Boer child 3, massacred with parents on FS farm

Potgieter, Willemien (3), mom Wilma (36), dad Attie Potgieter, (40) massacred, farm Tweefontein, Lindley Free State Dec 1 2010 

Dec 1 2010 – LINDLEY, Free State. The executed body of 3-year-old Willemien Potgieter was found on Thursday together with the bodies of her murdered parents Attie, 40 and Wilma, 36 on the farm Tweefontein, between Lindley and Steynsrus. The black male killers left behind a message in Sotho: “We killed them. We will be back.’

Potgieter Willemien 3 massacred on Lindley farm execution style Dec12010

Potgiter Wilna and Attie massacred on Lindley FreeState farm by Sothospeakers with small child Willemien 3

The Boer wife and child were shot to death execution-style: the farmer was beaten to death. A farm worker discovered the massacre on Thursday said SAPS sergeant Majang Mosupa.  East-Free State police said the Afrikaans family very likely was murdered by a large group of black males a earlier.  Six people are expected to appear in court after the police arrested them on the farm and three more were arrested in Lindley. ttp://www.koerant.co.za/nuus/3-jarige-meisie-saam-met-ouers-doodgeskiet-in-plaasaanval-2508

The murderers took the little girl alone to an outside room and shot her dead – execution style with a shot to the back of her little head. Beeld newspaper apologetically explained – without providing any proof — that this ‘was probably done so that the killers would not be identified by the little girl later.’ They then took her little body and dumped it on top of her murdered mother in the main bedroom of the homestead.

After slaughtering the little girl – affectionately called ‘Willemientjie” by her family, the killers hacked the father to death, probably with a  panga, outside the homestead near the backdoor.  

The Potgieter couple would have celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary this week, said his brother and neighbouring farmer Arno Potgieter of Van Tondersrust farm. “It’s so unreal. a bitter, bitter shock.’

The family were alone at home at the time of the massacre: a plate of food was still inside the microwave oven, waiting to be eaten. Volksblad newspaper reporters that at the time they visited the farm, his body was still there: covered up by a sheet.

It has been reported by reliable sources that farm workers were paid R500 each for information about the family’s movements before the armed men arrived to kill them. Mrs Potgieter was the assistant branch-manager of the East Freestate-Cape Agricultural company’s Arlington branch. Mr Potgieter was a caretaker-farmer on behalf of its owner Alex MaCaskill, who lives at Marquard and farms on a neighbouring farm with livestock.

Col Sam Makhele of the SAPS provincial department said the majority of the six arrested suspects – they are still seeking another one – are males in their twenties. They confiscated a blood-spattered 9mm handgun in a squatter hut near Lindley, and another firearm was found at the crime scene. Bloodied credit cards belonging to the Potgieters also were located during the arrests.

Volksblad journalist Charles Smith quotes a deeply angered André Botha, security chairman of the pro-ANC Agri-SA union, as saying that ‘South Africa should be ashamed for those people in its population who would murder a three-year-old child and her parents. “The child was no threat to them. You can only make one concluion: it’s a sick society, a sick community and its sick people who can this. Those men ‘went to the most extreme measures when they could have just robbed the Potgieters,’ he fumed. “It says something about our society. There’s a lack of morality and a lack of respect for human lives.’

He asked: “Why is the government so silent?  What chance of survival did a woman and a child have against six men. And then to ambush the husband and murder him too, is barbaric.’ Nevertheless, he hastened to add, “the murders aren’t the fault of the ruling ANC but merely a cowardly crime act.’

Massacres of the Boers  is ‘a direct result of ANC genocidal hate-speech slogans..” – Afriforum

Less politically-correct organisations such as the Afrikaans civil-rights movement Afriforum sharply criticised the government and the massacre of the Potgieter family  – pointing out that these are the direct result of the ANC’s genocidal hatespeech slogans such as “Shoot the Boer  ( dubul’ ibhunu ) and “Kill the Boer’.  On Monday, the Pro-Afrikaans Action group protested outside the Johannesburg High Court against the ANC’s application to have their socalled ‘struggle song” dubulí’bhunu unbanned.

KILL THE BOER PROTEST T_SHIRTS JOBURG COURT NOV292010

http://www.koerant.co.za/nuus/3-jarige-meisie-saam-met-ouers-doodgeskiet-in-plaasaanval-2508

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

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