News Jan 15 2011
15 January 2011 Leave a comment
Summary: Sutherland SAPS-student constable shot dead and one cop seriously injured in shoot-out with French farm-tenant; Delareyville farmer faces murder-rap after self-defence shooting of black attackers; young Ladybrand shopkeeper Lodie Grobler stabbed to death by berserker butchery-worker; Hout Bay residents believe they are safe when they are deliberately being kept in the dark about many violent crimes; a mob of 82 tribal Xhosas arrested for murdering Mr Mzawufunwa Madikizela in Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s mysterious tribal village of Bizana, Transkei…
Unnamed farmer faces murder rap after self-defence shooting of armed attacker, Jan 14 2011 Delareyville NW
2011-01-14 – DELAREYVILLE, NW. An unnamed farmer faces a murder-rap after he was forced to shoot dead one of two armed attackers in the bedroom of his farm, says SAPS Lt.col Legego Metsi. “The farmer was surprised by the two men who had broken into his bedroom by breaking a window, while he had left the homestead to offload his workers at their cottages.’ Gun-fire was exchanged and one of the attackers was shot dead while the second man escaped. A murder-charge has been lodged but the farmer was not arrested said Metsi. – Sapa http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Boer-skiet-rower-dood-20110114
Lodie Grobler, 27, Cambridge Wholesalers manager, Ladybrand, stabbed to death by butchery worker Jan14_2011
2011-01-15 LADYBRAND. Volksblad. Lodie Grobler, 27, Afrikaner manager of the Cambridge Wholesalers shop in Ladybrand, was stabbed to death by a berserker black employee after the butchery-worker became ‘dissatisfied’ over the results of an internal hearing just hours earlier. http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Pa-in-winkel-doodgesteek-20110115
Sutherland – SAPA reported Friday Jan 14 2011 at 23:21: A student-constable was killed in a North Cape farm shootout and another policeman was seriously injured. Police recovered portions of an arms cache allegedly belonging to a French tenant on this farm after they were called in by the farm-owner who was shot at when he had asked the long-time unpaying tenant to vacate his cottage.The man has fled into the mountains with other weapons after shooting at the police officers and the farm-family, and a Western Cape police task force has been called in to search for him when he fled into the mountains. http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/n-cape-farm-tenant-allegedly-kills-cop-1.1012272
January 15 2011 By Aziz Hartley – Hout Bay police have come under fire for “tardiness” in keeping the public informed about crime after a spate of criminal incidents in the area. On Wednesday, January 5, a woman was murdered in her home in the same street, Saddlers Close, where 23-year-old Conrad Griss was murdered in his home in April 2010. A day later a couple were robbed at their Marlin Crescent home in Hout Bay Heights, where residents have complained of intruders being on their properties late at night.
- Hout Bay police did not inform the public of either of the crimes nor appeal for assistance from residents. Police released information only after the Cape Times followed up complaints from residents. Hout Bay police spokesperson Tanya Lesch said no suspects had been identified in the Marlin Crescent robbery. She would not respond to questions about the January 5 murder, saying it was a matter for provincial authorities. The investigation into Griss’ murder was continuing, she said.
Len Swimmer, chairman of the Residents Association of Hout Bay, said yesterday: “It is totally unacceptable that Hout Bay residents are not given information by police. It puts people’s lives in danger if they don’t know how serious crime is. If the community knows the true state of affairs they can take better precautions. The notion of feeling safe is untrue and police are not giving the information to people. I met a lady who was attacked in Milner Avenue last week and R1000, her cellphone and handbag were stolen. There is crime in Imizamo Yetho, in Hangberg, Hout Bay Heights and in the valley. Police must tell us.”Jeremy Rich, who told the Cape Times about the January 5 murder, said he did not know why Hout Bay police had not made a statement about it. “A lot of residents are concerned and are wondering why no information has been made public,” he said.
We do NOT release reports on all the crime-incidents…
Provincial police spokesman November Filander admitted that “we do not release reports on all incidents and it also depends on the investigating officer on the case. But when specific questions are asked we will respond.” Hout Bay Community Policing Forum chairman Jim McKenna said he did not know why information about the crimes was not made public. He was unaware of the Saddler’s Close murder and said there had not been “a big upsurge” in crime but “a couple of incidents”. – Cape Times http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/hout-bay-in-the-dark-about-murder-1.1012359
82 people arrested for mob-murder in Bizana – birthplace of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: killed was tribal relative, Mr Mzawufunwa Madikizela, 34
January 15 2011 BIZANA, Transkei. More than 80 people have been arrested and charged with the murder of a tribal relative of Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in her birthplace Bizana. The mob-murder was confirmed by East-Cape SAPS capt Mlungisi Matidane. 82 people were arrested at Dutyini village after they “allegedly assaulted 34-year-old Mzawufunwa Madikizela to death a few days earlier. ‘Mr Madikizela had gone to his late younger brother’s house to query why his sister-in-law was entertaining her boyfriends there. He was not impressed with that conduct. He felt it was disrespectful to his late brother’s memory. A shootout is said to have ensued at the property on that day, but nobody was injured. Community members had no information who was shooting and why.” Matidane said ‘community members then decided to hold a meeting and called in Mr Madikizela for group-questioning. “During their meeting on Friday, they were not satisfied with his answers. He was mass-assaulted right there and then, and died on the scene.” The 82 were arrested and would appear at the Bizana Magistrate’s Court Monday.
- Mrs Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born in Bizana, Transkei: her mother died when she was eight and Winnie graduated from the Afrikaans-language Jan Hofmeyer School of Social Work in Johannesburg…
- PIC: Bizana, Xhosaland St Theresa Primary school –
- The satellite picture of Google blocks Bizana with white clouds. It is located near Umzimvubuport, coordinates 31° 34′ 0″ South, 29° 24′ 0″ East its original namewith diacritics is Bizana.
- Bizana schools funded by Dutch religious charity in 2007 despite massive funding from SA gov’t : pictures http://www.stichtingprojectlevenreddentoekomstschenken.nl/projecten.html
- East Cape overspent edu-budget by R3,1-billion: