Archive for January, 2008

‘She was gentle, refined’

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

31/01/2008 08:38 – (SA)

Jan Gerber, Die Burger

Franschhoek – She lived alone in a large thatched house with green shutters in the peaceful Van Wijk Street with its stately homes.

The decomposed body of Jana de Korte, 81, was found in her garage on Tuesday afternoon, a week after she was last seen.

She was apparently raped and beaten to death.

Three men, aged between 16 and 18, were arrested at the Paarl Magistrate’s Court at about 11:30 on Wednesday morning.

Suspects arrested

They appeared for a separate case of housebreaking and theft, said police spokesperson inspector Bernadine Steyn.

De Korte was of Dutch decent. She was a quiet, private person, a recluse, but was much loved in town, said her shocked neighbour of four years, Gary Scott, on Wednesday.

He was one of the men who found her body.

“She was a private, independent person. She was gentle, a refined person. And a good artist,” added his wife, Jo. De Korte recently also started writing. “She got up at 04:00 to write.”

A friend arrived at De Korte’s house on Tuesday morning. She was worried because she had not answered her telephone for two days.

“Jana regularly went out,” said Scott, who was not concerned about it initially. But later another woman turned up. She too was concerned.

“I jumped over the wall,” said Scott. “I noticed her open bedroom window.” He peeped in and saw that her possessions were scattered all over the room and phoned the police.

He couldn’t get access to the premises and called De Korte’s security company. “I told them she had a studio at the back of the house.”

Scott, the security guards, members of the police and another neighbour went to the studio. The other neighbour said he smelled something at the garage.

“We opened the door. She was lying there.”

Scott said he didn’t sleep much on Tuesday night and was still shocked on Wednesday.

According to Jo Scott, De Korte indicated that she sometimes had trouble with people at the house. She was excited about the Scotts’ dogs and the wall they had raised.

According to the Scotts, De Korte recently sold her house and wanted to return to the Netherlands. Her husband died about 10 years ago and it was not known whether she had any children.

The Scotts knew about a brother in KwaZulu-Natal and a sister somewhere in the Cape.

According to Steyn it seemed as if De Korte had been hit against the head with a blunt object. “She was last seen on Thursday afternoon.”

According to a police statement access was gained through an open bedroom window at the back of the house. The house was left in chaos and at this stage a laptop computer was missing.

Source:News24
http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2261887,00.html

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‘Ek’s jammer’ – toe klap skoot

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

Jan 30 2008 10:31:05:593PM – (SA)

Aletta Otto

Witbank. – ’n 25-jarige veiligheidsbestuurder is gister deur een van sy eie werknemers voor sy verloofde in die gesig geskiet.

Mnr. Danie Volschenk (25) het later die aand in die Unitas-hospitaal in Centurion, Pretoria, aan sy wonde beswyk.

Hy is deur een van die veiligheidswagte van Fidelity Springbok Guards by hul plaaslike kantore hier geskiet ná ’n geskil oor die wag se salaris.

Volschenk is die takbestuurder by die Witbank-tak.

Kapt. Eddie Hall, woordvoerder van die Witbank-polisiestasie, het aan Beeld gesê dat Volschenk en die wag gestry het oor wysigings aan die wag se salaris.

“Die volgende oomblik het die wag sy diensvuurwapen uitgehaal en op Danie gerig,” het Hall vertel.

Die twee mans het gestoei en ’n skoot het afgegaan, wat die muur getref het.

Die wag het die oorhand in die stoeiery gekry en wydsbeen oor Volschenk gaan staan en die vuurwapen op hom gerig.

Me. Beulah Bezuidenhout (23), Volschenk se verloofde, het op die wag se rug gespring om hom te keer.

Die wag het Volschenk egter in die gesig, net bo sy regteroog, getref, het Hall gesê.

“Die laaste woorde wat die wag glo geuiter het voordat hy my seun geskiet het, was: ‘Ek is jammer oor wat ek nou doen.’

“Die koeël is reg deur die brein,” het Volschenk se erg getraumatiseerde stiefpa, mnr. Willie Viljoen, gister ná die voorval gesê.

Bezuidenhout het Viljoen net ná die voorval geskakel en hy was vier minute ná die voorval op die toneel.

Volschenk is na die Life Health Cosmos-hospitaal geneem, maar is later na die Unitas-hospitaal in Pretoria oorgeplaas.

“Hy is met sy aankoms daar dood. Ek hoop reg en geregtigheid sal geskied,” het Viljoen bitter gesê.

Volgens Viljoen was sy stiefseun, wat vir hom soos sy eie was, sowat ses jaar in diens van Fidelity Guards.

