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Woman, 78, tortured with clothes iron

2012-02-24 09:07

Mbombela - A 78-year-old woman has been tortured and beaten to death with a hot clothes iron in her home in Dullstroom, Mpumalanga.

The body of Johanna (Jo) Moore was found in her home on Thursday morning with serious burn wounds to her face and both arms.

According to forensic experts, it looked as if her attackers had crushed her head with the same iron.

The motive for the murder appeared to be robbery, as money as missing from the house.

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Moore, a South African citizen of Norwegian descent, had lived in Dullstroom for the past 22 years and ran a nursery in the town’s main road for many years.

Over the past few months she worked from home as a florist.

After news spread about Moore’s murder, many Dullstroom residents gathered at her Jan van Riebeeck Street home.

She was last seen alive on Wednesday afternoon when her gardener, André Mlwazu, left. He had worked for her for 21 years.

When he arrived at the house at about 08:00 on Thursday morning, he suspected trouble as the garden gate was open.

He walked around the house and saw an open door. In the kitchen he saw blood on the floor as well as keys near the pantry door.

He went to the neighbour, Ockie Burger, for help.

Moore’s body was found in the pantry. She was lying on her stomach in a pool of blood. The clothes iron with which she had been tortured was found next to her.

The whole house was in shambles. Her empty handbag, which had presumably contained cash, was also found.

Her car appeared untouched and stood in the garage.

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Moore’s only family members live in Norway and the Netherlands. They were informed of the murder on Thursday.

She had worked for lawyers in Dullstroom for many years before buying the nursery after her retirement.

Her friend, Anita Minnaar, described her as tough, despite being small and slender.

“She was the kindest person imaginable and we got to know each other well because she did my company’s books.”

Moore’s best friend, Welma Strydom, was in a state of shock at the house on Thursday. They had known each other since Moore had arrived in Dullstroom, she said.

DA councillor Verne Lello said the community was horrified by the murder.

“She was vulnerable and never harmed anyone.”

Police asked people with information about the murder to call Sergeant Johannes Maseko on 082 3189600 or 013 2540141 or to contact Warrant Officer Daniel Nkosi on 082 7980659.
 

Comments
  • koo.doyle - 2012-02-24 09:10

    Anyone capable of this sort of atrocity should be shot, not questions asked. What utter savages.

      Penny-wise - 2012-02-24 09:17

      They are not human, I'm convinced of that. These animals are disgusting. A disease to our planet. Exterminate these criminals !!!

      Typersa - 2012-02-24 09:20

      They aren't human, they are DEMONS that belong in hell!! How can you do something like this?

      Typersa - 2012-02-24 09:28

      Its an easy answer Spyker_May, THIS KIND OF SAVAGERY!!!

      Schmee - 2012-02-24 09:34

      Animals are are not this disgusting. Only humans are capable of sick behaviour like this.

      Bryan - 2012-02-24 09:37

      Unfortunately there are actually no words to describe this dispicable act of barbarism...!!!

      gauchet1 - 2012-02-24 09:44

      You are worse Spyker

      edward.d.beesley - 2012-02-24 09:51

      Spyker, compare apples with apples. What would even drive you to make a comment like that in connection with the torture and murder of a human being?

      Darryn - 2012-02-24 10:22

      My comment was removed.... I suppose that will happen when you describe how you would torture these cowards.

      rlong1952 - 2012-02-24 10:41

      Spyker....... what are you on about? Why bring apartheid into this? Sheez, some people !!!!

      koo.doyle - 2012-02-24 10:43

      I'm sure we can all hazard a guess though Tim?

      Gary - 2012-02-24 11:07

      Mr Tim. Does your comment of what happened in the past, does it justify this behaviour, does this give these morons the license to get revenge. What has the past got to do with this current barbarism? The act is evil and God will take revenge. Whether these evil barbarians were from the past, or whether they are of this current generation they will be punished. Vengeance is mine says Lord and he will have his vengeance Mr. Tim.

      Janet - 2012-02-24 11:08

      What happened to this lady is disgusting & very sad. I shudder to think of the terror & pain she must have experienced. What is also sad is that it immediately becomes a racist issue. Most black people are as horrified by this kind of thing as white people. Cruelty & barbarism are unfortunately found amongst people of all races and creeds. Are South Africans going to nuture hate & anger forever instead of moving forward to a better society? Sad.

      Raymond - 2012-02-24 11:11

      @ Tim - Yes you are right in saying that the race or colour of the murderer(s) is not known, but it's not rocket science to take a guess. Not to be racist, but fact like a cow! I'll put money on it! And if you are trying to defend their behaviour by saying we did the same to them during apartheid, you are making one hell of a mistake. The number and nature of murders recently in this country is unimaginable, can't compare it to what we did in the old days!

      kobie.nel1 - 2012-02-24 11:19

      in fact, Spyker ask a very valid question there. Wish more will ask that one and be truthfull with the answer.

      jrdevilliers - 2012-02-24 11:19

      This is shocking! Having witnessed murder of a family member while I was a kid and heard of many more. These sort of horrific muders will unfortunately just become another number to the useless government. For those who dont believe in the DEATH PENALTY, then you obvioulsy havent lost someone thats close to you or you are daft. Just to think that the murderers(assuming they get caught) will have 3 meals a day, bed, tv etc(with our tax money) and possibly get realesed in 10 to 15 years time if that! The justice system is a complete joke! I have no faith in it. Thats one of the reasons why a person should arm themselves at all times if possible! The DEATH PENALTY should be reinstated with immediate effect. The human rights commission can kiss my a$$!

      Nkulekweni - 2012-02-24 11:36

      Wow Janet It takes people like you to remind me that not all whites are racist morons. Unfortunately, people like you are a minority on this site and perhaps even in this country. I sincerely fail to understand what white racists are doing in this country when life for them would be so much better elsewhere. As long as they're around there will be no peace, development and the allevation of poverty in this country. Some of them claim that they have skills that are needed in SA. I doubt very much that is the case and even if it were... more good would come out of us importing skills to this country than us ignoring this endemic problem of crass racism. They should take half if not more of the blame of creating people like Julius Malema. The ANC gets away with murder because of such morons. The vast majority of black people will continue to vote for the ANC just to keep a white lead party out for fear that racists will be back in government. Were these racists strongly encouraged to leave to seek asylum somewhere the average IQ of the country would shoot up drastically. Perhaps if we want real change in this country that is where we should start...strongly encouraging them to leave for a better life elsewhere. We could establish a funding organisation to encourage people to move to Australia, Canada, the US, Eastern Europe ect.(There are schemes existing for white migration)Then perhaps normal people with normal intelligence can, without fear, come together to build a nation.

