Gran, worker killed on smallholding

2011-05-06 10:06

Johannesburg - The badly-beaten bodies of a 70-year-old grandmother and an employee have been found on a smallholding in the Lephalale (Ellisras) region in Limpopo.

Antjie Parkin's body was discovered in her house on Tuesday, while the blood-covered body of Thomas Tshabalala, 45, who had worked for her son, Ben Wessels, for several years, was found by trackers under debris on the banks of the Mogol River.

Parkin lived in a house close to her son and daughter-in-law on the smallholding about 40km from Lephalale. She was alone during the day when her family went to work.

Annelie Wessels, Parkin’s daughter-in-law, said on Thursday that her husband had found his mother’s body on Tuesday afternoon.

He came home between 16:00 and 17:00 and went to the main bedroom of their home, where he smelled something like an electrical fire. “He thought he had forgotten to switch off the electric blanket. Then he saw the angle grinder next to the bed. The safe was open.”

The angle grinder was used to cut open the safe. A firearm was stolen from it.

Beaten beyond recognition

Wessels immediately ran to his mother’s house and found her on the carpet of her bedroom.

"She was beaten beyond all recognition and the strangulation marks on her neck were clearly visible. No one should have to see their mother like that,” Annelie said.

The police were called while the family wondered where Tshabalala was. His body was only found later that night.

"His head was bashed in and he was strangled. He was also stabbed with a knife,” said Annelie.

According to a statement by TAU-SA North, a tracking team found “the tracks of the social terrorist” about 10km from Lephalale.

"South Africa is falling into a maze of blood, power and hate,” read the statement.

It looked like the murderer was picked up by someone in a car.

By late on Thursday night no one had been arrested.

Parkin will be buried on Tuesday. She is survived by her two sons, daughters-in-law and six grandchildren.

No funeral arrangements have been made yet for Tshabalala.


  • saabnut - 2011-05-06 10:11

    My heartfelt condolences to the families, Bring back the death penalty, and, more importantly- USE it!

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 10:28

      @Rob Cummon Rob, a worker was also killed, or does his life not mean anything? Why polarize this sick crime along racial lines?

      paulf - 2011-05-06 10:32

      I agree with you Thangy, it is tragic as any life is precious. My heart condolences to all the families.

      Thandiwe83 - 2011-05-06 10:42

      Yeah Rob two people were murdered. Time to roll out the rural safety plan NOW. So sad... - 2011-05-06 10:49

      Die HERE is met u tannie Antjie Parkin. Rus in vrede. Ben en Annelie. Sterkte. Hou jul hoop op die God. Die Tshabalala familie... Sorry... May he rest in peace. To South Africa...... Close down the ANC... Its is a written contract we all HAVE as proof. They are Corrupt. The whole of ANC top nationals are Criminal... Mass murderers... The document originated 1994... Still being written. The ANC are FAR worse than apartheid. They are killing OUR country!

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 10:55 You are sooooo right, blood sucking parasites!!!

  • Michael - 2011-05-06 10:11

    This makes me sick!!!

  • paulf - 2011-05-06 10:13

    "South Africa is falling into a maze of blood, power and hate,” Thanks to Zuma and his New ANC, definately not the ANC of Mandela.

  • Darren - 2011-05-06 10:14

    I would like to know what "our" government has to say about this…the fat lazy bastards. I should have never come back to SA…but I'm going back to Oz for sure…again I'll miss this beautiful land but…beauty won't provide for me & my family whereas Australia did and still doing.

      tommy 2 - 2011-05-06 10:22

      Have a safe trip...... Thanks for going.

      BiTe__Me - 2011-05-06 10:27

      Tommy2 - I wish people like you would leave

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 10:28


      Barry - 2011-05-06 10:31

      @Darren Chicken run

      Darren - 2011-05-06 10:37

      @Tommy tommy pull my middle finger…FART!!!!

      Darren - 2011-05-06 10:43

      @Barry or is it Leo Barry??? I do know a Leo Barry…he's an "Australian" rules footballer. Anyway…yeah, I'll do the chicken run while you carry on with your chicken dance for your government.

      etemhoff - 2011-05-06 10:45

      darren darling, we do not need you, get out go away and never come back, i am a white person and i love my country and if i have to die here violently i shall, because it is my country our country and those that are here will together build a nation to be proud of, we have the power to vote for all and we shall use that power, so that all can enjoy and for you, the sooner you leave the better, watch out for the earthquake that may swallow you and take you to the hell you deserve..bye bye !!

      paulf - 2011-05-06 10:52

      My honest opinion, the more I see and read these type of incidents the more I think it is a ploy by the ANC. I honestly have not seen the ANC doing anything to curb violence in this wonderful country. Matters are just getting worse by the day and no protection to any civilians.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 10:58

      @etemhoff = REAL SOUTH AFRICAN!!!! Somehow, I don't know how, but we will pry this country back from the blood sucking parasites who have overrun it, like a cancer, we will remove this corrupt government. I personally dont care who takes over, they cant be as bad as the current scourge!!

      clark - 2011-05-06 11:07

      - @ etemhoff - Jeez, you're a pr-ck. Darren has the ability to leave the country to ensure a better, safer life for himself and his family and you blast the Sh1t out of him. He is entitled to express his views and leave this God- forsaken country if vhe so wishes. Maybe you just pissed off that you are stuck here, with nowhere to go. Get a life man !!

