Afrikaans toddlers in armed attacks; Afrikaner dies in SAPS custody
29 November 2010 Leave a comment
- “Pray – you will not see tomorrow,’ armed black attackers tell unarmed Afrikaans family…
2010-11-29 Six-year-old Zane Visser hid in his dad’s Land Rover after armed black attackers had dragged his injured father George from the vehicle and dumped in their homestead in Donkerhoek near Pretoria.
- This is the fourth attack against Afrikaner families in the Boschkop police district within a month, reports Hilda Fourie.
Attacked were George Visser, his life-partner Zelda Keulder and little Zane, 6.The black attackers held the Afrikaners at gunpoint and screamed vicious racist abuse at them throughout their Saturday-night ordeal. Visser was shot in the neck through the windshield of his car just after he had fetched the little boy from a birthday party.After he was shot the dad grabbed his little boy and told him to hide in the back of the vehicle.”I started praying out loud.’ said Ms Keulder, 36, speaking to the news media at the Pretoria hospital where her partner was operated on. “One of the attackers yelled that I had better pray louder because none of us will see tomorrow.’ She was working inside the house at 9pm when she heard five shots fired in rapid succession. An armed black man ran into the front door, pistol-whipped her and threw her on the floor of the bedroom.Two black men then followed and dumped the injured Mr Visser next to his partner.The couple was brutally beaten, pistol-whipped.”They told us we were not going to make it,’ said Keulder. “I prayed and asked Dear Jesus to please help these attackers and to forgive them for what they were going to do to us.
‘ Where is the child? ‘
The attackers then asked them: ‘ where is the child’ and went outside to drag the terrified little Zane from the vehicle.
- The attackers were frightened off when a vehicle arrived at the homestead: it was Mr Visser’s mom Leona, who lives just a few kilometres away from them and stopped by to fetch some pain-medication. This scared the attackers off. The family is convinced that they would have been murdered if it hadn’t been for his mother’s timely arrival. Nothing was robbed. Zane needed trauma-counselling for his ordeal. “I wish something can be done about this,’ said Keulder. “We live in a society where everybody just wants to flee overseas. If only we can give everybody jobs…’ http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Bid-maar-julle-gaan-nie-more-sien-nie-20101128
As only became known several days later, two-year-old Antonella Del Fabbro was also attacked at a Mooiplaats smallholding while she was asleep between her parents.
Armed attackers had fired at the sleeping family from outside their homestead and the parents were injured. When the first bullet hit dad Marco, 35, he grabbed the toddler girl from the bed and hid her in the hallway, telling her to stay put. He then returned to the bedroom while the shots were still being fired to help his wife Monya, 37. As he pulled her off the bed she was shot in a foot while he was shot another three times.
Eight spent bullet-cartridges were later found outside the bedroom window.
Del Fabbro told Beeld that they had just fallen asleep when they heard sounds at the window and the shooting started – just like that, from the outside.
“It is ludicrous to wake up because you are being shot at,’ he said. When I realised we were under fire I grabbed the little one and put her in the hallway. As I grabbed my wife and pushed her into the hallway too, my wife was shot in the foot and I was shot in the back. By that time they had already fired bullets into my hip.” Their twelve-year-old daughter Anya woke up from the shots in her bedroom. Four armed black men then climbed through the couple’s shattered bedroom window and ordered Del Fabbro at gunpoint to stand up and lie on the bed to be ‘tied up’. He said he couldn’t walk because bullets were fired into his legs and thigh. Another black man then walked into Anya’s room where the two girls were cowering, pointed a gun at their mother and ordered her back to the main bedroom. The two girls were left behind weeping and terrified, alone in the room while the gang plundered the main bedroom and fled. “I would not wish this on my worst enemy,’ said Del Fabbro. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Pa-4-keer-deur-ruit-geskiet-20101128
- It is important to notice from the two articles above that Beeld newspaper did not publish formal comment from the local investigating police.
