News updates May 26 2012
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Summary: Religious leader of 4million SA baptists calls for stoning death of SA artist Brett Murray over ‘insulting’ Zuma Spear painting: Black-racist model tweets Terre’Blanche family “not human”; SA social media awash with black-racist hatespeech against whites and Asians; Bloem court orders release of Kimberley widow Glaudina Botha falsely charged with murder of farmer-husband Nico who probably committed suicide; Delmas baby Ruaan Botes and daymother Margrietha de Goede found strangled; car-guard Abel Magopa imprisoned for strangling retired Afrikaner scientist Bill van der Riet at Garsfontein agri-holding; three-day xenophobic riots in KwaThema Kempton Park leave municipal offices looted, foreign shops and cars torched, streets trashed.
Religious leader of 4million black Baptist Shemba-church members Enoch Mthembu calls for stoning death of SA artist Brett Murray over ‘insulting’ Zuma Spear painting:
Above: Model Matseliso Tsasanyane tweets that Terreblanche family are not human: pic
May 23 2012 – After the trial at Ventersdorp, where the farm worker of murdered Boer leader Eugene Terre’Blanche was found guilty of bashing him to death in his sleep, this twitter-message was sent around on Facebook. from Bloemfontein model Matseliso Tsasanyane: “too bad Terre’Blanche died so quickly, he deserved to die painfully, slowly”- and similar negative comments about the grieving family of Terre’Blanche, she then tweeted in response to Dutch-SA journalist Adriana Stuijt’s reaction that ‘the Terre’Blanche were grieving for losing a husband and a father, that they were human’, Tsasanyane tweeted in response , “no I disagree they aren’t human’.
Religious leader of 4-million-strong SA Baptist church Mthembu calls for stoning death of SA artist Brett Murray over ‘insulting’ Zuma Spear painting:
Social media in SA awash with black-racist hatespeech against whites and Indians: Siyanda Myende writes from Westville KZN campus: “We are born to kill, that why tomorrow we will wipe out all Indians on campus, don’t come otherwise you will go straight to heaven.’ Itumeleng Mabeta tweets to a white model: “You deserve to burn in hell, you racist cunt. I hope you get raped with a broken beer bottle’:
Ryan Pickford, victim of SAPS-uniformed blue-light gang in Bryanston, launches ‘Enough!” petition campaign against corrupt SA cops:
Bryanston resident Ryan Pickford, survives 2-hr kidnap ordeal by four black males – two in cop uniforms -with R5 assault carbines and bulletproof vests,: He and his sister set up the “ENOUGH! protest movement, saying “We’ve had enough of police corruption, police harassment and police abuse. Sign the Petition: http://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/enoughsa
Widow Glaudina Botha, 62, falsely accused of killing Kimberley farmer Nico Botha: court finds
No proof’ wife killed farmer husband says court: releases her: case sent back to Public Prosecutor
Above: 2012-05-25 Bloemfontein – Glaudina Botha, 62, the widow of Nico Botha, who was found dead with an bullet-injury in his head, was released on her own recognisance by a Bloemfontein court. Volksblad reported that Nico Botha was found shot dead two years ago in his Kimberley farmhouse. Police initially claimed it was a “suicide” but when forensic examinations found that he’d been shot in the head twice, they immediately arrested his widow Glaudina Botha, 62, as a murder suspect. However a magistrate ruled there was no proof she’d planned the murder, and the case was circumstantial. Mrs Botha’s legal counsel said during the bail application that “money was no motive for the murder as the family was wealthy and there were no financial problems.”
