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South African farmers erupt over brutal slayings

Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near Johannesburg. Photo / Supplied

Chaotic scenes have played out in South Africa’s Free State province, where farmers have taken to the streets after two brutal slayings that have sparked national outrage.

Farmers with “Boer Lives Matter” banners stormed a court in the town of Senekal and fired shots as they tried to force their way into cells holding two murder suspects.

 

 

 

A police riot van was also tipped over and set alight as thousands gathered outside the Senekal Magistrate Court in the Free State overnight.

It was there that murder suspects Sekwetje Isaiah Mahlamba, 32, and Sekola Piet Matlaletsa, 44, were set to appear before a judge.

They are accused of killing 21-year-old farm manager Brendin Horner, who was tied to a pole and tortured before being repeatedly stabbed and then strangled on remote farmland outside the town of Paul Roux on Friday.

In a separate attack 290km away, a female farm manager was sexually assaulted and strangled by two gunmen at her farm.

Farmers stormed a court building in Senekal holding two men suspected of murdering 21-year-old Brendin Horner. Photo / Isolde Laesecke / Twitter

And, in a third incident, a gang of nine attackers allegedly threatened to rape a farmer’s young children if he didn’t co-operate.

The string of attacks on white farmers has stoked fury and led to tense scenes on the streets of Senekal.

Police spokesman Brig Motantsi Makhele told TimesLive an “unruly group” of farmers stormed the court building and demanded the suspects be handed over to them.

He said the group damaged court property while forcing their way to the cells.

“Two shots were fired from this group but no one was injured,” he said. “Thus far the situation is tense but under control.”

The large group were carrying placards that read “Remember their names” and “Enough is enough”.

Brig Makhele told local media that victim Brendin Horner failed to arrive home after finishing work. He was reported missing and his body found at 6am the next day.

Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men as she helped load a lawnmower on to a truck, The Sun reports.

They then held her down and strangled her in the garage of her farm at Delmas, east of Johannesburg, before pistol-whipping her mother, 65-year-old Greta Spiers.

Spiers was restrained as the farm was looted and a maid locked in a bathroom before the offenders fled the scene in the family’s white Chevrolet station wagon.

Local neighbourhood watch farmers forced the stolen vehicle off the road in a high-speed chase after being alerted by Spiers and captured the suspects.

A worker at the farm who was stripped and tied up by the armed raiders was later arrested after the mobile phone numbers of the two arrested men were found in his phone.

 

The three men appeared before Delmas Magistrate Court charged with armed robbery, theft and murder. They were refused bail and have been remanded in custody for trial.

In the third incident, Paul da Cruz, his wife and four children – three girls and one boy aged between 6 and 18 – were attacked on their farm in Westonaria in Gauteng on Friday morning.

Da Cruz told Netwerk24 his children and his wife were threatened with rape and he wanted them to undergo trauma counselling as soon as possible.

Agricultural strategist Dr Jaco De Villiers has described the latest murders as part of a “war against food production” in the country and said Horner’s murder was “slaughter”.

He told TimesLive: “How do you murder someone and hang him on a pole for everyone to see? This was a clear message to all farmers. Farm killings have to stop right now.”

Dr Jane Buys, safety and risk analyst of Free State Agriculture, told the paper: “The senseless killings cannot be allowed with the brutality in which they are executed.

 

“It is not clear what the motive for this murder is. There cannot be any justification for killing a person who provides food security. Something has to be done to stop it.”

Pressure group Agri SA said that on average a farm where a farmer is violently attacked will be abandoned for up to five years until someone takes it on and restarts production.

It said that means dozens of workers and dependants losing their livelihoods.

AfriForum spokesman Marius Muller said the farmers need better police protection.

“This is yet another dark day in the history of South Africa for farmers and those with small holdings and the murder of these two farmers was totally unnecessary,” Muller said.

“These were both premeditated and horrific attacks on innocent farmers who look after and care for their workers and whose jobs may now be put in jeopardy by these murders.”

 

Each day in South Africa an average of 60 people are murdered. An average of 75 farmers are murdered in the country each year.

‘Let’s stop the farm murders’: How a UFC fighter brought attention to a South African tinderbox

It took Dricus du Plessis a little more than 3 minutes to make an emphatic statement during his UFC debut.

The former EFC two-division champion and KSW titleholder proved himself worthy of a main card debut when he faceplanted Marcus Perez in the opening round of their UFC Fight Island 5 showcase. Then, after scaling the cage in celebration, the 26-year-old headed backstage, where he spoke about the controversial topic of farm attacks taking place in his native South Africa.

“South Africa is going through so much, if you look at it from a political stance,” Du Plessis said during his post-fight interview. “We have farm murders that are really taking the whole country by storm. It’s something unbelievable. People are getting murdered daily and I almost feel like because it’s Africa a lot of the world doesn’t see it, and nobody in the world really knows what’s going on there.

“I’ve just got this opportunity on a bigger stage to say ‘let’s stop the farm murders’ and I want people to see what’s happening in South Africa,” he added. “It’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world and it’s being ruined by stuff like this. “We don’t need that, so let’s stick together as a country, and as humanity, and let’s beat this thing.”

 

Du Plessis’s statements on ‘farm murders’ taking place with South Africa refers back to an issue that has gripped the African nation for several years with gradually increasing tensions as a result. The aforementioned attacks target farmers, mostly white, and farm workers, who are black, and have been the subject of increased scrutiny and discussion by South African press and the international media. In some cases, the unsubstantiated claims that such attacks are mainly aimed at white farmers has helped propagate the white genocide conspiracy theory that is a hallmark of white supremacists and neo-Nazis around the world.

Rising Tension

When police arrived on scene at the DeRots farm in South Africa’s Free State province, they found the body of Brendin Horner tied to a pole with a rope around his neck.

The 21-year-old farm manager had been brutally assaulted and murdered by two suspects who fled the scene of the crime. According to the report, there were injuries to his head and face and he was declared dead at the scene.

The next day, local detectives arrested two men, aged 34 and 43, and charged them with murder.

“Blood-stained clothes and shoes were found and will be taken in for forensic tests. The two men are alleged to be stock thieves and it is suspected that the deceased could have spotted them on that fateful day,” saidFree State police spokesperson Brig Motantsi Makhele.

The two suspects were scheduled to appear at a Senekal Magistrate court on Oct. 6, 2020. However, when the two men arrived at the courthouse, a crowd of violent demonstrators demanding justice for Horner had gathered outside. Chaos ensued.

The crowd vandalised court property before overturning a police van and setting it on fire. Two shots werereportedly fired by the group but no one was injured. The angry mob then stormed the courthouse, where they demanded the two suspects be handed over to them. The lead instigator, 52-year-old Andre Pienaar, was subsequently arrested and charged with malicious damage to property and public violence.

Chaos breaks out in South Africa as farmers protest against farm murdersPhoto by Mlungisi Louw/Volksblad/Gallo Images via Getty Images

However, the incident only served to heighten tensions in South Africa. Freedom Front Plus, a right-wing political party founded in 1994, condemned the murder while AfriForum, a nationalist group focused on the rights of Afrikaners (a subsect of the country’s white population), called the incident a “form of terrorism.”

Police Minister General Bheki Cele’s spokesperson, Lirandzu Themba, revealed that she has received numerous threating calls since the courthouse incident, ““It is worrying that I continue to receive abusive and insulting and racist phone calls from anon[anonymous] people and some identify themselves as farmers from Senekal. These calls are being taken seriously and are being looked into by [the police],” Themba tweeted.

 

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, appealed to nation by rejecting claims that the farm attacks were part of an orchestrated campaign by Black South Africans against the country’s white minority.

“Numerous studies show that crime in farming communities is largely opportunistic. Rural communities are more vulnerable because of their isolated location and, as a result, the relative lack of access to security and other services. Contrary to the irresponsible claims of some lobby groups, killings on farms are not ethnic cleansing. They are not genocidal. They are acts of criminality and must be treated as such,” Ramaphosa wrote.

Farm attacks—defined as certain crimes or acts of violence committed on farms or small holdings—are not a new occurrence. The South African Agricultural Union (now Agri SA) registered 677 murders and 3065 attacks between 1991 and 1997. In 1997, the police’s Crime Information Analysis Centre (CIAC) began collecting data on farm attacks, and made farm attacks and murders a priority crime in 1998. In 2001, the CIAC revealed that of the 1,398 people attacked on farms, 61.6% were white, 33.3% were Black. However, a 2003 committee of inquiry into farm attacks concluded that none of the statistics were completely accurate. The data is also almost two decades old and should not be considered representative of the current situation.

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South Africa’s official crime statistics revealed that 46 of the 62 people murdered on farms and smallholdings in 2017/18 were white. However, this does not necessarily represent a racial motives behind the attacks, as roughly 70 percent of privately owned farmland in South Africa is owned by white people, despite making up approximately 10% of the overall population. They also hold more wealth in the areas they live in, which is the primary reason they are targeted.

Despite statistical evidence and Ramaphosa’s salient points, white supremacists around the world have used these well publicized farm attacks as a battle cry to advance their white genocide conspiracy theories.

Fuel for Conspiracies

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, graphic images of brutal farm attacks have been widely shared across social media, heightening anxiety and tension regarding the heinous crimes and their potential targets.

Despite the growing angst coupled with pressure from lobby groups, statistics have shown that farm murders and attacks have not increased during the national lockdown period. Police figures claim that there were 80 attacks between January and March, while April-June carried 48. In comparison, the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TAU SA) found 26 farm murders and 141 attacks in the first half of 2020 (as compared to 194 farm attacks and 29 murders in the first half of 2019).

The police also reported 47 farm murders in the 2018/19 fiscal year, which is down from 62 in 2017/18 and 66 in 2016/17.

 

It should also be noted that, on average, 58 people are murdered every day in South Africa. The total number of murder in 2018/19 was more than 21,000, up 35% from murder rates seven years prior. According to Ramaphosa, the “majority of victims of violent crime are Black and poor, and it is young Black men and women who are at a disproportionately greater risk of being murdered.”

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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa
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As such, there is little evidence that white South Africans are being targeted with excessive violence or racially motivated attacks. However, this has not stopped groups such as South Africa’s white rights activists from using the fear of a racial violence to pressure their government into action, or from white supremacists and sympathetic audiences from amplifying their message.

