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Wendy Wilken executed: Walkerville khoi farm

Wendy Wilken (60), killed with a head-shot at their Walkerville Khoi-farm March 21 2011, nothing was robbed: husband Mario ends the business: another 4 black workers without any income. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-val-oor-vrou-se-lyk-20110322


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 Smallholder Mrs Wendy Wilken was killed execution-style with a single headshot in their humble homestead where she and her husband Mario were raising Koi fish for the gardening-market.

“My life is shattered, ‘ said her devastated husband. This was the second armed-attack against his smallholding in the past three years. Other smallholders also suffer regular attacks: Shortly after Mrs Wilken’s murder, neighbour Brain Ubsdell came to offer his condolances. He said he was attacked two years earlier: tied up and tortured with a hot iron.

“My neighbours also were robbed and another one was murdered last year,’ he told Riata Nel, a journalist at  Beeld newspaper). 

Wilken Wendy 60 executedThisWalkervilleSmallholdingTheKhoiFarmNotRich The Wilken couple have lived on the smallholding south of Johannesburg for the past 15 years to start the Khoi Farm as a business. Mr Wilken said he’s now lost all his courage to continue it: thus four black workers and their families now are without an income.

On March 21 2011, three black males attacked the small holmestead shortly after 9am and forced four workers into the house. Mr and Mrs Wilkens were forced at gunpoint into the food-storage area, which is called a ‘spens’ in Afrikaans. “We were forced to open our (registered) safe which is located in the spens,’ said Wilken. “There is nothing in the safe. They demanded money, dragged Wendy from the spens. I heard a shot, opened the door and Wendy was lying there, in a puddle of blood. She was the most generous person, always willing to help others irregardless of their skin-colour,’’  her grieving husband said. Nothing was robbed: after Mrs Wilken was shot execution-style, the attackers left.

Mr Wilken had just returned from Japan to place an order for world-famous, decorative Khoi fish, and was in the airplane home for about three hours when the earthquake hit there. “I just missed the earthquake and now my wife is dead.”“There were a lot of police on the smallholding afterwards. I doubt whether anything will come of this.’ Neighbour Ubsdell also wanted to start a Koi-businesses – but is deeply worried about the increase in armed attacks at the smallholdings in the region.

Mrs Wilken also leaves behidn the couples four daughters and five grandchildren.  Original Afrikaans source interpreted by Adriana Stuijt - http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-val-oor-vrou-se-lyk-20110322

 

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Another white biker killed deliberately

Sasol-cricketer Christo Hattingh murdered in traffic: run over twice

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2011-03-20 In yet another deliberate act of murder in traffic -- very similar to the earlier death of Afrikaans schoolgirl Bernadine Kruger, 15, who was run over twice by black taxi-driver Percyval Matji, 31, enroute to school on her scooter ion 23 February 2009 --  Sasol cricket club's young cricketer Christo Hattingh, 26, was also run down deliberately while riding his bike from Trichardt to his home in Secunda.

Hattingh Christo 26 deliberately killed by driver who drove over him twice Secunda MARCH192011  He was killed instantly and his body dragged by the car for some distance, reported Beeld newspaper. Then the unknown driver of the Nissan Nivara which had hit and then dragged the Afrikaner biker, stopped, backed up his car over the white man's body before chasing away at high speed.

Hattingh was wearing bright reflective clothing for his night-time bike trip back home. He was a single man, living with friends in Secunda about 10km from the accident scene. He and a few players had stopped by a pub, The Hut, after playing his third cricket-game for the club against IFS Witbank earlier that day. His team-mate Doulas Gird said the accident happened opposite the Albany bakery on the main road between Trichardt and Secunda. The police immediately traced the Nissan Nivara - abandoned.. Its owner claimed it was stolen the previous day - but that he had never reported the theft to the police. The man was questioned but not arrested. The police say they are investigating a charge of culpible homicide. Sasol cricket club team captain Jacques Groenewald said Hattingh had played his third game for the club that Saturday. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-doodgery-na-krieket-20110320

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Kruger Bernadinedeliberately run over by black taxi driver who laughed as he drove off

