North West farmer killed, family assaulted

2012-01-14 15:40

Johannesburg - A North West farmer in his fifties was killed and members of his family assaulted in the early hours of Saturday morning, police said.

Captain Adele Myburgh said five men entered the Klipplaatdrift property in Ventersdorp at about 04:10.

"They were attacked by five unknown suspects and during the attack a struggle ensued between the suspects and the farmer," said Myburgh.

"The farmer was killed during the attack. The wife of the farmer was severely assaulted and [was later] admitted to hospital and the farmer's sister was slightly injured during the incident," she said.

The five suspects fled with stolen property.

Myburgh said police were following up leads and expected arrests soon.

North West provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Zukiswa Mbombo, sent her condolences to the family of the deceased.

  • Vegi - 2012-01-14 15:48

    This is bad and sad. I hope the dirty criminals are apprehended soon.

  • sewsexy - 2012-01-14 15:53

    This is so DISGUSTING - hope the police catch them soon !!!

      Malapile Laps Joseph - 2012-01-14 17:35

      Hope so 2.

  • Ben - 2012-01-14 16:02

    They would not do it if they are not being told to.

  • Shirley - 2012-01-14 16:07

    Anither farmer gone! What is being done to address this ever increasing problem??? NOthing! Government wont admit of course that slowly but surely farmers are being "forcefully evicted!

      Denise - 2012-01-16 01:57

      In 1994 we had 85000 food producing commercial farms compared to 11000 this year according to SA tax records. In addition to the loss of commercial farmers, more than 1 million black farm workers have become unemployed. Under its European founders South Africa had a 5 percent unemployment rate for whites and blacks, now it has unemployment exceeding 50 percent. SA is heading toward the murderous and oppressive conditions of Zimbabwe and Mugabe. Farm attacks in South Africa are 700% higher than attacks on farms in any other country on Earth. The murder rate of South African commercial farmers is the highest for any specific group in the world 313 per 100,000. The known death toll of 4000+ farmers have been murdered. Compare these with the death-rates during the apartheid era from 1948 to 1994, when a total 900 political murders were recorded, according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. If the world could boycott South Africa for having separate racial development, should it not boycott the South African Government for the genocide going on against white people in the country today?

      David - 2012-01-16 11:13

      "Under its European founders South Africa had a 5 percent unemployment rate for whites and blacks, now it has unemployment exceeding 50 percent" Nonsense! Do not use fabricated numbers to justify your outrage at what is in any event deplorable - without made up "facts".

      etienne.marais1 - 2012-01-16 16:45

      The 5% figure is accurate, where do you get the 50% figure ?

      Kevin.Robb.PieDesigns - 2012-01-27 12:09

      Well when the idiots have wiped out the farmers & they start to starve, which they will, because there won't be any money left in the government coffers to import food from China! Then the world will see them crying with food baskets screaming for food aid like all of Africa.

  • mkwanams - 2012-01-14 16:19

    i bet u if they can be arrested,one or two of them must be from another country because the government is too lenient and they can never be traced if they have committed the same offence before.they have make SA ungovernable.

      Vegi - 2012-01-14 16:33

      South Africa has enough riff raff to pull off any crime without the imput of foreigners. Your speculation has no basis.

  • Sifiso - 2012-01-14 16:29


  • Henri James Christie - 2012-01-14 16:44

    Come on Pres Zuma, you are somewhat quiet on this matter!! Is this turning a blind eye to a major issue you are unable to handle?? Perhaps don't want to??

      Vegi - 2012-01-14 17:30

      Must Zuma comment on each death. How many deaths took place each day or are you still labouring under apartheid delusions that you are special. You are ordinary citizens and your deaths will be dealt with just like any other death.

      Moss - 2012-01-14 21:07

      True that Vegi, if it's a farmer painting blacks with paints it's called he was defending himslef if is vice versa it's called genocide

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-14 21:21

      Because Vegi firstly we rely on these people for food, secondly only an idiot would deny a clear and discernible pattern. There is a clear targeting of farmers.

      Hotkop - 2012-01-15 00:58

      Special? Well ofcourse we are special! We have brains!

      Moss - 2012-01-15 06:52

      Phillip stop posting same over and over. Are you rying to say death of a township person is less important than that of a farmer?

