Three farm attacks: two killed, four injured

 

Summary: SAPS Capt Kevein Marallich killed and fiancee Cathy Potgieter assaulted fishing at Nyoni farm dam; Msinsi game reserve supervisor Erica Croeser ‘s throat cut and husband, SAPS constable Morne Croeser injured at bass-fishing tournament; ex-NP politician Dirk Odendaal, 80 and wife Sophia, 79, injured in farm attack, Verdun near Meets, Bethlehem

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2010-08-30 SAPS Capt Kevein Marallich shot dead, Nyoni farm dam, KZN 

SAPS Capt Kevein Marallich, of the crime-intelligence unit in Eshowe, was shot dead and fiancee Cathy Potgieter was severely assaulted while the off-duty cop was fishing at a rural dam near Nyoni, 30km north of Stanger on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Sunday-afternoon.

SAPS superintendent Jay Naicker said the couple had been fishing at a farm dam near Nyoni, 30 km north of Stanger (KwaDukuza) when they were confronted by two black men, one armed with a high calibre pistol. Capt. Marallich was immediately shot in the face, killing him at the scene –  and Potgieter was severely assaulted and was found by farm workers floating in the dam. Netcare spokesperson Jeff Wicks said Ms Potgieter was in a critical condition in Umhlanga hospital. Both were from Eshowe and Marallich worked for the police’s crime intelligence unit in Eshowe. – three sources: Sapa http://www.themercury.co.za/?fSectionId=&fArticleId=nw20100830080417495C732236 and http://www.nuus24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Polisieman-doodgeskiet-terwyl-hy-visvang-20100830#comment_formbox

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2010-08-28 Erica Croeser, 32, supervisor at Msinsi game reserve Albert Falls Dam, killed; throat cut, husband SAPS constable Morne seriously injured

  • 300 guests at annual bass-fishing tournament upset over gruesome murder attack on Afrikaner couple

Pietermaritzburg – Aug 29 2010 – The Witness reports that a wildlife lodge supervisor’s throat was cut and her policeman husband  was stabbed with the same knife at their game-reserve homestead at Msinsi Game Reserve, Albert Falls Dam, in the early hours of Saturday.

Croeser Erica throat slit supervisor Msinsi lodge Albert Falls Dam KZN Aug282010

Mrs Erica Croeser, 32, had her throat slit with a knife that was also used to stab her 34-year-old husband, Constable Morné Croeser of the SAPS dog unit, in the stomach . When paramedics arrived they found the knife still lodged in his stomach. 

The scene was described as “very, very gory” and the 300 fishermen-guests who were at the lodge for the annual bass-fishing tournament were shocked and horrified. Erica had been working at Albert Falls as a tourism assistant for 10 years.
It is believed that the couple had just arrived home when they were attacked. A source said that while Morné parked the car, Erica went to open the front door of their house. Two armed men were waiting in ambush and pounced on her.  The couple’s two young daughters, aged 6 and 10, were staying with their grandmother at the time of the attack.

Distraught neighbour Hlekisile Nkala told The Witness that she heard a gunshot just after 02:00, and about 10 minutes later she heard a male voice screaming for help. She quickly woke her husband and called the police. An employee at the reserve said the incident  had shocked the more than 300 participants staying there for the annual bass fishing tournament, which started on Friday. “The customers have also expressed shock and fear over the gruesome murder. They keep asking if the murder really happened and if it was that gruesome,” said an employee. “Since the murder attack  we have increased the number of security guards from two to four. We are also looking at more ways of increasing the security,” said Msinsi Holdings marketing manager Ray Naguran.

SAPS spokeswoman Joey Jeevan said Morné Croeser was in a serious but stable condition in hospital on Sunday. She said when paramedics arrived at the scene with police, the knife used to stab him was still lodged in his abdomen. “Paramedics removed the knife and put up a drip and treated him before he was taken to hospital.” Jeevan said no arrests had been made, adding that nothing seemed to be stolen. “At this stage police believe that this is linked to a labour dispute. She was a supervisor, and responsible for hiring and firing.” Mrs Croeser’s mother Francoisana Schafer said the family are coping with “the sad story”, but was unable to comment any further. – Stephanie Saville and Bongani Hans, The Witness http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Womans-throat-slit-in-nature-reserve-20100829  http://www.msinsi.co.za/albert-falls-dam.phpCroeser Erica throat slit supervisor Msinsi lodge Albert Falls Dam KZN Aug282010_LODGE

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2010-08-29 ex-NP MEC Dirk Odendaal, 80 and wife Sophia, 79, attacked on FS farm Verdun near Meets, Bethlehem

2010-08-30  Jana van der Merwe and Lynda Greyling report in Volksblad newspaper that a well-known Afrikaner politician, Dirk Odendaal, 80, was attacked with his wife Sophia, 70 upon their return from church to their farm Verdun near Meets, Bethlehem, Free State. Mr Odendaal was an ex-member of the provincial council (MPC) for Harrismith and ex-director of the Drakensberg Cooperative and of Sentraboer. He also was the chairman of the Afrikaans cultural organisation Rapportryers in Bethlehem.

Both were ambushed by three black men with balaclavas just outside their homestead at noon. Mr Odendaal was viciously assaulted with a tyre-iron, his wife was beaten black and blue and her nose was broken. The attackers tore her earrings from her earlobes. Their daughter Mrs Rianza van Huyssteen said the man first first her mother to open the house.  “One beat her through the face with a loaf of bread they’d bought enroute from the church and she fell over a wall while a knife was held at her throat. Mr Odendaal rushed in when he heard her screams and was beaten by the tyre-iron. He suffered serious leg injuries. The men forced him to open their registered gun-safe and stole a 6.45 pistol. There was no money in the safe. However they beat up the elderly politician until he gave them all the money the couple could find in the house, about R6,000. The couple then was locked into the large cooling-room outside the homestead and fled with the couple’s Bantam bakkie.

Amazingly the old man then struggled for three hours with a sheep-hook to get the cooler unlocked from the inside and break out. “It’s terrible,’ she said. “I don’t know where my dad got the strength to free themselves.” She said he was bleeding copiously. Odendaal, met sy erg beseerde been en bloed wat oor hom stroom, het met ’n skaaphaak drie uur lank gestoei om die deur van binne oop te breek sodat hulle kon hulp ontbied.

