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Kuruman farmer brutally beaten

2012-06-24 20:14

Johannesburg - A Northern Cape man has been attacked on a farm near Kuruman, police said on Sunday.

"It is believed that three unidentified men gained entry and brutally beat the elderly man," said Captain Cherelle Ehlers.

They fled in Joseph van Heerden's white Toyota Hilux bakkie.

"He is being treated in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition," she said, but added that he could not tell the police exactly what had happened because of his injuries.

He was alone at the time of the attack on Saturday night.

The attack was the latest in a series of farm attacks reported since the beginning of June.

A 57-year-old farmer was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money at his farm in Lichtenburg, North West on 8 June and an elderly couple was attacked n their farm near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal on 11 June.

An elderly farmer was shot dead, and his wife was wounded when they were attacked on their farm in Tolwe, Limpopo, on 20 June.

The attacks and the murder have been condemned by human rights groups and political parties.

Agricultural union TAU-SA has proposed that farm attacks be regarded as priority crimes.

The Christian Democratic Party has appealed to the government to react strongly to attacks on farmers.

AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets said the civil rights group had submitted a memorandum to Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa asking for the establishment of a special rural safety unit.

Comments
  • Henk - 2012-06-24 20:22

    One of these days farmers are going to retaliate, and then we might find ourselves in big trouble...

      thebe.tau - 2012-06-24 20:36

      I very much doubt it,farmers are bussiness people they want peace and freedom to run their farms, they have a lot to lose,that is why they always meet with the police to find solutions. What we need is govnm funded security systems.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-06-24 20:42

      They are too far apart. Therefore easily isolated.

      art5SA - 2012-06-24 20:49

      I just hope one day I will read in the headlines how the FARMER has shot and killed 9 possible attackers.... and was NOT ARRESTED!!!!!! I am so looking forward to that day!

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-06-24 22:00

      I appeal to the black community to PLEASE spread words around to your families and friends that this is wrong! Maybe, just maybe the word will spread all the way to these animals still living in the apartheid era! The ANC government is clearly not interested in helping so it's up to the black people to speak to their fellow black brothers... This needs to stop. These attackers do not understand what they are doing. This country will end up just like Zimbabwe. I just wish all the ANC supporters eyes will open and see what is actually happening today. I am not saying you should vote DA in the next elections. JUST DO NOT VOTE ANC! Vote COPE if you have too... This ANC dictators are stuck in the past and our country will NOT forward as long as they are in power!

      martin.britchford.5 - 2012-06-25 07:38

      What these cowards dont realise is that these farmers easily could have retaliated right off the bat, SA does have some of the worlds most aggressive people, but they have not done so? why? cos decent folks dont just start a war for the kicks, they not out to hurt or kill, they provide all of our chow, from the maize for pap right through to sunflowers and prickly pears(for no reason that makes any sense) poultry and the steaks and whatever we chowed on the braai this weekend. Only an idiot would start a war, because regardless of the numbers on either side there will be alot of bloodshed for an issue that can be easily solved with governments help in making state land available with real world training and guidance from the current farmers, we could double the food production in 10-15 years, create plentiful jobs, and make a change, but does anyone rate the politicians will fall for anything that improves the picture? NOPE! their priorities lie else where.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 07:51

      Quote " The attacks and the murder have been condemned by human rights groups and political parties. " I dont hear the cANCer condeming these attacks !

      gail.rieck.9 - 2012-06-25 07:58

      This is "land grap without compensation!" The government is never going to intervene, they a bunch of cowards, so the only way they can steal the farms is to murder and injure the elderly and defenceless farmers!

      Warmonger - 2012-06-25 09:04

      The blacks in this country want a 'war'. They are saying it themselves, and not in a veiled, "this-is-my-interpretation" way -No-, they are saying it out loud, in the open, directly to our faces (quote lamola).. But for some reason we are still to dumb to take notice, and there are still many whites who think it will not happen, Cannot[??] happen? It is clear the white frog has been in the heating pot too long. I'm just scared that by the time we have been 'pushed too far' there is going to be too few pale faces left to do anything. And yes africa will starve (as have been proven after many take-overs in many african countries), but that does not stop the locusts from eating what they can find today... Time is running out

      daniel.jacobs.3766 - 2012-06-25 11:27

      Henk, One of these days there won't be any farmers left.

      merven.halo - 2012-06-25 11:28

      'What we need is govnm funded security systems.' Like the Commando system that the ANC disbanded to make the farmers easy targets?

      darryl.maze1 - 2012-06-25 12:13

      Let the farmers, white ppl, indians, clrds and chinese. Lets leave it to the africans, drop ship loads of guns and ammunition and let them wipe themselves out. The west and the east must stop all there wolrd aid to africa and lets see how long Africa will survive. They will rather destroy than build and grow farms. Look at most if africa.

