ANC-regime ignores trauma of Somali ex-captives

ANC regime ignores trauma suffered by Somali captives Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pelizzari

- Their Somali captors ‘abused the captured Afrikaner Christian woman while the couple were held captive from  Oct 26 2010 to June 21 2012

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Nothing illustrates the ANC-regime’s lack of compassion towards its 3,4-million Afrikaner citizens better than the uncaring way in which they treated Somali captives Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pelizzari – showing no concern for their well-being during their captivity; refusing the prosecute the Somali pirates when they were captured by the Dutch Navy – and ignoring the couple’s traumatic plight thereafter…

September 22 2014 – by Adriana Stuijt a.j.stuijt@knid.nl  " The lack of compassion with which this white couple was treated by the ANC-regime after their 20-month ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates, is indescribable.
      They were simply expected to ‘get on with their lives’ – even though they are poor. The couple did not even get sufficient trauma-treatment from their ‘government’ nor did they receive any financial compensation for their ordeal.

The couple have since split up, undoubtedly from the stress: as ‘whites’ they have to somehow survive in a country where ‘whites’ like them aren’t even allowed to hold down fulltime jobs – by law.
Debbie Maritz has been particularly traumatized: she told the Afrikaans news media that she was raped repeatedly by her captors and that they never gave her anything to wear except the swimsuit she was captured in. They treated this kind-hearted Christian Afrikaner woman with contempt. The Afrikaans woman reportedly now is in dire straights, trying to survive on the tough streets of Boksburg, unable to forget the terror of her ordeal. 

Yet when the Dutch marines moved in and rescued Peter Eldridge – the Richard’s Bay-based owner/skipper who had lodged himself in a tight corner of tchained himself to the yacht, determined not to get captured, the impoverished couple were worked for him as the crew were marched off at gunpoint during the firefight. Now that five of the Somalis, captured during the firefight, have been convicted and sentenced ten years in a Dutch prison, shouldn’t the Dutch government also be held partially responsible to try and get the couple – but especially Debbie – back on their feet?

Then there’s the South African regime – which has refused to prosecute the five captured Somali pirates after the Dutch Navy had offered to turn the pirates over to the South African authorities. That’s not surprising: the ANC regime also openly refuses to help any Afrikaner even when they are slowly starving to death in little squatter camps. At least one-third of the Afrikaner nation of 3,4million people are suffering severe poverty, according to Solidarity Helping Hand charity, which is struggling to keep these families alive.

These ‘whites’ are not allowed to work, not allowed to own land, must hand over any meagre profits of businesses they may be running to “ANC-cadre partners”, the Afrikaners are not allowed to even educate their own children in their home language of Afrikaans… Nothing highlights the lack of concern shown towards the Afrikaners by the ANC regime better than their horrendous neglect of the badly traumatized Debbie Maritz after she and Bruno were rescued by Somali military forces.

The South African regime couldn’t even be bothered to negotiate for this impoverished Afrikaner couple’s release.

I call on the international community to please help Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pellizari. Debbie is a badly traumatized woman whose ordeal was described far too briefly to the international community: after they had made their money out of the dramatic story of their release… everybody just ignored her, including her own government…

Somali security forces have rescued a South African couple kidnapped by pirates in the Indian Ocean’. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/06/21/12343356-south-african-sailors-freed-by-somali-pirates-after-20-months?lite
http://sabahionline.com/en_GB/articles/hoa/articles/newsbriefs/2012/06/21/newsbrief-01

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Dutch marines kill 2 pirates off Somali coast

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April 4, 2011 Mike Corder THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch marines killed two pirates and captured 16 others during an operation to free a hijacked Iranian fishing boat off the coast of Somalia, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
The deadly firefight marked the first time Dutch forces have killed suspected pirates while patrolling the Gulf of Aden as part of an international anti-piracy flotilla. Marines from the frigate HMS Tromp opened fire on the pirates on the hijacked Iranian boat Sunday after they shot at two Dutch inflatable speedboats sent to investigate the fishing vessel, the ministry said. Ten suspected pirates were captured as they tried to flee in a high-speed skiff and six more were detained on the fishing boat. The bodies of two suspected pirates killed in the firefight also were recovered on the vessel. Dutch Defence Ministry spokeswoman Marloes Visser said the pirates, some of whom were wounded in the shooting, were being questioned on board the Tromp. The injured were receiving medical treatment, but it was unclear if the captives would be taken anywhere for trial. "It is not yet clear what will happen next. Prosecutors will have to decide," Visser told The Associated Press. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor’s office said Monday he had no information on the case. Even as Dutch marines searched the Iranian dhow, another group of pirates approached, apparently intent on hijacking the boat, the Defense Ministry statement said. The crew of the Tromp fired warning shots to force the second group of pirates to flee. The dhow and its crew were allowed to sail away from the scene of the attacks after the Dutch intervention.After years of tentative action against pirates, the international armada sent to protect shipping in the gulf has become more assertive and willing to prosecute captured hijackers rather than let them go. Last month, the Indian navy attacked in self-defense a fishing boat, which had been used by pirates as a mothership. Sixty-one pirates were captured and were taken to Mumbai, India’s financial capital, to be prosecuted. And in 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL sharpshooters killed three pirates who were holding the American captain of the Maersk Alabama ship.
Last year, five Somalis were convicted of attacking a Dutch Antilles-flagged cargo ship with automatic weapons and a rocket-propelled grenade, in the first piracy case to come to trial in Europe in modern times. They are serving five-year prison sentences in a Dutch jail,

Five of 11 pirates who captured South Africans Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pellizzari were arrested by the Dutch Navy: however, the ANC regime refused to prosecute them in South Africa so the Dutch put them on trial in Rotterdam, The Netherlands:

Five more Somali men suspected of hijacking a South African yacht last year (and captured a South African couple during a firefight) also awaiting trial in a jail in the Netherlands.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700124190/Dutch-marines-kill-2-pirates-off-Somali-coast.html
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Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz release pending: October 20 1011: "To SA yacht crew members said to be ‘safe in Mogadishu after misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’.
The two Afrikaner Christians were captured from the yacht Choizil since October 26 2010.The couple’s capture was described by Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht, testifying to Dutch police.Jan 10 2011 – Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, has described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates who seized his yacht and kidnapped his crewmates, Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, to Dutch police and court officials. It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, after a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ , are said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu.The couple have no money. The skipper managed to escape with the help of Dutch Marines when his yacht was seized by Somali pirates but they dragged away his two hapless crewmates: two empoverished Afrikaners who had hitched a ride with him to get back to South Africa. Brono Pelizzari and Debarah Calitz were dressed only in their swim suits when they were captured.Pelizzari’s sister Vera said last night they had learned of the sentencing on Friday, but it did not change the fact that her brother and Deborah were still being held captive after nine months. Tanya Waterworth writes in the Cape Argus that the families issued the plea to the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and All Somalia to "show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us.”

The desperate plea will be circulated in the Somali media on Monday. In the emotional plea for their return, Pelizzari highlighted the work being done by South Africa’s Gift of the Givers charity in the famine-stricken city of Mogadishu and its immediate surrounds.

“Every night we have heard on the news how South Africa, through the Gift of the Givers and the generosity of many South Africans, are assisting Somalia in its famine crisis and saving countless lives.

“These two South Africans are people of Africa and innocent of any offence to their brothers and sisters of Somalia.

“We ask the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and all Somalia to show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us,” they said in their the plea. Deborah Calitz’s daughter, Kerri, said the families were hoping the media plea would help get her mother freed.

“The pirates’ sentencing does not help us at all – my mom and Bruno are still being held.” – Independent on Saturday
http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/frantic-appeal-on-kidnap-by-pirates-1.1116982

South African authorities refused to prosecute the five Somali pirates after their capture by the Dutch Navy:

Five of the twelve pirates were tried after they were captured by the Dutch navy. The South African authorities refused to prosecute them after the the Dutch navy rescued the South African skipper and his yacht and towed it to Richard’s Bay harbour.  The captain of the yacht, Peter Eldridge, submitted testimony to the Dutch authorities and the law courts about the cruel circumstances in which he and his two crew-members were attacked. Eldridge refused to leave his yacht and was rescued by the Dutch navy.  The Dutch captured five of the pirates but others managed to drag away the two Afrikaner crew-members, Bruno Pelizzari and his life-partner Deborah Calitz. They have been in captivity ever since October 26, 2010, ‘somewhere in Mogadishu’.
In January this year,  Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, returned to South Africa after described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates to Dutch police and court officials.

It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, both Christians, were nearly killed shortly after their capture – due to ‘a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ but that they were said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu since that time.

The South African authorities claim that they are ‘negotiating for their release". The couple have no money for ransom and neither do their family. The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,’ said SA yachtsman Peter Eldridge after testifying at the trial of five captured Somali pirates in The Netherlands, which led to their imprisonment on August 12 2011 in Rotterdam.He positively identified the accused men as being among the armed pirates who had hijacked the Choizil. “I then went before the magistrate and said virtually the same things, and was then asked questions by the lawyers.” He said that giving evidence there and knowing that some of the men had been arrested had not helped him in dealing with the trauma of the incident. “It is probably something I will never get over… The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,” he said at the time. – The Mercury http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/skipper-describes-hijacking-to-cops-1.1009939
 

South African international relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi: “kidnappers made no contact with South African government…’ (which has an embassy in Mogadishu).

According to Sail World’s purportedly ‘well-placed source’ in February this year a man named Andrew Mwangura in Kenya, and whose links with the piracy-industry in Somalia have in the past were said to be ‘extremely accurate’, the abducted couple Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz were moved to Mogadishu after their capture.

  • South African International Relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi said on 12 August 2011 that ‘the kidnappers had not made contact with the South African government nor with the relatives of Bruno Pelizzari and his partner, Deborah Calitz. ‘They have not sent any ransom demands so we don’t know what they want,’ he said. However, Molobi said hope for the couple’s safe return has not faded, as pirates sometimes took a long time to make ransom demands. ‘We believe they are alive. “

Urgent plea from families of captive South Africans to free Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz after nine months captivity.. Five Somalian pirates sentenced to Dutch prison sentences http://bit.ly/qLbnPH  – http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/frantic-appeal-on-kidnap-by-pirates-1.1116982

HOW WERE THE PIRATES CAPTURED?
The pirates were tried in Rotterdam the Netherlands after they were captured by the Dutch navy.

