News Oct 16 2010
16 October 2010 Leave a comment
Summary: Afrikaner smallholders Jan and Elizabeth Smit tortured to death in ‘safe’ Stilbaai, SC; the Boer-genocide: then and now: farming is not for sissies says actor in Afrikaans farming-movie; ANC-regime is rotten to its core;
“The deeply-religious couple had moved from Lydenburg to find peace at Stilbaai, where they could be safe…’
15 Oct 2010 04:45 An Afrikaner couple, Jan and Elizabeth Smit, were found tortured to death – the wife was impaled on a garden fork – on their farm near Jongensfontein outside the retirement town of Stilbaai in the Southern Cape.
A family friend found the bodies of 62-year-old Jan Smit and his 57-year-old wife Elizabeth on Thursday. The traumatised friend spotted the woman’s body impaled on a garden fork when she peered through their lounge window. Police spokespman Malcom Pojie said both bodies also were “heavily bruised and bound with rope”. A man has been questioned.
“As the investigation unfolded, they took a man in for questioning late last night. He is from Riversdale and is currently being question by the organised crime investigation unit,” he added. Autopsies are set to be carried out on the couple to determine the exact cause of death: this might take a while: there is a severe shortage of forensic-experts in SA.
The couple used to own a coffee shop in Stilbaai and had moved to the ‘peaceful area’ from Lydenburg in Mpumalanga a number of years ago. Dominee Willie Gouws of the NG congregation in Stilbaai said he had known the man and woman well.
“They weren’t registered members of the NG Church but they were very religious people.” Another Stilbaai resident, Philip Claasen, said the people of the town were shocked. “It is totally unheard-of in Stilbaai. And totally unacceptable. Keep in mind that 60% of the residents of Stilbaai are older than 60. It is a retirement town and the residents here are very exposed.”There has definitely been an increase in crime recently. There are several elderly residents who live on smallholdings here,” said Claassen. He described the deceased as good, friendly people.
By late Thursday, no one had yet been arrested in connection with the murders. People with more information about the murders were asked to call police’s toll free StopCrime number on 08600 10111
Boer Genocide: then and now:
Rozanne Meyer writes that many hundreds of Afrikaners made emotional tributes on Sunday October 10 2010 to the many tens-of-thousands of their forebears who died for their freedom and for justice 111 years ago. The organisation was arranged by Solidarity Helping Hand ‘s charity organisation and the Heritage Foundation of Centurion.
“In 1902, some 23,000 Boer children and 4,000 Boer women had lost their lives during the British government’s scorched-earth campaign against the independent Boer nation – dying miserable deaths in the inhuman Boer concentration camps which the British had erected across southern Africa after burning down their farms and marching off the women and children at gunpoint… At the outset of the Second Freedom War against the British in 1899, the total Boer-population was about 322,000. Nearly one out of every 10 Afrikaners died in these British tented hellcamps within just a few months. Click here for pictures
Rozanne Meyer writes: “Now we are faced with the same horror once again: there are more than 800,000 unemployed, homeless Afrikaners living in dismal squatter camps and slowly starving to death because they are denied all access to the job-market and even denied food-aid from the ANC-regime; nearly 4,000 Afrikaner farmers have been murdered – and more than 30,000 Afrikaner-whites have died in violence in the cities in the ‘New South Africa’ under the ANC-regime. There are 3-million Afrikaners today. Per capita of the entire population, Afrikaner whites are being murdered more than any other population group in the country.
Farming is not for sissies in South Africa – actor David Rees
South African actor David Rees, who just completed his role as a sheep-farmer in the Afrikaans movie, “Susanna van Biljon, live your dream’.. said ‘farming is not for sissies in South Africa’: they understand that they are actually caring for every South African.’ http://www.landbou.com/boereblogs/susanna-van-biljon-n-lekker-sa-storie
He has been an actor for the past 22 years and is best-known to the general public in South Africa for his role as Nick in the soapie Egoli. He has already made tracks in the streets of Hollywood and Chicago, but wants to stay in South Africa to continue his acting career’ he said.
He said acting the role of Dirk, the sheepfarmer, in movie producer Karl Marx’s latest Afrikaans film, Susanna van Biljon, leef jou droom. made him realise ‘that farmers are cultured and stylish.” http://www.landbou.com/multimedia/videos/susanna-van-biljon-voorprent
Referring to the huge number of Afrikaner farmers being murdered on their homesteads under the ANC-regime, he could not understand ‘why the government does not look after its farmers better. They are supposed to take care of all South Africans,’ he said. “Farmers often themselves were raised on farms and they have a close affinity and knowledge of the production- and marketing side of the business. The government should create a cooperative with farmers because it will be to everybody’s advantage,’ he said.
Susanna van Biljon
David says the movie was filmed on various farms in the Uniondale region – but he himself also was raised on a smallholding in the Honeydew/Muldersdrift region, and his dad planted maize and had some cattle. “I had to help hold the animals during slaughter, and so he developed a natural knack which he was able to apply in his role, he said.
He had a message for those farmers who feel hopeless and powerless in their present dire situation: “I have as an actor always remembered my dreams, and many people dream of owning a farm and to farm. It’s a great privilege.’