20090606 Andries Pieters was murdered in ‘racist attack’ after Steve Hofmeyr concert, Brakpan, observers say
Andries Pieters, manager at Imperial Bank and former Transvaal rugby-player, pictured with wife Lizette and son Keanu (5), was allegedly murdered in a ‘cruel and senseless’ attack by four “Pakistani’ men just after he, his wife and two friends had left an exclusive Saturday-night concert by the pro-Afrikaans campaigner/singer Steve Hofmeyr at the Carnival City casino in Brakpan on June 6.
Observers say it is highly likely that the entire attack was racially/politically motivated, and that the alleged Pakistani attackers had deliberately taunted the Afrikaners as they were leaving the concert.
Pieters (39), apparently was attacked by four men who also allegedly had hurled gross insults at his wife, it is being reported. The four men, described as ‘Pakistanis’, allegedly kicked and hit him until the Afrikaner dad fell into a coma. He was admitted with massive brain damage to the Union Hospital in Alberton. He died on Monday when the family agreed to turn off the life-support machines after doctors had declared him brain-dead.
Mrs Pieters had apparently been forced to watch in helpless fear while her husband was allegedly being kicked and beaten into a coma by the four men. Observers say there seems little doubt that the murder was racially and politically motivated.
The very outspoken Hofmeyr ‘s concert in Brakpan was an exclusive launch of his “Neil Diamond, Beauiful Noise Reunion’ CD for which only 300 tickets had been made available at the Brakpan venue. Hofmeyr is widely known for his very active campaign to help empoverished Afrikaners, and for his public defence of Afrikaner cultural rights.
By coincidence, both the murdered man and Hofmeyr, right in a picture from his blog, are blue-eyed, tall blonde Afrikaner men of similar age and size, and also bear a striking resemblance to one another.
Four suspects back in Brakpan court on 17 June
Police superintendent Sefako Xaba of Gauteng told the newspaper that the charges against the four “Pakistani” men, Mohammed Jabban (21), Raadhil Omar (19), Naheed Khan (21) and Nihal Khan (18) were changed from culpible assault to murder after Mr Pieters died in hospital on Monday. All four were remanded in police custody until 17 June, when they were ordered to appear in the same court for their bail application. Mr Pieters’ burial will take place on Thursday 11 June at the Dutch Reformed Church Dalpark, Brakpan from 2pm. It’s not known at this stage whether they are Pakistani citizens, or South Africans of Pakistani-origin.
Mrs Phia Miller, 44, the murdered man’s sister, said her brother, his wife and two friends attended a concert by the popular Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr while little Keanu spent the night with his grandparents. “We are totally in the dark as to why this could have happened,’ she told the newspaper. “Lizette isn’t in any kind of condition yet to tell us exactly what happened. We only know this group of men apparently ‘chirped’ (taunted, were sexually abusive towards, dhimmi behaviour by muslim men towards non-believers) the Afrikaans women, Andries reacted and objected, after which the four men assaulted him together’.
She said Pieters came from a widely-respected Afrikaner sporting-family, with his granddad Piet Bosman, also involved in rugby, even having the local Bosman stadium in Brakpan named after him. Mr Pieters leaves his parents Anette and Willie Oosthuizen, brothers Casper Pieters, 42, Roelof Oosthuizen, 30, and Pierre Pieters, 21.
Police superintendent Sefako Xaba of Gauteng confirmed that the charges against the four Pakistani men, Mohammed Jabban (21), Raadhil Omar (19), Naheed Khan (21) and Nihal Khan (18) were changed from assault with intention to cause serious injury, to charges of murder after Mr Pieters died in hospital on Monday. The four suspects were remanded in police custody until 17 June, when they were ordered to appear in the same court for their bail application. Mr Pieters’ burial will take place on Thursday 11 June at the Dutch Reformed Church Dalpark, Brakpan from 2pm.