      Chum Scrubber - 2012-01-15 08:11

      But moziz, that is not what Philip said? Did you actually read and think about his comment before replying?

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-15 15:27

      Moziz I'm not going to even bother arguing with you because clearly you're looking for a fight.

      George - 2012-01-16 07:57

      Phillip dont worry about Vegi, he gives himself that name coz hes a cabbage.

      zterblanche - 2012-01-27 14:39

      Wow vegi and moziz are real twats. Crime is out of hand, period. Stop defending your good-for-nothing goverment for doing nothing about it!

  • Irene - 2012-01-14 17:07

    The thugs in government consider it a national crisis because of the number of cops that have been killed WHILE IN THE LINE OF DUTY. Not a squeak about the farmers who have been killed and farming is an entirely different profession to policing. Makes you think .....

      Vegi - 2012-01-14 17:32

      Why don't you leave seeing that you are not happy with our government.

      Sinudeity - 2012-01-14 20:38

      Vegi - Why didnt you leave, when you were unhappy with apartheid?

      Moss - 2012-01-14 21:09

      Go where@ Sinudity? This is Africa, not Amsterdaam, he is the son of the soil.

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-14 21:25

      moziz your statement reeks of racism, perhaps you should be more careful with your wording, I am a South African as are ALL people born in this country, this is also a democratic country and what that means is that if the government isn't doing their job we the people have a RIGHT to call them on this.

      Hotkop - 2012-01-15 01:00

      Vegi. Give your address and identify yourself. I double dare you!

      Chum Scrubber - 2012-01-15 08:19

      Vegi, why are you happy with this government? They're stealing money meant for "your" people on a grand scale, they're promoting racial intolerance, they are failing dismally in governance - ie service delivery. Is the only reason you admire them that they are anti white? I thought you okes were against racism, thats why you wanted change. Seems not.

      George - 2012-01-16 08:02

      Moziz and Vegi, go back up north from where you came, i.e. Nigeria or wherever and stop claiming the land to be yours, you are foreigners like all of us.

  • Mathibela - 2012-01-14 17:11

    Crime affects every1 in SA, so stop racialising these issue. More black people are murdered every year in townships than these farmers. By the virtue of being farmers and white doesn't mean that they are not exposed to some senseless act of criminality. If ever some of u trolls here believe that u ar super beings because of ur skin color, I advise u to start saving so that u can go to where u came from. These is our forefathers' land and we are not gonna apologize for that. In fact ur kind is the one that inculcated the racial issues in these land of ours

      Schalk - 2012-01-14 17:15

      How many of those were murdered by whites? All farm murders were committed by blacks on whites you idiot.

      Vegi - 2012-01-14 17:36

      Mathibela I support you brother. South African borders are open. Visas are issued everyday. Anyone still nursing delusions of grandeur and greatness as taught in the apartheid syllabus should leave.

      Warwick - 2012-01-14 17:46

      And who is doing the killing in the townships? Blacks. Who is out killing white farmers in their thousands? Blacks. Why do blacks always cry about some form of racial abuse when the alleged perpetrater is white?

      Sharon - 2012-01-14 17:54

      @Mathibela - Have you killed a farmer lately?

      spartanx93 - 2012-01-14 19:12

      @Mathibela - your degenerate nation are also a bunch of immigrants from North Africa. I advise you pack your cr*p and head off back to deep dark Africa or where ever the hell you think you crawled out from. Rather let the people that are commited to making South Africa a success remian behind. When I mean commited, I do not mean the ANC and its merry band of bandits. They should all be dropped in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. No one will miss them!! @Vegi - You are getting old now with your lame comments. I have noticed you are true turncoat and switch currents more than the sea does. Why not shut up for once......

      Alfred - 2012-01-15 01:49

      There are proportionally more whites killed than blacks but that's besides the point. It's who's doing all the killing that counts. So Mathibela, you can go straight to hell if you're going to try and tell me to simply accept the fact that you lot are murdering us because you murder your own too. Do whatever you want to each other, couldn't care less anymore, but leave us out of it.

