Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Behind the Vuvuzelas 3


Hawks face integrity tests

2010-06-21 08:22

Members of the police's elite unit will in future be subjected to strict "integrity tests", including traps where bribes are offered.

A store owner has shot and killed a suspected robber

2010-06-19 23:43

A store owner has shot and killed a suspected robber in his shop at the Emily Hobhouse Square shopping centre in Bloemfontein.

Robber threatens Cup tourists

2010-06-19 22:05

A lone robber has threatened to "kill" a group of Cup tourists after being caught in their rented house in Cape Town.

Joburg 'hit' on ex-Rwandan army chief

2010-06-19 20:00

The BBC reports that an attempt has been made in Johannesburg to assassinate an ex-Rwanda army chief.

Cape cops make R3m tik bust

2010-06-19 12:36

A drug bust on the N1 highway outside Beaufort West has resulted in the confiscation of tik with an estimated street value of R3m.

Robber wounded in shootout

2010-06-18 22:42

Johannesburg police say a robber has been wounded in the foot during a shootout outside a Bryanston home and two others were still at large.

Elderly man attacked with axe

2010-06-18 19:40

An elderly resident from White River, Mpumalanga is in the ICU of a Nelspruit hospital after he was attacked with an axe at home.

Panga-wielding robbers nabbed

2010-06-18 14:12

Four men have been arrested for allegedly threatening a shopkeeper with a panga and robbing his store, police say.

Cop held for killing superior

2010-06-18 13:07

Two men, including a police constable, have been arrested for the murder of a former station commander in his driveway in Durban, police say.

Mexican theft case postponed

2010-06-18 09:55

The case against a man accused of robbing a Mexican tourist has been postponed because the victim went to Polokwane to watch rugby.

Couple arrested in house raid

2010-06-17 19:24

A man and a woman have been arrested after police found stolen car parts, guns, counterfeit money and police-issue bulletproof vests in a Soweto house.

KZN policeman in drug bust

2010-06-17 14:58

A KwaZulu-Natal policeman has been arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine near the FIFA fan park in Durban.

Angolan kidnap accused 'an illegal'

2010-06-17 13:00

One of the two men accused of kidnapping the 5-year-old son of an Angolan mining magnate is in the country illegally, the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has heard.

Crackdown on circumcision schools

2010-06-16 19:05

The Eastern Cape health department has started an operation to rescue circumcision school initiates in the Port St Johns area following the deaths of 11 boys.

Cup fraudster gets jail time

2010-06-16 08:22

A man has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being convicted of defrauding a US tourist wanting to hire a car for the World Cup.

Cops nab 3 over rhino horns

2010-06-15 20:43

Sars says three men have been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle rhino horns worth more than R2m out of the country.

2010-06-15 12:25

The North Gauteng High Court has ruled that the non-custodial sentencing of a couple for rape and indecent assault should be increased to effective jail sentences.

3 arrested for E Cape murder

2010-06-15 10:56

Three men have been arrested for allegedly stabbing another man to death in Tsolo following an argument at a local tavern, say Eastern Cape police.

Convicted surgeon 'brain damaged'

2010-06-14 22:04

A Western Cape orthopaedic surgeon - convicted of raping and indecently assaulting female patients - has brain damage, the Bellville Regional Court has heard.

2010-06-14 20:01

Security guards who rampaged at Durban's Moses Mabhida stadium reportedly were misled by disgruntled rival security companies.

SA couple murdered in Madagascar

2010-06-14 18:19

A South African couple living on a small island about 35km east of Madagascar has been found murdered at their home.

Man caught raping sister-in-law

2010-06-14 15:31

A 33-year-old Soweto man has been arrested after he was caught allegedly raping his brother's wife, Johannesburg police say.

'Kidnapped' man found dead

2010-06-14 14:07

A man, wearing only his underpants, has been found dead next to a railway line after he was allegedly kidnapped in a road rage incident, KZN police say.

Toddler raped, killed, dumped

2010-06-14 13:01

A 2-year-old girl has been raped, killed and dumped in an open veld near Mthatha, Eastern Cape police say.

Teen shot dead in CT

2010-06-14 11:35

A 15-year-old boy has been shot dead by two men who approached him in Athlone, Cape Town police say.

Man held for raping 15-year-old

2010-06-13 22:28

A 23-year-old man is to appear in the Evander Magistrate's Court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, police say.

Elderly man set alight

2010-06-13 09:29

A 70-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was set alight in Florida in Gauteng. He was airlifted to hospital.