Trial of five Muslims in Umbilo restaurant massacre of 3 Afrikaners starts July 27 2009 in Durban
This is not the first time that ‘whites’ have been attacked, injured and/or killed in race-related actions by Muslims in South Africa. Five “South African-Indian” men - including two local on-duty police officers -- were also arrested after a massacre at an Umbilo, Durban restaurant. The men were arrested by a special police task-force because two were on-duty police officers who had become involved in an allegedly racist executiion-style shooting, and were first charged on November 13 2008 at the Durban Magistrate's court. Their trial date in Durban Magistrate’s Court has now been set for July 27 to August 7 2009, said their attorney Zane Haneef. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2461005,00.html
Five unarmed Afrikaner men were gunned down execution-style, allegedly also with police pistols at the restaurant. Three -- Nick Janse van Rensburg, 57, Shawn Strydom, 33, and Rory Menzies, 40, died on the scene. while two others, Shawn and Bruce Edwards, were injured.
The crime scene was described by the restaurant's security guards as a 'gruesome slaughterhouse' and the patrons of the pub and the adjacent restaurants owners and patrons were left deeply traumatised and needed trauma-treatment after the massacre. Umbilo is a primarily 'white-' dominated suburb in KwaZulu-Natal. It was also said to be ‘very unusual for Muslim men to visit this pub’. The following day five Muslim men, including two policemen brothers, appeared in the Durban Magistrate's Court on three counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
- Charged were Police Inspector Samuel Steven, 39, of Point police station; Police Inspector Leon Steven, 33, of Mayville police station; local residents Naeem Sadick, 22; Nithanandan Ganess, 37, and Julian Naidoo, 33; who ‘stood confidently in the dock” the news media wrote at the time. Their relatives claimed in interviews with the news media that they were’ justified’ in killing the unarmed Afrikaners ‘because of racist taunts’. http://www.capeargus.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=4611524
Police: ‘One suspect went to the toilet and taunted the white man about his penis size…’
- The five South African muslim men were arrested by a special police task-force in the Indian suburb of Phoenix. Police told the news media after the arrest that ‘one of the suspects had followed a white man into the toilet and taunted him about his penis since, and this started the chain of events’. All this testimony still must be heard in court, at which time the entire story will probably become much clearer.
Murdered family man Menzies leaves four orphaned children:
Journalist Kamini Padayachee of the Natal Mercury newspaper Kamini.firstname.lastname@example.org interviewed relatives of one of the three white men who were murdered, noting that Menzies's four children were left orphaned and that the children, aged from 13 to 21 years, were devastated by his death. "The children lost their mother to illness a short while ago and now they are orphans. They are all very traumatised." Menzies ran the Durban branch of a foodwaste disposal company and was a dedicated family man, reported Padayachee. http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2461005,00.html
Other similar murders:Alan Roberts was stabbed to death inside a Northdene, Queensburgh restaurant on December 31 2005. Roberts had taken his wife and daughters to the restaurant to see in the New year. His wife and daughters were dancing when a gang of six Indians started sexually harassing them. They walked away to another dance floor elsewhere in the restaurant, but the drunken muslims followed them. Alan, while seated at his table, then witnessed one of them grabbing the crotch of his teenage daughter (Bianca, 12) and confronted them, upon which they drew knives and stabbed the hapless white father to death in front of his family. Five were arrested and only one was ever charged – two and a half years later nothing has come of this trial, so its safe to say that no justice was being served;
Leigh Matthews, 21 year old daughter of Rob and Sharon Matthews was abducted on 9 July 2004 by a Muslim man, Donovan Moodley from the campus of Bond University in Sandton. Moodley demanded (and received) a ransom of R 50,000 after which he humiliated the gorgeous girl by having her strip naked, after which he cold-bloodedly shot her execution style. Moodley now is serving a life sentence for this repulsive racist crime; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leigh_Matthews_%28South_Africa%29