      Brenda - 2012-01-16 14:06

      Mathibela, who are your forefathers? I believe you are no Xoisan so it is impossible that this land belongs to you or your forefathers. You are claiming land that does not rightfully belong to you. It neither belongs to the whites in South Africa. IT BELONGS TO ALL OF US.

  • Gail - 2012-01-14 17:27

    And the roadside beggers wonder why I don't even acknowledge them. I don't allow anyone near to me. It is difficult to tell a goody from a baddy just by looking at them so I will rather play it safe. Keep your distance and don't come into my space. So sad, my heart goes out to that poor family.

      StarStruck - 2012-01-14 18:27

      I have also stopped giving them money. Now however I tell them to go and beg at Nthuli HOuse - if that's even how you spell that name where the clenching fist of terror and destruction is displayed.

      Moss - 2012-01-14 21:11

      You do that to white road beggers as well? just curius

      Yar - 2012-01-15 09:19

      @ Gail - I agree. @ Mozis - If it is a white beggar, I roll down my window and give him a tongue lashing as abonus. Begging and selling fake, stolen and smuggled goods on the street is not an industry, it is just an outlet for organised crime.

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-15 15:29

      Moziz there are criminals of all nationalities, unfortunately you cannot trust anyone these days.

      riaz.moola - 2012-01-15 19:54

      What the hell do roadside beggArs have to do with a murder on a farm? And yes, I bet you still give them white beggars some money.

      George - 2012-01-16 08:09

      Moziz, I hand money over to white beggars every occasion and as for the rest, well they can come to you for that seeing you set the pace for intolerance

      Merven - 2012-01-16 08:11

      "just curius" lol, also failed woodwork? You're probably a ANCYL member, or a taxi driver, or both.

  • Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-01-14 17:49

    I'm not sure if u guys notice...most of u white people with ur racist comments are far worse than Julius Malema (Im well aware that u'll deny it & I dnt care)...I certainly don't like Julius Malema n his comments because he's racist too, but most of u guys are worse whether u admit it or not! It makes one wonder...would u comment like this if u guys lived during da apartheid era or u were just gona keep quiet.

      StarStruck - 2012-01-14 18:55

      Im not benying it. Why the hell do you think I live behind a 2 meter fence with agressive dogs and a firearm in my safe???

      Toze.Pina - 2012-01-15 00:29

      Mesulie you're absolutely right. Same whites are as embarrassing for the rest of us, whites, as Julius is an embarrassment to law abiding hard working black South Africans like I'm sure you are. Some comments are disgraceful and pathetic. Let's hope their kids and grandkids have a different education and teach them some manners. For the sake of all of us and our nation.

      Chum Scrubber - 2012-01-15 08:26

      I guess you're only referring to the racist comments? There I agree with you Mesulie, but I think sometimes you guys think any comment criticizing black commentors is racist. We are allowed to criticise comments, regardless of the race of the commentor, as long as we don't do it in a clearly racist manner. That is counter productive.

      Yar - 2012-01-15 09:35

      @Mesulie The object should be to criticise behaviour, result and principle. If you use race to deflect criticism, that could be racism. If you use race as the basis of comments, that is also racist. The facts are: 1 Farmers are being killed in large numbers - this is wrong. 2 The govt is in denial 3 The police are doing little or nothing 4 The problem is fuelling racial hatred 5 Blacks and whites are all legitimate settlers in SA. 6 Leaving the country will solve nothing, but will collapse the economy. It is time to cut the bullsh1t and fix the problems.

      Mesulie Vince' Ntombela - 2012-01-15 14:15

      Guys everytng u js said is correct...Im against racism 100%, the apartheid government ws racist n i tnk even da current government is racist are being killed n nothng is being done to prevent this n dat is totally wrong!!! But most of da comments i read here are not constructive at all...I tnk most of white people hate black people n they cnt even hide it...come'on guys, we are humans too, just remember dat!

      George - 2012-01-16 08:11

      Hey Mes, I notice you only mention "white" guys with the racist comments but nothing of moziz and the cabbage so who the racist now?

  • Esperanca - 2012-01-14 18:34

    Your racist comments are uncalled for- a man, husband, father, friend, child, uncle- a PERSON for crying out loud was murdered, all u frogs can say is "black & white" fools! Government needs to do something about CRIME in this country and if we are all saying government ain't doing anything, what are we doing to help solve this? "the world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,but because of those who look on and do nothing". May his soul rest in peace and may the idiots who carried out this crime die the most painful death!

