carried out the attack to somehow ‘get back’ at Mrs Viana for the way she had previously treated them. Describing the sexual assault, she said: ‘First Mbele raped her while Radebe helped him by standing on her head. ‘Then Radebe raped her while Mbele held a pillow over her face.’ A third gang member, Sphiwe David Motaung, 20, had previously pleaded guilty to burglary with intent to steal, aggravated robbery and damage to property. According to one report they were led back to their cells smiling after being in court.
- Daily Mail, July 26, 2012
"It seems that
farmers have no other choice than to prepare themselves for war." This was said by TAU SA's Deputy President and Chairman of
the Safety Committee, Mr. Henry Geldenhuys. Mr. Geldenhuys
responded to the murder of 77-year old Mr. Johan van Rensburg of the
- TAU SA Media
TAU SA takes the threat by the ANC Youth
League that they are prepared to occupy farms and put white farmers' safety in
jeopardy very seriously. The silence - in all of the eleven national languages
- on the part of the country's President, the Government and the ANC structure
under whose auspices the Youth League operates, contributes to the severity of
the matter. TAU SA is of opinion
that the silence leaves the impression that government supports the statements
and subsequent actions. According to the President of TAU SA, Mr Louis
Meintjes, it is becoming evident that the ANC and its President are using the
Youth League to promote and implement its National Democratic Revolution (NDR).
"This inevitably raises the question whether the state and its police
force, will eventually make an effort to protect farmers against potential farm
occupation, intimidation and even loss of life among farmers as it would hinder
the NDR", says Mr Meintjes. Mr Meintjes emphasized that the statements of
the ANC and its Youth League regarding farm invasions are blatant racism.
"It is notable that this kind of racism is often made use of to keep the
ANC popular with its supporters and could even be regarded as an important
resource for its continued existence and survival. The question that now arises
is whether it is in any way meaningful to stay involved with government actions
and forums for the sake of agricultural development in SA. We are getting the impression that we
are being deceived with their cajolery in official circles while being
threatened and intimidated outside without the ruling party doing anything
about radical and intimidating statements. We can not continue in a
relationship like this and TAU SA will very soon have to reconsider its
position in this regard," Mr Meintjes said. "Meanwhile, we are
equally concerned about the silence within the broader agricultural environment
with regard to these threats and intimidation. It is becoming crucial that a strong
collective stance is taken on this issue and TAU SA therefore appeals to all
role players with an investment or interest in agriculture, to voice their
opposition against these threatening actions based on the Zimbabwe Model",
Mr Meintjes said. "Consumers will also
have to get involved. If farmers
are forced to defend their property, it will necessarily be to the detriment of
all farming activities, creating a significant risk of empty shelves, as in
- TAU SA Media
- Daily Telegraph, May 22. 2012
[ The mystery remains why Mahlanga was not acquitted on the grounds of self-defence after it was disclosed that Terre’Blance had sexually assaulted him – a claim which was born out by released Police photographs showing the dead Terre’Blanche with his trousers undone. It would appear therefore that the “new” South African authorities were angered by the fact that their prize asset Terre’Blanche – whose pantomine antics were used by them to divide and discredit authentic White resistance to ANC terrorist rule - had been eliminated. Ed.]
The Foreign Office today urged UK visitors to take extreme care in South Africa following the rape there of a 29-year-old British woman. A local motorist who tried to help the woman was shot dead by the attackers before they fled on Sunday morning. The incident was at Mpumalanga [South-Eastern Transvaal] - not far from Pilgrim's Rest where British woman Diane Conway was shot dead last month in a robbery. "We are repeating our warnings about vigilance in certain parts of South Africa, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal [Natal] where there have been incidents of hi-jacking and robbery," said a Foreign Office spokesman. "We have not, as yet, changed our South Africa travel advice, but advice such as this is under constant review." In the latest incident, the British woman was repeatedly raped after she and a male South African friend were hijacked by four men after the couple had stopped at a beauty spot. The attackers forced the pair into their own vehicle, raping the woman several times over a period of 14 hours. A passing motorist who tried to help was shot dead by the assailants who then ran off. The South Africa friend was knifed in the leg and suffered wounds to his back. Both victims were being treated in hospital. "We are offering all possibly consular assistance", said the Foreign Office spokesman.