      AJ - 2011-05-06 11:11

      @etemhoff: Actually - you do need Darren and people like him. Amazing how so many (mainly white) people have so many negative things to say about SA and how terrible it is on a daily basis, and in the same breath when someone else chooses to leave for a better place, suddenly they get all defensive and act like they a hero for staying put. Suddenly they are 'building' the country etc - they not doing anything but the same thing they do everyday; earning just enough to lock themselves away and pretend all is normal. Childish, pathetic, vomuit-inducing...

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 11:30

      @AJ Its only the stupid whites that think that way. The ones that have nothing to offer a 1st world country and therefore are stuck in SA.

      AJ - 2011-05-06 11:43

      @VuyosWors - I just have an issue with any South African (black or white) who uses a nice salary to hide away from SA's oft-experienced real problems like the poor deal with, by virtue of being able to afford using private security, private medical aid, private schools, private cars etc and then at the same time berates someone else for using their opportunity to choose a different country. If you in the top 2% of earners in South Africa you ARE in a different country, and as such get off the moral high ground, as it is a mere illusion anyways...

      Susannomore - 2011-05-06 19:19

      Mind the step on your way out

      Snoopy88 - 2011-05-18 22:22

      What's with you lot? Darren has a right to live anywhere he wants to, just like you do. How can you be so insulting to someone who just wants to do the best for his family and keep them safe? You should be ashamed of yourselves. That's our biggest problem. Us South Africans think we have a right to give our opinion on everything and we judge everyone. If you're angry because you aren't motivated enough, skilled enough or lacking the funds to leave then don't bad mouth those who do. Because you have no idea about who they may have lost,what they've experienced and what's pushed them to that point to pack up and go... You should be doing everything you can to encourage people to stay! High on my list of reasons to leave is the seriously sucky attitude of my fellow South Africans!

      Franswa - 2011-06-13 10:04

      Darren you must have rocks in your head going back to that place called "home"Just look at the headlines "mob murder" they are caught on camer but nothing mate.Pack your bags a go you have tasted the life of a 1 world country.I have done it a year ago best move ever!!!!!!!!!

      Anel - 2012-03-21 03:09

      Wtf is wrong with you people?? Im sorry but i would want of you to show just a little bit of respect i came upon all this and it almost broke my heart!! Not only did i just relive the whole nightmare i also now had to see these fights insults and and and... but tanx very mutch for those who support

  • Educated - 2011-05-06 10:19

    And the genocide continues...

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 10:30

      @Educated Enough of this genocide crap!! A worker was also brutally murdered but as usual your type doesn't even recognize this, almost like he/she didn't even exist, a non-entity to you. Why make this about race? if it were about race the worker would've been spared

      Alex Ander Pfoss - 2011-05-06 10:39

      thanks thangy its people like you who will help South Africa, And hopefully the race card will vanish. Hopefully the racists on both side (white & black will vanish aswell.

      system.reset1 - 2011-05-06 10:41

      @Thangy I suspect the worker was standing in the way of them getting to the farmer. He was not the primary target. Let me make this clear - the ruling party are publicly singing and defending songs that contain the lyrics "shoot the boer". And farmers are being murdered every week now. How would you feel about the issue if a mostly white party started singing "shoot the black man" or "shoot the ANC member" at rallies? And then started raping and killing defenseless black women and older people? Hey buddy ? Because, that is the situation facing the farmers of South Africa.

      Bettysue - 2011-05-06 10:41

      I agree with Thangy. This was not 'genocide' - go and educate yourself on what the word means. This was about greed and money! TWO innocent people lost their lives in a violent barbaric way.

      AJ - 2011-05-06 11:13

      @Thangy - I take your point of course, but Mr Tshabalala would likely not have been the target, but probably intervened trying to assist the old lady. A double tragedy, nonetheless.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 11:17

      @system.reset1 Honestly we r on the same side fighting the same fight,Im just not comfortable with the label of "genocide" being put on these ask:"How would you feel about the issue if a mostly white party started singing "shoot the black man" or "shoot the ANC member" at rallies? And then started raping and killing defenseless black women and older people?" Dude Black women,hell,black ppl in general (mothers,fathers,children),are also on the front line daily & experiencing the same fate that farmers in rural areas r suffering but we dont even read about these stories on News24,that gives readers the impression that this sort of thing only happens to farmers.The concerning fact about all of this is that the media have a responsibility to give fair & unbiased coverage on an equal footing,however all we read about is farmers getting murdered,I can almost bet my life that dozens of black women were raped YEASTERDAY ALONE,however this doesnt seem to matter one bit to news24.I dunno,maybe the editor enjoys watching us have a go at each other & for what?Crime is affecting ALL OF US,I dont know why the ANC insist on singing this song,there r many they could rather sing but they wont because they know that if each South African joined hands with their fellow South African,the ANC,as we know it, would no longer be relevant. So what do they do,they incite fear,incite anger to keep us on opposite sides,yet we all have the same problem & all want the same things too.

      paulf - 2011-05-06 11:18

      Yeah I agree with Tangy as well. We have a society today that is really sick. Our so called government has not got their heart on the citizens of this country. They are not enforcing the law or anything to protect the citizens of South Africa, they are too busy counting the cash.