      Harry - 2012-06-25 12:39

      To Abdolabdol, you are right about Mandela; see the following shortened prophetical words: The big spiritual earthquake is coming, there is little time left. I have shaken America and am getting ready to shake this Nation, South Africa. I am ready to birth this Nation, to change her destiny, her eternal destiny in a moment in time. But it is not the way you think, for My ways are higher than man’s ways. Laughter will turn into mourning and weeping for a moment. Through the soccer world cup I focused the attention of the Nations on South Africa. Now that I have their attention, I will show them what is about to happen in this nation. The enemy of your souls has through lies and false promises built up anger and frustration in the hearts of the oppressed. This will be released as a flood. They will shout “Revenge, Revenge”. Chaos, disorder and crime will be unleashed. But I will intervene after a short while for vengeance is Mine, not mans. My love will draw those who come through and are not yet in my fold, back to their home, My body. There will be such a hunger for Me after this dreadful moment. My Name will be proclaimed everywhere. When the hourglass of that man whom the world worships and adores runs out. I AM a consuming fire, the Righteous One. I will bring calm and Godly order to this nation. I devour the works of darkness. Am I, not the light, the true light, exposing all that is hidden?

  • sipho.mashabala - 2012-06-24 20:26

    Genocide! Soon the UN will hold Zuma liable. Be very carefull Zuma.

      fredster.mania.5 - 2012-06-25 07:20

      WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT THIS MR PRESIDENT?

      Warmonger - 2012-06-25 09:46

      ...daughterS, and their daugters and [female] friends...

      Junebugg - 2012-06-25 10:12

      People there is a difference between Genocide and Crime...In the USA Black people are the Minority and they get killed more than any race is it Genocide. In South Africa I can also assure you that Black people die more than White people..Is it also Genocide?? Crime affect everyone, I just dont understand why when a one race gets killed "Its genocide" and when another gets killed "Its crime". Well may the soul of this farmer rest in peace and I hope they catch these criminals

      Ngaka - 2012-06-25 10:45

      @janebugg~I couldn't have said it better myself....@ntate mashabala~a re tlogeleng go sensationali(sa) go bolaiwa ga makgowa.Bathobaso ba bolaiwa mehle bjalo ka dintji,eupja a re ke re ekwa le re ke genocide.E no bitjwa crime..aowa batho nke le tlogeleng go dira merafe e mengwe ye bohlokwa go feta e mengwe.

      Heibrin - 2012-06-25 10:45

      @junebugg: so in the US elderly black women are tortured with boiling water, then raped with broken bottles and finally bludgeoned to death? Are two year old black kids in the US killed by having their heads beaten in, after their parents are killed in a manner which seasoned police officers describe as torture?? WAKE UP!!!

      merven.halo - 2012-06-25 11:33

      @junebugg.kinte and GaePhetwane The difference between crime and genocide is: 1. for crime the government don't sing songs instigating the murder of a certain race 2. for crime the government don't disband the only defense the victims might have

  • alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-06-24 20:30

    Keep pushing us. Just don't start squealing when we start pushing back.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-24 20:30

    All farmers should get government subsidised security systems, let's all call for that-viva farm security viva.

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 20:36

      http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=123854 Hay Thebe that aint going to happen. The ANC is already claiming this land hence they actually support this in my humble opinion. @Sipho I can only hope and pray, this is just the beginning.

      Koos - 2012-06-25 04:20

      I can only shake my head after reading that cr@p.

  • Cassandra Eileen Olivier - 2012-06-24 20:31

    The worst is yet to come...

  • wesleywt - 2012-06-24 20:36

    Time to shoot trespassers and feed them to the pigs. These are not humans they are animals who need to be put down.

      thebe.tau - 2012-06-24 20:37

      Second that

  • amanda.dewinnaar - 2012-06-24 20:41

    Senseless and heartless. Three against an elderly individual.. Cowards!

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-24 20:43

    ANC govnm cares about nobody, we are giving you an ultimatum to give farmers security free of charge, no negotiation, do it now.

  • lephans.lufuno - 2012-06-24 20:47

    I strongly condemn dis nasty behavior buy dose brainless cowards thugs with a question in mind dat is dis wat dey call war?,bt it should be declared first so that other oppornet can be aware

      koos.vandermerwe.338 - 2012-06-24 23:46

      In their community they are known. Why is the community not doing something? Is it because the victum is white?

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 20:48

    Im starting to think that there is no way out after reading this link http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=123854. I really am convinced that the ruling party is behind all these killings, hence the silence. Genocide is being commited.

      Andrew - 2012-06-24 20:59

      Well if that's true Charnelle, it would be a very sad day in our history.

