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Ventersdorp, Hartbees, Brits, Dalmade_Polokwane, Carolina from April 13 2010 armed attacks

 

Transvaal agricultural Union : “The Dalmade, Polokwane/Pietersburg murder/rape attack on Tembe smallholder famly is another motiveless, extremely cruel farm attack. “

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2010-04-18 De Wet family’s farmhouse torched: woman, children locked inside – Kwaggafontein, Carolina – 10 to 15 black attackers, cops did not reply to phone calls for 2 hours during gun battle between trapped De Wet family and attack gang

Buks Viljoen, Beeld 2010-04-20 CAROLINA - Attackers set a wooden house on fire on a farm near Carolina at the weekend, while a woman and her children were still inside. The large gang of black male attackers had tied the door with a piece of wire, trapping the white victims inside. The Afrikaans woman's parents were shot at when they rushed to their aid.
"They were bent on killing us. This had nothing to do with theft," said Cornelia de Wet, 32, from the farm Kwaggafontein, near Carolina. She woke up to the smell of smoke at about 22:00 on Saturday night. She saw the wall and the curtain in her room were in flames. The attackers had poured diesel on the house before setting it on fire.
  • De Wet tried in vain to wake two of her children, Cornelia, 11, and Joey, 2, who were sleeping on the double bed with her. "Apparently the smoke made them lose consciousness." She extinguished the burning curtain and tried to open the door, but couldn't, because it was tied with a piece of wire. Her parents, Nelie, 62, and Jan de Wet, 65, live in the farmstead about 50m from her house. Her other daughter, Sarah, 8, was sleeping at the farmstead that night. De Wet called her parents for help over the two-way radio, which had been installed barely two weeks prior to the attack.
Local cops did not answer the police station phone during shootout
"When the grandparents came out of the house, shots were fired at them from the dark." The grandparents shot back into the dark with a shotgun and a pistol in an attempt to chase away the attackers. De Wet said they also shot at her when she leaned through the kitchen window to untie the wire around the latch of the door. According to her, the shootout lasted for nearly two hours. Attempts to contact the police in Carolina, about 12km from the farm, were initially fruitless because they didn't answer their phone. he then phoned her brother, Jan de Wet jnr, who farms near Belfast. He rushed to the farm. "When I got there, the shots were still flying," he said. "I yelled at the attackers that I was going to kill them."
  • He, too, started firing in the direction of the attackers. The shooting then settled down. De Wet jnr estimated that there were between 10 and 15 attackers."The attack was planned in great detail and they came prepared with enough ammunition."
The police eventually arrived and picked up 9mm and shotgun shells as well as a few rounds near the two houses. One of the rounds was of a strange calibre that is not known to the police.
The long grass hampered the search for evidence, but De Wet jnr did say they found footprints near the scene. Astonishly -- no-one was injured in the attack. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/House-set-alight-with-family-inside-20100419

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2010-04-19 Black smallholder M.R. TEMBE - murdered, Dalmade Polokwane/Pietersburg:  wife gang raped, daughter bashed by large gang– victim worked for white lodge-owner in Polokwane/Pietersburg: revenge attack for not cooperating with crime-gang

Polokwane/Pietersburg April 20 2010 – In a horrific attack targetting the Tembe family -- a smallholder-couople living with their graddaughter at Dalmade and whose breadwinner worked for a local white-owned guest lodge  -- Mr Tembe was brutally bludgeoned ; the wife was gang-raped and the three-year-old granddaughter was bashed so brutally that police officers who saw the crime scene needed traumatic stress treatment and soothing from a local pastor afterwards. Police spokesman colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said  the scene was ‘horrifying.’ fifteen armed men attacked the unnamed 54-year-old employee of a local white-owned guest lodge; the man’s wife (64) and their three-year-old granddaughter on Saturday morning at 3am while they were asleep inside their homestead outside Polokwane (previously Pietersburg) in Limpopo province. Ngoepe said basically the gang had bashed and beaten the male victim until he was dead.

“We are terribly upset about what we have seen,’ he told the Afrikaans-language Beeld newspaper. “ We will make certain to catch the police who have done this,’ he said. While the husband was being beaten to death, the wife was gang-raped by five men – and when the child started crying, they beat her up too, through the face, Ngoepe said. “”It was a horrifying scene. We are filled with horror. It was not beautiful. The wife and child are treated in a hospital locally and the woman is ‘very traumatised’.  Ngoepe said the motive for the murder is ‘unknown’ because nothing was stolen from the homestead. He did not want to respond to repeated claims made to Censorbugbear-Reports made by the local community that it was a revenge-attack. Their reports claim that the man had refused to give his help to the crime gang by providing them with any security information which could help them rob his (white) employer at the lodge. Ngoepe said instead that ‘they did not want to release too much information in order to avoid tipping off the gang’. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Polisielede-kry-berading-n%C3%A1-erge-aanval-op-egpaar-kind-20100419

Transvaal agriculturaL Union – press release DALMADA PIETERSBURG FARM MURDER

TEL: 015 – 297 3749 / FAX: 0866 180 781 / Email  bestuurder@ntlu.co.za
19 APRIL 2010
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SMALLHOLDER MR TEMBE MURDERED AT DALAMA PIETERSBURG – ROBBERY WAS NOT THE MOTIVE

TLU-SA ‘s Northern regional chairman Jan Viljoen issued the following statement: He has taken notice with great pain and shock of the cold-blooded murder on Mr Tembe at the smallholdings of Dalmada outside Pietersburg. The wife was brutally gang-raped and the granddaughter (3) seriously battered.

