Dad shot 7 times while protecting family

2012-09-17 09:28

Pretoria - A Pretoria man has said that his father died a hero’s death after he was shot seven times by robbers through a closed door during a robbery at their Muldersdrift home.

After André Jordaan, 50, was shot when he kept getting up to protect his family against a gang of robbers, reported Beeld.

Jordaan died on Saturday in the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital.

Shaun Jordaan, 26, said his father was shot while protecting his wife Isabel, 48, his other son Kevin, 23, and Kevin’s pregnant girlfriend Mariska, 24, and Shaun’s wife Jeanine, 23, from at least four robbers.

“My dad was a hero protecting all of us,” said Shaun. “That night he took the punch for all of us…”

On Thursday evening, as robbers were attacking the family, Shaun ran to the neighbours for help while his father and brother pushed the door shut from the inside to prevent the gang from getting to the family.

“I saw how my father-in-law fell down after the first shot but immediately got up again and kept stopping the men from coming into the room. He never went down…” said Jeanine.

Three men were arrested after the robbery and were apparently linked to about 14 other crimes.

Gauteng DA spokesperson for community safety Kate Lorimer said that Thursday's house robbery happened only three houses away from the scene of the robbery that left Botha dead.

She said that 93% of the households on the same street had been the target of house robberies, with residents of the area complaining of a "wild west" environment.

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-09-17 09:42

    Its high time the government restored the price on human life and allowed the innocent citizens of this country the right to bear arms and defend their family and property from the scum that roam our streets. Mr Jordaan - A true hero indeed

  • sthembiso.msindo - 2012-09-17 09:47

    May his soul rest in peace, may the bastards (criminals) rot in hell.

      Irishman - 2012-09-18 09:43

      Amen to that.

  • bobo.jane.1 - 2012-09-17 09:52

    The Government is not able/does not want to protect it`s citizens and therefore must go. Whe have to start a revolution against those murderers..Arm yourselves. Fight back and shoot to kill - It`s going to get worse unless we the citizens of SA do something about this useless government.

      CHRISTOS52 - 2012-09-17 09:58

      I'm supporting your comment 100 per cent correct .

      pierrie.vandermerwe - 2012-09-17 10:07


      Susan - 2012-09-17 10:09

      What a brave man, a true hero. If this family was armed the outcome could have been less tragic.

      alistair.rooney - 2012-09-17 10:14

      Yes get armed - but please - get training as well. As the saying goes "When seconds count - the Police are minutes away". It is your own responsibility to ensure your safety and the safety of ones you love.

      FeebleGastro - 2012-09-17 10:43

      "The Government is not able/does not want to protect it`s citizens and therefore must go." Who must make them go? The dumb primates who voted them in? We are just another failed African state.

  • cliff.slabbert - 2012-09-17 09:53

    What a good man. He was a hero. Now catch the bastards who did this and hang them! Enough is enough!

  • Xavier7034 - 2012-09-17 09:55

    Anarchy? ARE WE GETTING THERE? Of course, it is only typically used to refer to a society without a publicly enforced government or violently enforced political authority, but implies political disorder or lawlessness within a society.....poor people of Muldersdrift.....and where else in our beloved country>

      zondra.hoffmann - 2012-09-17 17:36

      You've hit it on the button. It is ANARCHY and that is exactly what Malema and the ANC are working towards. Don't let the Government fool you with their so-called stance against Juju. He will be the fall-guy eventually but he is being used to stir up the people. This is how is all went haywire in Kenya, Southern an Northern Rhodesia. We are fast heading that way too.

  • John - 2012-09-17 10:03

    Please just KILL those bastards who did this. They are useless to society!!! Just shoot them each 7 times - no trial, no bail, no jail. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!!!!!

  • Piet - 2012-09-17 10:03

    A hero!!!! It's just a crying shame that another Afrikaner life is gone, FOR WHAT!!!!!!

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-09-17 10:04

    Poeple need to learn to shoot back TIA

      gieljam.gomtor - 2012-09-17 10:16

      The poeple are doing the shooting what we need is the innocent law abiding tax paying people who will be rearmed to be able to return fire and protected by the government..

  • yangmanfrom.sawthafriqa - 2012-09-17 10:08

    Life is priceless,RIP dad, I urge all citizens not to try to be Steven Seagal life is not a movie. Bloody criminals will not only rot in jail but burn in hell

  • christo.crous - 2012-09-17 10:09

    So sad.. RIP

  • marietjie.meyerwoodhead - 2012-09-17 10:10

    Bring die doodstraf terug en hang die blixems wat so roof en moor!