  •  The South African authorities refused to prosecute them after the the Dutch navy rescued the South African skipper and his yacht and towed it to Richard’s Bay harbour.
    The captain of the yacht, Peter Eldridge, submitted testimony to the Dutch authorities and the law courts about the cruel circumstances in which he and his two crew-members were attacked. Eldridge (tied himself to the ship) and refused to leave his yacht and was rescued by the Dutch navy. 
    The Dutch captured five of the pirates but others managed to drag away the two Afrikaner crew-members, Bruno Pelizzari and his life-partner Deborah Calitz. They have been in captivity ever since October 26, 2010, ‘somewhere in Mogadishu’.
    In January 2012,  Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, returned to South Africa after describing his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates to Dutch police and court officials (in Rotterdam).
    It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, both Christians, were nearly killed shortly after their capture – due to ‘a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ but that they were said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu since that time. The South African authorities claim that they are ‘negotiating for their release".
    The couple have no money for ransom and neither do their family. All the presents that Bruno and Debbie had bought for family back home and their money were found. When they came back we repeatedly told them we didn’t have any money and that we were South African,’ he said. The pirates stayed on the yacht while a mother ship carrying drums of fuel delivered food and tea to them.
    The three South Africans were used as human shields by the muslims:
    On November 7, the pirates holding Eldridge and the couple hostage on the yacht, spotted a French warship on the horizon. ‘There were two boats. One was from Amsterdam. Their helicopters were hovering overhead. The pirates then began firing at the warship with their AK47s and launched rockets.’
    Eldridge was told to contact the French vessel. Eldridge was able to inform them over the radio that there were eight pirates on board. ‘Afterwards, the pirates made us sit on the side of the yacht, facing the warship. They had guns to our heads,’ he said.
    The pirates motored the yacht until the motor seized and it ran aground on the Somali coast. The couple were forced ashore but Eldridge refused to leave. ‘One of the pirates came back,’ he said. ‘He ripped the microphone from the radio and started beating me. I refused to go. I lodged myself so he couldn’t pull me out. He then discharged his weapon. I was uninjured. He then left.’
    Eldridge made contact with the warship again and was rescued.
    At time of writing, no contact has been established with the kidnapping pirates, and no ransom demand has so far been made. Plettenberg Bay/Sail-World Cruising
    http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/I-would-have-gone-down-with-my-yacht.-Pirate-sailor-victim-tells/76978
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    Richards Bay yachtsman Peter Eldridge, owner of the yacht Choizil, was exhausted after returning from the Netherlands, where he was interviewed by police and court officials on his hijacking by Somali pirates near Tanzania on Oct 26 2010,  reported Bronwyn Gerretsen. Mr Eldridge’s yacht was pirated on the high seas near Tanzania by AK47-wielding pirates on October 26. He, along with his crew, Durban couple Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, were held hostage for 13 days before the yacht was run aground. Eldridge was left on the yacht after he refused to disembark, but Pelizzari and Ms Calitz were taken hostage. Five Somali pirates – among those who hijacked Eldridge – were arrested by the anti-piracy task force and put on trial in the Netherlands law courts.
    Eldridge was returned to Richard’s Bay by a Dutch warship after his ordeal, and last week was flown to the Netherlands to testify. He was first interviewed by Dutch police, to whom he related details of the incident.
    “The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,’ said SA yachtsman Peter Eldridge after testifying at the trial of five captured Somali pirates in The Netherlands, which led to their imprisonment on August 12 2011 in Rotterdam.
    He positively identified the accused men as being among the armed pirates who had hijacked the Choizil. “I then went before the magistrate and said virtually the same things, and was then asked questions by the lawyers.”
    He said that giving evidence there and knowing that some of the men had been arrested had not helped him in dealing with the trauma of the incident.
       “South Africa has not interfered with Somalia by sending soldiers”..
     South African International Relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi said yesterday that ‘the kidnappers had not made contact with the South African government nor with the relatives of Bruno Pelizzari and his partner, Deborah Calitz. ‘They have not sent any ransom demands so we don’t know what they want,’ he said. However, Molobi said hope for the couple’s safe return has not faded, as pirates sometimes took a long time to make ransom demands. ‘We believe they are alive. South Africa has not interfered with Somalia by sending military to that country, so we are taking this as a good sign that hostages from South Africa will not be harmed. In one incident, pirates made a ransom demand four weeks after the kidnapping so there’s no reason to lose hope.’ http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Hope–for-kidnapped-South-African-cruising-sailors/77547
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    Eldridge’s account of couple’s capture:
    In a blow by blow account of the traumatic hijacking off the Tanzanian coast on October 26, Peter Eldridge, 61, explained that he was prepared to sink his yacht, SY Choizil, if the pirates made it their ‘mother ship’ to rob other vessels. ‘I had made peace that … if they were going to go ahead with their plan to make it their mother ship, I was prepared to sink with my yacht and the pirates,’ he said.  Eldridge refused to leave his yacht when the pirates  took his crew hostage on November 7 2011. Eldridge, an experienced yachtsman, had lived on his yacht on the coast of Dar-es- Salaam for several years. ‘I decided to sail to Richards Bay in November because it was a good time to sail. I approached Bruno and Debbie to be my crew and they agreed because this would allow them to visit their families back home,’ Eldridge said at the Zululand Yacht Club. He said the issue of piracy was fully discussed in Dar-es-Salaam with the couple before they set sail in October. ‘We believed that in the likely event of being attacked, we would be robbed and then the pirates would leave us,’ he said. 
    On October 26, 160km from the Tanzanian coast, two motorboats pulled up on either side of the yacht. He was quickly able to send out a mayday signal. Twelve pirates, armed with AK47 guns and RPG rockets, boarded the yacht. ‘Communication was poor but they demanded the satellite radio and any cellphones we had. They disconnected the fixed radio and removed it.’ The three were held at gunpoint while the vessel was searched.
    ‘All the presents that Bruno and Debbie had bought for family back home and their money were found. When they came back we repeatedly told them we didn’t have any money and that we were South African,’ he said. The pirates stayed on the yacht while a mother-ship carrying drums of fuel delivered food and tea to them. On November 7, the pirates spotted a French warship on the horizon. ‘There were two boats. One was from Amsterdam. Their helicopters were hovering overhead. The pirates then began firing at the warship with their AK47s and launched rockets.’

previous reports:
Urgent plea from families of captive South Africans to free Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz after nine months captivity.. Five Somalian pirates sentenced to Dutch prison sentences
http://bit.ly/qLbnPH  – Aug 12 2011 – After the criminal court in Rotterdam sentenced five Somali pirates to up to 7 years in a Dutch prison for capturing two South Africans during their attack on a South African yacht , the family of the captives issued a plea to the Somalis to release the young couple after nine months of captivity.
http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Hope-for-kidnapped-South-African-cruising-sailors/77547
http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.nl/2011/01/2-sa-citizens-captives-of-somalia-since.html

ANC-regime ignores trauma of Somali ex-captives

ANC regime ignores trauma suffered by Somali captives Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pelizzari

- Their Somali captors ‘abused the captured Afrikaner Christian woman while the couple were held captive from  Oct 26 2010 to June 21 2012

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Nothing illustrates the ANC-regime’s lack of compassion towards its 3,4-million Afrikaner citizens better than the uncaring way in which they treated Somali captives Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pelizzari – showing no concern for their well-being during their captivity; refusing to prosecute the Somali pirates when they were captured by the Dutch Navy – and ignoring the couple’s traumatic plight thereafter…

September 11 2014 – by Adriana Stuijt a.j.stuijt@knid.nl  ” The lack of compassion with which this white couple was treated by the ANC-regime after their 20-month ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates, is indescribable.
They were simply expected to ‘get on with their lives’ – even though they are poor. The couple did not even get sufficient trauma-treatment from their ‘government’ nor did they receive any financial compensation for their ordeal.

The couple have since split up, undoubtedly from the stress: as ‘whites’ they have to somehow survive in a country where ‘whites’ like them aren’t even allowed to hold down fulltime jobs – by law.
Debbie Maritz has been particularly traumatized: she told the Afrikaans news media that she was raped repeatedly by her captors and that they never gave her anything to wear except the swimsuit she was captured in. They treated this kind-hearted Christian Afrikaner woman with contempt. The Afrikaans woman reportedly now is in dire straights, trying to survive on the tough streets of Boksburg, unable to forget the terror of her ordeal. 

Yet when the Dutch marines moved in and rescued Peter Eldridge – the Richard’s Bay-based owner/skipper had lodged himself in a tight corner of the yacht, determined not to get captured — the impoverished couple who worked for him as his crew were marched off at gunpoint during the firefight. Now that five of the Somalis, captured during the firefight, have been convicted and sentenced to ten years in a Dutch prison, shouldn’t the Dutch government also be held partially responsible to try and get the couple – but especially Debbie – back on their feet?

Then there’s the South African regime – which has adamently refused to prosecute the five captured Somali pirates after the Dutch Navy had offered to turn the pirates over to the South African authorities after they towed in Eldridge’s yacht and brought in their captives.  That’s not surprising: the ANC regime also openly refuses to help any Afrikaner even when they are slowly starving to death in their hundreds of tucked-away little squatter camps and dismal smallholdings… At least one-third of the Afrikaner nation of 3,4-million people are suffering severe poverty, according to Solidarity Helping Hand charity, which is struggling to keep these families alive. http://www.helpendehand.co.za

These ‘whites’ are not allowed to work, not allowed to own land, and even must hand over any meagre profits of businesses they may be running to “ANC-cadre partners”,  the Afrikaners are not allowed to even educate their own children in their home language of Afrikaans… 

  • The South African regime couldn’t even be bothered to negotiate for this impoverished Afrikaner couple’s release.

I call on the international community to please help Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pellizari. Debbie is a badly traumatized woman whose ordeal was described far too briefly to the international community: after they had made their money out of the dramatic story of their release… everybody just ignored her, including her own government…

Somali security forces have rescued a South African couple kidnapped by pirates in the Indian Ocean’. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/06/21/12343356-south-african-sailors-freed-by-somali-pirates-after-20-months?lite
http://sabahionline.com/en_GB/articles/hoa/articles/newsbriefs/2012/06/21/newsbrief-01

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Dutch marines kill 2 pirates off Somali coast

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April 4, 2011 Mike Corder THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch marines killed two pirates and captured 16 others during an operation to free a hijacked Iranian fishing boat off the coast of Somalia, the Defense Ministry said Monday.
The deadly firefight marked the first time Dutch forces have killed suspected pirates while patrolling the Gulf of Aden as part of an international anti-piracy flotilla. Marines from the frigate HMS Tromp opened fire on the pirates on the hijacked Iranian boat Sunday after they shot at two Dutch inflatable speedboats sent to investigate the fishing vessel, the ministry said. Ten suspected pirates were captured as they tried to flee in a high-speed skiff and six more were detained on the fishing boat. The bodies of two suspected pirates killed in the firefight also were recovered on the vessel. Dutch Defence Ministry spokeswoman Marloes Visser said the pirates, some of whom were wounded in the shooting, were being questioned on board the Tromp. The injured were receiving medical treatment, but it was unclear if the captives would be taken anywhere for trial. “It is not yet clear what will happen next. Prosecutors will have to decide,” Visser told The Associated Press. Wim de Bruin of the national prosecutor’s office said Monday he had no information on the case. Even as Dutch marines searched the Iranian dhow, another group of pirates approached, apparently intent on hijacking the boat, the Defense Ministry statement said. The crew of the Tromp fired warning shots to force the second group of pirates to flee. The dhow and its crew were allowed to sail away from the scene of the attacks after the Dutch intervention.After years of tentative action against pirates, the international armada sent to protect shipping in the gulf has become more assertive and willing to prosecute captured hijackers rather than let them go. Last month, the Indian navy attacked in self-defense a fishing boat, which had been used by pirates as a mothership. Sixty-one pirates were captured and were taken to Mumbai, India’s financial capital, to be prosecuted. And in 2009, U.S. Navy SEAL sharpshooters killed three pirates who were holding the American captain of the Maersk Alabama ship.
Last year, five Somalis were convicted of attacking a Dutch Antilles-flagged cargo ship with automatic weapons and a rocket-propelled grenade, in the first piracy case to come to trial in Europe in modern times. They are serving five-year prison sentences in a Dutch jail,

Five of 11 pirates who captured South Africans Debbie Maritz and Bruno Pellizzari were arrested by the Dutch Navy: however, the ANC regime refused to prosecute them in South Africa so the Dutch put them on trial in Rotterdam, The Netherlands:

Five more Somali men suspected of hijacking a South African yacht last year (and captured a South African couple during a firefight) also awaiting trial in a jail in the Netherlands.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700124190/Dutch-marines-kill-2-pirates-off-Somali-coast.html
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Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz release pending: October 20 1011: “To SA yacht crew members said to be ‘safe in Mogadishu after misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’.
The two Afrikaner Christians were captured from the yacht Choizil since October 26 2010.The couple’s capture was described by Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht, testifying to Dutch police.Jan 10 2011 – Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, has described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates who seized his yacht and kidnapped his crewmates, Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, to Dutch police and court officials. It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, after a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ , are said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu.The couple have no money. The skipper managed to escape with the help of Dutch Marines when his yacht was seized by Somali pirates but they dragged away his two hapless crewmates: two empoverished Afrikaners who had hitched a ride with him to get back to South Africa. Brono Pelizzari and Debarah Calitz were dressed only in their swim suits when they were captured.Pelizzari’s sister Vera said last night they had learned of the sentencing on Friday, but it did not change the fact that her brother and Deborah were still being held captive after nine months. Tanya Waterworth writes in the Cape Argus that the families issued the plea to the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and All Somalia to “show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us.”