Suspect motives provided by SAPS in farm attacks
TLU ‘s provincial security committee chairman Doors le Roux also said that just as in so many cases, ‘nothing was robbed from the homestead’. The family has been ‘dramatically traumatised without any visible motive. Mr Erwin Haynes who arrived at the murder scene said it appeared to be just ‘another senseless murder and attack and there were no indications that robbery could have been a motive. And nobody has been arrested.’

Time for a serous investigation: 
Le Roux said ‘now it has become high time for a very thorough investigation into the real mtoives of all these senseless farm attacks and murders. Even more attention must be spent investigating the brutality, cruelty and tortures accompanying so many of these murders. It is very clear that the cruelty of these murders are unique to South Africa and a thorough investigation must be undertaken. If the intense brutality with which South African farm dwellers are being murdered and attacked are compared with the way in which foreigners are murdered/attacked, it is very clear that farm-dwellers are being exposed much more to cruelty and brutality (by these murder gangs).

The pattern of behaviour of such criminals should be paid attention to. The link between this brutality and the hate-speech chanting targetting farm dwellers ( Kill the Boer, Shoot the Boer, all Boers are rapists) should also receive much closer scrutiny from our politicians.

Are these “normal crimes?” – none of these victims were armed or able to defend themselves – why was so much violence used?: (Limpopo area)

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 (Album of Trauma Society of South Africa trauma victims)

  • 6 November 2007,  Magiel de Lange – murdered at Dorset Vaalwater
  • Piet Smit – Eerstegoud Pietersburg
  • 7 November 2007,  Kallie Erasmus attacked, and wife Levubu
  • 21 November 2007, Flippie de Klerk Chroom mine site Potgietersrus  and dogs poisoned
  • 22 November 2007, Koos de Bruin attacked near Potgietersrus.
  • 30 November 2007, Barend Jonker near Geyser station, Ysterberg, cruel attack with hatchet, near Pietersburg
  • 30 November 2007, Rudi Harris, Marloth Park ear National Kruger Wildlife Park, shot dead in cold blood
  • 1 Desember 2007, Coen Seegers , wife attacked farm Kalkfontein,  Crecy near Nylstroom
  • 2 Desember 2007, Mr and Mrs  Piet Pentz attacked near Rust de Winter
  • 3 Desember 2007, Mrs Hartman, Geelhoutkop, Potgietersrus area, attacked in farm shop.
  • 3 Desember, Theuns and Hettie Janse van Rensburg, (picture) Seventh Avenue 74 Naboomspruit, cruelly attacked and tortured – her fingers on one hand were severed and she was cruelly hacked away at. He later died.
  • 4 Desember 2007,  ‘Snorre’ Caldeira in his Market shop near Koedoesrand, murdered, wife tied up in the shop.
  • 7 Desember 2007, Attack on Mr and Mrs Trollope – with accusations of two local metro-cops and two SAPS members participation.
  • Vaalwater farm-attack prevented; Mopani Waterpoort farm attack; Piet van der Merwe was attacked in Thabazimbi area;
  • 28 March 2008 Jan and Sannie Moller, attacked Sterkrivier area Potgietersrus,  Mrs Sannie Moller succumbs to her severe injuries on 11 Mei 2008.
  • Feb2008. MMrs  R Meyer murdered at Potgietersrus: her throat was cut off.
  • 6 April 2008:  Jan and  Marie van der Schyff of Radium, attacked by six black men Sunday morning 2am inside their home and brutally assaulted.
  • 14 April 2008. 78-year-old frail grandmother brutally raped and assaulted by four young black males near Warmbaths.
  • 19 April 2008. Mr Myburgh Groblersdal. Shot dead with a shot through the back of the head while he was sitting in front of the TV.
  • 6 May 2008. Carel Lombard (55) Grootvallei farm Naboomspruit , attacked, assaulted.
  • 7 Mei 2008. Mrs Hellen McGinn attacked between Carolina and Machadodorp, her black worker shot dead in front of her eyes, attackers tried to kidnap her by dragging her into the car, she fought back, the car rolls away she jumps out and flees, saves her life.
  • 9 Mei 2008. Andries Nel’s farm attacked Hartz near Linton, Messina.
  • 24 May 2009 All the prized Jack Russel dogs of Mr Philippie de Klerk of the farm Volspruit were poisoned – the second time in the same year.
  • 31 Mei 2009: Attack on the shop at Blinkwater farm; Farm attack near Roedtan.
  • 2 June 2009: Attack at Toitskraal, nearPotgietersrus.
  • Ok 2009: Violent attack on Afrikaans family 12:30 at Mokolo Safaris near Zanzibar border post. His young wife brutally assaulted, while trying to protect their small baby.
  • .21 Oct 2009 13:00  Jan Potgieter (65) of Marken murdered Wednesday on his farm
  • 01 Nov 2009 farm attack on Clanwilliam farm near Baltimore.
  • 21 Dec 2009 - Pieter Snyman (56) Monday night assaulted and murdered; wife and daughters brutally assaulted and held captive between 19:30 to 22:30. One suspect,  Thabo Phasha (31) arrested at Louis Trichardt  mag. court.
  • Jan 2010 Farm attack by gang on worker at Alldays – Waterpoort
  • 26 Jan 2010 – a ‘blue light’ vehicle arrived at Olerm farm on Tuesday night, men in SAPD uniforms and attacked the farmer in an incident of ‘social terrorism’.
  • Van Staden family Koos shot dead from outside homestead she shot dead and chased attackers off4 Feb 2010 Koos van Staden (69)  left,  shot dead Thursday on his farm outside Hoedspruit while watching TV on bed.
  • 19 Feb 2010: Flip Booysen (70)  and his wife Esmé bludgeoned to death with stones, Tin Mines rural site, outside Potgietersrust.  Two suspects in Mahwelering Court, Frans Lamola (32) and Clifford Malete (26).
  • 26 Feb 2010: Belgian farmer Etienne Cannaerts (61) Corn Hill farm near Villa Nora (Koedoesrand / Baltimore) assaulted and murdered. Two suspects appeared in Ellisras court, Patrick Sebetha (22) Piet Sedive (29).
  • 27 Feb 2010: Paul Dunn farm foreman of Letsitele murdered in ambush early Saturdaymorning. Suspect Rodgers Mkhabela appeared in Tzaneen court.
  • 1 Mar 2010: Ron Smith (70) of Warmbaths Droogekloof smallholdings 15 km outside town, murdered on Thabazimbi road. 
  • 12 Mar 2010: Jan Wheeler murdered near Marble Hall
  • 13 Mar 2010:  Albert (Dev) van Deventer, murdered at Dorset near Vaalwater
  • April 2010: Mrs  Annatjie Horn raped by two black farm attackers, Husband Willie Horn unharmed but traumatised.
  • 16 April 2010:  Mr Tembe smallholder at Dalmada, Pietersburg, murdered cruelly battered to death, wife gang-raped and their granddaughter battered.