- Daily Mail, May 6, 2012
Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder gave the hornet's nest of land ownership a
sharp political poke in Parliament on Wednesday. He suggested that Black
“Bantu-speaking” people had no historical claim to 40 percent of
the country. “Africans in particular never in the past lived in the whole
does the department calculate the eight percent? There isn’t a completed
land audit against which we could correlate these facts.” The Development
Independent forecasters have been told they could be imprisoned for up to ten years – or fined up to £800,000 – if they issue incorrect severe weather warnings without official permission. The threat is contained in a new law designed to prevent panic and economic damage caused by false predictions of gale force winds, flash flooding or drought. The proposed amendment to South Africa’s weather Service Bill would mean that anyone wanting to issue a severe weather warning would first need to get written permission from the country's official national weather service. If found guilty of breaching the law, first offenders could face up to five years in prison or a five million Rand (£400,000) fine. Repeat offenders face a maximum of 10 years imprisonment or a ten million Rand (£800,000) fine. The governing African National Congress (ANC) sponsored amendment was on Thursday lambasted by politicians from South Africa's opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA). Spokesman Gareth Morgan described the "draconian" law change as an attempt to "establish and protect an unfair monopoly on services offered by the Weather Service". Mr Morgan said one upshot of the proposed change would be that a citizen who had seen, for example, an approaching tornado, would be unable to broadcast this information – either on television, the internet or radio – without first applying for written permission to do so. He also pointed out that the proposed legal change contained a limitation of liability clause that would, in effect, meant that the official South African Weather Service could not itself be held liable it is made a mistake in predicting the weather. "The bill, if passed in its current form, will have various undesirable consequences, and will make South Africans less safe," Mr Morgan said. "There is no reason to believe that the Weather Service, with its limited ability to measure and observe weather changes all around South Africa in real time, can respond quickly to all severe weather events, offering affected people sufficient warning". Johan Terblanche, founder of the independent South African Weather and Disaster Observation Service (Sawdos) said that public weather observations are "crucial" in supplementing the information supplied by weather monitoring instruments. He added: "As the amendment Bill now reads, nobody will be able to issue any warning of approaching severe weather." But Isham Abader, deputy director general of the department of environmental affairs told South Africa's Mail and Guardian newspaper: "The Bill merely seeks to prevent the transmission of unreliable information. Incorrect weather warnings could lead to the evacuation of an entire town at great expense to the tax payer." South Africa experiences huge variations in temperature and weather. The coastal areas are often buffeted by extremely high winds that can be dangerous for seafarers. Low-lying inland areas, especially in the hotter north, experience lengthy droughts. Highland areas around the country's political capital Pretoria often suffer intense electrical and rain storms.
- Daily Telegraph, January 12, 2012
device found at Eastgate Mall in Bedfordview near
Three suspected right-wing members planning to attack
churches were arrested in Naboomspruit on Friday,
- News24 report,
A primary school teacher has been
hacked with a panga in front of a classroom full of pupils in Matlala, near
- AfricanCrisis report,
Tyibilika, the first Black rugby player to score a Test try for the Springboks,
has been shot dead in a
Mail & Guardian,
Official Police docket photograph of the murdered Afrikaner separatist leader Eugene Terre’Blanche, showing clearly that he was in the process of exposing himself when he was hacked down (but were his trousers pulled up prior to the taking of this photo?).
- photo sent by DDN (
The first person to see the body of slain rightwing [sic] leader Eugene Terre’Blanche has testified that his belt was undone and his genitals exposed. "His pants and belt were open. His fly was open and his private parts were protruding,” paramedic Robert van Heerden told the High Court sitting in Ventersdorp on Friday. "There was moisture under the penis, but I can’t tell you what kind of moisture." He said he could not recognise Terre’Blanche, a person he had known for 25 years. "He had been badly hurt, cut and beaten," the paramedic said. "I didn’t expect to see someone in such a condition." Van Heerden spoke to the court in Afrikaans, which was translated into Setswana. He testified that the first thing Van Heerden saw when he entered the bedroom with a torch on April 3 last year was a pool of blood on the floor. Moving his torch around the room, he saw blood dripping from the bed onto the floor, and blood on the curtains and walls. He felt Terre’Blanche for a pulse and realised he was dead. Van Heerden said the body had cooled down and he could not tell how long it had been lying there. He said he did not move the body, and that no one “messed” with the evidence. He used a torch because the light switch was not working, and it was dark inside the farmhouse. Allegations of sodomy arose last year after police commissioner General Bheki Cele said a condom was found at the crime scene. Earlier in the trial, defence attorney Norman Arendse said: “There were allegations of verbal, physical and sexual abuse” and that witnesses were afraid to testify to it. The attorney, representing the minor accused, did not say who had been sexually abused.
by Miranda Andrew,
A 56-year-old man will probably be unable to walk again after he was shot in the back by suspected criminals. “Love, what did we do wrong to deserve this? We have only been good to everyone,” said Charles Botha to his wife on Sunday. Botha, 56, from Stilfontein in the North West Transvaal, got up at about on Sunday when he heard the bell, said his wife Carien Botha, 38. “I was in bed when it happened. My husband said he would go see who it was, perhaps there was trouble. My mom is ill, she has cancer.” Shortly afterwards, her 10-year-old son came running into the room, saying: “Mommy, there’s trouble.” “He and a friend were playing computer games and he heard the shots. I don’t know if he saw my husband but I locked him in the room. “When I got outside my husband was lying there. He said: ‘Bokka, someone has shot me.’ He had lost a lot of blood.” Botha is a supervisor at Village Main Reef’s Buffelfontein gold mine. He had walked out to the gate and apparently spoke to someone there. His wife said she didn’t know why he walked out there. “He has never done it before in his life. When he turned around to walk back to the house, they shot him twice in the back.” The suspect or suspects presumably tried unsuccessfully to climb over the palisade fence to gain access to their yard, said Botha’s wife.“The palisades are bent and a piece of material was stuck to the gate. It looked like they couldn’t get over.” Botha was rushed to Wilmedpark hospital where he was operated on and remains in ICU. “Doctors told me he would never walk again. Charles was always on the go. No one could keep up with him. “He is the most wonderful person. He has always helped other people, even if things weren’t going well personally.” She said her husband had been very positive over the past three weeks after he had reason to believe that he could lose his job after the mine decreased staff. Police spokesperson Sergeant Karen Tredoux said police were investigating a case of attempted murder.