Worker killed with jumper cables

2012-09-04 20:23

Mahikeng - A farmer and his son were arrested in Piet Plessis near Vryburg, on Tuesday, for electrocuting a farmworker and almost killing another, North West police said.

"According to an eyewitness, another farmworker, the two [men] were called to the storeroom and were accused of stealing two tyres and 25 litres of diesel," Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said.

When the two workers denied stealing the items, the farmer, 69, and his son, 33, allegedly tied them up with chains, assaulted them and shocked them with jumper cables. The men allegedly also pointed a firearm at them.

One farmworker died at the scene and the other was injured.

The farmer and his son allegedly offered the eyewitness R1 500 to keep quiet, but after realising that one man might have died they rushed him to a nearby clinic. The man was pronounced dead on arrival.

"At the clinic, the suspects alleged that the deceased fainted after drinking too much alcohol at the weekend."

However, after police were called to the clinic, the injured farmworker told them what had happened. He was later transferred to the Mahikeng provincial hospital.

The men would appear in the Vryburg Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on charges of murder, attempted murder, assault and the pointing of a firearm.

  • refiloe.shikwambana - 2012-09-04 20:31

    Ya nhe! RIP

      omo.naija.750 - 2012-09-04 21:56

      @Kolobe.mzansi - What about the over 3000 farmers that have been killed by our fellow black brothers? This is not about race anymore.This is about a sick society that is going berserk with all kinds of crazies.

      dee.980 - 2012-09-05 01:28

      Indeed Omonija - too much anger and disregard for each other. I only have control over myself - so pray too keep my humanity, shine some light in our troubled land - be it with just a smile and simple acts of kindness every day. Perhaps we can start an epidemic.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-05 08:14

      @kolobe.mzansi.9: You know that more then 50% of land is in black hands don't you?

      Randomhero6661 - 2012-09-05 09:09

      kolobe, what if i told you it was a black farmer? jump the gun much eh?

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-05 10:21

      @ Kolobe. Make no mistake, we're also noting the number of Whites tortured, raped and murdered by Blacks. I don't condone the farmers actions, and as far as I'm concerned they can hang if they murdered this worker, but do not try and sell your racist idea that's all one sided.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-09-05 13:36

      Jumper cables are very dangkroos when connected to a 12v battery

  • henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-04 20:33

    I hope they get bail...

      Madhi - 2012-09-04 20:44

      Me too, just to have them fried with their own jumpers if that's what you meant. For me if u kill without provocation u deserve to lose your life too, irrespective of who u are or how u look like, those responsible for killing farmers included. Child killers must be hanged in a public square even.

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-04 20:51

      sad thing madhi, they will get bail. I tottaly agree with you that the punishment must fit the crime. But our courts is destroyed bu the ANC. The offenders have far better rights than the victims!

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-09-04 21:09

      There's something wrong with you and you don't even realize it

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-04 21:10

      I think the people misread you Henk. And I agree - seems as if the punishment outside works better than the legal system.

      dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-04 21:11

      Mee too, maybe someone will have a good enough heart to come up with a plan on what to do with them.jail is too safe for people who have done such.

      madoda.monamudi - 2012-09-04 21:26


      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-04 21:50

      Kolobe or just like those who got Presidential pardon, only to go out and Kill again...

      rocky.bell.927 - 2012-09-04 21:59

      ol'kolobe still around spewing the typical BS. Chuck me!!

  • tom.theunissen.12 - 2012-09-04 20:33

    Lock them up and throw away the keys

  • titus.ramapuputla - 2012-09-04 20:35

    This is bad.

      SharonE - 2012-09-04 22:00

      I agree, Titus. Violence in any form is wrong. South Africa is teetering on the brink of an abyss. It won't take much to send it all tumbling down. It is most unfortunate for everyone, the rainbow nation is a myth, and everybody knows it.

  • Lerato Matabane Pelotshweu - 2012-09-04 20:36

    they deserve to be hanged

      henk.vanrensburg.31 - 2012-09-04 20:44

      No they deserve the best laywers money can get. Just like ET's killers

  • tasneem.sattar.5 - 2012-09-04 20:37

    wtf, these okes really aren't helping their cause

  • neville.chamberlain.509 - 2012-09-04 20:39

    If this report is correct - unlike the report on Nuus24 which was basically a whole heap of nothing - then the farmer and his son must be dealt with in the strongest possible terms. If the Rome Statute was enacted like it should have been, then they could have been charged under the statute. However is has not been enacted so now the best that can be expected is assault GBH and Culpable Homicide

      dewalds3 - 2012-09-05 07:51

      It is still ALLEGATIONS - News24 writes the heading and most of the article as if it is facts. But yes, why spoil a nice saucy story with the truth?