Who is next? asked Mr Viljoen – expressing his most sincere sympathy to the survivingTembe family and all their relatives. He also expressed the hope that “the family will be able to deal with this horrendous trauma: Statement issued by Dries Joubert – chairman communications  file received:  /media-moord-lys6-16-04-10.doc http://www.tlu.co.za

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2010-04-18 Karel Griessel, 49, survives attack, Ventersdorp Syferbult farm

 

Ventersdorp. Only 16 days after the gruesome torture-murder of the ailing AWB-leader Eugene Terre’Blanche, local Afrikaans farmer Karel Griessel, 49, was attacked on his farm Syferbult on April 18 2010 at 5am at the entrance of his kitchen. He was knifed several times, shot in the leg and assaulted.

Griessel, who runs a mixed-agricultural enterprise for the past twenty years, had opened the backdoor to throw a bone to his dog when he was attacked by three men who shot him in the leg. His two daughters immediately hid away and alerted help. Ventersdorp residents were visibly agitated and angered about the latest attack. One farmer said: “They want our land. They want to chase us our of the country. ANC youth leader Julius Malema is used to incite youths. And us farmers aren’t just going to sit still.’

Griessel’s recently divorced exwife Carina, 46, who also runs a chicken-farm and owns a boutique in Potchefstroom in the province, said the assault on her husband’s life ‘was like any attack or murder… things aren’t going well’.

She was phoned by her oldest daughter shortly before 5am she said, who told her: ‘Mama must please come quickly. There are strange people on the farm.” Mrs Griessel rushed to the farm with her foreman and an ex-police officer to help him – packing her revolver. She said that while ‘at first glance’ everything seeed normal on the farm environment, she found her ex-husband on the floor of the kitchen with a gunshot injury to a leg. It looked as if the leg also was broken. He also sustained head-injuries because he was repeatedly bashed over the head. She said three black men, two probably with handguns and another with a knife, attacked her ex-husband demanding money and weapons. “He doesn’t have either, and when they tried to tie him up he struggled,’ she said. During the fracas the unarmed and injured Mr Griessel then was repeatedly stabbed with a knife.

It is suspected that when Mrs Griessel showed up with the two men the attackers hid in the garden – one of the men accompanying her saw two black men running past the kitchen and two shots were fired off. The men then ran away. And when another neighbouring farmer showed up another attacker was seen running away. The incident was confirmed to the news media by North West police spokesman Lt col Lesego Metsi, speaking to the South African Press Association.  The two Griessel girls hid inside the homestead throughout the attack. Mrs Griessel said they stayed and helped the injured farmer until the paramedics showed up. “He suffered great pain from the leg injury,’ she said.

Local ER24 rescue service spokesman  Werner Vermaak, confirmed that Mr Griessel was taken to the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg by helicopter – where according to the latest reports he is in ‘serious but stable’ condition.  No-one was arrested. It’s not reported when or whether the police showed up in time to send out a search party. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Aanval-op-plaas-naby-Ventersdorp-20100418

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2010-04-13 Marshall family, attack by 8 males; Hartbeespoort guest house

“The only young black man who could speak some Afrikaans beat me the hardest…’ – Radio Pretoria interview with Hester Marshall, 52, after attack by 8 men at Hartbeespoort home, April 13 2010

HARTBEESPOORT, Gauteng. April 19 2010 – Still bruised, battered and traumatised after her family’s two-hour torture-ordeal at the hands of eight black attackers last Tuesday ( April 13 2010)  at 9.15, Mrs Hester Marshall, (52) today received a terrifying series of cellphone and SMS messages warning her that ‘they will be back’ and that they are ‘on their way’. Mrs Marshall told Radio Pretoria in a telephone interview at 17:30 today the family – which runs a two-storey guest house – was attacked by eight young black males who all carried handguns and had broken in through the window downstairs, where her husband was seated. They immediately beat him unconscious and tied him up.