The Afrikaners are starving – pictures

Dutch, Flemish students visit Afrikaner squatter camp; foreign journalists increasingly interested in reporting on the growing ‘poor-white problem’ in South Africa…

AfrikanerPoor_SarieRossouw_starving to death Eagles Nest Squatter camp no food aid August 30 2010 — South Africa’s 3-million Afrikaners are in increasingly desperate straits, with nearly one-third now living in dismal squatter camps where they are denied government benefits, government food-aid and medical care –  and by law, are also denied access the job market…

Picture: Pretoria squatter camp resident Sarie Rossouw is slowly starving to death…

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Solidarity trade union’s charity Helping Hand said in a recent letter to SA President Jacob Zuma that without government subsidies and food-aid, many Afrikaners will start dying of starvation and poverty-related diseases – very soon. Reports of babies and elderly Afrikaners dying of malnutrition are alrady emerging this year, amongst others reported by Dutch investigative journalist Saskia Vredeveld in her documentary “Poor whites in South Africa’, filmed in Coronation Park near Johannesburg and screened on Dutch IKON-TV earlier this year.

Solidarity’s letter also includes a series of pictures taken of some of the more than 650,000 homeless, impoverished Afrikaners.

There is growing interest from abroad in the so-called ‘poor white’ problem. Dutch investigative journalist Saskia Vredeveld  and Australian photo-journalist Dean Saffron were only the latest of a long line of foreign journalists who have reported extensively from Afrikaner-poor camps this year. 

  And this month, a group of DutAfrikanerPoorWelcomeInnKrugersdorpSquatterCampPicPaulBennettFacebookch and Flemish students also visited the  Eagle’ s Nest-squatter camp in Pretoria North. They visited  the camp with its 100 poor residents and played a traditional Afrikaner sport called “Jukskei’ with the residents as part of the Dutch-South African Society youth-exchange programme. Dr Danie Langner, executive director of Helping Hand, said it was ‘very important for (foreign) students to be exposed to all the realities in South Africa, including the large number of Afrikaners who are now falling into permanent poverty and destitution. The students experienced at first hand the reality of the (more than 650,000) Afrikaners who have to survive without water, electricity or food-supplies each day. This squatter camp’s hundred residents live in horrific circumstances in which they are exposed to the elements each day”. The three-week visit by the Dutch-speaking students was sponsored by four universities, the Afrikaner League, the Afrikaans Language- and Cultural society, the Federation of Afrikaans Cultural Associations, Solidarity and the Foundation for the Empowerment of Afrikaans.  http://www.zuidafrikahuis.nl/node/28 

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Defenceless elderly Afrikaners slowly starving to death…

AfrikanerPoor_SarieRossouw_starving to death Eagles Nest Squatter camp no food aid

Above: Sarie Rossouw lives with her husband Hennie in a Pretoria squatter camp and is badly malnourished. She has only been visited once by a social worker this past year. Her frail husband Hennie, 70, tries to look after her as well as he can, but it’s difficult without health-care and no regular food supplies.

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Sixty-three percent of the residents in Pretoria’s 77 white squatter camps and tent-towns alone, are older than 60 years. There is only one social worker for every 4,000 South African resident. A total of 2,100 cases of dire poverty amongst whites are currently being investigated in the town Centurion by its Council for the Elderly. In Pretoria, an average 1,000 cases are reported of whites being abused and left uncared, in dismal conditions.  Yet the government’s National Youth Development Agency (the former Umsobomvu Youth Fund) still rules that disability benefits are not granted to such impoverished, elderly Afrikaners. The government’s social-welfare agencies also refuse to dispense food-stamps to destitute Afrikaners – even to the blind Mrs . Maria Schoeman, below:

Afrikaner poor Maria Schoeman elderly whites malnourished in

 

 

AfrikanerPoor_SquatterCampShacks Aug2010

Above: these squatter huts are occupied by whites – more than 96% are Afrikaans-speakers – writes Solidarity ‘s charity Helping Hand – which has 640 branches countrywide — to pres. Jacob Zuma. “Serious health problems are caused by the lack of water- and sanitation-services.”

 AfrikanerPoor More than 70 squatter camps with poor whites in Pretoria alone Aug2010

Above: For the first time since the 1930’s, poverty and homelessness has increased dramatically among white Afrikaans-speakers especially.  In greater Pretoria alone, there are more than 70 squatter camps for whites and countrywide, more than 640, housing more than 650,000 Afrikaners, reports HelpingHand.co.za charity. There are 3-million Afrikaners in South Africa.

 AfrikanerPoor Jurie_Susan Austin live in a pumphouse 2x2 Solidarity Helping Hand charity Pic Aug2010

Above: Jurie and Susan Austin live in a 2 X 2 m pump-house and beg on the streets to survive each day.

AfrikanerPoor Martin Venter Gert van Vuuren live underneath this tree Squatter camp Eagles Nest Pretoria

Above: Martin Venter and Gert van Vuuren live underneath this tree.

AfrikanerPoor Elsie Botha lives in a refitted watertank Eagles Nest Pretoria Helping Hand charity

 Above: Elsie Botha lives in this adapted water-tank.

Below: Australian photojournalist reports on Krugersdorp municipality’s attempt to forcibly-remove 400 Afrikaner squatter-camp residents to a black township:

Afrikaner Poor AustralianPhotog Dean Saffron Report 1  Afrikaner Poor AustralianPhotog Dean Saffron Report 2 Kruger Robert and Debbie

 http://www.newint.org/columns/essays/2010/01/01/afrikaners-hit-bottom/index.html

News reports Aug 29 2010

 

Summary: Afrikaner cop Morn Croeser critically injured, wife Erica murdered in stabbing frenzy, Msinsi KZN; cop Jan Pretorius rescues drowning child which then runs away; quadruplegic Afrikaner cop denied wheelchair with a neckbrace; Also: Afrikaners are a mystical nation plugged into the collective unconscious: this week two messages were recorded: an Afrikaner SANDF communications expert got ‘an electronic message from God” on his laptop; mystic Judith de Beer suffers increasingly terrifying dreams of the Afrikaner nation’s future…

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    AFRIKANER COP JAN PRETORIUS SAVES DROWINING CHILD KID RUNS OFF SAPS PIC SOUTIE PIETERSE AFRIKANER COP JAN PRETORIUS RESCUES A CHILD FROM DROWNING; AND THE KID RUNS AWAY

    Aug 27 2010 – BALFOUR – Moments after SAPS warrant officer Jan Pretorius had rescucitated a Balfour child after rescuing him from drowning in a dam, the child jumped up and disappeared amongst the squatter huts of Siyathemba township. Pic: Sergeant Soutie Pieterse., http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Hy-laat-spaander-na-lid-hom-red-20100827

