Virginia Keppler, Beeld
Pretoria - Murdered 19-year-old ballerina and Vodacom meerkat Moitia dancer, Esteé van Rensburg, was to have joined her parents at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn on Thursday.
Instead, Koos and Linda van Rensburg got the shocking news that she'd been found semi-naked, raped and murdered on their her parents' bed at their Faerie Glen, Pretoria home on Wednesday morning.
She had been shot in the head.
"My child is dead. She was my baby," said a weeping Van Rensburg.
Her last SMS, which she had sent to her parents on Sunday, read: "Di son het vandag uitgekom wat beteking nuwe lewe... JESUS het vandag opgestaan ... Prys di HERE ... Veilig ry vdag. Lief vi julle baja! Mwa". ("The sun came out today which means new life... JESUS rose today... Praise the LORD... Drive safely today. Love you lots! Mwa)
Esteé's body was found by Irene Molefe, 50, when she arrived for work.
Molefe said that when she arrived at the house, she unlocked the gate and walked around the house.
"I was about to unlock the door when I saw that the sliding door was half open."
Like a doll
"I walked in and shouted: 'Morning, Esteé! I'm here!'
"The fridge was standing wide open.
"Then I peered into the garage and saw that her car wasn't there.
"I started shouting, ' Esteé! Esteé!'
"When I looked into her parents' room, I saw her lying on the bed like a doll and there was a pillow over her face."
Molefe said she had got a huge fright and ran to the neighbours across the road for help.
"I've never seen anything like that," she told Beeld, crying.
Nathan Mowatt, 19, the neighbour's son, went to investigate.
He said: "I drew the curtains to one side and then I saw it was Esteé who was lying on the bed."
They immediately phoned the police and his mother phoned Esteé's parents in Oudtshoorn with the news.
Nathan said Esteé was an exceptional person.
"She always had a bounce in her step, was always laughing and was the happiest person I knew.
"I saw her a week ago, but we just waved to one another.
"I now wish I had chatted to her a little then," he said.
Captain Julia Claassen said that a television, a computer and Esteé's silver Toyota Tazz (registration number NNS 243 GP) had been stolen.
Her handbag, cellphone, her mother's jewellery and other valuable items in the house had not been taken.
.......AND THIS IS HOW THE SLIMEBALLS GET INTO OUR HOMES
Warning from SAPS - always check ID of someone at your gate.___
The SAPS is sending out a warning about a group claiming to be from the electricity department. They may not have targeted your area (yet) but please be aware of their modus operandi.
1. One of the suspects arrives at the house alone and informs the residents that he is from the Electricity Dept and needs to make an appointment to return in 3 days time in order to fit a cover to the geyser for the purpose of saving electricity. He asks for permission to enter and to be shown the geyser.
2. No identification is shown and three days later the suspect and 3 others, dressed identically - brown pants and yellow t-shirts bearing the word ELECTRICITY DEPT, and carrying toolboxes, arrive.
3. They proceed directly to the geyser and start working. As soon as the occupants relax, they are held up at gunpoint, tied up and the premises are robbed.
Please remind everyone living or working on your property (especially domestic workers and children) not to allow any strangers in and please remember to ask anyone "official" for identification and follow up with the relevant department, before allowing them in.
................AND STILL THE MURDERS CONTINUE IN SA...AFRICAN STYLE........
More arrests in Atteridgeville attacks
27 March 2008, 09:16
Spokesperson Constable Patricia Simelane said they were arrested between Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the number of accused to 12.
The three people initially arrested would appear in the Atteridgeville magistrate's court on Thursday.
The two foreign nationals died when a group burnt their shacks down on Monday night.
In the first incident a group went to a shack belonging to a Zimbabwean man, beat him up, left him inside and torched his shack.
He was later found dead but his brother managed to escape.
A few metres away another person was found burnt beyond recognition in a shack. That shack had occupied a stand where a tuck shop belonging to a Zimbabwean was located._______________
Hotel manager murdered
27 March 2008, 05:58
The manager of the Thistle Hotel in Pietermaritzburg was found murdered at the hotel early on Wednesday.
