Crime-week ending Sept 9 2011

Suspected killer Fizile Hlanganiso, 24, on trial in Margate for murdering pensioner Mrs Louis Pitzer, 71 in May 2011 – one of four white Margate pensioners killed at the popular Zululand resort town that month…Hlanganiso Fizile arrested murder Margate pensioner Mrs Pitzer Sept 2 2011: Fizile Hlanganiso, 24, one of the  suspected killer of Margate Pensioner Louise Pitzer, 71, and possibly also for the murders of three other white pensioners –  is behind bars: his trial is pending in Margate according to Margate journalist Mike Fisher. http://www.farmitracker.com 

Murder-suspects on trial  in execution-murders of hoteliers Hetta and Leon Steyn on Oct 29 2009, Hendriksdal, Lowveld
Graskop circuit court,
Limpopo. The murder-trial started this month of four of the 9-member gang which allegedly murdered hoteliers Hetta and Leon Steyn on Oct 29 2009 at the popular Lowveld tourist attraction Artists’ Café, Hendriksdal railway station. During the first three days of testimony, forensic experts revealed that Mrs Hetta Steyn had been in a ‘kneeling position’ when she was killed at close range by a burst from an R4-military assault carbine. Mr Steyn was killed with an 9mm police-issue handgun. And very little of value was actually robbed – if indeed the robbery had been the motive of this huge militia-style attack gang. http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1743 STEYN Hetta and Leon Executed with R5 and 9mm artistCafeHendriksdalOct292009 Boer-agriculturalist Collin Zietsman murdered in farm attack north of Harare
As has only become known a week later
http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1750

AFRIKANER HOMELESS MAN 26  FOUND HANGED TREE BENONI SEPT12011Homeless man, 26, found dead hanging from tree, Tom Jones Street, Benoni
1 Sept 2011 – Journalist: Marcia van Tonder. BENONI. A lifeless body of a homeless man was found, hanging from a tree branch next to Tom Jones Street near the N12 on ramp, on September 8, 2011.  The man was known to local Afrikaner residents; was said to be only 26 years old and apparently came from Springs. He was often seen begging at various traffic lights in Benoni.

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/benoni/benoni-news-general?oid=4700315&sn=Detail&pid=40&Homeless-man-found-dead

Anna-Marie van Noordwijk, 53, editor,  Harrismith Chronicle, sustains horrific facial injuries from shotgun blasts in farm-attackEditor Anna-Marie van Noordwijk, 53, of Harrismith Chronicle, survives facial shotgun-blasts in farm-attack 2011-09-02 As reported by Volksblad.  http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1733

  Chineze citizen murdered in gated Dainfern Estate, Johannesburg: apparent hit by 4 uniformed men
Journalist: Tara Meaney of Eye Witness News, Sept 7 2011
http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1752

 Boer-agriculturalist Collin Zietsman murdered in farm attack north of Harare
As has only become known a week later…
  http://www.farmitracker.com/admin/reports/edit/1750

 Farmer Emile vd Merwe, 19, threatened with knife after trumped-up arrest by Ventersdorp police
Farmer Emile vd Merwe, 19, threatened with knife by Ventersdorp police officers Marisa Phillips of Volksblad reports on Sept 6 2011
http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1747

 Scorched earth: popular Lowveld tourist site Num-Num 5 trail at God’s Window up in flames
Popular Lowveld tourist spot Num-Num 5 Hiking Trail at God’s Window goes up in flames. The Lowveld tourism industry has been under attack for months by Cosatu trade unionists who block access to tourist sites and attack Western tourists.
http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1741

 Thandi Brewer, author, animal welfare activists, Writers’ Guild member: survives mugging Sept 2

Brewer Thandi author Writers Guild of SA Sept 2 2011 survives armed attack Skurweberg road

Three suspects of execution-style murder of Edenvale residents Phillip Jackson and Dillyn Elsley on trial from Oct 14 2011 – murdered Feb 23 2011 Edenvale Bedfordview: trial postponed to October 14 2011
6 Sept 2011 – The case against two men believed to have been involved in the execution-double murder of Edenvale residents Mr Phillip Jackson and Mr Dillyn Elsley on Oct 14 2011, was postponed to Oct 14 2011. Journalist Charmaine Slater writes that the two men were shot dead at Jackson’s Sixth Avenue home Edenvale on Wednesday, February 23. Three black men had entered the house and fled after firing several shots at the two men – leading to their deaths. There seemed to be no robbery motives. Mr Jackson died on the scene while Mr Elsley was taken to Glynwood Hospital and died in the early hours of the next day.. 

http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/bedfordview-edenvale/bedfordview-edenvale-news-general?oid=4682394&sn=Detail&pid=217415&Double-murder-case-postponed-to-October 