      Raymond - 2012-02-24 11:43

      Div, I couldn't say it better if I tried! Everything about this government is a complete joke

      Alfred - 2012-02-24 13:36

      Funny Tim, on an article about a white woman tortured to death you go off on a tangent about how bad apartheid was and how whites "preferred it" and finish off with the statement, "the actions of a few individuals should not condemn an entire people", all the while insinuating that this murder was somehow justified because apartheid was so "inhumane". I'm 31 years old and I have lived longer under AA, BEE and the blatant prejudice policies of the current government than I have under the oppressive apartheid government. So how much longer should I be subjected to this as punishment for my apartheid crime of being a 12 year old white kid in apartheid South Africa? I'm not defending apartheid in the slightest, but it seems to me that you're using it to defend something just as bad. "...in this case the ethnicity of the murderer was not revealed". You and I both know EXACTLY what the ethnicity of the murderer is. In fact, I'd be prepared to bet everything I own on it, would you?

      Brett - 2012-02-24 13:43

      @Spyker should we talk about the 10 universites, thousands of schools, hundreds of clinics and hospitals that were built for blacks during Apartheid? What part of Apartheid do you want to compare to?

      Elton - 2012-02-24 17:07

      @ Nkulekweni: Classical mistake dude. Just as all blacks are not murderous criminals, most whites not racists morons. Tsk tsk tsk... shame on you.

      Spotty - 2012-02-24 21:23

      Way too quick a form of punishment. We need something slower, done in public, where others can see the suffering of the criminal. Hanging with death by suffocation is a compromise between time spent suffering and the deterrent effect on viewers. This country however grants the criminal more rights than the victims.

      Spotty - 2012-02-24 21:26

      Penny-wise, according to the ANC, they are entitled to do unto the white man whatever they wish. They will not be properly punished as long as we have an equally criminal government in place.

      Ja - 2012-02-25 09:36

      Once again the whole comments page is a shambles because the retards from News 24 delete .. leave the comments alone .. by the way who do you guys think you are any way .. arsholes ..

  • Michael Patron - 2012-02-24 09:12

    This sort of criminality is not seen in any civilized country

      Garth - 2012-02-24 09:42

      @ flowing-sewage - so you, by that statement, condone this atrocity? Your palpable racism has always been apparent for all to read. You are one of the base causes of the criminality in this country. The sooner this country is rid of the likes of you, the better. @penny-unwise - I am an African . . . if you were born here and do not like who you are, go to the country/continent of your ancestors - for you too, are part of the problem.

      FlowingRivers - 2012-02-24 09:55

      What I am saying also is that apartheid was the root cause of criminality in this country. Ps. I do not condone crime. What is not right is that u people blame blacks for everything wrong in this country.

      JJ - 2012-02-24 10:06

      Penny-wise, if it is African's then who do you identify with? It's easy to say i am an African when it suits you but now you seperate yourself from it? Using your logic (i question your IQ honestly), i would say that Africa BELONGS to Africans. If you do not identy with African and include yourself as one please leave...and take your racist friends with you (and i include all races in that term "friends"). Penny-wise you are a racist troll!!

      John - 2012-02-24 10:06

      I wish we had more people like Msendi. Great words Msendi! You earned your respect and many mulungu's in this country like me are applauding you.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-02-24 10:20

      Flowingriver, apartheid hasn't effected the rest of the continent, so why are they just as violent? its time you face the facts, that 90% black people are violent in nature, so catch a wake-up!

      Darryn - 2012-02-24 10:31

      The Afrikaans community were slaughtered/murdered like the Jews in concentration camps by the British. It happens to the best of us, but we get on with it and we continue to strive to improve as humans. You can't sit and blame everything on the past wrongs. Holding grudges and using it as an excuse to behave like this is just cowardly. I don't see the Jews doing this to the Germans. Get on with it already.....

      Jacqui - 2012-02-24 10:34

      Msendi, I understand your frustration, but you are not making an inroad with these kind of remarks. Everyone here speaks out against violence and murder. No one celebrate the murder of a black man, that is complete nonsense. The perpetrators of these violent crimes are almose always black, so instead of throwing stones at people here, you should maybe ask yourself what it is that make some Africans do these horrible crimes and how can it be prevented. That would be a fruitful contribution to this discussion.

      Jacqui - 2012-02-24 10:38

      Garth, stop swatting flies. No one here is responsible for this kind of atrocity other than the perperators. We are all responsible for our own deeds, no one else. By thinking you have the right to tell people to leave you are not addressing the problem but rather, driven by anger, adding to the problem. What good will that do us?.

      Snoopy.zn - 2012-02-24 10:40

      Msendi, Yet the government unleashed their anger towards all Whites for apartheid.. As if we All participated in it! Do you see the similarity? Yes, it is unforunate that the MAJORITY of criminals are Black.

      rlong1952 - 2012-02-24 10:44

      Flowingrivers.. you have just made the most stupid comment of the century. I think your IQ is less than my shoe size.

      msendi - 2012-02-24 10:57

      @Jacqui… I was only responding to someone who claimed that the problem in South Africa are Africans. We are just sharing opinions here, I am not frustrated.

      modumo - 2012-02-24 11:01

      @Peter-Peter & Snoopy, the fundamental problem here is that every single crime that is reported on, people like you think the culprit was black, the funny thing is that it seems that all that you see is black and white, you dont think it might be a coloured person or even indian... Someone mentioned that apartheid was the root cause of such behaviour. i believe that this is not true, I just think that apartheid either helped you realise your potential as a black person and the fact that you can't be treadted like an animal which in turn fuels your passion for success or it set you on a poverty stricken life which then forces you to survive, and this surviaval only occurs when you put your morals aside. What I am trying to say is that colour is not the point here, moral values are skewed and people are poor and believe that theft is the way forward and they are willing to do anything to ensure they get what they want and that there is sick. I do not condone murder, rape, theft, or any criminal activity whether you are Johan Kotze or Sipho Mabuzela...If you are evil you are just evil. We need to start judging people on their values and aspirations for themselves and our country as opposed to their skin...but hey maybe that is just a pipe dream. I believe there is enough good in this country to motivate us to all be or try to be better.

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 11:21

      @ Peter Peter 90%? I assume you have met 90% of blsck people right?

      Alex - 2012-02-24 11:30

      Michael it shouldn't be I agree. However this behavior is a world-wide illness, the human race is not civilized.

