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SA surfer Marc Dafel survives beach-stabbing

Marc Dafel, 37, Doonside surfer, survives stabbing, kidnap attempt, Greenpoint Amanzimtoti

27 May 2011  Amanzimtoti, Doonside surfer Marc Dafel, 37, father of two small children, plans a security-awareness campaign after he was  attacked, stabbed and nearly kidnapped at the beach.

Marc was just changing into his work clothes in the car park after a morning surf session on Friday, May 20 when two black men in their early 20s, armed with a knife and gun, strolled up to him - demanding his car-keys.(source: Earl Baillache).

"Luckily I had thrown my immobiliser in the car earlier, so they couldn’t start it." The men then tried to force Marc into the bushes, but he resisted. In the scuffle, he was stabbed in the shoulder by one of the men.

 Amanzimtoti Doonside surfing community are top winners Picture: Amanzimtoti has a large surfing community with its youngsters like this bright spark, producing many champions. However -  surfers should be aware of attacks on South African beaches by armed black  gangs and should never go surfing alone, warned 37-year-old Doonside surfer Marc Dafel atter the young father survived a knifing and attempted kidnapping on May 20. That’s not him on the picture.

 ‘People must never go to the beach on their own…’

"The funny thing was, I wasn’t scared of death, I was scared of not saying goodbye to my family," said the father of a five-year-old child and one-year-old baby. Fortunately the men told him to run and he made it to a nearby house to call for help. His car was left untouched, but his wallet and wedding ring were stolen. As he got to the beach, he felt a premonition and hid his cellphone in the car before going into the water."I often go to Greenpoint for a morning surf before work, usually on a Friday. There were about eight cars in the car park when I got there, but only mine left when I came out the water. People must be aware and not go to the beach on their own. At least three or four guys should go together."

Marc underwent an operation at Kingsway Hospital on Friday night and he is on the road to recovery.However, instead of being traumatised by the event, he is hoping  some positives will emerge.

"I decided never to live in fear a long time ago and this hasn’t changed. I want to act in a different way. I want to try and get across to the criminals that their way of life is wrong." Marc is keen to get the surfing community to band together to get security at Greenpoint.


http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/amanzimtoti/amanzimtoti-news-crime?oid=4454270&sn=Detail&pid=4197417&Doonside-surfer-stabbed-at-Greenpoint

Wortmann family tortured: Wartburg farm

Barbara Wortmann 76, son Etcel 45, viciously tortured with boiling water by  6 armed blacks, Wartburg KZN

-- ‘The family is descended from German immigants who settled in the region during the 1900s…’

2011-06-02-  Zululand - Wartburg farm owner Barbara Wortmann and son Etcel are recovering in hospital after surviving a brutal torture-attack at the hands of six armed black men on Tuesday night.

The black gang stormed in through the kitchen door and beat the 75-year-old woman and her 45-year-old son with knobkieries (African fighting sticks),  asphyxiated them with plastic bags and tortured them with boiling water.

Vivien Tillet, 90 and grandson Keith Lewis assaultedTILLET grandson KEITH LEWIS fought like a lion against attackers of granny FEB102011 MTUBATUBA  ZULULAND OBSERVER

TILLETT Vivien 90 she, grandson and dog BATTERED BY GANG Mtubatuba KZN Feb102011 ZULULAND OBSERVER This attack is very similar to the assault on February 10, 2011 against 90-year-old Vivien Tillet and her grandson Keith Lewis, who also were viciously assaulted by two blacks and their family dog bashed with a knobkierie. 

DE VRIES, KOBUS, 54, BOER GUNSMITH BABANANGO ZULULAND, DEAD IN POLICE SIEGE

And on January 20 2011, there was the horrific assault and murder of well-known DeVries Thinus  gunsmith farmer Jan202011 mowed down by SAPS Babanango KZN claim its suicideBoer-gunsmith Kobus de Vries during a SAPS siege, (the cops claimed he committed suicide with two gunshots betweenhis own shoulderblades…) He was attacked for his legal-gun cache. The 54-year-old, top-skilled gunsmith owned a large, entirely legal gun-supply. He was besieged by a huge contingent of black cops at his farm house. And just as he walked from the door with his hands held up high, led into a trap with the police promising they would not shoot him, shots were fired and he was shot in the back: he died from two bullets between his shoulder-blades. Police claim he had shot himself twice between his shoulder-blades, and ‘committed suicide with his own shotgun and a handgun”.

As usual, the police also blamed the victims in the Wartburg attack:  saying that the ‘kitchen door had been left unlocked while the old woman had fetched fire-wood.’

This excessive violence was used merely to rob two guns from the centrally-registered, legal gun-safe, said SAPF warrant officer Joey Jeevan. For some inexplicable reason their doctor at hospital then also decided to intervene in the news-media’s attempts to interview the couple: although they are reportedly stabilised and recovering at a local hospital’s main ward…

The armed black gang stormed into the farm-house, beat the hell out of both white people, tortured them with boiling water from a kettle, and tried to asphyxiate them with plastic bags. through  (sources Sphumelele Mngoma & Stephanie Saville, Natal Witness)

'Callous and savage'
The armed attackers fled the scene by using the Wortmanns’ white Ford Bantam with registration number NH-10212 - usually such vehicles are merely used as getaway cars and found abandoned shortly thereafter. More importantly hwever, the attackers took nothing else of value except two legally-registered firearms: a .22 rifle and a shotgun. These were  removed from the legally-registered gun-safe all gun-owners in
South Africa have to keep their self-defence weapons in by law: and which safes and guns are registered by the central ANC-regime. Meanwhile many tens of millions of illegal attack-carbines such as AK47s are smuggled into the country from communist China each year and these are freely available for sale in black townships – without any registration-requirements. The ANC-regime does not even attempt to confiscate these huge gun-caches, even though they often know the addresses which these huge gangs are operating from... they instead will carry out token-raids on legal white gun-owners amidst a blaze of propaganda.

Horst Wortmann, the oldest son, who lives in Durban, described the attack as “callous and savage”. “It is a senseless attack on an elderly woman. My brother is harmless and non-aggressive. They were beaten quite severely,” he told The Witness. He said his family were of German descent and had been in the area since the early 1900s. "It is the first attack on this farm. “What made this more traumatic is the fact that we lost my father on March 18 and we were recovering from that.” The Witness understands that there was a similar attack on the Wortmann’s neighbours about three months ago. Rod Freese, chair of the Mshwati Agricultural Union, praised the police for having formed a task team promptly to make arrests. He urged farmers to upgrade their security and to be vigilant. Koos Marais of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union’s security desk said the violence used against the Wortmanns was “most alarming”. “Unfortunately this trend will continue while the justice system allows for easy bail and soft prison sentences,” said Marais. Wortmann and her son were admitted to a hospital in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday.

Doctor intervened in media attempts to interview the couple – why?
Their doctor advised them not to speak to the media on Wednesday - why the doctor felt he should interfere in such a private decision is not known: a hospital representative said the pair 'were not in the intensive care unit and are in a stable condition." Jeevan said the incident happened around 18:30. The family dog, which went missing, was shot at during the robbery, but escaped with minor injuries.

http://www.witness.co.za/index.php?showcontent&global[_id]=61952

 Wortmann family tortured for their guns on Wartburg Zululand farm June12011