      SupaCab - 2011-05-06 11:28

      I agree with Thangy, we are all in this fight together and the sooner people take off their "colour" goggles the sooner we can join together and take this country back from the criminal scum running our streets. No persons life is more valuable than another! Yes the farmer murders are increasing and are widely publicized, but what about the countless murders, rapes and assaults that go on daily against black people that we don't hear about. Crime doesn't see colour and neither should we as a nation.

      Educated - 2011-05-06 11:45

      Thangy as much as I don't agree with the slaying of either the worker or the elderly woman, the fact of the matter is 'your type', as you like to put it, is not being targeted. My suspicion is that the poor worker either tried to help the old lady or was simply in the way of them getting what they wanted. Can you explain to me why she was beaten to a pulp before she was murdered or was that just normal opportunistic crime and an isolated incident as OUR government likes to refer to it as? I don't want to make this a black/white thing just as much as you do but with all the racial division that the anc is causing it makes it extremely difficult not to choose a side especially when all of our futures seem to be at jeopardy. People usually don't like other people who don't like them and it's extremely hard to take the moral high ground on that and just except all the hatred that continually comes our way. I will keep trying to be the better person though.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 11:46

      @SupaCab @paulf @Bettysue @Alex Ander Pfoss PPL we have to, at some point, see that the only solution to this sorry state of affairs (crime, corruption and racism) lies in us tackling these issues TOGETHER. Yes we will always have those lesser human beings on both sides who will continue to try to divide us on nonsensical differences like, of all things, the color of our skin. However, just as they are dedicated and unwaivering in their quest to destroy this country, we, equally, should have a dedicated and unwaivering quest to unite our communities against these, carefully constructed, evils. We South Africans have, against all odds, overcome so much and we have the potential to do so much more, but first we have to set aside our petty differences and come together.

      paulf - 2011-05-06 11:48

      Well said there Supacab, I am in full agreement with you and Tangy. Together we can all make a huge difference to this country that we love so much. Unity is Strength!!!!

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 11:56

      @Educated let me set one thing straight here, "your type" was not a reference to your skin color, but instead, a reference to your state of mind. NOBODY is being targeted, at least not along racial lines. Criminals are, by nature, cowards. Hence the easiest "targets" are those who a) cannot defend themselves b) cannot call for help c) are isolated from the general public. Hence their "targets" will almost never be those who are able to defend themselves or offer stiff resistance.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 12:06

      @Educated I wholeheartedly accept and respect your opinion, the government is not exactly making the situation the country any better. You asked: "Can you explain to me why she was beaten to a pulp before she was murdered" I think, to beat a person to that state takes a very special kind of human being, no I lie, such behavior is UN-HUMAN period!! These demons don't deserve to live. Honestly we need a real deterrent to these sorts of crimes (murder, rape, and the likes) this country needs the death penalty if only to rid this country of this gene-pool.

      Totman - 2011-05-06 12:36

      @Thangy. You ask why does the newspapers/media only report on these incidents and not on all the rapes, etc. that happen in townships. It is easier/cheaper and cause more sensation. It usually have the race issue connected to it. As long as the different race groups, on the ground, fight each other the fight is away from corporate. The black people will not learn from there fellow white citizens that the money control is not with the normal white person, but with a few rich people and most of them are not SA people or are SA + somewhere else. The normal people fight their fights for them while they still makes monies. It suits them and the ruling party.[ to ensure votes ] As long as the difference not getting resolved all the rulers, their affiliated groups and the companies are in the pound sheets.

      paulf - 2011-05-06 12:52

      People dying a violent death has risen three fold, Crime has increased 1000%, government service has just about collapsed, government corruption steals about 10% of the tax income, our schools are rated 130 th out of 139 countries, we are slipping on every international scale related to governance. So the only way the ANC can stay in power democratically is through racism. Elections based on race politics guarantees victory.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 13:20

      @paulf 100% correct!!

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 14:06

      Thangy: Who is the people that keep the circus in power? Just as all whites are kept responsible for apartheid by black people how can you come and tell me that I'm not supposed to held black people responsible for what is happening in the country?

