Murder puts Zuma speech in 'grim' context

2011-02-13 19:59

Johannesburg - A "grim" farm murder in North West has placed President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address into "gruesome" context, the leader of the Christian Democratic Party said on Sunday.

In his address, Zuma claimed some crime categories had declined, but this was put in grim context by the murders of Deon van Staden and his girlfriend Babs Strecker, 73, on a farm in the North West and two farm attacks in the eastern Free State.

"We are very concerned that farm murders and farm attacks continue unabatedly, not only in the eastern Free State and North West, but countrywide.

Botha called on the government to address farm murders with "the required sincerity" and to communicate at government level that the agricultural community is "not free booty".

"The attacks also place into context claims by Zuma that the country under the ANC equals heaven," Botha said.

  • jouplesier - 2011-02-13 20:12

    say thank you to bono!

      Paul - 2011-02-13 20:29

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      brinjal - 2011-02-13 20:43

      Frigging idiot is trying to save the world while his own country burns!

      Hans-Erik Iken - 2011-02-13 21:23

      Limelite - 2011-02-14 01:29

      And not only murdered, but savagely murdered with a spade - both of them. How's that Bono? Are you happy now?

      Joe - 2011-02-14 04:02

      ever since bono has been trying to get the Nobel peace prize or something he's been flushing out his fcuking mouth about things he clearly doesn't know ANYTHING about. I grew up with U2, but lately i've been making an effort to avoid their liberal junk just because of bono and his idiot big mount.

      johnbradfield27 - 2011-02-14 11:09

      These days Bono is a bit of a 'has been'. He's obviously desperate to make some headlines, any headlines.

      Thangy - 2011-02-14 12:23

      really now! first you blamed Malema, now bono!?!

      Mebob - 2011-02-14 12:38

      He did say that those songs must be sang appropriatley and it has a certain place. The problem is that the common people don't understand when and where to sing these songs and malema has a very hold on the youth.malema's open hatred towards whites is the reason why the youth will accept any garbage that comes off his mouth.

      dushaas - 2011-02-14 13:35

      Thangy: Have you had somebody close to you murdered on a farm just when Malema said kill the farmer? Do you have children Thangy? Would you want them to or your parents to be hacked to death with a spade while one of our leaders urges such action and calls it struggle songs? These men are saying that it is alright to kill (as long as you don't say it to people in public). I pray that you do not suffer the same fate because it is a pain / loss / anger that cannot be decribed. The wheel turns brother, careful what you support because it might come back to haunt you. Peace

  • mike - 2011-02-13 20:24

    Maybe the journalist should ask for a quote from Bono, since he seems to want to encourage this behaviour. These are real people getting murdered every day, ask yourself why the goverment is not doing more. My condolences to the family and friends!

      Madelane - 2011-02-13 21:15

      Not only Bono, the fool, but JM as well along with all the other politicians who stay very quiet on the matter.....wonder what we will eat when all the farmers are gone?

      Ephraim - 2011-02-14 20:26

      bra mike.sorry bra.death is not nice either at black or red people.what is bad is reporting it selectively.terreblanche wasn't the only farmwoker's abuser.

      Zion - 2011-02-15 06:37

      Bra Ephraim you know as well as I do that these farm murders are not the result of farmer abuse on his workers but rather a case of pure cowardly brutality. That crap excuse went out of the window a long time ago. The type of murders we are seeing lately is absolute barbaric and animalistic. Yes down to levels where so-called humans are less than their faecies and worth less. If we had a government with guts the gallows would be loaded.

  • Perfume - 2011-02-13 20:44

    Condolences to their family and friends....pass this onto Bono to read, stupid Irish shit!!!!!!!

      Ephraim - 2011-02-14 20:35

      i volunteer to visit farms to asses the condition of all involved.want to join me perfume,mike,Yolande,Stephen,moldred and company?posting racist comments wont stop this revenge attacks.

      Zion - 2011-02-15 06:41

      Ephraim make up your mind. Now it is racist attacks. The biggest racists in this country are those lowly animals and our government so open your eyes. The cause of the attacks, to an extend arises out of theft and a typical african mentality that he is greater than the white man. Go look at Zim.

  • Yolande Kruger - 2011-02-13 20:44

    Dear Bono, can you see what you promoted!!!!! may this people's blood be on your hands!! have a restless sleep just like us!