Man killed in Silverton robbery

2010-06-12 21:05

One person has been killed and two others shot during a robbery on a smallholding in Silverton, Gauteng police have said.

6 held for robbing soccer fan

2010-06-12 16:30

Six people who allegedly robbed a hotel in Mpumalanga and held up a Chilean soccer fan have been arrested in White River, police say.

5 held for hijacking

2010-06-11 14:02

Five people have been arrested following the hijacking of a DHL vehicle in Mabopane in Pretoria, Matrix Recovery Service says.

Family up for R29m scam

2010-06-11 08:01

The case of a family involved in a R29m liquor scam has been postponed as investigators have been deployed on World Cup duties.

Tourist robbed in cop shop

2010-06-10 21:16

Cape Town's special SWC Magistrate's Court has dealt with its first cases, including a theft from a tourist in a police station.

Angry mob beats teen to death

2010-06-10 19:36

An angry mob has killed a teenager and seriously injured his friend after they broke into a house and stole items in Sun City village, Mpumalanga police say.

Nigerian kidnap case postponed

2010-06-10 18:17

The court case of six Nigerian nationals accused of kidnapping and torture has been postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, a report says.

SA assures visitors' safety

2010-06-10 14:25

The SA government has moved to reassure World Cup visitors that their safety and security remain top priority, a spokesperson says.

Terre'Blanche accused 'may flee'

2010-06-10 13:33

Should Eugene Terre'Blanche's murder accused Chris Mahlangu be granted bail, he will never be found again, says an investigating officer in court.

2010-06-10 07:55

An armed gang has stolen money and a camera from four Chinese journalists in South Africa, Chinese state media has reported.

McBride described as 'mad man'

2010-06-09 13:12

Former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride is a "mad man" who is capable of anything, says an ex-colleague turned State witness.


Farmers, govt settle case

2010-06-18 16:25

Free State farmers' three-year court case against the government over the lack of security along the Lesotho border has been settled out of court.

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Johannesburg - The International Criminal Court on Thursday confirmed receipt of a complaint by a Rustenburg farmer against ANC Youth League president Julius Malema.

ANC Youth league Disgusted

Johannesburg - The ANC Youth League is disgusted by "the insanity" of "some" Afrikaner farmer who had reportedly lodged a genocide charge against its leader Julius Malema at the International Criminal Court.

"The ANCYL is disgusted by the attention seeking sentiments and insanity of some Afrikaner farmer from Rustenburg who has reportedly lodged a complaint with the International Criminals Court about the singing of liberation songs in South Africa’s ANC-led liberation movement," the league said in a statement.

The ANCYL said the laying of the charges was an attempt by right-wing elements to divert it from its main political programmes.

"The issue of liberation songs is currently before South African courts, which have issued an interim interdict on the singing of some of the liberation songs until the ANC has successfully defended its struggle and liberation songs and heritage."

The league said it had never engaged in any criminal activity because it was aware that this would undermine the freedom its "forbearers" had fought for with their lives.

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Behind the Vuvuzelas 2

From Dina in SA

The newspapers say that crime is less during the world cup, but far away from the headlines things are somewhat different

1. Shots fired at holiday makers from Jhb in a caravan park, Gwala-gwala nearSt. Lucia nature reserve.
- Willie Maartens (40) from Roodepoort with his extended family reports shots fired at 3 caravans and tents, and robbed at gunpoint. Bullets passed right through the caravans, etc
2. Since a lot of attention has turned to the Farm Attacks, it seems killing the aged in their homes is the way to go, as this is still going on every week!
A 72 year old man from Witrivier is in a serious condition in hospital after being attacked with a byl in his house. He is Mr. Charles Baty, a bagpipe player in die Stevenson Hamilton Pipe Band, a well known Scottish orchestra in the Lowveld. He was found in a pool of blood by a visitor. He was last seen the day before at church. His kids immigrated to the USA. Nothing was stolen.
Johannesburg - Members of the police force have to choose whether they want to be heroes or gangsters.

This was what the national head of police, General Bheki Cele, said on Monday at the military funeral of Sergeant Gert du Toit, 34, in Johannesburg.

Du Toit, a member of the K9 unit (the former dog unit) in Johannesburg, was shot dead by cash-in-transit robbers in Protea South, Soweto, last Saturday.

Cele told his family that they could be proud of him.

"You can walk proudly out of this church. He died for what he believed in."
Cele said he was worried about police members who were "becoming rotten themselves".

