Farmer Jurie Louw of Krugersdorp dies from beating
It has been brought to our attention by one of our members who sent us a brief notice from The Cradle News, a community paper published in the Cradle of Humankind region and surroundings, that the Kromdraai farmer Jurie Louw, 38, has died on December 13 2010 from injuries sustained in a vicious assault by black men armed with a hatchet and a knobkierie on the night of Nov 27-28 2010. He had been taken in comatose condition to hospital when he was found next to his car. He died on December 13 from his injuries. Nothing was robbed. Police described it as an ‘armed robbery’ at the time.
A neighbour had reportedly found the farmer next to his Toyoto Corolla’s opened doors and a flat tyre on the tar-road leading to his farm on Nov 28. He had suffered ‘serious facial, leg and back injuries’ and was rushed to the local hospital, . Doctors said the injuries show that he was assaulted by someone with a hatchet and another person with a knobkierie, a ‘traditional weapon’.
Local SAPS w/o Dennis Jones told Beeld newspaper that he believed that the Boer was attacked either late Friday evening or in the early-morning hours of Saturday November 28 2010. The police confirmed that ‘an unknown number of black men had gained access to the Louw farmhouse.” The police ‘could not say’ whether anything was robbed but they were at the time of his hospitalisation, not investigating attempted any attempted murder charges, only ‘armed robbery’. The farm is located near the Brookwood trout farm and the rural Kloofzicht Tourist Lodge. The police tried to interrogate the comatose farmer in hospital but unsurprisingly, ‘were ‘unable to communicate’ with him.
And just as unsurprisingly no-one was arrested as far as we are aware: the SAPS specialised farm-tracking units which could have followed their traces were disbanded during ex-pres Thabo Mbeki ‘s inept reign. The SAPS did lift ‘fingerprints’ off the abandoned car but did not bother with DNA traces – which are no use at all because South Africa does not have a no centralised DNA-database due to the ANC’s excessive obsession with ‘privacy laws’. Beeld report: http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Boer-erg-geslaan-sukkel-om-te-praat-na-aanval-20101128