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 21:09

      And Drewka, I was hopefull, I promise you I was hopefull, if I think of my little boy and his buddy at school called Handsome, they are the best of buds, they play rugby and soccer together, funny Handsome's mum makes the best bread that money can buy, she says her boy is a big boy cause of all the bread that he eats and he is GOING to be like BEAST in the South-African rugby team, I said to her the other day I am officially convinced when I saw Handsome rugby tackle Tristan and sent him flying LOL. This saddens me, because Handsome is a black Sotho boy, Tristan is a white English boy, they dont know Racism. The two boys cant be apart from each other for 1 day without big drama. I hate to see the day that I tell my boy that we are leaving this country and we are leaving Handsome cause we have no choice. Just a thought.

      sipho.mashabala - 2012-06-24 21:39

      MillionWatts? Are you the father of Hansome of Tristan? How can you possibly say this without knowing these people or these kids. I doubt very much that you can make such an assumption, kids are innocent in all of this, its not rocket science. Only you would be sceptical on the relationships between 3 year olds, you are using your skewed political views and incinuating that children would share these views. This is pittyfull. I pitty you, as these kids are our future. @Charnelle, I read your article, 100% thumbs up, you views are objective and I also read your link. I dont blame white folks for being against the ruling party. They are to busy with their in-fighting to know what goes on in this country. I am appalled as I was hopefull after Nelson came into power, yet, Zuma has destroyed this all. I as a black person am just as disgusted with these clowns that call themselves a government. Civil war is brewing. Slowly but surely and that ends up horribly for the ones who are least deservant.

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 21:50

      @Millionwats, whatever. Go and teach as many kids as you can about your views. Disgusting. It is due to people like you that racism will live on forever. For every farmer that is murdered, the government will save on the forced compensation that they would have to give the farmer when Land reform kicks in. By killing the farmer, they save heaps. This is the only conclusion that I can come to, seriously people read this link that I have posted. Is all a scheme being plotted by the ruling party!

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 22:39

      Oh Millionwats1, your female? I doubt strongly you have children. You would understand my comment if you did. Yes its not the sollution to race relations, but it does show that no one is born racist. As for the madam comment, you really really really hate white people dont you? This derrogatory statement that you make towards me doesnt really resolve anything either does it. Madam. Oh and I doubt very very much Sipho is patronized. Its just you Megawat1, its all just you Jimmy. So much hatred is not good for you, it will make you sick. A elderly man has lost his life. You make it about race, two children playing together, you say its due to the fact that Handome is patronized. Sad Sad Sad...Madam.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-06-24 22:59

      You got your facts all mixed up there. Thank God the senior citizen was not killed like you say. I got kids and they play with everybody. You say kids are not born racist so what happened to you lot? Someone teaches you right? Therein lies the problem. My point is that don't be condescending towards blacks if you genuinely think they are equals. Some of us don't seek approval from any race so we find ourselves unpopular with people who have racist tendencies( to borrow from one Juju) Anyway this is not bout you and me so I hope the victim gets well soon and the criminals get apprehended.

      Charnelle - 2012-06-24 23:18

      Lol Condacending statements towards blacks, ok there is seriously something wrong with your level of comprehension. \r\nIm the least racist person you will ever come across, but I hate the ANC and their values. Yet you make derrogotary statements about me, Madam. ARE YOU FOR REAL?

      Charnelle - 2012-06-24 23:38

      Oh please Jimmy, if that even is your real name, go and play on the train tracks, the same way it would feel if I ask you to do my Laundry, you goof. You insulted me, you insulted Sipho. If you cant see this, well then there really is no hope for you MADAM. Oh and im not here to teach you, thats your governments job. So now go troll someone else, off you go. Your starting to make me think your a crazy ass stalker. Freakazoid.

      millionwatts1 - 2012-06-24 23:43

      Emotion is overtaking reason so let me leave you alone.

      Charnelle - 2012-06-24 23:45

      Thank God for that.... JEEZ starting to get worried there.. What a wierdo..

      koos.vandermerwe.338 - 2012-06-24 23:49

      I don't have Greek or Italian friends why should I have Zulu/ Xhosa/ Pedi friends? I don't even go out of my way to have English friends.

      Moi - 2012-06-25 12:09

      @Koos - I don't think anyone is insisting that you go out and get yourself a black/indian/coloured/english friend. That's not the point. I am also raising my children to be colour blind. It's not about what someone looks like on the outside, it's about who they are and the things they do. I want my children to pick their friends on the basis of their personality, not on the colour of their skin or the language they speak.

  • thebe.tau - 2012-06-24 20:49

    Hey govnm we are not asking you we are demanding farm security now not after mangaung not after Zuma's wedding, we demand it today.

  • danie.terblans.3 - 2012-06-24 20:55

    SAPS NC have arrested 4 suspects in connection with case. Good work Kuruman Police!

      merven.halo - 2012-06-25 11:38

      Until the ANC let the dockets get lost...

