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Wounded farmer fights back

2012-06-15 10:39

Bloemfontein - A farmer who was shot and wounded by his young gardener fought back as the second shot misfired, managing to scare off his attacker.

Volksblad reported that the gardener had first shot the domestic worker on the farm near Bloemfontein and then had waited for Leonard Haasbroek, 58, to come home.

The gardener, who is apparently still a minor, worked in the garden on Thursdays.

After firing the first shot, he tried to shoot Haasbroek a second time but the firearm jammed, which was when Haasbroek jumped him to disarm him.

The gardener wriggled free of his jacket and jersey and ran off but was apprehended by a police officer and arrested.

Only a few rands were missing from a wallet and it is unclear what the motive for the attack was.

Both the wounded farmer and the domestic worker - who was shot in the arm - were taken to hospital.  
 

Comments
  • Gareth - 2012-06-15 10:45

    Hang the F^$#^@

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-15 10:01

      I am on your page there

  • Gary - 2012-06-15 10:48

    He is simply doing what he has been brainwashed to do, following Malema's and the ANC's orders...its called Genocide :( Well done farmer Haasbroek! Hope this little piece of sh1t rots in jail...

      carpejugulim - 2012-06-15 10:58

      The crap thing is that he will be tried as a minor and sent for assessment to find out whether he is actually capable of criminal intent and then because he has all these rights he will walk free. He shot 2 people and should be tried and sentenced as an adult

      Riëtte - 2012-06-15 11:15

      Even worse, the farmer will probably be charged with child labour. These kind of stories are exactly why people don't help others anymore.

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 12:02

      Crpejugulim. yes and if he ever saw a naked man in his youth, he is a victim and thus will never see the inside of a prison cell.

      carpejugulim - 2012-06-15 12:27

      Riette sadly he probably will be charged with child labour although, how one is supposed to assist a child led household and educate them to work to have their needs met I still haven't worked out. Jacqui this country has a lot to answer for ... morals, values and rights have been skewed to suit the perpetrator and not the victim.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-15 10:53

    ANCYL and NUMSA's calls for attacks on whites are evident here... Lamola and Irvin should be charged for accessory to commit murder...

      digger.dighead - 2012-07-05 03:23

      Correct, leaders from all side should be trying to bring South Africans together. When last have you heard any of them say anything positive or constructive? Well until that day I suggest we pull together as families and start doing things for ourselves. The least you have these sorts around you the better. In other words stop employing them so they can't get into your life.

      ludger.machele - 2012-07-05 04:02

      you must stop smoking Steve Hofmeyr's underwear . . .

  • Bheki Nas - 2012-06-15 10:56

    A minor....12 year old maybe..

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-15 11:06

      intellectually definitely, could be the president trying to blend in again

      Riëtte - 2012-06-15 11:16

      you are actually classified as a minor up to 18, he could be 17 for you know,

      joe.farmer.92775 - 2012-06-15 11:19

      maybe it is a spelling error and he is still on the Aurora payroll. viva comrades

      mark.ross.779 - 2012-06-15 11:38

      Bheki what's your point? He shot two people.. and worse, he shot the maid and waited... That's not someone caught in the moment/youthful naiveté. That is some sick twisted forethought. Hang the bastard

      Jacqui - 2012-06-15 12:05

      Bheki, if he was twelve and already had a gun, there is little hope for your young brothers.

      longile.bongani - 2012-06-16 15:16

      Bheki This minor probably came begging at his door, the farmer took pity on him as we all do. You are quite right never employ anyone that comes looking for work. Do the work yourself, or share it with family and friends only. This is one of so many blatant examples that these people deserve to be treated as the savaqges they are. Do what you need to do to the scavanging jackals on your farm. They will kill a complete stranger if they got nothing better to do, very seldom has it got anything to do with revenge or how badly you treat them. This is nonsense and very seldom has any truth in it. The motive is only unclear to those that do not understand these people's minds. the motive is simply WHY NOT, got nothing better to do, I will simply take the maid out as well, just for a laugh. My advise shoot to kill, these animals have even less place in the new south africa than they had in the old one

      Tony - 2012-06-16 15:25

      Criminals such as these are causing racial tension between white and black in our country. As Longile says, the motive is crime and self enrichment, it has nothing to do with race. I just came back from Sudan where there is greater poverty than anyone here has ever seen and there is almost zero crime because punishment is swift and harsh.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-06-15 11:04

    GOOD, shoot these little tsotsis who are murdering old white people alone on their farms.

