Dutch aid-worker killed, Afrikaans couple tortured

Summary: Two Afrikaner old-age pensioners were tortured for two hours in Blackheath – and a Dutch woman who was helping the KZN social development-aid department set up a youth-clinic, Mrs Reita van Vulik, was kidnapped and murdered. Three black men from Ubombo, northern KZN, were arrested and appear in Ubombo court Monday. link

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Afrikaner old-age pensioners attacked with hammers, bottle and tortured for two hours: including attempt to torch them

2012-03-09 BLACKHEATH, Randburg:  Beeld journalist Jody Nel interviewed the battered, bruised old-age Afrikaner pensioners Willem, 81, and Salome Botha, 77 —  recovering from their two-hour torture ordeal at the hands of three drunken black males. She spoke to the brutalised couple ‘s shocked housefriend Paul Zietsman in the intensive-care unit of a local hospital.

BOTHA WILLEM THREATENED WITH TORCHING WITH WIFE MARCH 8 2012 BRUTALLY BEATEN WITH HAMMER BOTHA Salome Blackheath threated to be torched with husband Willem 77 March 8 2012

BLACKHEATH. The Botha couple’s three black male attackers tore out their security door and immediately started beating and battering the old couple. They have no other family since the death of their only child Mrs Heleen Kulyk in 2004. said Mr Zietsman.

They were brutally assaulted and tortured for at least two hours: bashing Willem in the face with a hammer, and Salome’s nose was broken after they threw a bottle into her face. They poured alcohol over the defenceless couple and threatened to torch them to death and to rape the old woman. Mrs Botha was roughly dragged out of the bedroom across the tiles in the hallway. Their house-friend Mr Paul Zietsman said according to what the couple told him, the attackers ‘were drinking heavily’ throughout the ordeal. It’s marked as an ordinary ‘armed robbery’by the SAPS because some R800, cellphones and cheap cameras were ‘robbed’.It’s not known why the couple was tortured for two hours. Apparently as they finally strolled out, Salome was able to alert Sarah who lives in a cottage behind their home and had apparently not heard the commotion. She pushed an emergency button, summoning the security services.SAPS constable  Moloko Kgatle said that one of the attackers was arrested at the house.Zietsman said especially Mr Botha is badly traumatised. ‘He’s a very soft-hearted man, whereas Salomé is stronger: emotionally coping but physically in great pain’.

Kgatle said the arrested man – whose name was not divulged – ‘appeared on charges of assault and armed robbery in the Johannesburg magistrate’s court.  It’s not known whether the police are still looking for the other two torturers. From this article it also is not clear where Mr Zietsman was during the attack.

   http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Rowers-dreig-om-oues-aan-brand-te-steek-20120309

Mrs Reita van Vulik (sp?) — Dutch aid-worker who was helping local authorities set up a youth centre in Ubombo, KZN — kidnapped and murdered: three black men arrested

March 10 2012 — Mv Reita van Vulik, a Dutch woman who lived in  Jizini in north KZN, was kidnapped on Monday and found murdered in the remote sugar-cane agricultural village Ubombo on Friday. Mrs Van Vulik was helping the provincial social development-aid department set up a child/youth centre there.

SAPS spokesman colonel Jay Naicker said the 66-year-old Mrs Van Vulik was reported missing since Monday after her Toyoto Hilux was found crashed upside down near Hluhluwe. They launched an investigation on Wednesday against a 23-year-old man who was seen driving the woman’s bakkie when it overturned. He was arrested. He pointed the police to the site where police found Mrs Van Vulik’s body near a ridge in Ubombo. Three suspects will appear Monday March 12 2012 in the Ubombo magistrate’s court charged with theft, kidnapping and murder.

‘ She worked with our department to start a child- and youth-centre – heartbreaking she was murdered in the community where she tried to help people ’

The local ANC-MEC for social development Weziwe Thusi condemned the murder of the 66-year-old Dutch woman ‘in the strongest terms’. 

“She worked with our department to start a children- and youth-centre and it is heartbreaking that she was murdered in the very community where she tried to help people.’ http://maroelamedia.co.za/blog/nuus/vermiste-bejaarde-vrou-se-lyk-gevind/

http://www.ghanamma.com/2012/03/murdered-kzn-woman-worked-in-community/

Dutch woman 66 kidnapped killed in South Africa  March 3 2012

http://www.telegraaf.nl/binnenland/11688140/__NL_se_gedood_in_Zuid-Afrika__.html

http://www.ghanamma.com/2012/03/murdered-kzn-woman-worked-in-community/

  Whites not safe anywhere

WHITES NOT SAFE ANYWHERE IN AMANZIMTOTI http://www.looklocal.co.za/looklocal/content/en/amanzimtoti/amanzimtoti-your-voices?oid-5089504&sn-Detail&pid-4197417&Whites-aren%E2%80%99t-safe—anywhere-anymore

ATTACKS ON WHITES FROM JAN 2010 TO FEB 29 2012

logged on Farmitracker.com

attacks on whites JAN2010 TO FEB 2012 map on March 10 2012

http://www.farmitracker.com/main

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

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