Crime reports Jan 31 2011

summary: Remains of murdered Jeff Erasmus of Welkom recovered from waterhole; murdered white male in brown overalls found in Soshanguve; Afrikaans teen escapes 3hr hostage-ordeal at Villieria video shop; white English-speaking cyclist Ian Mackey survives stabbing at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain; 3 top black Pietersburg cops arrested for helping an armed robber of local white families escape from justice.

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Remains of murdered Jeff Erasmus, 66, recovered from Klippan waterhole, Welkom FS Jan292011

2011-01-30 Tom de Wet. WELKOM. Sixty-six year old Jeff Erasmus went missing from his townhouse in December 2009. He was reported missing after his locked-in dog was rescued by neighbours. The only thing missing  from Jeff Erasmus’ house was a blanket from his bed. A month later, anglers discovered a ‘neatly-amputated’ lower-leg in the deep waterhole at Klippan.

Two ‘bywoners’ on his farm, Wessel Nagel, 38 and Anthony Cas Killian, 41, were initially arrested for his murder, but because police-divers were unable to locate the rest of Erasmus’ remains in the deep and sewerage-polluted pan, the charges were temporarily withdrawn. However on Thursday there was a breakthrough in the case and these two men were rearrested together with four others – one an agricultural department employee. The six were arrested for rustling 53 heads of cattle from another farm. And while the investigating police were questioning these six suspects, they got an important lead to the missing Jeff Erasmus.

Warrant officers ‘Bones” Benecke, Andries Coetzee and  JJ Nel then undertook the very dangerous search in the sewerage-polluted, southern edge of the rocky pan and came across the rest of Mr Erasmus’ eremains. Team-leader Benecke said the divers undertook extraordinary work in extremely filthy and complicated circumstances to recover Mr Erasmus’ skeleton about two metres deep, some 10 metres from the shore.SAPS spokesman Brig. Bennet Nxabela, praised the divers and all the people involved in finding the remains. “Now this case can be brought to court where those accused will have to take responsibility for their deeds,’ he said. http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Mensbeendere-uit-pan-geduik-20110130

Murdered white male, brown overalls, maroon shoes, found in Soshanguve Jan292011

2011-01-31 Virginia Keppler of Beeld has placed a public call by SAPS warrant/officer Patrick Zimu for people to come forward if they are missing a relative. The body of a murdered white male was found on January 29 2011 in the black township of Soshanguve north of Pretoria, he said. “The man is suspected of having been strangled to death and also bashed over the head. He is estimated to be between 40 and 50 years old. He wore a brown two-piece worker’s overalls and maroon-coloured shoes. It appears as if he may have been kidnapped somewhere else and dumped in Soshanguve,’ he said. The man was found without any identification documents. Zimu asked people looking for such a person to contact him at telephone 0 082 783 4146 . http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Witte-se-lyk-in-Soshanguve-20110130

Cyclist Ian Mackey survives stabbing at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain Jan 302011

Jan 31 2011 – CAPE TOWN. English-speaking white SA cyclist Ian Mackey of Observatory was stabbed by two blacks in broad daylight near the Rhodes memorial on the Table Mountain nature reserve on Sunday, reports the Cape Times. He said both were armed. Mackie, a father of two, said he could not get his his pepper spray out because they had knocked him onto a bush and he was on his back, being stabbed.

“I went into survival mode, shouting help help. They became nervous and made a run for it’ he said. One attacker grabbed his bike and they headed towards the forest behind Groote Schuur hospital. “Blood was squirting out of my leg,’ he said .He limped towards the Rhodes memorial parking lot about 10 minutes away – meanwhile putting his heart-rate monitor strap around the stabbing wound on his leg because he was losing so much blood…’ And this was a very clever thing to do as it probably saved his life:  http://www.capetimes.co.za  MACKEY Ian cyclist stabbed Rhodes Mem_TableMountain_Jan302011 PIC his son CapeTimes

MACKEY Ian cyclist stabbed Rhodes Mem_TableMountain_Jan302011 CapeTimes

   Afrikaans teen escapes 3hr hostage ordeal Villieria video shop Jan 29 2011

January 31 2011 – A white South African teenage girl was taken hostage in a video shop in Villieria on Saturday January 29 2011 – and ended her three-hour ordeal when she pretended to faint just as the SAPS persuaded the gunman to open a shop gate.