      Marion - 2012-02-24 11:32

      For me one of the lasting effects of Apartheid, that we are all experiencing now, is that Apartheid created damaged individuals on all sides. Except for the criminally insane (that's what I think they are) who seem to be born murderers, there are many people who I believe carry such deep emotional scars as a result of Apartheid that they don't even dare to examine them, much less share them. Why did ordinary people become killers during that time? Young white men had absolutely no say in whether they were prepared to die on our borders. They were just sent there and told to kill the enemy. That has left scars. Those who fought against Apartheid did so for many years without turning violent. That violence also left people with deep emotional scars. In my opinion, all these emotional scars play a major role in the South Africa we are experiencing today. Perhaps those with the emotional scars need to forgive themselves for whatever role they were forced/felt compelled to play in the old SA? Then we can hopefully start seeing the sun peeping over the horizon.

      Peter-Peter - 2012-02-24 11:47

      modumo, that is food for thought. If you read the news on a daily basis, you will find that the colored (no offence intended to anyone), is more involved with gansterism. Quick, easy gun fights between rivals. On the other hand, if you read up on the torture tactics by your African neighbours up the continent, these OLD WHITE people are getting treated the same way. The media doesnt need to state the skin colour, one can tell by the PURE barbaric nature of the murder. PURE HATE, nothing else. What sought of mind set are people brought up in that they act this one??? Its effing disgusting! I know this is getting old, that t!t Malemma placed a lot of hate thoughts into your brothers and sisters (like Flowingriver and co.) These guys probably weren't even around during Apartheid, but yet act as if they had their entire families wiped out. The hate in this country will be the demise of a once prosperous country (on its way to becoming a 1st world country), but all of that is disappearing on a daily basis, thanks to the lazy bast**ds that demand everything for free (because the 'ever so great' ANC promised that). Now that they NOT getting everything free...there is ANGER towards the minority, from the majority.) You obviously fall within that 10% that want reconciliation, and we thank you for that. But there is going to be a time, that the threshold of abuse will break, and some serious s**t is going to hit the fan.

      Akal - 2012-02-24 12:36

      Unfortunately, it does happen across the world. Yesterday a US man as sentenced for kidnapping and torturing his neighbour for 12 years! Also raping various girls and disabled teens. A few days ago, an Aussie slit the throat of a nurse he, for whatever reason, did not like. Humans have a serious problem. Has society or the world changed at a rate that is far too much for some human brains to handle?

      Peter-Peter - 2012-02-24 12:51

      Elle...there are MANY of you, and most all look the same...90% was just a thumb suck

      modumo - 2012-02-24 13:52

      @ Peter Peter.. U are truly ignorant I must say."there are MANY of you, and most all look the same"..this is genetically impossible...your ignorance is what rationalises this in your mind. If you had even cared to know or surround yourself with black african people, you would realise that we are not the same at all. Nonetheless, let me try give you more food for thought. Firstly do not give me a noddy badge as if I am supposed to be classified as a good black. I am just a good person, evry single black person I know or have know in my life just want a better life for South Africans as opposed to themselves because this is the way we were brought up. You also seem to have this deeply rooted belief in everything the media tells you, beware of that because let me tell you that whilst you sitting typing, driving to work, having a good pasta or steak, life is happening out there, life that if you were to have for a day would make you shiver. i do not condone acts of violence nor racism or classification at all and it always just puzzles me when the 2 main colours in the country, black and white, are always at war with each other when most or all of the organisation that they support where founded and linked to christian values. Ignorance fuels hate, as in your case, On the issue of Malema, he is just the same as Franz Jooste. wen u say blacks are violent look at all the whites who murder, rape, fraud and incest, so as I said before, race is race, evil is evil.

      Denise - 2012-02-24 18:58

      In almost 96% of all murder cases on white people, especially on farms and smallholdings and 69% of house or suburb killings, extreme mutilation and torture was reported. Bibles are often left open on the victim’s corpses and urinated on. The victim’s blood is used to write warning messages on the walls and slogans like “KILL A BOER, KILL A FARMER or “WE WILL KILL ALL YOU WHITES” or "WE WILL BE BACK". Never in South Africa in the last 17 years were any of these tactics used where black people killed black people. This pattern only exists in Genocide style attacks on white people. In the last 17 years there have only been 5 reported white on black hate murder cases in comparison with almost 18,590-documented hate murders on white people. In 71% of all of these murder cases it was the soul intent by the attackers to exterminate the whole family - husband, wife + kids - this pattern you don’t find amongst blacks killing blacks. Wives are raped & butchered while the husband & kids are forced to watch, kids are dragged off & brutally killed separately, a genocide procedure that was used by the Tutsi’s in the Burundi genocide.... http://sasmarts.weebly.com/is-it-crime-or-genocide.html

      Ja - 2012-02-25 09:37

      Once again the whole comments page is a shambles because the retards from News 24 delete .. leave the comments alone .. by the way who do you guys think you are any way .. arsholes ..

  • leslie.rabie - 2012-02-24 09:15

    No wonder we are on a Genocide Watch!!

  • Thando - 2012-02-24 09:18

    Very sad to hear. Once again , only the death penalty will discourage these crimes

      Penny-wise - 2012-02-24 09:24

      Since the ANC souled our country to China, maybe would could outsource our death penalty requirements to China. They're very effective at exterminating violent criminals.

      mlucejko - 2012-02-24 09:39

      I agree Thando.. Regardless of what colour they are.. These violent criminals who destroy the lives of decent people should be removed from society 'permanently' and I don't mean 20 years in jail... Hang them !! Execute them.. Everyone should agree with this, you or I could be next ??

  • Hamrammr - 2012-02-24 09:21

    What I don't get is that police claim that the motif was robbery (as with all murders, including farm attacks), yet they only suspect some money to be missing from her purse, nothing else was taken?! Her car was in the garage, her handbag in the house and nothing else seems to be missing. Something must be done! How can robbery be claimed when a women described as frail was murdered while she posed no threat to them. This was a mindless killing for the fun of it!

      leonorabinedell - 2012-02-24 09:52

      They murdered her because she was white. What will they do if people start standing up and do the same to there familes. They will BE CALLED RACIST.

      edward.d.beesley - 2012-02-24 09:57

      Yes, Hamrammr, I believe the motive is murder. The robbery is incidental and opportunist.

      kayceechick - 2012-02-24 12:40

      Same thing happened to my friends parents... beat and burned with an iron.. yet they gave the 'robbers' all their money. So why torture?