Then they started beating, kicking and verbally abusing Mrs Marshall, beating her so hard ‘that the blood spattered’, she told Radio Pretoria. At one point one pulled down her pants – but one younger man then stopped them, she said.“They kept on beating me, demanding to know where the safe was. I told them we don’t have a safe so they kept on beating me,’ she said. Their eleven-year-old son then told them to stop beating his mother, even though the youngster was terrified himself, and said he would ‘give them anything they asked for, just stop beating up on my mother.’ Mrs Marshall: ‘he even gave them my diamond ring and that probably saved our lives. They demanded money and valuables and my son told them our money was in the bank, and handed them all the cards and all the security codes,’ she said. Then they beat up the boy (not named in the interview), warning him that if he had given them the wrong codes ‘they would be back’.She said one of the young black male attackers did speak some Afrikaans – and he also was the one who also beat her the hardest. She believed that the other men all were probably Zimbabweans – they all yelled at her in English.

She attended funeral of murdered Brits farmer Koos van Staden week earlier:

Staden Koos van 2010-03-20 60 Kleinfontein Brits shot through bedroom door attack gang Ironically, she had attended the funeral of murdered Brits farmer Koos van Staden (left) just the previous week – and told Radio Pretoria she “couldn’t believe that this could ever happen to her”.

No shots were fired during their ordeal. However Mrs Marshall told the men repeatedly that they could beat her but that the Lord would not let them kill her. “I was being beaten black and blue and then one of the younger men gave me a rag to clean myself up with and warned me quietly to ‘keep quiet, they will kill you.’ They were then given pillows to lie on and were tied up. After the men took their valuables, cards and other goods they fled in the family’s brand-new car, she said. Shortly afterwards she managed to cut them all lose from their bonds and the mother and son jumped off the balcony and started screaming for the neighbours to come and help them. Help soon arrived and many neighbours have been visiting them regularly to bring food and comfort ever since, she said.This morning she started receiving cellphone and SMS messages such as “It’s your last warning, you must give me your work,’ and ‘we will be back,’ and ‘we are on our way.’ She said: “There’s no way I am going to sleep in this house tonight, we have warned the police.” She also praised her son for his outstanding courage. “He was scared and yet still so brave, telling them: ‘ask me anything we will give it to you’, and when he gave them the diamond ring that saved our lives,’ she concluded. Koos van Staden murder details: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1026941238&ref=profile#!/photo.php?pid=31119713&id=1026941238

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Attacked Suna Steenberg still survives after two headshots in smallholding attack, Kameelfontein Pretoria

Hoon Ernst 19 shot dead in beed Leeufontein sallholding Pretoria 7 April 2010 Mev. Suna Steenberg, who was given two execution-style headshots on Friday April 16 2010 by two attackers at the Montana Pale construction business the family runs at the Kameelfontein smallholdings north-east of Pretoria, is still surviving in the Montana Hospital’s intensive care unit, reports Beeld newspaper today. Mrs Steenberg, 45, was shot while the attackers held her mother-in-law 75, hostage. Her husband Jurie also was shot in the leg. The attackers fled without taking anything and no-one has been arrested. Two weeks earlier eighteen-year-old home-student Ernst Hoon was also shot dead at an adjacent smallholding – while asleep in his bed. The shot was fired from the outside.  http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Vrou-leef-nog-n%C3%A1-2-skote-in-die-kop-20100419 

Black farmers killed:  in land-disputes;  ‘tribal female- inheritance massacres’;  by stock thieves (none of these victims were killed by whites)

Terre’Blanche murder scene independent forensic fieldtracking file

 

April 20 2010 – Summary by an experienced African field-tracking investigation team surveying the Terre’Blanche murder farm in Ventersdorp - findings by Swartberg ISS – a company highly specialised in tracking African veldt conditions and so-called ‘traditional African field-writing signposting’. One of their findings was  that it was very meaningful that a black farm-woman was also murdered shortly before the Terre’Blanche murder -- in a cottage very near the one where the arrested farm-workers were waiting for the SAPS to arrive after the victim’s murder. They believe the woman was murdered because she had wanted to warn Terre’Blanche. Two unknown young black males also were found to be living in the cottage where the two arrested farm workers were waiting for the SAPS to arrest them shortly after the Terre’Blanche murder.

The Swartberg ISS findings -- with accompanying pictures below, in Afrikaans --  show that shortly after the tarred-road was taken to the dirt road leading to the Terre’blanche farm, (LEG ONE) the first signs were placed pointed directly to the Terre’Blanche farm and further signs along the route right to the room where Terre’blanche was murdered also left clear instructions for the murder-team to follow.

Their reading of these often very subtle and complicated signs indicate that these were very clearly and highly detailed instructions even including the future dates when the ailing Terre’Blanche was expected to return to the farm each time  – and which room he was always resting in while the cattle were put into the kraal by his workers. The latch to the window of this room was broken, there was a muddy foot print on the window sill and a bright red wrapper with the words “Mountain Man Kill’ placed on the INSIDE sill of the window.

The team writes that Terre’Blanche, described as ‘tired often’,  could always be found at firmly preset routine times and dates - resting inside one specific room in the delapidated, unguarded homestead; he was recovering from heart-surgery and often rested while the two workers were chasing the livestock into the kraal.

  • The latch of the window to this room was broken on the outside Swartberg ISS’s tracking team found;
  • a muddy footprint possibly from a trainer-shoe on the window sill, also was not lifted by the SAPS forensic team and
  • apparently the SAPS also missed the most obvious pointer of all namely the placement on the sill of a bright-red (‘death order’) wrapper in  the murder room with the words “Mountain Man Kill”;

These detailed African field-writing signs on the approach to the farm and on the farm itself including at the cemetery indicated that ‘a person very close to Terre’blanche was involved in the murder by giving advance security information.

Other signs also ordered that Terre’Blanche had to be severely beaten and sodomised before the murder. 