Rosebank cops shot: did SAPF clerk David Kekana shoot dead his superior officers because they were females? Killed:  Capt Neelavathi Naidu, injured Rosebank Police Station commander LtCol Thandi Mkhize, and kills himself
A political ANC-SAPF turf-war has erupted between the police trade-union and the SAPF-Gauteng leadership after a black police-clerk’s revenge-shooting..
http://www.farmitracker.com/admin/reports/edit/1744

ROSEBANK two female cops left and right were shot by SAPF clerk David Kekana 1 Aug2011 ROSEBANK PD crime scene after shooting by Kekana of two female senior officers Aug12011

 Anti-white-racism charge against Adv Menzi Simelane by SA Institute for Race Relations to Human Rights Commission for Sunday Times remarks 4 Sept: http://bit.ly/oIjGsg
A charge of anti-white-racism was lodged against Adv Menzi Simelane by Frans Cronje of the SA Institute for Race Relations against the SA Human Rights Commission for his Sunday Times of Johannesburg remarks on 4 September 2011. Simelane claimed that only whites carried out ‘racist crimes in whcih racism continues to be an important factor’ and that ‘racism was behind many crimes’. He said ‘the majority of criminals are whites’. Cronje said he ‘was not aware that any race-related crime-statistics were being maintained in South Africa.It is not possible for Advocate Simelane to make such claims. Simelane’s statement are not based on facts, yet many people will summise that Simelane ‘s claims are factual. Such public statements can incite racial hatred in South Africa. ‘ or his SunTimes remarks on 4 Sept: Smelane claimed that ‘only whites carried out crimes in which  racism continues to be an important factor’ and that ‘racism was behind many crimes’; also that ‘the courts was full of them (whites charged with racist crimes). “The majority of criminals are whites’, according to Simelane. Cronje said he ‘was not aware that any race-related crime-statistics were being maintained in South Africa at all. SAPS.gov.za ‘s crime statistics are not recorded in racial categories. It is therefore not possible for Advocate Simelane to make such claims. Simelane’s statement are not based on facts, yet many people will summise that Simelane ‘s claims are factual. Such public statements can incite racial hatred in South Africa. ‘http://bit.ly/oIjGsg

Primrose SAPS officer charged after pointing weapon at driver parking lot dispute, Bedford Centre
A policeman from Primrose SAPS was charged with pointing a firearm after a dispute in Bedford Centre’s parking lot on 23 August 2011.Source: Bedfordview journalist Brian Mchunu. The policeman’s service- and personal guns were also confiscated. This follows allegations that he pointed a firearm at a white motorist after an argument over a parking space at Bedford Centre on Friday, August 12 after 3pm. Bedfordview SAPS, communications officer, Sergeant Mduduzi Nhlabathi, said that the unnamed off-duty Primrose policeman parked his personal vehicle behind another car and went into the shopping centre. “When the driver of the other car came back he found that he had been boxed in. When the policeman arrived, an argument ensued. It is said that the policeman pointed a firearm at the other driver,” said Sgt Nhlabathi.  He said that the police traced their colleague through his car registration and his two guns have since been confiscated. Sgt Nhlabathi could not tell if the policeman is still at work or suspended. At the time of going to print the Primrose SAPS communications officer, Warrant Officer Mavela Masondo, said that the incident had not been reported to Primrose SAPS.
http://www.looklocal.co.za

Orgy of murder and rape by 10,000 black revellers at Pretoria holiday retreat: 5 killed, 9 raped

The Eyewitness News service for Radio 702 in Gauteng published exclusive pictures of an orgy of violence and rape in Derdepoort recreation centre were ‘at least’ 5 people were slaughtered, nine women were raped. However the blame does not lay with the party-goers noted EWN: instead the police, the ambulance service were blamed for ‘slow responses’. (Let’s face it: who wouldn’t be terrified of having to go into such a violent melee unarmed, with sirens screaming, but NOT enough police-protection? ) EWN noted that ‘police resources’ were sent to guard a party in Mamelodi attended by the Pretoria mayor… Does anyone still wonder why AIDS remains so rampant in South Africa ?

DERDEPOORT 10_000 PARTYGOERS ORGY VIOLENCE AND RAPE PRETORIA Barry BatemanSept72011

Hilda Mokgakgo, 65 of Pietersburg, tortured with hot iron, stabbed to death in suspected xenophobic violence Pietersburg (Ga-Lekgothoane) woman Hilda Mokgokgo, 65, tortured with hot iron, stabbed to death in suspected xenophobic violence 2011-09-06. Pietersburg. http://www.farmitracker.com/reports/view/1748

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

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