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 15:01

      @Marcell You're a grown, you don't need me or anyone here to tell you what to do. If you want to torment yourself by adopting that attitude, then by all means go ahead. Remember, only foolish and primitive racist blacks blame ALL white ppl for apartheid, if you want to willingly reside on the opposite side of the coin, go ahead, its your life to waste

      paulf - 2011-05-06 15:12

      Well said there Tangy, I totally agree with you!!! We need lots more people like you and glad you saw the light.

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 15:45

      About 20 000 000 more. Good luck. At the rate of breeding it will be double that in 10 years time.

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 15:48

      The foolish and primitive are in the majority.

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 16:00

      The commando's used to patrol the farms and smallholding. The circus stopped it as it was preventing their supporters from murdering mostly white people. Now that one black person was also murdered it is not a racist attack. To that I say bullshite. He was killed because he had the guts to stand up to his own kind to say enough is enough! When will the rest of you stand up to your kind and demand that?

      Catarina - 2011-05-06 16:49

      Thangy, bro have to say you made my day. :) Am so happy there are people who really see the truth behind the blindfold... Come on people let's change SA for better, starting with changing our perspective... Like Tanghy said racism is a tool they use to control and keep us blind. Come on let's join and build a better country. We have the resources, we have the people, we have the knowledge... SA can become the rainbow nation

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 16:53

      And if you're not the majority it means zip!

  • Craig44 - 2011-05-06 10:24

    An Eye for an Eye. Once caught the scumbag should have the same done to him. Beaten beyond recognithio and then strangled

      etemhoff - 2011-05-06 10:42

      lets follow the american way..hunt them down and take them out !!!

  • cromagnon - 2011-05-06 10:26

    Badly beaten and strangled Grandmother. Tshabalala's head smashed in, strangled and stabbed. These guys arent skilled murderers, they are clumsy, low IQ, barbarians. Kill kill kill kill for something tiny and worthless. If you do self awareness and IQ tests on these criminals they will fail, scoring lower than chimpanzees.

  • Stacey.S - 2011-05-06 10:27

    Oh my God, this is so sad. beating a defenceless old woman like that to death. Find this criminal, if possible, and give him to the family to beat him to death!!! he must suffer a violent death!!!! It makes me sick reading this, and cant help wondering, when this will ever stop, if it will, taking into consideration what our country has become!!! so sad

  • CK - 2011-05-06 10:27

    When will this ever end?!

      saabnut - 2011-05-06 10:32

      Sadly, CK- it won't. Only when people begin to fear the law, and there is meaningful retribution for crimes of this nature, might the perpetrators start taking notice.

      Valis - 2011-05-06 10:33

      Once we get rid of the ANC...

      Educated - 2011-05-06 10:33

      As soon as the anc get voted out of power?

      sheep - 2011-05-06 11:20

      the way i interpret you clowns is that it will never end since the Mighty ANC will never be voted out of power, we will make of that. but civilised citizens know n understand we have institutions that deal with this type of barbaric act, our forever dedicated police will get to the bottom of this. this is an isolotaed case which will get the attention it deserves. lets give the Police and our not well transformed judiciary to handle this one.

      Educated - 2011-05-06 12:39

      Question for sheep. Exactly how many isolated incidents do you need before it becomes the norm? Just asking.

  • di - 2011-05-06 10:30

    Oh wow a whole new category of murderer - "social terrorist". Are they going to be a protected species? Like "freedom fighter"?

  • VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 10:31

    A 70 year old woman murdered. We hear news like this on a daily basis. It is disgusting and cowardly, no wonder it was so easy to rule over them for so long, they have the hearts of hyenas. The lions should never have given the land to the hyenas. Superiors should always maintain rule over inferiors.

      Chewbacca - 2011-05-06 10:49

      Agreed, human rights should have been reserved for humans. Being a clever monkey does not make you human

      Shelley Pembroke - 2011-05-06 10:52

      You are one narrow-minded SOB. These particular individuals deserve to be chucked out of a plane, don't get me wrong, but the only thing "superior" about you is your ability to troll. Do something useful with your time.

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 11:04

      @Shelly Pembroke Im not narrow minded, you are just blinded by your politically correct stupidity. Unless you can prove me wrong by pointing out some shining examples of successful, well-run African countries. And while you are about it, perhaps you can list some scientific and technological achievements made by blacks so that we can compare and debate the superior -inferior issue?

      Homo Sapien - 2011-05-06 12:59

      @VuyosWors - Show me your personal achievements. Show me what YOU have done to make the world a better place to live in. Show me shining examples of your superior intellect. Show me your list of patents. Send me photos of your house that you built with your OWN hands without help and plans from others. Show me the car YOU designed and built on your own. Show me the food produced by your subsistence farm you've got going. Nothing? Then shut your pie hole, fool! Your facist, racist ideas and idealogies are just noise in our ears. I have travelled the world, and have met many people from all cultures on the planet, and have friends from 48 different nationalities. I have come to realise that racism and facism is prevalent ONLY amongst people with very low intellect. Uplift YOURSELF, Neanderthal, then you will realise that you can't really comment on others being Neanderthals, because you will know the power it requires to uplift yourself.