    I still don’t know the name of the kid I rescued, but I really want to know whether he’s OK,’ said the bemused police officer. The rescue was photographed by colleague sergeant Soutie Pieterse. The two Afrikaner cops were patrolling the Brakfontein road at 10:30 when they drove past the dam and spotted two kids in the water. One got out and ran away but the other boy got into trouble, thrashing about and calling for help about 30m offshore. Pretorius stormed right in. “The mud on the bottom of the dam was very sticky and thick and sucked my feet down, but fortunately I was able to reach the boy in water which was about 2meters deep. When he got the child, estimated to be about six years old, on the shore he resuscitated him: “Finally he started breathing very deeply and spit up water, and then he just flew up and ran away amongst the shacks,’ said Pretorius. The child kept waving back at him shouting, ‘thanks’, as he ran. “And that’s the last I saw of him,’ said Pretorius. (my note: the child should have gone to hospital: rescuscitated victims of near-drownings often die of secondary drowning…)  SAPS captain Leonard Hlathi, spokesman for the provincial police, praised Pretorius for his courageous action. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Hy-laat-spaander-na-lid-hom-red-20100827

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    Afrikaner constable Morn Croeser criticallty injured, wife Erica killed in frenzies stabbing by attackers, Msinsi game reserve, KZN  – nothing robbed

    2010-08-29  Durban, CRAMOND – An Afrikaner woman was killed and her policeman-husband critically injured in an attack on a rural homestead on the private Msinsi game reserve in Cramond, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday. SAPS Colonel Jay Naicker said “an unknown number of people” attacked the home of constable Morn Croeser and his wife Erica, both 34 , at around 02:30 on Saturday and attacked them with knives.

    The gang repeatedly stabbed the constable Morn Croeser in the stomach before they attacked his wife, Erica – stabbing her repeatedly in numerous parts of her body. She later died from her injuries. Naicker said Morn Croeser apparently managed to get hold of his firearm and  while being stabbed, he also tried to shoot at the attackers, but none of them were hit. A neighbour heard the gunshot and alerted police and paramedics. Nothing was taken from the home. Constable Croeser was taken to hospital and was in a critical condition, Naicker said. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Couple-attacked-in-game-reserve-20100829 

     

    SAPS refuses wheelchair with neckbrace to quadruplegic Afrikaner cop

     

    Strijdom Chanelle quadruplegic ex-cop begs for electric wheelchair Sondag Aug232010 23 August  2010 – Quadruplegic SAPS officer Chanelle Strijdom is trying out a coveted motorised wheelchair with a neckbrace which the police service refuses to buy for her. Her neck was injured at work 17 years ago. She begged the police service for a motorised chair which would support her damaged neck. Despite two doctors’ examinations and  X-rays all confirming her neck injury after a fall at work, medically-untrained SAPS officials keep turning down her requests. “They want to buy an ordinary wheelchair, one without a neck-brace, and that’s not suitable for me. I often can’t even lift up my arms most days and suffer chronic pain from the neck injury.. these medically-unqualified officials keeping saying there’s nothing wrong with me,’ she said. http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/COPS-GEE-GN-HEL-OM

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    The Afrikaners have always been a mystical nation, plugged into the collective unconscious – two stories:

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    SANDF communications specialist Major Quintus Eksteen received an electronic signal from Heaven

    Yolanda Barnard writes in Sondag, 23 Aug 2010 — SA National Defence Force communciations expert Major Quintus Eksteen believes that he received an electronic communication from God via his laptop: a lion roaring, breathing, water rushing by…. Picture  Yolanda Barnard, Sondag. http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/SEIN-UIT-HEMEL

    Eksteen Quintus MESSAGE FROM GOD SONDAG AUG232010 Every day, Major Eksteen works with sophisticated military signals and electronic communications equipment . However he received his signal from God on his laptop at home – on Father’s Day, 17 June 2008.

    And ever since that day, he feels just like Joseph must have felt before the Exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt – ‘nearly no-one believes me and those who do believe, cannot figure out the real meaning of the message.’

    However, he told Sondag Afrikaans tabloid, today he knows what the message meant.

    The signal he received and recorded on his laptop is deeply mysterious: a roaring lion, breathing, water rushing by… the journalist reports that she also listened to it and was deeply puzzled.

    He also wanted to decypher what he’d heard and started researching Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) – technological communications which cannot be explained and which many people believe come from beyond the grave.

    Sometimes such signals are sent during radio-broadcasts, when they suddenly are interrupted and your name is suddenly mentioned. At other times, horrific sounds emanate from TV- and radio-sets.

    The Vatican also said publicly that they believed in this phenomenon’s mystic origins. Well-known scientists such as Marconi, Sir William Crookes and John Logie Baird also experimented with EVP. Evensome  protestant churches and other official bodies acknowledged the existence of EVP.

    However Quintus says those aren’t ‘voices from ghosts’ – he says those usually give a brief and clear message.

    “I asked and received. God wants me to share this with believers and unbelievers. He Exists. This is a technological miracle,’ he said.

    Since 2006, when the SANDF started laying off a large number of its white employees, he said he’d been praying without fail for God to direct him to another job. His wife Hanlie also used to work for the SANDF but as a white woman with IT-training, she was able to get other work, since she falls under a different BEE-category. However he’s a white man nearly 40 years old: and white males are being very actively barred from the South African job market under the ANC-regime’s black-economic-empowerment hiring policies.

    While looking for new work, the Afrikaner communications expert has had some emotionally-laden, very stressful years: he was even treated for paranoia at a Bloemfontein institution. “However I am not crazy, although everybody says I am,’ he said.

    He had also become focused on one sentence in the book The Secret  by Rhonda Byrne, and one sentence has stuck in his mind: “I have created and bring it in a way that I won’t expect so that I am as surprised at my ability to be able to experience these things and make it so that I have no doubt that it comes from You.”

    ‘God can and does communicate with us in many strange ways..’

    Sondag newspaper listened to the signal which Quintus had received on his laptop and also asked Rev Dr. Isak Burger, head of the Afrikaans Evangelical Church, for his opinion on this odd phenomenon. He said his church believes that “God can and does communicate with us in many strange ways. Who are we to say that God would not use technology to communicate. However Quintus must also be cautious, because it could also be demonic messages.’ http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/SEIN-UIT-HEMEL

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    A terrifying vision of the Afrikaner nation’s future – by Judith de Beer 
    Saturday night, 20 Augustus 2010 – Vision 1197 –  Afrikaner mystic Judith de Beer writes – “Earlier this week I had a psychological experience accompanied by an intense fear-attack. This made me hesitate to write it down. However I then received a repeat of this vision with the order to write it down.

    “It starts with the vision that even the most accomplished and settled Boers, agrarians, are removed through an unfair but ‘legalised’ way from their landed properties, and that these removalsgradually grow more brutally violent and illegal. This vision s followed by large freighters and aircraft carrying enormous loads of products to other countries which were in emergency situations. I felt myself wonderin”g:  ‘how stupid can people be to sell valuable foodstuffs at a time like this for just worthless money.’