  • jan.henning.14 - 2012-06-24 21:05

    Why don't the farmers form a Community-Policing Forum and protect themselves? The ANC Government has abolished the Commando system for political reasons and didn't fill the void left by this sheer stupidity. The only legal way to recover from this is to form a non-political community forum, equip it from own funds, steer clear of politicians abusing the system, involve the SAPS, do own patrols and make own arrests. It can be done and it will work if all join in and commit. It is no use turning these incidents into political 'stones'.

      koos.vandermerwe.338 - 2012-06-25 00:04

      Do you trust the saps? I don't. Back in the good old days( when criminals were kept where they stay) the SADF stationed one/two soldiers to farmers for protection. But then again, today I will not trust any of them.

      merven.halo - 2012-06-25 11:39

      The majority of the farm attackers got SAPS links, I for sure don't trust them.

  • blouberg - 2012-06-24 21:16

    Somebody made this statement elsewhere on news24...'I have sad news for all of you. The ANC will pursue a "scorched earth" policy in respect of farms. They would rather have their supporters die of starvation, and the economy of this country laid bare, before they offer white farmers any support. Their resentment of white farmers is very deep. So I encourage farmers to go back to the Kommando system, and go on the offensive rather than expect any help from the ANC.' I'm afraid he might be right.

      hendrikvs - 2012-06-24 21:21

      The farming community has to find a way to take care of themselves. The ANC is not going to help them as they have been turning a blind eye to this serious issue since 1994. They are too busy to satisfy their personal greed - in many forms - to be concerned about the citizens of the country.

  • raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-24 21:18

    You don't have to guess who these coward savage barbarians are.DON'T hold your breath if you think this incompetent so called government will do anything.They more concerned about how much money they can put in their pocket,jetsetting and highflying.THE CRIME IN THIS GOD FORSAKEN HELL HOLE OF A COUNTRY IS SICKENING AND THE GOBLIN LOOKING PRESIDENT REFUSES TO PASS THE DEATH SENTENCE AS THINKS THAT THE BRUTALITY AND CRIME IS NORMAL.

      mark.page.923171 - 2012-06-24 23:57

      True, why would they speak out against this systematic genocide. This is truly shocking, in a so called democracy, we have a president singing about the killing of white people. http://www.mrctv.org/sites/default/files/embedcache/111196.html

  • matt.cumming.77 - 2012-06-24 21:22

    I cant believe some of these idiots can even try and justify this. i dont care if u dont have land. I dont care if your bush was taken 100 years ago. I dont own land and i dont go around attacking people. An elderly man was beaten up u heartless bastards!

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-24 21:23

    and mostly its the elderly suffering...damn the cowards to hell

  • Digger - 2012-06-24 21:25

    Unfortunately this is the reality of Africa. The majority are unproductive, unmotivated and uneducated individuals that just want what other have. They aren’t prepared to stand up and be accountable for the position they are in. Rather they will blame everyone else and make excuses why they can’t succeed and hate everyone that has succeeded. So then you get leaders that jump all over it like the ANCYL and call for economic power to the people and make comments like, “good riddance to foreign investment” and “we will take the land”…..Anyone with half a brain would think that these leader are complete idiot’s and don’t have a clue, but for the ‘majority’ of Africans it sounds perfect!! I get all this for free, because I am just a poor little done in black man. So yes they chase away foreign money, they take away all the land and productive farms, they chase away all the productive people (black and white) and even take over all the houses that are left abandoned because the rightful owners can’t sell them….then what?

  • Digger - 2012-06-24 21:25

    It’s just a matter of time before those houses have broken down to the level of a shack (where they started), they have no job’s, they have no farm’s producing food for them, the government has no money and thus they have no electricity, water, sewerage systems, decent roads, health care and the list goes on. In short they land up back to where they were before they chases all the productive people away, except even worse off by a large margin. I have worked in many African countries and the story and evidence is the same every time, try as you will a fact is a fact. The bottom line is Africa is ruled by the majority and the majorities are idiots and it will take thousands of years for them to come around and see the big picture.

      Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-24 21:47

      They will never see the big picture They need to be educated but they don't want that. They are lazy and want to steal from the coloniasts.

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-24 21:26

    Scum!!! And then the ANCYL said it's a national tragedy because 3 of their members were killed in a bus accident. Like hell!

  • Stephan Swanepoel - 2012-06-24 21:29

    Crimes like farm murders, rhino poaching and all other crimes for that matter, in this country should be handled as a state of emergency! And in such a state of emergency why not use our fully paid but way under utilized military to assist the police, to seek and destroy those responsible for holding the rest of us South Africans for ransom and committing a kind of slow genocide. It will be a win ( tax spending on defense gets used proper ), win ( crime is put under control ), win ( and the majority of us gets freed from the siege we are currently under ) solution. Our constitution and laws state that the military is to be used of defence purposes ie foreign attack only and that the police is a law enforcing community service. Well Mr. Government as far as i am concern, crime has become a foreign (terror) attack on my fellow South Africans and I and therefore constitute WAR, which in return justify immediate DEFENCE!

