Crime reports March 24 2011
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summary: two valiant Afrikaans women fight back – survive attacks by black males in their homes; a white police-constable was beaten up by her black senior officer and then was charged with ‘behaving without respect’… MP David Maynier chased from parliament after asking ANC-minister ‘how it feels to have blood on his hands’ after arms sales to Libya – and why the South African government simply loves crime – because it pays the treasury so well.
White policewoman charged: but she was the one who was assaulted by her black boss…
2011-03-23. An indication of how badly-fractured the internal relations are between white and black police officers in the SAPS, a white police-constable was facing an internal hearing yesterday, accused of being ‘disrespectful of a senior officer by throwing her hands up in the air’. The female white police-constable identified only as M. Crewe, stood trial in an internal police-discliplinary hearing yesterday when an unexpected, independent witness showed up – who testified that it was the young white constable who had been assaulted and verbally abused on May 28 2010 by the black senior officer who had accused her.
Constable Crewe’s job was saved when Jan Sewata Sephlapela, a citizen who was pulled over by Crewe an a colleague in a traffic check on May 28 last year, submitted testimony at the young white constable’s internal hearing – describing how the young woman was beaten up and verbally abused by Gen-maj F N Vuma, the chief of operational- and general support at the SAPS headquarter’s crime-intelligence unit… (source: Hilda Fourie, Beeld). Constable Crewe was forced to appear in the discliplinary hearing, charged by Vuma with ‘behaving disrespectfully towards a senior officer for throwing her hands up in the air’. However the charge against her was immediately withdrawn, said her legal counsel Jack Gerber, after Sephlapela, submitted his description of what had really happened to constable Crewe. His statement was that constable Crewe was beaten over her neck and back by her supervisor Genl-Maj F N Vuma in an incident he witnessed when he had been pulled over in traffic by constable Crewe on May 28.
His testimony: “Gen-maj. Vuma screamed and yelled at constable Crewe, and assaulted her across her back and neck. That’s when constable Crewe threw up her hands in the air (in exasperation).” Vuma had shown up at the scene – being managed by Constable Crew and another colleague — on 28 May 2010 because Sephlapela ‘had seemed suspect’, according to Vuma’s testimony. To protect herself and her colleague as routine required, Crewe had by then already ordered Mr Sephlapela to lie flat on the ground. However Vuma stormed in with another colleague and intervened by ordering the ‘suspect man’ to stand back up again. Vuma apparently ‘already had it in for Crewe’ as the senior police officer and the young constable had already had a run-in a day before, said her legal counsel. Sephlapela ‘s testimony was that it was at this point, that Vuma had screamed and yelled at the young constable, and beat her over her back and continued to verbally abuse her in loud, foul language. After yesterday’s unexpected testimony, the internal-charges against constable Crewe were immediately dropped – and the white constable now s considering lodging civil charges against Vuma, said her legal counsel. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Klag-laat-vaar-nadat-verdagte-man-praat-20110323
Rienie vd Linde, 62, survives second armed attack – Annlin Pretoria 2011-03-24 For the second time within four months, Hilda Fourie was attacked by an armed gang and was lucky to survive. She was shot in the upper left-leg and treated at hospital after she was attacked by one of the gunmen in the driveway of her Annlin, Pretoria home as she was leaving for work at 5:30am. Four months ago she was also beaten black and blue by an armed gang in exactly the same spot, said husband Frik, 72. (source: Hilda Fourie, Beeld). She managed to get away and rang her frontdoor bell – and just as her daughter Marlisa, 34, was busy making up her bed she heard the shot. When she ran to the backdoor a man also stood there with a gun – pointing it at the daughter’s face. The man walked inside, took a laptop computer – he walked straight to it – and jumped across the fence. The family’s erf is adjacent to an empty lot frequented by vagrants. SAPS Pinky Tshinyane, confirmed the ‘house robbery’. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Vrou-weer-in-oprit-by-huis-aangeval-20110324
Farm wife Linda van Zyl, 51, fought off attempted rapist for an hour,Tweeling 2011-03-23 07:04 Tweeling. Farm-wife Linda van Zyl, 51, was attacked in her homestead at 6:40am just minutes after her husband had left in his bakkie to inspect the farm. “The attacker didn’t want anything except to rape me, saying he’d seen it on TV,’ she told Volksblad afterwards. She saw the half-naked black man first when she ran into him in the kitchen just as she heard her husband drive off in his bakkie. (source: Willem van der Berg, Volksblad). But Mrs van Zyl refused to ‘cooperate’ and fought back fiercely, for over an hour. “I kept rolling myself into a ball, I just refused that he could get his way with me,’ she said. “I knew my husband would be back at 8am. She got hold of her revolver but it wouldn’t fire – and when the man grabbed the gun and pointed it at her, it also failed to fire. “All I could think of at that stage was that I did not want to die. I fought so I could live. When the man started trying to rape her again, a shot went off from the gun he was holding but the bullet did not hit anyone. After struggling for so long the man tried to strangle her to death and was ‘soaked in sweat and getting tired’, she said. Then I told him I was going to pray for him – and the rapist suddenly told her that he wanted her to walk outside with him because he was afraid somebody was going to shoot him. She did. The armed man climbed on a bicycle and rode off just as her husband Nick showed up. He was livid and tried to chase after the man, who’d disappeared in the bush. “I am glad I couldn’t find him because I would have done something very irreponsible,’ said the husband. The farmers’ association’s emergency team was alerted and they cornered the suspect about an hour later together with police, hiding out in a maize-field. The man is 22 years old and apparently known as a local to the farming couple. – http://www.nuus24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Boervrou-veg-totdat-aanvaller-padgee-20110323-2
Crime pays: it generates millions Rands of revenue for the SA regime: – source: Carina Rudman.