    Just after this I saw shopshelves initially bulging with products, people rushing to the shops to buy as much as they were able to; the government unexpectedly announcing food-rationing, and people being forced to stand in long lines for even their most basic life’s necessities; with white people being pushed from the waiting lines and fearfully also running away from them. Across the land and elsewhere in the world, chaos breaks out. I have a very clear vision of white women being kidnapped and dumped into taxis, driven to squatter camps, their clothes being ripped off and their having to suffer from repeated gang-rapes while hordes of children taunt them and beat them with sticks. Some of the white women are forced on their knees to carry out slavery-work doing the most humilating tasks. After this I saw how many whites, Indians and other foreigners are cruelly murdered. I asked: When? And a Voice replied: … “Look, I will come like a thief in the night…

    Deadly venomous snake’s head seperated from its body: Malema
    21 August 2010 –  During a dream an enormous black mama appears and someone cuts off the snake’s head with a quick slash of a panga – but both the head and the body remain alive and while the body moves about aimlessly, the head lies at once side, it’s fanged mouth wide open, making evil hissing sounds. Then I hear a voice whichsays: Malema’s head is seperated from his body (political party) but he remains deadly and venomous – so stay well out of reach of the head…judithdebeer@webmail.co.za 
    http://www.openbaringe.co.za/op1161_1200.html

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    ANC-deputy Minister: “Protect us … particularly from whites or Indians…

    Aug 29 2010 – Sunday Tribine reporter Gcwalisile Khanyile writes that the Deputy Correctional Services Minister Shlengiwe Mkhize has ordered the SAPS to bar all whites and Indians from the vicinity of her Fairfield, Johannesburg home – claiming to live in fear of her life. Irate about people she claims are photographing her house and harassing her, she’s left a note at the guardhouse near the gate instructing VIP police officers not to open the gates for strangers withut their permission: ‘particularly whites and Indians’…

    ANC depy Prisons Min Mkhize bars Whites and Indians from her street Fairfield Joburg Aug292010 http://sundaytribune.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

    Afrikaner mystics predict famine, genocide

     

    The Afrikaners have always been a mystical, deeply religious Old Testament people who are plugged into the collective unconscious. The 1914 predictions from their famous mysteric Siener van Rensburg still haunts them to this day. However with the 3million Afrikaners/Boers increasingly under siege from black murder-squads – and also very rapidly becoming empoverished, destitute and homeless, new mystics now predict even worse events. 

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    A terrifying vision of the Afrikaner nation’s future – by Judith de Beer 
    Saturday night, 20 Augustus 2010 – Vision 1197 –  Afrikaner mystic Judith de Beer writes – “Earlier this week I had a psychological experience accompanied by an intense fear-attack. This made me hesitate to write it down. However I then received a repeat of this vision with the order to write it down.

    “It starts with the vision that even the most accomplished and settled Boers, agrarians, are removed through an unfair but ‘legalised’ way from their landed properties, and that these removalsgradually grow more brutally violent and illegal. This vision s followed by large freighters and aircraft carrying enormous loads of products to other countries which were in emergency situations. I felt myself wonderin”g:  ‘how stupid can people be to sell valuable foodstuffs at a time like this for just worthless money.’

    Just after this I saw shopshelves initially bulging with products, people rushing to the shops to buy as much as they were able to; the government unexpectedly announcing food-rationing, and people being forced to stand in long lines for even their most basic life’s necessities; with white people being pushed from the waiting lines and fearfully also running away from them. Across the land and elsewhere in the world, chaos breaks out. I have a very clear vision of white women being kidnapped and dumped into taxis, driven to squatter camps, their clothes being ripped off and their having to suffer from repeated gang-rapes while hordes of children taunt them and beat them with sticks. Some of the white women are forced on their knees to carry out slavery-work doing the most humilating tasks. After this I saw how many whites, Indians and other foreigners are cruelly murdered. I asked: When? And a Voice replied: … “Look, I will come like a thief in the night…

    Deadly venomous snake’s head seperated from its body: Malema
    21 August 2010 –  During a dream an enormous black mama appears and someone cuts off the snake’s head with a quick slash of a panga – but both the head and the body remain alive and while the body moves about aimlessly, the head lies at once side, it’s fanged mouth wide open, making evil hissing sounds. Then I hear a voice whichsays: Malema’s head is seperated from his body (political party) but he remains deadly and venomous – so stay well out of reach of the head…judithdebeer@webmail.co.za 
    http://www.openbaringe.co.za/op1161_1200.html

    SANDF communications specialist Major Quintus Eksteen received an electronic signal from Heaven

    Yolanda Barnard writes in Sondag, 23 Aug 2010 — SA National Defence Force communciations expert Major Quintus Eksteen believes that he received an electronic communication from God via his laptop: a lion roaring, breathing, water rushing by…. Picture  Yolanda Barnard, Sondag. http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/SEIN-UIT-HEMEL

    Eksteen Quintus MESSAGE FROM GOD SONDAG AUG232010 Every day, Major Eksteen works with sophisticated military signals and electronic communications equipment . However he received his signal from God on his laptop at home – on Father’s Day, 17 June 2008.

    And ever since that day, he feels just like Joseph must have felt before the Exodus of the people of Israel from Egypt – ‘nearly no-one believes me and those who do believe, cannot figure out the real meaning of the message.’

    However, he told Sondag Afrikaans tabloid, today he knows what the message meant.

    The signal he received and recorded on his laptop is deeply mysterious: a roaring lion, breathing, water rushing by… the journalist reports that she also listened to it and was deeply puzzled.

    He also wanted to decypher what he’d heard and started researching Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP) – technological communications which cannot be explained and which many people believe come from beyond the grave.

    Sometimes such signals are sent during radio-broadcasts, when they suddenly are interrupted and your name is suddenly mentioned. At other times, horrific sounds emanate from TV- and radio-sets.

    The Vatican also said publicly that they believed in this phenomenon’s mystic origins. Well-known scientists such as Marconi, Sir William Crookes and John Logie Baird also experimented with EVP. Evensome  protestant churches and other official bodies acknowledged the existence of EVP.

    However Quintus says those aren’t ‘voices from ghosts’ – he says those usually give a brief and clear message.

    “I asked and received. God wants me to share this with believers and unbelievers. He Exists. This is a technological miracle,’ he said.

    Since 2006, when the SANDF started laying off a large number of its white employees, he said he’d been praying without fail for God to direct him to another job. His wife Hanlie also used to work for the SANDF but as a white woman with IT-training, she was able to get other work, since she falls under a different BEE-category. However he’s a white man nearly 40 years old: and white males are being very actively barred from the South African job market under the ANC-regime’s black-economic-empowerment hiring policies.

