Nylstroom Afrikaner family not guilty of trumped-up charges

 

The huge contingent of cops beat up the six-member Afrikaner farm family —  egged on by Nylstroom SAPS commander Mayila’s order: “…shoot dead anyone who resists…

DuPreez Jan Frances terrorised by Nylstroom SAPS trreated like dogs 2010-08-10 – Thirty SAPS members in 15 vehicles descended on the Du Preez farm near Nylstroom, with station commander Mayila shouting: “I order you to shoot dead anyone who resists…’  Fortunately, the entire violent incident was recorded on video… and the Nylstroom magistrate’s court , after viewing these horrendous scenes, was able to rule that the Afrikaner farm family had been framed by the SAPS… and that the six Du Preez family members were completely innocent of any wrongdoing…

Jan and Frances du Preez, left, of Nylstroom have been ‘treated like dogs’ by the SAPS over the past six years, writes Sondag newspaper. The family has suffered through two false arrests and the SAPS Minister was ordered by a court to pay him R500,000 in damages. He is being  terrorised so relentlessly by the local SAPS that the family is planning to vacate their beloved family farm, fearing the very people who are supposed to protect them after the entire family was arrested recently. Picture by  Nicolene Olckers: http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/ERG-GEKNEUS

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Short Gerhard and Rene arrested for making citizens arrest of 8 farm attackers 20090910 This event is very similar to the way in which the Magaliesburg SAPS was terrorising the Short family of De Wildt in 2009 after he had carried out a citizen’s arrest of a large group of black men who had threatened to kill him and his family on their farm… (picture right)

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  Over the past six years the entire six-member Du Preez family of Nylstroom has been illegally arrested twice, beaten up, and terrorised. The Nylstroom family has talked about vacating their beloved family farm – fearing the very people who are supposed to protect them. The first attack by the local SAPS came on the evening of May 8 2004, when he was kidnapped from his farm and taken to Pretoria — and as it was later described by a black judge —  “kidnapped by a reckless police force’. To this day, Du Preez does not know why he was arrested because after he was kidnapped, the SAPS had suddenly dropped ‘their case’ against him. On 5 March 2009 he won his case of illegal arrest and the court ordered the SAPS to pay him R500,000 in damages. An SAPS commander had driven personally from Pretoria to apologise to the Afrikaner farmer.

Scarcely two months later, Du Preez suddenly started receiving visits from an arrogant SAPS inspector, Pieter Booyse of the Nylstroom police, who arrived for a so-called ‘routine-inspection’ and demanded the right to arrest all his farm-workers right there on the spot. Booyse allegedly claimed the workers were illegal aliens – before even checking their documents. However each of his workers was able to show legal documentation – so Du Preez chased Booyse and his comrades from his farm. Several days later, he heard that his workers were set upon by the SAPS at Pienaarsrivier and badly beaten up. http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/ERG-GEKNEUS

On August 10 2010, Sondag newspaper reported that the Nylstroom SAPS had descended with a huge horde and amidst loud cheering on the farm of Jan du Preez and arrested the entire family this time – Jan, wife Frances and four children, Anton, 30, Yolandi, 27, Tanya 23, and Werner, 21. The SAPS had no arrest warrants and beat the bewildered father so badly that he had to be rushed to Pretoria for emergency surgery.

Du Preez family homestead raided by SAPS Nylstroom 10Aug2010 BLOUBLIKSEMS SONDAG ‘What evil did this family commit to deserve this?’ asked Sondag’s journalist; replying:  “ Nothing. That was the court’s decision this week after viewing a video-recording showing how the SAPS bullies descended on the Du Preez family, and bashed Yolandi and Frances around. The charge sheet contained 30 charges – all pure thumb-suck, ruled the court. The court also ruled that this family was as harmless as ginger-bread.”

One cannot say the same thing about the SAPS. Amongst others, the court in Nylstroom heard that the SAPS threatened the family with rape, threatened that they would be shot dead, and committed purjury in a court of law just to frame this family for non-existent crimes – lodging 30 thumb-suck charges against them…

  • Writes Sondag newspaper: “ Fortunately, this animal-behaviour by these cops was recorded on a video camera. That’s why the court ruled in favour of the family and discharged them. While the family was being bashed about and attempts were made to load them into police vans, one detective surnamed Nienaber had casually strolled up to Jan Du Preez and told him that ‘the easiest way out would be to cooperate with your family and get into the police vans.’  When Du Preez asked him why they were being arrested, Nienaber shrugged: “I don’t know what the story is all about…’

These  facts were recorded on the video – which we are still trying to obtain a copy of.

This event is very similar to the way in which the Magaliesburg SAPS was terrorising the Short family of De Wildt in 2009 after he had carried out a citizen’s arrest of a large group of black men who had threatened to kill him and his family on their farm… (picture left, details below this article)

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Article headline: “BLOU BLIKSEMS”, reporter: Inge Liebenberg SONDAG Afrikaans tabloid, date 10 August 2010 http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/BLOU-BLIKSEMS

 

Du Preez family homestead raided by SAPS Nylstroom 10Aug2010 BLOUBLIKSEMS SONDAG

Article headline: “BLOU BLIKSEMS”, reporter: Inge Liebenberg SONDAG Afrikaans tabloid, date 10 August 2010 http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/BLOU-BLIKSEMS

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About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

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