Example 1: One-million homeowners pay for ‘Armed Crime Reaction” after crimes take place – generating R403-m in tax-revenue… Take just one million home owners in Gauteng who pay for “armed crime reaction” (not crime prevention) where private security companies react AFTER the crime has taken place – no wonder they never make any arrests! This service costs on average R250 p.m. Therefore 1,000,000 x R240.00 x 12 months x 14% VAT, generates R403 million in tax revenue for the SA Govt.
Example 2: VAT earns about R70,000 per stolen car for the government: A car thief steals a R500,000 car and receives between R10,000 and R30,000 for his deed. The car owner is paid out by insurance and then purchases another similar vehicle, on which he pays 14% VAT of approx R70,000 as a direct result of crime. Who profited the most? The thief or the SA Govt?
Example 3: Government earns a forture in estate duty from murdered farmers’ estates: You must begin with a mechanism whereby the SA Govt is forced to reconsider this unconstitutional and immoral practice of profiting from crime. All South Africans should demand that all payments related to protection of life and property should be VAT free and Tax deductible. This principle should also apply to replacement of stolen property as well as estate duty. If a person dies as a result of crime you should also demand that estate duty not be paid. How much do you think the SA Govt. has made out of estate duty from the murders of just 1,300 South African farmers?
Why should the victims of violence pay for their own medical costs? The S.A. Govt likes to compare you to overseas. Well overseas your safety and security is covered by your income tax and is tax deductible! It is time that South Africans stood together and made the Govt. and public aware of the Govt’s “income” from crime. In the meantime crime is the goose that lays the golden egg. Is it also not unreasonable to expect victims of violence and hijackings to pay their own medical costs? The Govt. should pay for these expenses as well as family counselling for victims! Carina Rudman
MP David Maynier chased from SA parliament – accused ANC MP of ‘having blood on his hands’ over R80-m arms sales to Libya:
2011-03-24 Kaapstad – Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier was bodily chased from parliament when he demanded to know from ANC-MP Jeff Radebe – who chairs the conventional-weapons control committee (NCACC) ‘how it feels to have blood on your hands’. When Maynier demanded that Radebe confirm the sale of more than 100 sniper-rifles and abou 50,000 rounds of ammo to Libya last year, Maynier was chased out. The incident occurred after the news that col Muammar Gaddafi of Libya’s forces were using snipers in Misrata to shoot dead rebels. “Did Radebe approve the sale of those sniper-rifles to Libya? If so, how does it feel for the honourable minister to have blood on his hands?” asked Maynier. ANC-speaker Max Sisulu demanded that Maynier withdraw the comment – and when the white MP refused, Sisulu ordered him removed bodily from the chamber. Radebe did confirm however that his committee had approved more than 75 permits for the sales of more than 9,000 ‘arms goods’ to Libya to the value of R80,86-million – including armoured personnel carriers and C130 transport planes. Maynier said that the sales of the weapons to the Libyan regime ‘make it look as if the South African government is supporting Ghaddafi. “ Only after the violence broke out, did the SA government decide to place an arms embargo.’http://www.nuus24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Chaos-in-parlement-oor-wapens-aan-Libie-20110324