"We have to guard against being different people by day and by night."

He referred to the R5 assault rifles that were found on the crime scene.

"There is only one organisation that uses these weapons and that is the SA police force."

Other news:
Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal policeman has been arrested for possession of heroin and cocaine near the FIFA fan park in Durban, police said on Thursday.

He was arrested when police found heroin, cocaine, five cellphones and R10 000 in his car when they searched it at a roadblock in South Beach on Wednesday, said Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Mdunge.

Johannesburg - A 67-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his 6-year-old stepdaughter in Tembisa, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

Behind the Vuvuzelas 1

TV crew robbed


Man held for raping 15-year-old


Toddler raped, killed, dumped


Foetus dumped in taxi


Police open fire on protesting Durban World cup security staff


Teenager shot dead in Athlone


Man gunned down at braai, two others hurt


Man caught raping sister-in-law


SA couple murdered in Madagascar


Eight arrested after foiled robbery


Teen shot dead in CT


Man killed in nightclub brawl


Taxi 'executions' on the rise in KZN


Alleged rapist apprehended in tavern


R25m drugs seized in Sandton


CRG accused of voodoo as goat and cow are sacrificed


Land Bank staffers arrested


Doctors' exodus hits West Rand hospital


Staff crisis at SWC hospital


Cele slams foreign criminals


Transnet wants to fire Siyabonga Gama: Hogan


74 000 vote for vuvuzela ban


Cosatu wants suspended officials charged


Rea Vaya workers go on Soccer City strike


Fifa to probe transport as thousands stay away


World Cup security protest R190 wages


South Koreans buy condoms like they're going out of fashion after World Cup win


Feel ‘it’, it’s here says ladies of the night


World Cup booklet blunder costs R1.5m



Hat Tip The ABC of the ANC

Monday, 14 June 2010

South Africa - Three shot one dead

A further farm killing took place in South Africa this weekend, again ignored by the assembled world media. One farmer was killed and two injured during a robbery on a smallholding in Silverton, Gauteng on Saturday.

According to police five armed men held up two men and a woman on a smallholding in Silverton
The three resisted and all were shot, one man being fatally injured.

The man and woman remain in hospital.

This murder brings the total number of white South African farmers killed since Nelson Mandela became president in 1994 to at least 3,109

News report
From Dina

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Retired SADF couple survive torture ordeal

A retired (SADF) army Colonel Thys Eagar (78)'s cheekbones was crushed and his ribs broken when he and his wife Barbara (74) were attacked, stabbed and assaulted in their house in Wierdapark, Centurion. Wis wife was badly beaten, stabbed and choked. The attackers gained entry through the roof of their house in a security complex at 3:00 AM in the morning, and they were attacked where they were sleeping in their bed. When the old man woke up, he asked them in Zulu if they wanted food or money, but they simply started beating and choking him that he lost consciousness twice.

Fortunately an alert neighbour on hearing screams phoned the police who's arrival made the attackers flee. One was subsequently arrested.

Report at Censor Bugbear

News source

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Farmer murdered daughters raped

News has reached me of a further farm killing earlier this month. News reports have so far been very limited, and there is nothing that I can find in the English language press. However, according to the Afrikaner press four Mozambicans have been arrested in Soweto following the gruesome murder of a 50 year old farmer at his small holding near Meyerton in South Africa's Gauteng province.

The men are also accused of the repeated rape of the victim's daughters aged 16 and 18.

Allegedly the murderers waited for the victim to return home. After the 16 year old daughter opened the door for her father, they shot him and forced their way into the house where the rapes then took place. The attackers fled with a radio,TV and the family's BMW. However, the vehicle together with the stolen property was later found abandoned.

I will post further information on this killing if I get it. This now means that, at least 3,108 white South African farmers have been murdered since the end of Apartheid.
From Dina

Gardner found guilty of torture and murder of South African women

Helen Lotter

Days before the start of the world cup, the gardener of the two frail and unarmed Afrikaner women who were tortured to death on March 6 last your has been found guilty of their violent and sadistic murders by a South African Court.

The court found that the gardener Joseph Hlongwane, 22, had tortured to death 76 year old Alice Lotter and her daughter Helen. No explanation was given by the gardener as to why he had displayed such extreme cruelty, the torture had continued for at least three hours before the women died.

Warning: The following details, of extreme sexual violence, are particularly gruesome.

