Marthie Erasmus killed with sledgehammer Moedwil, Koster
4 December 2010 Leave a comment
2010-12-03 – KOSTER, NW – A group of armed black males attacked an Afrikaans farm couple on the farm Hartbeesfontein, in the Moedwil district of Koster, near Rustenburg North West on December 2, 2010. Mrs Marthie Erasmus, 63, was tied up on her bed and then the gang bludgeoned the defenceless woman to death with a sledgehammer – for no apparent reason.
Husband Chris Erasmus, also 63, was tied to his chair and brutally beaten about the face and eyes. He managed to free himself after the attackers fled with their loot: they used a bakkie from the farm as an escape vehicle but it was later found overturned, abandoned near Rustenburg by investigating police.
The deeply distraught Chris – recovering in Rustenburg hospital with head- and left-eye injuries from the brutal beatings he received – is a cancer-patient who just underwent chemo-therapy. “I am very heartsore,’ he told Afrikaans newspaper from his hospital bed. “She just celebrated her 63th birthday a week ago.’
The couple have two children, daughter Annelise, 37 and son Louis, 35. Mr Erasmus said the gang also wanted to kill him but he said; “no my wife is murdered now why do you want to kill me too I still have children to look after. Then they told me to ‘pasop” (be careful) and left.’
The attackers stole a microwave oven, R10,000 cash, guns from the registered gun-safe, jewellery, clothing and the family Christmas gifts. Mr Erasmus managed to losen his bonds after a while and went to the farm-foreman’s house – who let him use his cellphone to call his son Louis Erasmus.
The Agri-North West farming union spokesman Boeta du Toit said there has been a spate of attacks in the North West region. He’s convinced that the cruel farm-attacks are the direct cause of the irresponsibe behaviour by the ruling authorities such as the Cosatu trade union movement. He urged residents to get involved in the self-defence units in the region and asked them to phone Agri-Northwest at 0 018 ?632 3612.
SAPS spokesman Sam Tselanyane said they were investigating charges of ‘house robbery and murder’. Nobody was arrested. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/16-pond-hamer-eis-vasgebinde-vrou-63-20101203
LATEST REPORTS OF AFRIKANERS MURDERED ON FARMS AND IN CITIES FIRST WEEK OF DECEMBER 2010:
Up to Dec 3 2010: Attacks average one a day until it goes up during up to two a day during the world cup 2010, peaks to twenty a on July 29 2010, and drops down to average TEN A DAY by September 2010 with two peaks to 12 and 15 in August and September, dropping to average nine a day in November 2010.