  • sean.murphy.165 - 2012-06-15 11:10

    I cannot believe that their are still farmers in this country who are not permanently armed. Every farmer needs to carry a firearm at all times. They need to train and become competent so that every time they are attacked they can retaliate and win. When every farm attack ends in the deaths of the attackers then this will stop very quickly.

      bradley.kecskes - 2012-06-15 11:40

      I've been saying this on previous articles relating to farm attacks and murders...If you are a miner you make sure you have head lights and a shovel...to be a farmer in SA you need a weapon with training.

      Deon - 2012-06-15 11:41

      The farmer's gun was probably in it's holster, he was not expecting a employee to start firing?

      berni.venter - 2012-06-15 12:04

      @Sean. But the Government has made it almost impossible for anyone to obtain a firearm legally. Ironic when this 'minor' (don't trust news24's reporting accuracy...) got his grubby little paws on a firearm illegally. @Jacques - I think you have hit the nail on the head with the initiation angle.

  • foxiloxi - 2012-06-15 11:19

    Put him down!!1

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-15 11:22

    And the Zoom man rides the trains in a blaze of glory - 10 out of 10 for priorities.

  • Andre - 2012-06-15 11:29

    Yip, this is not Zim, shoot the f@#$%ers.Well done to the farmer.Trust the ANC is proud of their comrade.

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-15 10:14

      You right Andre--we tried the diplomatic approach in Zim and it did not work--and the Zim bunch are less hostile than this lot--arm and shoot first

  • Deon - 2012-06-15 11:46

    Well done to the farmer in fighting back, also well done to police in catching the 2 armed robbers that gave us a nasty surprise on 2nd of April in Parow. I hope these brothers get at least 50 years.

  • francie.potgieter - 2012-06-15 11:51

    Jip minor and two days later he is 25 year old. Hope the farmer and domestic worker gets well soon.

  • Jacqui - 2012-06-15 12:00

    Some bleeding heart will take pity on the boy. I hope both the victims recover fully.

  • jean.j.fourie - 2012-06-15 12:02

    Make an example of him...but knowing this government he is probably out already

  • malcolm.dale - 2012-06-15 12:17

    @Stirrer. The shout was intentional and when I see comments that deserve to be shouted at I will do so. Your avatar name is quite appropriate! Keep on stirring!!

  • Iceberg - 2012-06-15 12:32

    If he is a minor why is he not in school? And where did he get the firearm from. Where are the minor's parents? Charge THEM.

      Bheki Nas - 2012-06-15 13:18

      farmer also must b charged..how did he employ frm the 1st place?

      Patsy - 2012-06-16 11:13

      Could possibly be one of those families headed by a child because the parents have died. In which case, he desperately needed the money earned. Certainly he won't get any help from the government. A grave pity he chose to shoot the people who helped him.

      longile.bongani - 2012-06-16 15:10

      Bheki This minor probably came begging at his door, the farmer took pity on him as we all do. You are quite right never employ anyone that comes looking for work. Do the work yourself, or share it with family and friends only. This is one of so many blatant examples that these people deserve to be treated as the savaqges they are. Do what you need to do to the scavanging jackals on your farm. They will kill a complete stranger if they got nothing better to do, very seldom has it got anything to do with revenge or how badly you treat them. This is nonsense and very seldom has any truth in it. The motive is only unclear to those that do not understand these people's minds. the motive is simply WHY NOT, got nothing better to do, I will simply take the maid out as well, just for a laugh. My advise shoot to kill, these animals have even less place in the new south africa than they had in the old one

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-15 10:17

      I agree Ice and for Bheki--the only thing the farmer should be charged for is being a poor shot--thats why if you see them staggering around your front lawn---RE-LOAD

  • jack.kukard - 2012-06-15 12:55

    Shoot the bastards......

  • Bomb - 2012-06-15 13:21

    To all farmers.... there are thousands of unemployed whites, let them work for you.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-14 12:56

      Very good suggestion.......but they probably won't do that because of the lousy wage they give these minors

  • david.cobbald - 2012-06-15 13:42

    The motive for the attack? It is simple: Julius Malema commanded them to ''Kill the boer! Kill the farmer!'' Enough said!

      ludger.machele - 2012-07-05 04:09

      That was Peter Mokaba stupid !!!!

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-14 12:57

      Stupid indeed

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-15 10:19

      Ludger--he was even recorded after this all came to light singing it with Mugabe in Zim

  • Carla - 2012-06-15 14:02

    Hope both the victims make a speedy recovery

  • richard.lemmer1 - 2012-06-15 22:32

    He should have killed the bastard !

  • paul.duplessis - 2012-06-16 01:59

    Farmers are being killed by the stooges of those who want their land, not their wallets.