In short, media attention to violence against white people has increased, which in turn creates the illusion of a race war or genocide.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly devoted time on his show to discuss the supposed campaign against white farmers. In 2018, he claimed that South Africa’s government had begun seizing land from white farmers for having the “wrong skin color.” The report got the attention of U.S. President Donald Trump, who tweeted that he asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures” even though Carlson was forced to walk back his false statements shortly thereafter.

The farm attacks have also gotten the attention of several notable political figures such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, who encouraged South African farmers to immigrate to Russia, and Australian Ministers of Home Affairs Peter Dutton—an anti-immigration champion and proponent of offshore detention for asylum seekers—suggested a policy that would offer special visas for white South African farmers.

Movement heads to Parliament to protest against farm murders on Mandela Day in South AfricaPhoto by Jacques Stander/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Even the term “farm attacks” has been criticized as a political dog whistle that signals a form of genocidal attack against white people. Human Rights Watch has criticized the use of the term which they regard as “suggesting a terrorist or military purpose.”

While Afrikaners rights groups like AfriForum claim that some of the attacks are racially motivated (race may play a role in some of the murders), other analysts have maintained that the attacks are part of a broader criminality issue plaguing the nation.

“No matter who we are, no matter what community we live in, no matter our race, creed or language, we should be as deeply affected by the death of Brendin Horner as we are by many other South Africans who die violent deaths each year,” president Ramaphosa said last week.

Though Du Plessis statements on the “farm murders” were likely an attempt to raise awareness regarding an issue that has gripped his homeland, it is important to understand that it is part of a wider problem with crime in South Africa and not a racially driven genocide against the country’s white minority.

 

FARM SLAUGHTER Female farmers sexually assaulted, tortured and murdered in latest horrific attacks on South Africa’s white farm workers

A FEMALE farm manager was sexually assaulted and strangled by two gunmen at her farm in South Africa.

In a separate brutal attack on a farm manager 180 miles away, a man was tied to a pole and tortured before being repeatedly stabbed and then strangled.

Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near Johannesburg
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Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near JohannesburgCredit: Jamie Pyatt News Ltd
Brendin Horner, 21, was tortured and stabbed before being strangled to death
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Brendin Horner, 21, was tortured and stabbed before being strangled to deathCredit: Jamie Pyatt News Ltd

The two shocking cases are the latest savage attacks on white farmers in the country.

Divorcee Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed as she helped load a lawnmower onto a truck by two armed black men.

They then held her down and strangled her in the garage of her farm at Delmas east of Johannesburg and left her lying on the ground before pistol whipping her mother.

Distraught mum Greta Spiers, 65, was restrained as the farm was looted and a maid locked in a bathroom before they fled the scene in the family’s white Chevrolet station wagon.

Local neighbourhood watch farmers forced the stolen vehicle off the road in a high-speed chase after being alerted by the murdered woman’s mum and captured the suspects.

FARM LOOTED

A worker at the farm who was stripped and tied up by the armed raiders was later arrested after the mobile phone numbers of the two arrested men were found in his phone.

The three men appeared before Delmas Magistrates Court charged with armed robbery, theft and murder and were refused bail and have been remanded in custody for trial.

Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hiathi said: “Chantel asked an employee to help her load a lawnmower into a truck when she suddenly saw two armed men inside her yard.

The two men tried to escape in Chantel's Chevrolet but were chased by a local neighbourhood watch team
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The two men tried to escape in Chantel’s Chevrolet but were chased by a local neighbourhood watch teamCredit: Jamie Pyatt News Ltd

“They told the employee to take his clothes off and tied him up and then attacked the woman who was screaming for help and strangled her and then went into the house.

“The victim’s mother was assaulted with a firearm and the house was robbed.

“A high-speed chase ensued between the suspects and the neighbourhood watch group which resulted in the suspects overturning their vehicles and crawling out to escape.

“But they were caught and handed over to the police who opened a case or robbery and murder and a firearm was recovered and ammunition and a bloodstained jacket”.

In a separate murder, farm manager Brendin Horner, 21, was attacked and brutally tortured before being stabbed three times then strangled after being strung up from a pole.

The horrific attack happened at the De Rots Farm in Paul Roux in Free State province 180 miles away from the earlier murder and he was said to have gone through a horrific ordeal.

Police spokesman Brigadier Montansi Makheli said Brendin failed to arrive home after finishing work and was reported missing and was found at 6am the next day murdered.

‘WAR AGAINST FOOD PRODUCTION’

His blood-soaked body showed horrific signs of torture and multiple stabbings and a knife was found nearby on his cap and he was found strung up to a pole and declared dead.

Two men have been arrested and charged with murder and are due in court tomorrow.

Gilly Scheepers who owns the farm where Brendin was murdered said: “He worked for me for a year before he was brutally murdered but this is sensitive and I am not commenting”.

Agricultural strategist Dr Jaco De Villiers has described the latest murder as part of a “war against food production” in the country and said that his murder was “slaughter”.

He told TimesLive: “How do you murder someone and hang him on a pole for everyone to see? This was a clear message to all farmers. Farm killings have to stop right now”.

Dr Jane Buys, safety and risk analyst of Free State Agriculture, told the paper: “The senseless killings cannot be allowed with the brutality in which they are executed.

“It is not clear what the motive for this murder is. There cannot be any justification for killing a person who provides food security. Something has to be done to stop it”.

“These were both premeditated and horrific attacks on innocent farmers who look after and care for their workers and whose jobs may now be put in jeopardy by these murders”.

Each day in South Africa an average of 60 people are murdered but although the number of farmers killed averages 75 a year their deaths are usually horrific and brutal.

Their killers often torture their victims and rape the female members in the house before finally murdering their victims.

Brendin had been working on the farm for a year
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Brendin had been working on the farm for a yearCredit: Jamie Pyatt News Ltd
One of the suspects is led away by police
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One of the suspects is led away by policeCredit: Jamie Pyatt News Ltd

Pressure group Agri SA said that on average a farm where a farmer is violently attacked will be abandoned for up to five years until someone takes it on and restarts production.

They said that means dozens of workers and dependents losing their livelihoods.

AfriForum spokesman Marius Muller who speaks for the civil rights organisation protecting minority groups in South Africa said that the farmers need better police protection.

He said: “This is yet another dark day in the history of South Africa for farmers and those with small holdings and the murder of these two farmers was totally unnecessary.

Horse slaughtered with pangas as racecourse labourers feud

Protesters at the Fairview Racecourse in Port Elizabeth on Thursday morning.
Protesters at the Fairview Racecourse in Port Elizabeth on Thursday morning.
Image: Evan Rothman via Twitter

At least one horse has been slaughtered with pangas and others attacked as a protest allegedly over UIF non-payment rages at the Fairview racecourse in Port Elizabeth on Thursday morning.

Details are sketchy but according to witness Nikki Durrant, who is on the scene, police have made several arrests.

She said a staff dispute at the CCMA was also driving the protest.

“People trying to rescue horses have had their cars pelted with rocks.”

Other reports from witnesses say several horses have injuries including broken legs from trying to flee from fires.

A Fairview spokesperson said the protest began about 6am Thursday morning and that the protesters have since been dispersed. There was no further comment.

Meanwhile, locals on social media say horses have been chased into the bushes.

Meg Wilson, spokesperson for the NSPCA, called the event “mayhem” and said police had asked for backup.

“The scene is still active so we don’t have all the details yet. We know at least one horse has been hacked to death and people have been chasing the horses about.

“The necessary action will be taken to prosecute those involved.”

Police have confirmed that 28 horses were let loose from the holding stables at Fairview racecourse by angry protesters.

Six horses have been recovered and brought back to the stables at the racecourse.

Police spokesperson Col Priscilla Naidu said the group of about 150-200 people from a nearby informal settlement descended on the racecourse armed with various weapons.

It is alleged the grooms who worked at the stables had lost their jobs and were unhappy about not receiving UIF payments.

Naidu confirmed one horse had been killed.

The protesters were later dispersed by members of the public order police unit and flying squad members who had reported to the scene.

Additional reporting by Devon Koen, HeraldLIVE

This is a developing story

South Africa: Massive biker protest against farm murders

Motorcyclists on their way to the protest in Pretoria. Photo: BoerMedia (with permission)

South Africa: Massive biker protest against farm murders

Tens of thousands of motorcycle riders took part in a protest against the country’s gruesome farm murders on Saturday. In Cape Town, an attempt by motorcyclists to deliver a petition to the parliament building led to clashes between police and protesters, with a black officer assaulting a white motorcyclist and another drawing his gun on an unarmed protestor.

Published: August 31, 2020, 11:39 am

 

Long motorcycle processions converged on most of South Africa’s major cities, including Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein, Kimberley, Harrismith and Welkom. Motorcyclists, often in couples with both husband and wife, carried white crosses and placards. The two issues being protested against were farm murders and antiwhite racism from the ANC regime.

At the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the motorcyclists were forbidden by police to enter the lawns below the seat of government, a highly unusual measure as protests are often held on the lawns. However, the motorcyclists fastened white crosses against the fence around the lawns and held mass prayers in both English and Afrikaans on the spot.

Bikers on their way to Pretoria for the protest, which inluded paragliders in the air. Photo with permission from BoerMedia.

According to statistics from toll gates on the motorways, up to 41 000 motorcycles passed the gates on their way to Pretoria.

In Cape Town, police became aggressive when motorcyclists complained about not being able to carry a petition to the parliament building in that city. Police threw a rider off his motorcycle, used their fists against him and one black police officer even drew his gun on an unarmed motorcyclists, which led the crowd to chant “f*uck off police”. (See video below for the incident.)

There was racial tension in the air as the police were mostly black, appointed by the central government, whereas almost all motorcyclists were white. Unlike in the rest of the country, blacks are a demographic minority in Cape Town and the Western Cape province. The police used tear gas and stun grenades against the motorcyclists.

Eighteen motorcyclists were arrested in the coastal city and were due to appear in court on Monday 31 August on charges of public violence, resisting arrest and defeating the ends of justice.

On Twitter and other social media the hashtag #VoetsekANC had been trending over the last few weeks and the police action in Cape Town gave further impetus to the anti-ANC sentiment, with corruption scandals around ANC leaders making daily headlines.

The smaller city of Bloemfontein in the centre of the country was overwhelmed with over 500 motorcyclists, including couples and even entire families with children.

A Free State farmer, PC Bester, said: “There have definitely never been as many motorcycles in one spot in Bloemfontein.”

