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Nick Mellet, 45, found dead, P’Maritzburg Feb122011

Pietermaritzburg, KZN. The body of missing Benoni man Nick Mellet, 45, who went missing during the 38th Aquelle Midmar-Mile race on Feb 12 2011, was found dead in in the Midmar Dam by police divers.  SAPF Dog Unit spokesman Jack Haskins said Mr Mellet was found dead four days after disappearing during the popular annual running/swimming event. http://bit.ly/hbVox2

Mellet Nick 45 Benoni found dead Midmar Lake PmaritzburgFeb172011

About 18,0000 amateur-athletes participate in this popular swimming/running event in KwaZulu-Natal each year. This year it was marred by the death of 78-year-old runner Sibinda Zwezwe of the Ubunya Athletic Club, who collapsed and died while running through the Hillcrest and Winston Park suburbs. And Mr Mellet was reported missing when his coded tag failed to register at the finish line.

Friends and relatives became very concerned that the police did not mount an immediate underwater search for him after SAPF spokeswoman Joey Jeevan announced shortly after his disappearance that ‘any underwater search by police, navy and army divers had to wait while the race was on.” The race was not called off despite these two fatal incidents.

And then due to bad weather the search was postponed until the following Monday. His friends, fiancee and family, in Pietermaritzburg since his disappearance have now returned to Benoni (Feb 17)  Haskins: “We are not sure of the way he died, we are awaiting the post-mortem results.’ http://bit.ly/hbVox2

Trucker George Parkins flees black mob, Boksburg

Truck-owner George Parkins attacked by a howling black mob of Cosatu trade unionists, Atlas Road, Boksburg

BOKSBURG. Feb 16 2011 – Eastleigh truck-owner George Parkins and his 2 workers barely escaped from an angry mob of at least 20 striking black truck drivers, writes Dylan Slater writes in Caxton’s Bedfordview/Edenvale News. Parkins feared he was going to be murdered while transporting goods at 8:45am Feb 16 2011, Atlas Road, Boksburg.

Parkins George Eastleigh trucker SURVIVES mob_attack Feb162011

‘ They would surely have killed us… ‘

They struck his truck with sticks, pipes, rocks, rubble and bricks. Three windows were smashed and the mob then tried to enter the truck's cabin to drag the three occupants outside - including Mr Parkins, a private contractor who owns the truck. “If they had managed to pull me and my workers out the truck they would have surely killed us,” said Mr Parkins.“There were more than 20 of them,” said one of Mr Parkin’s employees, clearly shaken by what had happened. Mr Parkins contacted the SAPS shortly thereafter. It’s not known what the contents of his truck were. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/bedfordview-edenvale/bedfordview-edenvale-news-general?oid=3303573&sn=Detail&pid=217409&Eastleigh-truck-owner-attacked-during-strike

Bertus Gouws injured,black-racist gang assault Alberton

Bertus and Jean Gouws, parents of two teens, brutally beaten by large number of black youths in Alberton, Feb  5 2011

Feb 5 2011. Bertus and Jean Gouws, the Afrikaans parents of two teens kids who were picking them up from a party in Alberton, were brutally assaulted with bricks, pipes, bats and bottles by a large group of black teenagers while the parents tried to protect their children from racist abuse by some black youths at the party.

Mr Gouws was standing next to his car, waiting for his teenaged kids to get in the vehicle to drive them home, when he was suddenly hit in the face by one black youth while another one hit him simulateously on the back of his head with a bat. That was the start of a sustained assault during which he was dragged, kicked, beaten with pipes, bats, bottles and bricks by a large group of blacks including one girl who assaulted Gouws’ daughter.  There were accusations of racism leveled from both sides. Despite Gouws’ obviously severe injuries indicating that he had been the victim of a sustained, multiple-assault, the local cops have refused to accept the Gouws’ couple’s formal complaint.

Gouws Berthus brutally beaten by black youths ALBERTON Feb112011

Alberton Record wrote that Bertus Gouws fell to the ground after the first assault and tried to stand up, but was unable to do so due to his injuries from being kicked simulatenously. He tried to crawl away, but the entire group of black youths grabbed him, dragged him behind a car where they kept  hitting him with pipes, bats, bottles and kicking him. Jean was also being hit and kicked for trying to help Bertus, and his daughter Suzette was pushed around by a girl who was standing nearby.

Their daughter Suzette called the local community-policing-forum and the police, but the police never responded to the violent attacks carried out against the Afrikaans family. On the contrary: they have also refused to accept their formal charges of assault, saying ‘another case of assault was already opened before they did.’  It is being reported by the Alberton Record that many of the boys who attacked Bertus that night also attend a local school and that this school ‘has been extremely supportive and have been helping us with the investigation." The case is currently waiting to go to court.

