Dutchman Jorrit de Vries loses eye in racist attack on Cape Town train – returns home for treatment with cracked skull: Whatever happened to the Tavern of the Seas’ free medical hospitality to travellers?
By Mike Smith - 28th of March 2012 -- A young man from the Netherlands who work at Cape Town International Airport for a foreign Airplane company and who lives in SA with his Afrikaans girlfriend lost his eye after a black man threw a rock from a passing train through the window and hit Jorrit de Vries (26) against his right eye. His eye is completely burst. The young man was on his way home from his work.vvThe Main Article can be read here.
What irked me tremendously is how the Main Stream Media called the attack an “Accident”… “The accident happened at about 18:20 last Wednesday…“What utter rubbish. It was a cold blooded, premeditated racist attack.
Allow me to explain…
An eyewitness, Roger de Coito witnessed the incident and helped De Vries. He said a rock was thrown from another train through an open window and De Vries was hit in the face. Where did that black guy find a rock to throw through the passing train’s window? Oh I see…there just happened to be some rocks lying around inside the train…Bollocks!
That afternoon, somewhere in Cape Town, a black man walked through the streets and saw a rock lying on the side of the road. When he saw it an idea popped into his head. That day, he was going to take that rock and in a cowardly fashion hurl it through a passing train window at the first white person he saw. He had probably done this before.He put that rock in his bag, carried it all the way along and boarded the train with the full intention to hit a white person with it that day. He just waited for the right moment.
And that is what he did. He stood there with the rock in his hand, scouting out the passing train for a white face. He did not ask the white man about his political views. He did not ask him if he was liberal or conservative, left-wing or right-wing. He did not ask him what country he came from, whether he and his family supported the Anti Apartheid movement, or nothing. No…he simply saw the young man with a white skin and threw him with a rock, full in the face for no reason.
He further did not care if he killed the young man or whether he simply blinded him, but he aimed straight for his head. It was attempted murder in a blatant racist attack.What did Mr. De Vries do to that bastard? Nothing! He was simply struck, because the black guy got personal pleasure out of throwing a rock into the face of an innocent white guy, that did nothing to him.
Where does the main stream media get this rubbish from that it was an “accident”?
To make it worse Mr de Vries had no medical aid in SA and seeked help at three government hospitals. The first one refused to help him seeing that he did not have the R2500 deposit on him. This in itself is unconstitutional. (Bill of Rights, 27.3… No one may be refused emergency medical treatment). Mr. De Vries was not a tourist. He has been in SA for more than a year. He works in SA and pays taxes just like everyone else….and a government hospital refused him emergency treatment. Shocking!
I hope he sues that hospital for every cent they have. Bastards!
Every Friday night and Saturday night they can help drunk blacks very quickly who wander in there with gunshot and knife wounds, but just let a white man walk in there with a horrible eye injury and then he is refused medical treatment. This is the state of affairs for white people in South Africa at the moment.
Currently Mr de Vries is sitting on the airport waiting for a standby place on the first available flight back to the Netherlands so that he can receive better medical treatment. He is being supported by his friends and girlfriend from SA.
During the Apartheid years this would not have happened. There were special Railway Police on the trains that prevented this kind of thing from happening. The ANC did away with the Railway Police and now the passengers are thrown to the wolves. The trains are now so dangerous that I myself will not make use of them. The last time I traveled by train in SA was in 1992.
The blacks stab and rob the people on the trains or they simply throw people from moving trains. And when the trains are just five minutes behind schedule they burn the coaches down. What kind of savage, primitive mentality is this?
Further, during the Apartheid era, ambulances were on time, and our government hospitals were some of the best in the world, with world class medical personnel. Now, the qualified people like doctors and nurses have all emigrated and the hospitals are derelict shadows of their former selves.
These incidents are not isolated. Blacks often throw rocks down from overhead bridges onto moving cars on highways with fatal consequences.
