farm murder suspects hide behind children’s act

The two black Free State  ‘youths’ are charged with tying up and dumping Free State farmer Thinus Uitenweerde inside a shallow grave, where the helpless Afrikaner then was stoned to death. This horror happened on the farm Aliesrust in Reitz, Free State on July 31 2011. The case is being postponed endlessly: these alleged killers, described by witnesses in the court-room as ‘sturdy, adult-looking males’, are however being tried under the Children’s Act. The two accused males had first invaded the homestead to tie up the farmer’s wife and mother before ambushing and killing Uitenweerde.

BETHLEHEM. South Africa. The Bethlehem magistrate court has been postponing this case  above every two weeks since the murder — because the two reportedly ‘sturdy, adult-looking’ black males accused of this brutal murder are purportedly said to be only 16 and 17 years respectively. They are thus being charged under the Children’s Act. This means that the entire case will not only be heard  behind closed doors,  these ‘children’ also have to be kept in a youth-prison facility and are brought to court for a bi-monthly court-appearance. The case seems to be dragging on and on… and eventually, the news media will simply lose interest… and that’s where it will end.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011 FARMER THINUS UITENWEERDE STONED TO DEATH: REITZ

‘ His feet and wrists were tied up, his face was covered with a scarf, he was dumped in a shallow grave: and his skull was crushed by large stones ’

2011-08-02 REITZ – Afrikaner farmer Thinus Uitenweerde, 55, was tied up, dumped in a shallow grave next to his homestead, and stoned to death on July 31 2011 at 1pm.

Volksblad journalists M J Lourens and Jana van der Merwe write in Volksblad daily that his body was discovered by police on the farm Alliesrust. His disabled wife Magriet and his 84-year-old mom Bella are in hospital: both women were brutally assaulted and then tied up. The assault took place on July 31 2011 at 1pm. The two frail women were only found 22 hours later.

UITENWEERDE Thinus stoned to death farmer 55 Alliesrust farm Reitz FS

Hardly anything of value was looted, but it’s being described as an ordinary ‘robbery’ – do robbers usually stone their helpless victim to death inside a shallow grave?

The ANC-censorship-controlled news media said it was an ‘armed robbery’ because two cellphones, an old hifi set and the murdered farmer’s wallet were found in the possession of two black ‘youths’. The two ‘youths’ were arrested several hours later in the local Petsana township. The police found the body in the grave: they had launched their search for the farmer after Mr Uitenweerde’s son Martin, who lives in Bethlehem, tried to phone his dad and grandmom. The Bethlehem police tracker-dog unit was called in and rushed to the farm. When Martin Uitenweerde showed up, the police was already on the scene. He heard his mom call for help from inside the house.The police searchers found his body about 100m from the homestead near a ruin where the attackers had tried to hide the grave with leaves and sticks. The son burst into tears when police discovered the gruesome find: Mr Uitenweerde’s skull was ‘probably crushed by the large stones from the ruin” . His feet were tied with a black shoe-lace, his hands with a nylon rope and they had put a scarf around his face.’

Martin said his father was ‘a man on his own, a very helpful man, He would help anybody whenever it was possible for him to do so.’ http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/In-die-graf-is-boer-gestenig-20110801

UITENWEERDE MARTIN SON OF MURDERED THINUS STONED TO DEATH INSIDE GRAVE WHILE ALIVE REITZ

Martin Uitenweerde, son of the murdered farmer, sits weeping in the veld after police told him that his father’s body was found in a shallow grave. Pictures by M J Lourens of Volksblad newspaper.

UITENWEERDE THIS HOMESTEAD July312011 stoned to death

                                   Uitenweerde family’s humble homestead: clearly these were not ‘wealthy white farmers’…

http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2011_08_02_archive.html

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                                                                  http://www.rsg.co.za/nuus_zoek.asp Uitenweerde

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

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