  • wendy.bertuolo - 2012-09-17 10:12

    What a hero! My thoughts are with the family at this time.

  • DarrenCooper68 - 2012-09-17 10:12

    Why the murderous violence? There are thieves all over the world that steal without killing, is the violence a racial issue or are these individuals simply savages.

  • raymond.lloyd.73 - 2012-09-17 10:17

    May his soul rest in peace . This is a racist attack on white people but is written off as normal crime by the anc regime . If this is normal then what is abnormal ? If 93% of the people in the street were victims do the saps want 100% before they do something ? Time fr a neighbourhood watch ?

      whites.mustunite - 2012-09-17 10:31

      @yangman they shot him through a closed door....why? Try and think...I know its difficult for you...

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 10:38

      Whitesmustunite, a few years ago I lived in Centurion. The robbers arrived one nite and as they were fiddling with the door an 8 year old went to inspect what was going on. The robber shot through the door (I think they panicked) and ran away. Guess what colour the 8 year old and his family were: Black.

      Heibrin - 2012-09-17 10:43

      @themba: you are entirely correct, black people aren't immune from crime. It's just that whites are more prone to crime, eh??

      dewald.smit - 2012-09-17 11:01

      Unfortunately it will always be news when one of the minority is slain/murdered. Did you know that currently, South Africa is one of the only democratic countries where the minority is victimised and abused? A wrong never makes a right. Yes there is alot of work to be done, but is reverse "apartheid(BEEEEEE..)" realy the best they could come up with?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 11:05

      By the way, the 8 year old died. Venter, in the townships vermin merely walk or take a taxi in order to reach their intended victims. That is why when they get caught they are made to suffer and killed. Most criminals are afraid of being caught in the townships, and probably go to suburbs and hope they`ll get away and return to the townships where their criminal lives are undetected. Suburbs have blacks and whites. In one other case, my black neighbour in Centurion had a gang of thieves hacking through his door during the middle of the night. They took everything while he remained barricaded in another inaccessible part of the house. He then sold and moved to a security complex. So you are completely wrong if you think only whites are prone to crime.

      jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-17 12:23

      Amanda.motaung. Sad as it is, killings and terrible crime in black areas have become so common place that everyone got use to it. That doesn't mean that we don't want everyone to live in peace and safety.

      merven.halo - 2012-09-17 12:47

      @ themba.thwala.98 - no they are not immune to rampant crime, but who is comiting these rampant crimes?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 13:33

      Merven halo, you probably live in a cocoon. The majority of crimes is admittedly committed by blacks. But whites, indians and coloureds have their criminals too. Johan Kotze and his black accomplices killed his wife; the Sunday Rapist, going byb the name Steyn raped and killed white little girls, Schalk du Ploy bludgeoned his adptive parents to death, the Lotter siblings did the same with the assistance of an indian guy, Clint Walley killed his ex wife Catherine Krog, then you have the Waterkloof 4, Bees Roux,Eugene de Kock, Die Boeremag idiot Tcaught after one murder of a black woman) and many others that time does not permit me to write about. The fact that they are small in number correlates the number of whites in the SA society. So there you have it: the so-called rainbow nation has representative criminals for each racial group

      tony.vanniekerk.35 - 2012-09-17 21:30

      Until we realise this is an attack on the whole nation by lawless criminals, we will make no headway against them. Crime affects us all. Why do you think there are vigilante groups in the informal settlements? Because they are targeted by criminals. Nothing to do with race.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-17 21:43

      Themba thanks for naming those people by the name... Now see if you could name any of those Black People... You can't as there are too many... Why are there so many???... because the lack of education in our system and due to the lack of Job creation... Stop blaming the old regime. The ANC had 18 years to fix this... How old was these men that committed these crimes??? 22-26 in that case they would have been either 4-8 when the ANC took over. Which give them more than enough time to get a education but guess what? LAZINESS BRING YOU F_ALL IN LIFE....

      fred.warren.986 - 2012-09-17 21:46

      @themba "The fact that they are small in number correlates the number of whites in the SA society." I'm afraid you are being mischievous in your choice of words. I would agree with your statement that every race has an equal propensity to commit crime if the race of criminals reflected the demographics of the country i.e. 80% black and 10% white. However we all know that the proportion of criminals that are white is much less than 10%.

      merven.halo - 2012-09-18 10:03

      @themba.thwala.98 - you just mentioned 80% if the white murderers of the past 20 years, the same amount you get a day from your brothers. If it was not a race thing there should've been one white murderer for every 13 blacks, but there is not, it is more like 1 white murderer for every 10 000 blacks.