  • Olivia - 2012-02-24 09:21

    There is no limit to the savagery in this country, absolutley none at all!

  • Sunette - 2012-02-24 09:23

    STOP saying that the motive for these barbaric deeds is ROBBERY!!! It's a lie! Stop trying to find ANY form of justification for this!

  • Ali - 2012-02-24 09:24

    NO, the motive for the murder wasn't money, the motive for the robbery was MURDER in the worst. 78 year old is no threat if you want to steal from them..like candy from a baby. Don't sugarcoat it. It was planned and torturing a victim means you're sick and you enjoy it. BLACK on WHITE violence... Please world, see what's hapening.. And don't believe the "ordinary crime" lies of the anc. If this is ordinary crime then what would not be?

  • Lloyd - 2012-02-24 09:24

    the unfortunate reality of life in SA.

      Garth - 2012-02-24 09:52

      You read as though you accept this? In a previous post you wrote `don't assume...', your liberal, bend-over-backwards(or forwards) attitude to accommodate is nauseating and so out of touch with reality. And if you or yours are the next `unfortunate reality', what then?

      Lloyd - 2012-02-24 11:26

      @ Garth, how many assumed that The guy(kotze) who had his wife raped was "black"?? and yes...I am part of the crime statistics as I've been a victim a few times. Have you been ambushed and had your life threatened by people who do not even know you let alone the family you have. I have.... accept and move on my friend.

  • Koos - 2012-02-24 09:25

    strongs to the familie and may the police catch these guys! Zuma... show balls and bring back the death penalty!

  • Andrew Worrall - 2012-02-24 09:26

    It's war people. When are we going to realise this?!!!! When are we going to fight back?

  • Marion - 2012-02-24 09:26

    RIP Jo. May they catch the bas***ds who did this to you. This once again proves the point that it is not only farmers who are subjected to extremely brutal and violent attacks. There is cruelty beyond belief in SA. What distinguishes our crime from the rest of the worlds crime is the sheer brutality and violence associated with so many many crimes in SA.

  • Dewald - 2012-02-24 09:27

    'The motive for the murder appeared to be robbery, as money as missing from the house.' Really? And that is good enough for the police and for Naspers?

  • Facts - 2012-02-24 09:29

    I tried to write something but I don't have words. I want to get sick. Please can the rest of the world come and help us? We are dying!

      Penny-wise - 2012-02-24 09:36

      Screw that. The best form of defence is attack. You do the math ...

      Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-02-24 09:37

      Feel the same! Who can we turn to, to actually get something done about the sick things happening in our country? Bet you the okes in charge sit and laugh while reading our comments on here.. It's very very sad.. :-(

  • craig.odonoghue - 2012-02-24 09:31

    D-E-A-T-H P-E-N-A-L-T-Y PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fernando - 2012-02-24 09:35

    we live in a society where these criminals will attack harmless old people! so sad! cowards!

  • Consolata Connie Lodya - 2012-02-24 09:37

    This is so sad that it makes me wanna cry. When will the goverment deal with crime in this country effectively! I'm so tired of this! Its time for all south africans to get ANGRY about all the senseless murders and crime in this country. I'm tired of feeling sad. I want to do something about it!

  • Julie - 2012-02-24 09:37

    How can there ever be LOVE amongst the different cultures in this country when this sort of thing happens? I don't think so..........

  • Randomhero6661 - 2012-02-24 09:40

    When human beings act like animals and are uncontrollable they should be culled...

      Zee - 2012-02-24 10:30

      "sigh" dont compare them with animals!!!!!! they are SCUM DEMONS

  • JakesLR - 2012-02-24 09:42

    The motive seems to be robbery-" WTF?????? now tell me why the hell would they crash her skull when the motive is robbery only?? I hate it when police and people are still in denial to what the hell is happening here in SA!! ITS NOT ROBBERY!!!! Wake up!!!

      Marion - 2012-02-24 10:29

      @JakesLR - Perhaps it was just a robbery and the torture could have been to get her to tell where her money was and the crushing of the skull to prevent identification or sheer vicious anger 'cos she refused to submit to their demands. Whatever the reason, a much-loved old lady died in the most horrific way. RIP.

      JakesLR - 2012-02-24 13:38

      @ Marion- I can promise you, after 1 hit to the skull with an iron you will not be able to communicate. Even worse she was old, there is no way how she could have told them where any thing is once she was hit so hard over the head with an iron. I feel sorry for older people that are targeted in this way. These barbaric thugs can only target older people. It is pathetic to say the least!! Somethings got to give, we can not just sit back and read about this everyday!!

      Douglas - 2012-02-25 08:37

      @Marion - fool

  • Emily-Jane Elson - 2012-02-24 09:43

    The worst thing about this - she's a 78 year old, helpless against a group of robbers woman, who was tortured until death by a bunch of ruthless animals who were probably laughing at her as it was happening.. This is SO sad and inhumane to say the least. It's a big joke for them. Leave her alone, tie her up, take what you want and F- off. Why murder her?? WTF for??

      Scebberish - 2012-02-24 09:53

      Penny-wise. The good black people are suffering the same attacks daily

      Marion - 2012-02-24 10:44

      @Merven - never is a very long time. Schebberish is right, black people also get tortured. In Bez Valley, Joburg, not so many years ago a young black woman was brutally gang-raped and burned beyond recognition with a heated metal rod. I'm sure there are times she wishes she has died because they totally mutilated her. That is just one instance that has stuck in my mind because it received lots of coverage on eTV.

      Marion - 2012-02-24 11:40

      @Merven, don't try score points by using the fact that I said ' not so many years ago'. I specifically stated that horrific incident stood out in my mind because it received much tv coverage (Third Degree). There are probably more Coloureds murdered per 100 000 than any other race group in SA. How many of those murders do we see reported in all their gruesome details? And I bet many of them are very gruesome. Where media is demographically driven we will never see the full picture with regard to other demographics unless we make an effort to view/read reports in the media that is targeted at other race groups.