Free State Agriculture, the farmers union in the province, released a statement supporting the motorcyclists and other protestors in publicising the evil of farm murders and violent crime. TAU, the Transvaal Agricultural Union, likewise welcomed the protest.

Farm Attacks Surge in South Africa

Farm Attacks Surge in South Africa

Bikers ride to Parliament to protest against farm killings on Mandela Day on July 18 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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There is an orchestrated campaign to scare white farmers off their land.

BY ANDREW MIILLER • AUGUST 7

  

The bodies of Daniel and Hybrecht Brant were found six miles away from the body of their murdered daughter, Elizabeth. All three were kidnapped and murdered on July 26, when a gang broke into their farmstead in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The family was terrorized in their home before being driven off to an open field to be killed.

Five suspects are under investigation for the murder of this family. They will be held until their trial on August 13. The suspects have been charged with murder, robbery and kidnapping. But the primary motive does not appear to be theft.

“This doesn’t seem to be a random farm attack,” one police officer told the Sunday Times. “Why kidnap the couple but not withdraw money from their bank accounts? Why bury them where they were found when they could have been left dead at home?”

The brutal nature of the attack indicates terrorism was the real motive. The Brant home was smeared with blood, indicating the family was tortured before being killed.

Farm attacks are becoming increasingly common in South Africa. A July 2020 AfriForum report shows that farm attacks have increased almost fivefold over the past decade, from 115 attacks in 2011 to 552 attacks in 2019. In attacks where a specific crime was reported, the attackers attempted to murder someone 61 percent of the time and tortured someone 9 percent of the time. Common tortures include pouring boiling water down ears, using power tools to bore holes in the victim, burning with hot irons, and slitting throats.

The Transvaal Agricultural Union estimates that though 14 percent of farm murder victims are black, almost every farm torture victim is white. “It is important to note that not all who are murdered on farms are white people,” the Deputy ceo of AfriForum wrote in a 2017 report. “On the other hand, it is equally important to note that black farmers are not subjected to the same levels of torture as their white counterparts.”

A direct correlation has been established between anti-white hate speech from South African politicians and farm attacks. A March 2017 AfriForum study noted that the number of farm attacks spikes when a politician delivers a speech vilifying white farmers. When President Jacob Zuma took to the stage in June 2012 to sing about massacring white farmers with machine guns, farm murders spiked 36 percent over the previous month.

Farm murders jumped another 92 percent over the previous month in November 2016, when Marxist politician Julius Malema encouraged blacks to occupy white-owned land. “When we leave here, you see any beautiful piece of land, you like it, occupy it!” he told his supporters. “It belongs to you! It is your land! It is the land of your forefathers. It was the land taken from us by white people, by force, through genocide!”

This correlation is a strong indication that torturing white farmers is part of a terror campaign to drive them off their land. The Brant family is among the most recent victims of a violent movement that has been developing for decades. It began in earnest in 1990, when the South African government lifted the ban on the African National Congress (anc), the Communist Party of South Africa, and other Marxist organizations.

The Philadelphia Trumpet has been following this trend for decades.

While many hailed Nelson Mandela’s victory in the 1994 election as the beginning of a new golden age for South Africa, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry warned, “South Africa is the first of the Anglo-Saxon nations to give away its God-given birthright.”

Late Trumpet columnist Ron Fraser wrote, Disaster looms huge on the horizon of South Africa, as godless communism has its day bringing an anc-dominated government to power with the apparent full endorsement of Western society.” This analysis was based on Bible prophecy, and much of it is recorded in our free e-book South Africa in Prophecy.

The British, Dutch and Huguenot settlers of colonial South Africa largely descended from the lost tribes of Israel. (For proof of these identities, request a free copy of The United States and Britain in Prophecy, by Herbert W. Armstrong.) The Prophet Ezekiel foretold of a time of violence that would plague end-time Israel if its people turned away from God’s law.

“Make a chain: for the land is full of bloody crimes, and the city is full of violence. Wherefore I will bring the worst of the heathen, and they shall possess their houses …” (Ezekiel 7:23-24).

The Bible prophesies that so many bloody crimes will occur that they will be like links in a chain—one following right after another. South Africa’s overall homicide rate is 36.4 per 100,000—higher than any country outside of the worst drug-producing regions of Latin America. This nation is a preview of the type of violence coming to the U.S. and Britain if people continue to reject biblical truth in favor of godless communism and false religion.

To understand why America is hurtling toward the same type of anarchy and violence that plagues South Africa, please read “America Has Been ‘Fundamentally Transformed,’” by Gerald Flurry. Like South Africa, the U.S. is in the process of giving away its God-given birthright.

Former iron-man triathlete Nick Bester ‘beaten up by thugs’

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – 14 October 2010: Interview with former Comrades Marathon winner Nick Bester after he was thrown off his bicycle, kicked, beaten and threatened with a knife by attackers on the Mabopane highway in Pretoria West, South Africa early on Thursday 14 October 2010. Bester suffered a broken rib from the incident and his R50 000 mountain-bike and other valuables were stolen. One of the alleged attackers was apprehended soon after the incident, with Bester’s cellular phone. Bester has nine Comrades gold medals to his name, and won the race in 1991. (Photo by Gallo Images/Foto24/Lulama Zenzile)

WARNING: Post contains graphic images. Bester, a former ironman triathlete who won the Comrades Marathon in KwaZulu-Natal in 1991, was attacked while training.

 

Former elite athlete Nick Bester has been admitted to hospital after being attacked at the weekend in an alleged assault.

Photographs surfaced on social media yesterday, apparently taken before Bester was admitted to hospital.

“He was attacked and badly beaten up by thugs while out training this morning,” said a source close to Bester. He was apparently left with three broken ribs, a broken cheekbone and severe tissue damage.

“He was attacked and he is apparently having surgery, but we don’t know any more than that at this stage,” said Adriaan Cronje, who worked as an administrator with Bester at the Nedbank Club.

UPDATE:

Bester’s son, Shaun-Nick Bester, provided an update on his Instagram profile on Sunday, saying his father was busy training in the Magalies Mountain on Sunday morning. He was attacked from behind and hit with a rock over the head.

“They continued to hit him breaking three ribs, his cheek bone and he has a lot of trauma to the head and cut all over his body.

“They took of his clothes and tied him up and left him in the mountain.

“He managed to escape down the mountain by sliding on his back until he was right against someone’s fence.

“He is in ICU at the moment and they are doing more scans etc,” he wrote

No stranger to danger

Bester, a former ironman triathlete who won the Comrades Marathon in KwaZulu-Natal in 1991, was no stranger to injury or attack.

In 2010 he was assaulted by three men while training in Pretoria.

He was kicked, beaten and threatened with a knife, and he was left with a broken rib, with his attackers stealing his bicycle.

In December 2016 he also landed up in the hospital and required surgery on a thumb after saving a friend from a potential shark attack in Plettenberg Bay.

One of the nation’s most versatile athletes during his competitive days, Bester is now the athlete manager at Nedbank Running Club.

He remains a prominent figure, particularly in road running circles, and is a regular-season at local races.

Two more bodies in Hartswater farm murder found, fifth suspect arrested

Danie Brand, 83, his wife Breggie, 73, and their daughter Elzabie, 54, went missing after they were allegedly attacked on their smallholding in the Northern Cape on Sunday. Five people have since been arrested in connection with their murders.

Danie Brand, 83, his wife Breggie, 73, and their daughter Elzabie, 54, went missing after they were allegedly attacked on their smallholding in the Northern Cape on Sunday. Five people have since been arrested in connection with their murders.
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The last two bodies of Brand family members who went missing at the weekend were found on Tuesday afternoon.

Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo confirmed that the bodies of Danie Brand, 83, and his wife Breggie, 73, were found in an open veld in Takaneng township, near Taung in the North West.

The body of their daughter Elzabie, 54, who had visited her parents at the weekend, was also found in the same area earlier on Tuesday.

A massive search was launched when the family went missing after allegedly being attacked on their smallholding in Hartswater, in the Northern Cape, on Sunday.

After a search, Danie’s Nissan Micra was found close to Taung. Elzabie’s silver Mazda was found on the N18 close to Pudimoe after 11pm on Monday.

Naidoo confirmed earlier on Tuesday that three suspects were initially arrested — a 42-year-old woman and two males aged 18 and 19. He said police later arrested a fourth suspect, aged 20.

By Tuesday evening, Naidoo said a fifth suspect, a 36-year-old man, had also been arrested.

Those arrested will face three counts of murder, kidnapping and theft of motor vehicle. They are expected to appear in the Hartswater magistrate’s court on Thursday.

South Africa: Farm Attacks and Murders Are Undeniably Spiking – Saps Data

Kabous le Roux, Cape Talk, August 12, 2020

There has been a spike in farm attacks, according to the South African Police Service (Saps).

Saps statistics indicate that there were 80 attacks between January and March 2020 with 48 attacks reported between April and June this year.

There were six farm attacks during January and March 2019 and seven between April and June 2019.

In response to the rise in farm attacks, Saps and Agri SA have agreed to collaborate with regards to rural safety.

Lester Kiewit interviewed Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture at the Western Cape Government.

Many people are suffering in rural communities, irrespective of race. Recently in KZN, 30 black farmers were killed. Nobody in the media captured this… People are being murdered [on farms] whether they are black, white, coloured or Indian…

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture – Western Cape Government

The DA calls on the government to declare rural safety, farm attacks and farm murders as priority crimes…

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture – Western Cape Government

50% of all South Africa’s agricultural exports go to the rest of Africa. If farm murders continue, we comprise food security on the African continent…

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture – Western Cape Government

This is a national crisis!

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture – Western Cape Government

We’re partnering with farm neighbourhood watches… We’re asking them to apply for accreditation… We’ll then issue them with equipment and financial resources… We are putting up cameras… We can track number plates…

Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC for Agriculture – Western Cape Government

Midlands Farm Murder: Calls to Prioritise Safety of Rural Communities

There are calls again for the KZN government in South Africa to prioritise the safety of rural communities following the murder this morning of the owner of an eatery in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands community.

UPDATE 9 June: Despite earlier reports that the attack happened at well known eatery Gunther’s, a close friend of the former owners of Gunther’s has informed SAPeople that the tragic incident took place at a separate spot called Eddie’s.