The desperate plea will be circulated in the Somali media on Monday. In the emotional plea for their return, Pelizzari highlighted the work being done by South Africa’s Gift of the Givers charity in the famine-stricken city of Mogadishu and its immediate surrounds.

“Every night we have heard on the news how South Africa, through the Gift of the Givers and the generosity of many South Africans, are assisting Somalia in its famine crisis and saving countless lives.

“These two South Africans are people of Africa and innocent of any offence to their brothers and sisters of Somalia.

“We ask the pirates holding them, al-Shabaab and all Somalia to show humanity – release our family from this emotional famine that has been imposed on us,” they said in their the plea. Deborah Calitz’s daughter, Kerri, said the families were hoping the media plea would help get her mother freed.

“The pirates’ sentencing does not help us at all – my mom and Bruno are still being held.” – Independent on Saturday
http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/frantic-appeal-on-kidnap-by-pirates-1.1116982

South African authorities refused to prosecute the five Somali pirates after their capture by the Dutch Navy:

Five of the twelve pirates were tried after they were captured by the Dutch navy. The South African authorities refused to prosecute them after the the Dutch navy rescued the South African skipper and his yacht and towed it to Richard’s Bay harbour.  The captain of the yacht, Peter Eldridge, submitted testimony to the Dutch authorities and the law courts about the cruel circumstances in which he and his two crew-members were attacked. Eldridge refused to leave his yacht and was rescued by the Dutch navy.  The Dutch captured five of the pirates but others managed to drag away the two Afrikaner crew-members, Bruno Pelizzari and his life-partner Deborah Calitz. They have been in captivity ever since October 26, 2010, ‘somewhere in Mogadishu’.
In January this year,  Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, returned to South Africa after described his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates to Dutch police and court officials.

It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, both Christians, were nearly killed shortly after their capture – due to ‘a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ but that they were said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu since that time.

The South African authorities claim that they are ‘negotiating for their release”. The couple have no money for ransom and neither do their family. The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,’ said SA yachtsman Peter Eldridge after testifying at the trial of five captured Somali pirates in The Netherlands, which led to their imprisonment on August 12 2011 in Rotterdam.He positively identified the accused men as being among the armed pirates who had hijacked the Choizil. “I then went before the magistrate and said virtually the same things, and was then asked questions by the lawyers.” He said that giving evidence there and knowing that some of the men had been arrested had not helped him in dealing with the trauma of the incident. “It is probably something I will never get over… The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,” he said at the time. – The Mercury http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/skipper-describes-hijacking-to-cops-1.1009939
 

South African international relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi: “kidnappers made no contact with South African government…’ (which has an embassy in Mogadishu).

According to Sail World’s purportedly ‘well-placed source’ in February this year a man named Andrew Mwangura in Kenya, and whose links with the piracy-industry in Somalia have in the past were said to be ‘extremely accurate’, the abducted couple Bruno Pelizzari and Debbie Calitz were moved to Mogadishu after their capture.

  • South African International Relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi said on 12 August 2011 that ‘the kidnappers had not made contact with the South African government nor with the relatives of Bruno Pelizzari and his partner, Deborah Calitz. ‘They have not sent any ransom demands so we don’t know what they want,’ he said. However, Molobi said hope for the couple’s safe return has not faded, as pirates sometimes took a long time to make ransom demands. ‘We believe they are alive. “

Urgent plea from families of captive South Africans to free Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz after nine months captivity.. Five Somalian pirates sentenced to Dutch prison sentences http://bit.ly/qLbnPH  – http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/frantic-appeal-on-kidnap-by-pirates-1.1116982

HOW WERE THE PIRATES CAPTURED?
The pirates were tried in Rotterdam the Netherlands after they were captured by the Dutch navy.

  •  The South African authorities refused to prosecute them after the the Dutch navy rescued the South African skipper and his yacht and towed it to Richard’s Bay harbour.
    The captain of the yacht, Peter Eldridge, submitted testimony to the Dutch authorities and the law courts about the cruel circumstances in which he and his two crew-members were attacked. Eldridge (tied himself to the ship) and refused to leave his yacht and was rescued by the Dutch navy. 

The Dutch captured five of the pirates but others managed to drag away the two Afrikaner crew-members, Bruno Pelizzari and his life-partner Deborah Calitz. They have been in captivity ever since October 26, 2010, ‘somewhere in Mogadishu’. In January 2012,  Peter Eldridge, skipper of the yacht Choizil, returned to South Africa after describing his ordeal at the hands of Somali pirates to Dutch police and court officials (in Rotterdam). It has also been reported that the captured Durban couple, both Christians, were nearly killed shortly after their capture – due to ‘a ‘misunderstanding with Somali pirates with a religious agenda’ but that they were said to be ‘safe’ in Mogadishu since that time. The South African authorities claim that they are ‘negotiating for their release”. The couple have no money for ransom and neither do their family. All the presents that Bruno and Debbie had bought for family back home and their money were found. When they came back we repeatedly told them we didn’t have any money and that we were South African,’ he said. The pirates stayed on the yacht while a mother ship carrying drums of fuel delivered food and tea to them.The three South Africans were used as human shields by the muslims:On November 7, the pirates holding Eldridge and the couple hostage on the yacht, spotted a French warship on the horizon. ‘There were two boats. One was from Amsterdam. Their helicopters were hovering overhead. The pirates then began firing at the warship with their AK47s and launched rockets.’
Eldridge was told to contact the French vessel. Eldridge was able to inform them over the radio that there were eight pirates on board. ‘Afterwards, the pirates made us sit on the side of the yacht, facing the warship. They had guns to our heads,’ he said.
The pirates motored the yacht until the motor seized and it ran aground on the Somali coast. The couple were forced ashore but Eldridge refused to leave. ‘One of the pirates came back,’ he said. ‘He ripped the microphone from the radio and started beating me. I refused to go. I lodged myself so he couldn’t pull me out. He then discharged his weapon. I was uninjured. He then left.’
Eldridge made contact with the warship again and was rescued.
At time of writing, no contact has been established with the kidnapping pirates, and no ransom demand has so far been made. Plettenberg Bay/Sail-World Cruising
http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/I-would-have-gone-down-with-my-yacht.-Pirate-sailor-victim-tells/76978
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Richards Bay yachtsman Peter Eldridge, owner of the yacht Choizil, was exhausted after returning from the Netherlands, where he was interviewed by police and court officials on his hijacking by Somali pirates near Tanzania on Oct 26 2010,  reported Bronwyn Gerretsen. Mr Eldridge’s yacht was pirated on the high seas near Tanzania by AK47-wielding pirates on October 26. He, along with his crew, Durban couple Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz, were held hostage for 13 days before the yacht was run aground. Eldridge was left on the yacht after he refused to disembark, but Pelizzari and Ms Calitz were taken hostage. Five Somali pirates – among those who hijacked Eldridge – were arrested by the anti-piracy task force and put on trial in the Netherlands law courts.
Eldridge was returned to Richard’s Bay by a Dutch warship after his ordeal, and last week was flown to the Netherlands to testify. He was first interviewed by Dutch police, to whom he related details of the incident.“The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,’ said SA yachtsman Peter Eldridge after testifying at the trial of five captured Somali pirates in The Netherlands, which led to their imprisonment on August 12 2011 in Rotterdam.He positively identified the accused men as being among the armed pirates who had hijacked the Choizil. “I then went before the magistrate and said virtually the same things, and was then asked questions by the lawyers.” He said that giving evidence there and knowing that some of the men had been arrested had not helped him in dealing with the trauma of the incident. “It is probably something I will never get over… The most important thing now is to get Bruno and Debbie back safely,” he said at the time. – The Mercury http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/skipper-describes-hijacking-to-cops-1.1009939   “South Africa has not interfered with Somalia by sending soldiers”.. South African International Relations spokesman Saul Kgomotso Molobi said yesterday that ‘the kidnappers had not made contact with the South African government nor with the relatives of Bruno Pelizzari and his partner, Deborah Calitz. ‘They have not sent any ransom demands so we don’t know what they want,’ he said. However, Molobi said hope for the couple’s safe return has not faded, as pirates sometimes took a long time to make ransom demands. ‘We believe they are alive. South Africa has not interfered with Somalia by sending military to that country, so we are taking this as a good sign that hostages from South Africa will not be harmed. In one incident, pirates made a ransom demand four weeks after the kidnapping so there’s no reason to lose hope.’ http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Hope–for-kidnapped-South-African-cruising-sailors/77547
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Eldridge’s account of couple’s capture:
In a blow by blow account of the traumatic hijacking off the Tanzanian coast on October 26, Peter Eldridge, 61, explained that he was prepared to sink his yacht, SY Choizil, if the pirates made it their ‘mother ship’ to rob other vessels. ‘I had made peace that … if they were going to go ahead with their plan to make it their mother ship, I was prepared to sink with my yacht and the pirates,’ he said.  Eldridge refused to leave his yacht when the pirates  took his crew hostage on November 7 2011. Eldridge, an experienced yachtsman, had lived on his yacht on the coast of Dar-es- Salaam for several years. ‘I decided to sail to Richards Bay in November because it was a good time to sail. I approached Bruno and Debbie to be my crew and they agreed because this would allow them to visit their families back home,’ Eldridge said at the Zululand Yacht Club. He said the issue of piracy was fully discussed in Dar-es-Salaam with the couple before they set sail in October. ‘We believed that in the likely event of being attacked, we would be robbed and then the pirates would leave us,’ he said.  On October 26, 160km from the Tanzanian coast, two motorboats pulled up on either side of the yacht. He was quickly able to send out a mayday signal. Twelve pirates, armed with AK47 guns and RPG rockets, boarded the yacht. ‘Communication was poor but they demanded the satellite radio and any cellphones we had. They disconnected the fixed radio and removed it.’ The three were held at gunpoint while the vessel was searched. ‘All the presents that Bruno and Debbie had bought for family back home and their money were found. When they came back we repeatedly told them we didn’t have any money and that we were South African,’ he said. The pirates stayed on the yacht while a mother-ship carrying drums of fuel delivered food and tea to them. On November 7, the pirates spotted a French warship on the horizon. ‘There were two boats. One was from Amsterdam. Their helicopters were hovering overhead. The pirates then began firing at the warship with their AK47s and launched rockets.’ He was told to contact the French vessel. Eldridge was able to inform them over the radio that there were eight pirates on board. ‘Afterwards, the pirates made us sit on the side of the yacht, facing the warship. They had guns to our heads,’ he said. The pirates motored the yacht until the motor seized and it ws run aground on the Somali coast. The couple were forced ashore but Eldridge refused to leave. ‘One of the pirates came back,’ he said. ‘He ripped the microphone from the radio and started beating me. I refused to go. I lodged myself so he couldn’t pull me out. He then discharged his weapon. I was uninjured. He then left.’
Eldridge made contact with the warship again and was rescued. 
http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/I-would-have-gone-down-with-my-yacht.-Pirate-sailor-victim-tells/76978
http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/article834445.ece/SA-couple-still-held-by-pirates