      Merven - 2012-02-24 12:01

      Here is some proof for you Marion: Farm murders are widely regarded to sprout from a mixture between political and criminal motives (Strydom and Schutte, 2005: 115), and Francis (2009) argues that these attacks “need to be understood as hate crimes and fought against as hate crimes. They serve as an example of the worst type of labeling and dehumanizing of the victims”. According to Stuijt (2009), 3,037 farmers were killed between 1994 and February 2009, and Genocide Watch (www.genocidewatch.org, 2002) claims a per capita death rate of farmers in 2001 of 311/100,000 – four times higher than for the average South African at the time. http://www.studentpulse.com/articles/401/identity-in-conflict-race-and-violent-crime-in-south-africa-in-the-context-of-contemporary-insurgencies If crime is crime and murder is murder, how come farm murders to be 4 times higher than for the rest of the population, and no, coloureds are not close to 4 times higher than others? Clearly it is not normal crime. Wow, 1 (one) incident was so bad that it got stuck in you mind????? Today this murder, last week, the farmer tied to the tree and shot, every bloody week there is a vicious murder on some white person. Why do you think the ANC don't allow stats being published showing victim or murder by race? You live in denial.

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 12:04

      @Marion: stating that the coloured community suffers the highest number of murders per capita isn't wrong, however it is a smoke screen: most (and we're talking 80% plus) of those murders are coloured-on-coloured, and gang related. Quite the opposite is true of white murders, where the majority of the perpetrators are black, and the level of violence is much higher than any other racial group. Stating that blacks are also tortured is again a smoke screen, for the same reasons. Work the percentages against the total population of a race group, by another race in SA, and murder against whites come out far higher than any other group.

      Merven - 2012-02-24 12:39

      Correct Heibrin, the number of cases where whites brutally tortured blacks the past 17 years can almost be counted on your fingers. Quite the opposite looking at blacks killing whites.

      Sean - 2012-02-26 02:27

      @Scebberish - Where ?? What a d@@s !! Imbecile !!

  • leonorabinedell - 2012-02-24 09:43

    Mr Zuma, You are a coward . Bring back the death penalty for this kind of scum living in South Africa.

      Mike - 2012-02-24 10:55

      Do you really want to put the power of the death penalty in the hands of the current authorities?

      Alex - 2012-02-24 11:42

      So Bring back the death penalty.... And what will this achieve? It may be a deterrent, yes. But in practice. First they have to find the criminals. Then arrest them. Then go through the lengthy legal process to get a conviction. If it is not thrown out due to some technicality, they then have to get a guilty verdict. Then once found guilty, it will be determined if the guilty party should be sentenced to death. If they are sentenced to death, then comes another lengthy legal process of appeals. Should all those appeals fail, then there is the process of setting an execution date. Once the execution date is set, then the execution will happen. In the meantime, we have all died of old age. The problem is not that criminals are not afraid of being punished, they are not afraid of being CAUGHT. Solve that problem first.

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 12:09

      Alex: the problem with our justice system starts with the Number gangs, who, during the Apartheid years, assisted the ANC from within prisons, now, like with the ANCYL, the prison authorities have lost control of the prisons, resulting in those who go to prison being forced into one of the gangs, to whom they are affiliated for life. See how easy it is to generate a skilled insurrection force, all willing to kill on order, as this is what is required upon initiation.

  • Dickson - 2012-02-24 09:47

    You have to really hate someone to do a thing like this? Racism is out of control in South Africa. Another white person slaughtered and the Government won’t lift a finger. If you can leave SA for a better life don’t wait!

  • Winston - 2012-02-24 09:47

    these platforms are utterly useless if they can only provide a window to vent out one's frustrations. We as the citizens need to take these platforms to a whole new level and somehow cross the bridge (not too far)to effect the desperately serious diabolical change that is needed. The death penalty must be reinstated. Human rights activists must be gagged as they are part and parcel of this problem in encouraging to find favour with the perpetrator more than the victim. Time for militancy has long passed. we are a weak bunch sitting around and doing stuffall.

      edward.d.beesley - 2012-02-24 10:05

      I agree with you 100%, Winston, and have been saying the same thing for a long time: Those responsible for abolishing the death penalty are as guilty as the perpetrators of these crimes. As in the crime of murder, the get-away driver is as guilty as the one who pulls the trigger, so those anti-death penalty people have blood on their hands. There is no denying this - and they will never be able to wash, or reason, it off, even if the death penalty is suddenly reimposed because, already, too many have died.

      Garth - 2012-02-24 10:24

      So what are you going to do about it?

  • Scebberish - 2012-02-24 09:49

    and so it goes on, every single day without fail, one or more stories like this, and many more that dont make the news. White and Black alike are victims every day. What will it take to make the government act?

      nspaynter - 2012-02-24 09:53

      Yes, both blacks and whites are the victims. But what of the perpetrators: are they blacks or whites?

      leonorabinedell - 2012-02-24 09:59

      Vote Helen Zille for President.

      Garth - 2012-02-24 10:31

      Scebberish - it will take all the courage that the black South African males and females possess, to remove this scourge from our land. Because, fellow South African, the scourge is the anc. The same anc that you voted into power in 1994 and every year post that. How do you fix the problem. STOP VOTING FOR THE ANC! And if you would rather not vote for `white' parties, then just do not vote at all. Your voter apathy will be felt in government by reducing the anc's majority. Remember: the more powerful the opposition, the stronger the democracy. And: The DA will not bring back the death penalty - they are filled with human rights activists!

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 11:06

      @nspaynter - February 24, 2012 at 09:53 Report comment Yes, both blacks and whites are the victims. But what of the perpetrators: are they blacks or whites? ---------------------------------------------------------- To answer your Question what colour was Terblanche's killer, what colour is Johan Kotze, what colour is Donovan Moodley, what colour is Najwa peterson, what colour is the person who killed lolly jackson, what colour was the Sugar cane serial killer, what colour was Waterkloof 4? what colour was the sword killer, what colour was the guy who killed a 7 year old in Soweto, what colour was the lady who killed baby Jordan, what color is BEES ROUX??? Take the above cases and come up with your own answer...

      Marion - 2012-02-24 11:46

      @Nlgga - well said. There are murderers everywhere in society. In every country, in every race group, in every age group, in both sexes. Not sure why Bees Roux got special mention via use of the caps though...

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 11:55

      @Marion I agree with you ...No special reason why Bees Roux is in Caps, it was a just a mistake..I was pressing "Shift" and accidentally pressed "Caps Lock" ..and I was typing in a hurry coz I am busy with something on the side

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 12:14

      @Marion & Nlgga: and what percentage of murders are perpetrated by races other than blacks, and much more importantly, what is the motive and the level of violence? The murder in this article follows the one in a previous article, where a farmer was killed and again nothing was taken, much in the same for most of the other murders perpetrated against the the elderly & farmers.

      nspaynter - 2012-02-24 12:16

      Nlgga - February 24, 2012 at 11:06 Take the above cases and come up with your own answer... ----------------------------------------------------- The cases you give are committed by whites, coloureds and Indians. So it must be that this crime was committed by whites, coloureds or Indians. A black African would never do something like this....

      nspaynter - 2012-02-24 12:23

      Ah. I see they have arrested two suspects and they are blacks. I am sure the killers were white, coloured or Indian and they arrested blacks just to make it look bad against all black people.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-24 15:00

      @nspaynter, ag please stop being stupidly childish man..