  • Gemini101 - 2011-02-13 20:48

    I hope the FF include Bono in their charges against Malema.

  • saxor - 2011-02-13 20:48

    very sad unfortunately

  • Stephen - 2011-02-13 21:12

    Thanks to Bono the brainless bastard,... Why dont you marry idiot Malema

      simodi - 2011-02-14 15:52

      bladie agent ur so tjatjarag shut up.

  • Stephen - 2011-02-13 21:14

    Oukappie you belong in the bush where you were born.......!

  • Grant - 2011-02-13 21:16

    I hope Bono is feeling chuffed about this. Let them keep singing "Shoot the boer", it's all in good fun right.....

      Zion - 2011-02-15 06:44

      I wish this cnut would fcuk off and leave this country.

  • Bill - 2011-02-13 21:21

    We as south africans who are victims of crime are as ignorant as the government that is in charge at the moment. we need to take things into our own hands and start protecting ourselves and managing our environment ourselves. AND, in an orderly , self respecting,God fearing manner . start mobilising people!!look after yourselves, black , white, coloured & indian. crime is colour blind!!and so should we be!! Zuma, his government and their supporters do not have the capacity and the will and the know how to protect us!!

      Mordred - 2011-02-14 09:20

      Well said Bill but the ANC government has and is busy taking our firearms away from us and as far as I am concerned, the only good criminal is a dead criminal. I felt safe with a firearm in my home because I know I could shoot at anybody who is trying to or is already in my home without an invitation but I cannot see myself going one on one with a criminal.

      Ephraim - 2011-02-14 20:45

      @moldred and bill.selective comment again.guys being angry and doing neks wont correct all many farmers allow dpt of labour onto their farms when they are there to assess the conditions there? come down from the tree your self,things are happening here on the ground.julle maak baie lavai.

      Zion - 2011-02-15 06:49

      Ephraim, You are talking crap and you know it. The department of labour is not there to monitor farmers behaviour but rather to look after labour issues. The cops(absolutely fcuking useless) are supposed to do their work too. So I kill my boss because my pay is a week late. Geeez your arguments are peurile.

  • Rumbler - 2011-02-13 21:51

    Well Bono, what do you say? Its ok?

  • Eddie - 2011-02-13 22:03

    if i sang "one bantu , one virus" and claimed this as my freedom song , what would julius and his gatgabbas say?

      Francois - 2011-02-13 23:54

      I don't know what they will say, but the Third Wors is with them.

      63Starlight - 2011-02-14 10:44

      Ah, not a good idea. The whites have already been blamed for the virus.

  • Sho Fukamachi - 2011-02-13 22:09

    Bono for president!!!

      lldoidge - 2011-02-14 07:46

      You're taking the piss. Too early for that!

      CharlSkeptic - 2011-02-14 10:49

      president of what? Hustler's Asshole of the Month Club? lol

  • Andy49 - 2011-02-13 22:16

    To all those persons posting comments to BONO. He doesn't subscribe to Media24 therefore will not see your comments, rather post your rant to his Twitter account @BonoVox_ .

  • Michael C. - 2011-02-13 23:15

    ANC Followers are blinded by the speech of Zumas' on the decline of crime. It might be so on petty crimes but not for the safety of the people. There are plenty of murderers and rapists etc. out there that voted for the presiding ignorant president who claims to be GOD. Wherever he gets his facts from by offering his people Heaven beats me. He probably thinks that Hell is Heaven because then he won't need blankets due to the heat.

  • Julius - 2011-02-13 23:27

    Only reason why crime is supposed to be going down is that the criminals are in government now

      carol12za - 2011-02-14 14:48


  • Beverley - 2011-02-14 06:47

    Everytime a farmer is killed it is one less producer of food and that is the worst reality, apart from the brutality of the murder. Farmers should receive even more protection - but there is none so blind as those who will not see.

      Zion - 2011-02-15 06:53

      Beverley, these lazy, illiterates cannot think and we have seen their farming endeavers. 95% of farming land given to the disadvantaged is standing raped and fallow. Yes. we will starve like many in Africa.

  • Mnumzane - 2011-02-14 07:40

    Crime affects all of us Farmers and non farmers. It is for all of us to work together to root out criminal elements in our country. To refer this farmer killing to JZ speech is not right. It is true crime has gone down but that does not mean it has ended. This is the fioght we all need to participate in. Let us report all criminal activities happening within our society.

      lldoidge - 2011-02-14 07:50

      Sorry pal. Crime has NOT gone down. Crime stats are been massaged just like the matric pass rates. I agree thouhg, that we all need to get involved to fight this cancer. Get involved in your local crime watch. If there is non, start one. It really does pay dividends.