Die afgelope drie jaar was hy die takbestuurder en het hy sowat 400 wagte bestuur.

“Hy was so ’n liefdevolle, sagmoedige kind,” het Viljoen gesê.

Die veiligheidswag is kort ná die voorval in hegtenis geneem.

Hy verskyn vandag in die hof op aanklag van moord.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2261686,00.html

Hof sien skok-video van moord

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

Jan 31 2008 07:02:01:957AM – (SA)

Yolandé Hayward

Port Elizabeth. – ‘n Doodse stilte het gister oor die hooggeregshof hier neergedaal toe skokkende videomateriaal van ‘n geliefde Baai?se minimark-eienaar se laaste oomblikke op ‘n televisieskerm gewys is.

Die video, ‘n bewysstuk, toon die gewapende rooftog, asook die moord op mnr. Leon Vermaak, eienaar van die Springfield-minimark in Charlo.

Vermaak is op 7 September 2006 in sy winkel doodgeskiet.

Sy vermeende moordenaars – mnre. Andile Gumede (27), Thozamile Lungu (31) en Simphiwe Patrick Joja (24) – het gister weer hul plekke in die beskuldigdebank ingeneem.

Hulle het saam met hul regsverteenwoordigers, die regter, die staatsaanklaer en mense in die openbare galery na die televisie gestaar toe beeldmateriaal van die minimark se sekerheidskameras aan die hof vertoon is.

Op die video sien ‘n mens duidelik hoe twee mans saam die winkel binnestap en na die toonbank beweeg. Een van hulle koop ‘n item wat soos sigarette lyk.

Vermaak kom sekondes hierna die winkel binnegestap en beweeg agter die toonbank in.

‘n Derde man kom binne en stap na die winkel se yskas.

Die eerste en tweede verdagtes stap na die ingang van die winkel, waar ‘n ruiling tussen die twee plaasvind. Die eerste man gaan weer na die toonbank.

Die derde verdagte beweeg ook in die rigting van die ingang, waar daar ook ‘n verwisseling tussen hom en die tweede man plaasvind. Hy loop ook na die toonbank terwyl die tweede verdagte die winkel verlaat.

Die eerste man ruk ‘n vuurwapen uit. Vermaak kyk op terwyl een van sy werkers agter die toonbank induik.

‘n Skoot word afgevuur. Vermaak struikel. Hy word nie weer op die video gesien nie.

Die werknemer agter die toonbank strek om by ‘n paniekknoppie uit te kom.

Nóg ‘n werknemer kom die winkel binne, maar word deur een van die mans na ‘n gang agter in die winkel geneem.

Die opname eindig waar die derde verdagte oor die toonbank spring.

Die saak duur voort.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2261862,00.html

Man ontken hy skiet Pta Technikon-direkteur

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

Jan 30 2008 10:31:14:607PM – (SA)

Jeanne-Marié Versluis

’n Man wat daarvan aangekla word dat hy ’n direkteur van die ou Technikon Pretoria sewe jaar gelede by haar huis in Lynnwood in die stad doodgeskiet het, het gister skuld in die Pretoriase hooggeregshof ontken.

Mnr. Jeffrey Mogatla (30) word daarvan beskuldig dat hy me. Mariana Bothma (47) in die vroeë oggendure van 5 Desember 2000 in haar huis se oprit doodgeskiet het.

Hy word ook daarvan beskuldig dat hy me. Anneline Stroebel hier beroof het.

Mogatla het skuld ontken op aanklagte van moord, roof met verswarende omstandighede en die onwettige besit van ’n vuurwapen en ammunisie.

Hy het nie ’n pleitverduideliking afgelê nie.

Mogatla, wat in Mamelodi-Oos gewoon het, se borgtogaansoek is verlede jaar in die Pretoriase landdroshof afgekeur.

Stroebel het gister getuig sy en Bothma het mekaar van universiteitsdae af geken.

Sy het by Bothma gewoon.

Volgens Stroebel het sy dié oggend omstreeks 02:30 wakker geword toe haar kamerlig aangeskakel is.

Bothma en ’n man met ’n vuurwapen het by die kamerdeur gestaan. ’n Tweede, gewapende man het na haar (Stroebel se) bed gestap. Sy het hom met haar kruk probeer slaan, maar misgeslaan.

Hy het haar in Afrikaans beveel om in haar kamer te bly.

Stroebel het getuig sy het haar vriend per selfoon laat weet daar is gewapende mense in die huis en hy moet die polisie bel.

Sy het toe in die gang afgestap om ’n telefoonboekie te gaan haal.

Sy het haar hond sien lê. Dié was geskiet.

Met die boekie terug in haar kamer, het sy hul buurman gebel.