The persons who carried out this independent investigation of the murder-farm on 17 April 2010 are internationally-acknowledged experts after many years of studying the secret tribal ‘African field-writing’ knowledge. Their success rate in preventing farm attacks due to this knowledge has been well-documented over the years in South Africa. 

Their conclusion: Terre’Blanche was killed by other unknown people who had followed the instructions contained in the marker-trail written in the landscape with traditional African field-writing to the letter. The team concludes that the farm workers who were later arrested at a cottage near the one where the black female farmworker was also killed earlier -- were not the killers but possibly cooperated under duress, for fear of being murdered; and that they would have had to swear an oath not to reveal anything they had seen on fear of death of themselves (or their relatives).

The murder of the black female farm worker was seen as a very important event by Swartberg ISS:  she was murdered earlier in a nearby cottage under mysterious and still unexplained circumstances, very close to the cottage where the two ‘suspects’ were waiting for the SAPS to be arrested after the Terre’Blanche murder.

  • The Swartberg ISS team also found two black males they found living in this cottage who were reluctant to speak to the black trackers on the Swartberg ISS team and who were not known as being farm workers from the Terre’Blanche farm.

Swartberg ISS’  report indicates that their tracking-signs indicate a link between the murder of this unnamed black female worker’s murder shortly before -- “she may have wanted to warn Terre’Blanche of the murder plot. ..”

“There was no payment argument“ - The two workers were paid a day late the Swartberg ISS investigators found after questioning the wife – however ‘this was with their permission because a black woman nearby had also been murdered and the victim (Terre’Blanche) had helped the family with money and he wouldn’t be able to pay them that Friday because his wife first had to go to the bank. The payment of the workers would have taken place that Saturday in town because the victim’s wife was always paying the workers there.”

The Swartberg ISS report notes: “From the First Leg traversed by the tracking team, we saw signs ordering that the victims first had to be tied up, then had to be badly injured, then had to be sodomised (raped) and then had to be killed. The murderers were instructed to bring a weapon and that a weapon would also be given to them at the scene where Terre’Blanche could be found.”

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Afrikaans report by Swartberg ISS security company of Terre’Blanche murder farm, African field-writing signposting, approach to and on farm.

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Verslag van ontleding wat gedoen is na die moord op Eugene Terreblance op 17 April 2010.

AGTERGROND:

Swartberg ISS is ‘n maatskappy wat deur middel van misdaadinligting, aanbevelings maak hoe om die misdaad bedreiging suksesvol af te weer. Swartberg ISS kontrakteer en koördineer agente en magsvermenigvuldiger om met tydige inligting, die gemeenskap-optredes teen misdaad inligtings gedrewe te maak. Swartberg ISS is nie ‘n rassistiese organisasie nie en is in baie gevalle van ons swart werknemers se insette afhanklikom seker raaisels te ontrafel.

INLEIDING: Daar is die afgelope weke baie bespiegelinge rondom die moord op Eugene Terre’Blanche gewees. Ons het gaan ondersoek instel om te bepaal of die misdadigers die moord beplan het en of dit net n haastige optrede was. Ons het ook gaan kyk na die beplanning om te bepaal wanneer en hoe die moord plaas gevind het. Dit is ook belangrik dat ons nie geweet het waar die plaas was, tot ons op die bloed in die kamer geëindig het nie.

DIE PLAAS. Die plaas is geleë wes van die Ventersdorp Klerksdorp teerpad. Ons het gaan kyk of daar n voertuig roete op die teerpad is. Op die teerpad vanaf Ventersdorp is daar geen roete na die plaas gevind nie.

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FOTO BO en ONDER - Die roete vanaf Klerksdorp is daar 2,6km van die plaashek n roete wat begin met n meelsak aan die regterkant van die pad en n blou, pers plastieksak links. Die roete het ons geneem tot 2,4km voor die plaashek waar dit n hek vorm weerskante van die pad sonder n rigting. Ons het n verdere 100m gery en n rigting regs van die pad gekry tot by die plaashek waar n groot plat klip gelê het wat weer n hek vorm met n lee melkbottel.

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Die 1ste been van ons voetganger roete het hier begin waar ons dan die afstande gemeet het tot by n nulpunt waar ons n oop visier gekry het in die rigting van n groot bloekomboom. (sien foto bo)

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Ons het gery na (daar)die boom en waar ons die pad by die hek gekruis het, was ons in lyn met die oop visier en die boom voor die opstal. Dit is waar ons die beginpunt van been 2 gekry het.

BEEN TWEE - Hierdie 2de been het ons weer n rigting gegee langs die watertenk verby na die ingang tot die erf van agter af waar ons weer n hek gekry het met n blou en rooi toutjie waar been 3 begin het.

BEEN DRIE - Hierdie been het ons geneem langs die huis verby aan die kant waar die kamer is waar die moord plaasgevind al met die voetpaadjie langs tot regs van die kombuisdeur.

RIGTINGWYSER SYKANT VAN HUIS GEWYS NA RIGTING VENSTER MOORDKAMER - Hier was n rigting na die ander sykant van die huis met rigting na ’n rigtingwyser wat vir ons rigting gee na n venster. Die venster was gebreek by die knip sodat dit maklik oopgemaak kan word. Ons het ook op die vensterbank n stukkie modder gekry met die afdruk van een van die moordenaars se skoensool wat n tekkie kan wees.

BEEN VIER - Been 4 het binne die huis begin Hier is n paar foto’s van wat op my treë  geval het. Van die foto’s is ook baie beskrywend van hoe die roete gaan loop, die huis lyk en wat se aksies moet plaasvind.