previous reports:
Urgent plea from families of captive South Africans to free Bruno Pelizzari and Deborah Calitz after nine months captivity.. Five Somalian pirates sentenced to Dutch prison sentences
http://bit.ly/qLbnPH  – Aug 12 2011 – After the criminal court in Rotterdam sentenced five Somali pirates to up to 7 years in a Dutch prison for capturing two South Africans during their attack on a South African yacht , the family of the captives issued a plea to the Somalis to release the young couple after nine months of captivity.
http://www.sail-world.com/Cruising/international/Hope-for-kidnapped-South-African-cruising-sailors/77547
http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.nl/2011/01/2-sa-citizens-captives-of-somalia-since.html

Why are so many Afrikaners dying in squatter camps?

Why are so many Afrikaners dying in squatter camps?

By Adriana Stuijt. April 7 2014 –  Ever since 1994, when the ANC-regime came to power, as a retired SA-Dutch journalist I’ve been keeping track of the Afrikaner people’s growing destitution – deliberately created by the ANC-regime.  Following is a summary of this ongoing process of deliberate genocidal behaviour leading to the deaths of many Afrikaners as they drift into destitution.

Lately there have been a growing number of reports that Afrikaner people are dying of water-borne diseases such as cholera in these camps.  They are also dying of  other preventable communicable diseases such as TB – which during apartheid was kept so well under control that they had a 95% cure-rate. Many Afrikaners also die in fires in their squatter shacks because they have no access to electricity.  Many children also are maimed in such fires and have to spend the rest of their lives as crippled invalids.

Avoidable cholera-deaths in Afrikaner squatter camps reported:

CholeraDeathInBoerAfrikanerSquatterCampANCcouncilBlamedMar272014This is the latest such incident – a (medically-confirmed) cholera death at one of the poor-white camps run by the Nehemiah project: The people at the Afrikaner Journal are trying to alleviate the problem and desperately need help – especially clean water systems and solar-powered appliances – to be installed in these camps.

One may can contact them directly: 
Voice: +27825236699 – (082 523 6699)
Fax: +27867184596 – (086 718 4596) and via:
http://afrikanerjournal.wordpress.com  https://www.facebook.com/afrikanerjournal
 

Cholera deaths are avoidable with cheap clean-water system for families:

These cholera-deaths are totally unnecessary: they can be prevented by a simple device which cleans out 99% of all the harmful organisms from even the dirtiest drinking water: if any donors are willing to come forward to help the poor Afrikaner families with such life-saving, clean water devices it would be very helpful. (below)

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ANC regime refuses clean-water reticulation to poor white communities:

For all this misery is ALL due to the deliberate neglect by the ANC-regime towards poor Afrikaners – they refuse to lay on the free municipal services to ‘ whites ‘’ , which they do always provide to poor black communities as soon as they have set up another little squatter camp anywhere – these camps get a set minimum quantity of municipal water and –electricity and ablution facilities which are being totally denied to the Afrikaner poor.  
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2268
 
I refer to the ‘Afrikaner poor’ because surveys have found that in most of these little camps, more than 98 percent of all the camp-dwellers are Afrikaners. That’s why it’s also been mainly the Afrikaner cultural structures putting up a valiant fight –  in the courts and with hands-on help –  to try and stop this tsunami of Afrikaner poverty.  It’s conservatively estimated that at least 1million of the 3,4million Afrikaner people now live in dire poverty, many in these camps and in backyard shanties.

People are being ethnically cleansed from traditional ‘Afrikaner’ areas and are forced to move to marginal sites –  which are moreover also encreasingly encroached upon by very aggressive, very demanding and very large black groups, often illegal foreigners from other African countries demanding free municipal services:

LandInvasionPietersburgIncitedByEFFapril22014theReview

Afrikaner death toll rising:

The death toll among the Afrikaners – often horribly slaughtered and mutilated in hate-crimes –  is rising by the month: see http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports
 
Afriforum and Solidariteit and Helpende Hand have over the years all done wonderful work -  often financially supported by their trade-union members, mostly mineworkers, and by close-knit farming communities, to try and stop this headlong plunge into starvation and destitution.

Before 1994 there were about 20,000 ‘poor whites’ on the official records. Mostly with physical or mental disabilities who were drawing small pensions from the NP-government, and were staying in a low-cost group of well-tended flats in central Pretoria and similar social-housing sites in other cities as well. As a journalist I visited those flats in Pretoria many times. People there were ‘proud poor’- ashamed of their poverty, counting their pennies.  The building was guarded and the flats themselves were neat, clean and frequently inspected by the social welfare department to make certain things ran well there.  These flats also provided cheap housing for the nurses at the nearby hospitals and so it was a mix of empoverished poor people and nurses.  It worked.  
Just after 1994, when Mandela’s terrorists came back from their violence-ridden refugee camps like Camp Quatro in Angola and were bombarded to government ministers, the very first thing this group of males did was to start tearing down those flats and the social-welfare structure which ran them so well. That apparently formed an integral part of their propaganda campaign whch claimed that ‘ nothing good which was ever  done by the apartheid-government”. So they set about destroying any contrary vidence to  ‘prove’ the contents of their propaganda. 

  • Initially the local ANC-councillors and their social welfare Minister destroyed these flats by encouraging incursions of criminal gangs, mostly drug-dealers, who were setting up shop there and started dealing.
    That’s always the best way to destroy any well-ordered community and it worked.  Today, the human-trafficking and the drug-gangs  run the streets of South Africa. In central Pretoria in 2014 -  there’s hardly any white residents left unless they stand begging on street corners.
     
    These buildings themselves were eventually deliberately destroyed by a series of large fires. In the last fire which destroyed them, people with disabilities were plucked from rooftops by military and police helicopters to save their lives.  Those people were given no alternative housing by the Pretoria ANC-council: most of them ended up at the smallholdings of working-class Afrikaners, mostly mineworkers and government officials who used their old-age pensioners and their savings to buy these smallholdings.
    Often these people were put up in Wendy Houses – little backyard ‘play cottages’ for children. Many moved to to Daspoort, where people put them up in tents and eventually in cottages:
    http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/892
     
    Nobody ever thought that this would however become a permanent way of life – but that’s how these camps grew:  hundreds of thousands of well-educated Afrikaner workers were kicked out of government service due to the ANC’s ‘black economic empowerment’ laws. These are increasingly barring ‘whites’ from all permanent jobs.  This is a rout – a deliberate ethnic cleansing campaign by the ANC regime targeting Afrikaners in their traditional towns, hamlets, smallholdings, farms and cities all over South Africa. Whenever an Afrikaner community balks and objects at the Africanisation of their schools and the destruction of their Afrikaner cultural rights, the ANC propaganda machine jumps into full gear and accuses these tiny Afrikaner communities of ‘racism’.  It’s a campaign which has worked well for the ANC over the years.
  • AfrikanerSquattersChasedOffBlackSquattersGetMunicipalServices2011

Poor whites are still targeted by violence in squatter camps

And even when these Afrikaner families move into a camp, they are not left alone: even though they are dirt-poor and starving, the murder-attacks continue.  The Afrikaner boys and girls are targetted by the large, organized ‘human-traffickers” gangs of black males who lay in wait and kidnap these youngsters — even from in front of their schools, sell them into sexual slavery and a brief life of deliberatel drug-addiction:

http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2010/01/katrina-hendrika-van-den-berg-65.html

http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/822

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Political rights of Afrikaners in squatter camps:

And whenever there was an attempt by cultural organizations to organize the poor Afrikaners politically there was interference, not only from government officials screaming ‘racism’ and attacking these small communities physically such as at Kleinfontein  http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/1029 –  but also from the ‘traditional Afrikaner” political structures from before 1994. They were  trying to hold on to their voters’ base and even made sure that exiled ‘whites’ would be allowed to vote at embassies overseas.  The mass-migration into squatter camps also created the problem of re-registering each new adult at these squatter camps.  It’s not known how many Afrikaners have been ethnically-cleansed off the voters’ rolls – many people have never re-registered at their ‘informal addresses’ in squatter camps. 
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2011/07/afrikaners-sign-up-enmasse-for.html 

ANC knows ‘poor whites’  exist despitetheir denials:

The ANC in this  forthcoming presidential election in May, has even very cynically taken  poor Afrikaner squatter camp residents to their political meetings and promising them food-parcels and blankets if they sit in the front rows of election meetings and allow themselves to be photogrphed –  wearing ANC tshirts: However it was reported that none were given the promised life-saving food-parcels or blankets until Afrikaans news-media journalists raised a public row about it.
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/994
 
On the Afrikaner Genocide blog alone, more than 50 articles appear about this subject alone, with pictures, sources and newspaper article citations.  One often sees extended  Afrikaner families relying on granddad and grandmom ‘s tiny pensions for their survival.   It’s a losing battle: the ANC also tries to ‘encourage’ poor ‘whites’ to move to black townships where their children will become  alienated from their own culture and ‘Africanized’.  How is this social experiment of forced integration working out?