Afrikaans Garsfontein High School pupil Bernadine Kruger  was murdered by black taxi-driver Percyval Matji, 31 on 23 February 2009 while the girl was riding her scooter to school on a dual carriageway which was empty of any cars except the taxi on her side. Motorists sitting in a gridlocked tailback on the other side witnessed the scene, photographed it and testified against Matji in court. The school girl was riding her scooter when high-speed, honking taxi-driver Percyval Matji drove up fast, rode her bumper, following the girl from lane to lane. Witnesses testified that Matji was ‘clearly intent on wanting to force her off the road’.. Initially Matji was charged only with culpible homicide – but the Prosecuting Authority agreed with the formal petitions lodged by her mother and the Freedom Front Plus party ‘s legal team to change this charge to murder -- due to ‘overwhelming and convincing evidence before the court’. On Friday, September 11, 2009,  Matji was found guilty of murder and reckless driving by a Pretoria magistrate. His defence: he claimed all the witnesses were white racists who were out to get black taxi-drivers.  http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/News/1059/1c793dd123234ef7b48ef00a7f0e526a/10-09-2009%2001-19/Taxi_driver_guilty_of_murder

Taxi driver guilty of murder: said the magistrate: "it was not a mistake. It was not negligence...'
Handing down judgment to Percyval Matji, Magistrate Edmund Patterson said: "It was not a mistake. It was not negligence." Patterson said from the evidence it was determined that Matji had deliberately followed Ms Kruger and "wanted her out of his way". He said Matji had “made a lethal weapon of his vehicle by driving at speeds far exceeding the limit.”

KrugerBerdineKilledByTaxidriverAccusedMercyvalMatjiInCourtBeeldPicCornelVanHeerdenaug142009 Left: this picture by Beeld photographer Cornél van Heerden shows convicted taxi-driver Percyval Matji, 31, at Pretoria Regional Court. He was found guilty of murdering 15-year-old Afrikaans pupil Bernadine Kruger in Pretoria on 23 February 2009 by running her over deliberately. He claimed in court that ‘it was all a white-racist plot by people who hated black taxi-drivers’. http://www.news24.com/Content/SouthAfrica/News/1059/1c793dd123234ef7b48ef00a7f0e526a/10-09-2009%2001-19/Taxi_driver_guilty_of_murder

The murdered girl’s mother, Elsabe Homan, Freedom Front city councillors Dr Conrad Beyers and Advocate Anton Alberts, councillor on the Johannesburg city council, all welcomed the decision by the Prosecuting Authority. The legal experts described it as a watershed-case. “This sends a message to all reckless drivers that they will have to pay a high price for taking someone’s life, ‘ they said in a statement. “This specifically applies to the country’s minitaxi-industry, of which some of its members drive as if they have no responsibility towards anyone else. This decision shows that human life still has some value in our land.’ The Freedom Front Plus assisted Mrs Homan in lodging civil claims against various people involved in this case. ( tel Adv Anton Alberts, tel 083 950 9272 for comment).

Beeld journalist Herman Scholtz quoted testimony by one witness, Mrs René van Zyl, testifying in Pretoria Regional Court on August 13 2009, that she and her 11-year-old daughter saw ‘Bernadine flying through the air” while they were slowly moving ahead in the grid-locked rush-hour traffic. Her daughter watched the event unfold and shouted ‘the taxi doesn’t stop,’ testified Mrs Van Zyl, who said her daughter also screamed: ‘He’s going to hit her, he’s going to hit her..’ as she saw the schoolgirl fly throught the air for several metres, and getting hit by the taxi after she fell on the tarmac. Other witnesses, Hugo Vermaak and Mrs Sanet Venter, also testified, as did Mrs van Zyl, that the taxi-driver was ‘honking his horn loudly, constantly and aggressively as he was approaching the girl on her schooter from behind at high speed. They all saw the taxi hitting the girl in the adjacent east-bound lane while the three witnesses were moving very slowly, stuck in a traffic jam going in westerly direction. All testified that the east-bound lane was clear, with no other traffic next to the  taxi and Bernadine’s scooter going in the same direction. http://jv.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2547632,00.html

Top swimmer Natalie du Toit also became disabled in a scooter accident:
Top-swimmer Natalie du Toit also became disabled after she was hit by a car while riding her scooter back to school after swimming practice in February 2001. Her left leg had to be amputated at the knee. As did ‘blade-runner’ Boer athlete Oscar Pistorius, the powerfully-built Boer girl also pursued a sports career by insisting on participating in events against able-bodied athletes. And like Pistorius, she also had to wage a legal battle with the Olympics committee to give her the right to compete with able-bodied athletes. Initially she won gold medals in the 2004 Paralympic Games but then went on to triumph at the Commonwealth games as an 'able-bodied' athlete, and became the first female amputee-swimmer to qualify for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,
http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2009/08/bernadine-krugers-accused-taxi-murderer.html