Mrs Alice Lotter died from multiple, deep stabbing wounds to her neck and throat; her daughter Helen, suffered 'severe, repeated, sharp trauma injuries to her lower body administered with knives and a broken beer bottle.' A post-mortem examination revealed that all of Helen’s front teeth were bashed out and that her entire body and face were ‘covered in severe bruises, chafing and stabbing wounds. During testimony from the coroner it was revealed that broken glass had been inserted into Ms Lotters genitals after which she had been savagely and repeatedly kicked in the groin. Her sexual organs internally and externally were extensively mutilated – some body parts including her cervix and uterus were completely missing:

Ms Lotter's breast had also been removed, and used to write the anti-white slogans such as "Kill the Boer" on the wall.

All this occurred whilst the women were still alive.

Very little of value was stolen from the victims during what the police had previously referred to as a "robbery"

A full report together with relevant links can be found at CensorBugbear

The verdict comes two months after the violent murder of Afrikaner Resistance Movement leader Eugene Terreblanche and mere weeks after South African Farmer Johan Strydom was murdered after being chained to the back of his truck and dragged around his farm, allegedly by three black men.

Friday, 4 June 2010

South African thugs savagely mutilate cattle

In the early hours of Sunday morning May 29, a group armed with pangas descended on a Kokstad farm intent on destruction.

The attack was notable for its savagery, leaving cows hamstrung, without tails and with deep cuts in their udders, legs, backs, ears and heads. Nine of the 37 cows that fell victim to the attack had to be put down

The attackers then set 150 bales on the farm alight.

Douglas Wolhuter, "When I arrived at the scene, it was like it only happened an hour or two after the attack. The first cattle I saw were the eight that were hamstrung. They were so badly mutilated that they had to be put down."

"In my opinion the cuts on the udders were consistent with attempts to hamstring the rest of the cattle, while slashing the face and the back was just malicious," Douglas said.


Hat Tip: The ABC of the ANC

'Witchcraft' murder

A 70-year-old Eastern Cape woman has been shot and killed, and police suspect the killing which took place near Lusikisiki in Eastern Cape was witchcraft-related.

The incident happened, when two people kicked open the woman's door and shot her dead.
A police source commented "(For) a woman of this age it is not normal that she is killed...they are killed when the killing is related to witchcraft,"


Residents demolish preacher’s house because of his sermons

Angry residents demolished a preacher's home because they're fed-up of his public sermons accusing female neighbours of sleeping around.

But the man of God refuses to budge and has simply rebuilt it.
Philippi residents say the pastor regularly stands in the middle of the road and starts swearing at women in front of their young children accusing them of having affairs.

People finally had enough and demolished his shack on Monday but the persistent preacher rebuilt his shack on Tuesday.

A resident says the pastor is lucky people in his area have not tried to hurt him.

"He stands in the road and tells the women they cheat on their men and others sleep with their own children"


Scammers kidnap US woman

Police have arrested four people implicated in a so called 419 scam after they allegedly held a US woman hostage for nearly a month.

A police spokesperson said "Police believe the four lured the US citizen with a promise that she had won $1.06m (R8m),"

The gang started scamming her last year and fleeced $60 000 from her between April and July.

"After July, the communication went cold until they approached her again in April this year."

She was told to come to South Africa in person to claim her prize and bring $2 000.

Taken hostage

"She duly came and on arrival on April 15 they took her hostage from the airport and kept her in a house for well over a month.

Full report

Zuma's 21st

President Jacob Zuma may soon welcome another child - his 21st - to the presidential family.

On Monday the presidency did not deny reports that Zuma will soon be a father again.

This time it's his second wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli (better known as MaNtuli), who is expecting a child. There are rumours that her relationship with Zuma is on the rocks.

The news comes seven months after Zuma's child with Sonono Khoza, daughter of Zuma's friend and soccer boss Irvin Khoza, was born out of wedlock. Zuma acknowledged paternity of the child in February.

Officials in the presidency pulled a veil of secrecy around the latest revelations. Zuma's spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said: "It is a family affair and I am not willing to comment on this matter."

He refused to acknowledge that the matter is in the public interest since tax payers will have to support yet another child of the president.



Farm killings 'not political'

Farm and rural killings should not be politicised and all murders should be treated equally, Minister of Police Nathi Mthethwa said on Monday.

Addressing an AgriSA conference in Pretoria on rural safety, Mthethwa said the race card should not be brought into the debate by unions, political parties and other stakeholders to advance their own agenda.

"We do not see it as anything else political or racist, we see it as just crime.

"We cannot sit on different sides of the fence and point fingers, we need to recognise that most farmworkers and farmers are valuable assets."