Mark Truter, 37, who lived at the hotel owned by his businessman father, John, was found lying on the floor of his room with his hands and legs tied and a strip of plaster over his mouth.
Police spokesperson Henry Budhram said there were no injuries and he appeared to have suffocated. The body was found by cleaning staff.
He said Truter had closed the business at midnight and gone to his room.
"It has also been established that the keys to the safe... were removed from his person and used to open the safe in the office. An undisclosed amount of money was removed."
Truter's brother, Laurence, said the family was shocked.
"He was a very nice guy and enjoyed living. They should have just taken the money. There was no need to murder," he said.
His sister, Cheryl Graham, said her brother was single. The family had owned the hotel for about 20 years.
Is it anger or criminality?
29 March 2008, 10:43
Not for the first time in the past week, Father Kieran Creagh watched the flames of the burning shacks light up the hill on the far side of the Atteridgeville valley on Monday evening.
Not so long ago, the 45-year-old clergyman wouldn't have thought twice about running to the scene of such hideous xenophobic crimes. But because of his own near death experience last year, he stayed well clear, paralysed by his own fear of violence.
The attacks on the foreigners' homes on Monday night claimed the lives of two Zimbabweans and left untold damage in their wake. Their homes were first set alight, "and it was about half ten or eleven o'clock when the screaming started", he recalls at his own home at the Leratong Hospice in Sausville.
"It sends a chill up your spine, knowing people are being abused, being tortured. Your instinct is to help, but I could do nothing. And that's not a good feeling," says Creagh.
On Monday night, at the height of the attacks, the Apollo lights went out, Father Creagh, or Kieran as he prefers to be called, remembers.
"There were 12 homes on fire, but apart from that, the place was in darkness. People wouldn't have known who was who, or what was going on."
On February 28 last year, the Belfast-born Passionist priest came within a whisker of death when nine men broke into his home, beat him badly and shot him before they escaped with a broken CD player and a DVD.
"And I know what these people must have been going through. It saddened me, and it sickened me too, actually made me feel nauseous."
Sending his staff to Monday's fires was not an option either, he says, as all the vehicles are branded with the Leratong logo "and I didn't want to draw the attention of the gangs over here".
A few days earlier, Kieran was visiting a friend in Pretoria when one of his staff phoned to warn him not to return home.
"Cars coming into the township were being attacked and he told me to stay away for the night."
By the time he returned the following morning, calm had been restored. By evening, the xenophobia was showing its face again.
"And so it continued right through to Monday evening, culminating in the loss of life."
A friend of his, a Zimbabwean nurse, ran as fast as her two feet would carry her to the Leratong Hospice for shelter. Her husband attempted to make his escape, but thought twice and buried himself, face down, in the grass, where he stayed until the violence subsided. A second man, also Zimbabwean, escaped. A third Zimbabwean was killed.
Kieran rented a car and paid a local to go to the shack the following day to collect her belongings, or all that was left of them. The woman is in hiding now, in Mpumalanga, with friends.
Just one man has been arrested.
"The word on the street is that there were a few hundred involved," Kieran says.
For as long as he has been living in the vicinity, Kieran has watched the informal settlements grow and expand, across the valley and up the slopes of the meandering hills in Mushongwe.
In recent times, most new settlers tend to hail from foreign parts, mainly Zimbabwe, Zambia and Mozambique.
"But people have lived well together, side by side. Atteridgeville is not known for violence."
However, the new arrivals, unlike the South Africans, live with the added plight of having to send money home, to support a number of mouths in the neighbouring countries with fewer opportunities than our own.
With the best intentions, they crowd out the townships and informal settlements and put heavy demands on already scarce resources, slowing up the all but static service delivery.
"If your own lot is not a good one, you can always point your finger at someone else looking for blame," Kieran believes.
"When you're angry, reason goes out the window. Xenophobia can be sparked as easy as that."
However, he is quick to note that those who perpetrated this week's violent acts are not acting on behalf of the majority.
"Most locals are disgusted. These people acted on their own agenda, not on the will of the rest."