      Alfred - 2012-01-15 13:51

      The best government in the world cannot stop an inherent and instinctual propensity for bloodlust.

  • Xenswim1 - 2012-01-14 19:17

    When does the laughter stop at Malema and ANC level. At what point does the government admit that there is a problem? We already are forced to import beef, chicken, wheat. Does the relisation sink in when the ANC has to import maize and ward off public violence when the people are starving.

      spartanx93 - 2012-01-14 19:25

      im afriad to say the ANC dont care about the common person and the countires issues. they are only worried about power and money.

      Sithando - 2012-01-14 20:08

      You know nothing spartan

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-16 08:10

      Sithando, back into your tree, naughty, read a Bona

  • phillip.havenga - 2012-01-14 21:14

    And the useless government allows the slaughter of farmers and as such our biggest asset to continue. FFS these people provide us with food, will the government only realise this when there are none of them left and we have joined the rest of Africa and are starving?

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-14 21:33

      Ok not the whole of Africa is starving, that part of my comment was overboard. But it is frustrating to watch one of our most important assets be destroyed.

  • Allan - 2012-01-14 22:11

    I sincereley trust that these murdering scumbags are caught and in self defense those who catch the sadistic bastards eliminate them!!!! No use the animals be put on trial as they will get bail and they will do the exact same crime again and again. Only solution for these crimminals is their removal from society!!!!

  • Brian - 2012-01-15 01:16

    Again another member of the farming community is delibertly selected for slaughter. Any white person in S. Africa who thinks that this is other than a delibrate plan to drive the whites from their small holdings and farms, is liveing in another world. Can you imagime the fear amongst the farming community in the area the this latest attack has taken place. The pre planned attacks are meant to instill fear and and uncertainy amongst the white isolated rual dewellers . Many with young children , or who are eldery will now be thinking , is it worth it, liveing in constant fear, knowing your family could be the next targeted. The question has to be asked why the vast majority of whites in S.Africa just sit back and compleatly ignore the slow genocide of the white rual deweller and farmer. With so many highly military trained S. Africans who cannot find jobs , due to Black empowerment policy , surely the farming community should look into empploying these people on farms , or at least let them rent out property on farms to live on to boost numbers and be extra eyes and ears to help stop farm attacks. How long are whites going to ignore the plight of their white brothers and sisters on the farms ?. Remenber when they have finished ethnic cleasing the white farming community , do you think that they will not turn on you next?.

  • Mandy Mc Donald - 2012-01-15 01:20

    vegi is a troll...ignore him!

  • Alfred - 2012-01-15 01:40

    I wonder if the North West department of sport, arts and culture will hold a series of commemorative events for the victim like they did for the Skierlik shooting victims. I very much doubt it.

  • Kevin - 2012-01-15 01:44

    What a lovely day in Perth...

      George - 2012-01-16 08:15

      What a lovely day in Colombo

  • Newsreader - 2012-01-15 05:48

    Another typical day in the life of the ANC!

  • Mathibela - 2012-01-15 06:37

    Sinudeity ur kind have killed enough blacks all over SADC(SANDF killed 600 blacks by attacking a train in Zambia in the 70s) n u continue to kill them and dumping them in rivers and lion cages. Unfortunately because of the way u dispose their remains we don't have the figures. The rationale behind the reporting we see in Sowetan is because before it was fashionable for whites to kill blacks without any provocation but just fir the fun part of it. In fact farmers are more susceptible to attacks as they reside in isolated areas.

      Fenderbender - 2012-01-16 08:11

      Mathibela, back into your tree, you are naughty, read the Bona

      Merven - 2012-01-16 08:16

      Only 7000 blacks were killed during the Apartheids years idiot, go and read the RTC report. Place any proof of the train attack that you speak of.