KENMERKENDE EIENSKAPPE VAN DIE BEPLANNING

Ons kon reeds op die voertuig roete sien dat ons op pad is na n plek waar daar n aanval gaan plaasvind. Dit is duidelik dat die persoon of persone wat die inligting verskaf het presies weet wat die roetine is op die plaas en hoe die plaashuis lyk van binne. Hulle het ook presies geweet watter kamer die slagoffer gebruik om te rus wanneer hy op die plaas is.

Hierdie inligting is duidelik aan die misdadigers oorgedra.

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Reeds van been 1 af het ons gesien dat die slagoffer eers vasgebind, baie seergemaak moet word,
verkrag moet word en dan doodgemaak moet word. Die misdadigers sou dan ook met n wapen daar aankom en dan nog n wapen kry waar die slagoffer is.

Ons het hierdie eienskappe dan ook op al die bene gekry waar dit telkens herhaal is wat net bevestig dat dit deeglik beplan was en nie net op die hitte van die oomblik plaasgevind het nie.

TerreBlancheMurderSceneWindowDeathRoomMOUNTAINMANKILL sign BROKEN LATCH_MUDDY TAKKIEPRINT NOT LIFTED AKSKA FIELDTRACKINGTEAM

Foto: Die misdadigers het beplan om die slagoffer in die kamer van die huis te verras en te vermoor. Aan diebinne kant van die venster waar hulle toegang tot die huis gekry het is daar ook n afgeskeurde voorblad van ‘n boek met die volgende woorde “Mountain Man kill”.

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Volgens ons informasie moes die misdadigers reeds in die huis gewees het en vir hulle slagoffer gewag het om met die twee werkers wat hulle geld by die slagoffer se vrou gekry het terug te keer van die dorp. Die twee werkers is na hul kamers en die slagoffer was moeg en het op die bed gaan rus. Hy was die afgelope ruk altyd moeg en het by verskeie kere op die bed gerus terwyl sy twee werkers die beeste om en by 6 uur gaan haal het.

Die werkers is wel laat betaal maar dit was met hulle toestemming aangesien n swartvrou in die omgewing ook vermoor is en die slagoffer die familie gehelp het met geld en hy hulle nie die Vrydag kon betaal nie, aangesien sy vrou eers weer na die bank moes gaan. Die betaling van die werkers sou dan die Saterdag in die dorp geskied aangesien die slagoffer se vrou altyd die betalings daar gedoen het.

Die dag voor die beplande moord het huurders wat in die huis gewoon het uitgetrek omdat daar telkens by hulle ingebreek was. Daar is ook skape en n bees van die slagoffer gesteel. Die inbrake is beplan om die huis leeg te kry en om die aanval te laat slaag.

Die uitgangsroete van die misdadigers het reg langs die werkers se kamers verby gegaan na n klomp werkershuise aan die westekant van die plaas, wat langs n grondpad is. Die vermoede bestaan dat die twee vermeende moordenaars die selfoon aan die twee werkers gegee het en gesê het, “julle baas is dood”. Die misdadigers het het die werkers ook n eed laat aflê om nie te vertel wat hulle gesien het nie, anders is hulle dood.

Die twee werkers het egter wel die inligting gegee en is van hier af ook na die werkershuise aan die oorkant van die pad waar hulle deur die SAP opgetel is. Ons het dan ook die huise besoek aan die oorkant van die pad en gevind dat die huis van die vermoorde swart vrou nie ver van die werkershuise is nie. Ons praat nou van die werkershuise waarheen die misdadigers gevlug het.

Die werker van die een huis was egter nie tuis nie en ek kon hom nie identifiseer nie die ander man was wel tuis maar wou nie sy naam aan my gee nie. Volgens ons informasie is hulle albei voortvlugtend vir die polisie vir ander misdade wat hulle gepleeg het.  Die vermoede bestaan dat die swart vrou wat vermoor is, dalk gehoor het van die beplande moord en die slagoffer moontlik wou waarsku.

DATUMS VAN (VELD)TEKENS

  • Donderdag 18 Februarie 2010 15:55
  • Maandag 01 Maart 2010 06:00
  • Dinsdag 02 Maart 2010 12:00 002 Herhalings
  • Dinsdag 09 Maart 2010 19:55
  • Donderdag 11 Maart 2010 01:55
  • Saterdag 13 Maart 2010 05:55 002 Herhalings
  • Saterdag 13 Maart 2010 23:55
  • Woensdag 17 Maart 2010 09:55
  • Donderdag 18 Maart 2010 15:55
  • Donderdag 01 April 2010 04:04
  • Vrydag 02 April 2010 10:04
  • Saterdag 03 April 2010 16:04 Moord vind plaas verras hom terwyl hy rus in die kamer.
  • Sondag 04 April 2010 10:04
  • Maandag 05 April 2010 08:04 002 Herhalings
  • Dinsdag 06 April 2010 14:04 002 Herhalings
  • Woensdag 07 April 2010 20:04 003 Herhalings

Sondag 02 Mei 2010 06:00

  • Maandag 03 Mei 2010 12:00 002 Herhalings
  • Maandag 03 Mei 2010 19:55
  • Woensdag 05 Mei 2010 01:55
  • Vrydag 07 Mei 2010 05:55 002 Herhalings
  • Vrydag 07 Mei 2010 23:55
  • Dinsdag 11 Mei 2010 09:55
  • Woensdag 12 Mei 2010 15:55
  • Sondag 13 Junie 2010 06:00
  • Maandag 14 Junie 2010 12:00
  • Dinsdag 15 Junie 2010 18:00
  • Vrydag 25 Junie 2010 12:00 002 Herhalings

DIt is aan die datums baie duidelik dat hierdie moord oor ‘’n baie lang tydperk beplan is. Dit sal ook vir ons interessant gewees het om te weet wat die slagoffer se roetines op die spesifieke dae en tyd sou wees.