On Tuesday, local community leaders called a meeting to see how the issue might be addressed. There was an agreement that people would gather to keep the rioting mobs out, should they attempt to vent their anger on the other side of the hill.
"But for me, that's just keeping the problem out there - it's keeping it out of this settlement, but confined to another. And that's not an answer."
Events of the past week have sent up a signal.
"There's anger out there. We would hope it won't flare, but we don't know, and we can't be complacent."
The demographics of Mushongwe and many other settlements epitomise a larger political issue that goes well beyond the confines of Atteridgeville.
"And it's time for South Africa to help Zimbabwe sort out its problem."
This article was originally published on page 8 of The Pretoria News on March
Black robbers attack Bryanston couple
Black robbers attack Bryanston couple
Johannesburg - A woman was shot dead and her husband injured during a robbery at their home in Bryanston, paramedics said.
Netcare 911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said the couple were attacked on Friday night.
"The husband alleged that the attackers had fired several shots at him in the house, fortunately they missed.
"Tragically the same could not be said for his wife, she sustained a gunshot wound to the left side of her chest and she died at the scene," said Dollman.
The wife was declared dead at the scene by the paramedics and the husband was treated for a head injury before being transported to a private hospital for further treatment.
Gun shop owner killed
31 March 2008, 18:46
Marlene Henn was killed when she and her husband Mike were attacked in their Bryanston home on Friday night. The couple are the owners of the Potshot Gunshop and Academy in Randburg.
Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Julia Claassen confirmed that three armed men had overpowered the couple when they arrived home.
Marlene was shot in the chest and died on the scene. Mike suffered head injuries.
On November 10, 1983, just days after former policemen Andre Stander and Lee McCall sprung Allan Heyl from Zonderwater Prison, the gangsters walked into the gunshop where Marlene was working alone.
She saw that one of them had a gun and went for her own firearm in the shop's safe, but before she could fire, she was shot by McCall.
The bullet struck Marlene's arm and pierced her lung.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
MURDERS IN SA 2008
WELCOME TO THE POST APARTHEID,WONDERFUL MURDEROUS SOUTH AFRICAN BLOG
PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT THIS BLOG IS A COMPILATION OF VARIOUS OTHER BLOGS, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS, PERSONAL VIEWS- AND LETTERS.
THIS BLOG DOES NOT NECCESARILY PORTRAY THE PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW OF THE AUTHOR- AND THE AUTHOR CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHER INDIVIDUALS PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW ON THIS BLOG, NATIONALLY- OR INTERNATIONALLY.
All whites has to be erradicated from all levels in the country, whether it is financially, schooling, sports, work- you call it- whites are eliminated and excluded by force. The ANC has their "Diplomatic" terms for it- Affirmative action, BEE, Quotas, Equity acts, Land Distribution, etc, etc- but their bottom goal is to clean Africa from whites! Hundreds of aliens are welcome to work, stay- and vote in SA- so long they do not appear in their WHITE pajamas- otherwise- they are free to enter and get all the royalties SA can offer. White citizens in SA can only get ONE royalty the regime has to offer: The royalty of leaving SA!
Uncanny -isn't it: The ANC- mostly aliens themselves- are now alienating true SA citizens- and claiming the country belongs to THEM ( Sounds very much parasitic to me)
This Blog also want to show the world what type and caliber our so-called "government" really are- the thievery, banality, corruption, denails, communism, witch hunts, racism, hate speeches agains whites, "don't care" attitudes, gravy train riding, cliques , lavish money spending, exauburant salaries and many more attrocities under the banner of "Democracy."
Never in the history of this country- was there such an esculation of crime, corruption and "high profile"-if you can attach that term- arrests as when this corrupt regime took over.
Since the ANC international supported hi-jack of SA- everything falls apart- and are in shambles: The Defence Force, Education, Medical sector, Police Force, City Councels, Airports, Borders...and about everything that is being run by an ANC deligate. Now the ONE unit that actually made a success- The Scorpions- are to be dismantled because too many ANC "comrades" are caught for corruption- and sent to jail, where they belong. Zuma and his corruption with Shabir Sheik- after he just-just missed jail for rape, and Mbeki and the top clique for having a couple of front companies where millions of rands are swooping through.
