Tolstoy Schoeman, 86, last scion of original Boer family Hartbeespoort
13 January 2011 4 Comments
Tolstoy Schoeman, (86) last Boer scion of original Hartbeespoort Schoeman family brutally murdered
Thursday 13 January 2011 By Cynthia Dreyer, Madibeng Pulse – Shock waves are still rippling through the Hartbeespoort Community at the news of the murder on his Badplaas farm Vygeboom on 16 December of Tolstoy Schoeman, elder son of the founder of Hartbeespoort, Johan Schoeman and grandson of Boer-Generaal Hendrik Schoeman. He had been farming in the Badplaas area for 46 years and was described as an extremely calm and gentle person.
Tolstoy’s younger brother was Lincoln Schoeman who lived in Hartbeespoort for many years before his death several years ago. Tolstoy farmed on the southern side of Hartbeespoort Dam near where Pecanwood is situated today. Tolstoy and his wife Güdryn (65) were sleeping when robbers gained access to the farmhouse through the back door, according to a report at the time in www.beeld.com. They attacked Schoeman who put up a terrific fight, after which they tied up his hands and feet then strangled him using his pyjama pants. The robbers then demanded money and arms from Güdryn and shoved her into her car to draw money at an ATM. According to police, it seems as if the robbers knew exactly where the car keys of Mrs Schoeman’s Honda Tazz were kept. They also appeared to have used a duplicate kitchen door key to gain access to the house. After driving to an ATM in Machadadorp, the robbers forced their victim to draw money and then drove in the direction of Carolina. On the way there they overturned the car and then fled the scene on foot. When police discovered the wreck with the injured Güdryn inside, she told them about the attack on the farm on Tolstoy and that she suspected that her husband was dead.
Güdryn was taken to hospital in Carolina and then transferred to a Barberton clinic. Police have detained suspects after they allegedly boasted in a local tavern about having murdered one old person and having robbed a second one. On Monday, MadibengPulse will publish a comprehensive commemoration with photos of the Schoeman brothers as youngsters on their farm.
Farm murders in South Africa – According to the website “Nicolas Stix Uncensored” Mr. Tolstoy Schoeman’s death brings the total number of South African farmers and their families murdered since 1994 to at least 3,132, although some believe the number is as high as 3,700. Although the actual figures are covered up by the South African police and a controlled international media, it is widely estimated that the total number of South African whites murdered since 1994 is in excess of 35,000. http://www.madibengpulse.co.za/?Task=system&CategoryID=31646&HeadingText=News+130111+tolstoy#NISSAN http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/2010/12/tolstoy-schoeman-rip-south-african.htm