  • Mavhungu Vincent - 2012-06-24 21:30

    Sad storry, lets respect elders people whether indian, colored, or what. But people lets react the same way when farmers attack innocent people.

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-06-24 21:51

      Let me know which farmer attacked innocent people,or are you also suffering with verbal diarrhoea.

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-06-25 00:12

      Where you attacked, Mavhungu? Put it out there. However, if you stole, wrecked equipment while under the influence, or trespassed, you will find the the same reaction from any farmer - Black or White. In fact, if you did the same in any township, you would be dead. Our Farmers know the New! Improved! Police Force has their hands tied.

  • wendy.n.schmidt - 2012-06-24 21:32

    Maybe it is time we start doing something about all these farm attacks ..

      moses.mbagwu.5 - 2012-06-24 21:42

      It is time really.we must respect one another.

      koos.vandermerwe.338 - 2012-06-25 00:17

      What is the pedi word for respect?

  • brenda.sibeko - 2012-06-24 21:35

    These farm attacks mst stop nw. Our country cnt b ruled by crime lyk ths

  • justin.hall.355138 - 2012-06-24 21:35

    We need to have war simple as that

  • warren.nel.942 - 2012-06-24 21:36

    Genocide .... http://www.google.com/cse?cx=011585033642329380267:ku3r7ahsros

      warren.nel.942 - 2012-06-24 21:38

      Brave African Warriors

  • mihovil.cizmin - 2012-06-24 21:37

    Im not from South Africa but this is sick. How can anyone hurt an old and helpless person? I know history very well and I can only say you that black people who are doing this should realize that South Africa without white people is just an ordenery African country full of crime and civil wars between tribes. SA is 1st economy of Africa thanks to Boers and English. If you kill all white farmers who will feed you?? BLACK "FARMERS"? I dont think so... 90% farms assigned to black people in SA are doomed and robbed by their own new owners. It is easier to steal then to earn.

      simphiwe.buthelezi.71 - 2012-06-24 22:25

      Mihovil, your comments stink of ignorance! Why the hell would u say RSA is nothing without whites? Your mind is still colonised and no wonder u decided to leave your country and settled here. farmers are a defined group of south africans who get more publicity when they have suffered crime. U don't have a clue of how many ordinary citizens suffer crime on daily basis, black and white, but their cases don't make it to the media. U can't have a police officer for every farm as u can't do the same for all citizens who suffer crime daily. Let's have solutions put forwards instead of ranting and raciallising this issue.

      Irene - 2012-06-24 22:53

      Simphiwe ~ As usual, you're talking out your ass. Milhovil is quite correct in what he says. Then you have the cheek to say this mustn't be racialised !!!!!! News for you pal, the farmer's aren't attacked by whites, little children aren't raped by whites so because you're embarrassed that the real criminals in this country are your brothers, you want to quickly so that it mustn't be racialised????? Up yours!

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-06-25 00:18

      Irene, Irene. A Black Woman farmer was raped and killed by a former worker less than 2km's from our farm. NOT a thumbsuck, but reality. Little kids are raped by Whites every day. We have a plethora of ancient White paedophiles that made SA their home. We need to tighten up our laws as to who we allow into the Country. That is what we should focus on, among other things. Your anger has interfered with your reasoning.

      banks.motsoeneng - 2012-06-25 01:54

      N you are?

      banks.motsoeneng - 2012-06-25 01:56

      Where you from ?

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 08:00

      @ simphiwe....It IS racial. Fact is it's black on white to be precise. As long as it portrays you as the victim race, you black people racialise everything when it suits you.mMost of the whites on these sites are hypocrites when it comes to race, they pass comments like " savages, animals, etc, etc when we all know who they are referring to. But the very same people give you thumbs down when one brings " race into it. "

      jaymz.hurly - 2012-06-25 08:02

      Mihovil you are very wise in saying that but there black people capable of farming but they not the ones getting the farm...the african cycle going chase away the white people gain power of the country civil war breaks out (blacks against black) economy goes down the drain proven in almost every country in africa...south africa is the only super power africa can give and trust me we no super power but the only reason we are where we are is step one in the cycle thanks to the grean nelson mandela was not put into action

      jaymz.hurly - 2012-06-25 08:02

      Mihovil you are very wise in saying that but there black people capable of farming but they not the ones getting the farm...the african cycle going chase away the white people gain power of the country civil war breaks out (blacks against black) economy goes down the drain proven in almost every country in africa...south africa is the only super power africa can give and trust me we no super power but the only reason we are where we are is step one in the cycle thanks to the great nelson mandela was not put into action

      bhingisankore.tafari - 2012-06-25 11:14

      Go back to a place you call home....Mihovil..Please ....Willing seller and willing buyer greatest fraud to have entered the books of rule in our country...Give black People their own land its all we want ...we don't care if go back back to U-Rope.at least our dignity will be restored....