    While looking for new work, the Afrikaner communications expert has had some emotionally-laden, very stressful years: he was even treated for paranoia at a Bloemfontein institution. “However I am not crazy, although everybody says I am,’ he said.

    He had also become focused on one sentence in the book The Secret  by Rhonda Byrne, and one sentence has stuck in his mind: “I have created and bring it in a way that I won’t expect so that I am as surprised at my ability to be able to experience these things and make it so that I have no doubt that it comes from You.”

    ‘God can and does communicate with us in many strange ways..’

    Sondag newspaper listened to the signal which Quintus had received on his laptop and also asked Rev Dr. Isak Burger, head of the Afrikaans Evangelical Church, for his opinion on this odd phenomenon. He said his church believes that “God can and does communicate with us in many strange ways. Who are we to say that God would not use technology to communicate. However Quintus must also be cautious, because it could also be demonic messages.’ http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/SEIN-UIT-HEMEL

    PRESSURES MOUNT ON AFRIKANERS: REPORTS FROM SOLIDARITY TRADE UNION’S HELPING HAND CHARITY:

    The Aurora gold mine workers in Springs have been unpaid for many months; yet they still go to work every day, do their dangerous jobs without any insurance coverage, return dead-tired at home at night – but get no money or food for their families in return. Why do they do it? asks Solidarity trade union in its September newsletter. “It’s simply a matter of survival of the entire community: these Afrikaner miners now are the only ones which keep manning the pumps which stop the highly toxic waste-water from the mine from flooding their town and poisoning their water supplies. The mine is owned by a grandson of Nelson Mandela and nephew of pres. Jacob Zuma. It’s also the first mine in South Africa making official use of unpaid slave-labour…

    The Centurion High School pupils collected a mountain of second-hand clothes for the poor Afrikaners in squatter camps this week. Morne Kapp, team leader, said they jumped to after seeing pictures of the starving Afrikaans families in the newspapers. Marble Hall farmer Jan van Heerden also donated 300 bags of oranges and 120 cabbages to help feed the poor: there are 650,000 Afrikaners requiring daily food-aid – and they are not getting any government coupons either because they are ‘whites’.  Meanwhile the story of Afrikaner poverty is beginning to spread worldwide: Dutch students showed up at the Eagle’s Nest squatter camp in Pretoria North this month as part of their youth-exchange programme – and entertained the Afrikaans children with “Boer sporting events’ such as Jukskei. They went home deeply impressed with the fact that people ‘who spoke a language just like ours’, could be this poor and also have little to no survival chances, the students wrote on their blog this week.

     

    AfrikanerPoorGetEntertainedByDutchStudentsWithBoeresport Solidarity Helpende Hand trade union Aug2010

     

     

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    SUIDLANDERS BASE MANY OF THEIR DECISIONS ON THE PREDICTIONS OF SIENER VAN RENSBURG:

    Xenophobia report ignores threat to whites

  • “The new threats of (black-on-black) xenophobic attacks in South Africa – August 2010

    by Christine Storø, Consultancy Africa Intelligence’s Conflict & Terrorism Unit, conflict.terrorism@consultancyafrica.com.

    “August 28 2010 – “In 2008, xenophobic attacks broke out across over South Africa, starting in the town of Alexandria on May 12.(2) Although the country has struggled with xenophobia throughout its history, this event shook both South Africans and the international scene. After the end of apartheid in the 1990s and the new era of a multicultural society living in peaceful coexistence, this type of open conflict based on ethnic belongings rocked the image of a new South Africa. Some commentators have even gone as far as to claim that "South Africans, post-apartheid, have developed an aggressive and chauvinistic nationalism."(3)

    Afrikaans Primary School occupied by striking teachers Aug 21 2010 The looming threat of xenophobia persists, and reports have been received of foreign nationals being threatened by violence after the soccer world cup in June 2010.(4) On 20 July 2010, foreign nationals were attacked in Kya Sands, Johannesburg.(5) These attacks were said to be motivated by xenophobia.(6) Looking at the wave of attacks that took place in 2008 and events of July 2010, it is necessary for the Government to act to avoid similar attacks in the future.

    Xenophobia is often defined as "an unreasonable fear, distrust, or hatred of strangers, foreigners, or anything perceived as foreign or different."(7)

    • When discussing xenophobia in South Africa, it is important to bring in the concept of ethnicity. "Ethnicity is an aspect of social relationship between agents who consider themselves as culturally distinctive from members of other groups with whom they have a minimum of regular interaction."(8)

    In other words it is a social relationship that does not require regular interaction or people knowing each other. What they need to know is that they come from the same social group and that this social group is distinct from the ‘others’. This ethnic group is able to socially construct a distinct identity based on shared memories and myths, a common shared history that sets them apart from ‘others’. The ethnic identity becomes an ‘imagined community’.(9) It is the emotions combined with shared memories and myths that make ethnicity, and thus xenophobia such powerful instruments. In the case of xenophobia in South Africa, ethnicity is used as a marker to scapegoat certain groups for the problems found in struggling areas.

    Xenophobia is in many cases linked to conflict. It is linked to the sense that ethnicity is used as a marker to target groups who are blamed for the problems in a given society. It thus becomes xenophobia, as it is the ethnicity of the group that the locals fear will damage their future of a better life. The following quote gives an indication of how xenophobia, ethnicity and conflict are linked:

    Ethnic conflict is not caused directly by inter-group differences, "ancient hatreds" and centuries-old feuds, or the stresses of modern life within a global economy, nor were ethnic passions, long bottled up by repressive communist regimes, simply uncorked by the end of the Cold War.

    We argue instead that intense ethnic conflict is most often caused by collective fears of the future. As groups begin to fear for their safety, dangerous and difficult-to-resolve strategic dilemmas arise that contain within them the potential for tremendous violence.(10)

    In the case of South Africa, the link between xenophobia and conflict is the collective fear of a struggling local population for the future, as revealed in the work of Lake and Rothschild.(11)

    The country is struggling with a high level of unemployment and this, combined with a high influx of refugees and migrant workers, will often lead to disturbances amongst the local population who are at a low income level.(12)

    Unemployment at 25.2%

    In South Africa, the effect of this becomes dramatic as the job market is strained, with official numbers indicating unemployment to be at 25.2% in the 1st quarter of 2010.(13) The foreigners thus become an easy target for problems within society, such as high unemployment. They become competitors in an already struggling economic system. The Government in South Africa has not done much to stop these allegations; instead they have used them as a way of shifting blame from its own failure to address the causes for the social stress.(14) If the threat of xenophobic-related violence and stigma is not dealt with, the consequences may be grave.