Peruse the records and make up your own mind. If you know of any long-term ‘success stories’ of the Western Afrikaners integrating in ‘black’ communities –  please urgently let me know at a.j.stuijt@knid.nl

Confirmed by clinic: Man dies cholera death in white squatter camp
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2268
 http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/822
Sarah Bezuidenhout’s starvation death in black squatter camp:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/1899
Louiza Preston’s death from TB:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/admin/reports/edit/1993

picture album  on my blog censorbugbear reports on FB from 2013:
 
https://www.facebook.com/censorbugbear/photos_stream )

Ethnic cleansing of poor  Afrikaners continues 2012:
 
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2012/09/anc-s-ethnic-cleansing-of-poor.html
Poor Boer families protest peacefully against ANC-policies 2011:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2011/02/poor-boers-march-against-ethnic.html
Ethnic-cleansing of Afrikaners in Pretoria:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2011/03/ethnic-cleansing-of-afrikaners-pretoria.html
Afrikaner poverty and hunger are spreading 2009:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2009/11/afrikaner-poverty-hunger-spreading.html
ANC’s ethnic-cleansing of poor whites 2012:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2012/09/anc-s-ethnic-cleansing-of-poor.html
Afrikaner cultural leaders Dan Roodt and Steve Hofmeyr warn of Afrikaner genocide:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2013/07/afrikaner-leaders-hofmeyr-and-roodt.html
The secret war against the Afrikaners of Middelburg, Mpumalanga:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2012/10/secret-war-against-middelburg-afrikaners.html
SA communists ask to visit Afrikaner squatter camp:
http://afrikaner-genocide-achives.blogspot.com/2010/06/sa-communists-asked-to-visit-afrikaner.html
   “White poverty gets little sympathy in South Africa”:
http://why-we-are-white-refugees.blogspot.com/2010/06/white-poverty-little-sympathy-in-south.html

2014 black-racist murders of whites: Jan, Feb & March

January, February and March 2014: black-racist murders of white South Africans in hate-crimes:

January 2014: killed:  Neels Strydom 32; Riaan Labuschagne 29; Joan Pieters 59; Johan van der Schyff 28; Ronnie Uys 29; SAPS detective Basil Crouse 47; Joe Herholdt; Boetie Cornelissen 27;  Douglas Pierce 39; Barend Oosthuizen 69; Geoff Stuart 71; Hapie Schoeman; Hannetjie Ellis 73; Henk de Villiers; Gerhard Fourie 68; Christiaan Theunissen 17; Leon Clur;

February 2014: killed: Tom Benecke 65; Charlotte Kruger 66; Ina Marincowitz 59; Prof Adriaan Smit; Francois Meyer; Dirkie vd Walt 30; Basil Botha; Sterkloop Lydenburg Afrikaner woman suffocated; Mike de Beer 89; Hennie Wagner 47; Shirleen Victor Booysen; Hendrik Frederick Nortman; Lien Nortman 72; Sarel Pretorius; Clinton de Menezes 43; Alice Farinha 67; Neville Ross, 75;  Ben van der Westhuizen 24; Mike Smith ex-parabat; Elizabeth Els 20; Rob Meek
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2036

March 2014: Killed: Deon van Heerden 23; Daniel Menezes 68; Ounooi Badenhorst 76; J.R. Buhrman 77; Leander Dercksen 22; Rudi Lettau 17; Hazel Huggins 85; Charles Wait 40; Genée Katzan 75 and Mr Katzan 79; Johan vd Nest 50; Lettie Rupping 87; Giel Lourens 80; Des Venter; Danie Schreuder 56; Gerhard Venter; Annemarie van Zyl;  Derek Woods 53; and three-member Schutte farm family slaughtered

http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2210erek


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JANUARY 2014: DETAILS

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Details:

Mystery death Afrikaner Neels Strydom 32 found dead Feb 24 2014 – was reported missing 22 feb 2014 Elsburg OB 1897/02/2014. Neels resided in Gannet Street Elsburg & was on foot when he left on the 22 February at 3.30 Pm. A withdrawal was made from his bank account. "It is with deep regret that we extend our sympathy to the family and friends of Neels who was found deceased. Missing people of South Africa Pink Ladies – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=623281317744332&set=a.373558899383243.84891.373550099384123&type=1&theater
Assistant mine-manager Riaan Labuschagne 29, shot dead by black men inside office of Golden Falls Mining company, Holpan, Windsorton, Kimberley: nothing robbed, journalist Lecrecia Prins writes on 27 February 2014 (pagegrab)
Mrs Joan Pieters, 59, found murdered: cut throat: Virginia, Free State
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2202
Johan van der Schyff, 28 Feb 2014 dad of two primary pupils, shot dead Monday morning at their Garsfontein town house, reports Garsfontein SAPS 012-3485900
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2200
White man shot dead in attack by 7 blacks in Qora, Transkei: Feb 23 2014: (details still awaited)
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2199
An unidentified man was found dead with tied-up feet in Stilfontein home North West 24 Feb 2014 SAPS sergeant Kealeboga Molale confirmed that the man,
estimated around 45 years old. His body was found Sunday. "His family got worried when they didn’t see him again, they went to his home where they found him on the floor in the living room.His feet were tied up and his face was hidden beneath a mat. No-one was arrested.
http://maroelamedia.co.za/blog/nuus/man-se-liggaam-in-huis-gevind/
Mystery death: Ronnie Uys, 29, 4 Feb "Pink Ladies Missing Persons" South Africa reports he was reported missing on 29 January 2014 driving from Doornrandjies "It is the policy and protocol of this org to wait until SAPS give go ahead or it appears in the media. Let the family first say goodbye."
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=612811455457985&set=a.373558899383243.84891.373550099384123&type=1&theater
Mystery death: (14?) Top detective SAPS w/o Basil Crouse, 47, found dead
http://southcoastherald.co.za/27959/top-detective-found-dead/
Missing Southport woman found murdered, tied up in car boot KZN
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2196
Joe Herholdt at Greytown: (reported by Juanita Herselman Gilson: Feb 18 2014 Greytown KZN – "One of our well-known citizens was stabbed to death on his erf. Four youths walked onto Mr Joe Herholdt’s erf and stabbed him to death outside – and then dragged him inside his home. Please consider his family during this stressful time and believe that the Lord will watch over them’. Boere Krisis Aksie https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000560469577&ref=ts&fref=ts
Murder 11: Boetie Cornelissen 27, shot dead Friday Feb14 2014, reports #SabieValleyNeighbourhoodSecurity Karin Cornellissen reports the couple were watching TV around 21h00 when they heard a noise from their neighbouring house. Mr Cornelissen went out the front door and was shot in the chest when he confronted the robber. SAPS confirmed investigation.
whiteriverpost@mwebbiz.co.za –
http://hazyviewherald.co.za/18168/hazyview-resident-murdered-lodge/
White motorbiker, security-guard Douglas Pierce, 39, killed by shots in his back during during road-rage’ incident North Riding Randburg: murder-suspect motorist, reportedly an attorney, arrested by Roodepoort SAPS to appear in court Monday Fb 17 2014.
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2156
Empoverished Afrikaner car-guard Barend Oosthuizen, 69, Feb 14 2014: dies in hospital after he was gunned down with his car-guard daughter in the Absa-bank car-park: Brakpan, East Rand:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2140
White English-speaking South African Geoff Stuart 71, Munroe Drive, Munster, north of Port Edward KZN south coast: Feb 13 2014
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2149
Dead from deliberate ANC-government neglect: Brandfort Afrikaner pensioner Hapie Schoeman: dies: ‘municipal ambulance refused to transport a white man to hospital"after breaking hip, forced to wait 8 hours, finally taken there with a hearse:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2148
‘culpible homicide': Well-known Rustenburg car-guard Hannetjie Ellis, Feb 1 2014: nicknamed "Aunt Speedy the Carguard’ dies from hit-and-run accident: red Audi ‘full of people’ chases away:
Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uYSoDF7UyM
Henk de Villiers Feb 8 2014: shot dead by five-member black male gang who shot their Mnandi rental home at Centurion full of bullet holes.
Wife Rina de Villiers, 55, was badly beaten up and was not killed because she pretended to be dead.
http://www.beeld.com
Afrikaner businessman Gerhard Fourie 68, shot dead Hartswater North Cape smallholding: nothing robbed from the owner of SA Ground-Nut Marketing, Hopetown: SAPS seeking two black males: Hartswater is an agricultural hamlet with 10,200 residents. http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2123
Culpible homicide: Hit-and-run death: 17-year-old Grade-12 pupil Christiaan Theunissen was run down and killed on the ‘safe’ zebra-crossing in front of his High School Elsburg Feb 5 2014 — just after his dad had dropped him off: a female motorist ran him down.
His bereaved parents have donated his organs ‘so that he can perhaps help someone’. The Afrikaans news report in Beeld does not say whether the woman will be charged with culpible homicide.
http://www.beeld.com/nuus/2014-02-06-matriekseun-voor-skool-doodgery
Afrikaner dad Leon Clur Feb 3 2014 in Hectorspruit: " Leon Clur shot in the head, Feb 3 2014: Hectorspruit in front of his wife Marli Clur and their children. He died at the Mediclinic Nelsrpuit. Very little was ‘robbed’. https://www.facebook.com/vveiga2
https://www.facebook.com/lclur1/photos – also: http://maroelamedia.co.za/blog/nuus/man-voor-gesin-by-braai-doodgeskiet-twee-rowers-sterf-ook/
Neels Strydom 32; Riaan Labuschagne 29; Joan Pieters 59; Johan van der Schyff 28; Ronnie Uys 29; SAPS detective Basil Crouse 47; Joe Herholdt; Boetie Cornelissen 27;
Douglas Pierce 39; Barend Oosthuizen 69; Geoff Stuart 71; Hapie Schoeman; Hannetjie Ellis 73; Henk de Villiers; Gerhard Fourie 68; Christiaan Theunissen 17; Leon Clur;

FEBRUARY 2014: BLACK RACIST MURDERS OF SA WHITES: details:

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Killed in February 2014: Tom Benecke 65; Charlotte Kruger 66; Ina Marincowitz 59; Prof Adriaan Smit; Francois Meyer; Dirkie vd Walt 30; Basil Botha; Sterkloop Lydenburg Afrikaner woman suffocated; Mike de Beer 89; Hennie Wagner 47; Shirleen Victor Booysen; Hendrik Frederick Nortman; Lien Nortman 72; Sarel Pretorius; Clinton de Menezes 43; Alice Farinha 67; Neville Ross, 75;  Ben van der Westhuizen 24; Mike Smith ex-parabat; Elizabeth Els 20; Rob Meek
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2036
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DETAILS:

Afrikaner man Tom Benecke 65 missing since Jan242014: found murdered and dumped in a cave near Randfontein mine. Two black men arrested.
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2086
Lydenburg Afrikaner resident Mrs Charlotte Kruger 66, dies of suffocation during violent raid targeting her and husband Japie 70, Lydenburg security complex by 2 black males (PAGEGRABS ATTACKED)
Mrs Ina Marincowitz 59, raped & murdered by her Black gardener and his comrade in Stormsrivier. They dumped her body next to the road. (Sunette Bridges, AWAITING MORE DETAILS)
Mystery-death: Prof Adriaan Smit, Plot 3, Nylstroom CPF sector 3: found naked, wallet missing, car-keys missing, BUT SAPS says it’s a natural death
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2084
Francois Meyer: shot in the face http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/view/2069
Dirkie van der Walt 30; Black Rock Hotazel North Cape, stabbed to death with broken bottles by a black mob in Black Rock, Hotazel, North Cape — (report by Annina Lamprecht Nel (saps explosives section) – and Gawie Maritz: who writes: " Sunette ek ken die man. Dit was Dirkie van der Walt. Hulle het drank gaan aflaai by die bottelstoor so twintig meter van die huis. Toe hy uitgaan om die drank te ontvang het hulle hom met bottels aangeval en gesteek." Black Rock security: tel 0537125209
Basil Botha, shot dead by 2 blacks in his home at Welverdiend. Nothing ‘robbed’.
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2079
An elderly Afrikaner couple attacked by 3 black men in Sterkloop near Lydenburg this morning. Both assaulted. The lady suffocated to death. (Lydenburg newspaper confirmed, awaiting names).
Afrikaner Mike de Beer, 89, fatally shot in his face by three black gunmen
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2070
Hennie Wagner, 47, shot dead in Dan Pienaarville, Krugersdorp Jan 19 2014; http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2067
Mrs Shirleen Victor Booysen dies Jan202014: was frail after Nov202011 Grabouw farm attack
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2059
Hendrik Frederik Nortman, 74, dies of torture ordeal Vanderbijlpark suburban home & wife Lien, 72, who was gang-raped, died Sunday-morning January 19 2014 in the hospital ICU. She sustained a broken back and broken ribs in the horrific assault by the seven black males who murdered her husband.
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2063
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2020
Top Merino sheep farmer Afrikaner Sarel Pretorius murdered, wife badly injured, 2 black attackers being sought, farm Platfontein, Barkly East http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports#gVaRlVdSWVPgUJxt.99
Unidentified long-time Houghton resident, shot dead in hit by two Zulu-speaking men: nothing robbed: (name withheld pending notification of kin overseas)
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2024
leading London artist Clinton de Menezes 43, unarmed, shot dead in his fierce fight to stop black male gunmen from attacking his family and friends: KZN:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/1999
Alice Farinha murdered (xenophobic crime by homeless white Afrikaner man taken in by good samaritan: Chrissiesmeer hamlet: Ermelo Court January 14 2014
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2013
Neville Ross, 75, music teacher, English-speaking, found murdered, wrapped in blankets: 15 Cecil night Street, Krugersdorp
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2009
Ben van der Westhuizen 24, killed near Vryheid while the mechanic was test-riding a repaired motorbike: nothing robbed
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2003
Mike Smith, ex-parabat, Durban life guard, shot dead at his The Bluff home Durban
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2002
Elizabeth Els 20, Port Elizabeth: killed Jan 2 2014: http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2000
Rob Meek murder: Jan 1 2014 midnight; top architect, ex-parabat, English-speaking white South African murdered in front of family
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/1996
Piet Riekert, farmer, Dinokeng nature reserve midnight http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/1998