  • boltonbarry - 2012-09-04 20:40

    Stupid stupid stupid. Now to spend your days in jail for two tiers and some diesel

  • jeandre.welgemoed - 2012-09-04 20:42

    What's more shocking than this story or the mine massacre, is the fact that whatever happens in this beautiful country, some mindless idiot people need to bring in the 'race' we are all equal, no one is better than the next person! The mind set of both WHITE and BLACK citizens is corrupt man!! We need unity!!! My condolences to the farm worker's family, justice shall be served

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-04 21:57

      Well said... Like i said News24 is turning into a propaganda site for the ANC. If they wanted to write this article in neutral way they would have left out Farmworkers and Farmers. Stating that Two men From Vryheid assaulted two men. one of the men later died in the hospital or something like that, but they want to tag everything. I thought we life in a society where we all equal????

  • kasper.mbayi2 - 2012-09-04 20:42

    Oh no: what a cruelity? May his soul rest in peace. His killers will not live normal life untill they die.

      christelle.james.7 - 2012-09-04 21:15

      Kasper, people who do things live this cannot have much of a conscience - doubt if they will have much remorse. It is horrid!!!!

  • jcoetzee1975 - 2012-09-04 20:44

    You know... we try so hard to get the attention on farm murders, then the friken farmers go and do this. For the love of sanity, work with us. In the mean time, If you want to kill you need to face justice. /sigh

      emilyjane.elson - 2012-09-05 17:12

      Not condoning but I think EVERYBODY is fed up which is resulting in this anger, resentment and people being fed up with a country that is stagnating.. What a Fu€|< Up!!

  • masamune.azeem - 2012-09-04 20:45

    All this for tyres and diesel.

      Blixum - 2012-09-05 08:26

      Yeah. They wanted to manufacture a neck lace....

  • arthur.hugh - 2012-09-04 20:50

    Way to go setting an example, so much for sympathy for farmers you F'ing racist morons.

  • jacques.swanepoel.372 - 2012-09-04 20:52

    What are people thinking this day and age?

  • lientjiew - 2012-09-04 20:54

    This is not A yobba !!!!

  • Leah - 2012-09-04 20:55

    This is so sick and wrong and all levels

  • ruan.lacock - 2012-09-04 20:55 about a "jump-start"......!!

  • boomerangbobotie.dyingbreed - 2012-09-04 20:57

    This is a criminal act of savagery. This should not be seen as a racial act that devides us, but rather unite people against brutality.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-05 10:25

      I second that.

  • themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-04 20:57

    Our food security is at risk with farmers “getting extinct” by the brutality of criminals, and by the brutality of the farmers themselves on their workers. It seems like a loose~loose situation

  • price.moyo.9 - 2012-09-04 20:58

    @Dshaasbroek, are you high? Dnt u realize that its things like this that imflames an already racially divided and polarised society? Its racists like you who give SA a bad name.

  • JohnnoBfree - 2012-09-04 21:01

    Hopefully both will get life in jail and Bubba is waiting for them. This sort off $hite has to stop. No wonder there is so much hatred in SA WTF

  • Cedric - 2012-09-04 21:10

    i think god is slowly but surely forgetting about north-west.....

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-09-04 21:10

    I can't imagine a life full of so much hatred for your fellow man

  • Gatvol Griet - 2012-09-04 21:10

    This is disgusting! I vehemently speak out against farm murders and racist violence against whites; but incidents like this fan racist flames. it should be condemned in the strongest way possible, an murder should be punished severely.

      mandla.thwala.10 - 2012-09-04 22:33

      I agree with you GATVOL

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-09-05 10:26


      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-09-11 08:56

      me too

  • hermann.hanekom - 2012-09-04 21:12

    The bastards who are megalomaniacs should be hung. Bloody white trash endangering our white lives, but they do not care the are "base" (bosses).

      mandla.thwala.10 - 2012-09-04 22:31

      Hermann I think these guys acted out of anger.maybe they were loosing a lot of their belongings through theft

      george.pito - 2012-09-04 23:13

      Herman you are probaly the one of our biggest problems. You did not even try and reason about what you read. You just proofed yourself to be a baas or a boss also white without any reasoning skills. Dont your brain tell you to think what you read or say

  • mandla.thwala.10 - 2012-09-04 21:17

    What these two guys have done was not right,they should have reported the suspects to the police,and get them arrested

  • hloniphile.fakazi - 2012-09-04 21:17

    Those cruel dogs they deserve to be hanged or rotten in jail!!!