    In May 2008, local residents in working class areas throughout South Africa attacked foreign black workers due to xenophobia.(15) Studies done by the Consortium for Migrants and Refugees in South Africa in 2009 found that the foreigners were still under threat of violence and that little was done to address the causes of the attacks.(16) A similar wave of violence has not been seen since 2008, but a threat of future attacks still exists. Foreigners, and shop owners in particular, are still being threatened and beaten.(17)

    After the soccer world cup of June 2010, reports have been received of foreign nationals being threatened by violence.(18) On 20 July 2010, 16 people, most of them foreign nationals, were attacked in Kya Sands, Johannesburg.(19) After the attacks, the army was deployed to the area, despite Gauteng Provincial Community Safety Minister Khabisi Mosunkutu declaring they were not needed. The attacks ranged from assault and house breaking to theft, which ended in five people being taken to hospital.(20) No incidents have been reported since the attacks in Kya Sands, but the situation is being monitored closely.

    The problem with the threats of xenophobic attacks and the attacks in Kya Sands is that they come from different groups in South Africa.(21)

    • This is a problem as it showcases how society in general is convinced that the foreigners are to blame for all social stress found in South Africa. To make matters worse, several of the people making the threats believe they have the support of senior political leaders and thus making it socially and politically acceptable.(22)

    This is evidence of a society that is not taking the consequences of this situation seriously and that it is damaging towards the international reputation of the country. Even more grave, however, is the neglect of facing the root causes of the social stress. By blaming the foreigners for all the problems, the real causes are not dealt with and thus the problems will not be solved.

    • Patrick Bond argued that "Allowing immigrants to be blamed for crime and joblessness is a ‘scapegoat’ strategy for the government’s failure to address root causes of the social stress from mass unemployment and housing shortages."(23)

    A problem in South African society and politics is the accusation that the immigrants are to blame for the economic situation, the high level of unemployment and other problems facing struggling communities.(24) Since the violent xenophobic attacks in May 2008, little has been done to find the cause for the attacks and even less has been done to ensure it will not happen again.(25) If the Government and civil society do not take the situation seriously, there is no guarantee it will not happen again. If the situation is not dealt with it may continue to harm tourism, the country’s international reputation and geopolitical interests.

    The real issue that needs to be addressed is that of social stress – at a Governmental, regional and local level. Blaming all the ills on foreigners will not solve unemployment and crime levels. Instead the root causes must be identified and adequately addressed. Until then, the looming threat of xenophobia still threatens South Africa, and incidents such as the one in Kya Sands may escalate and spread across the country.

    report written by: Christine Storø http://www.polity.org.za/article/the-looming-threat-of-xenophobia-in-south-africa-2010-08-27


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    MY LETTER IN RESPONSE TO THE ABOVE:

  • August 28 2010 – Dear Ms Storø – As a retired Sunday Times of Johannesburg journalist, I have had oceans of time and thus have been monitoring the SA facebook pages on the subject of xenophobia – which you seem to interpret primarily as black South African ethnic groups targetting black foreign African ethnic groups. However it has probably escaped your attention that there is an overwhelming amount of hatespeech and calls to kill all the whites in South Africa on the Facebook pages of groups like Blackwash, the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, the Azanian People’s Liberation Army (APLA), the ANC and similar political groups. Eksteen Theresa panga attack victim Vermaansdrift Viljoenskroon AH Jan 25 2010 This is really getting way out of hand in fact and is also being followed up by direct action: a group of people in South Africa started monitoring the attacks on ‘whites’ from May 1 2010 just before the start of the World Cup 2010, and recorded an unprecedented number of often very cruel armed attacks – way out of proportion to their very small representation in the South African population. http://www.farmitracker.com/reports

  • I also started maintaining name lists of these ‘black-racists’ (as they are referred to by dr Gregory Stanton of Genocide Watch) . The persons spouting this hatespeech and incitement to kill all whites usually are leading members of local black South African communities, mainly Xhosas, and usually civil servants – who post anti-white and xenophobic hatespeech on Facebook and also are publicly quoted in the news media as doing so.  http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/08/black-racist-threats-to-kill-whites.html  It seemed to me that this was a very specific trend after I started monitoring this for a while.
  • IAntiWhiteSloganPublicHousingPortElizabethApril2009 also have for many years maintained a name-list of murdered white agrarians and smallholders in South Africa. Initially I kept a log in my car when working for the Sunday Times because I was often sent out to report on farm-attacks, and in the time before the internet it was essential to carry such statistics along when writing a story about it. I continued this log in retirement mainly because the South African Police Service stopped maintaining a ‘stand-alone’ list of these so-named ‘farm-attacks’ nor are they maintaining seperate lists of any of the deaths caused by xenophobic attacks. ( http://www.saps.gov.za click on documents for the stats)

    The death toll thus far on South African farms up to August 25 2010: 3,702 people. That does not include the large number of black female tribal land-owners who are murdered, usually torched to death with their female relatives, whenever they insist on occupying their inherited tribal land-sites. I maintain a seperate list of these female farm-murder victims on the same page because the modus-operandus of the farm-attacks is identical: white farmers are also often torched or mutilated and tortured extensively, just as these black-female farm victims are. My latest list of names: http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/08/farm-murder-death-list-1994-2010_26.html

    The international community lately is also taking note of these extraordinarily cruel murders of ‘whites’ (the vast majority of the attack-victims are Afrikaans-speaking whites) on farms and smallholdings, with the Unrepresented Nations and People’s Organisation in The Hague recently issuing a call for an international investigation.

    The US-based Genocide Watch organisation has also since 2002 been monitoring the growing spiral of violence and ethnic-warfare in South Africa, including the xenophobic attacks, ever since its first report in 2002 entitled: "Over 1000 Boer Farmers In South Africa Have Been Murdered Since 1991," followed in 2003 with  "Farmers tortured and murdered due to "racial hatred" – farm attack official investigation report"

    Dr Gregory Stanton,  founder of Genocide Watch, was also interviewed on TV, warned about what Stanton, who is a liberal academic in the USA who was a foreign monitor of the SA elections in 1994, referred to as an ‘approaching Boer Genocide’:

  • TV INTERVIEW: Dr Gregory Stanton, (interviewed by SA investigative journalist Susan Puren of M-web’s carte-blanche programme on the subject of the Boer Genocide in SA: 

  • CLIP 1
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    MY QUESTION TO YOU IS THE FOLLOWING:

      Perhaps with so many foreign experts now also growing increasingly concerned about the xenophobic attacks but also over the growing threats of a ‘white genocide’ in South Africa – together with the massive increase in hatespeech targetting whites in South Africa, you might also want to include these events in your area of expertise to present a more holistic of all of SA society? 