We also remembered the Scorpions zeroing-in on other top criminals like Jackie Selebe (So-Called Police Commisioner), The Parliamentary Flygate bunch, Crooked Toni Yengeni (M.E.C), Mantho Tshabalala Msimang and her ex-Botswana corruption history when she ran away, Pnuel Maduna and the millions of litres of oil he sold and deposit the takings in ANC accounts, Nkosana Zuma and the cool 50 million donated for AIDS she squandered, The Vice president and her 40 thousand she spent on a luxury holiday from taxpayer's funds and so-on and so-on. The list just keep on growing. NOW you know why the elite unit HAS to be stopped- otherwise SA will sit without a government by the end of 2008...all back in jail where most came from!! We will not even go down in history as far as '94 when other criminal ANC "high-ups" like Winnie "Necklace" Mandella and her "soccer team" rattled the ANC beloved liberal world with the Stompie Sepei murder- one she did not even go to jail for- and her thousands of rands of debt!
We do not even talk of Mr. Robert McBride of the Mangoo's Bar bomb slaugter- who was found guilty- sat 3 wonderful years in prison, became Mbeki's attache in Chille- and now SECURITY CHIEF- again in court for "Marxist" tipe of rule in the councel, corruption- and drunk while driving. One of these days there will be more ANC top-hats in jail that common criminals!! Now the Scorpions are dismantled for doing their job too good- instead of the whole ANC parliament being fired!!!
Currently- SA is being run by Lethuli house, The millions of unions, the Communist Party, thousands of ANC affiliated "Groups & Leagues- and the top ANC clique.
SA has three unconditional laws since the ANC took hold of our system:
1. IF IT MOVES- KILL IT-
2. IF IT LIES MOTIONLESS- RAPE IT-
3. IF IT DOES NONE OF THE ABOVE- STEAL IT.
Thus the reason why capital punishment was abolished by the ruling regime- they were too scared that should the death penalty stay- most of their comrades would've been wiped out- it is a natural common way of life in Africa. If something stands in your way of progress- be a natural warrior- and kill it. Young Africans are taught to rape virgins to cure themselves from aids. You can't steal- you just take what you want/need. Nothing wrong in participating in the above three catogories, because all blacks have "Ubuntu"(Goodness) in them- so- you have no evil in you.(That is reserved for whites.)
We hope that those 'Free the ANC" liberal movements and past as well as current donators will open their eyes to the horrible reality in S.A- not only are S.A whites slaughered- but also white tourists from YOUR countries. Please wake-up- and stop your donations to this ruling racist regime.
If you are still unsure of the situation- please do what you are so good at: Send in the camera troops unnoticed for- say 3 weeks (Just tell them to hold on tight to their cameras, equipment and cellphones)....and see for yourself the deterrioration of a country that once was a leader in many technologies. You murdered our country for your own personal gain- so, if you have any concious left- stop this bullying non-functional government now! Remember- this is not SA anymore....THIS IS NOW GANGLAND, and we are ruled by the norm of this new system- Crime, corruption, murder, rape....and o- I forgot- GOVERNMENT DENAIL AT ALL TIMES!
NOW- LET US INTRODUCE A SHORT BACKGROUND OF YOUR ELECTED "DEMOCRATIC" ANC "GOUVERNMENT" YOU SO NEATLY SCREAMED FOR........
End of an Era
The first-hand testimony by former combatants of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) about the cruel ANC prison regime are an event in South African history. Never before has such concentrated factual evidence been presented about the inner nature of the ANC and its eminence grise, the South African Communist Party.
- If people wish to understand the current operation of the ANC/SACP, they must look here:
The ANC/SACP did a very good job in preventing public knowledge of its secret history from emerging. Those who survived the Gulag system of the ANC/SACP did so knowing that to reveal what they had been through meant re-arrest, renewed tortures and in all probability, death. They had to sign a form committing them to silence!
KGB-directed torture chambers led to suicides...