      Point Blank - 2011-05-06 13:18

      @Homo sapien, amen brother!

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 14:25

      @Homosexual Sapien I have a Bsc Biochemistry, have worked in the food industry for 20 years and have developed around 40 nutriceutical products that are on the shelves of many retailers in SA. I have never designed a motor vehicle, but have been restoring motorcycles since my teens, from rebuilding the motor to bodywork and spray painting. I also taught myself to weld and do metal work and enjoy carpentry as well. What can you do excpt spew rhetoric PC nonsense?

      Homo Sapien - 2011-05-06 16:29

      @VuyosWors - I have just a simple NSC with one distinction, no tertiary education, have NOT developed the cure for AIDS or any fancy foods (but I can cook a mean pasta), do a bit of carpentry, play some music, and do the odd software development (all self taught). I COULD list my achievements here, but they are worthless. Who I AM as a Homo Sapien is more important than what I have DONE. In all my stupidity I have figured out it is better to live and let live, to be tolerant to other people's short comings, to be humble at all times, and to take everything I have in my life as a gift from the Giver above. That means even the current political situation in South Africa. I have learnt not to judge, and I have come to understand that God looks on me the way I look on other people. I have learnt that all humans have an inherent flaw: our humanity. You raise yourself to the level of a god, where you sit and judge us "mere mortals" from your throne of self righteousness. You judge your value as a Homo Sapien by what you have achieved and amassed in your lifetime, and everybody that does not do like you is inferior, a loser, an idiot. You regard yourself as superior, by your own admission. You are truly the dregs of society, as (in spite of your obvious intellectual superiority), you behave like a fool. Even your comment on "Homosexual Sapien" shows your low class and (in)breeding.

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 23:19

      @Homo Wow your are even more stupid than I thought. The current political situation is a gift from above? Get off the drugs and get a job you bum.

  • Shelley Pembroke - 2011-05-06 10:31

    My heart is breaking for this family. The guys who did this are the most revolting of creatures. I would spit in their faces before wishing them well all the way to the noose.

  • tjoppie - 2011-05-06 10:32

    This looks more and more like guerilla warfare! nice little genocide we've got going here in south africa!! I wonder why TAU-SA is commenting even before the police?? where they the first on site??

  • Homo Sapien - 2011-05-06 10:36

    More than 18,000 people are violently killed in SA annually. This amounts to approximately 50 people per day, or 1 person every 28 minutes. Why is it that so few of these murders make the headlines? The murder of this poor helpless woman and her worker is reprehensible, but so is ALL murder. The newspapers obviously will not report on the other 48 people that will also get killed today, unless they are killed alongside a white person. Please can we have accurate news coverage, and not just the ones that are sure to cause outrage and sensation?

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 10:41

      48 less ANC votes a day is good news to me.

      Homo Sapien - 2011-05-06 10:59

      @ VuyosWors - I am on my knees at the moment praying that your mother is less facist racist idiot to contend with. If the killers can throw you into the mix, then that makes 2!

      cromagnon - 2011-05-06 11:07

      I totally agree. White people are getting bombarded with how they are getting killed, making some to scared to walk outside on their own. Thats all we see. I heard from a white policeman that we will cringe if we see what goes on in certain townships at night, when people get their salaries on weekends and gets drunk....

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 11:16

      @Homo Sapien they have tried before and come off second best. As they will next time they try.

      Jay - 2011-05-06 11:44

      @Homo Sapien - you need to update your stats tjom, courtesy of Murder with Firearms(Per Capita): SA Ranked # 1 in the world – 0.7 per 1000 people, at +\- 49 000 000 population, that’s 34300 a year, that’s 93 a day.

      Homo Sapien - 2011-05-06 12:03

      @Jay - Now you have to mess up a good story with solid, verifable facts ;-) Thanks for the update. My internet connection is a bit slow!

      Anel - 2012-03-21 02:16

      I don't care how wrong it is to write this but f### you!!Do you have any idea what it feels like getting that phone call that instantly rips apart your life, hearing those hysterical painfilled words not wanting to believe them but having reality tear trough your graphical young mind leaving you feeling... numb yet scared and helpless, and all of this in a 3min phone call Getting to the car is such a rush but once we started driving the road was never ending the car just wouldn't go faster!! You know you gotta get there NOW! But the most helpless feeling of all is knowing for a fact that no matter how quickly you get there.. your still going to be too late. Now picture this When i finally got home the police were already there its terrifying seeing the same crime scene movie routines playing out in front of you and imagine the feeling of seeing the strongest toughest bravest man in my eyes imagine , this man becoming vulnerable even to me.. this man who never who gets scared never gets hurt NEVER cries!! Had give in he couldn't hold it, it was just too much, coz on this day my Dad my Hero, he had lost his Hero on this day he lost his mother.

