Afrikaners’ drinks poisoned at Gauteng pubs
24 February 2012 1 Comment
Afrikaans teenager Wesley Strydom, 16, dies in Roodepoort – from allegedly poisoned drink:
2012-02-24 Beeld journalist Louise Ferreira writes that Johan and Wendy Strydom, said their son Wesley died from a suspected poisoned drink after he had been at a party at the Ringbal Club in Roodepoort with a friend. And Krugersdorp man Travis van Niekerk, 21, feel into a coma after his drink apparently was spiked with barbiturates at the Presley pub in Boksburg.
Above: Mr Strydom’s parents said the mother was phoned at 02:08 Sunday February 19 2012 by the friend’s mother who warned that Wesley was very ill. When the mom rushed over, the ambulance was there – and the paramedics told her ‘Sorry, he’s gone, we tried everything we could’. He would have turned 17 the next day. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Tiener-sterf-sy-drank-gedokter-20120224
Krugersdorp Afrikaner Travis van Niekerk, 21, was rushed to the medicentre after he became ill after having a drink at Presley’s in Boksburg. While he is fighting for his life, his child Declan by ex-girlfriend Chamari Canha, 22, was born.
Picture: his worried parents René and Corrie are waiting to hear when he will recover fully: he did wake up from his coma after days of convulsions, writes Louise Ferreira.
Above: René, left, his mom said she phoned her son shortly before midnight to tell him to come home because the baby was about to be born and she was taking his girlfriend to hospital. “He phones me back and says, Mama I feel horrid, but I didn’t even drink that much. Travis said he and his friend Jaco van Wyk, who was at the bar with him, both drank from the same drink: but Jaco, who’d taken only a few sips of it, did not sicken as much as Van Niekerk did. After Mrs van Niekerk took Chamari to hospital to deliver the baby, she received a call that her son had stopped breathing and she rushed to the Kempton Park Hospital, where he was placed on a ventilator. “Doctors found barbiturates in his blood and no other drugs. He had terrible convulsions for days. Mrs van Niekerk said she often warned her son: ‘keep an eye on your drinks.’ Mr van Niekerk woke up from his coma by himself on thursday-morning Feb 24. Van Niekerk en Van Wyk had apparently left their drink on a table and left briefly: when they returned they noticed the drink ‘had been moved’ but thought nothing of it. http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Baba-gebore-wyl-pa-in-waakeenheid-le-20120224