The lawyer also said that ‘the assumption that two shots indicated a premeditated act, should be rejected.” He said Botha had been under tremendous strain; that there was a lot of tension in the family and that Mrs Botha was estranged from her daughter who was currently living in the US. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woman-accused-of-killing-farmer-husband-20120525 Above: Baby Ruaan Botes, 5 months; caregiver Margrietha de Goede, 66 murdered at her Delmas home:
2012-05-23 19:04 Journalist Wallace Du Plessis, News24 reports: Caregiver Margrietha de Goede, and five-month old baby boy Ruaan Botes were found murdered in Delmas, in Mpumalanga, police said on Wednesday.Another child, an 18-month-old girl, was unharmed. The mother of the murdered baby had tried to phone Mrs de Goede a few times to check on her child – the child was ill — but there was no answer.A local neighbourhood watch group was contacted and they went to the day mother’s house: and heard a child crying.
They broke awindow to gain entry to the house where they found an 18-month baby girl, crying but unharmed. They called police when Mrs De Goede and five-month-old baby could not be found. Police arrived and made the grisly discovery of little baby Ruaan’s body under a bed, a police spokesman said. De Goede, in her 60’s, was later found dead in a garden shed, hidden beneath some matting. Both had been strangled. Police forensics officials were on the scene until after 18:00. The Botes family has appointed top private detective Mike Bolhuis to trace down the killers in cooperation with the SAPS, who have identified that a baclk gardener and another black man are being sought.
KwaThema rioters turn violent: trash municipal office, loot its computers, torch foreign shops, torch cars, cops fire teargas, rubber bullets; similar events at Steynrust, Delmas and several towns in KwaZulu-Natal: public protests increasingly become very aggressive looting and robbery events: rioters demand cash and bling from motorists before they are allowed to pass road-blocks:
May 23 2012 EWN reports: (Mandy Wiener) May 23 2012: DA councillor David Moshela was quoted by Wiener as saying that ‘there’s a lot of looting and burning of cars and blocking of highways. Police started shooting tear gas. The claimed reason for the riot was increased electricity tariffs. Protesters looted shops and burnt cars. Computers were stolen from municipal offices.
http://afrikaans.news24.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Steynsrus-betogers-vasgetrek-20120526 Above: 25 years prison for strangler Abel Magopa: tied up, humiliated and then murdered retired Afrikaner scientist Bill van der Riet, 61
Zelda Venter, Pretoria News, writes: “The killer of retired Garsfontein scientist Bill van der Riet is to serve 25 years in prison.
Van der Riet, 61, was fond dead in his home on May 30, 2007. He had been strangled and his hands and feet were tied behind his back.
He lay on his stomach and his pants were pulled halfway down. Judge Cynthia Pretorius said it was clear his killers had wanted to humiliate him and show their contempt for him.Former car guard Abel Magopa was the only suspect arrested after the robbery and murder, although it was found that more than one person had broken into the house.Magopa said he had not ever met Van der Riet, nor had he been to his house. Magopa was convicted as his fingerprint was on a supermarket flyer and his palm print on a newspaper found next to Van der Riet’s body. The court rejected his defence that while he worked as a car guard at a mall in the east of Pretoria, people who “trusted him” used to give him their newspapers to read while they went shopping. He said he gave these back to them, so this was how his prints must have ended up on the newspaper and flyer. But as he had not met Van der Riet before and it was unlikely that the scientist could have given him a newspaper to read, this explanation was rejected by the judge. Van der Riet lived alone and his body was discovered by Community Police Forum members, who had been alerted by Van der Riet’s gardener that something was wrong. Police were not able to trace the gardener nor the domestic worker after the murder. Magopa had been awaiting trial for four and a half years – mainly because he had fired several of his State-appointed lawyers.But Judge Pretorius said the fact that he had been waiting all these years for “his day in court” had to serve as a mitigating reason why a life sentence should not be imposed.
The judge also could not find that Van der Riet’s murder had been planned, as it followed the robbery. She also could not find that Magopa had acted alone.Magopa was to spend the best years of his life in jail and would hopefully one day come out a better person, she said. She sentenced him to 23 years in jail for murder and 15 for the robbery, but ordered that he serve a minum 25 years behind bars.Pretoria News SAPA