MARCH 2014 BLACK RACIST MURDERS OF WHITE SOUTH AFRICANS: VICTIMS NAMES:
details on
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2210

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March 2014: Killed: Deon van Heerden 23; Daniel Menezes 68; Ounooi Badenhorst 76; J.R. Buhrman 77; Leander Dercksen 22; Rudi Lettau 17; Hazel Huggins 85; Charles Wait 40; Genée Katzan 75 and Mr Katzan 79; Johan vd Nest 50; Lettie Rupping 87; Giel Lourens 80; Des Venter; Danie Schreuder 56; Gerhard Venter;  Annemarie van Zyl; Derek Woods 53; and three-member Schutte farm family slaughtered

Details:
Deon van Heerden 23 March 2014.Finsbury smallholding, shot through heart and stabbed, fingers also broken on torture mrder. Plot between Carltonville and Randfontein Reports DR Prinsloo:
https://www.facebook.com/drprinsloo?hc_location=stream
Daniel Menezes, 68, dies in Kroonstad hospital after face was crushed in hijacking six weeks earlier:
http://www.volksblad.com/nuus/2014-03-31-man-68-sterf-in-hospitaal-ses-weke-n-wrede-aanval-in-kaping
Ounooi Badenhorst, 76, chairwoman of Smithfield community forum: murdered with headshot at Smithfield FS home night of Mar31-April 1 2014
 
https://www.facebook.com/116298045063416/photos/a.178568022169751.48293.116298045063416/851169214909625/?type=1&theater
J R Buhrman, 77, found murdered in De Emigratie farm homestead, Ermelo. Nothing seems to be robbed.
http://maroelamedia.co.za/blog/nuus/suid-afrika/plaasmoord-bejaarde-naby-ermelo-vermoor/
Leander Dercksen 22 murdered in Brits farm attack, dumped along roadside
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2280
Culpible-homicide death: March 28 2014: Afrikaans high school pupil Rudi Lettau 17, deliberately run down and killed by metro-cop in
Pretoria-North:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2279
Mrs Hazel Huggins, 85, was found tied up on the floor and murdered. SAPS w/o Alwin Labans said her body was found Friday-morning March 28 2014 in the retirement village of Kruger Gardens in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth by a nurse who investigated at 07h30 after Mrs Huggins failed to show up for an appointment.
http://maroelamedia.co.za/blog/nuus/suid-afrika/bejaarde-in-pe-aftreeoord-vermoor/
Biker Charles Wait, 40, Uitenhage: culpible homicide: flung off scooter and killed: taxi driver said his ‘brakes failed’
Genee Katzan and husband 75 and 79, Parktown North: 16 March 2014 (Sunette Bridges report): shot in their beds during attack.
Mrs Katzan was shot dead at scene, unnamed husband died at hospital:
https://www.facebook.com/jacques.mare/posts/10203532919467485
Johan van der Nest, 50 of Birchleigh – found bludgeoned, died in Tembisa Hospital, where family finds him in morgue ten days after reporting him missing:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2266
Lettie Rupping 87, livestock farmer, found murdered along road between Mbekweni and Oxton, Whittlesea, East Cape, confirmed by SAPS spokesman colonel Sibongile Soci.
http://maroelamedia.co.za/blog/nuus/suid-afrika/87-jarige-van-oos-kaap-dood-aangetref/
Afrikaner pensioner Giel Lourens 80, stabbed to death at his backdoor, Lewisham, Krugersdorp: Reported by Krugersdorp News journalist Amoryn Golden
http://krugersdorpnews.co.za/229793/pensioenaris-wreed-vermoor-by-sy-agterdeur/
Des Venter shot dead in cold blood at Cullinan farm: 14Mar2014 – @SAPoliceService ‘Too Tired To Patrol': Afriforum spokesman Ian Cameron writes: "Only five cops at Cullinan station even have drivers licences. Yet they claim to have capacity? @afriforum : "The SAPS is indirectly engaged in leaving a blood-trail in the country themselves", said Cameron of Afriforum. "Every week we receive complaints about the poor service from the Cullinan- and Bronkhnorstspruit police stations’. It was also communicated to the community that ‘The Police Are Too Tired to Patrol’. There’s a manpower shortage but due to the police’s ‘exhaustion’ another murder could have been prevented but wasn’t, or at least suspects could have been arrested.’ http://www.afriforum.co.za/
Danie Schreuder 56 " farm foreman beaten to death like an animal" died at Upington hospital: brutally bludgeoned with the butt of an air rifle, his partner and five-year-old son survived (*Sunette Bridges claim that ‘the attackers apparently hammered a steel pen into his skull’ appears to be inaccurate according to the currently available information. A page grab of the SAPS report to the news media is attached.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=637103563025248&id=625786784156926
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2233
Gerhard Venter, a businessman in Pietersburg was assaulted on Friday morning March 7 2014 by a black worker who bashed him over the head with a steel bar, reported Rory Smythe. The Pietersburg private hospital said they could ‘do nothing for him’. He was transferred to Wilgers hospital in Pretoria in a critical condition. The prognosis for his survival is poor. Report by Boere Krisis Aksie (B.K.A.)
Annemarie van Zyl, crime-statistician stabbed to death by ‘disgruntled black ex-colleague who had been fired by her boss, Kempton Park: works at crime-statistics research company. She was stabbed dead in front of her 2 little daughters as she was opening up the Sparta, Kempton park office she was working at on March 7 2014.
Derek Woods, 53, dies two days after he was shot three times by black male attackers outside DeLaSalle Holy Cross College junior school while outside fetching his children, Victory Park on Feb 28 2014: (was followed from FNB-bank, Randburg).
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2211
Three-member German Schutte family slaughtered, mutilated by frenzied black male attackers in Richmond, South Africa:
http://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/2209 — Father Eckard Schutte who would have celebrated his 76th birthday on the day he died with his throat cut; the mother Elizabeth was repeatedly stabbed in a frenzied attack and then she was torched; and the son Lutz Schutte – who was visiting from Germany – was bludgeoned to death.

SA catalytic converter industry dying despite platinum wealth

#Platinum #Strike #CatalyticConverters #ExhaustSystems #MagnetiMarelli

South Africa’s catalytic converter industry is dying:  Wadeville-based Exhaust Systems closes down its SA production within next two weeks…

  • And other companies manufacture at 50%  capacity: 

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Exhaust Systems in Wadeville, Germiston says Europe is losing confidence in SA with its strikes…

February 18 2014 – Exhaust Systems in Wadeville near Germiston halts  its South African production at the end of February 2014.  Exhaust Systems is part of the world-famous, high-tech and very influential multinational  Magneti Marelli company in Italy. It just announced that it shuts down its South African factory at the end of April.  92 people in Wadeville will lose their jobs. The company basically blames the ANC-regime’s taxation policies and its high export-transport costs for taking its plant out of South Africa.

At the moment South Africa’s catalytic converter factories already produce half of what they did twenty+ years ago — when the previous government’s  incentives kick-started a multi-billion Rand local manufacturing industry employing 5,200 highly-skilled people…

  •   Putting the plants near the platinum mines seemed so very logical: South Africa has about 75% of the world’s platinum-group metals required for making catalytic converters – and also (still) is  the world’s largest producer of platinum, with Russia second.

Yet despite the fact that the SA catalytic converter industries are sitting right on top of all this incredibly wealthy potential platinum resource – the country’s catalytic converter industry is dying (under the current regime), warns National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers ‘ executive director Robert Houdet.

The link between platinum metals and catalytic converters:

A catalytic converter  requires platinum and similar metals – it’s a device incorporated into a vehicle’s exhaust system, containing a catalyst for converting pollutant gases into less harmful ones. It makes use of platinum-group metals (the sonamed PGMs).

How to take apart a catalytic converter:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmtFp-SV0tY

The Magneti Marelli company employed 92 people in Wadeville.  Engineering News Online was told by its general manager Claudio Di Martina on February 18 2014 that the facility was closing down by the end of April because ‘the SA company is not competitive enough to receive any more export contracts from Europe”.

And it was entirely the fault of the South African government:

–  Said Di Martina: “Magneti Marelli South Africa found itself unable to compete  under the SA government’s new Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), implemented in 2013. The new rebate system had disadvantages for us, and for the rest of the catalytic converter industry too, I believe.”  Di Martina says it is largely vehicle manufacturers that benefit from the APDP, and not the component industry.

I couldn’t even cover my export transport costs…some of the world’s highest. And Europe is nervous about that seven-week-long strike… ‘

“I couldn’t even cover my export transport costs.” Di Martina adds that South Africa’s logistics and transport costs are “some of the highest in the world”.

  • He notes that last year’s seven-week strike in the automotive industry also made “Europeans nervous about the stability of the South African economy”:  “The exchange rate is favourable for exports,” he adds, “but not for material imports”. The Rand has weakened sharply against the major currencies over the last six months. http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/claudio-di-martina

“Catalytic Converter industry in SA is dying,” – warns top executive of the national association of automotive component and allied manufacturers,  Robert Houdet.

The total catalytic converter exports from South Africa dropped from R19.6-billion in 2011 (almost 50% of all component exports) to R16.3-billion in 2012. Catalytic converters remained South Africa’s number one component export in 2012.  In 2008 at its peak, the local industry earned R24.3-billion. It employed around 5,200 people. South Africa has about 75% of the world’s platinum-group of metals reserve: it’s the world’s largest producer of platinum, with Russia second. Yet despite these riches, the local catalytic converter industry is dying, says National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) executive director Robert Houdet.