      mihovil.cizmin - 2012-06-25 11:35

      Well... I am from Croatia, small European country with 4.5 milion people. I lived in the 5th biggest town of Croatia and i have never in my life saw a bank robbery, murder, rape, not even a car accident. In my country 99% of population are whites and if there is crime it is done by people from another countrys who come in Croatia on summer like "tourists" and then they do crime... And some of you tell that in SA are some white people who do crime and some black people who are victims. Well OFC but mayoriti of victims are whites and mayoriti of attackers are blacks. Case closed. And I saw some of the black people saying that murdering and raping white farmers is OK because that is their land and not ours and that whites should go back to Europe. I say why? Whites are in SA from 17th century. THAT IS 500 YEARS. They fought in Boer wars for that country and spilled blood so that black can rape and kill them today??? I dont think so. You have the best quality of live in whole Africa thanks to whites and their hardwork and tehnology. Show some gratitude.

      bheki.khumalo.737 - 2012-06-25 13:52

      HEY BOET LET ME REMIND IF IT WAS NOT FOR THE ANC YO BLACK SHINY ASS WOULD BE STARVING WHEREVR THE HELL U CAME BCOZ OF ANC U CN SEAT INFRONT OF A PC AND BARK LIKE U R

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-24 21:37

    Whites Unite!

      Irene - 2012-06-24 22:54

      Not only that. It's time all domestics and gardeners go and look for work at their black brothers and sisters homes. Time for all us to practise WEE.

      Koos - 2012-06-25 00:45

      The whiteys should get rid of their domestics and gardeners. Let them go and ask Spearmint for a job.

      Alice - 2012-06-25 01:35

      But who is going to manicure your gardens for R300 p/m and clean your houses for R850 p/m? Don't paint all blacks with the same brush please. You are so fortunate to have maids that you pay peanuts. Go to UK or Aussie and see how much ppl pay an hour for a childminder or housekepper. Majority of Saffas abroad cannot afford to have a maid in their houses or hire a garden boy.

      Koos - 2012-06-25 03:47

      Some of my fellow whiteys are to f ing lazy too clean up after themselves. I don't have a garden technician or a domestic worker. I got rid of them long ago. We as a family don't need someone to clean up after us. I have adapted the garden to be less labour intensive. My weedeater is still going after 5 years and my lawn mower after 8. Now the family spend more quality time together. Stop being lazy!!!

      Heibrin - 2012-06-25 05:36

      @Alice: Funnily enough, most if not all whites emigrating abroad adapt very fast, and learn to live without them. Black people think that whites can't do the garden / laundry etc. Surprise, surprise: we can, however in SA it IS convenient and affordable, but then again, labor is plentiful, and by implication, cheap. Both the UK and Australia (especially the latter) have sever shortages of skilled / semi-skilled labor, which is why it is so expensive. In South Africa the opposite is true: semi-skilled labor, such as gardening / basic child-care is in over abundance, hence why it is so cheap. My dad (who is retired in Bunbury, Western Australia) spends one day a week doing the gardening, and Mom spend a day on laundry and they share cleaning the house. Easy-peasy, no further expenses, and no randoms in their house.

  • Carlton - 2012-06-24 21:38

    Something must be done about crime in general and I am sure farm/rural murders will stop completely.

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-24 21:50

      What do you propose Carlton? Have you seen the Government being pro-active about farm murders and murder in general? No! It's time for whites to unite and do something about it. The time is now. We cant wait for every farmer to be murdered and then say "we should have done something".

  • Cameron - 2012-06-24 21:39

    Farmers...enough is enough!!! Hire some RECCES and some SADF boys...time to protect yourselves! The law is not on your side and never will be! It favours the criminals! You have plenty of farmland to bury these okes in!

      Stewart Croucamp - 2012-06-24 21:51

      Those of us who were members of the then SADF are now too old to take up arms. We need young men trained to assist in the protection of our farmers. Any volunteers?

      Irene - 2012-06-24 22:55

      Stewart ~ You are NEVER too old. I'm a female and I'm ready.

      rock.jason.52 - 2012-06-25 02:02

      Is the law ever be on the side of victims? Never, so far I know this law is was written by white for white people and if today u can reject it because isn't protecting you then I have something to laugh on!!! If we can try to introduce our law you wouldn't even have time to comment here! Enjoy the freedom and the favor of law and white judges u guys have!!!

      Heibrin - 2012-06-25 05:55

      @Stewart: whilst it may be true for people of my fathers age, I myself as well as a lot of my friends did receive military training (some of us abroad as well as locally), even if we didn't end up on the border. If (when?) civil war comes, we will be there, have no fear.

