Man killed in farm attack near Jhb

2013-01-30 10:16

Johannesburg - A farm foreman was killed and his employer was critically wounded in a farm attack in Olifantsfontein, near Kempton Park, it was reported on Wednesday.

Four armed men held up foreman Edward Fouche, 30, and farmer Gert van Wyk, 40, at a stall on the farm Elandsfontein on Monday, ordering them to lie on the ground, Beeld reported.

One of them killed Fouche, Van Wyk's brother Riaan told the newspaper.

"He then pointed the weapon at my brother, who turned away and curled into a foetal position to protect himself. They shot him in the back, and the bullet went right through his intestines, then exited," he said.

Captain Julia Claasen reportedly said the robbers kicked open the door to the office, where Gert Van Wyk's wife was counting the day's takings, and took the money before driving off in a blue Nissan bakkie.

According to Beeld, Van Wyk was in a critical condition in hospital.

  • christophe.leyder - 2013-01-30 10:19

    Oh so we giving it names now? "Farm attack"? Like it's some sort of a normal thing now?

      daniel.dogman.1 - 2013-01-30 10:48

      It is 'normal' now, another racist attack on white South Africans...

      daniel.dogman.1 - 2013-01-30 10:49

      I cannot understand the lack of brains here. All crying about no jobs, but they kill the same people who create employment and feed our nation. TALK ABOUT STUPID !!!

  • Jesus - 2013-01-30 10:24

    I blame the government. People would rob in order to survive as they have nothing but to murder is inhuman. Uncivilised human beings. Being back the death penalty.. You murder or rape you must die. Simple as that. We need to toughen up on the law and harsher sentences are need for all. People must be afraid to commit a crime.

  • neil.zive - 2013-01-30 10:25

    These farm attacks are nothing short of a war being waged against the Afrikaaner people. It is disgusting that the government doesn't do more to protect them. The government need to form commandos with the assistance of the farmers and arm them.

      gert_swart - 2013-01-30 10:33

      @neil.zive - You call it war and then you ask for protection from the same people you accuse. Listen to yourself. There is a difference between crime and war.

      marc.ross.965 - 2013-01-30 11:03

      No-one is going to protect or assist these farmers. The sad news is that if they dont start retaliating they will be extinct in 20years. Over 4000 farmers have been brutally murdered and no-one gives a sh-t. (locally or internationally).Sorry guys, but it's clearly kill or be killed. The old saying about standing united or falling devided is sadly true.

      ronald.stilianou - 2013-01-30 11:05

      @gert, how about you do something about your comprehension skills, like read a book or something, your comment clearly shows your lack of intelligence. Dom d@@s. Rather stick with your kin on the anti God articles, or even better, go kill yourself. Twat!

      Pixi3kid - 2013-01-30 11:11

      NAH the lovely government will rather spend R90Mil on Mali then to protect their own citizens!

      kyle.mclaren1 - 2013-01-30 11:28

      The ANC cannot and will not help the white farmer, or any one in this country. Ever. It is not in their best interests of enriching themselves with our money. We need to take responsibility for our own safety. Prepare for the day when this will happen. Always carry. Always.

      marius.j.rensburg.3 - 2013-01-30 16:29

      Wow nu_un_clear: I also dissagee with Gert but then you "MrBigChristian" comes along (with all your Christian-articles) calling Gert a d@@s and a twat and telling him to go kill himself?? How Christian of you. Seems you on the other hand are actually on the exact right forum instead of posting anything religious. #thingsthegodlysays

  • Pagani Zonda - 2013-01-30 10:40

    Blame it on the foreigners...We good @ that ..

  • Wonderkind - 2013-01-30 10:44

    Intervention gert, unless you have a better plan?

  • eyesears.handsfeet - 2013-01-30 10:45

    Yet another crime statistic? RIP Fouche. Alle Sterkte vir Fouche se familie en vriende. Vergeef, maar onthou om nooit te vergeet nie.

  • drishworth - 2013-01-30 10:54

    Another sad day for the people of SA - RIP Edward Fouche and may Gert Van Wyk make a full recovery. Yet another family spending energy on grieving instead of on trying to build up a great nation. The ANC must go! Time to give people who have a real interest in the people of SA a chance to rebuild what this savage, incompetent, careless, unfeeling Government has destroyed.

  • lee.brand.73 - 2013-01-30 11:01

    Terrible news. What many dont fully appreciate is that this barbarism that targets farming has far reaching consequences for us all. In many (most?) cases farming is abandoned. All the workers lose their jobs. The farm is often sold. Or it lies idle. Nobody wants to live there. It falls into disrepair and is looted. Young people avoid farming nowdays - its very hard work and bloody dangerous. Our farming population is being eradicated - by murder and old age. Agriculture is too risky - few can sustain it. Game farming is safer if you can protect your game? Game farmers dont need labour. Less jobs.

      lee.brand.73 - 2013-01-30 11:19

      Ha - I see a thumbs down - you have the nuts of a small ant. Farm murders dont kill one person - they destroy small economic communities. Also - it's seldom the farmworkers that commit these crimes - generally outsiders. You can see that there are many critics on this site who have never even been on a farm - let alone depended on one. I hope you guys can grow your own food.

      tshepo.lekote - 2013-01-30 13:16

      Hi great insights

  • elmine.durandt - 2013-01-30 11:08

    Mr N. Just reported you, you racist bastard. As gar as I know hate speech is still a crime. Oh but the lines of right and wrong is all too grey for the likes of the uneducated.

      jomar.delange - 2013-01-30 11:54

      Ha ha you threaten a woman with violence. No matter the race, all over the world people with no brain have only their hands. People like you who are killing and raping their grannies in the townships, ne?

      diana.gill.18 - 2013-01-30 13:59

      So should ms El. take you threat into consideration and report to the local (or better reservist) police shop?