    AntiAfrikanerHatespeechPublicServantStrikeJohannesburgHospitalAug282010 WHITE BABYAntiAfrikanerHatespeechMFUNDO_DLUNGWANE MAY252010 KILL THE WHITE BABIESIt’s truly alarming to me that at the Steve Biko Hospital last week, a striking health-worker was carrying a printed poster produced by the POPCRU trade union, showing a picture of a white baby’s foot, and underneath it: "We don’t care’.  The man behind her bears a striking resemblance to Mr Mfundo Dlungwane, a public servant who helped coin the new slogan “One Bullet One White Infant” – and writing on 25 May 2010 on Facebook:

    This growing hatespeech also has a particularly powerful effect on the Afrikaner community in South Africa  – and they are becoming increasingly suspicious of the ANC-leadership ‘s intentions and many Afrikaans communities are also beginning to distrust the SA Police Service – while this community has always been very law-abiding due to their Calvinist background.

    Rapid impoverishment of more than 650,000 of the 3-m Afrikaners leads to massive resentment:

    AfrikanerPoorChildShackLife Johan Lamprecht Pic Leading Afrikaners now often refer to themselves as having become ‘strangers’ in ‘their own land’. Their rapid impoverishment due to their being barred from the job-market under the BEE-laws also leads to massive resentment of their present situation: more than 650,000 of the 3-million Afrikaners now are homeless and living in often very unsafe, little tented squatter-camps; and these ‘poor whites’ are moreover, very consistently refused access to any government benefits to help them survive, including government food-stamps and public housing. Only two private charities in South Africa help them with daily food aid: the Freedom Front Plus’ charity Volkshulp 2000, and the Solidarity Trade Union’s Helpende Hand (http://www.helpinghand.co.za) charity, which has more than 600 branches run by unpaid volunteers countrywide to help these poor Afrikaner families. Their living conditions are incredibly dismal.

    I thought it may interest you to know just a few of these details of ‘that other kind of xenophobia’ and the causes for it.

    Conclusion:

    To me it seems inevitable that, with the extremely poor and weak leadership right now, South Africa is heading for a full-scale race-war with impoverished communities of all ethnic groups battling each other for scarce resources: especially the clean-water supplies which now all are becoming very polluted with heavy-metals, mine and industrial waste-chemicals and human waste mainly due to the ANC-regime’s fraudulent rule and inefficiency, but also for (increasingly expensive) food, the shrinking number of jobs and housing. This week alone, the agricultural sector announced the loss of 61,000 unskilled jobs last year: the few remaining commercial farmers (no more than 20,000: there were 85,000 in 1994) are mechanising fast now —  in order to keep up with the growing demand for local staple-foods. Adriana Stuijt a.j.stuijt@knid.nl

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    NOTES XENOPHOBIA REPORT:

    (1) Contact Christine Storø through Consultancy Africa Intelligence’s Conflict & Terrorism Unit (conflict.terrorism@consultancyafrica.com).
    (2) Annie Kelly, ‘Warning of xenophobic violence in South Africa after World Cup’, The Guardian, 17 May 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk.
    (3) Athalie Crawford, ‘Counting the cost of our descent: Xenophobia in South Africa today, in New Routes, 1/2010, http://www.xenophobia.org.za.
    (4) Annie Kelly, ‘Warning of xenophobic violence in South Africa after World Cup’, The Guardian, 17 May 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk.
    (5) ‘Several hurt in xenophobic attacks’, News24.com, 20 July, 2010, http://www.news24.com.
    (6) Ibid.
    (7) Xenophobia – South Africa, http://www.xenophobia.org.za.
    (8) Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ethnicity and nationalism, 2002, London and Sterling, Virginia: Pluto Press.
    (9) Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, 2000, London: Verso
    (10) Lake, D.A. and Rothchild, D., ‘Containing Fear: The Origins and Management of Ethnic Conflict’ in International Security, Vol. (21)2: 41-75, Autumn 1996.
    (11) Ibid.
    (12) Patrick Bond, ‘World Cup, ‘resource course’ and xenophobia threats’, Pambazuka, Issue 481, 1 July 2010, http://www.pambazuka.org.
    (13) Statistics South Africa, ‘Latest key indicators’, 24 July 2010, http://www.statssa.gov.za.
    (14) Ibid.
    (15) Athalie Crawford, ‘Counting the cost of our descent: Xenophobia in South Africa today, in New Routes, 1/2010, http://www.xenophobia.org.za.
    (16) Ibid.
    (17) Ibid.
    (18) Annie Kelly, ‘Warning of xenophobic violence in South Africa after World Cup’, The Guardian, 17 May 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk.
    (19) Mail & Guardian online, ‘Police: No overnight attakcs in Kya Sands’, 21 July, 2010, http://www.mg.co.za.
    (20) Ibid.
    (21) Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), ‘Real Threats of Mass Xenophobic Violence after World Cup’, 11 May 2010, http://www.cormsa.org.za.
    (22) Annie Kelly, ‘Warning of xenophobic violence in South Africa after World Cup’, The Guardian, 17 May 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk.
    (23) Patrick Bond, ‘World Cup, ‘resource course’ and xenophobia threats’, Pambazuka, Issue 481, 1 July 2010, http://www.pambazuka.org.
    (24) Ibid.
    (25) Athalie Crawford, ‘Counting the cost of our descent: Xenophobia in South Africa today, in New Routes, 1/2010, http://www.xenophobia.org.za.

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  • Accused murderers of Dutch engineer accuse fingerprint expert of cheating

    Dutch structural engineer Sven Tideman was shot and bled to death in his bed on Aug 25 2008 because the murderers would not let his wife call an ambulance…

    August 25 2010 – PRETORIA HIGH COURT. The three black South African men charged with murdering the unarmed Dutch engineer Sven Tideman in his bed on Aug 25 2008, claimed in their defence that their fingerprints found by SAPS experts at the crime scene "could not have been theirs"… The fact that the widow Gerdy Tideman also identified them in her courageous testimony earlier in the trial, had apparently escaped their notice.

    Tideman Sven Dutch engineer shot dead Pretoria Aug252008 Mr Sven Tideman, a civil engineer from Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, was shot in his bed — and then slowly bled to death for an hour because the gunmen would not let his wife Gerdy phone an ambulance. Gerdy also was beaten black and blue during the attack in their heavily-fortified Pretoria home. The Dutch widow testified at the trial earlier. Tideman was  the chief project engineer for well-known suburban landmarks such as De Brinkhof and the Leien Square in his home town of Apeldoorn before emigrating to South Africa 27 years ago.