      Anel - 2012-03-21 02:22

      and just to get this clear out its not a frieking race thing!!! ill let you know that it wasnt like; ouww poor granma nd now we dont care no more oz the other guy is black so we dont care it was a black who did it anyway so theyr all bad no black desirves to live... NNNnnnnoooooo!!!!!! you wanna know what happend?? A i saw my be blooded Oumie laying liflessly ther on the floor eyes bright blue and swolen shut not that you could see mucch underneath all the dried blood and scars the burs wounds on her head due to the impact of the punches cearly visable to see in betwean her gray hair her blou bloodlines around her nech blood on the carpet under her the only way to realy recognise her by was her beutifull hands just laying there stil just as beutifull i neald right next to her and started praying asking God to give us streanght and even asking him to please be with the murderer aswell bring calmness over him plz FORGIVE him for hedid an unhumanly deed a type of deed humans cant usualy live with and help him before he hurts moer people pr even himself,

      Anel - 2012-03-21 02:28

      it was just around that time my Dad came to inform me that Chabalala has also gone missing and a second murder was suspectedi didnt just let it go , no i imidatly got up and started to join in the search we searched for hours and hours even yhe police had allready left to send dogs in a little later on we continued finding dead end after dead end after dead end still didnt give up it was only when the dogs had arived that we had found his body rount about half past 3 in the morning. Now youve gotta understand i had a nightmare day ii was exausted warn out still pretty mixed up i could have easily gone to bed or into the house or whatever but we didnt we didnt stop untill we found him i was crushed for his family especually coz we were going trough the exact same thing. Tjabalala fought for his life witch you could see for the marks on his body and those around the crime scene.We payd for Tjabalalas body transport and my father even gave his family some mony to help pat for the funerar and a little extra, and guess what.. he didint have to do it not at al, it was in no way whatsoever my Fathers fault, you wanna know why he did it? Coz they sufferd a big tragic unfair loss he knew their pain and he cared for them as he would if they were any other posible colour under the sun... And just the fact that he was a black man didnt doesnt and will not add or subtract or anything to the damage he caused us or change the amount of anger we felt towards him.

      Anel - 2012-03-21 02:30

      We have no care to who did the crime no, whe cared that the crime has been done and that 2 inocint people had died unnecisarily. And i honest to God hope you take back thowse words you utterd to Vuyo and vise versa... I apoligise for swearing earlier it just had me so mad that you could be as hartless as the very murderur who started all of this but i dont belive that any person can realy be like that so i apoligise... Do you have any idea wat it was like when we had to claen the room, and how it was like pikcing up bits and pices of her shatterd false teeth and then having to deal with the toughts of how hard he must have hit her the pain she was going trough how scared she must have been the heartbreaking picture of her screaming for help but nobody comes and he doesnt stop....all toughts playing over and over wile having to wipe the blood of the woman who tought you how to bake and sit like a lady to wipe her blood of of the walls of of the door and handel off off the very same cd that you had bought for her one mothers day, its a heartripping feeling an NO ONE deserves to have to feel that way, no one desirves having to go trough that He has destroid a giant part of my life and left alot of scars on me and my family My name is Anèl Wessels, and i had lost my Oumie plz South-Afrika lets not fight rather unite and stop crime and murders it takes individuals to make a difference so lets...

  • Lennox - 2011-05-06 10:38

    She was beaten beyond all recognition(70 year old?) "His head was bashed in and he was strangled. He was also stabbed with a knife,” This is evilness personified, could have locked the two in a room and taken what they wanted...over the last few months my heart has blead a thousand times. A Canadian friend arriving for a first time visit, his first words to me after reading the local newspapers at the airport whilst waiting for me to pick him up, "How on earth do you manage to live here with all this going on?". We are faced with this on a daily basis, and dare I say, become immune to it, as life has to go on. Like a doctor working in the Trauma Unit of a State hospital, having to deal with stabbings/gunshot wounds,etc, on a daily basis, needs to switch off and focus on the job at hand. Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world!

  • Podgette - 2011-05-06 10:38

    Quick question ~ will bringing back the death penalty curb this violent crime. I seriously doubt it because 1)these barbarians have not value for life; 2) would our police force, justice system be able to persue these criminals to capture, conviction and following through to death penalty implementation. If it would reduce the crime problem - BRING IT ON!!

      AJ - 2011-05-06 12:29

      It works a treat on repeat offenders though - and we have a huge amount of repeat offenders..

  • etemhoff - 2011-05-06 10:39

    ohh nooooo this is too terrible, really feel for these families..what the hell for, why, gee whizz mature people going about their lives...damn it!!! for gods sake lets vote out this useless government, they are not able to control our safety, the legal system, policing, education and health, all such important factors...come on now, this type of daily occurence is feeding the distruction of a fantastic country that all people want to build and enjoy! ENOUGH ! Sorry ANC you had my vote all these years... and your promises are just empty...i am voting elsewhere !!

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-05-06 10:40

    The voice of civil society is not being heard...We need to bring SA to a standstill for a day & demand Govt intervention into the lawless society we live in...We are tax payers, we deserve better. Condolences...