      Blikskottel - 2011-02-14 12:20

      There is only ione way: get rid of the ANC.

  • Orosman - 2011-02-14 08:25

    What has the murders to do with BONO and the government. I bet the murderers do not even watch tv. Criminals is what is doing the damage not good people like BONO that supported the anti-apartheid groups and has done many many fund rasing for South Africa and through Africa. Its a freedom song and it is sung so that never ever gain will we have sick people like the previous government running this country.

      BernieK - 2011-02-14 09:03

      Bono supports the Kill the Boer song. Did you not know this? Bono is a dumb idiot making stupid statements on things he does not understand. F... him! I will not listen to his music anymore! He is a typical liberal sticking his long pink nose where it does not belong. He needs to go back to misty Ireland and sort out the Northern Ireland problems and focus on his own world.

      Marius - 2011-02-14 09:21

      Uhm......Orosman. What were you smoking?? Eloborate on this "many many fund rasing for South Africa" please. I would like to know or are you just talking sh%t. Your knowledge of politics is obviously as bad as your spelling.

      Zion - 2011-02-15 06:58

      Where did your opinion crawl out this time. The song is banned and may not be sung is sunny SA. Bono is just out to resurrect his fading name and look good in front of a section of this sick nation.

  • spinprint1 - 2011-02-14 08:35

    The Irish were quick to bitch when the English soldiers reacted with very limited force during the Black Sunday incident, (I think they should have taken the gloves off and reacted with full force) but seem not to be able to see the genocide taking place here on our farms

  • Organist-1 - 2011-02-14 08:39

    You can't expect anything from this brainless twit. After all his father was a member of the IRA. Killing innocent fellow whites women and kids just because they were Brits. I hope his concerts here are a flop. Why not demonstrate against this bafoon and make a stadium bonfire of all his DVD's ?

      Ephraim - 2011-02-14 20:55

      the stadium had 98000 of people who don't give a damn of what he are just as steam in an ocean. go to Britain they wont ask you many questions.

  • semaj - 2011-02-14 10:04

    Hmmm, everybody seems to forget about the "bad" old days when Commandos were around and could to a degree prevent quite a few murders. If it is OK to have suburban patrols (which are private), why not rural ones? They seemed to work then, perhaps it would work now.

  • Herman - 2011-02-14 10:09

    Yes Mr President it seems that there is indeed a move to exterminate white farmers in this country. Mr Bono (the prick) also seems to agree that shooting the boer is OK. We are not Zimbabwe and the time will come when we will have to say thats enough as we will not stand by and see our people getting murdered while the people who are supposed to protect us do nothing.

  • . - 2011-02-14 10:26

    Well done Bono, look at what you left us to sort out.

  • Orosman - 2011-02-14 10:33

    Reply to Marius--Focus on the issue, Spelling who cares. "Bono will be a key player in the promotion of the project. He has been involved in campaigning against Third World debt and poverty in Africa for much of his career; in 2001, he co-founded the Debt, Aids and Trade in Africa organisation. Bono is also involved in a campaign called "make poverty history", which aims to encourage the leaders of developed countries to increase aid and trade and to cancel Third World debt.

      Ephraim - 2011-02-14 21:02

      dont worry.after he read your comment,he drank a poison thinking you'll die from it.his mind is over shadowed by anger rather than facts or the truth.

  • Jelena - 2011-02-14 10:47

    Orosman.You write like a retarded.Try and bring the words of the song and all the farmers that got killed by sa terrorists together and then maybe with your 3 braincells will make out what this is about,Poor idiot.......

      Orosman - 2011-02-14 13:15

      A Farmer is not some special person. we all are. every killing, rape etc. is bad news. Even those drinking and driving are criminals as they kill and injure people. Should we be blaming Bono and Malema for this as well. No, focus on the criminal element and sort them out and focus on re-engineering society in South Africa.white and black criminals are all the same and we as "NORMAL" in society should collectively help bring the criminals to book.