VILLIERIA PRETORIA AFRIKAANS HOSTAGE RESCUED JAN292011 BEELDThe Afrikaans girl  managed to escape while  the cop’s task force stormed in. Police warrant-officer Marinda Swanepoel said the girl’s ordeal started when she had briefly stepped outside the video shop at about 1.45pm. A 32-year-old man, calling himself “Jan”, said he wanted to rent a movie. Both entered the shop. “Jan” put two DVDs on the counter. Suddenly the man – no description given — put a pistol on the counter, demanding money, the girl’s cellphone and her car. He forced her to a storeroom where he tied her legs with a black plastic bag. He wrapped newspaper around her wrists before tying them with a wire coat hanger. Then he shoved paper into her mouth and tied it with a black bag. When a customer entered the shop “Jan” told him it was closed. “He had taken the girl’s R30, cellphone and car keys, and got into her car. When the customer asked the suspect what he was doing in the girl’s car he jumped out and ran back into the shop, closing the security gate and door behind him,” Swanepoel said. The customer called for help on the Eblockwatch.co.za security system. Within minutes offficers from the security company, the police, metro police, hostage negotiators, the task force and medical staff all descended on the scene. A police officer and a negotiator spoke to Jan through the door. By this time he’d untied the girl – she probably also was sexually abused, that’s why her name is not mentioned — and brought her from the storeroom. During hours of negotiations the man lost his temper and became upset when he saw police outside. “At 4.30pm the girl stood near the door. She pretended to pass out. “The police told ‘Jan’ he must allow her to get medical help as she could ‘die’, and then there’s be a murder charge,” said Swanepoel. “The man opened the door. Within seconds the girl jumped up and ran out.” The girl was taken to hospital for shock and discharged. Police discovered the suspect’s weapon was a plastic toy gun. He is expected to appear in court Monday to set a remand date for bail. Cape Times http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/teen-escapes-hostage-taker-s-clutches-1.1019036

 Three top cops from Pietersburg organised crime unit arrested Jan 29 for helping robber escape

Pietersburg. Three senior policemen from the organised crime unit in Pietersburg/Polokwane were arrested for freeing an armed-robbery suspect in exchange for large bribes. An unnamed SAPS captain and two warrant officers  had ”allegedly acted together to help withdraw a robbery case from court and set the suspect free”, said Lt-col Mohale Ramatseba. SAPS PIETERSBURG ORG CRIME UNIT 3 COPS ARRESTED JAN292011

He said: “One of the officers apparently pretended to be the victim of a robbery in order to withdraw a case in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court in April 2009. The police captain (a Group Commander) connived with the Warrant Officers in ensuring that the case against the common robbery suspect was withdrawn by court,” Ramatseba said.  Instead of taking him to be arrested, the three policemen allegedly set him free – allegedly in exchange for R16,500 in cash and a plasma-TV, and one of the officers also was given a car and a fridge, while a third one received R3,000. The alleged robbery-suspect who’d bribed them was pointed out by the three arrested cops. “The captain’s car was confiscated but the fridge and TV have not been found. The trio would appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Monday on charges of corruption and defeating the ends of justice. They also faced the possibility of suspension following internal investigations,”  said Ramatseba http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/cops-held-for-allegedly-aiding-robber-1.1018694

ATTACKS ON WHITES DECEMBER 2010 AND JANUARY 2011:

Attacks peaked to 10 on Thurs. Dec 16 2010 (Day of Vow) and on Wed. January 19 2011 (graph).

Please note that the maps shows the total of South African whites who were attacked throughout the southern African subcontinent. It must be clear that whites are being attacked in unproportionally-large numbers in their home-country but also are not safe in other southern-African countries. They were also attacked and murdered in Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique;  an Afrikaner couple was also killed on an island near Madagaskar,  and two Afrikaner crewmembers also were kidnapped from a yacht by Somalian pirates while enroute to Richards Bay. This empoverished couple now is being held in a Somalian hellhole in Mogadishu.

WHITES MURDERED IN DEC2010 AND JAN2011 FARMITRACKER REPORT

http://www.farmitracker.com

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

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