  • Kristi10 - 2011-05-06 10:40

    This is terrible my sincere condolences to the families. I am a bir confused about TAU-SA's statement about finding "the tracks of the social terrorist" Do they know who might have done this and what is a "social terrorist"?

  • - 2011-05-06 10:44

    Close down the ANC... Its is a written contract we all HAVE as proof. They are Corrupt. The whole of ANC top nationals are Criminal... Mass murderers... The document originated 1994... Still being written. The ANC are FAR worse than apartheid. They are killing OUR country!

  • MacDaKnife - 2011-05-06 10:48

    Sickning. I wonder why elect a government when they are not there to protect innocent people.

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 16:29

      Because they give there supporters grants.

  • AGENT777 - 2011-05-06 10:50


      lizmar.malan - 2011-05-06 11:16

      I fully agree with u Agent

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 12:15

      @AGENT777 AGREED!

  • Thangy - 2011-05-06 10:51

    Who was shooting the boer now, AfriForum? It couldn't have been Juju and his crowd. They couldn't do such a thing to one of their own, could they? - Sowetan

      VuyosWors - 2011-05-06 11:06

      Ever heard the term collateral damage? Look it it up you moron.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 13:30

      Wow, is speculation your best recourse? MORON!

  • ji - 2011-05-06 11:00

    sympathy to the families and loved one of these two victims . Another failure from cele and the useless SAP and zuma with his so called ruling party the braindead ANC . these murders are on cele and zuma`s bloody hands . bring back the death penalty .

  • TreeFarmer - 2011-05-06 11:05

    Poor family - whoever could do such horrible things to another person is beyond me.

  • pugwash - 2011-05-06 11:12

    We living in a country where barbaric acts such as this one are the norm. How anyone with half a brain cell can kill another human being is beyond all comprehension and bad enough, let alone beat a person beyond recognition. I'm so sorry for the son who found his mother like this and for the rest of the family and I hope and pray that the fricn bastard/s who did this are found and sentenced to a life of living hell soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • kate.laas - 2011-05-06 11:13

    And people want to know why we take the law into our own hands????? The goverment and police force do not protect this countries citizens....why should they....a new car every year and a fat pay check are clearly more important than the lives of these innocent people. Frankly I would bring back the death penalty and pull the switch myself.

  • Darren - 2011-05-06 11:13

    @Clark thanks for the back-up regarding "eterrrrrrr-hoff" By the way are you not Clark Kent. have a good day buddy!

      clark - 2011-05-06 11:32

      - My pleasure Darren - the man is a narrow- minded idiot. No, I aint Clark Kent, but I sure wish I had his powers so I could extinguish all the evil that pervades this country right now. Starting with the Anc.

  • Meneer Smit - 2011-05-06 11:19

    ..and Pres. Zumonkey wants to boost Tourism?!?! Yeah RSA is a safe place, please come visit. Land of Barbarians rather. I wonder what colour the attackers were? Or am I being racist noew?

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 13:32

      Does it matter what color they were?

  • Darren - 2011-05-06 11:20

    @EteRRRRRRRHoFF you watched 300 to many time hooo haaa hooo haaa I don't give a sh@t about race are you by Bipolar?…sorry you CAN'T go…but you guys are doing a "fantastic" job building South Africa for the best. There will be no glory in your sacrifice–hoo haa hoo haa my Spartan NOT brother

      tommy 2 - 2011-05-06 11:30

      When are you leaving mate.

  • Nawe - 2011-05-06 11:20

    @Rob You stupid racist cow! This is a very sad incident & you see it as an apportunity to lambast the gov & gain stupid points. i wish our gov could be alot more brutal towards criminals & we've all lost lives to petty crimes...

  • Meneer Smit - 2011-05-06 11:21

    I think small bands of white guys should start killing blacks in their sleeps at night. An Eye for an Eye...

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 14:13

      Use a crossbow and shoot the one's that is walking around at night.

      Adri - 2011-05-06 16:03

      Oh, ya, sure, lets! Lets sink to that level...this is crime, it doesnt just happen to white people, you just dont listen good enough to hear what happens to other south africans, jy spits jou ore net as jy hoor dis wit mense wat doodgaan is ek reg???

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 16:22

      Do I hear anything from the majority, that just happens to be not white, that their elected government must do something to stop this? They don't give a toot about it. Will they go and vote for someone else on a large scale soon? Don't think so. At some point it is not about sinking uo someone's level. It is about your own survival. It is not going to help you much when you are confronted with a situation and you don't want to kill just because it will bring you down to the scumbags level. They don't care.

  • Daniel - 2011-05-06 11:29

    Regardless, the fact of the matter is that the country is out of control with regards to violent crime, and our government is doing very little to stop it. The less crime there is the more government has to spend on social grants to support these murdering f@ckers, so they are not really motivated to do anything,by ignoring it they are keeping the heat off themselves.