These ex-detainces in Nairobi have revealed that other prisoners, including Leon Madakeni, star of the South African film Wanaka, as well as Nomhlanhla Makhuba and another person known as Mark, committed suicide rather than suffer re-arrest at the hands of their KGB-trained guardians. Madakeni drove a tractor up a steep incline in Angola, put it into neutral and died as it somersaulted down the hill ...
- The ex-guerrillas in Nairobi displayed immense courage in speaking out publicly - their courage might have contributed to secure the lives of eight colleagues who had fled Tanzania through Malawi hoping to reach South Africa on the principle that better a South African jail than the ANC 'security.'
- This group, including two leaders of the mutiny in the ANC camps in Angola in 1984, arrived in South Africa in April, were immediately detained at Jan Smuts Airport by the security police for interrogation, and then released three weeks later.
- The day after their release they gave a press conference in Johannesburg, confirming the account of the mutiny published on this page.
This regimen of terror, extending beyond the gates of the ANC/SACP `Buchenwald' of Quadro, was a necessary element in the total practice of repression and deception which made the Anti-Apartheid Movement the most successful Popular Front lobby for Stalinism anywhere in the world.
- No international Stalinist-run public organization has ever had such an influence and shown such stability, reaching into so many major countries, for so long
- Vital to its success has been a practice of open and covert censorship The ANC's prisoners were its necessary sacrificial-victims.
The KGB in Africa
The prison system to which they were subject goes back to the late 1960s. It was the successor and the complement to the prison system on which blacks in South Africa are weaned with their mothers' milk.
- In 1969 one of the editors of this journal met two South Africans in London who said they had fought in the first MK guerrilla operation in mid-1967 - a disastrous fiasco across the Zambezi River into the Wankie area of Rhodesia, along with guerrillas from the Zimbabwe African People's Union (ZAPU), then led by James Chikerema.
- (The ZAPU president, Joshua Nkomo, was in detention).
- The two men described how they had eventually succeeded in escaping from Rhodesia, and how their criticism of the operation had led to their imprisonment in an ANC camp in Tanzania.
- An article on the theme appeared the same year in the British radical newspaper Black Dwarf then edited by Tariq Ali.
The revelations by the Nairobi five indicate how little has changed. In his book on black politics in South Africa since 1945, Tom Lodge, (Black politics in South Africa Since 1945, Ravan, 1987), writes:
In 1968 a batch of Umkhonto defectors from camps in Tanzania sought asylum in Kenya, alleging that there was widespread dissatisfaction within the camps. They accused their commanders of extravagant living and ethnic favouritism. The first Rhodesian mission, they alleged, was a suicide mission to eliminate dissenters. In political discussions no challenge to a pro-Soviet position was allowed (p300).
- From 1968 to 1990, nothing basic altered in the ANC's internal regime in the camps, except that in the high noon of the Brezhnev era it operated para-statal powers under civil war conditions in Angola, where a large Cuban and Soviet presence permitted the ANC security apparatus to 'bestride the narrow world like a Colossus.'
From the account of the ex-mutineers, ANC administrative bodies ruled over its elected bodies, the security department ruled over the administrative organs, and KGB-trained officials - no doubt members of the SACP - ruled over the security apparatus.
- Umkhonto we Sizwe functioned as an extension in Africa of the KGB.
- Its role in the civil war in Angola was to serve primarily as a surrogate to Soviet foreign policy interests, so that when the ANC rebels proposed that their fight be diverted to South Africa this counted as unpardonable cheek, to be ruthlessly punished.
- Over its own members, the ANC security apparatus ruled with all the arrogance of a totalitarian power.
There is a direct line of connection between the ANC reign of terror in its prisons - which a UN High Commission for Refugees official described as more frightening than Swapo prisons - and the 'necklace' killings exercised by ANC supporters within South Africa, especially during the period of the 1984-86 township revolt, but now once again revived against oppositional groupings such as Azapo.
- (The ANC's' necklace' politics was also a definite contributory element provoking the carnage in Natal). Two former ANC prisoners, Similo Boltina and his wife Nosisana, were in fact necklaced on their return to South Africa in 1986, after having been repatriated by the Red Cross (letter from Bandile Ketelo, 9 April 1990).
