Jeanette Odendaal: callously executed by black cop
30 April 2011 Leave a comment
Accused police sergeant Monape Phineas Kgogale applies for bail on May 4 in Kempton Park Regional Court Two:
‘s It’s very difficult to piece together the many different versions published about the callous, execution-style murder of a gay Afrikaner woman, Ms Jeanette Odendaal, allegedly by a black SAPS sergeant outside the Kempton Park police station on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 7.30pm. The SA Police Force have confused matters considerably — by issuing conflicting statements and by trying to mislead the news media about the court venue of the accused suspect on Friday to avoid him being photographed.
What scared Jeanette Odendaal so much that she was trying to phone 10111 while seated in her car outside a police station?
Local Kempton Park journalist Gerhardt Theron interviewed ‘a close female friend’ of the murdered woman, who reportedly is gay and lived with a female partner. Read. His unnamed female informant gave him important background information, namely that Ms Odendaal had frantically ‘tried to call for help on 10111 on her cellphone – just moment before a black police sergeant walked up next to her car and fired a shot’.
The key State witness, car-guard Sipho Baloyi was also interviewed by Beeld journalist Wolfram Zwecker and described the exact manner in which Ms Odendaal had been shot dead. He reportedly was terrified.
“It won’t help: the woman already is dead…’
Baloyi told Zwecker that Ms Odendaal parked outside the police station at around 7.30pm. “I still helped her pull in nicely and she gave me R12 but remained seated inside the car. I saw her talking on the cellphone. The next moment she switched on her engine while she was talking, the car jumps forward and hits the bumper of a police car in front of her. Then she backed up and hit a car behind her. I knew there was trouble so I ran into the charge office and shouted to them that a woman had hit their car and ran out again.’
So what happened next? asked Zwecker. Baloyi replied: ‘A policeman walks outside, stands next to the white woman’s car – I was standing right next to him – and fires of a shot. I got a huge fright.’ And nothing happened after that said Baloyi: nobody came outside to try and help the shot Afrikaner woman or to get her an ambulance. After a while Baloyi went back inside the charge office asking them to help her — and somebody tells him: “It won’t help, the woman already is dead’.
Zuma: ‘it’s the SAPF and Police Minister’s problem’ – Police Minister: ‘we live in a very violent society…’
Pres Jacob Zuma finally issued a statement about the horrific two murders by police officers against two unarmed citizens this week: commenting the death of of clean-water activist Andries Tatane, right, in Ficksburg, and also about Jeanette Odendaal’s in Kempton Park.
While Zuma said he ‘condemned the police action’ and said the ‘ANC was worried about the police action in Ficksburg,’ he also handed all the responsibility to the Minister of Police and the SA Police Force. They will have to ‘solve the problem’, said Zuma.
The murdered woman’s father Dick Odendaal, left, who is from Middelburg, showed up with his wife Ella at the Kempton Park police station to hold a meeting with the Transvaal head of police Mzwandile Petros. They then met the police minister, Beki Cele.
Pic left: Bongiwe Gumede, Beeld. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Sersant-skiet-en-stap-weg-20110428
Cele told the assembled news media in the Odendaal couple’s presence that ‘the police come from our society and we live in a very tense and violent society. ‘ He criticised the news media for not attending the funeral of a murdered policeman in the same week. http://www.thestar.co.za/cele-criticises-media-1.1062968
Jeanette Odendaal called 10111 before a black SAPF sergeant shot her dead outside Kempton Park police station
on April 28 2011.
By Gerhardt Theron, Kempton Express. The unarmed Afrikaner woman was calling 10111 on her cellphone just moments before a black Kempton Park police-sergeant shot her at close range, killing her. She was parked outside the police station inside her car on Tuesday night.
“The fact that Jeanette Odendaal was on her cellphone inside her car with her window rolled up, calling the 10111 emergency number, showed she was ‘in distress’, said a close girl-friend in an exclusive interview with Kempton Express journalist Gerhardt Theron. The girlfriend did not want to be identified publicly. She spoke to Theron at the Kempton Park Police Station on Friday, April 29 while the Commissioner of Police spoke to Odendaal’s father Nick Odendaal and also to her female partner in a blaze of media attention. Print, radio end television media swamped the station as national police commissioner Bheki Cele and Gauteng Police Commissioner Mzwandile Petros, spoke to the family.
The female friend told Theron that ‘it looked as if the bullet entered through Odendaal’s shoulder, came out of her chest and then ricochetted from the car back into her stomach.” Odendaal lived in Aston Manor with her female partner and had no children. The black sergeant has been with the force for 17 years.
Killer cop case postponed –
The case against SA Police Force sergeant Manape Phineas Kgoale, 38, was postponed during his remand hearing in regional court 2 in Kempton Park. After three hours of confusion Kgoale appeared briefly and had his case postponed to May 4 for a bail application. He was not asked to plead, however he is facing a charge of murder. The court also heard he might be charged with a schedule 5 or 6 offence, depending on whether he had previous convictions.Up until a few minutes before Kgoale appeared, court officials deliberately sent reporters on a wild goose chase looking for him around the courthouse. Relatives of Odendaal and police officers also were at court: the latter showed up to ‘show support for their colleague’. Kgoale’s family refused to comment.
More than 1,000 people fell victim to excessive police violence last year…
The SA independent police directorate also admitted Friday that more than 500 people were shot dead and/or assaulted by police members in the previous book year. ALSO – some 566 people died while they were in police custody.