  • david.coetzee.77 - 2012-09-17 10:25

    My heart is with the family of this brave man.

  • whites.mustunite - 2012-09-17 10:26

    Filthy cowardly vermin. WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 10:40

      ... As South Africans. We are all under siege from the corrupt and impotent government, as well as vermin that's murdering us at every opportunity in order to rob and steal

      merven.halo - 2012-09-17 12:48

      The same South Africans that vote for the ANC that sing songs to kill whites?

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-17 13:24

      Merven halo, you sound like a broken record. The song was outlawed and no one is allowed to sing it anymore. So move on

      david.phillips.583234 - 2012-09-18 09:48

      I'm with you all the way.....

      merven.halo - 2012-09-18 10:06

      No it was not outlawed, it was outlawed in public gatherings, you terrorists still sing it at your functions.

  • lawson.lutchman - 2012-09-17 10:28

    Viva mzanzi viva, we've set a new standard in moral depravity.

  • obadia.segwape - 2012-09-17 10:28

    pls god help us if u stil there

      edgar.magaya - 2012-09-17 11:00

      John 15:13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends (family). This man paid the ultimate price for his love for his "neighbour". A true hero in Christ Jesus. By the way Obadia, not a single person is going to live forever in this world, We are all going to die some day. God has ordained it and He is forever present if only we will acknowledge Him. He never left but we did. We are full of hate for our fellow human beings and we rebel against His perfect Law. Mr Jordan lived by example and was not afraid of the death of flesh but fought for his soul by doing good for his family. The devil uses all situations to further his cause. We must resist with love always.

      sly.skipper - 2012-09-17 14:30

      Very well said Edgar.

  • Bfoq.Za - 2012-09-17 10:30

    Just how incompetent is the government in the protecting of the tax payers? Time for change... BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY

  • John Peter Steyn - 2012-09-17 10:30

    dnxumalo2. You stupid clown. Are you trying to be clever, or are you that dumb? Udom wena

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-09-17 10:31

    How savage this country has become when these barbaric acts have become an almost daily happening.In this case in an area that has been plagued with violent robberies and no police protection has been forthcoming. My heart goes out to the innocent persons families who have survived thes vile acts. May justice be speedy and the thugs severely punished. The great pity is the old adage 'An eye for an eye' no longer applies.

  • crismoyo - 2012-09-17 10:33

    We need people like President Jammeh to get rid of such ruthless criminals

  • crystal.core.5 - 2012-09-17 10:38

    He wasn't shot dead by 'robbers', he was shot dead by murderers! Has anyone been convicted for this murder? Probably not because it is a racial hate crime that amounts to genocide and the ANC run police doesn't seem to place much priority the murdering of white South Africans. The conviction rates tell the story. My sympathies to the family of this man.

  • blackops64 - 2012-09-17 10:39

    hang the rubbish

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-17 10:39

    Necklace the filth!!!!!

  • toofaan.monsoon - 2012-09-17 10:43

    A really brave man. What's amazing is how difficult it is to get a legal firearm just to protect your home and family, but criminals seem to get all the guns they need. We need a means to defend ourselves.

  • paul.korb.9 - 2012-09-17 10:46

    Hang the F&*#$$% -Life is to cheap in SA -its part of black culture- How many black children see cattle/sheep chickens killed infront of them from an early age so the spilling of blood is not new! How many of the crimes being commited over past year are perpertrated by Zimbabweans/Mozzis and other illegals?????

  • desertratbkf - 2012-09-17 10:48

    Bring them to me! You'll hear the screams from Mars! For weeks on end!

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-09-17 11:23

    A very very brave man, may his soul rest in peace.

  • BulletProof. - 2012-09-17 11:36

    She said that 93% of the households on the same street had been the target of house robberies, with residents of the area complaining of a "wild west" environment. 93% complains and SAP does nothing until somebody dies.!!!#$#&&!!!

  • stefan.kruger.1297 - 2012-09-17 11:41

    What a guy!!!

  • khethelo.mangazi - 2012-09-17 11:45

    HANG THEM..!! BASTARDS..!! My condolences to the Jordaan family.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-09-17 11:55

    Public executions of these sort of criminals becomes more appealing each day.

      sly.skipper - 2012-09-17 15:01

      and that would send a message teaching our children what exactly? Earlier there was a statement made a about black kids being used to crime because they grow up animals slaughtered on a farm. I always fished and I gut my fish with a sharp knife. What kind of colored does that make me?