Mathilda Sinden, a white Afrikaner girl from Witpoortjie on the West Rand who got married to the Indian Erefaan Khan she'd met on an SMS dating service – and changed her name to the Muslim “Malika” after her marriage in Cape Town – was forced to flee after he became violent and abusive, returning to her parents' home. Khan pursued her, robbing and murdering her by strangulation and stabbing her fifteen times on the floor of her parent’s home in January 2005. Khan was arrested but it is unknown what, if any, outcome of the trial was;
Johan and Riekie Lotter, brutally murdered by their own grown children Nicolette (26) pictured here, and Gerhardus (20) and a muslim man, Matthew Naidoo in July 2008. http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=807771Nicolette met Naidoo at some Christian fest, after which Naidoo (who proclaims himself to be the Third Son Of God) brainwashed the impressionable White girl and her brother into believing that “God wanted Johan and Riekie”. Naidoo coerced the two White kids. telling them that “God wanted their parents dead”. The catalyst for this twisted murder of their parents was Naidoo, a Muslim who had become a “devoted born-again Christian”. http://www.thetimes.co.za/News/Article.aspx?id=807771
The co-murderers of Bridget Cairns, 70 - Cassandra De Vos (22), and her husband, the Indian-South African Liyaqath “Lee” Ahroon (29) who in a remarkable similarity to the Mathilda Sinden case, was another White Afrikaner girl who married an Indian Muslim. They lived in a garden cottage on the Parkmore, Sandton premises of the White pensioner victim Bridget Cairns. Cairns became upset at the filth and squalor in the garden cottage, as well as their repeated failure to pay rent. Cairns also became aware that items were being stolen from her home. She confronted them, after which the multi-racial couple decided to murder the old woman. In October 2006, they attacked the 70 year old Mrs Cairns and savagely beat her to death. Next, they shoved her into her car’s boot and drove about 200 km to a spot outside Evander in the Eastern Transvaal. Here, they poured petrol over her and burned her. They drove to another spot about 1km away and then set fire to the woman’s car. The outcome of the trial is unknown;
On 20 January 2006, Lauren Sleep and her friend Liesel Schoonwinkel stayed over at a cottage rented by work colleague Chad Khan in Pretoria West. All three were employees of Rovos Rail. Lauren was in a sexual relationship with Khan. At some point, Lauren and Khan had a spirited argument. Khan then left the two women but returned much later that night and tried to have sex with Lauren. She rebuffed him, after which he raped and murdered her. Next, he went to the room where Liesel Schoonwinkel was sleeping and tried to rape her as well. She resisted, after which Khan savagely stabbed her and tried to slit her throat. She miraculously survived. Khan then went on the run, and in spite of the families of Liesel and Lauren hiring private investigators to track him down, he remains free. There is speculation that Khan is hiding in Swaziland or Malawi and is being assisted by members of his family. His father was a local Independent Democrats councillor in Pretoria. Since Lauren's murder, Marilyn said they have had to call the police for updates in the case. And as the months have passed, those calls became fewer as their confidence in the police diminished. Shortly after Lauren's murder, the Sleeps hired private investigator Ettienne Groenewald to apprehend Khan. Groenewald tracked Khan to Swaziland and Malawi. It was thought that Khan had slipped across the border with the help of an aunt, a disguise and a false passport. There was at least one raid on a house in Swaziland, but Khan wasn't found. Groenewald attempted to broker a deal with Khan's family, but it fell through and the hunt fizzled out. "Regarding the private investigator, we came to a point where we had to say 'enough'. Physically, mentally and financially we were just not getting anywhere," Marilyn explained. http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=qw1140174180694B265 http://www.security.co.za/fullStory.asp?NewsId=4616 http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2008/09/iraq-good-news-goes-unreported.html
In August 2008 in Fourways, near the elite suburb of Sandton north of Johannesburg, three muslim-Indians stalked white women in the car parks of Fourways (Sandton) shopping centres. They would grab a white woman as she walked to her car, abduct her, gangrape her elsewhere and then dump her naked and traumatised in black townships like Pretoria's Atteridgeville. Jawaad Abubaker and Kishen Naidoo, along with a third unnamed youth were finally arrested after several incidents of rape and abduction.