2 Afrikaners dead in police incidents
28 April 2011 2 Comments
Two Afrikaners died due to police action this week, and an Afrikaner in Kempton Park was cursed and beaten up by a black officer when he’d gone to talk to a detective there…
Jeanette Odendaal shot dead by cop outside Kempton Park police station
28-APR-2011 source: Mfundekelwa Mkhulisi, Sowetan ” I heard a gunshot then a loud bang. A tall black policeman got out of his car pointing a gun at the female white driver of a VW Golf.”
An incident outside Kempton Park police station where a police officer allegedly shot and killed a 45-year-old woman is said not to have been sparked by a car accident. An eyewitness told Sowetan newspaper yesterday that a shot was fired at the woman before her car collided with the officer’s car. “I heard a gunshot then a loud bang. A tall black policeman got out of his car pointing a gun at the driver of a VW Golf,” the eyewitness said. He said the officer was saying something but he could not hear what he said. The eyewitness said the officer then pulled Jeanette Odendaal out of her car and put her on the pavement. This version contrasted with that given by the police, who claim the officer was inside the station when he heard a loud bang. Lt Col Tshisikhawe Ndou said ‘once outside, the 38-year-old sergeant noticed the woman had crashed her car into a parked duty vehicle”. source
Police refused to let journalists take a look at the cars…
However Sowetan reports its eyewitness as saying that the cars were driving in the same direction before a shot was fired.
“I was at the police station to collect a car that needed panelbeating. I was about 500 metres away from the incident and saw clearly what happened. I think something else sparked the shooting and definitely it was not the collision,” he said. Police did not allow reporters to view the cars.
Odendaal’s family, who live not far from the station, said they were still in shock and could not comment. The black officer was arrested and will appear in court tomorrow. The Independent Complaints Directorate spokesperson Moses Dlamini said: “It is not clear at this stage what the deceased was doing at the police station”. The DA said it was dismayed to learn of a second death after Andries Tatane who died two weeks ago in Ficksburg at the hands of the police. DA Shadow minister of police Dianne Kohler-Barnard said any police service should work in the best interests of the people it serves to protect them and not to work against them.
FREDERICK OLIVIER, 19, DIES IN POLICE CUSTODY, SAPS WESTONARIA.
28 April 2011 – Westonaria SAPS station. Frederick Olivier, a young Afrikaner man who was looking forward to his hoped-for first job at the local gold-mine, was arrested on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, allegedly when ‘police received a complaint of disturbing the peace.’
He was dumped in the holding cells of Westonaria police station for ‘public drunkenness’, said constable Lienkie Lefekane ‘for the obligatory four-hour drying out period. Olivier, claimed Lefekane, was then “discovered hanging in his cell when police officers checked on him.” The police did not say whether Olivier was in the cell alone that Tuesday-night.
According to Olivier’s father Ollie, this version of events makes no sense. His son had bruises on his face which looked as if he had been beaten up. He didn’t have those bruises when he was taken into custody by the Westonaria police. “My son had a bright future ahead of him,” says Olivier. “He was hopeful of getting a job on the mine, where he recently applied, and was supposed to get engaged in September. Why would he do something like this?”
Olivier has his suspicions about his son’s death in custody. “I have photographs of my son in his casket. He looks as if he’s been beaten up. He had no mark on his face when he was arrested.” Meanwhile, Lefekane insists that there was “nothing untoward regarding this case. He was arrested for drunkenness, and he committed suicide by hanging himself in his cell.
A case has been opened and is being investigated,” says Lefekane.
Morné Pieterse cursed, beaten by SAPS Welkom
Welkom. 2011-04-27 An Afrikaner resident of Welkom who wanted to talk to a detective to help with a crime-investigation, was cursed and beaten instead. Pieterse ‘s eyes now are blackened after he and his girlfriend Rhona went to the police station on Friday at around 7pm, looking for a specific detective they wanted to talk to, to give him information they had about a certain crime.
(source: Tom de Wet). A black female clerk in civilian clothes cursed Rhona, shouting that they would have to contact the detective themselves, and to ‘fkoff’ out of her police station. Then a male uniformed police officer jumped over the counter and beat Pieterse in the face several times. The couple then asked other police officials at the station to help them lodge a formal complaint against the cop who had assaulted him – but nobody wanted to help. Eventually the detective they’d enquired after, came to the police station. And then Pieterse was beaten by the same cop again – in front of the detective, who intervened. Pieterse has lodged a formal complaint at the Virginia SAPS against the Welkom police man.SAPS captain Stephen Thakeng said ‘a senior officer will be appointed to investigate the complaint. If a guilty person can be identified strong action will be taken.’
Louwrens Gebhardt, 18, killed in Westonaria: case moved to Protea, Soweto mag. court
The murder case of the three black male adults who are accused of murdering the captain of the Westonaria High School team, Louwrens Gebhardt, 18, has been transferred out of the Westonaria Regional Court, to the Magistrate’s court in Protea Soweto – purportedly because the investigating police feared that the murdered young man’s father — a retired police officer — ‘could influence the court proceedings in Westonaria.
(source: Johan Meyer, LookLocal.co.za ) Moreover, two of the three black adults who were charged with Gebhardt’s murder, Sibusiso Ntuli (19) and Ndiphiwe Mkhungekwana (19). were given a mere R2,000 bail. AfriForum has since decided to become involved with the case after it seemed like no progress has been made in it since he died in November. The three suspects handed themselves in to police in March and April. The 22-year-old Mdingi’s bail application was refused as he was considered a flight risk. The three accused face charges of murder and assault.
Nantes Kelder, Head of Community Safety at AfriForum said the possible reasons for this decision raises concern. The investigating officer Danie Nortjé, told Kelder that they had the case transferred because the dead youth’s father, a retired police officer, “may have an influence on the court proceedings in the Westonaria regional court.
Said Kelder: “The fact that Nortjé said that, is a slap in the face of the independent judiciary,because this means he is drawing into question the integrity of the magistrate and other staff members of the court,” Kelder said. “AfriForum will continuously monitor the court case to ensure that everything runs smoothly,” Kelder added.