    Despite being above retirement age — the Dutch newspapers noted at the time (left) – he was still working ‘six days a week as project leader at hotel building projects.’  Article published in Apeldoorn newspaper on 4 September 2008: http://www.destentor.nl/regio/apeldoorn/apeldoorn/3655610/Moord-op-Sven-Tideman-schokt-oudcollegas.ece

    Elliot Calvin Ranape, 25, Lucas Velly Sefoka, 30, and Thabo Mamagobo, 26, said they were “definitely not” at the Rietondale, Pretoria house of 66-year-old Sven Tideman and his wife Gerdy. She testified earlier in the trial exactly how her husband was gunned down in the bed next to her  while she was held at gunpoint by another armed man.

    • Yesterday Ranape testified he was at his uncle’s wedding in Limpopo on the day of the murder. He claimed police already had his fingerprints and photo in their possession due to another case he was arrested for. The uncle was thus far not produced as a witness at the trial, however. 
    • The unemployed Sefoka testified he had to look after his siblings, aged 16 and 20, on the night of the crime. "I am the type of person who stays indoors… .I sleep at home every night."  Sefoka said he knew Ranape from chance meetings at a nearby tavern, but was not one of the "home boys" who used to spend time with Ranape. He insisted his fingerprint was not at the Tideman’s house and that he knew "absolutely nothing" about the case.
    • Mamagobo claimed his arrest came as "a big surprise" to him. He said police tried to convince him to become a state witness against the other two and when he refused, charged him in connection with a case in Cullinan, for which he was presently serving a five-year jail term. He said the fingerprint expert who testified in his trial had also testified in the Cullinan case, but he had never been present at either of the scenes.He insisted the expert had "chosen him at random" and was lying about the presence of his thumb print on a window frame at the Tideman house.

    The State prosecution on Monday asked for the conviction of all three accused on charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The defence claimed that there was ‘doubt about the fingerprint evidence.”Judge Sulet Potterill would deliver judgment on Friday. – Sapa http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=nw20100824183913887C411905

    ‘Sorry about that’ – gunman after shooting Dutch engineer – who bled to death…

    PRETORIA HIGH COURT – August 19 2010 – After the black gunman  had shot dead the unarmed Dutch architectural engineer Sven Tideman, 66,  on Aug 25 2008. the shottist said “sorry about that" to Gerdy, the victim’s wife of 40 years, she told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday, August 18 2010.

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    Tideman Sven Dutch engineer shot dead Pretoria Aug252008 Mr Sven Tideman, a civil engineer from Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, was shot in his bed — and then slowly bled to death for an hour because the gunmen would not let his wife Gerdy phone an ambulance. Gerdy also was beaten black and blue during the attack in their heavily-fortified Pretoria home. He had been the chief project engineer for well-known Dutch suburbian landmarks such as De Brinkhof and the Leien Square in the town of Apeldoorn before emigrating to South Africa 27 years ago. Despite being above retirement age — the Dutch newspapers noted at the time in September 2008 (left) – that he was still working ‘six days a week as project leader at hotel building projects.’ http://www.destentor.nl/regio/apeldoorn/apeldoorn/3655610/Moord-op-Sven-Tideman-schokt-oudcollegas.ece

    Mrs Tideman was giving evidence in the trial of three black men charged with killing her engineer husband Sven Tideman in the bedroom of their Rietondale home, in Pretoria. The couple were in bed at 02:00 when the gunmen kicked open their bedroom door.

    Elliot Calvin Ranape, 25, Velly Lucas Sefoka, 30, and Thabo Mamagobo, 26, have pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, robbery with aggravating circumstances and the illegal possession of firearms and ammunition. The widow wept as she described the events at 02:00 when the couple woke up when their bedroom door was kicked open. "We saw a man standing at the door. My husband saw the man pointing a gun at him. I saw a taller man standing on my side of the bed with a gun," she told the court.”The man at the door pointed the gun at my husband, while the other one pointed a firearm at my chest.

    Shot the unarmed white man in his bed:

    She then heard shots. "I will never forget it. Then my husband fell back against the pillow. The man who fired the shot put on the lights. He said they came for money… laptops… jewellery," the widow testified.

    "… I was frozen, lying in bed with my eyes blocked. The one next to me told me I’m not allowed to speak and I must lie quiet."The intruders emptied all the cupboards and the bedside tables, she testified. "My husband was still breathing. I tried to put my hand on him to show him I’m still okay. That was my mistake," she said.

    "Then the one (the man) next to me starting hitting me. It was terrible. My husband was still alive for an hour. He was bleeding to death beside me." Tideman said she was anxious to get help as her husband was still alive.

    "… The men filled up a plastic bag with things,” she testified. “They were very quick to leave. The one who shot at my husband was the last one to leave. He pointed and said he was sorry about that." She summoned help, but her husband had died by the time the police and paramedics arrived. The trial continues. – SAPA http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Sorry-about-that-killer-says-20100818 http://www.destentor.nl/regio/apeldoorn/apeldoorn/3655610/Moord-op-Sven-Tideman-schokt-oudcollegas.ece

    650,000 of adult Afrikaners have no income whatsoever

     

    Poor whites get three minutes of attention in Parliament

    Cape Town – The fast-growing numbers of poor white South Africans came under the spotlight in the National Assembly on Thursday."The increase in white poverty has, according to the (SA) Institute for Race Relations, has been more than 95%, and you’ve got more than 430,000 poor whites at this stage," Freedom Front Plus Chief Whip Corne Mulder told the House.

    Around Pretoria alone, there were more than 70 informal settlements where whites were residing.The Bureau for Market Research had indicated there were more than 650,000 whites, 16 years and older, who had no income whatsoever.

    Afrikaner poor Coronation Park camp Krugersdorp Pic Willem de Lange Aug 2010 Pictures : http://www.solidariteit-blog.co.za/een-dag-in-n-wit-plakkerskamp/

    Mulder said it was government’s contention that there was no distinction made between poor white or black people when it came to getting help, but this did not appear to be what was happening in practice.

    • "Is the government prepared to investigate this issue because it’s becoming more and more serious?" he asked Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

    Responding, Motlanthe said government “strove to attend to the needs of all poor South Africans, regardless of race.
    There is no barrier based on skin colour. What needs to happen is, where these communities are squatting… and they have no access to an income stream… they need to apply for RDP houses… ," he said.
    http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Poor-whites-in-Parliament-spotlight-20100819

    In March this year, SA predicent Jacob Zuma said during a visit visit to the Bethlehem squatter camp for poor Afrikaners that ‘during his first visit in 2008, it was an eye-opener for most South Africans who were surprised that poor white communities existed."People saw for the first time that there were poor whites," he said.

    AfrikanerPoorCoronationsquattercamp Willem de Lange Aug 2010 picturesMy personal comment: Afrikaners are being consistently denied all access to ‘RDP houses” as well as access to government benefit for the poor – including food-aid coupons and Motlanthe is trying to force them to  register for benefits at social welfare-agency satellite offices located only in black squatter camps. For more information contact http://www.helpendehand.co.za