Nottingham Road Police Community Forum had posted a Ballid Security incident report on Saturday morning, 6 June, about a “farm attack” at Balgowan, in which it said the incident occurred “at ‘Gunther’s Sausages’ between 07h00 and 08h00 this morning”, and a KZN DA representative had posted a tribute to the former owner of Gunther’s… but this was inaccurate. So too were reports that the man’s partner ran to Michaelhouse School.

According to Gunther’s close friend, Eddie’s wife was able to trigger the alarm for Ballid Security from within the house, and then ran into hiding. Midlands EMS and the local police were called to the scene.

 

According to the DA uMgeni, the owner of the eatery was “brutally attacked” with a “panga” and “sadly he passed away as a result of his injuries”; while his partner escaped

“The South African Police Services (SAPS) in Nottingham Road have indicated that the assailants are still at large, with no arrest made at this stage, while the investigation remains ongoing.”

The eatery is on the Midlands Meander.

Tributes have poured in. Local DA councillor Sandile Mnikati said: “A life was lost to criminals in such a merciless manner and will leave a scar on our community for years to come.”

Tulbagh Murder and Arrest

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Lorette and Roelof Botha. Photo: FB/Roelof Botha

Earlier this week, residents in Tulbagh in the Western Cape were shocked by the horrific murder of Dr Roelof Jacobus Petrus Botha (59) who was stabbed multiple times by what was thought to have been a panga… but the prime suspect – Aiden Abels (27) – has since revealed that he used sheep shearers.

Dr Botha was reportedly just 400 metres from his home, visiting a zebra camp, when he was killed.

The 27-year-old suspect has been arrested and confessed to the murder. He appeared in court alongside two other men (both 30) and a teenage girl (17) in connection with the killing, reported News24.

The three men will appear in court again on Tuesday 9 June.

Farm Attack in North West

According to Ian Cameron from AfriForum, there was another cruel farm attack in Reivilo in North West province. Cameron tweeted: “Elderly couple brutally attacked. Kettle filled with boiling water poured over male victim’s back. Suspects stole Nissan Xtrail, fled with other items. Female victim was able to get help, male vic found in bad shape tied up in shower.”

Limpopo farmer and President of World Farmers Organisation (WFO), as well as Chairman of Saai and Agri All Africa, Theo de Jager, has since tweeted that four suspects have been apprehended (although Cameron reported three suspects were arrested). De Jager said: “Photos of the mutilated elderly victims are too bloody for social media. Government needs to recognize that farm attacks is a problem of a special kind, and set up a special police unit.” (Cameron posted a photo of the female victim’s bloodied face.)

DA’s Suggested Interventions

Following the farm attack in the Midlands area today, Chris Pappas, DA KZN Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development, accused the provincial government of constantly brushing off the DA’s concerns and not doing enough to “stop future murders and attacks”.

Pappas says some of the interventions the DA has suggested (which have been ignored), incude:

– The direct subsidizing of security initiatives such as farm patrols and farm watches
– The utilisation of technology including CCtv cameras and drones to protect rural and hotspot areas
– The subsidizing of a citizen band radio network
– The introduction and support of rural policing units that work with local crime prevention initiatives and;
– The establishment of a Provincial rural safety directorate.

“The DA has notified the KZN Agriculture Portfolio Committee of this tragic murder and is awaiting a reply,” Pappas said in a press statement.

 

 

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Farmer attacked for second time in two months – by the same gang

A landowner in Limpopo has been beaten for the second time in two months – by the same criminal gang – in yet another vicious farm attack.

Being the victim of one farm attack is traumatic enough, but suffering two during the lockdown is beyond the pale. Betrus Kotze was battered by crooks who raided his property this week, as farmworkers were also targeted in Mokgalakwena, Limpopo. Shockingly, this gang had beaten Kotze just a couple of months before.

FARM ATTACK: LANDOWNER SUFFERS SECOND BEATING IN TWO MONTHS

The alleged “lawlessness” in this region has allowed an unrepentant criminal syndicate to target a landowner twice, with little to deter them from striking again. This latest farm attack was particularly brutal:

  • Mr Kotze was ambushed at his cattle kraal, tied up and viciously attacked.
  • He suffered a number of serious injuries, but he is in a stable condition.
  • The farmworkers at the kraal were already tied up, too.
  • The attackers were on the way to the farmhouse, but farmworkers suspected that something was wrong and called Mr Kotze’s nephew for assistance.

MORE RESOURCES NEEDED TO FIGHT RURAL CRIME

The DA has been campaigning for years to toughen-up rural security in crime hot-spots. This part of Limpopo has seen two other serious farm attacks take place in July, and DA Limpopo Leader Jacques Smalle has demanded that more resources are made available to the Mokgalakwena SAPS to prevent these heinous acts.

 

“We condemn the attack on Betrus Kotze on his farm at Tinmyne in the Mokgalakwena municipality yesterday afternoon. The attackers fled to a nearby settlement where they were picked up by a vehicle road. This is the second attack on Kotze in two months. The attackers were identified as the same in both attacks.”

“It is clear that the SAPS in the remote areas of Mokgalakwena municipality are not adequately resourced to effectively deal with farm attacks, hence the re-occurrence. There were also farm attacks at Percy Fyfe and Dwaalboom in Mokgalakwena municipality this month. We wish a speedy recovery to all the victims.”

Jacques Smalle

2 Farm attacks in 2 days in Nooitgedacht

2 Farm attacks in 2 days in Nooitgedacht
2 Farm attacks in 2 days in Nooitgedacht

Two farm attacks took place in the matter of two days, on smallholdings in Muldersdrift, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. At 19: 45 on Monday 13 July 2020, armed attackers struck in Nooitgedacht and at 03:00 on Tuesday morning 14 July they targeted another home only 2 kilometres away.

 

In the first attack, a family was overpowered when the terrorists broke down the door while they were watching TV. The family was assaulted, tied up and robbed.

In the second attack, a elderly couple was assaulted after the woman opened the door to let her dogs out. Three armed attackers overpowered the couple and robbed them. They were not seriously injured but have been left traumatized by the attack.

There is no other information available at this stage.Police are investigating, there have been no arrests.

Read about more farm attacks here

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Afrikaans singer Wynand Breedt shot and killed

 
Afrikaans singer Wynaand Breedt.
 

Breedt was shot and killed on his farm outside Worcester, in the Western Cape, on Friday evening.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, the incident occurred around 22:30. A 45-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest.

“The motive for the killing is unknown at this stage,” Rwexana  said.

“Police are following up on leads in order to bring those responsible to book.”

Police did not disclose any other details surrounding the shooting.

AfriForum’s head of community safety in the Western Cape, Thomas van Dalen,  confirmed that Breedt was shot and killed.

While the details surrounding the shooting are still emerging, it is believed that Breedt and his partner, John Sinclaire, were out and arrived back at the farm around 22:00, Van Dalen said.

Sinclaire went to open the house, while Breedt parked the car.

“As he (Sinclaire) opened the door, a man stood in the door with a firearm pointed at him. He slammed the door closed,” Van Dalen said.

Van Dalen added that it is unclear what happened between the time that Sinclaire found a man in the house to when he found Breedt’s body, but that Breedt was already dead with a gunshot wound to his chest when his body was discovered.

South African farmers denied permission to protest in Tshwane

A protest against farm murders that was scheduled to take place on Saturday 18 July to voice South African farmers’ growing concerns over their safety has been shutdown by the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) due to regulations preventing the congregation of crowds during the nationwide lockdown. 

The organisation and members of the farming community had hoped to march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The South African Farmers, Women and Children of All Races organisation believe that the denial of their application to stage the peaceful protest is a flagrant abuse of their constitutional rights, and they have demanded that attacks and the killing of farmers be urgently addressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

 

Protest application denied due to ‘COVID-19 situation’ 

TMPD spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said that his department had denied their application to stage the protest due to “the COVID-19 situation”. 

“We received an application for a march by an organisation called South African Farmers, Women and Children of All Races. We could not approve this march due to the current COVID-19 situation in the country.”

“However, the TMPD has been made aware that the marchers are planning to proceed with the march regardless of the declined application,” said Mahamba.

Mahamba said that if the march goes ahead, it will be regarded as illegal and police will be deployed to disperse any crowd that forms.

“The TMPD would like to appeal to members of the public to refrain from engaging in any marches in order to reduce COVID-19 infections,” he says.

Farm conglomerate demands urgent intervention to prevent further murders 

Devon Hofmeyr, who was set to address the crowd on the day of the protest, informed members that the march has been called of.

“Unfortunately, I cannot send people whose interests I put first in an illegal march. The safety and well-being of our people in times like these must come first,” Hofmeyr told Rekord.

He said that it would be extremely disappointing if it emerged that other groups with serious issues to voice were given the go-ahead to protest after they had been denied.

 

“I really hope that those who hold marches, which are supposed to be illegal, will also receive the type of opposition from the metro,” he added.

Hofmeyr said that whether they are able to march or not, Ramaphosa has an urgent responsibility to tackle the issue. 

“We are currently in a situation where our farmers are being brutally murdered at hellish speed.”

“President Cyril Ramaphosa must classify farm murders as a priority crime.”

Ramaphosa: ‘Farm murders is an issue of great concern’ 

During his interaction with communities across the nation through a virtual Presidential Imbizo on COVID-19 on Wednesday 15 July, Ramaphosa said the spate of farm murders is “of great concern”.

“The issue of farm murders is a issue that is of great concern to us, as of course the killing of many other people including women in our country,” he said.  

He added though, that this desire to root out violent crime and reduce South Africa’s staggering murder rate applies to people from all of the nation’s communities. 

“Anyone who is killed or is murdered, is of great concern to all of us and the attacks that are taking place on farms are issues that we are concerned about”, he said.

IN COLD BLOOD: Robbers execute young white couple stranded on motorway after running out of petrol in South Africa ‘racist attack’

A YOUNG white couple were executed by robbers in a suspected racist attack after getting stranded on a motorway when they ran out of petrol in South Africa.

Two black employees in the car with the pair were beaten by the killers – but spared death.

Jessica Kuhn and Johanco Fleischman, who were shot dead in South AfricaCredit: Facebook
 Cones mark bullet shells found at the scene of the horrific double murder
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Cones mark bullet shells found at the scene of the horrific double murderCredit: Hennie van Rensburg/Facebook

Johanco Fleischman, 19, and his girlfriend Jessica Kuhn, 23, were executed in cold blood as they waited for a family friend to bring them a can of diesel.

They were mowed down in a hail of bullets by three black robbers according to their injured workers, who described the horrific double murder to shocked police in detail.