  • floyed - 2011-05-06 11:37

    Is it just me or are there like 1 or 2 of these a week? I cannot imagine the wrath that will behold me when something like this happens to a person I treasure and is absolutely dear to me. But it seems that victims' relatives in general take this onslaught with irrational passivity. I haven't heard much about any type of retaliation. Do the Afrikaans families being murdered out feel that they deserve it, that it is natural, that no one would be able to do anything anyway so they just take it on the chin? Or is there a fire broiling more lambasted with scorn than the Israeli/Palestinian antagonism? I ask you with shuddering marrow pulsing through my soul. Where would this lead to? Maybe the Boere are tired of fighting. Maybe their mental capacity has surpassed that state that justifies conflict by having been able to educate themselves.

      clark - 2011-05-06 11:53

      - Well written and well put.

      Thangy - 2011-05-06 13:41

      @floyed I beg of you, don't make this a race issue, you blatantly ignore the fact that another person had his head bashed in, do you not see that this is not about race? I would estimate around 2 or 3 a week, however, in the same space of time, how many non-white murder victims did we have?? 2 or 3? please! don't marginalize yourself. Until you have lost someone, please refrain from suggesting such insensitive scenarios like: "it seems that victims' relatives in general take this onslaught with irrational passivity" "Do the Afrikaans families being murdered out feel that they deserve it, that it is natural, that no one would be able to do anything anyway so they just take it on the chin?" "Maybe the Boere are tired of fighting. Maybe their mental capacity has surpassed that state that justifies conflict by having been able to educate themselves." I mean really now!

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 14:19

      You can only push people so far. Once you reach that point you don't think straight anymore and then there is problems.

  • DebbyLou - 2011-05-06 11:42

    My condolences to both families - very sad indeed! Bring back the death penalty PLEASE!!!

  • Lekker Jan - 2011-05-06 11:50

    Beautiful country, horrible people!

      AJ - 2011-05-06 11:56

      A country is it's people - choose which one it is, can't be both.

  • Gavin - 2011-05-06 11:59

    if you look in the dictionary at the definition of the word coward, you'll see SA Criminals listed as examples. killing a 70 year old woman: I HOPE YOU BURN IN HELL ! I'd gladly submit to load shedding if it meant that we could fry all the criminals on the electric chair.

  • WhiteAfrican - 2011-05-06 12:05

    Finally News24 find it important enough to report on. bah!

  • ocon777 - 2011-05-06 12:07

    and Malema is stirring the pot of hatred. He sees these things as a success.

  • Gazwa - 2011-05-06 12:13

    It is a sad day for South Africa, a sad day for all involved across the spectrum of the rainbow nation. It does not help the families when they read the drivel that is posted here: Who cares if someone wants to leave, that is thier choice. Sometimes I wonder if ever we can get past the racial divide that the ruling party relies on to keep us divided so that they and other elitists bleed this country dry. The Rhetoric that is fed to us on a daily basis has one purpose only and that is to stoke the fires and racial tensions. While we argue with one another they laugh at us all and live it up at our expense. Black,white,Indian,Coloured, everyone , it does not matter, I may not be a South African by birth but dammit people we need to brush aside the crap and we need to put our efforts into removing those despots from power or the Rainbow Nation and the Democracy we all long for will fade into insignificance. My condolences to the all the families who have lost loved ones through senseless acts of crime.

      keng - 2011-05-06 13:51

      There NEVER was a rainbow nation it was simply advertised as such. To have a rainbow nation one would require the majority of the population to defend the rights of people with different cultures. It's NEVER EVER going to happen.I am sure that you are sincere in what you wrote but; we don't have a homogeneous population we are to divided by religion,language and ethnic groups. Throw into the mix that the majority believe locality is more important than honesty.

      keng - 2011-05-06 13:52

      should have read "TOO divided"

      keng - 2011-05-06 13:55

      Should have read "Loyalty" not locality. Must read my comments before posting

  • tokoloshe - 2011-05-06 13:25

    Sick cowardly savage bastards!!!!!!!time to take up arms people so we can blow the heads of these murdering savages

  • Point Blank - 2011-05-06 13:28


  • DoublySalmon - 2011-05-06 13:28

    This didn't happen during Apartheid.

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 15:53

      It is because the murderers and rapist were not allowed to stay next to you.

  • Jim - 2011-05-06 13:35

    Tommy2 You are a sick aarsehole Im quite sure in person you are a guttless individual.

  • Jungle Jim - 2011-05-06 14:58

    Well thanks to Malema and his cronies, we'll see more of this. Workers and other victims are merely causalities of his crusade. I wish the judge throws the book at him and Mr. Mandela bans him from the ANC.

      Marcell - 2011-05-06 15:03

      Mandela is a puppet on a string.

  • Susannomore - 2011-05-06 19:18

    No amount of money is worth 1 life, let alone 2. My condolenses to the families

  • Anel - 2012-03-21 02:33

    Plz people dont make a war out of this

  • pages:
  • 1