“The APDP (the government’s kick-back system) cannot ensure its sustainability. We need to take it out of the APDP and go the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to try and set up a programme for catalytic converter manufacturers – one where they can benefit from the fact that they beneficiate PGMs.”

  • (Non-ANC-speak:  The catalytic converter companies use platinum products from local mines).

Former Naacam executive director Roger Pitot said in 2012 that the benefits offered to local component manufacturers would be lower under the APDP than under the previous government’s MIDP programme. He also noted at the time that ‘some global vehicle manufacturers had not renewed their contracts for the supply of catalytic converters from South Africa. “

It takes three years to kick-start a new catalytic converter plant:

Finding a solution to the lack of global competitiveness of the catalytic converter industry “is a matter of urgency,” says Houdet. The decision to set up a catalytic converter plant is taken around three years in advance.

  • “For production of catalytic converters to still take place in South Africa three years from now, we need to be able to make a competitive offer right now, otherwise we will lose out. We have to move fast, and make sure we change people’s minds, because they are already ruling South Africa out as a possible manufacturing destination.”

So adding a new tax for ‘manufacturing’ platinum metals will make it better?

To ensure the survival of the catalytic converter industry”-  Houdet proposes that “government charges a production tax on all PGMs produced in South Africa.” He uses the following flawless logic:

  • “Nobody says we cannot increase our prices. The mining company can add the tax as an item on the invoice when charging their customers. The Middle East had similar policies when they controlled the world’s oil resources in the 1970s and Mozambique is mulling increasing its coal royalty tax. Everyone is doing it.
  • “We have platinum. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and government must have the courage to implement this tax.
  • “The production tax will serve as an incentive to manufacture catalytic converters in South Africa, as local manufacturers could either receive a tax rebate, or see the tax eliminated through some local value-add formula”.

Houdet also was quoted as saying that the catalytic converter industry “would ask for only a small part of the production tax, with the rest going to the SA treasury: we need to make this the cheapest place to produce catalytic converters. Such a move would also benefit the stainless steel industry.”

The government official statement:

The catalytic converter industry in South Africa developed predominantly on the back of the previous government’s Department of Trade and Industry’s MIDP incentive scheme –  which was discontinued in 2013, says the Department’s ‘ automotive chief director ‘ Mkhululi Mlota. “This is because government’s financial incentive for exported production was based predominantly on the value of local content, including material. This meant the relatively high platinum value found within a converter provided a high level of reward compared with the level of actual manufacturing value-add”, explains Mlota.

For the Greater Unwashed Masses who are not privy to the intricacies of ANC-speak, we translate: 

  • (In non-ANC speak: Platinum is a very expensive metal and the SA regime is now taxing the exported catalytic convertors based on the market value of the precious metal inside — instead of taxing the value of the actual finished product converters are being sold at… )

During the roughly two decades of the previous government’s MIDP rebate-system, the South African catalytic converter sector peaked at around 16% of global production.

The government official said the current system is being re-analysed – at least we thínk that’s what he may have said – anyhow this is how he put it to Engineering News – clear as mud:

  • The dynamics examined will include vulnerable sectors, and the implications for any changes to their circumstances. “Further, other, cross-governmental, non-APDP support measures need to be explored, especially in terms of the supply-side factors faced by catalytic converter producers. Under present material cost conditions, there is no geographic benefit to beneficiating platinum close to its source.”

The fine art of recognizing Communist Party propaganda

In October 2013 one of SA’s top communist party executives, the country’s disastrous Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, was quoted as saying that their system of APDP, implemented on January 1, 2013, and running until 2020, “would be the subject of an early review, and that: “… the aim of the early review would be to “create conditions of confidence” for the automotive industry in South Africa. “We are all committed to work together to ensure our industry has a bright future.”

  • Indeed, the fine art of recognizing Davies’ communist party sloganeering is crucial to the survival of private businesses and foreign investors  in South Africa. It’s a minefield of disinformation.

Some industry-captains say that Magneti Marelli ‘s closing down isn’t all that important anyway: for instance the catalytic converter interest group’s executive Ken Dewar:  ‘it is a smaller player in the South African catalytic converter industry and now some of the bigger players are getting new contracts.”  General Motors South Africa, in partnership with component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa, last year clinched a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters to North America.

  • However this said…’ Dewar added, he ‘knows of yet another manufacturer “potentially closing down” and then adding:  “We have seen the benefits to the industry shrink under the MIDP, and they continue to do so under the APDP.”  Dewar says the CCIG would like government to put this decline in benefits on hold.  If not, our industry will die.”

More ANC-speak — but the bottom line is that a lot of SA manufacturers of catalytic converters now produce 50% of what they did when it was kick-started some twenty+ years ago…

A new proposal  is now headed to the DMR, DTI and the SA Cabinet, Dewar was quoted as telling Engineering News. 

  • We can double or triple the amount of PGMs we beneficiate if we can receive more benefits, such as through a production tax,” says Dewar. “No other industry in South Africa beneficiate PGMs. The South African catalytic converter industry produces 10-million converters a year.  We do not expect to do more in 2014.

At the current rate we see the industry declining by 5% a year over the next three to four years,” says Dewar. “A lot of the manufacturers are currently working at 50% capacity.”

For the original article ( learn to read between the lines)  at: http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/catalytic-converter-industry-dying-platinum-tax-possible-saviour—naacam-2014-02-17/rep_id:3182

And this is the fine Italian company which has decided to withdraw from South Africa – and is telling the rest of Europe exactly why:

http://www.magnetimarelli.com/empresa/sustentabilidade/noticias

SA’s huge TB-infection pool targets of top test-labs

 In a promising Swedish study, sixteen of the 30 MDR-TB trial-patients, treated with  their own bone-marrow stem cells together with the usual tuberculosis-antibiotics,  were cured of multi-drug resistant TB – the bacterial disease now has a mortality rate of up to 80% in patients treated with antibiotic-TB drugs. 

New hope for South Africa’s many hundreds of thousands of TB-sufferers:

This new Swedish study holds out new hope for South Africa’s many hundreds of thousands of drug-resistant Tuberculosis sufferers.  Highly infectious active-TB infections only turned into an epidemic  in South Africa after the end of apartheid from 1992 – especially after ex-president Thabo Mbeki ‘ decentralised ‘  many of the apartheid-era’s string of preventative TB hospitals except in the Western Cape — and  plundered the SA National Tuberculosis Association’s privately-donated funds, saying the money was needed elsewhere. Today, South Africa has the highest level of drug-resistant Tuberculosis in the world.  People especially in poor communities now are reportedly dying without anyone knowing exactly why.

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With such a huge infected population pool, South Africa has also become the world’s main laboratory to test out new TB and AIDS-drugs for researchers worldwide… 

  • “A second study now needs to be conducted urgently such as in South Africa, where MDR-TB and XDR-TB are rife”, says Swedish head of study Prof Markus Maeurer… 

TuberculosisBmdrTreatedWithOwnStemCells16of30curerateLancetRespiratoryMedicineJan92014 Above: Usually, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis can be cured with long treatments of second-line drugs, but these are more expensive than first-line drugs and have more adverse effects.[2] The treatment and prognosis of MDR-TB are much more akin to that for cancer than to that for infection. It has a mortality rate of up to 80% – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-drug-resistant_tuberculosis

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January 10, 2014 — Stockholm, Sweden. The findings of a phase 1 preliminary study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine suggest that a patient’s own bone-marrow stromal (‘stem’) cells could be used to successfully treat multidrug-resistant (MDR-TB) and extensively-drug (XDR) tuberculosis. 

Sixteen of the Swedish-funded study’s 30 patients who were treated with tjheir own bone-marrow stem cells (MSCs) were deemed cured after 18 months — as compared with only 5 of 30 TB patients surviving multiple-drug-resistent tuberculosis if left untreated.

  • The world health organization (conservatively) estimates that at least 450,000 people in South Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe have MDR-TB. 

The study’s co-author Professor Alimuddin Zumla from University College London, UK says: “The results of this novel and exciting study show that the current challenges and difficulties of treating MDR-TB are not insurmountable.They bring a unique opportunity with a fresh solution to treat hundreds of thousands of people who die unnecessarily of drug-resistant TB. Further evaluation in phase 2 trials is now urgently required to ascertain efficacy and further safety in different geographical regions such as South Africa where MDR-TB and XDR-TB are rife.”

‘ Poor understanding of pathological immunity in human tuberculosis: ‘

Prof Robert J Wilkinson from Imperial College London, after first describing the long history of adjunctive immunotherapy against TB, concluded:“This field is…complex with an underlying problem being a relatively poor understanding of what constitutes protective and pathological immunity in human tuberculosis or even whether these are precisely separable. Nevertheless, the potential to investigate an increasing range of more specific biological therapies or the repurposing of existing anti-inflammatory agents continues to attract interest. Whether relatively complex and expensive MSC therapy will join this list remains to be determined.”

Research was led by Prof Markus Maeurer from Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

“Conventional treatment for MDR-TB uses a combination of TB drugs (antibiotics) which are harmful (toxic) to patients. Our new approach, using the patients’ own bone-marrow stromal (stem) cells,  is safe and could help overcome the body’s excessive inflammatory response, repair and regenerate inflammation-induced damage to lung tissue, and lead to improved cure rates”, explains Professor Markus Maeurer from Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden who led the research.

The World Health Organization believes that at least 450,000 people in Eastern Europe, Asia and South Africa have MDR-TB.  The bacteria trigger an inflammatory response in immune cells and surrounding lung tissue that cause immune dysfunction and tissue damage.

It is known from other studies that bone-marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are known to migrate to areas of lung injury and inflammation and repair damaged tissue.   They also modify the body’s immune response and could boost the clearance of TB bacteria.

In this phase 1 safety study, 30 patients with MDR or XDR TB aged 21–65 years old receiving standard TB antibiotic treatment were also given an infusion of around 10 million of their own stromal cells. The cells were obtained from the patient’s own bone marrow, then cultured into large numbers in the laboratory before being re-transfused into the same patient.

MSC infusion was generally safe and well tolerated. During the 6 months follow-up, no serious adverse events were recorded.  The most common grade 1 or 2 adverse events were high cholesterol levels (14 of 30 patients), nausea (11 patients), and lymphopenia or diarrhoea (10 patients).

  • Analyses showed 16 patients treated with MSCs were deemed cured at 18 months — compared with only 5 of 30 TB patients with similar disease not treated with MSCs.

Professor Maeurer said longer follow up with more patients is needed to establish the safety and efficacy of MSC therapy.  

  • “The procedures for obtaining stromal cells from the patient’s own bone marrow are relatively simple, and if successful in phase 2 trials, will provide a viable adjunctive therapy for patients with MDR-TB not responding to conventional drug treatment or those with severe lung damage”, he concludes.

“Phase 2 trial urgently required in different geographic regions such as South Africa where MDR-TB and XDR-TB are rife’

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Co-author Professor Alimuddin Zumla from University College London, UK adds, “The results of this novel and exciting study show that the current challenges and difficulties of treating MDR-TB are not insurmountable.They bring a unique opportunity with a fresh solution to treat hundreds of thousands of people who die unnecessarily of drug-resistant TB.

” Further evaluation in phase 2 trials is now urgently required to ascertain efficacy and further safety in different geographical regions such as South Africa where MDR-TB and XDR-TB are rife,” he said.