Die tweede man het weer die kamer ingekom en wou weet of sy die polisie gebel het. Sy het gesê sy het haar vriend gebel.

Die man het haar selfoon afgesit en dit en haar handsak gevat.

Volgens Stroebel het sy later na Bothma se kamer geloop. Een van die mans in dié kamer het haar (Stroebel) beveel om na die badkamer te gaan.

Stroebel het getuig sy het later skote en glas wat breek, gehoor. Sy het uit die badkamer gehardloop. Die polisie was reeds in die huis.

Bothma het buite op die oprit gelê, het sy getuig.

Die saak duur voort.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2261671,00.html

Youths held for Franschhoek murder

Posted in Uncategorized on 31 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

January 30 2008 at 06:27PM

Three youths were arrested on Wednesday after the decomposing body of a 81-year-old woman was found at her house in Franschhoek, police said.

Spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn said the boys aged between 16 and 18 were arrested around 11.30am.

Jana de Korte’s body was found by her neighbours on a garage floor.

“It seems that the deceased sustained wounds to her head, possibly inflicted by a blunt object. She lived alone and was last seen in the afternoon of January 24.”

Steyn said it seemed that entry to the house was gained through an open bedroom window at the back of the house.

“The house was ransacked and at this stage it seems that a laptop is missing. We are still in the process of determining whether anything else was taken from the house,” she said.

The three face charges of murder and rape, and would appear in the Paarl Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. – Sapa

Source:IOL
http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=15&art_id=nw20080130173429128C729792

How to beat Global Apartheid

Posted in Uncategorized on 30 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

By Albert Brenner.

January 27, 2008 01:00 PM EST

Imagine a place where the colour of your skin will be the main reason why you would be refused permission to move from A to B. Further imagine a place where those at point B have spent billions in trying to keep you at point A. They’ve erected spiked walls, thousands of miles of barbed-wire fences and patrol their borders 24/7 just to make absolutely sure that you cannot enter their domain, not even in the dead of the night. That they don’t want you there is heart-rendingly evident every time you see another group of your brothers turned away or another shanty town being erected on the borders by your kin who, like you, must seemingly stay forever on the fringes of the developed world. And then you ask yourself the question; aren’t we all equal…..a brotherhood of man? If so, why can’t we just simply tear down these artificial race barriers….to live as one!?

Now you would probably answer all excitedly; “Yes, but we did. Apartheid is dead!” And right you would be, were it Apartheid South Africa that was described in the above paragraph. But it was not. It was simply a description of the everyday world we live in. What, in effect, is the difference between Europe’s treatment of Africans and Apartheid’s treatment of Africans? Isn’t the former also doing its utmost to keep Africans away from them – just like the latter did? Let us be brutally honest here; apart from occasionally granting the odd African (or two) political asylum, the EU is definitely not living according to the multi-culti dictum she forced on Apartheid whites namely……to Open All Borders Now! In short; substitute white areas during Apartheid with Europe (or Canada) and substitute Apartheid homelands (tribal areas/reservations) with Africa….then what do you get? Global Apartheid.

Seriously, why can’t any (or every) African simply just pack up, ship over to Europe (or Japan, for that matter) and live there forever? Aren’t we a ‘brotherhood of man’? Doesn’t the planet belong to all of us…in equal measure?

Now you’d most probably argue that the difference lies in the fact that Europe belongs to Europeans and that they therefore have the right to allow or refuse entry to anyone they deem fit or unfit. Granted; possession is 9/10s of the law, but is possession ‘inviolable’ or indifferently acquirable? For example, do white Americans and black South Africans have the same claim/right to ownership of their respective countries as, say, the Swedes or Japanese have? If your answer is yes then you don’t discern between inviolable and acquirable ownership because neither the white Americans nor black South Africans were the original owners of ‘their’ counties (Native American Indians and the San Bushmen were, respectively).

Now, seeing that you agree that ownership can be settled (acquired) through the barrel of a gun (or the tip of a spear), as is the case with white America (and Australia) and black South Africa, why then the moral outcry about Apartheid South Africa? Why is the Law of Conquest allowed for the former but not the latter? In other words, why are white Americans and black South Africans regarded as the rightful owners of ‘their’ respective countries – even though they had ‘stolen’ the land by nearly wiping out all the original inhabitants – but white South Africans are seen as illegal ‘evil’ aliens with absolutely no claim to any ownership whatsoever….even though they had settled vast areas before the blacks did?

