Second cruel farm murder: Randfontein

Second cruel farm murder hits Randfontein: owner of Vleikop petting-zoo bird sanctuary,

4 June 2011 – Vleikop Dennydale – The hidden body of a prominent Randfontein Boer who ran a petting- and bird-sanctuary on his farm, was found murdered on 4 June 2011 after an extensive search when the unnamed Boer went missing and four former employees also disappeared.

A massive search was launched after the owner of a Vleikop, Dennydale petting zoo and bird-sanctuary went missing on Friday. (source: Johan Meyer)

 BOERGENOCIDE YSTERKOPPIE CROSSES MONUMENT PIETERSBURG The local Afrikaner community already is up in arms about the wave of armed attacks against the working-class Afrikaner smallholders throughout the region over the past year – and protested at the local law-courts against the bail applications of two black men who were arrested for an earlier farm murder  on March 3, when maize-farmer Koos van Rooyen, 63, was shot dead execution-style.

Workers found the latest murdered farmer’s body about 1km from the road on Friday –  hidden inside a crack inside a rocky outcrop. He was tightly trussed up by his hands and feet, a bag was pulled over his head, he was naked and reportedly grossly mutilated. Bystanders said the ‘method in which he was killed was extremely cruel’.

At the time of publication, the police pathology unit was unable to establish exactly how he had died, as they had not yet managed to extricate his body from the rock ledge. The local Herald newspaper did not have his name at that stage. According to well-informed sources, a former worker who had unsuccessfully sued the farmer, ‘swore revenge’ when the court turned down his application. This black man has now disappeared with three other friends from a nearby township and police are looking for all four black males.

URL links to above:
http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/randfontein-westonaria/randfontein-westonaria-news-crime?oid=4464605&sn=Detail&pid=489914&N%C3%B2g–n-plaasmoord-ruk-Randfontein
http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/randfontein-westonaria/randfontein-westonaria-news-crime?oid=4315487&sn=Detail&pid=489920&Nog–n-protesaksie-gehou-teen-plaasmoorde

Previous recent Randfontein attacks:

Armed Mozambiquan robber shot dead, Randfontein smallholding Aug 21 2010
Fouche Jacques Randfontein, shot, returned fire, shoots dead gang member Aug 26 2010

Van den Berg Andries 82, Knoppieshoogte Randfontein smallholder murdered OCT 31 2010 Oct 31 2010: his hands were clutched to his chest in prayer

Farmer Koos van Rooyen shot dead, Witfontein, Randfontein – Maize/dairy farmer, 63, was ‘cruelly murdered execution style’ said police. Fri Mar 4 2011 Another man murdered next to Uncle Harry Roadhouse Randfontein
Criminals pretend to be cops, target victims from ATMs, Randfontein warns SAPF capt Appel Ernst: “criminals pretend to be police officers Nov 15 2010
Randfontein smallholdings, farms targetted by armed crime gangs May 19 2011

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

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