They said the Toyota Hilux had run out of fuel on Sunday, on the N12 West near Benoni, about 20 miles east of Johannesburg.

Johanco, a butcher, had called a pal for help.

But as the group awaited rescue, three men – who allegedly looked like illegal gold miners – walked past the stranded vehicle before returning and hissing the word “umhulungu” – said to be a derogatory phrase for a white man – at the teenager.

Then, one of the men pulled a revolver without warning and fired at least nine bullets, hitting Johanco with repeated shots in his body.

As he slumped onto the road the gunman then leaned into the cab and killed a screaming Jessica with a single shot to the head – execution style – before the men stole her mobile phone.

MURDERED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT

In an attempt to cover their tracks, the trio tried to set fire to the inside of the Toyota with a lighter before calmly strolling away.

The two badly beaten workers fled for their lives.

A passing motorist noticed a fire in the vehicle, and used an extinguisher to douse the flames.

He then saw the dead teenager in the road, and his girlfriend lying dead in the passenger seat.

The motorist called the emergency services, who were quickly at the scene on top of a bridge spanning the motorway.

The brutal double slaying occurred in broad daylight, and despite police and paramedics arriving shortly after being called, the couple were declared dead at the scene.

Gauteng Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said: “In condemning these cold-blooded murders we assure the family that all possible leads are being followed to trace the killers.

“These men must be considered to be armed and dangerous so if seen please contact the police and any information that leads to the arrest of these three killers will be rewarded.”

Nearly 20,000 people are murdered a year in South Africa – an average of 52 a day – and last year the Global Peace Index conducted by the Institute for Economics and Peace rated it one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

Last week a South African activist who spoke out against white farm attacks was battered to death with a hammer in her home.

In October 2018, a straight-A student, Hannah Cornelius, was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered in South Africa after four men armed with knives stormed her car.

And in early 2017, a British woman was murdered and her husband left for dead after they were subjected to torture, using blowtorches, at their farm.

Brutal torture and farm murder of Engelbrecht couple – attackers sentenced

AfriForum and the organisation’s Trauma Support Unit welcome the sentence imposed by Judge David Makoba on two farm attackers in the North Gauteng High Court on 17 July 2020. The two accused, Julius Mapayi Goncalves and Jossias Nhalungo, both from Mozambique, each received two life sentences and 25 years for the murder of Fanie (78) and Colleen Engelbrecht (74) as well as robbery with aggravating circumstances and for the possession of illegal firearms.

Judge Makoba found them guilty on 7 February 2020 already, but sentencing was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Engelbrecht couple were brutally murdered on Mother’s Day in 2018 on their farm Welgevonden on the West Rand when they returned from church. Colleen was burned with an iron and strangled with its cord, and Fanie’s throat was slit. Only a tablet computer, cell phone, cash and two firearms were looted.

Marius Muller, national operational coordinator at AfriForum, today gave evidence on the brutality of farm attacks. He also testified that there had been 169 farm attacks and 23 farm murders so far this year.

“We are relieved about the sentence, but the grief will be with the family for a long time to come. Notwithstanding the sentence we will continue supporting the family,” says Magda Coetzee, trauma support officer at AfriForum’s Trauma Support Unit.

Spike in farm attacks

JOHANNESBURG – Police have confirmed a spike in farm attacks in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year.

There were 80 attacks between January and March, and a further 48 between April and June.

This compares to only six and seven attacks respectively in the first two quarters of 2019.

On Friday opposition MPs wanted to know what police are doing to stem the surge, in light of an additional R3.7-billion they received to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want to confirm that rural safety is a priority under this budget allocation. The development of a rural policing strategy. This particular deliverable is intended to respond to the increase in farm murders. We are also looking at farm murders as a new modus operandi because criminals are presently under pressure under COVID-19, but I confirm the prioritisation of the budget related to rural policing,” said National police commissioner Khehla Sitole.

British Falklands veteran shot dead defending partner in South Africa farm raid

A British Falklands War hero was shot dead bravely defending his partner in a farm robbery in South Africa.

Former Royal Navy sailor Julian Stobbs, 59, was blasted multiple times in the head and chest after four armed gang members broke into their home as they slept.

Long-term partner Myrtle Clarke, 53, escaped unharmed after the noise of the gunshots alerted nearby neighbours and forced the killers to flee, leaving Julian dying.

The killers entered the couple’s bedroom in the early hours of the morning on Friday, making off with two cell phones and two laptops.

The death of Mr Stobbs was confirmed on the couple’s Facebook page.

Paramedics rushed to the remote Jazz Farm in Lanseria, 30 miles north of Johannesburg, but nothing could be done to save Julian who was declared dead at the scene.The former British serviceman was an air traffic controller for a Lynx helicopter that was on based on board frigate HMS Penelope during the Falklands War.

The hotelier’s son, originally from Keswick, Cumbria, and his partner had lived at the farm used as a private members and social club since 1994.

A Neighbourhood Watch response team member said: “The gang broke into the farm and stole two phones and two laptops and jewellery and other valuables.

“They had left the farm leaving the two alive but for some reason they came back again, perhaps for the woman, and there was a struggle and the man was shot.

“His injuries from the bullets were bad and nothing could be done to save him. The woman was in a very bad state but fortunately had not been hurt.”

Julian and Myrtle were internationally famous and known as “The Dagga Couple” after winning a five-year battle to make smoking cannabis legal in South Africa.

They became household names, well known for their cannabis bashes at their private club and popular Jazz Farm.

Before their court battle, Julian and Myrtle were busted in a police raid at their six-acre farm in 2010 which was run as a private members club and “hippy retreat” where cannabis was openly smoked.

Despite a five-hour search in which Myrtle was strip-searched three times and Julian held at gunpoint, police could not find a “superweed drug lab” they said existed.

 

But they did find a quarter pound of cannabis, known as dagga in South Africa, and charged them with drug dealing and they faced a ten-year prison sentence.

Speaking after the drugs raid on their home in 2010, Julian said: “I found myself with a revolver in my cheek and the more we thought about it the more we realised it was a gross invasion of our privacy.”

The retired air traffic controller, who served on the frigate HMS Penelope, and his partner refused to plead guilty and accept a lenient sentence offered by officers.

Instead they set up a powerful non-profit making organisation called Fields of Green for ALL to fight through the courts to make the personal use of cannabis legal.

The high profile case, dubbed “The Trial of the Plant”, was launched in 2013 and ended in 2018 with the law being changed to decriminalise the use, growing and possession of cannabis for personal use.

South African cannabis activist and businessman Tony Budden said: “This really is a tragedy for the cannabis culture in South Africa and is desperately sad.

 

“Jules worked tirelessly to bring awareness about the plant and its potential to the fore in order to create an open industry that benefitted all South Africans.

“We will use Jules’ passing to inspire us and to work even harder to see that his dreams don’t die and that his work on cannabis will continue through Myrtle.

“We will pick up his sword and make sure South Africa sees the ‘fields of green for all’ that he envisioned and as a community we will work towards that”.

Fellow activist Gareth Prince said: “The murder of Julian is a huge loss to us all and I understand Myrtle is distraught and wants time alone to mourn his death.

“He will be remembered by so many people and is now a legend.”

 
 

A statement on the couple’s Facebook page The Dagga Couple hailed Julian “our hero.”

It said: “During the early hours of Friday, 3 July, 2020, an armed robbery took place at the property of Jules Stobbs and Myrtle Clarke – best known as The Dagga Couple.

“The attackers entered the couple’s bedroom and shot and fatally wounded Jules Stobbs. Myrtle was physically left unharmed and the attackers made off with two cell phones and two laptops.

“The Cannabis community is mourning the passing of our hero. The family is requesting that the public respect their privacy and allow Myrtle some space during this difficult time.

 

“Thank you for the outpouring of love we have already received.”

Julian, known as Jules, left the Royal Navy in 1990 which he joined straight from school and travelled to Tokyo playing jazz guitar outside nightclubs.

He made so much money he flew to South Africa in 1993 where he met and fell in love with Myrtle Clarke and used his busking money to buy Jazz Farm outright.

The couple became involved in the South African TV and film industry working on the local version of Big Brother and on the Hollywood film Hotel Rwanda.

Both became art directors known as a “greensman” which was providing foliage both real and artificial such as plants, trees, flowers and vines for film sets.

Then came their arrest in 2010 and their subsequent campaign to legalise personal dagga use went global with funds pouring in from around the world.

In 2017 the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town ruled that prohibiting the use and possession of cannabis in private was against the nation’s constitution.

“This is not a land grab. We are taking back what belongs to us”

Hundreds of people in Midvaal occupy private land

  • Hundreds of people have flocked onto private land in Midvaal.
  • They each paid a “donation” of R250 to a group of men leading the occupation who call themselves the Big Six.
  • The Big Six say they will use the money to legally protect the occupation.
  • The legal owners of the land say they have been threatened and fear for their families’ safety.

Some private agricultural landowners in Walkerville, Elandsfontein, Midvaal, say they have been subjected to assault and threats to their families by a group of men who call themselves the Big Six and stage land occupations.

Hundreds of desperate people have moved onto private land after they were sold plots. The Red Ants with Johannesburg metro police (JMPD) have demolished shacks, but the occupiers refuse to leave.

On Friday, the North Gauteng High Court granted an eviction order. After shack demolitions on Sunday, occupiers returned and according to a land owner tried to set some houses on fire.

One of the landowners, Clinton Gruar, said the past three weeks have been a nightmare. “We just woke up and saw land invaders helping themselves to our land. They broke plot fences and began allocating people portions of our land. When we asked what they were doing they threatened to fight us if we try to remove them,” he said.

“They have been protesting, blocking roads, and denying us access to the invaded area. They even tried to set some houses on fire. Residents have been assaulted and threatened; they are fearing for their lives,” said Gruar.

On Friday, dozens of cars were driving into the area. Food was being sold and some people were buying zinc sheets from the men in charge of land allocations. People told GroundUp word had gone around that land was up for grabs for a “donation” of R250. Some adverts were even posted on social media alerting people to come in their numbers and buy land. They said the land allocators had promised them legal protection and that the land would not be taken from them.

A man who gave his name as Letho Masoka said he was the founder of the land occupations together with five other people. They called themselves the Big Six.

“We decided to take this land because the land has been vacant for years and dead bodies have been dumped because there was no activity here. The landowners say they are keeping land for agricultural purposes, but we do not see any agricultural activity here.