      Cameron - 2012-06-25 06:21

      Oh..rock...you mean he law of democracy....im sorry your people dont understand that yet...but maybe one day...and thats a BIG maybe ;)

      Jeanet - 2012-06-25 11:13

      If people think its ok to kill people and bury them in their own farms? wake up every morning to see a field you know has dead bodies that you killed?eeeeuw!!!!! i'm disgusted more by you than the atual perpetrators. sis!!! to even think that, where is the humanity?

  • msaka.lekhosi - 2012-06-24 21:53

    ANCYL stop what you are going. Let 16 December be meaningful and abide to the constitution of the Republic of South Africa.

  • Itumeleng - 2012-06-24 21:58

    It's 'eFFing' enough now, this bloody Guavament must start protecting our farmers, if they all perish we will be a doomed, hungry nation. This makes ,e sick to the stomach. Bloody disgusting savages. I say all farmers should have a right to shoot and kill any filthy thing that comes uninvited to their farms. Nxa argghhh maan.

      Heibrin - 2012-06-25 05:58

      @rock: you mean like the Xhosa took from the Koi San, and the Zulu's from the Xhosa?

      Cameron - 2012-06-25 06:44

      aahhh my friend rock jason from paarl....got a friend working on getting your IP adress as we speak...expect a court order and a phone call soon :D

      Malavi10 - 2012-06-25 07:53

      oho please! Go get a life.

      merven.halo - 2012-06-25 11:47

      @rock.jason.52 : like the Xhosas etc took from the Khoi Sans?

  • Andrew Stark - 2012-06-24 22:04

    Death penalty will sort out this country. Why doesn't the press talk more bout this opposed to the infighting of the ANC

      lynn.syme.1 - 2012-06-24 22:14

      The death penalty hasnt sorted out Texas!

      Andrew Stark - 2012-06-24 22:20

      You can't start to even try compare the two

      David - 2012-06-24 22:22

      Are you mad Andrew? Becareful what you wish for pal...

      Irene - 2012-06-24 23:15

      I fully support the death penalty but certainly not with the cANCer scum in power. Their incompetence knows no bounds.

      Heibrin - 2012-06-25 06:02

      @Rock: start with the blacks who killed other blacks... you know, the 17000 that was killed by other blacks during apartheid (compared to the what 700 killed by white security forces). Then go on to those ANC members who committed acts of terror on non-military targets. Then take those MK members who managed and operated the 'Death Camps' in Zim, Botswana etc. Then take those blacks who raped and murdered whites for the past 18 years. Now YOU have an idea of how many blacks will hang or be injected. IDIOT.

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 10:11

      The threat of " life " imprisonment or other such " heavy " sentances does not appear to deter criminals either. Does it now ? Public executions would be good. Let the tsotsi's see what awaits them !

      Heibrin - 2012-06-25 10:49

      @Rob: no need to go to such an extreme. All we need to do is bring back hard labor as well as corporal punishment. Problem solved.

  • ratsaka.eugene - 2012-06-24 22:08

    Like I said before, this is way too convenient. These farm murders are a set up by those who are already in war. With the hatred we have against each other it's so easy. And next, next they gonna kill a black guy and make it look like a race killing. And...voila we have a civil war on our hand. The Tolwe murder was the work of professionals. Made it look like a robbery. Now this attack? This is where NIA should try to intervene. Let us wake up South Africa. We are being sold here to each other by one salesman. I have my suspects!!

      Irene - 2012-06-24 23:16

      Like I said before, you watch too many movies. Just can't face the truth can you?

      rob.baggaley - 2012-06-25 10:14

      And...voila !!!!

  • stephen.king.900 - 2012-06-24 22:12

    Message to Jacob Zuma. Tonight on tv you were making a noise about the anc still being regarded as a1 terrorist organisation, well to my mind this is proof that you are because nothing is done about these killings, nothing is done to curb the crime and corruption, nothing is done about the education system,in fact books are thrown away, nothing is done about the poor health system. In fact nothin is done,leaving the average citizen in a state of terror at the slow downfall of this beautiful country.

      Genet - 2012-06-25 09:36

      Well written, and you are absolutely correct.

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-06-24 22:12

    f*cking animals shoot them on the spot!

  • blouberg - 2012-06-24 22:16

    When I read about yet another farmer being brutally murdered, some whilst asleep, I have to wonder why. It seems to me that you are being murdered just because someone sang ‘kill the boer’. The ANCYL are threatening war over land and the ANC do nothing to condone this. What does this say about the governing party? They are cowards and are happy for this to happen. It is clear that those corrupt hooligans aren’t going to do anything. What I don't get is why you don't stand up and do something? Challenge that corrupt excuse of a leader called Zuma. Stand united and protect your loved ones. Whatever you do, try your best to do it peacefully. The last thing SA needs is a war. You are providing food to the population, so what is going to happen to our beautiful country if the ANC succeed with their master plan? SA is heading in the same directions as Zimbabwe. Let’s face it, the ANCYL are saying what the big guys are secretly hoping for. I don’t know how you should deal with this, but please don’t let this carry on for any longer.