  • nobuhle.mhlamvu - 2012-09-17 11:56

    They deserve a life sentence, no one deserve to die like that and no one should witness their parent being killed .May his soul resi in peace.

  • irma.white.9 - 2012-09-17 11:58

    RIP to a very brave man.

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-09-17 12:04

    Let us all shed some tears for a very brave man. May he rest in peace.

  • belnick - 2012-09-17 12:10


  • Sima1989 - 2012-09-17 12:36

    hero's death indeed the family was blesd 2 hv such a carin dad, husband and father inlaw! Only fw ppl wud do such a thng! May god grant hm nthn bt a peaceful slp and 2 the family again u r truly blesd thats all i cn say!

  • dewald.smit - 2012-09-17 12:46

    I know I will get hate with this comment, and I don't care BTW: Why can't everyone just "forget" about the scum that did this and stay on topic? This guy should be made a national hero with a state paid funeral because he was doing police work when he was killed, so he was K.I.A, on the job, injury on duty comes to mind? Anyway, so in directly the government is guilty of negligent homicide. This must be the case in all these "hero" cases.

      dewald.smit - 2012-09-17 15:07

      Yes, I know everything is on topic, but what does it help to "go balistic" and pull the race card? This is a clear cut Hero vs Villan story, lets not linger on the Villans cause they not worth it. :D

      sly.skipper - 2012-09-17 15:34

      I'm with you there regarding the race card. KIA would apply if he was in the SAPS employ, not in his home. A stern no nonsense approcah is what is required. My friends & I used to do it as teenagers in our neighbourhood when we came across people we don't know in our area and cannot substantiate their presence. This would be key but on a bigger scale.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-17 12:58

    This is OUR South Africa, we are millions more than the government. Let's bring back the Death Penalty!! They took it away cause they knew if they didn't they'd be punished for their wrongs.. It's time..

  • julia.mcevoy.12 - 2012-09-17 13:06

    The sad thing is, that these robbers will probably be let out on bail. Which is useless, because they will just go do this dreadful action to another family. I know how this family feels, as my family were attacked and held at gunpoint in our home on Thursday night too. The trauma this family must be going though, I wish you all the best!! Rip to hero of a father

  • - 2012-09-17 13:09

    These disgusting pieces of S..t excuses for human beings need to be put in front of a firing squad. Condolences to the family for their loss.

  • jerry.pres - 2012-09-17 13:09

    Time to take law into own hands.

  • fanie.gerber1972 - 2012-09-17 13:28

    A true South African Hero - Rest in peace

  • cheslyn.francis - 2012-09-17 13:32

    No more words... it's gone to the dogs!'gone gone gone...14 other crimes!? Career criminals!

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-09-17 13:34

    The people that do things like this are no longer human, they are parasites. Need to be squashed to death.

  • long.tom.509 - 2012-09-17 13:37

    whatever it takes protect your family,shoot to kill,take no prisoners they will not have any grace for you,your basic right to safety does not exist it's frigging out of control,communicate to as many people abroad ,people must spread the word,SA needs international attention,sanctions whatever it takes,the population is living in terror,my condolences to this mans family my God what a man!

  • Zaba - 2012-09-17 13:40

    Evil piece of k-k. Ar they proud of what they did? Bring back dead sentence

  • boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-09-17 13:54

    So sorry for your death Andre. My condolances to your family. Yet, perhaps my people will soon realize we cannot live in peace with murderers, racists and criminals. Hail to the Volkstaat.

      dewald.smit - 2012-09-17 14:43

      Sigh, "your people"? who is your people? Stupid people? Just because you say thing that must be read between the lines does not mean you did not say it. And WTF is this "Volkstaat"? Go live with the rest of your "Volkstaat" in the back water Orania.

      sly.skipper - 2012-09-17 15:06

      Welcome back Dewald.

      boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-09-17 18:40

      Smitty - its a big probably that you are not part of "my people". Perhaps you are part of the senseless majority against "my people".?? Orania is not back waterish - its bakgat ou broer !

      danie.strydom.7 - 2012-09-18 00:47

      my people...? Praat Afrikaans of hou jou bek!

      boeretroos.redakteur - 2012-09-18 13:19

      @ Danie - Bedoel eintlik - Ons mense. Die Boervolk

      Liz.vGraan - 2013-02-27 13:11

      ja dude, praat afrikaans.. jou spelling in engels is nie so goed nie.

  • julia.vandenberg.16 - 2012-09-17 13:56

    Vergewe ons ons foute.... Watter "foute"?