      Garth - 2012-01-16 14:46

      @mathibela - you are so consumed by racism that you cannot get your facts straight. SANDF - do you know who the SADF were, or are you too young? 3 black workers kill a colleague and coerce their employer to assist them in disposing of the body, by throwing it into a `canned' lion enclosure. The white employer is tried as a racist murderer. He is imprisoned and finally, after 5 long years of pain and physical abuse in jail, the Supreme Court of this land(untainted by politics) overturned his sentence and found him not guilty of murder - swallow that, anc ignorant.

  • Ed - 2012-01-15 07:52

    Oh Kolobe the genius gone wrong is here. Listen dude, crime is crime, whether it happens to black or white citizens. Your narrow view of crime reporting sucks and will continue to suck until people like you are shot.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-01-15 09:25

    this article's headline should have been 'man killed, family assualted'. To put the farmer tag only feeds this sa frenzy that only white farmers are victims of crime in this country.

  • Jerhone - 2012-01-15 09:36

    why was my comments removed did i hit a nerve? so sorry for telling the truth please forgive me

  • Cedric Cide-monie Kgatla - 2012-01-15 11:20

    We call it afirmative reposition....! Kill the ***! Crime is crime.

  • Zimbobwe - 2012-01-15 11:20

    So howzit howzit my mense??? Dit is n lekker morning of hoe??? Wat se julle??? Ek dink julle moet kerk toe gaan en bid vir ons liewe Suid Afrika en los die kaak van julle van swart die wit die. Julle monde is vol kaak en vullis as julle so praat. Please people go to church for christ sake and relax it's Sunday. No need to get so worked up by South African polotics you will all get heart attacks!!! Bathong ba jesu pls a re yeng ro rapella lefatshe la jesu asseblief tog!!!

  • Mary - 2012-01-15 11:34

    1. Only fools bite the hand that feeds them. 2. Free land doth not farmers make.

  • henk63 - 2012-01-15 13:04

    @Ray - we don't need to get all the details. We instictively know that when 5 "men" enter a house by force and kill innocent people, the "men" were black.

  • elga.imp - 2012-01-15 14:04


  • elga.imp - 2012-01-15 14:09

    Whoever believes this is NOT Genocide, please remove your "rose tinted glasses" further, instead of mouthing off... READ and research, you may well LEARN!!!

      riaz.moola - 2012-01-15 19:56

      Yes an extremely credible source...not. If you want to believe there is a genocide, the internet will provide. But reality is always the final judge on these things and can't be contested. If you're dumb enough to believe there's a white genocide in SA, please gtfo to the UK, you'll fit in perfectly with some of the people there!

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-15 23:41

      @Riaz this a non South African organisation that is considered VERY RELIABLE and they have put South Africa on level 6 of their genocide watch. Please refrain from throwing your drivel into intelligent fact based conversations.

      phillip.havenga - 2012-01-28 10:59

      Thumbs down to facts? How incredibly stupid are you people?

  • Riaan - 2012-01-15 22:10

    I study in Belgium at the moment and when I go to the local supermarket, I am proud to see that the apples and oranges come from South Africa. Surely our farmers have a reputation to produce quality. At the one hand its a pity that these products get exported overseas, but at the same time its sad to think that we might lose experienced farmers that can continue to the trend of perfection and quality in their industry in the near future...

  • Zebelon - 2012-01-15 22:36

    They wantonly kill, confident that their punishment for the cruel act will not be death, thanks to the powers that be. Today you kill for the fun of it.

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  • Peace - 2012-01-16 10:24

    When is this bloodshed going to end?I think the police and our courts need to exercise a firm hand in dealing with criminals,especially those who are perpetuating these sporadic farm murders.

  • Jason - 2012-01-27 11:25

    Pity the Oom with the Shotgun who killed the c*nt with the BB gun wasnt around for these bastards!!

  • Arlene - 2012-01-28 11:49

    Very sad to know this is still happening! !!! Soooo angry!!!

  • mashavha - 2012-01-29 15:42

    Lets hope is not another planned family murder for some odd reasons

  • Adrian - 2012-01-31 18:15

    I wish the gov would wake up and smell whats going on in S.A,one of the most beautiful countries in the world with the most amazing animals and here we are killing each other for what i say bring back the death penalty then everything will change

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-02-16 16:58 watch this , why was bra jacob not taken to task singing the kill th boer song , bra juju was hammered for him , so what is good for one politician is good for the other

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