Well, maybe it is because the Law of Conquest only applies to those who have applied it to the last bloody letter. For to really conquer a physical territory means to physically kill all those who oppose you until your safety/survival is guaranteed by sheer numbers. This never happened in South Africa…..despite Desmond Tutu’s Nobel Peace Prize for claiming so. Roughly equal in number to the white population (1million) in 1910, the black population literally exploded to reach 40 million a century later (courtesy of ‘evil’ Western health-care, nutrition, education, etc). The white population only increased to 5 million during the same period.

Demographically doomed, white South Africans paid the ultimate price (suicide) for not having been as ruthless as the white settlers of America or the black settlers of South Africa had been. Being the nice guy in Darwin’s Zoo is not very wise if you want to survive, now is it? But then, white America will be in the same boat in 2050, and Europe will not last longer than a few centuries more. Mind you, if Africa continues to double in population every 25 years then she could control the whole world by 2200 – because who can possibly outvote 100 billion! To add to Orwell; we are all equal, but some are more equal….because they are more.

Global domination through procreation; this could be the solution Afro/Black-supremists have been looking for because Global Apartheid, like Apartheid South Africa, can only be beaten by barricading the ballot-box with your bullocks.

Source:The Conservative Voice
http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/30469.html

More articles by Albert Brenner:
http://www.theconservativevoice.com/profile/2657/Albert-Brenner.html
http://brenner.dienuwesuidafrika.com/

Verkeersman spog in polisiekantoor dat hy sal uitkom ná hy glo aanrand

Posted in Uncategorized on 30 January, 2008 by rudiprinsloo

Mnr. Henk de Jager is die naweek glo deur ‘n polisieman in Vryburg aangerand.

Jan 29 2008 09:26:21:810PM – (SA)

Nicolize van der Walt

Vryburg. – “Kom, ek donner jou dood.”

Só het ’n verkeersman van die Naledi-verkeersdepartement glo aan ’n motoris gesê wat gekla het omdat hy (die verkeersman) in die middel van die dorp se hoofstraat geparkeer het. Harde woorde het glo tussen die twee geval.

Mnr. Henk de Jager (32) en sy vrou, Elmarie, van die plaas Leliefontein was Saterdag dorp toe vir sake en wou iets kry om te eet.

Op pad na die KFC in die hoofstraat het ’n verkeersman in sy motor voor dié eetplek se deurrit stilgehou.

“Ek het vir hom toeter gedruk en hy het uitgeklim en vir my ’n obsene teken gewys. Ons het tot langs hom gery en ek het hom ’n paar harde woorde toegevoeg,” sê mnr. De Jager.

Die verkeersman het De Jager glo toe met die dood gedreig.

“Ek het uitgeklim en na hom geloop – hy het my voor die bors gestamp. Met dié het ’n persoon van die kant gekom en my geslaan. Ek het gestruikel en die beampte het my hande agter my rug vasgehou terwyl die ander persoon my geslaan het,’’ vertel hy.

’n Groot groep omstanders het glo saamgedrom en die slaner en die verkeersman toegejuig en aangemoedig.

“Ek het net gehoor hoe hulle skree. Ek het toe regtig vir my lewe gevrees,” sê De Jager.

Mnr. Gerrit van Straaten en sy broer, Japie, het die lawaai van die oorkant van die pad gehoor en De Jager gaan help. Gerrit is ook toegetakel. Japie het ook tussenbeide getree en saam kon die drie hul weg na De Jager se motor vind.

De Jager en die Van Straaten-broers is polisiestasie toe. Kort daarna het die verkeersman ook opgedaag.

“Hy het vir ons gestaan en lag en gespog dat sy broer hom vinnig hier sal uitkry,” vertel Gerrit.

Die padvalk het ook glo die ooggetuies by die polisiestasie uitgetart en hulle gedreig dat hy hulle “sal kry”.

’n Beeld-leser wat by die polisiestasie was, vertel die “glimlaggende verkeersman” het met polisiebeamptes staan en skerts terwyl ’n erg bebloede De Jager daar naby sy verklaring afgelê het.

“Kort daarna het nog ’n verkeersman by die polisiestasie opgedaag en op van die polisiemanne daar begin skel,’’ vertel dié Beeld-leser, wat anoniem wil bly.

De Jager, sy erg geskokte vrou en die Van Straaten-broers is daarna hospitaal toe vir behandeling. “Ek het veral erge gesigbeserings opgedoen,’’ sê De Jager.

Mnr. David Sikhomba, die plaaslike verkeershoof, het teen druktyd nog nie op Beeld se boodskappe reageer nie.

Die polisie het bevestig dat ’n klag van aanranding met die opset om ernstig te beseer teen die verkeersman ondersoek word.

Laasgenoemde het op sy beurt ’n klag van crimen injuria teen De Jager ingedien.

Oorsprong:Beeld
http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2261001,00.html