Gouws Berthus brutallybeaten by black youths Alberton Record Feb112011

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/alberton/alberton-news-crime?oid=3162063&sn=Detail&pid=1171113&Youngsters-assault-parent-at-party

2 whites in court for cruel Linden murder

Two white men expected in court for gruesome murder of Linden B&B owner Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65 – after police shootout during their arrest in Three Rivers…

LINDEN, Johannesburg. It’s so unusual for whites to be arrested for extremely violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and murder, that crime-fighting group Eblock-watch announced it with a special email to all its members today. Two white men were arrested in Three Rivers after a shootout with Linden police detectives who were seeking them for the extremely violent and gruesome kidnapping and murder of Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65, a Linden bed-and-breakfast owner and retired teacher.

Jacklin Mrs Georgie 65 SleepersGuestHousemurderedFeb72011

Her bloodied, mutilated corpse was found dumped in a field near Viljoensdrift outside Sasolburg on Feb 4 2011 - still dressed in her bloodied bed-clothes. She was kidnapped from her Linden home, 110 km away. Her head was caved in with a concrete block, plastic cabling tied up her mouth, her teeth were bashed out, her nose broken, and she was dumped without any identification. Traces of her blood were found on the concrete block and the driveway of her home despite attempts to wash them down, investigating police said at the time. The high level of violence with which she was targetted was also commented on at the time.

Police put out alert for two white male suspects:  It was already known that the police were looking for white suspects: an American tourist, described as a ‘blonde, white male 1.9m tall and very skinny’, was briefly arrested in Cape Town and taken in for questioning after Lynn Stacey, owner of The Villa Rosa B&B in Seapoint -- aware of Jacklin’s disappearance and the nationwide alert through eBlockwatch – became suspicious of an American tourist who arrived at her establishment on foot, with no form of identification and one small bag of luggage. However this poor guy was released after it turned out that he was simply a legitimate tourist who had been in Cape Town at the time of Jacklin's disappearance.

Eblock wrote this week: ‘Non-stop work from a special group of Linden Police detectives lead to the arrest of the guys who murdered the lady from a Linden Bed and Breakfast. Eblockwatch has been trying to track down the suspects but the police were brilliant. The team has not slept for days and their hard work has paid off. Eblockwatch and the police received a tip off from a very excited person who read the article in their local Caxton newspaper who had spotted the car (Mrs Jacklin’s eight-year-old red Ford Fiesta, reg. MGZ-641-GP) which was stolen when she was murdered at her Bed and Breakfast. Two white guys have just been in a shootout in Three Rivers with the team. The good guys won the shoot out and the bad guys have been arrested. Well done to the Linden Police, today you are the heroes." The Linden police have confirmed the arrests without mentioning the race of the arrested men.

Mrs Jacklin was a dedicated teacher for special-care children at the St Barnabas College in Bosmont, Johannesburg, where she had taught for  eight years. . She leaves behind her two daughters, her ex-husband and three grandchildren: Richard, 20, Elizabeth, 2 and Mila, 7 months.

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Bertus and Jean Gouws brutally beaten by black youths in Alberton, Feb 11 2011

Feb 11 2011. Bertus Gouws, the parent of kids attending a party in Alberton, was brutally beaten up by black teenagers when he tried to protect his children from being abused. Mr Gous was hit in the face by one black youth while another one had him simulatenously on the back of his head with a bat. And that was just the start of the father’s ordeal. His wife Jean also was being hit and kicked, as was his daughter.

Bertus Gouws fell to the ground and tried to stand up, but was unable to do so due to his injuries from being kicked. He tried to crawl away, but the group of black youths grabbed him and dragged him behind a car where they kept  hitting him with pipes and kicking him. Jean was also being hit and kicked for trying to help Bertus, and his daughter was also being pushed around by a girl who was standing nearby. Bertus was informed afterwards that he was  also hit over the head with a bottle. Suzette called the CPF and the police, but the police never responded to the violent attacks carried out against the Afrikaans family. It is being reported by the Alberton Record that many of the boys who attacked Bertus that night also attend a local school and that this school ‘has been extremely supportive and have been helping us with the investigation."
The Alberton Police Station’s  Captain Raphulu informed the RECORD that “another case of assault was opened before Bertus and Suzette opened their case of assault”. The case is currently waiting to go to court. http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/alberton/alberton-news-crime?oid=3162063&sn=Detail&pid=1171113&Youngsters-assault-parent-at-party

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2 whites in court for cruel Linden murder

Two white men expected in court for gruesome murder of Linden B&B owner Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65 – after police shootout during their arrest in Three Rivers…

LINDEN, Johannesburg. It’s so unusual for whites to be arrested for extremely violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and murder, that crime-fighting group Eblock-watch announced it with a special email to all its members today. Two white men were arrested in Three Rivers after a shootout with Linden police detectives who were seeking them for the extremely violent and gruesome kidnapping and murder of Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65, a Linden bed-and-breakfast owner and retired teacher.