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 15:01

      @nspaynter Yoh Its either you cannot read or you just plain dom... You saying all the ones I committed by whites and indians... first line "what colour was Terblanche's killer", "what colour was the guy who killed a 7 year old in Soweto"...... you are a selective reader or you just cant read english... @HeibrinI have no idea on the race crime statistics...But If you can go to China, majority of the crimes are committed by chinese, if you go to india majority of the crimes are committed by Indians, Go to germany, sweeden, Norway,Greece majority of the crimes are committed by White Europeans..so it takes no Rocket scientist to figure out that since in South Africa the majority of the population is black, then Majority of the crime will committed by Black people...You must reason my man

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 15:31

      @Nlgga: It's not about who commits the most crime, I'm not stupid. the problem lies with what intent & level of violence the crimes are commited, as well as against whom they are commited. I'll be the first to admit, for instance, that the coloured community had one of the greatest percentages of murders for the total number of coloured people, however the murders are commited by other coloured people, and are mostly gang related. Just as high, if not higher, is the number of whites murdered, as a percentage of the white population, the difference being that most of those murders are commited by blacks, and are motivated by race, with the victims tortured and humiliated before death.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-02-24 16:29

      M4A1 anybody?

      Craig - 2012-02-25 10:40

      american prisons are 50% black when they represent 13% of the population.

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-25 17:19

      @nlgga - you've just mentioned all the crimes committed by whites. Now lets talk about the other 24000 murders. The question still remains... who makes up the majority of the crime / murderers

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-25 17:23

      @Craig - absolutely correct. The USA goverment statistics agree with your comments. 52% of all murders committed in the USA are done by blacks. And they represent only 12.5% of the population. Its all genetics

  • Lee - 2012-02-24 09:50

    Even with the black community being angry with the whites from the past, surely the whites did not go to this exreme with the blacks in those days. Why are the blacks even blaming us for what happened years ago that many of us didn't even know about or were not even part of. We are all supposed to be moving forward and taking care of each other no matter what colour yet it seems to be getting worse and worse. I can only hope and pray that these people start forgiving as only then they will see how pleasant life can be living as one. We all need each other to fight corruption in the Government together not kill each other and think there is going to be gain because you do not gain, you just go backwards.

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 11:09

      What does colour have to do with anything??..I am black and have never done any of the thing that you are accusing black people of in your statement. So why use a small percentage of a race to generalize everyone?? can I use Hitler to generalize all white people? should I use the few terrorist to generalize the whole muslim community?? IF you do not see anything wrong with your statement, u need help

      Marion - 2012-02-24 11:51

      @Nlgga - Thums up on all your comments.

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 12:17

      Nlgga: and I'm white, and was never part of the Apartheid era. Yet I can't apply for most jobs due to AA, my son can't study what he wants to, because of a racial quota at university??

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-24 15:02

      @Heibrin, nonsense, of course you can study anything you want at varsity - you just need to get the right marks... As for jobs, some are EE and some are not, I found a wonderful job no problem... Stop looking for excuses.

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 15:08

      Thanks Marion. @Heibrin To answer you...I believe people with Right Qualifications should be considered first. I work in one of the high ranking company in SA...My first interview I didnt go through for a graduate program back in 2007..there was only one spot left and two candidates (Me and some White guy)...Their reply to me was ..I did well on the interview but the other candidate had Higher qualifications than me which was Honours and his Marks were also greater than mine...I was dissapointed but then that was fair ... The following year I registered honours and I finished it...guess what ?? I went for an interview again ..I am typing on their computer as we speak..I was accepted for the second time because I had qualifications and met the requirements not because I am Black....Well I believe Hardworking people should be considered first..Maybe when its a tie they should consider that AA and BEE or something...But not choose an Incompetent person and leave a hardworking person because of color.It dont make no business sense

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 15:17

      @PointBlank: Seriously?? Have a read about racial quotas for medical studies: http://www.politicsweb.co.za/politicsweb/view/politicsweb/en/page71619?oid=86906&sn=Detail

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 15:22

      @Nlgga: i commend you for your beliefs, however they are immaterial against the current government policies, with prominently featured calls for greater enactment of those policies. What do you think will happen once policies like those calling for 79% of all correctional services personell be black are enacted; should someone of another race apply for the a position there they will definately not be judged on merit.

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 15:25

      I agree with you @PointBlack... Black Lazy people always blame Apartheid and White Lazy people always blame BEE and AA...I have never heard of an "A" student turned away from a University because they are white, all universities got minimum requirements and if you dont cut it, you wont be accepted...

      Heibrin - 2012-02-24 16:01

      @Nlgga: It's true that all universities have minimum entry requirements, however they should be based on ability, not race. Effectively, if a white / coloured / indian person wanted to study medicine, but falls just outside the quota mark for their race (assuming that per race is judgded on merrit), they will still be refused, even if their merrit is higher than the bottom number of black students who are allowed as part of their quota. Do you still think I'm lazy?

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 16:27

      If I was you ... I would exclude Indians and Coloureds because the BEE law consider them as black... lets focus on your child who cannot get into university because He/She is white.. I have a lot of White friends who are in Universities across South Africa (Hardworking students with great marks)..I will ask them how they did it and get back to you...If your child is a hardworking student with great marks ..there is no way he will be rejected because he is white..

      Mano-Lee - 2012-02-25 17:26

      @nlgga - just affording you the same courtesy your brethren afford us. I, according to your bretheren, am an oppressor and killer of blacks. It stands to reason, because of your backward brethren, you have murdering, criminal, communistic, savage and dictartorial tendencies who also sold their brethren into slavery. Tit for tat bro

      Dewald - 2012-02-25 23:04

      I have to agree with point blank. The issue is in state departments. If you have the qualification and experience you are most certainly hired...This is completely of the point. Whites are always ridiculed for the past but can all blacks please tell us exactly what you want so we can fix this and move on. Maybe we as whites can donate R15 a month for a year to a private organization (started by us of course) and start building self sustainable schools in rural areas and use the school yard to grow crops. Add a subject - Agriculture thereby ensuring future farmers. Let’s rather take hands and be the example. Maybe others will follow suit. Anyone interested. I would like to speak to likeminded people. Lets get this ball rolling. Drop me an email at gizol123@gmail.com so we can start discussing the organization etc. I have no Idea where to start though. Just a calculation R15 x 4000000 X 12 That would give us 720 mil for the year. I’m sure we can build a couple of schools for that money. We can get Universities etc involved and private companies....