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2013-01-30 11:12

    Bloody savages.

  • tshepo.billy2 - 2013-01-30 11:19

    i think the law should be more taught to those who kill others an the only way is to kill them too

      Michael Rutaganda - 2013-01-30 11:28

      what really going on with this killings.

      Cronje Scholtz - 2013-01-30 11:47

      no, no. what about their human rights. i thought you voted to take the death penalty away???

  • patrick.mampane - 2013-01-30 11:48

    This is BAD. This madness has got to stop.

      Cronje Scholtz - 2013-01-30 11:56

      viva anc................this government is a joke

  • diana.gill.18 - 2013-01-30 12:16

    It would have been much better solution to simply take them to the shower. No Zuma pun involved, i am talking about the last shower in their life when water helps to wash away the blood after the bullet.

  • maria.coetzee1 - 2013-01-30 12:26

    is the color of our fantastic/miracle NEW SA - RED and is our safety only written in blood red

      diana.gill.18 - 2013-01-30 12:37

      I'd love to ask all the contributors to that "fantastic" program what is an exact number of the blacks TORTURED to death(not simply killed but tortured) or how many black babies were wrapped in newspaper and set alight during apartheid?

      Tuyez - 2013-01-30 21:53

      @diana, dont racialise crime. You dont know how many black people these thugs have killed before they had killed this farmer. I am black and I dont wish death of anywhite person. I have more that 3 family members viciously killed by black thugs do I have to hate every black person or it is acceptable because their victims were black. Dont act as if black people plan or dream about killing white people. Kill the bustards if they try to kill u or rob you we will celebrate as well cause we tired and terrified of them as you are.

      diana.gill.18 - 2013-01-30 23:07

      @Tuyez I am not trying to once again polarize races with my statement. In eyes of any human being a crime and murder is a crime and murder regardless of what race or nationality we speak. Still the honeymoon in South Africa so widely advertized by Western world has very little to do with reality, and the heroes and liberators of the ANC didnt disdain to resort to what is nowadays known as terrorism. For some reason mrs Amanpour and Co forget to mention it and that's the very point which upsets me when it comes to international talks on SA. Strangely enough black people of older generation call us whites boneless cowards that we dont make any efforts and take the rule of the country again. Regarding you earlier response to Bulla777 user, why do we have vulnerable areas at all and why someone should experience difficulties when attempting to contact the cops, especially in life-threatening situation? The ANC has been given their opportunity to show the country as well as the rest of the world that they could be put in charge of things, but unfortunately they are proving the opposite for more than 18 yrs.

  • phillip.joubert.56 - 2013-01-30 12:37

    No No it is not a farm attack it is only a normal robbery go wrong !!! ANC and SAPS report STATS word wakker julle dik gat slap gat polisie het nie eers voertuie nie want die dik gat swart polisie vrouens ry TAXI met dit skiet ek nou op n polisie voertuig skiet ek of nege kinders en passasiers dood. Soek jy soos gese n polisie vangwa staan hy by n shebbeen of is in n ongeluk betrokke! OF staan onder n boom met n prostistuut op die passasiers sit plek. KOM polisie proef me wrong ek het fotos en video material om dit staaf help nie eers ek stuut dit vir julle nasionale bestuur nie want daar is nie sulke bestuur nie almal korrupt so nou is ek eers de m. O. Er in oor al die moorde so op mekaar skiet eers praat lateRrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • richard.zanner - 2013-01-30 13:23

    Has it not yet registered with Government that farmers are being targeted. Let me guess they know this but it suits them.

  • Sulette Behnke - 2013-01-30 13:30

    The sad part is that these people are hard workers and this farm produces food for us all. God fearing family with a Father and two sons , physically working hard everyday. They're honest and I can't see any reason to target these people. Our prayers are with Gert, we hope he heals and that there is no more sad losses because of this incident. The government needs to up on punishment!

  • wikus.vanwyk.54 - 2013-01-30 14:29

    Gert's uncle was killed a few years ago in a "Highjacking incident". Sterkte Gert ons bid vir jou.

  • sylvia.pieters.3 - 2013-01-30 22:00

    My nephew was a real man! He was brave an courageous. Sweet an gentle. He was the best person to know every one who met him loved him because of his kind heart! So I ask how can u kill someone u don't evan know and if u did would u still have done it then? Love u Eddie!

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