Writing in a linked Comment, Professor Robert J Wilkinson from Imperial College London, UK discusses the “long history” of adjunctive immunotherapy against TB, concluding that, “This field is…complex with an underlying problem being a relatively poor understanding of what constitutes protective and pathological immunity in human tuberculosis or even whether these are precisely separable. Nevertheless, the potential to investigate an increasing range of more specific biological therapies or the repurposing of existing anti-inflammatory agents continues to attract interest. Whether relatively complex and expensive MSC therapy will join this list remains to be determined.”

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Ex-president Thabo Mbeki closed most of the very effective, apartheid-era TB-prevention hospitals countrywide, saying they were not needed “since TB is not a problem in SA’ – and plundered the private TB-funds from the SA National Tuberculosis Association (SANTA).

TuberculosisMBEKIlegacy

Thabo Mbeki’s legacy to South Africa: the joint epidemics of Tuberculosis and AIDS:

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Decentralizing MDR-TB treatment by 2013: Nearly half of diagnosed drug-resistant TB cases are not started on treatment; and infected patients have to wait up to 2 months for admission, long distance of transportation for admission and follow up; Negative impact on social and economic status of the individual and family due to a long stay in hospital; Risk of spreading TB among other hospital patients due to inadequate implementation of infection control measures; Non-uniformity in current, sporadic efforts of decentralized management; Issues of refusal to admission and aggressive demand for early discharge; Poor survival rates of DR TB cases. Report by:

Mbeki plunders SANTA TB funds, closes down many TB prevention hospitals:

XDR-TB was first widely publicised following the report of an outbreak in South Africa in 2006.

  • 53 patients in a rural hospital in Tugela Ferry were found to have XDR-TB of whom 52 died within 16 days.[11] The median survival from sputum specimen collection to death was only 16 days and that the majority of patients had never previously received treatment for tuberculosis suggesting that they had been newly infected by XDR-TB strains, and that resistance did not develop during treatment.[11]
  • This was the first epidemic for which the acronym XDR-TB was used, and although TB strains that fulfill the current definition have been identified retrospectively,[12][13] this was the largest group of linked cases ever found.
  • Since the initial report in September 2006, cases have now been reported in most provinces in South Africa by 2007. As of 16 March 2007, there were 314 cases reported, with 215 deaths.[14]
  • It is clear that the spread of this strain of TB is closely associated with a high prevalence of HIV and poor infection control; in other countries where XDR-TB strains have arisen, drug resistance has arisen from mismanagement of cases or poor patient compliance with drug treatment instead of being transmitted from person to person.[15] It is now clear that the problem is far more extensive.[16]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensively_drug-resistant_tuberculosis 
  • http://www.westerncape.gov.za/directories/facilities/701 Tuberculosis hospitals in Western Cape.

Murder-rape of Jasmine Pretorius 4: angry protestors storm police van

The usually so peaceful Afrikaner community clearly wanted to kill the suspected murderer of 4-year-old Jasmine Pretorius when the 23-year-old uncle, face and jacket covered in blood, appeared in Brakpan magistrate’s court on Monday December 30 2013. The case was postponed to January 7 2014.

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Johannesburg Dec 30 2013 –  BRAKPAN. Tempers ran very high on Monday outside the magistrate’s court among the 1,000-strong crowd of pink-garbed protestors when the suspected killer of four-year-old Jasmine Lee Pretorius, (above) — who has been already been identified on the social media as her reportedly drug-addicted and homosexual uncle Sarel, 23 —  appeared to be arraigned for the trial.

video on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=577408949020553&set=vb.100002543597045&type=2&theater

  And after the court appearance, people continued to seethe, with reports at 3pm indicating that the Voortrekker street portion in front of Suenet Apartments where the little girl was murdered, has been closed: reportedly because people wanted to burn it down: 

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  • Chédene H ® @Chedene “They’ve closed the street where the flat in Brakpan is because the community wants to burn the flat down, saying family knew! #brakpanmurder  (Dec 30 2013 3pm)

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Above: When the 1,000-strong crowd of protestors — escorted by the murdered girl’s grandfather, pastor Colin Bam and members of his Jesus Disciple Biker Ministry (above) —  arrived at the court room after marching through Voortrekker Street, they were in a very ugly mood indeed.

  • Pastor Bam, the murdered girl’s grandfather, is raising funds to pay for her funeral:
  • Meanwhile, the murdered girl Jasmine Pretorius’ grandfather (tel. 082-469-4415 ) has also had to raise funds for his murdered granddaughter’s funeral.  He said his daughter Sasha Lee Bam and the girl’s father Morné Pretorius  were recently divorced; and Sasha is six months pregnant.  It is also believed that a local funeral home is also contributing to the costs.

The suspect – according to the SAPS and news media —  has ‘already confessed’.  However the 23-year-old man made no statement in court  –other than to explain to the magistrate questioning him about his injuries and his bloodied jacket that he had ‘fallen down’.  He gave no response to repeated questions whether he wanted a lawyer.

At this first remand hearing the Monday following the little girl’s murder, no charges were formulated and he was ordered to remain in police custody. And while Sarel Pretorius was not asked to plead, his identity and picture have already been widely circulated all over the social news media on Monday.

The pictures sent around  on twitter and facebook were already condemning him: headlined: “Sarel Pretorius, rapist and murderer of 4-year-old Jasmine’.

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 Journalist Mia Lindeque @MiaLindeque tweeted: “The 23-year old accuse is crying – refusing to make eye contact with the magistrate.”  The case was postponed to 7 January 2014 in the same courtroom.  While people lit candles and prayed in front of the apartment building in nearby Voortrekker Street where the little Afrikaans girl’s body was found, the social media in South Africa was awash with calls to bring back the death sentence — specifically for him.

Afrikaner protestors stormed police-van, tried to break down the gates to the court room, shouting: ‘give him to us’…

Outside the court a 1,000-strong crowd, many dressed in pink — the last colour Jasmin wore before she was raped and murdered — was described as ‘rowdy’ while they waited for the suspect’s appearance. The atmosphere was described by journalists and police as ‘explosive’ and extra police were rushed in to stop the crowd from breaking down the gates and storming the courtroom.

PretoriusJolandeMarchersBrakpanCrowd Above: This was a very angry crowd: as soon as the  police van showed up with the prisoner, the crowd surged around and attacked it, screaming in Afrikaans: ‘Give him to us.’ An elderly man burst into tears. Pictures are also all over the twitter pages from South Africa showing people holding up placards demanding an end to child-abuse.

Father escorted from court room under SAPS-protection: granny and father of murdered girl escorted by Christian bikers group for their own protection….

The Jacaranda News @JacaNews tweeted from courtroom that the SAPS has asked the murdered child’s parents ‘not to return home: community members demanding answers from the parents’. 

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  • The EWN-news tweeted:  @ewnreporter: “Police are now preparing to escort the father of little Jasmine out.  Angry community members want his blood.” Minutes later EWN tweeted: “Community members are shouting at family members saying “if you guys weren’t drunk all the time Jasmine would have lived.” http://ewn.co.za/2013/12/30/Brakpan-child-murder-Community-vying-for-blood 
  • Onlooker Karyn Maughan @karynmaughan tweeted: “Granny and father of raped, murdered 4 year old have to be escorted by bikers after community threaten them.”

    Tweeter Angelique Angi Botha  writes on Boere Krisis Aksie: “I cannot believe I know that man. He’s the lover of one of our friends. He’s gay. So he’s going to enjoy jail because he’s housed there for free. He has already tried to burn down his lover’s house, and stolen his stuff. And now he does this to his own brother’s child. If I could see that guy just once he will no longer be a man. That child had her life ahead of her, now she’s gone. It makes me so angry.’

    Chédene H ® @Chedene  tweeted on Monday Dec 30 at 15h00:  “They’ve closed the street where the flat in Brakpan is,  because the community wants to burn the flat down, saying family knew! #brakpanmurder 

    Mother: ‘we must stop these terrible things from happening to innocent babies’

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The journalists tweeted from the courtroom that the suspect wore a cream-coloured jacket and that its back was covered in blood-stains; his face reportedly bloodied and bruised. When he was asked by the residing magistrate what had happened to him, he replied in Afrikaans: “I fell down’.  The young uncle stood head-down in the dock while the murdered girl’s mom, Sasha Lee Bam,  stared straight ahead of her, not looking at her ex-husband’s brother. 

She was quoted in a newspaper interview a day earlier that she seeks justice for Jasmine. “My little angel touched the world. Everyone must hear her story and we must stop these terrible things from happening to innocent babies’. 

This is the information currently known about the circumstances surrounding Jasmine’s death:

Jasmine and her six-year-old sister were visiting with their dad Morné Pretorius. Their pregnant mother, recently divorced, remained at her own home. The two little Pretorius girls were left in the care of the grandmother, the uncle, and accused Sarel Pretorius’ male boyfriend. The father had gone out to drink with his new girlfriend and did not return until the next morning. It was  the ‘boyfriend’ who reported on Saturday-morning at 07h00 that Jasmin was missing.

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  • “Jasmine has been found under my boyfriend’s bed…’
  • When the alert went out over the Afrikaans-language social media site the Boere Crisis Action group (73,000+ members on Facebook), the child’s father Morné was called and returned home to his flat. 

Amidst hundreds of twitter-messages which included many rumours about ‘the uncle having sold her to Nigerian kidnap gangs’, the search went on until 7pm. The uncle apparently was the main suspect from the start: the SAPS kept questioning him and all the other household members throughout the day, while the search went on.

The uncle remained adamant throughout the entire day that  he did not know Jasmine’s whereabouts – and the grandmother also told the police she didn’t know. Jasmine’s mother confirmed to the news media that Jasmine was sleeping in her father’s bed alone – and that her six-year-old sister was sleeping with their grandmother before the girl went missing. The father did not come back until the next morning when the alarm was raised.

The massive search was launched from 7am by the South African Police Services, coordinating a large number of volunteers from the Afrikaner community organized by the security-group Eblockwatch, the facebook group Boere Krisis Aksie and the grandfather’s religious ministry’s members.

It was reported that the SAPS detectives were still questioning Sarel Pretorius when he reportedly ‘collapsed and confessed that he had strangled little Jasmin and hid her beneath his mattress.” 

 

Report by Eye Witness News, Dec 30 2013: Community members in Brakpan on Monday threatened to take justice into their own hands as anger mounts over a 23-year-old man who allegedly raped and murderd a four-year-old girl. The suspect, who is the girl’s uncle, appeared briefly in the Brakpan magistrate’s court this morning.He has been charged with killing his niece before leaving her under a bed. Jasmine Pretorius’ mother, father and grandmother were in court on Monday. Police confirmed that four-year-old Jasmine Pretorius was found raped and murdered in Brakpan.The situation was tense as hundreds of community members were yelling through the Brakpan magistrate court gates, calling the accused a pig and a drug addict. Some members of the public even threatened to kill him. Family members walking into court were also greeted by angry protestors . One woman called them ‘drunkards’ who neglected their child. The matter has been postponed to allow the suspect time to appoint a lawyer or apply for legal aid. Jasmine’s father was escoted out of court as community members called for his blood.Meanwhile the ANC minister Luxu Xingwana reacted with shock and anger to the crime. Video of court action: http://ewn.co.za/2013/12/30/Brakpan-child-murder-Community-vying-for-blood

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