- When leaders of the Mass Democratic Movement publicly expressed their 'outrage’ at Winnic Mandela's 'obvious complicity’ in the abduction and assault on 14 year-old Stompie Mocketsi Seipe, leading to his murder, this was in response to very widespread and very well-founded revulsion among Soweto residents - especially ANC supporters such as members of the Federation of Transvaal Women (Fetraw).
- They were enraged by the jackboot politics of the so-called Mandela United Football Team, whose 'coach` - to the satisfaction of Fetraw members - has been convicted of Stompie's murder.
- This squad of thugs, based in Mrs Mandela’s house, acted within Soweto in the same way that the ANC/SACP security acted abroad, in Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ethiopia and Uganda.
The welcome of Captain Dirk Coetzee, head of the regime's assassination squad, into the arms of the ANC is an indication of the future course of development, as is the decision by the new Swapo government in Namibia to appoint a number of top South African security policemen, including the former chief of police in the Ovambo region, Derek Brune, to head its secret organs of coercion.
The South African prison system was replicated in the ANC prisons even into everyday terminology, above all at Quadro. This is a name that requires to become common currency in political discourse: it is the Portuguese for `No.4' the name used throughout South Africa for the notorious black section of the prison at the Fort.
Sneers by warders at soft conditions in 'Five Star Hotels', the common description of punishment cells as 'kulukudu' and the whole atmosphere of brutal crassness is quintessentially South African, spiced with the added sadism of the Gulag. The ANC prison system combined the worst of South African and of Russian conditions fused together, and it is this new social type - as a refinement and augmentation of each - that is now offered to the people of South Africa as the symbol of freedom.
Read the entire terrifying tale here:
READ one of the original ANC reports on:
KwaMashu, still my home"-- Hate-speech movie against Asians and Whites features ANC-leader Zuma:
April 7 2008 - By Adriana Stuijt. The following You-Tube film extract is from an upcoming documentary KWA MASHU: STILL MY HOME, directed by the African-American anti-slavery filmmaker Owen 'Alik Shahadah.
It was produced by the South African business K-CAP and UK business Halaqah Films together with the African Holocaust Society.
Owen 'Alik Shahadah, who refers to South Africa as "Azania", is actively engaged in spreading hate-speech among blacks with his films, targetting Asians and whites in South Africa, grotesquely even claiming that "South Africa is under majority-European and Asian control'...
"South Africa is under majority-European and Asian control... across the board there is always a white face holding senior rank, might it be Zulu lodges, private game reserves, tour operators, hoteliers, all exclusively non-African. And to add to this the Africans employed do not hold any managerial positions...
"On any given day in Durban it is possible to see large exclusive congregation of Asians around central social business spots like restaurants. A brief tour of Durban shows a stark monopoly of supermarket ownership, restaurants, practically everything that is worth owning. Even the small one-man street vendor trades are dominated by them. And now with the “death” of Apartheid the European and Asian business are venturing into the townships, the heart of the African community, and setting-up large business...
He is an avid supporter of Jacob Zuma, new leader of the African National Congress ruling party, and who is widely seen as the future new president of S.Africa.
March 16 2008 - The black residents association of this state-owned apartment building in Mafikeng who posted this sign still insist that 'they aren't racists - they just don't want any whites to buy into the building...'
Read the entire sad tale here:
Senior ANC MP makes death-threat gesture to white MP
The woman in this picture is the ruling ANC party's parliamentarian Winkie Direko, caught in the act of making an offensive death-threat gesture to the Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard in the SA parliament. Winkie is the former premier of the Free State. The parliament was in session at the time.
March 5 2008 - CAPE TOWN. The Democratic Alliance opposition party has laid a charge against Winkie Direko, the former premier of the Free State, after the ANC-MP made an very offensive death-threat gesture at DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard during a sitting of parliament.
Direko drew her finger across her throat (see pictures above) when Kohler Barnard was asking questions of Safety & Security minister Charles Nkakula relating to the dissolution of the Scorpions police unit.
Ian Davidson of the DA commented that Direko’s shocking gesture served to heighten racial tension and promoted hatred and anti-White violence which was already wide-spread in South Africa.