  • mariuskowie - 2012-02-24 09:57

    The genocide continues.

      Garth - 2012-02-24 12:10

      It is anc generated genocide. Delete this too!

  • William - 2012-02-24 09:58

    Bring back the death penalty please!!!

  • JJ - 2012-02-24 09:59

    RIP, this type of crime is unwarranted. But to those of you blaming the "savages", the way this seems to have went down seems very personal for very little reward, whose to say the person didn't know her? Whose to say it's not a person of a race other than black? I condemn this crime regardless of who committed it, but we can't defeat crime together till some of you racist bigots takes a moment to reflect and see we need each other. I will say it again, whites aren't the only ones who suffer crime!! We all hate it and need to stop it. I know i'm going to get a lot of thumbs down, but I don't care...this is just becoming ridiculous. Again RIP, no one deserves to die this way.

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 10:19

      it's so sad to see that racism is still huge in SA. we are called everything you can think of. All we can do is just not get sucked in.

      Garth - 2012-02-24 10:36

      JJ - `savage' is not necessarily a racist term - yes, I do realise that most that use it, connote it with `black man', but not all. To some the behaviour of the cowardly, sick-minded, impotent individuals that perpetrated this crime was `savage'.

      Elle-Black - 2012-02-24 11:44

      @ JJ ya ne it's sad indeed nobody deserves to die in that manner, even though i understand why people on this forum are emotional I dont think it excuses the racism. This sort of thing puts me personally as a black person in quite a dillema in terms of voting. I cant vote ANC coz they've shown that they cannot do the job and I cant vote DA either because with the attitude of it's supporters shown on this forum,by voting for them I would be saying yes I like being perceived as inferior due to the colour of my skin and I like being subordinate to white people.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-02-24 15:04

      @Elle, so you basically saying you judging an entire political party by a few commenters on News24?? Wow. And you take offence to racists?? Eish.

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-02-24 16:32

      Elle...i don't hate you... Why so serious?

  • Larry - 2012-02-24 10:00

    If ever there is a case for the death penalty, here is another prime example. There is no words to adequately describe the "things" that did this.

  • Klipkop - 2012-02-24 10:01

    no comment just tears, 78 years old..beaten to death..

      Klipkop - 2012-02-24 17:28

      Really meant what I said..i felt speechless and you know they did this for a few Rand and some items in her home perhaps. We read about this kinda thing so often in SA and you get used to it but this is just so shocking (not the best word) to me. Greed and the hunger to rule the world/have it all, will kill for it and probably enjoy the torture and killing, makes me sick. How do we fix this, same with the rape crisis. Poor woman, really so sad.

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-24 10:03

    Reading this comments is heart breaking. When such horrible crimes happen in this country it's always the black people. Here I am, black and was really appalled by what happened to this lady. I even feel like i'm not safe ANYWHERE. I'm even paranoid about it. But then i read these comments about how the first thing you do is blame the Africans. Racism in this country is not going anywhere. 3 people commit a horrid crime and the whole black nation is blamed. This is very sad. I'm just so disappointed.

      JJ - 2012-02-24 10:15

      I feel the same Yolanda, seems that the colour of my skin will always condemn me to be considered a criminal, corrupt, lazy, animal, savage and incapable intellectually. To be honest, I've only been registered a few days here but it seems no ones perception will change. Regardless of your racism is not helping anyone but furthering the divide. My best hope is that this isn't past on to their kids as i didn't take it from my father and won't pass it to my kids (when i have them). RIP to this lady, she didn't deserve it.

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 10:26

      @ JJ, these comments have really ruined my morning. And stick around, you will see that News24 is a platform for all the racists out there. People smile in your face while their hearts are spewing venom.

      nspaynter - 2012-02-24 10:28

      Yolanda I understand what you are saying. Yes, it's true that there are whites who also commit this kind of crime. But on the whole the statistics show that it is black people who are torturing and murdering, not just whites, but blacks as well. Can I run this past you: in the horrific apartheid years when a black person was "found" to have been a traitor, they were necklaced. They had a tyre put around them and petrol poured over them and then a match was lit. Winnie Mandela used to love it and encouraged it. It was a slow agonizing death with the victim screaming with pain and with the knowledge of certain death, while the crowds around danced and sang. I never witnessed this but I did hear the screaming and singing and saw the black smoke from a distance. I still cannot get it out of my mind. I take care not to attribute this to all blacks in the same way that I don't attribute all the horrors of apartheid atrocities on whites. I think the bottom line is HATE. But waht are we doing to rid our society of this HATE?

      rlong1952 - 2012-02-24 10:53

      Yolanda as a whitey, I agree with you. Fortunately the people on this forum aren't representative of how many people, white and black feel. I truly believe that there are a lot of us that want everyone to live together in harmony without all this racism.

      Marion - 2012-02-24 11:56

      Those comments ruin my day every day. But unless we debate and see how similar most of us are, how will we ever truly join hands to become a united South Africa? Many of these people are just trolls out to get a cheap high. Ignore them if possible (not always possible though)

      Don - 2012-02-24 11:58

      Yolanda you have it totally wrong !. When ONE person does an act that is or appears racist then that is what it is and it does not mean that all people from that group are racist. The bad thing is that this sort of thing happens daily ...and yes to Black people too. That is what most people are saying here. When a White person does something racist to a Black person and the media and everyone is up in arms, it does not and should also not mean that all White people are racist. But this crime clearly appears to have the label. Do you really deny this ? In saying so it would be very wrong to say it's all Black people or all Black people are racist as it would to call all Whites racists as unfortunately we too hear and are told repeatedly. But what matters is that we should all stand to wipe out all forms of racism and hatred as well as such horrible crimes.

      nspaynter - 2012-02-24 12:31

      Tell you what I would like to see: When a white person commits an atrocity especially on somebody in another race group, it should be white people that nail him in the media. The same when a black person commits an atrocity against a person of another race group, it should be black people that judge him. Instead of us pointing fingers at each other.

      Merven - 2012-02-24 12:43

      That is just stupid nspaynter. How will the ANC EVER judge a black person while they are singing 'kill the boer', basically supporting the crimes?