  • joel.masola - 2012-09-04 21:17

    I hope they rot in jail nxa

  • lumka.ludada - 2012-09-04 21:23

    For the sake of other farmers, I hope Malema doesn't hear about this.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-05 08:01

      I'm kinda thinking that if the farmer was white we would have heard from Malema by now.

      susanna.smit.7 - 2012-09-11 09:02

      It is possible that the police do not have the manpower or sense to deal with thieving farmworkers, which is why these "base" thought it best to take matters in their own hands. Idiot teaching his son violence is the answer.

  • Jacky Mutsila - 2012-09-04 21:28

    @lumka,i also hope so

  • Jessica Jane Graham - 2012-09-04 21:29

    Sick, perverted murderers!! These guys deserve to rot in jail!!

  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-09-04 21:30

    Let them face the full wrath of the law........if such a thing exists, what a barbaric thing to happen in a country trying to rid itself of the shackles of apartheid, wish we still had the death sentence!

  • thabo.modiba.7 - 2012-09-04 21:30

    Menace to society, whatever they did, they are not representing the white people. Justice must prevail.

  • jan.matsetela - 2012-09-04 21:30

    But they were working for u it means u had a relationship with them hw could u do something like this to them that is treating people like animals even animals they dont deserve that kind of treatment

  • EricksonTL - 2012-09-04 21:31

    Give them the cell next to Terreblanche's murderers - and the guys who shot Wilmien Potgieter. Murder is murder, whether it's this, or the FAR more prevalent farmer murders.

  • tumishang.m.selamulela - 2012-09-04 21:42

    sigh! welcome to South Africa

  • mokgadi.deborah - 2012-09-04 21:48

    It's sad to see irresponsible people preaching unneccessary war because of two idiots who committed a crime. The hatred amongst different races has obscured common sense in human beings. Each war has casualties for your bloody information.

  • douglas.reid.921 - 2012-09-04 21:48

    Farmers revenge.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-04 21:56

      I wonder how your thought process works considering that the farmers, even though they exacted their revenge as you say, are going to be spending time in jail and subjecting their families to untold hardships, heartbreaks, embarrassment and shame. Would you say all of that was worth exacting revenge?

      Msika - 2012-09-05 11:05

      Apart from what Themba has said, don't you think this could also add fuel to the already existing problem of farmer murders? An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind - Gandi

  • werner.vandermerwe.16 - 2012-09-04 21:49

    What were these people thinking! May the full arm of the law give them a good wack! Nothing better than Malema, rot in jail! Not doing the cause of the boer and farm attacks any good. This country has so much hatred already!

  • elize.krause - 2012-09-04 21:50

    These people are no better than the criminals who attack and torture their victims during farm attacks. When will the death penalty be back on the table for discussion?

  • zolisa.dlokovu - 2012-09-04 21:52

    I call on all South Africans to read this news story.Its shocking.We are always told we have one of the best constitutions in the world

      hein.huyser - 2012-09-04 22:13

      Zolisa, we have the best constitution, but it is raped by the anc with their racist laws and one sided application of the constitution. That very same constitution will ensure that these guys get what they deserve, the very same as the killers of ET and every other person who takes the life of another person in SA. Nothing wrong with the constitution, and if the average person knew what that constitution prommises us as citizens, we wont stand for racist laws and the raping of said constitution. But because we are ignorant, our politicianc get away with murder.

  • snethembah - 2012-09-04 21:55

    And I bet the farmer and his son will be ordered to pay R75 000 to the family of the deceased like the other farmer who shot and killed a boy and injured another whilst they were fishing....hhhmmmm how sad nxxxx.

  • sarah.fernandez.986 - 2012-09-04 21:56

    Its amazing , all of sudden the white people have hardly anything to say here , Let a black man/women do something and suddenly everyone gets electrocuted to bad mouthing . what hypocrisy .

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-09-05 07:59

      You assume the farmer was white then?

  • sbusiso.thabethe.92 - 2012-09-04 21:57

    When is this going to end good people,how I wish we can all just be happy,we all humans irrespective of our skin color,this hate and anger is really going to destroy our country. Rest in peace man,at least you are free now from all this.

  • goodguy.buthelezi - 2012-09-04 21:58


  • bernard.nienaber - 2012-09-04 22:00

    I must give it to these two retards, they're innovative... RIP dead guy.

  • Teuneman - 2012-09-04 22:00

    These guys are idiots, if they are guilty.

  • Michael - 2012-09-04 22:00

    Sad! Very sad! Lack of anger management! Now they are in a big mess that could have been avoided.

  • walter.lebza - 2012-09-04 22:01

    They didn't mean to do it.

  • trevor.pietersen.3 - 2012-09-04 22:05

    They one SICKO family...