Jacklin Mrs Georgie 65 SleepersGuestHousemurderedFeb72011

Her bloodied, mutilated corpse was found dumped in a field near Viljoensdrift outside Sasolburg on Feb 4 2011 - still dressed in her bloodied bed-clothes. She was kidnapped from her Linden home, 110 km away. Her head was caved in with a concrete block, plastic cabling tied up her mouth, her teeth were bashed out, her nose broken, and she was dumped without any identification. Traces of her blood were found on the concrete block and the driveway of her home despite attempts to wash them down, investigating police said at the time. The high level of violence with which she was targetted was also commented on at the time.

Police put out alert for two white male suspects:  It was already known that the police were looking for white suspects: an American tourist, described as a ‘blonde, white male 1.9m tall and very skinny’, was briefly arrested in Cape Town and taken in for questioning after Lynn Stacey, owner of The Villa Rosa B&B in Seapoint -- ware Jacklin’s disappearance and the nationwide alert through eBlockwatch – became suspicious of an American tourist who arrived at her establishment on foot, with no form of identification and one small bag of luggage. However he was released after it turned out that he was a legitimate tourist who had been in Cape Town at the time of Jacklin's disappearance.

Eblock wrote this week: ‘Non-stop work from a special group of Linden Police detectives lead to the arrest of the guys who murdered the lady from a Linden Bed and Breakfast. Eblockwatch has been trying to track down the suspects but the police were brilliant. The team has not slept for days and their hard work has paid off. Eblockwatch and the police received a tip off from a very excited person who read the article in their local Caxton newspaper who had spotted the car (Mrs Jacklin’s eight-year-old red Ford Fiesta, reg. MGZ-641-GP) which was stolen when she was murdered at her Bed and Breakfast. Two white guys have just been in a shootout in Three Rivers with the team. The good guys won the shoot out and the bad guys have been arrested. Well done to the Linden Police, today you are the heroes." The Linden police have confirmed the arrests without mentioning the race of the arrested men.

Mrs Jacklin was a dedicated teacher for special-care children at the St Barnabas College in Bosmont, Johannesburg, where she had taught for  eight years. . She leaves behind her two daughters, her ex-husband and three grandchildren: Richard, 20, Elizabeth, 2 and Mila, 7 months.

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2 whites in court for cruel Linden murder

Two white men expected in court for gruesome murder of Linden B&B owner Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65 – after police shootout during their arrest in Three Rivers…

LINDEN, Johannesburg. It’s so unusual for whites to be arrested for extremely violent crimes such as armed robbery, kidnapping and murder, that crime-fighting group Eblock-watch announced it with a special email to all its members today. Two white men were arrested in Three Rivers after a shootout with Linden police detectives who were seeking them for the extremely violent and gruesome kidnapping and murder of Mrs Georgie Jacklin, 65, a Linden bed-and-breakfast owner and retired teacher.

Jacklin Mrs Georgie 65 SleepersGuestHousemurderedFeb72011

Her bloodied, mutilated corpse was found dumped in a field near Viljoensdrift outside Sasolburg on Feb 4 2011 - still dressed in her bloodied bed-clothes. She was kidnapped from her Linden home, 110 km away. Her head was caved in with a concrete block, plastic cabling tied up her mouth, her teeth were bashed out, her nose broken, and she was dumped without any identification. Traces of her blood were found on the concrete block and the driveway of her home despite attempts to wash them down, investigating police said at the time. The high level of violence with which she was targetted was also commented on at the time.

Eblock wrote: ‘Non-stop work from a special group of Linden Police detectives lead to the arrest of the guys who murdered the lady from a Linden Bed and Breakfast. Eblockwatch has been trying to track down the suspects but the police were brilliant. The team has not slept for days and their hard work has paid off. Eblockwatch and the police received a tip off from a very excited person who read the article in their local Caxton newspaper who had spotted the car (Mrs Jacklin’s eight-year-old red Ford Fiesta, reg. MGZ-641-GP) which was stolen when she was murdered at her Bed and Breakfast. Two white guys have just been in a shootout in Three Rivers with the team. The good guys won the shoot out and the bad guys have been arrested. Well done to the Linden Police, today you are the heroes." The Linden police have confirmed the arrests without mentioning the race of the arrested men.

Mrs Jacklin was a dedicated teacher for special-care children at the St Barnabas College in Bosmont, Johannesburg, where she had taught for  eight years. . She leaves behind her two daughters, her ex-husband and three grandchildren: Richard, 20, Elizabeth, 2 and Mila, 7 months.

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