      Nlgga - 2012-02-24 15:58

      everyone who participated in this comment deserve a bells :)Lets pray for nspaynter , he will come around lol

      Alex - 2012-02-24 16:24

      @Nspaynter......... Wow, I mean, WOW. If that is your vision then you seriously lack vision friend. And perhaps oxygen to the brain. You remind me of that Miss America contestant, who said that people in Africa don't have access to maps because they are poor and this is why Americans are unable to point out the USA on a world globe.

  • Stephen - 2012-02-24 10:06

    There are too many evil, violent people in this country, who cause all the pain in the name of the majority, who are good. If I could save the life of that lady I would take up arms to do so, if I had to, despite being a pacifist at heart. And who before God shall say I am wrong?

      Ren-ann - 2012-02-24 10:27

      Wow,a criminal is a criminal white,brown,black yellow and pink. This was murder not a robbery,all criminals no matter what colour the are must be treated as follows: If you take a life, yours will be next!(death penalty the same way you took a life. Rape-the root of the problem must be removed if it was a minor death penalty. Robberry-again the root of the problem cut off both hands. In order for the above to happen the criminal must be cought first and the chances are???

  • anita.veganmahdessian - 2012-02-24 10:19

    @Penny-wise...whoever has done this is not an animal. Non-human animals don't commit crimes. Vile, violent and cruel human animals do.

  • Andre - 2012-02-24 10:21

    Always old and weak people. Just show the type of persons. Just one word: Sadistic COWARDS

      Koos - 2012-02-24 10:27

      They execute babies as well. Don't forget!

  • looneylani - 2012-02-24 10:22

    They should call News 24 - Racist 24... You are all pointing fingers.. but not one is coming up with a solution that will benefit all and put the country in a better state!

      Yolanda - 2012-02-24 10:28

      thank you! it's really nice to know that there is at least one white out there who doesn't blame us for everything. Reading these comments, i am losing hope in our country. I mean, we are called savages, half human - half animal. this brings tears to my eyes.

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 10:32

      Hi Yolanda... I think finger pointing has got to stop somewhere. Every race on earth has something - but if we all keep pointing fingers we will continue to walk in circles of hate. Please check out: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Love-South-Africa/328912590493182?sk=wall&filter=1

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 10:45

      I'd love to see who "thumbs down" positive comments. Remember: it all starts with self. The government cannot save you as an individual! Only you can give account for your actions!

      Heiku - 2012-02-24 11:02

      This is why woman don't fight wars. They sit at home and cry.

      looneylani - 2012-02-24 11:42

      Heiku... maybe it's time for a change? Because we'd not wage war! We have nothing to prove :) Racism and sexism is not high on our list boetie!

      Jacqueline - 2012-02-24 15:59

      @Heiku: That is your biggest mistake. Never underestimate the viciousness of women. Especially when it comes to a mother defending her life and that of her offspring. You will not survive that fight.

  • Edmund - 2012-02-24 10:24

    The death panalty is alive and well in South Africa, criminals make sure of it every day by killing more and more innocent people. The innocent people may not kill the criminals though which will just lead to smaller percentage of good people while the bad percentage grows.

      Dewald - 2012-02-24 11:37

      It is difficult to think of the logic behind these new rule, is it not? And it is such a widespread phenomen - all over the world the same thing. Maybe HELL is the future right here on psycho-planet....

  • Jacqui - 2012-02-24 10:26

    what can be done against senseless violence?. How is it possible that people can grow up without any humane feelings towars others. Is it a lack of education or what?. Beats me. Sadness and a quiet feeling of desperation takes hold of me, because Iam afraid it will never end.

  • Polotic - 2012-02-24 10:26

    My heart goes out to the family of Johanna Moore. What a terrible thing to have happened. I hope the savage perpetrators are caught soon and suffer the might of the law. I have three further comments: I hope the police don't botch the investigations. I hope the lawyers appointed to defend these criminals don't start arguing against the case on "technical" grounds, and The frightening thing is that these criminals have the vote.

  • saxor - 2012-02-24 10:26

    Disgusting what has this country turned into only God Knows

  • wendy.olivier - 2012-02-24 10:32

    Utterly disgusting! I hope the bastards are found and killed! Makes me MAD as hell to read things like this - it induces hate for such inhumane acts!

  • Annalene - 2012-02-24 10:32

    please don't insult animals, they are sub human and sub animal..

  • Sibusiso - 2012-02-24 10:38

    HOW DO YOU LIVE WITH YOURSELF WHEN YOU HAVE A NERVE TO DO SUCH EVIL???

  • Iceberg - 2012-02-24 10:44

    This is South Africa people!! Whether you live in Dullstroom, Johannesburg or Malmesbury WAKE UP and start taking care of your safety!! No one, Black or White can take their safety for granted in this country. It doesn't cost the earth to install a few panick buttons. Elderly people should have a safety plan and neighbours who look out for one another. We are not on Genocide Watch for any other reason than the scale and intensity of the violence perpetrated by one race group against another race group in this country. This is the sad reality of life in SA. And NO, I'm not saying it was her fault but those of us who are still alive should learn from this.

  • Lynn - 2012-02-24 10:47

    Barbaric. Where is the sense in this. May she rest in peace. BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY!!

  • eben.ferreira1 - 2012-02-24 10:56

    Now mark my words.The police will deliberately bungle the investigation. They will catch somebody and that person will be charged an appear in court. The case will be thrown out because the police will have screwed up the evidence as well as the investigation. This seems to be the general trend these days.I think it ios a deliberate strategy used by the ANC goiverment to get rid of whites

  • sarel.pretorius2 - 2012-02-24 10:57

    Garth, THIS TIME I AGREE WITH YOU. Sarel Pretorius

      Garth - 2012-02-24 12:06

      Reply directly to the post - it makes it easier to follow the thread - as I have done above; to which you probably shall not agree . . .

  • Gary - 2012-02-24 11:01

    Mr Tim. Does your comment of what happened in the past, does it justify this behaviour, does this give these morons the license to get revenge. What has the past got to do with this current barbarism? The act is evil and God will take revenge. Whether these evil barbarians were from the past, or whether they are of this current generation they will be punished. Vengeance is mine says Lord and he will have his vengeance Mr. Tim.

  • Lo - 2012-02-24 11:05

    no hate-crime here. move along

  • ChatterBox - 2012-02-24 11:07

    And so the murders continue!When is the government going to open their bloody mouths and say "STOP KILLING THE WHITE PEOPLE"!!!!!! For Heaven's sake this woman was 78 years!!! She couldn't put up any resistance How many more must be killed before the world sits up and says ENOUGH ALREADY??