      Oom - 2012-06-20 15:55

      Bulawayo, June 11, 2012- The bulk of imported maize being supplied to hungry Zimbabweans is coming from former white commercial farmers evicted during the 2000 chaotic land invasions and now farming in Zambia. Recipients of the government's grain loan scheme in Matabeleland were last week shocked to discover that the names on the stickers on the grain bags were of former white farmers. The Zimbabwe government has imported 300,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia to feed millions of its citizens who are facing starvation. Following the chaotic land seizures, most white commercial farmers, who were dispossessed of their farms fled to Zambia where they bought new farms. Since then Zimbabwe, which used to be southern Africa's bread basket, has been buying most of its maize grain staple from Zambia, to augment available stocks. http://www.radiovop.com/index.php/national-news/9127-evicted-farmers-supplying-bulk-of-imported-maize.html

      ludger.machele - 2012-07-05 04:13

      you can believe that if you want to Paul, but the truth(and I think you know this) is far from the fable that you are selling.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-14 12:58

      Are you talking about the same land that their fathers were forcibly removed from?

  • johann.vanryneveld - 2012-06-16 02:37

    Ina country where the criminals are outside and law abiding people live in prisons where they lock themselves up for their own safety ,where more money is spent on personal security in the former PWV area than the national defense budget , what can you expect it a failed state , with a rotten and useless corrupt goverment!!!

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-06-16 03:13

    Kill all terrorists !

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-14 12:59

      hahaha

  • aristar.aristary - 2012-06-16 04:50

    Good on ya farmer. I don't have a parasite in my house, because they are just not worth the trouble.

  • ganon.nhubunga - 2012-06-16 07:31

    'The gardener, who is apparently a minor....apparently a foreigner... apparently had never heard of Malema or heard him talk..' As Christian & proud black I hate violence, oppression & anything which can make this country ungovernable, please let everyone get his or her house in order, government & farmers!The young thug obviously has someone who trained him to use a gun, can't the farmers vet everyone working in their farms, I hate thugs and I pray that this should stop. Farm killings had been a problem from long time ago & we need to understand it under that context. I'm glad no loss of life happenned, I just wish we can all work together to stop this nosense of farm killings. The killers pretend as if they are destitute & then they strike. Is not easy to access farms but somehow they still manage to cause chaos. The farming community are very organized lot when it comes to security but things like this still happen!!!

  • Patsy - 2012-06-16 11:08

    Where did he get the gun?

      jeandre.robertson - 2012-06-21 10:07

      they got their weapons from the ANC. Whites, get ready for war. it has just been startet.

      sanda.mnyazi - 2012-08-14 13:03

      Can't even spell started, smh

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-06-16 11:25

    I see the news24 idiots are at it again. A women domestic worker was shot and wounded by the small boy but nobody cares to comment about it. All they think about is white farmer, kill the boer, genocide bullsh*t. People are always fixated on their vivid imaginations and forgets about stating the facts without bias!!! If this woman was white like the one who was killed in Delmas people would going mad. To the poor domestic worker and the farmer I say get well soon, you were both in the wrong place at the wrong time. It could have happened to anyone...

      charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 21:02

      Zimbobwe.Mugabe. How can we not jump to conclusions? Nothing is being done by the government, they are sitting and watching as this happens. The number of farm murders are increasing daily! This worries us and yes, I do believe that after a certain amount of people in a particular race group are being murdered, it is in fact called Genocide.

      ludger.machele - 2012-07-05 04:20

      you are so right Zimbobwe, and Charnelle further cements your observation by going on about "The farm murders are increasing daily". I bet this wouldn't have drawn any commnents from all these racists had the farmer had a black surname. You have exposed what kind of society we live in, andto think we probably share the workplace with these smiling racists . . .

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-06-24 20:55

    http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=123854 THis is all part of the ANC's plan. This will save them the compensation that will be given to the farmers when they claim 30% of the white owned farms. Check out this link on Info.gov.za. The ANC ruling party remains silent in all this. Offcourse they would.

  • ludger.machele - 2012-07-05 03:53

    It is interesting how many comments there are on this issue(blamimg the ANC as usual), so much more than the comments on the article about the dead farm worker. This then paints a true picture of South Africa, racist to the core, Zimbabwe may be broke but they have at least gotten rid of RACISM !!!!

      wayne.redman.7 - 2012-08-15 10:24

      What a load of rubbish--I am Zimbabwean and there is still plenty around--its just that there is no free press in Zim so how would anyone else be the wiser--you certainly are not

  • johan.snyman.566 - 2012-08-14 12:50

    Civilized? It will take another million years. Just because they wear shoes (Stolen?) does not mean they are civilized

  • jacquesz.swanepoel - 2012-08-14 20:58

    Wrong place , wrong time ? What the hell is wrong with you ? he was at HIS farm and for time well the same goes, Wrong place and time nogals ne

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