“We are allocating the land to our people who desperately need it. The land is for free, but we are merely asking for donations of R250 so that we can pay for legal representation to claim this land. By occupying the land all the crime which was being committed here will stop,” said Masoka.

He said over 1,000 people had bought in and were coming from places such as Nelspruit, Soweto, Orange Farm and Vlakfontein.

“This is not a land grab, invasion or occupation. We as the community are taking back what belongs to us,” he said.

Masoka said he and his partners would start a “world war” if anyone tried to stop the invasions.

Kateko Maluleka from Vlakfontein said: “I bought a piece of land here because l am tired of renting. Ever since l came from my rural home in Giyani l have been renting. Rentals around here are expensive. By getting land l will save a lot of money as l have children.”

She said the people she bought the land from promised her that the occupiers would soon have electricity and water.

Khensani Chauke said she doubted that the project was genuine, but she just took a chance out of desperation. “My husband and l just paid because we desperately need it.”

She said they had once bought a piece of land in Snake Park near Soweto before they were evicted by the Red Ants. They then rented a place in Vlakfontein.

“Losing this land would be painful because t

 

73-year-old man attacked by 2 farm attackers

A farm attack took place on the 18th of June 2020 in Haakdoornboom, Gauteng.

An elderly male (73) was attacked by two suspects and beaten with a blunt object.

A Television and other items were stolen.

There have also been two other attacks in the same area during this week where an 18-year-old boy was shot through a window from the outside in his neck and an unknown number of suspects attacked an elderly couple and assault them.

Both incident took place on the 16th of June 2020.

Carte Blanche Links Julius Malema to Farm Murders

This Carte Blanche Video has been mostly wiped from the internet.

Dr. Stanton of Genocide Watxh warned the world of this 10 years ago. No one listened. I wonder if anyone is listening now?

Farmer (26) shot and killed – Rustenburg

On Thursday, December 15, Schalk Lourens and his wife were returning to their Rhenosterfontein smallholding situated in the Bojanala District, Rustenburg Municipality.

 

As the couple arrived at the entrance, the wife got out of the vehicle to open up the gate, without any warning four suspects surrounded the vehicle, shot, and killed Schalk.

The four suspects fled with two mobile phones.

The suspects are still at large and the police are continuing with an investigation.

RESTAURANT OWNER, 67 IS HACKED 'INTO PIECES' IN FRONT OF HIS PARTNER WHILE BRAVELY FIGHTING TO PROTECT HER FROM MACHETE-WIELDING KILLER IN HORRIFYING ATTACK

  • German Eduard Neumeister was hit with ‘dozens of blows’ from a bush knife 
  • He collapsed in a pool of his own blood as his attacker went inside the restaurant 
  • He began strangling Eduard’s partner Margit, 62, before Eduard staggered in
  • The attacker renewed his frenzied attack on Eduard and hacked him to pieces
  • His family said Eduard’s injuries were ‘too gruesome’ for anyone to identify him

The owner of a German-themed restaurant has been murdered and hacked ‘into pieces’ by a machete-wielding robber in South Africa.

Eduard Neumeister, 67, who was born in Austria, was hit with ‘dozens of blows’ from a bush knife at his property in Balgowan, 70 miles outside Durban.

The frenzied attack happened as Eduard – known locally as Edi – went to feed his dogs and prepare for breakfast at the Bratwurst Sausage Restaurant and B&B that he ran with partner Margit Riebler, 62. 

As Eduard went outside he was struck with such force by a man wearing a balaclava that he was knocked to the ground.

His devastated partner Margit told police Eduard bravely fought for his life before tragically collapsing in a pool of his own blood.

Bloodied footprints and a splattered trail were left in the kitchen as Eduard desperately tried to save his partner's life

Thinking Eduard was dead, the attacker ambushed the restaurant kitchen, where he began strangling Margit and threatened: ‘Give me all the money or die.’ 

At this point Eduard staggered through the door, despite his severe injuries, as he desperately tried to help Margit and begged the attacker to leave her alone.

But the man launched a second attack on Eduard with such such ferocity that he was hacked beyond recognition. 

Paramedics and police officers said they had never seen such horrific injuries to a person and revealed Eduard was cut ‘into pieces’.

As the murderer continued to hack Eduard’s body on the kitchen floor, Margit fled to the main road and flagged down car. 

She was driven to a nearby boarding school and called emergency services, but the murderer fled the scene before police arrived, and no arrests have been made. 

Paramedics and police officers said they had never seen such horrific injuries to a person and revealed Eduard was cut 'into pieces'

Paramedics and police officers said they had never seen such horrific injuries to a person and revealed Eduard was cut ‘into pieces’

Eduard, above, stands with his German sausage stall at an outdoor market in South Africa. He had opened his German-themed restaurant and B&B business in 2010 with partner Margit

Eduard, above, stands with his German sausage stall at an outdoor market in South Africa. He had opened his German-themed restaurant and B&B business in 2010 with partner Margit

Last night Eduard’s daughter Sylvia, 38, fought back tears at her Cape Town home and said her father stood little chance of surviving the frenzied attack. 

‘Dad was hit from behind with a machete outside and it must have hit an artery as there was so much blood.

‘Edi had gone out to feed our rottweilers who are just so soft that they barked and ran away when this man attacked, and we think to be there at that time he must have been lying in wait for him.

‘We don’t know how he got past the electric fence and inside the main compound area but it would seem he knew my dad always fed the dogs at about 7.30am and he was waiting for him.’

A pool of Eduard's blood is seen on the steps into the restaurant where he managed to get up in a bid to save his partner's life as the attacker strangled her

‘Dad went down on the ground as you can see from all the bloodstains by the workshop but shouted a warning to Margit, but the black guy went inside then had his hands around her throat.’ 

She said that when her father heard Margit being attacked ‘he managed to get up and he tried to distract the burglar so that he could save her’. 

Sylvia, who works as a waitress, revealed her father’s injuries were ‘too gruesome for anyone to even try and identify him because it was just impossible to tell who he was’. 

She said so much of her father’s body had been attacked that ‘there was nothing left to put in a coffin’.    

Describing the killing as ‘plain brutal’, Sylvia added: ‘Our dad was a funny man with a wicked sense of humour who made people laugh. 

‘He did not harm anyone and was kind to everyone so he did not deserve this. His family had all helped him since 2010 build up his business and our blood, sweat and tears went into that.

‘Edi was a happy man who led a good life but thanks to this animal it was all over in an instant.

‘It is time this country woke up to what is happening on the farms and smallholdings because what happened here is just not right.’

Sylvia said that although her father had several safes containing cash and valuables nothing appeared to have been stolen, despite authorities believing robbery was the motive for the attack.

She said: ‘Perhaps when Margit ran and got away the killer just panicked and made a run for it’.  

Margit, a mother-of-two originally from Berlin, was too distraught to talk as she moved belongings out the property. 

Eduard’s son Tommy, a sommelier from Weinheim in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, said he spoke with his father on the phone each week and would often visit with his wife and three-year-old son Elijah. 

He said: ‘Edi and I had talked about farm attacks in South Africa but he never thought it would happen to him and he had upped security with two dogs and an electric fence and he felt he was safe.

Daughter Sylvia, above, revealed her father's injuries were 'too gruesome for anyone to even try and identify him because it was just impossible to tell who he was'

Daughter Sylvia, above, revealed her father’s injuries were ‘too gruesome for anyone to even try and identify him because it was just impossible to tell who he was’

‘Killings like this need to stop right now and I don’t want anyone else going through what we are going through and more has to be done to keep farmers and those on these smallholdings safe.

‘Edi was a proud father and grandfather and I feel a part of me has been ripped out. I could not believe that on Sunday instead of chatting to him as usual I was dealing with his death’ he said. 

Authorities have secured the property which is being patrolled and lived in by security guards.

KZN Province Premier Sihle Zikalala condemned the murder and said: ‘Violent crime will not be tolerated and those who commit such acts will be dealt with harshly. 

‘We must ensure that the safety of those in our rural farming communities is prioritised’.

Chris Pappas, the opposition party Democratic Alliance KZN spokesperson, said they had constantly called for rural communities to be better protected.

Eduard, pictured above with his family, was described as 'one of the most loving members of our community'

Eduard, pictured above with his family, was described as ‘one of the most loving members of our community’

He said: ‘There has to be direct subsidising for security initiatives such as farm patrols and farm watches and the utilisation of technology such as CCTV and drones in hot spot areas.

‘We need the introduction and support of rural policing units that work with local crime prevention initiatives and the establishment of a provincial rural safety directorate’ he said.

South African Police Service spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala Mr Neumeister confirmed no arrests had yet been made.

Democratic Alliance local councillor Sandile Mnikati said: ‘I had met Mr Neumeister a few times when I went to his establishment and he was a gentle and loving man.

‘The brutal killing of one of the most loving members of our community is a tragedy and his loss to criminals in such a merciless manner will leave a scar for years to come on our community’.

Eduard’s son Tommy, pictured about with his father and sister, said: ‘Killings like this need to stop right now and I don’t want anyone else going through what we are going through and more has to be done to keep farmers and those on these smallholdings safe’

Eduard's son Tommy, pictured about with his father and sister, said: 'Killings like this need to stop right now and I don't want anyone else going through what we are going through and more has to be done to keep farmers and those on these smallholdings safe'

Eduard, originally from Salzburg in Austria, moved to South Africa in the 1970s where he met and married his first wife in 1980. 

The marriage broke down in 1994 and Eduard later found new love with Margit before the pair launched their B&B business in 2010. 

Daughter Sylvia said: ‘Dad basically offered a traditional bit of Germany up in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal and his sausage dishes and German beer went down very very well with the tourists.

Eduard is pictured with his son Tommy (left) and three-year-old grandson Elijah. Tommy said: 'Edi was a proud father and grandfather and I feel a part of me has been ripped out. I could not believe that on Sunday instead of chatting to him as usual I was dealing with his death.'

Eduard is pictured with his son Tommy (left) and three-year-old grandson Elijah. Tommy said: ‘Edi was a proud father and grandfather and I feel a part of me has been ripped out. I could not believe that on Sunday instead of chatting to him as usual I was dealing with his death.’

