Paarl not safe from violent criminals
13 July 2011 1 Comment
Summary: Hilda Verster, 93, murdered in Paarl; Whites blamed for Baragwanath hospital problems; ANC-thieves in Harrismith run a toilet-farm: selling plots meant for poor-black housing for R12,000 each…
Mrs Hilda Verster, 93, murdered, son stabbed, two knifemen, Hospitaal Street, Paarl.
2011-07 Die Burger journalist Jan Gerber writes on July 13 2011 that the mutilated, tied-up body of the elderly Mrs Hilda Verster was found in her home at Hospitaal Street 63 in Paarl. Nothing appears to be stolen.
Her 63-year-old son Izak Verster found her body after he was also ambushed and stabbed by two knifemen when he stopped by his mother’s house at 15:30. Her hands were tied with a leather belt; a rag was pushed into her mouth.Mr Verster was attacked by the two knifemen storming from her house with one screaming to the other: ‘stab him, stab him’.He was stabbed in the back and arms. Neighours said she lived with her deaf son Francois, and he ate lunch with her between noon and 1pm. Warrant officer November Filander of the local police says it is suspected that she was murdered between 14:30 and 15:30. Mr Izak Verster was in the area at the time to do a course: he actually lives in Pietersburg. The two knifemen fled and have not been arrested. Mr Verster was treated in hospital and discharged last night.Neighbours described Mrs Verster as ‘an angel on earth’ who despite her advanced years, was very active, liked to garden and made her own food. Son in law Dawid Conradie of Somerset-Wes, who was on the scene the same night, said the family was very shocked. It appears as if nothing was stolen from the house.He is married to Anne-Marie, Mrs Verster’s daughter. – Die Burger
Other violent-crime in Paarl-Stellenbosch region
Many people labour under the false impression that violent crime is absent in the rural villages of the Western Cape such as Paarl. However, in the Western Cape there have been more than 70 people killed on Western Cape farms since 2001.
Pioneering Paarl-East businessman Fred Abrahams, 78, was murdered in his home Nov 10 2008, on the Klein Drakenstein road. Son Adré Abrahams found his dad’s body……http://www.farmitracker.com//reports/view/123
Sexual-mutilation assault on Paarl Afrikaans matric pupil Dawid-Hendrik Roux (15) Feb1 2011 http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Aangeval-in-sy-koshuis-20110204
Stellenbosch rural Laibach lodge attacked, German tourists robbed Nov 25 2009 – as described by journalist Malani Venter of Die Burger newspaper in Cape Town
Foreign Africans flee Western Cape over xenophobia threats
And foreign black African job-seekers who wait for rides on the road outside the Du Noon squatter camp near Milnerton and outside Mbweni township near Paarl, also are very unsafe: they often attacked in xenophobia-related incidents by local black South Africans.
Baragwanath hospital problems caused by ‘white saboteurs staffers’ claims ANC-premier:
Harrismith ANC-councillors run a toilet-farm, sell sites for poor at R12,000 each
http://bit.ly/pOc8qU – ANC minister for ‘human settlement’ Tokyo Sexwale is livid about an expose in The Times of a ‘toilet farm” at Tshiame outside Harrismith: where a field of free toilets built in 2008, is now ‘being sold at R12,000 each on 311 sites ‘to the poor’.
will travel to Tshiame, Harrismith, Wednesday to see for himself a toilet farm that has been there for three years.Mandulo Maphumulo, Sexwale’s spokesman, said the minister had put his other commitments aside today to travel to Tshiame to see the toilet farm for himself. The toilets, just across the road from Tshiame, have been unused since 2008. It’s linked to the municipal sewage plant.Meanwhile many Tshiame residents have no flushing toilets at their homes.After three years they’d had enough and raised hell in violent protests after the municipality started selling off the stands on Friday.All the usual stuff: burned tyres, rolled boulders into the streets, threats to burn ANC-counsellors homes;