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Terre'Blanche murder 'political'

The murder of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB) leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was no ordinary crime, but a political murder, "probably involving government", the agricultural union TAU-SA said on Tuesday.

"The cruelty and barbaric actions which is evident during such murders, was repeated in the case of Mr Terre'Blanche, and does not relate to the alleged motive," said TAU-SA president Ben Marais.

The situation in South Africa was much worse than the general perception and called for drastic intervention, he said.

"If we look at the course of events during the previous weeks, an upsetting pattern has materialised in which the murder of Mr Eugene Terre'Blanche is but one incident.

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Farmer Shot - wife beaten

Back in May a farmer and his wife were attacked on their smallholding outside Klerksdorp Nort West Province.

According to a police spokesman four men called the 56-year-old farmer to his door "by name", When he opened the door the [men] stormed into the house and demanded money

After the farmer told them he did not have any money, one of the men shot him in the leg.

One suspect also confronted the man's 52-year-old wife, she was hit on the head with the butt of a firearm.


More farm attack related news: http://www.news24.com/Tags/Topics/farm_attacks


Youth accused of raping 3 year old

Johannesburg - An 18-year-old youth was arrested for raping his 3-year-old niece in Tembisa, Gauteng police said on Tuesday.

The child's 31-year-old aunt left the toddler with the youth when she went to work on Monday, said Constable Tebogo Sesing.

When the woman returned, she found the child crying outside on the street.

The child then told her what had happened.

The aunt took the child to the clinic and reported the incident to the police.

The 18-year-old was arrested and was due to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court soon.

Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Youth-rapes-niece-3-20100601

Hat Tip: Birdman

ANC Arrogance

- Given some previously well known utterances that the ANC would rule (as opposed to govern), until ‘Jesus comes again’, as well as the very recent assertion by Zuma that any member of the ANC who dares to leave the party will be exposed by "the ancestors" and "will get sick" and that the ANC will exist forever, I can’t help but consider the vast differences in approach and understanding of democracy across cultural divisions.

Western centric thinking considers that a democratically elected government are servants to the public (who pay their salaries after all), and are duty bound to serve as long as the electorate see fit. They are answerable and accountable to the public that elected them. Should they fail to meet the mandate given them, they are replaced (by way of democratic process). In running a country (like running a business), there is no such thing as a “job for life”.

In contrast, in many cases (Zimbabwe for example), evidence would suggest that African centric thinking is somewhat different and adopts a “father (or mother) of the nation” philosophy and considers that rulers are to be automatically respected, revered, feared , seldom questioned, and provide some kind of perpetual moral guidance to the nation as a whole. An emotional kinship between the ruler and those that are ruled seems to prevail and hold more sway than actual bottom line performance and measurement.

Continue reading: http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/Letters/ANC-arrogance-20100524

Hat Tip: Dina

Thousands of Police Fire arams “lost or stolen”

More than 5 300 firearms have been lost or stolen from police stations around south Africa over the past two years.

According to a written reply to a parliamentary question a total of 2 603 firearms were lost or stolen in the financial year 2009/10 and 2 759 the previous year.

Of these 457 of the firearms which disappeared over the two-year period went missing from police head office in Pretoria Meanwhile KwaZulu-Natal saw an increase of 238% from 353 in 2008/09 to 840 in the last year. Mpumalanga saw a 300% increase.

Only the Eastern Cape saw a fall in the numbers of missing guns having lost 1,095 in 2008/09 but only 613 in 2009/10

Action had been taken against 56 police officers.

News report

Hat Tip: Dina

Malema Defends himself to BBC

ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has defended his recent behaviour which landed him before an ANC disciplinary committee, while also pledging his allegiance to President Jacob Zuma during an interview with the BBC.

According to the BBC report, Malema - who is yet to attend anger management classes ordered by the ANC as part of his punishment for criticising Zuma - said he did not feel betrayed by the ANC president who had said the youth leader was "out of control".

Zuma "whipped the youth into line" whenever he saw "anything wrong", Malema told the BBC.

However, Malema also refused to admit he had done anything wrong.

Malema said he was "fighting for the emancipation of blacks and Africans in particular, politically, socially and economically", and that he would like to see democratic and compensated land redistribution in South Africa.

He was initially charged by the ANC for his public support for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, throwing a BBC journalist out of a media conference and singing "Shoot the Boer" after it had been banned. The charges were later dropped by the party in return for Malema admitting guilt over criticising Zuma


BBC report

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