Here are just a few examples from a list the length of my arm of white tourists and immigrants attacked by blacks in SA.
A few years ago 40 Dutch tourists robbed in CT after leaving a restaurant in a township. They were not the only ones. Separately German and British tourists were also robbed.
Or their other favourite trick is to rob the tourists on Table Mountain
Dutch tourists robbed on Table Mountain
Or at the Kruger Park...Four Dutch tourists robbed and shot at near the Kruger National Park
Flemish/ French couple in Pretoria attacked twice in one year , robbed wife raped and three year old daughter tied up around her neck
British woman fear AIDS after gang raped for 14 hours
What will happen now? The story will get out on Facebook and in the media and tourists will stay away. So no jobs for the black people. Then the blacks complain that they are poor and have no jobs. Yet they are the ones shooting themselves in the foot.
How do you explain this kind of reasoning to normal people? You cannot. They simply cannot comprehend African mentality.
Nevertheless. Below is the letter by Mr. De Vries’ girlfriend and the message by the eyewitness. I publish it verbatim as I received it.
I wish Mr De Vries a speedy recovery and all the best to him and his girlfriend. May the bastard who did this be brought to justice.
Loraine van der Merwe statement
On Wednesday 21 March at +- 18:20 my boyfriend Jorrit de Vries traveled via train from Cape Town to Strand. Just after the Woodstock station he was hit by a rock right in his eye by people who threw rocks at the train. The rock flew in by the window and hit him on his right eye.
He had a guy who accompanied him when they got of at the Maitland station where they were promised to have a ambulance waiting for him... but with his luck, there was no ambulance and no one on the station even knew that this had happened.
Jorrit ended up at HH Hospital in Somerset West where he had to wait to be helped. After another long wait, he was assisted. He got 12+ stitches and was rushed to the Tygerberg hospital as the nurses and docters said he needs urgent help. We were rushed to the Tygerberg hospital, he was booked in at the hospital. At that time the docters were not very positive about his eye surviving, because his eye has burst and his skull has 2 cracks. Jorrit got opperated on Saturday 24 March as he was on a waiting list....The docter gave the results this morning, and they need to remove his eye FOR EVER.... The cant do anything more for his eye.....So, where can he come in and sue Metrorail?
He is from Holland and he LOVED South Africa.... And now this happened....
He is scared for LIFE and wont have a normal life after what had happened.We will go to the media with this, because it is poor management and safety that Metrorail has offered. And because of this, this will be known world wide and do you know that this will do South Africa's tourism bad.... No one will want to come to SA if they know that you have poor safety skill's and dont worry about the people in the country. The reason for this late email is that we were in a state of horror of what had happened to Jorrit de vries. I have been out of my office to be by his side. So, If you can please assist me ASAP, this will be great, then we can get the ball on the roll. Kind regards,
Loraine van der Merwe
Roger de Coito statement:
On Wednesday evening on the 3217 train to Strand, a stone was thrown, from a train coming past from the front, into the train, hitting a passenger on the eye. This happened at about 18h20 just before Koeberg Rd station. We stopped at Koeberg Rd and told the Guard who said he would make a call. When we stopped at Maitland station the injured person was asked to get off the train where "Security" would meet him and take him to hospital. I joined him as he was alone and also a Hollander(Netherlands) who works here in the city. At Maitland station we waited and when nobody even approached us I went to ask at the security office where they told me to go to Metrorail operations room. Got there and nobody knew anything. We waited after telling them to call an ambulance and the ambulance arrived after 19h30. They took us to Vincent Pallotti Hospital where they refused to give this guy any treatment as we did not have R2500 on us. I had my sister come pick us up there and we went to Hottentots Holland Hospital in Somerset West.This guy is still in hospital as I write this. I don't know how serious that eye is but I believe he has to go to Christiaan Barnard Hospital for an operation. Metrorail has a lot to explain.Yours truly,
Roger De Coito