WERKERSHUISE Ons het gaan kyk of ons enige beplanning kan kry by hulle huise maar het slegs die paar foto’s gekry van die twee kamers.

BEGRAAFPLAAS Ons het die graf besoek en gevind dat daar n “kettie” is langs die heining van die begraafplaas uitgepak. Met die ontleding het ons agter die sipres boom n takkie gekry wat n rigting gee na die graf. Met verdere ondersoek het ons gevind dat daar tarentaal veertjies op die spesifieke plek is.

Die volgende foto’s ter verduideliking.

In hierdie geval vertel die vere dat die persoon wat vir die moord verantwoordelik is, die slagoffer se  vertroueling was en baie naby aan die slagoffer geleef het

OPSOMMING. Ons vind dit vreemd dat die polisie nie die (tekkie) spoor in die kamervenster gelig het nie.

Na hierdie ondersoek is ons van mening dat die persone wat vir die moord gearresteer was, nie die mense is wat die moord gepleeg het nie. Die moordenaars het van Klerksdorp se kant gekom en het vir die regte geleentheid gewag om die moord uit te voer.

Volgens die informasie wat ons opgevolg het, was hierdie moord al baie lank in beplanning en het die  moordenaars net vir die regte boodskap gewag.

Ons is van mening dat die slagoffer oorrompel was en eers verkrag was voor hy vermoor was. Dit is ook moontlik dat hulle hom eers vermoor het en toe verkrag het.

Ons is ook van mening dat hierdie moord n deeglike beplande daad met ‘’n politieke motief was. Die doel was waarskynlik om die verdeelde radikale steun teen die ‘wit gevaar’ te verenig.

Slegs n deeglike SAP ondersoek sal dit kan bepaal of die twee werkers die werklike moordenaars is. Volgens die deeglike beplanning en optredes deur die werkers is ek van mening dat n eksterne span verantwoordelik was vir die moord en dat die werkers slegs gehelp het met die inligting.

GEVOLGTREKKING: Miskien sal dit vir die mense wat hierdie moord beplan het, dalk goed wees om in die toekoms met een oog oop te slaap. Indien enige aanvalle teen blankes sou begin . http://www.akska.co.za/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1038&viewmode=flat&order=ASC&start=0

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Afrikaners’ rights to ‘authentic” SA citizenship questioned by Liepollo Pheko

Black-Consciousness movement news media about murder of Eugene Terre’blanche – Afrikaners’ rights to be ‘authentic SA citizens’ questioned

Liepollo Lebohang Pheko, is a daughter of Africanist- PAC leader Pheko; works as the ‘policy and advocacy director’ of the “Trade Collective”; and is the “director responsible for social accounting, institutional transformation, social and development policy,at Four Rivers.* http://www.4rivers.co.za/ Her father is a SA MP representing the Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania, works as an advocate for the High Court of Zambia, and also is an Advocate for the Supreme Court of South Africa. Dr. Pheko also was the ex-representative of the “African liberation struggle” at the United Nations in New York and at the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva.
Ms Liepollo Pheko writes – after her public ETV-row with the Afrikaner Resistance Movement’s Andre Visagie on live national television (below)  -- that this (fracas) has ‘brought into sharp focus a whole host of tensions, contradictions and implications of what it means to be a South African (citizen) in 2010’.
“Visagie’s outburst is a reminder” --  argues Pheko --  that this ‘liberation of ours is hotly contested, differentially experienced and highly compromised; the majority are yet to fully move into an encompassing expression of this citizenship and liberation at all levels and spheres of life.’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMj72bQuDI

She writes: “Last week on South Africa’s ETV an unexpected national moment occurred, a phrase was coined and a YouTube global discourse erupted. A discussion between myself and Andrie Visagie of the AWB (Afrikaner Resistance Movement) brought into sharp focus a whole host of tensions, contradictions and implications of what it means to be a South African in 2010 from two very divergent perspectives. The thirty-minute programme comes at a moment when race relations seem to have been exposed in all their fragility. .It is very difficult to express the moment when Andrie Visagie charged towards me in the studio and then pointed at me saying ‘I am not through with you’. It happened fast and quickly entered the popular lexicon of talked about events. This has not afforded me much space to revisit the moment. However watching it again has been alarming, offensive and contemptuous in the extreme.

“Having seen Mr Visagie’s response to the question about whether he cares about farm workers in this country, one wonders at the sort of intimidation they are subjected to in remote parts of this country by people like him. The interviewer rightly stepped between us and responses to this intervention form part of my concern. I am amused by some of the comments that note that my well-manicured nails show no evidence of suffering. Other bloggers remarked that if I were their wife, they too would have been angry since I talked until Visagie was backed into a corner of impotent rage. Another said that the manicured nails of this independent, opinionated woman in Visagie’s face were nearly enough to provoke a beating.

It seems that in some people’s minds the brutal verbal onslaught upon an African woman by a thickset white man was not only acceptable but somehow deserved.

  • These men effectively stood back and allowed their sister to be assaulted by white supremacy while they watched in amusement and even sympathy with the very supremacy which has also brutalised them.  This suggests a psychosis of self-hate, coupled with centuries of a mental onslaught which now accepts very bizarre, perverse and brutal behaviour as normative. As Fanon articulates, ‘the development of violence among colonised people will be disproportionate to the violence exercised by the threatened colonial regime … violence is in action all-inclusive and national’.