  • emmamimie - 2011-02-14 11:13

    Dont blame BONO, we have savages that reside in this country and our farmers, especially on small holdings are prime targets. THey have to stop employing these people as cheap labour, use their own families and friends who do not have jobs. THey have to be aware at all times, and do not mark the farms with a name on the roads, they require some other marking so that people they know will know where their farm is. WE have a tremendous amount of aliens living in this country who know that anything is possible as we do not have the death sentence and living in jail in SA is quite comfortable.

      Ephraim - 2011-02-14 21:11

      correct.they must employ one of their own.they must stop taking advantage of the masses.but will they survive? no.they are all sucking their thumbs and blaming the ANC for the rain or any strong wind.but even if they wanted to, they wouldn't survive as there are no air conditioners there.

  • Wendy - 2011-02-14 12:02

    Since reading about Bono's attention seeking remarks I'm glad I didn't rush out to buy U2 tickets. They can "save" the world with someone else's money, mine will be put to better use.

  • Blikskottel - 2011-02-14 12:20

    Zuma lag sekerlik sy gat af as hy alles lees wat die ACDP en DP kwytraak, of eerder vee sy gat daaraan af. Dis tyd vir enstige verset.

  • sasha.bevis - 2011-02-14 12:29

    @jouplesier - what world are you living in. These things have been happening way before Bono and the band set foot here this year. Grow up and face the facts. Stop passing the buck.

  • - 2011-02-14 13:07

    Noy nice to say but only when Black farmers are brutaly murded will ANC give a dame as for now it is against old foe's who most dont like just ask Malema. who hate the white boer. reversed racizam.

  • snickers - 2011-02-14 14:25

    I am really tired of people blaming others for the violet abuse of innocent people. I don't think Bono, Malema or whoever else is being blamed, could possibly be the cause for the murder rate in SA. This has been coming along for a while ... before Bono even made his silly comments. Come on people, this is purely caused by the communities these criminals live in. They grow up in a society where murder is a daily occurrence and from a young age they are taught to fend, fight, steal and do whatever they can to survive. I say ... put an end to poverty and you will put an end to desperate crimes such as these.

      carol12za - 2011-02-14 14:41

      Excuse me? Those savages who stabbed that couple to death were desperate? Starving? Puleeze man.

  • Monti - 2011-02-14 14:47

    Dog Bone-No

  • Shadoz - 2011-02-14 14:47

    Bono has almost reached the top of my shitlist. What an idiot how can u compare what happened in ireland to what is happening now. As South Parks one episode so explained he is a piece of sh$T. and i hate his music anyways.

  • Tshifhiwa - 2011-02-14 15:30

    what about the so called 250 000 black labours called killed by white farmers during the period from 1945 to now. There has be a mass grave discover in the Northern Cape of up to 1000 coloured, San and Tswana people that were killed between 1948 to 1976 for refusing to leave the land they lived on when one white farmers came to take over their land under the Apartheid land claim act

      LogicBomb - 2011-02-14 15:52

      bwahahaha nice try you ANC troll. If you don't have hard evidence to back up such LUDICROUS claims, rather keep your trap shut or you might get foot-in-mouth disease like your ANC leaders.

  • vlarisma - 2011-02-14 16:00

    It's highly unlikely the murderers even know Bono/U2 - besides which these murders took place BEFORE the concert. That said - Bone heads like to catch a bit of limelight whenever, where ever, regardless of the consequenses to those on the ground!

  • Carolyn - 2011-02-14 16:20

    Why does someone not just send him to his so called Heaven and let his God take care of him asshole. Yep Zuma you are an asshole.all be it a bloody rich one.

  • CNA-LOL-BS - 2011-02-14 16:53

    Bono - has nothing to do with this! Target your anger and upset at the people who are responsible!

  • Tgif - 2011-02-14 20:08

    These farm massacres have been taking place for many years this has nothing to do with what Bono said and everything to do with a useless corrupt government that have a hidden agenda, to chase all the whites out of the country these are government sanctioned hit squads

  • Ephraim - 2011-02-14 20:22

    when you want to get rid at farm murders like a tree.cut the roots before chopping the tree.may their souls rest in peace.blacks on farms are being killed silently without any song sung.

      Orosman - 2011-02-15 08:55

      Ephraim. This is correct. I wonder if the old Boer nation songs are sung when farm workers are being killed.A killing is a killing and all killings should reach the centre stage. I worked in a Trade union where some of our members were farmworkers and they way that they are treated is terrible. Not all farmers but there are many.

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