Cop who killed Joof v Rensburg still not charged
29 May 2011 2 Comments
Joof Janse van Rensburg, 55, was fatally shot by neighbour SAPF member Percy Ledwaba during a verbal row on March 13 – however by May 29 2011, the police officer still has not been arrested/charged. The cop’s brother lives right next door to the Viviers family — who witnessed the entire murder. http://bit.ly/mUqHA9 –
EVANDER. May 29 2011 – An unarmed Afrikaner father and grandfather, Joof Jansen van Rensburg, was fatally shot in the stomach on 13 March by SAPS constable Percy Ledwaba in front of the white man’s son and grandsons. He died of his injuries in hospital on April 14. (source: the Ridge Times News April 22 2011 edition issue 16, Jana Oosthuizen.)
Meanwhile the black police officer who did the shooting – witnessed by the entire Viviers family — remains on duty at Evander police station and has yet to be charged, says his son-in-law Frans Viviers. it was at his home where Jansen van Rensburg was critically shot by a police-detective on 13 March 2011 in Evander.
Look out, he has a weapon…
Mr Viviers said: ” “my little sons had kicked a ball across a neighbour’s wall and peered across it to see if they could retrieve the ball. My black neighbour’s brother ws there and was asked to throw the ball back. He snarled at my two boys and cursed them as he had done before. His car was parked in the street and I walked outside and got engaged in a fiery row with him about the way he spoke to my small sons. I did not know that this man was a police detective. He never identified himself as such. While we stood yelling at each other my father in law stormed in and gave the black man several blows.The man then took a gun from his side, I still yelled at my father-in-law: ‘look out he has a weapon’. I stood right in front of the black man and my father-in-law then moved backwards about 15 metres away from him.
“I shouted: ‘ Stop, Stop we Are Sorry..’ but he targetted his gun across my shoulder and shot my father-in-law in the stomach…
“I shouted “Stop, Stop we are sorry,‘ but the black man simply targeted his handgun across my shoulder and shot my father-in-law in the stomach. Then I struggled to get the man’s gun away from him – and his brother then came running out of his house and I then hid behind my black neighbour while the gunman pointed his gun at me shouting: ‘This is not the old South Africa any more…’
“Captain I shot a guy…’
Viviers: “My wife and two sons saw everything. After someone rushed my father in law to hospital my wife and mother-in-law went to the Evander police station.Only at that moment did we realise that the gunman was a police officer – he never identified him as such at all. My wife heard him speaking over his cellphone and saying: “Captain, I shot a guy…’ When my wife asked him: ‘where is your weapon’; he screamed in front of all the people in the police station: “That’s got fuckalll to do with you you fucking white bitch’. All the other black policemen fell about laughing at this insulting remark. “The Ridge Times” also noted that constable Ledwaba had written in the incident book at the police station on March 13 2011 that he ‘had shot dead Mr Janse van Rensburg’ .
The Viviers family who witnessed the entire murder live right next door to the accused murderer’s brother… who visits him regularly:
The black police-detective has thus far not been arrested for the murder of my father-in-law Joof Jansen van Rensburg, said Mr Viviers. Yet on April 22 2011, Mpumalanga SAPF spokesman capt Leonard Hlathi was quoted as saying that ‘a charge of murder “will be investigated against constable Ledwaba”. However the police officer still remains on his post – and still can also visit his brother, who lives right next door to the Viviers family — who witnessed everything…
Hlathi could not confirm persistent rumours in the Afrikaans community that the service pistol with which Mr Janse van Rensburg was shot, also still remained at the Evander station. Hlathi merely told Jana Oosthuizen that “forensic tests would be done to determine whether a shot was fired.’
Mr Janse van Rensburg and his wife Poppie were visiting with their daughter and her family in Selonica Street in Evander on March 13, and were watching their grandsons kick a rugby ball around, when the boys kicked the ball across the wall quite by accident – and kicked off th entire chain of events which led to the tragic murder of their grandfather.
“The Ridge Times” also noted that constable Ledwaba had written in the incident book at the police station on March 13 2011 that he ‘had shot dead Mr Janse van Rensburg’ . Hlathi said they will now ‘investigate a case of murder and their findings will be forwarded to the provincial police commissioner in Mpumalanga. He will decide what will happen to constable Ledwaba,’ said Hlathi.
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