Afrikaner security-technician Riaan Petrus Velloen, 37, killed by SAPS in custody, Florida police cells, Roodepoort S.Africa – nobody charged
2010-11-29 Amanda Roestoff reports that 37-year-old Afrikaner security-cameras technician Riaan Petrus Velloen was beaten up so brutally by the Florida police in Roodepoort that he died in the police cells. There were no charges against Velloen when he died in police custody, said his mother-in-law Mrs Ria Hogan, 50, the grand-mother of his son Kevin Hogan, 15. “Police claim he was drunk but he was not a drinker. We don’t know why he was arrested and there have been no formal charges lodged through the charge office,’ she said. She said her daughter received a phone call from Riaan’s sister – who informed him that he was beaten to death in the police cells. SAPS spokesman Lt.col. Lungelo Dlamini confirmed that he has died while in police-custody and that a ‘murder-dossier was opened to investigate ‘the incident’. Hogan said the family have no idea where he was arrested, or why. “It’s so heart-sore, because he was a kind, loving man who always tried to make you happy even if he had to put his own needs last. The police should be there to protect people – one cannot trust them any longer.’ His son Kevin was devastated about his father’s death. “He always listened to everything I ever told him and I will miss all the special things we did together. Velloen’s remains have not yet been released for burial because the investigation has not been completed. The SAPS ‘would not say whether any of the arresting officers would be criminally charged or prosecuted in an internal hearing…’
This year thus far 566 people have died in SAPS custody from Jan to Nov 30 2010.
Throughout the entire apartheid-era up to 75 people died in police-custody throughout the period between 1963 and 1994.
Official reports – deaths in police custody during apartheid:
Afrikaans farmer Willie Nel of Hammanskraal awarded R500,000 damages, wife Ester Nel R140,000. Adv Marius Bouwer, operational commander of SAPS anti-corruption unit awarded R205,000 in damages by Pretoria High Court – all for false arrests and vicious beatings in SAPS custody, Nov 23 2010:
November 28, 2010 US journalist Carol Forsloff writes:
“South Africa is in the crucible of violence, with daily clamors for help from individuals across the country, especially white minorities now a target of violence, the rest of the world has ignored. On the pages for the United States Department of State, the list of countries underlined by America as having problems in human rights is lengthy. These pages do not, however, include South Africa.
Perhaps this is an example of being politically correct on racial matters, since to respond to the issue of black on white violence may have repercussions to the major power’s messages on human rights as being specific to minorities of color as opposed to white groups.
“The United Nations and international human rights organizations make declarations frequently about human rights problems in Somalia, Kenya, Nigeria and other African countries on matters related involving everything from child trafficking to drug abuse. Again the criminal violations against white groups in South Africa are conspicuous by that absence.
“A short entry on Facebook today by a white South African journalist brings a plaintive statement of his not being able to tolerate the problems anymore.
“I just don’t know what to do any more. We should move, but where to? I don’t think I can take living here much longer. I haven’t slept properly for three weeks.”
” This is a voice that speaks of a hurt so deep and awful that many of the people of South Africa are fearful every day. It is a fear addressed in social media, but the major countries of the world do not address, although the problems are severe.
“Every day speaks of violence and deprivation’, Forsloff notes:
Picture above: “Impoverished, homeless Afrikaners waiting for food handouts from private charity of the opposition party Afrikaner Freedom Front on Nov 28 2010 at the small Pretoria suburb of Die Moot: “Doomed, waiting for food-handouts, without any hope of being allowed to even work in the country of their birth,” wrote Annie Kalahari, a journalist with experience in South Africa now living in the Netherlands, who writes regularly of the desperation of many people. “
Forsloff: ” It is a desperation that those who live in the country say needs not solitary voices in the proverbial wilderness but a chorus of shouts so the powers of the world pay attention…” http://greenheritagenews.com/entries/front-page/major-powers-ignore-plight-of-white-minorities-of-south-africa
Outspoken Afrikaans author fired as columnist for saying she “didn’t like blacks because of the violence”:
Annelie Botes, author of award-winning books such as Thula-thula and Puzzle-Child (about autism), willl no longer publish her column in the Afrikaans daily Die Burger ‘s East-Cape edition said its (non-white) editor Zelda Jongbloed. “We fired her’. She was quoted in the Rapport Sunday paper yesterday as saying that ‘she didn’t like black people because of the violence (against her own people). I am terrified of them.’
- also: “Afrikaners besieged, assaulted, mutilated, tortured and murdered” http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/11/afrikaners-besieged-mutilated-tortured.html
- also: “Black Kagiso residents don’t want poor whites in their township“- http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/11/whites-not-allowed-in-kagiso-township.html