Three-year-old grandson Elijah is pictured on a tractor with Eduard during a visit to South Africa

Three-year-old grandson Elijah is pictured on a tractor with Eduard during a visit to South Africa

The entrance to the restaurant where Eduard was murdered is now shuttered off as authorities conduct investigations into his murder

The entrance to the restaurant where Eduard was murdered is now shuttered off as authorities conduct investigations into his murder 

‘He also had a strong following of German locals with lots of passers-by mixed in and he became very well known locally and he loved nothing more than enjoying a few beers and a laugh.

‘The business was really taking off with the bed and breakfast side looking good for the future but then Covid-19 came along and he and Margit had to close their doors and then this happens.

‘My brother and I are devastated that something so dreadful could happen to our father and sadly know I think this is the end of his dream and I cannot see the restaurant ever reopening.

‘We just hope they catch the person responsible for his horrific murder and that anyone else who has had any involvement in setting it up in any way or shape or form is also caught’ she said.  

There were 21,000 murders in South Africa in 2019 – an average of 58 a day.  

 

#WhiteLivesMatterToo Whites Hacked, Stabbed, Raped, Tortured & Murdered by Blacks in SA in Same Week as #GeorgeFloyd Looting! MSM Silent!

Posted on 07/06/2020 <br><br>
DO WHITE LIVES EVEN MATTER ANYMORE? Do facts even matter?<br><br>In just ONE week in just ONE town, Bethlehem, the following black on white violent crimes were perpetrated: An elderly white couple were violently hacked with a panga in their home! Elderly white women stabbed in her neck in home invasion! 86 Year old white women raped in home invasion! You can be sure, you will NOT find the same crimes with the races reversed! While mainstream media in South Africa never mention the race of victims, yet suddenly they hypocritically are quick to join the George Floyd fake “anti-racism” campaign?<br><br>
Liberal media in South Africa never mentions the race of either the victim or attacker in violent attacks in South Africa. The reader of the crime reports have to figure out the race of the victim or the attacker from the names provided or where it happened, yet the liberal media is quick to support Black Lives Matter campaigns or the fake so called George Floyd “anti racism” campaign inspired by the globalist Alliance.
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Useful idiot lefties are quick to join these campaigns but say nothing if white people are slaughtered or maimed by black men? Why don’t the liberal media and the Soros captured globalist Alliance say anything when white people are slaughtered and attacked by blacks? Why does the liberal Alliance go bezerk over George Floyd, but says nothing about black-on-white violence in USA or in South Africa? <br><br><br>One simple fact debunks all their hype and drama: for every 10,000 blacks arrested for violent crimes in USA, only 3 die. for every 10,000 whites arrested for violent crime, 4 die, this despite blacks being only 13% of the population! Black-on-white violence is regarded as ordinary crime by the liberals but not the other way around. <br><br><br>The double standards and hypocrisy is becoming so obvious that it simply has to be called out now. So should you.
<br><br>Fox News crime stats
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The following happened in the small Free State town called Bethlehem in just one week, the same week as violent riots were instigated over the death of George Floyd in America. There are many many more small towns in South Africa, which is why the murder rate in South Africa is 56 per day, that we know of:<br><br>
– Kobie Smit (60) and his wife Annie Smit (58) were seriously injured when a black man attacked them with a panga on Thursday at around 18:00 in the neighbourhood Panorama. Kobie was outside in his yard when the man chopped him with the panga, walked past him and also chopped Annie inside the house with the panga. The man fled without taking anything and the couple’s neighbour discovered them and rushed them to hospital. Police are investigating attempted murder charges.<br>
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– In a second incident, also on Thursday evening, a black man broke a window of a house where a 60 year old woman and her daughter were watching TV at around 21:15. The man stabbed the older woman in the neck, grabbed a laptop and fled with it through the same window. She fortunately survived the incident.
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– Last week an 86 year old woman was attacked and raped, also in town. She heard a window break and was surprised by a black male attacker who detained her with a knife, cut her clothes off with it and then raped her. He stole money and groceries before fleeing. Bethlehem SAPS is investigating all these incidents.
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In other notable incidents the past week:
– A medical doctor and farmer Roelof Botha was murdered, stabbed with sheep shears on Monday 1 June in Tulbagh, Western Cape. Botha had been out clay pigeon shooting and on his return from the land was overpowered 400 yards from his home, and hacked to death with a panga or sharp instrument.
<br><br>– Pieter Nel (65) is in critical condition after he was shot twice on his farm in Hartbeespoort on Friday, 5 June. His wife Ann was seriously assaulted.
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– An elderly white couple Schalk (63) en Lana (59) Coetzee was also severely assaulted on the farm Libertas outside Reivilo, Northern Cape on Saturday 6 June, 2020. The man is in critical condition. His attackers, 4 black men in their twenties, poured boiling water on his back. The suspects stole and fled in a Nissan X-trail with some other items. Lana was able to get help, and her husband was found in bad shape tied up in the shower. Doctors were called out and victims were taken to Kimberley for medical as well as Trauma support.
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<b>Farm Attack</b><br>
<br>Lana Coetzee 59<br>

Thanks to the cooperation of Rhino Security &amp; Armed Response, Vryburg Prototeam, South African Police, Reivilo GVE, Crossborder security and the public, all four attackers were arrested within 4 hours.
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Rhino Security had sent out a BOLO on the National Police groups after receiving the alarm and groups where deployed around the area. Reivilo GVE members also engaged in the operation and momentum was given once Oorgrens Veiligheid Netwerk members began sharing information as the events played out. The Nissan X-Trail the attackers fled with got stuck in the mud so they had to continue on foot towards Dirk Fourie’s feedlot near Schweizer-Reneke. One tried to escape to the township nearby and the other fled into the bushcamp. The other two where arrested in the meantime by SAPS.<br><br>

#FarmAttack 29/5/2020: Wolmaransstad, North West. A security guard was attacked by an unknown number of attackers. He was tied up and his phone and firearm were stolen
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#FarmAttack 14/5/2020: Bushyvales, KwaZulu-Natal. 2 suspects pretended to buy scrap metal. Female victim approached them &amp; one of the suspects attempted to stab her with a screwdriver. Neighbour noticed commotion and fired shots at the suspects. One suspect found dead in field.
<br><br>#FarmAttack 29/5/2020: Cradock, Eastern Cape. Female victim was attacked by two suspects with a knife. She fought back and managed to retreat to the house and activate the alarm. Attackers fled on foot, no serious injuries reported.
<br><br>#FarmAttack 31/5/2020: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Two suspects armed with a knife and a firearm attacked the male victim as he was about to leave the house. A fight ensued and both the male and female victim sustained minor injuries. Suspects fled with cash.
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#FarmAttack 31/5/2020: Mamogalieskraal, Brits, North West. Farm workers were attacked by an unknown number of attackers. Two workers were seriously assaulted with an iron rod. No further details available.
<br><br>This is how they force whites off farms. One by one…
<br><br>In the Free State a woman leaves her farm after a brutal attack:
Amidst the George Floyd incident which was hijacked by Antifa and their Soros backed globalist Alliance partners, and despite Covid19 lockdown, which seems not to affect rioters and looters, brutal farm murders and attacks in South Africa continue unabated. The mainstream media in South Africa ignores it and Cyril Ramaphosa lied in New York claiming that there are no farm murders. He said it doesn’t exist. But it does and for the victims it is very real and they suffer the traumatic after effects until the day they die. Sometimes the occupant of the farm has no option to leave because it simply became too dangerous to continue. With farm prices down, they have to accept a pittance for the farm that they have worked for a lifetime or that has been in the family for centuries. We share such a story:
<br><br>A Free State woman, Wilma Swanepoel (66) who was left for dead in an unused cooling room after she was attacked and stabbed on the farm near Bothaville in March of this year, says she has to leave farming life after 47 years and live in town now as she lives in fear because her attackers got bail. She moved to a house in town this week and says the tears come easily these days as she has to give up her old life. She was stabbed 11 times, straight through to the lungs, on Sunday 22 March 2020 after she was ambushed at the farm gate around 17:45. The 2 attackers took 2 firearms and money from the house and left Swanepoel in the unused cooling room for dead.
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She was only found in that room 14 hours later when her daughter came looking for her. Swanepoel said she felt she was drowning in her own blood and that she could not move. She sat against the wall the whole night, kept in place by the sticky blood she was losing. A farm worker, Phineas Mototo, helped to load Swanepoel in her daughter’s car but he was later pointed out by other farm workers as being an accomplice in the attack! Mototo showed the Police where the firearms were buried. The 2 other attackers were also arrested by Police. Only one attacker was kept in detention because he has other cases, but Mototo and the third attacker were given bail of a mere R3,000 each.
<br><br>Swanepoel says she feels the State should have opposed bail for the other 2 attackers as well. She is still very traumatized and says the attackers know where she lives. She was in hospital for 8 days and stayed with her daughter since then. She only went to the farm in the company of others since the attack.
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Posted on 07/06/2020 <br><br>
DO WHITE LIVES EVEN MATTER ANYMORE? Do facts even matter?<br><br>In just ONE week in just ONE town, Bethlehem, the following black on white violent crimes were perpetrated: An elderly white couple were violently hacked with a panga in their home! Elderly white women stabbed in her neck in home invasion! 86 Year old white women raped in home invasion! You can be sure, you will NOT find the same crimes with the races reversed! While mainstream media in South Africa never mention the race of victims, yet suddenly they hypocritically are quick to join the George Floyd fake “anti-racism” campaign?<br><br>
Liberal media in South Africa never mentions the race of either the victim or attacker in violent attacks in South Africa. The reader of the crime reports have to figure out the race of the victim or the attacker from the names provided or where it happened, yet the liberal media is quick to support Black Lives Matter campaigns or the fake so called George Floyd “anti racism” campaign inspired by the globalist Alliance.
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Useful idiot lefties are quick to join these campaigns but say nothing if white people are slaughtered or maimed by black men? Why don’t the liberal media and the Soros captured globalist Alliance say anything when white people are slaughtered and attacked by blacks? Why does the liberal Alliance go bezerk over George Floyd, but says nothing about black-on-white violence in USA or in South Africa? <br><br><br>One simple fact debunks all their hype and drama: for every 10,000 blacks arrested for violent crimes in USA, only 3 die. for every 10,000 whites arrested for violent crime, 4 die, this despite blacks being only 13% of the population! Black-on-white violence is regarded as ordinary crime by the liberals but not the other way around. <br><br><br>The double standards and hypocrisy is becoming so obvious that it simply has to be called out now. So should you.
<br><br>Fox News crime stats
<br>
The following happened in the small Free State town called Bethlehem in just one week, the same week as violent riots were instigated over the death of George Floyd in America. There are many many more small towns in South Africa, which is why the murder rate in South Africa is 56 per day, that we know of:<br><br>
– Kobie Smit (60) and his wife Annie Smit (58) were seriously injured when a black man attacked them with a panga on Thursday at around 18:00 in the neighbourhood Panorama. Kobie was outside in his yard when the man chopped him with the panga, walked past him and also chopped Annie inside the house with the panga. The man fled without taking anything and the couple’s neighbour discovered them and rushed them to hospital. Police are investigating attempted murder charges.<br>
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– In a second incident, also on Thursday evening, a black man broke a window of a house where a 60 year old woman and her daughter were watching TV at around 21:15. The man stabbed the older woman in the neck, grabbed a laptop and fled with it through the same window. She fortunately survived the incident.
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– Last week an 86 year old woman was attacked and raped, also in town. She heard a window break and was surprised by a black male attacker who detained her with a knife, cut her clothes off with it and then raped her. He stole money and groceries before fleeing. Bethlehem SAPS is investigating all these incidents.
<br><br>
In other notable incidents the past week:
– A medical doctor and farmer Roelof Botha was murdered, stabbed with sheep shears on Monday 1 June in Tulbagh, Western Cape. Botha had been out clay pigeon shooting and on his return from the land was overpowered 400 yards from his home, and hacked to death with a panga or sharp instrument.
<br><br>– Pieter Nel (65) is in critical condition after he was shot twice on his farm in Hartbeespoort on Friday, 5 June. His wife Ann was seriously assaulted.
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– An elderly white couple Schalk (63) en Lana (59) Coetzee was also severely assaulted on the farm Libertas outside Reivilo, Northern Cape on Saturday 6 June, 2020. The man is in critical condition. His attackers, 4 black men in their twenties, poured boiling water on his back. The suspects stole and fled in a Nissan X-trail with some other items. Lana was able to get help, and her husband was found in bad shape tied up in the shower. Doctors were called out and victims were taken to Kimberley for medical as well as Trauma support.
<br>
<b>Farm Attack</b><br>
<br>Lana Coetzee 59<br>