  • blouberg - 2012-06-24 22:17

    Yes your forefathers have done a terrible wrong in the past, which is the motivation behind all these murders, but I wish people could find it in their hearts to forgive. That would be the human thing to do because two wrongs don’t make a right. I wish that everybody in SA could forget about skin colour, love one another and live in harmony. Be the rainbow nation that Mandela imagined. Many people already feel that SA has no hope… ‘Until the philosophy which holds one race superior and another inferior is permanently discredited and abandoned, until there are no longer first-class and second-class citizens of any nation, until the colour of a man's skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes, until the basic human rights are equally guaranteed to all without regard to race, until bigotry and prejudice and malicious and inhuman self-interest have been replaced by understanding and tolerance and goodwill, until that day, the dream of lasting peace in SA will remain but a fleeting illusion, to be pursued but never attained. ‘ Fight for what is right and be confident in the victory of good over evil.

  • Sulette Behnke - 2012-06-24 22:26

    Kill a farmer, go hungry. Don't these criminals get it?

  • luca.delbianco.3 - 2012-06-24 22:39

    enough of the gov's devil may care attitude.

  • ditoare.gypsy - 2012-06-24 22:57

    Its make Sense mos, in KURUMAN farmer will be attacked in JHB bank will be robbed

      merven.halo - 2012-06-25 11:49

      What an idiotic statement, please show where the ANC sings songs about robbing banks.

  • skabhu.citizen - 2012-06-24 23:01

    Crime is affecting everyone in SA ( black and white), lets unite and fight it

  • Chappies ZA - 2012-06-24 23:03

    Bloody Shame!

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-06-24 23:10

    Its sad that this is happening, has been happening and wonder when will it stop. When the culprits are arrested they will be called suspects instead of criminals. @ court there will be people chanting and singing struggle songs as if this criminals are heroes, sic. Solution for resolving crime in our country is to change the justice system and bring bach death sentence.

      jaymz.hurly - 2012-06-25 07:40

      I don't feel that's the only way...if we can just educate the masses of south africa they will understand that the white people will never go back to the way things were before 94 as it is just not possible lesson has been learned but the new age ANC is so power hungry they are holding back on education there is no real plan to get education onto a standard because uneducated black people are easy voting targets...I have not once experienced the ANC try and win over the hearts of white people yet the da embraces the rainbow nation...the poor of this country are so desperate they hang onto every word the ANC says as they are uneducated to know that those statements won't enrich them and desperation blinds them the best is when the ANC can't deliver on these promised to the uneducated man the very first person blamed is the white people keep voting for us the reason I can't deliver on these promises are the white people not because I drive 4 benz and the rest of the entire govn not that a govn official must live in a house worth 4 mil and more its time we stop lying to these people

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-06-24 23:21

    This kind of anger is not healthy,take a chill pill.

  • catherineangelique.swarts - 2012-06-24 23:22

    Stop murdering our people you damn cowards!!!!

      Koos - 2012-06-25 00:51

      They are murdering their own too but don't care for them either.

  • catherineangelique.swarts - 2012-06-24 23:22

    Stop murdering our people you damn cowards!!!!

  • keith.ngobeni - 2012-06-25 01:41

    These thugs are cowards that's why they are targeting soft and innocent people to attack they should be ashamed of themselves this cretins with a dead brain, to the ANC soon you will be joining Zimbabwe on the west sanction list watch your move and be very carefully.

  • justin.hall.355138 - 2012-06-25 05:34

    Maybe you should try use a condom or not have sex. Live in a shack yet you still have 10 of the lil ones when you can even feed yourselves. What do those 10 do join Ancyl who failed them? You you dumb idiot.

  • malusi - 2012-06-25 06:17

    Dont you find it odd that when anyone mentions farmer we all assume its a white man. Why dont we do this with other professions? Or is farming more like a lifestyle just like being gay? But if so why do we assume that only whites live such a life style. Julius malema owns a cattle ranch, if he is killed would it be recorded as another farmer murdered? What is the real reason for reporting these murders? In the eastern cape there is a rural farming community that has had 17 murders of elderly women in 4 yrs. Where is the outcry about these old farmers? Is \farmer\ now an english word for \boer\. Only those with that skin and speak that language can be \farmer\. News24 tell us since you love reporting on this topic.

      Koos - 2012-06-25 07:14

      Malusi, why are your ilk killing their fellow sistas? It happen so often that it doesn't evenmake the news. What happened to this ubuntu myth? Was it stolen or what?