None of us have been spared the repeated citations that ‘natives are untrustworthy, lazy and blood-thirsty’. Accusations that ‘black people want handouts, free houses and jobs they do not deserve at the expense of white people’ are the latest incarnation in what is effectively part of the same narrative. The narrative suggests that Africans do not deserve anything beyond the discretion of white largesse and that those who dare for more self determined lives are ‘cheeky kaffirs’ who pose a threat to the long-standing status quo. The blogs by some of the white Visagie sympathisers do not bear repetition but remind us that our national identity is fractured and contested.

  • They help us recall that the phenomenon called liberation is far removed from the miraculous melding of rainbow diversity. Of the many calls I have received in recent days, none have been from the Human Rights Commission, the Commission of Gender Equality or the Equality Court.

I am not aware of anything that these institutions have said in the media that they may not have had the opportunity to communicate to me. Perhaps they are also grappling with how to reach out to an African woman who inadvertently found herself in the midst of combustible race and gender hostility on live television. It is admittedly complex to examine the gender, race and class intersections then frame an appropriate or adequate response. Even my multiracial church has not managed to frame a concerted response to what many saw on TV screens. It is profoundly uncomfortable.

One wonders what the response would have been if an African leader perhaps a Vavi, a Mantashe or Julius had castigated and threatened a white woman panellist in the same manner. I have no doubt that the furore would have gone beyond YouTube amusement and entered the realms of the criminal justice system. One can already imagine the likes of Afri-forum demanding an apology, submitting a complaint to the BCCSA and beating a determined track towards the Equality Court before the weekend was up.

At the time of writing the programme has been removed from broadcast because of complaints from viewers who assert that it has created race tension. I am of the opinion that it has merely reminded us of long standing division thus presents an excellent opportunity to have overdue conversations about things we rarely speak of outside confined spaces. If this incident had occurred to the sister, mother, daughter, wife or neighbour of any right minded man of any race in this country I would like to believe that the blogs which are absorbed by my glossy finger nails would contain far more thoughtful reflection and appropriate outrage.

Questions about what was allegedly said to provoke Visagie’s outburst have much in common with the rape survivor being asked what she was wearing at the time of the crime. It is the same rationale that which men use to terrorise their partners within the confines of the home because of spurious infractions. It is also the same rationale that asks women whose toddlers have been raped why they left their diaper-clad children in the care of others.

African women are ‘rocks to be raped, assaulted, abused, humiliated by employers, traumatised in the home…;

  • As a young woman in the 1990s I was concerned that the popular call to arms ‘wa thinta bafazi wa thinta mbokodo’ would eventually narrow the space for women to express pain. It denies us the right to articulate deep hurt, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, and does not permit African women the inherent right to experience the necessity of vulnerability. “It presumes that we are rocks to be raped, assaulted, abused, humiliated by employers, traumatised in the home, objectified in popular culture and held ransom to the grossest abuses in the name of culture – all to be borne with stoic dignity. The alibis under banners like ‘so strong, black woman, survivor, resourceful’ absolve us all from taking corrective action. It is a perverse logic, which must be questioned and challenged. We have become so accustomed to centuries of being dehumanised, humiliated and subjected to the most violent assault on our personhood as Africans and women that incidents such as this elicit little more than passing outrage. “ she writes.

She quotes Andre Visagie of the AWB as telling her: ‘We want to be free. We are not interested in being a part of this failure of South Africa.” She points out: ‘statistics show the contrary to be true. They show in fact the African majority has yet to receive the benefits of citizenship sixteen years into the new dispensation, and that in fact Mr Visagie and the majority of white citizens have not experienced any recession of their privileges. They are still the winners.

Several people have asked me if Mr Visagie apologised to me once emotions had subsided, even as a public relations exercise. It occurred to me then that the extent sense of censure was a mooted statement issued by the AWB, which received little media attention. It iterated the constitution‘s principles of freedom of expression, adding that the secretary general’s behaviour on ETV contradicted this.

  • No mention was made about the verbal onslaught and the pending publicly-made threat that Mr Visagie made to me. Nor was he asked to explain his remarks.

I am owed at least an apology and that apology is also owed to the millions of people in this country who have been subjected to the brutality, dehumanisation, legislated discrimination and systematic removal of land, resources and collective attack on our self-esteem. It has been an attempt to totally annihilate Africans’ sense of being and entitlement to self-determined lives in their own country.

Beyond that sense of shame, a sincere recognition of Africans’ humanity would act as a useful platform to acknowledge centuries of white privilege, begin the corrective actions that the government has, in sixteen years, done with little or uneven effect. This liberation of ours is hotly contested, differentially experienced and highly compromised; the majority are yet to fully move into an encompassing expression of this citizenship and liberation at all levels and spheres of life.

White entitlement, centuries of unmerited gain…

People like Andre Visagie are merely emblems of deeply rooted resentment, unresolved battles and fraught and fractured national identities. And the matter of white entitlement has never been more clearly elucidated. Centuries of unmerited gain and head starts do not seem to form part of their reflection.

Perhaps this is the beginning a process of reconfiguring an authentic sense of our nation. Claudia Von Werlhof expresses it thus:

  • ‘One cannot be with the people who are below, without telling the dominant people very clearly, that they have to come down … The mighty have to get down from their throne, and the powerless have to raise themselves’. Who then will help the powerless to raise themselves and who will climb down from the throne of social and economic privilege?

* Liepollo Lebohang Pheko is policy and advocacy director of The Trade Collective and director responsible for social accounting, institutional transformation, social and development policy, Four Rivers.* Please send comments to editor@pambazuka.org or comment online at Pambazuka News.* Please send comments to editor@pambazuka.org or comment online at Pambazuka News. http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/63711