Thanks to the cooperation of Rhino Security &amp; Armed Response, Vryburg Prototeam, South African Police, Reivilo GVE, Crossborder security and the public, all four attackers were arrested within 4 hours.
<br>
Rhino Security had sent out a BOLO on the National Police groups after receiving the alarm and groups where deployed around the area. Reivilo GVE members also engaged in the operation and momentum was given once Oorgrens Veiligheid Netwerk members began sharing information as the events played out. The Nissan X-Trail the attackers fled with got stuck in the mud so they had to continue on foot towards Dirk Fourie’s feedlot near Schweizer-Reneke. One tried to escape to the township nearby and the other fled into the bushcamp. The other two where arrested in the meantime by SAPS.<br><br>

#FarmAttack 29/5/2020: Wolmaransstad, North West. A security guard was attacked by an unknown number of attackers. He was tied up and his phone and firearm were stolen
<br><br>
#FarmAttack 14/5/2020: Bushyvales, KwaZulu-Natal. 2 suspects pretended to buy scrap metal. Female victim approached them &amp; one of the suspects attempted to stab her with a screwdriver. Neighbour noticed commotion and fired shots at the suspects. One suspect found dead in field.
<br><br>#FarmAttack 29/5/2020: Cradock, Eastern Cape. Female victim was attacked by two suspects with a knife. She fought back and managed to retreat to the house and activate the alarm. Attackers fled on foot, no serious injuries reported.
<br><br>#FarmAttack 31/5/2020: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. Two suspects armed with a knife and a firearm attacked the male victim as he was about to leave the house. A fight ensued and both the male and female victim sustained minor injuries. Suspects fled with cash.
<br>
#FarmAttack 31/5/2020: Mamogalieskraal, Brits, North West. Farm workers were attacked by an unknown number of attackers. Two workers were seriously assaulted with an iron rod. No further details available.
<br><br>This is how they force whites off farms. One by one…
<br><br>In the Free State a woman leaves her farm after a brutal attack:
Amidst the George Floyd incident which was hijacked by Antifa and their Soros backed globalist Alliance partners, and despite Covid19 lockdown, which seems not to affect rioters and looters, brutal farm murders and attacks in South Africa continue unabated. The mainstream media in South Africa ignores it and Cyril Ramaphosa lied in New York claiming that there are no farm murders. He said it doesn’t exist. But it does and for the victims it is very real and they suffer the traumatic after effects until the day they die. Sometimes the occupant of the farm has no option to leave because it simply became too dangerous to continue. With farm prices down, they have to accept a pittance for the farm that they have worked for a lifetime or that has been in the family for centuries. We share such a story:
<br><br>A Free State woman, Wilma Swanepoel (66) who was left for dead in an unused cooling room after she was attacked and stabbed on the farm near Bothaville in March of this year, says she has to leave farming life after 47 years and live in town now as she lives in fear because her attackers got bail. She moved to a house in town this week and says the tears come easily these days as she has to give up her old life. She was stabbed 11 times, straight through to the lungs, on Sunday 22 March 2020 after she was ambushed at the farm gate around 17:45. The 2 attackers took 2 firearms and money from the house and left Swanepoel in the unused cooling room for dead.
<br>
She was only found in that room 14 hours later when her daughter came looking for her. Swanepoel said she felt she was drowning in her own blood and that she could not move. She sat against the wall the whole night, kept in place by the sticky blood she was losing. A farm worker, Phineas Mototo, helped to load Swanepoel in her daughter’s car but he was later pointed out by other farm workers as being an accomplice in the attack! Mototo showed the Police where the firearms were buried. The 2 other attackers were also arrested by Police. Only one attacker was kept in detention because he has other cases, but Mototo and the third attacker were given bail of a mere R3,000 each.
<br><br>Swanepoel says she feels the State should have opposed bail for the other 2 attackers as well. She is still very traumatized and says the attackers know where she lives. She was in hospital for 8 days and stayed with her daughter since then. She only went to the farm in the company of others since the attack.
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WHY HATRED OF WHITES IS HERE TO STAY

WHY HATRED OF WHITES IS HERE TO STAY

Written by:
Ilana Mercer

Not so long ago, mere mention of the deliberate murder of whites in South Africa—country folk and commercial farmers, in particular—was called “racist.” “Raaacist!” the media collective brayed when candidate Trump retweeted a related “white genocide” hashtag.

It’s still “racist” to suggest that the butchering of these whites, almost daily, in ways that beggar belief, is racially motivated. Positively scandalous is it to describe the ultimate goal of a killing spree, now in its third decade, thus: the ethnic cleansing of white, farming South Africa from land the community has cultivated since the 1600s.

Be thankful for small mercies: At least the international media monopoly is finally reporting facts, such as that just the other day Andre and Lydia Saaiman, aged 70, were hacked to death in Port Elizabeth. (Imagine being chopped up until you expire.)

Or, that the elderly Bokkie Potgieter was dealt a similar fate as he tended his small, KwaZulu-Natal holding. Potgeiter was butchered during the October “Black Monday” protest, which was a nation-wide demonstration to end the carnage. Internationally reported as well were the facts of Sue Howarth’s death. The 64-year-old pharmaceutical executive was tortured for hours with … a blowtorch.

This black-on-white murder spree has been ongoing since a dominant-party political dispensation (mobocracy) was “negotiated in my homeland for South Africans. (Learn about “The American Architects of The South-African Catastrophe.“) But while the criminal evidence is at last out in the open, the motive for these hate crimes is only mumbled about for fear of offending the offenders.

In South Africa we find a criminal class, born into freedom after 1994, that burns with white-hot hatred for whites.

Why?

The South African state’s stout indifference to the plight of whites does not exist in a void. Witness the steady, anti-white venom the dominant-party cobra-head, the ANC, spits out. “The de facto situation is that whites are under criminal siege explicitly because of their race,” writes a South African historian, cited in “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from Post-Apartheid South Africa” (2011).

“The black criminal collective consciousness understands whites are now historical fair game.”

The physical, existential vulnerability of white South Africans flows from a confluence of historical antecedents that have placed them in a uniquely precarious position. “The white minority surrendered political dominance in return for non-racial constitutional safeguards.” By forswearing control over the state apparatus, whites ceded mastery over their destiny, vesting their existential survival in a political dispensation: a liberal democracy.

In a needlessly optimistic assumption, whites imagined blacks too would be bound by the same political abstractions, and would relinquish race in favor of a constitutional design as an organizing principle in the society they now controlled.
Having “surrendered without defeat,” for a tepid peace, Europeans are, moreover, particularly and uniquely vulnerable within this political dispensation because of their history on the continent. Remedial historical revisionism notwithstanding, South Africa—with its space program and skyscrapers—was not the product of the people currently dismantling it. Rather, it was the creation of British and Dutch settlers and their descendants.

For what they’ve achieved and acquired—and for the original sins of apartheid in South Africa; slavery in America—whites are the objects of envy and racial enmity.

The observations of liberal, African-American journalist Keith Richburg are particularly pertinent here. Richburg believes that on the Dark Continent, tribal allegiance trumps political persuasion and envy carries the day. He cites the fate of the Tutsi—an alien, Nilotic African people, who formed a minority in Rwanda and Burundi—among the Hutu who are a Bantu people.

The Hutu have always resented the tall, imposing, attractive Tutsis, who had dominated them on-and-off since the 15th century. When Hutus picked up machetes to slash to bits nearly a million of their Tutsi neighbors in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, they were, on a deeper level, contends Richburg, “slashing at their own perceived ugliness, as if destroying this thing of beauty, this thing they could never really attain, removing it from the earth forever.”

Are shades of this impulse alive in the savagery inflicted on the European “settlers” of South Africa (and Zimbabwe and the Congo before them)? Who can say for sure? This much I know: Empowering political majorities in Africa has helped, not hindered, the propensity of hostile masses to exact revenge on helpless minorities.

It would be a mistake to believe, as the American ruling Idiocracy preaches, that minorities in the US—soon to form a majority—will relinquish race and tribe as unifying principles, in favor of the US’s constitutional design.

Like South Africa, America is a creation of (northwest) European settlers. And it is in Man’s nature to dislike those who are unlike him—all the more so when they, as a group, have accomplished what he has not.