Thursday, October 6, 2011

Destroyed for R300

The woman with the mutilated face surveys the scene speechlessly. The pigpens are empty, the goat kraal deserted. No cattle push toward the watering trough as they used to do – before a single blast from a shotgun changed everything.

All the farm activities at Mathafeni, near Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal, ceased one day in 2002 when with a single shot an attacker on her farm shattered not only Mariette Nel’s jawbone (she was 47 at the time) but her life.

But, she says with conviction, there will be farming here again. She was born here, worked on the farm from an early age and took over when her parents died in the mid-’90s.

Her life changed on 26 October 2002 when she and her domestic worker, Miriam Mamyembe (59), set out in the farm bakkie to the market with vegetables. At the farm gate someone ran towards the vehicle, pressed a shotgun to her face and pulled the trigger. He made off with a bank bag containing R300.

After two months in hospital a partial reconstruction of Mariette’s face was done. It was badly mutilated and the limited state hospital resources didn’t allow for replacing her teeth and upper lip.

When she returned to the farm in May 2003 nothing was left of her livestock and vegetable gardens.
To make a living Mariette and Miriam started baking and selling cakes and Mariette rented the farmland to a neighbour. Within a year she was R16 000 in arrears with her bond repayments and the bank wanted to repossess the farm.

A group of businesspeople in the town came to her rescue with a loan, which she has repaid with the income from her cake sales.

She finds difficult to go into town. “I can hear people laughing at me. And I just turn away. I’m not saying I was beautiful but I was never awful-looking.”

She must dice or liquidise everything and eats with difficulty.

An ongoing sense of powerlessness has left her furious. “My face is disgusting, my farm has been destroyed and my attacker is a free man.

“And all for R300,” she says.
* The organisation Tabita, is raising funds to pay for more surgery to Mariette’s face which will cost R600 000. Contact Lita Fourie of Tabita on 072-542-7352 or at

I Once Had A Farm In South Africa

“ I once had a farm in South Africa: but it was destroyed by the black-racist African National Congress-government: “

The ANC government’s shocking neglect of the more than 65,000 commercial farms it has already confiscated since 1994 can best be illustrated with ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures.

Even more ominous is the fact that the regime has lodged yet another new Bill to confiscate even more land, ‘ in the public interest ’: link:

Eyewitness accounts, Oct 2011:

Pieter Oosthuizen commented on Oct 6 2011 that his sister drove last weekend from Jan Kempdorp to Johannesburg – and that along the entire 400km distance, there only were three farms still planted with food-crops. “It used to be one continuous display of productive farms the entire distance. Now, most of the land has been torched and covered in weeds.’

Stephanie Vouros “driving to Witbank on Oct 5 2011, one could only discern barren earth. Outside Ogies there used to be lush farm-lands, now it’s just barren soil as far as the eye can see. Almost as if all the farmers decided to stop planting altogether, or they have been murdered. The farm-houses have broken-out windows and there’s no livestock – and right up to Middelburg it was the same dismal scenery. We are facing a massive famine.’

KOMATIEPOORTFARM BEFORE1 This lush, well-maintained and highly productive sugar/citrus/banana farm outside Komatiepoort was taken over in perfect conditon by the ANC-regime in April 2007 – and below is what it looks like in October 2011:

This farm right next to the Ngwenya Lodge in Komatiepoort was sold to the SA government 3 years ago - and this is what it looked like in the first week of October 2011. An aerial picture taken from a helicopter also shows that the entire homestead ‘s roof has disappeared: just the empty shell of a once flourishing homestead remains. What is happening to South African food-supplies and commodity prices if all 85,000 commercial farms are destroyed? The ANC regime by the end of 2010 had already confiscated 65,000 once very productive farms just like these…and still want more of them. But to what end?

ANC-regime lodges new Bill for land-confiscation ‘in the public interest”: the ethnic-cleansing of white land-owners continues:












LIMPOPO Letsitele Valley – Local farmers urge reinstatement of the self-defence rural commando system after there were another five farm-murders in their region in February. The latest two farmers to be murdered in South Africa are Belgian farmer Etienne Cannaerts (61), kidnapped and found with his throat slashed near Ellisras/Lephalale on Friday. A day later farm manager Paul Dunn (49), of Constantia Citrus Products in the Letsitele valley outside Tzaneen was shot dead during a fierce gunfight with three attackers inside his homestead. A total of five people were murdered on Limpopo farms in February said Dr. Theo de Jager, vice-president of Agri SA. “People are angry. Many farmers phone me, demanding for the reinstatement of the (citizen-volunteer) commando system.”

Dunn Paul 49 farm manager Limpopo Constantia Citrus murdered Feb282010The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa wants the SAPS to acknowledge the legality of their volunteer farm-watch system ‘s use of green flashing lights on their patrol vehicles. “The police insist that green patrol lights are ‘illegal’ and have clashed with TAU-SA several times about their use’, said TAU-SA in a statement issued after the latest farmmurders in Limpopo.

Local farmer Japie Ellis of the Lephalale area told Beeld newspaperthat Belgian-born farmer Etienne Cannaerts probably was attacked and kidnapped after he had opened his farm gate upon his return from offloading his workers on Friday. “The attackers drove Cannaerts in his own vehicle to a water-pan on the farm, his hands and feet were tied up and his throat was then cut. “His body was found that night on a remote farm road,’ said Ellis. Police superintendent Ronel Otto confirmed that nothing was robbed.

A family friend of the Cannaerts couple Mr Marco Ruiter said the murderwas ‘gruesome. “Cannaerts and his wife Ingrid lived on the farm for the past six years. They do not have South African citizenship. We do not want to talk about it. Mr Cannaerts’ body is being shipped to Belgium for a post-mortem examination and he will be buried there,’ said Ruiter.

And Dries Enslin, chairman of Agri-Letaba, said that farm manager Paul Dunn, left, died in the ensuing gunfight after he more than likely was alerted to three attackers breaking into his homestead again – and in the firefight Dunn injured one attacker before he was shot dead. The farm manager was shot in the chest, neck, right arm and back. Superintendent Otto said ‘various household goods were stolen’. The injured attacker was traced by his blood trail followed by local farmers who also used a private helicopter to locate the injured gunman. He’s now under police guard at a local hospital.

Enslin said that in this region alone a total of twelve crime-incidents occurred in the past ten days on Letsitele farms. said Doors Le Roux chairman of TAU-SA in the district. They have asked for an urgent meeting with the local ANC-MEC in charge of security for Limpopo province and police commissioner cdr. Calvin Sengani to ‘discuss the issue’. The Letsitele-area farmers participate in the sector-policing programme of the SAPS and have a ‘good relationship’ with the local police – but that much more obviously needs to be done.As it happens Agri-SA is holding a crime-conference in Centurion on Monday in which the lack of security on farms countrywide will also be ‘discussed’ with Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Vicious Killing of Family

A family was murdered in Walkerville - What was reported in the South African Newspapers

A family of three, including a 13-year-old boy, has been found shot dead on their smallholding in Walkerville, south of Joburg, according to a report on Monday.

Captain Shado Mashobane told Beeld newspaper it was suspected that the boy's mother had been raped before being shot dead. The boy and his father were shot dead execution-style.

The police found their bodies on Sunday after finding the family's car in Orange Grove.

The body of Giraldine Vaina, 46, was found in the main bedroom, while her husband, Tony Vaina, 50, seemed to have been shot dead in the lounge. He was found on the stomach with his hands tied behind his back.

The body of Amaro Vaina, 13, was found in the bath, with his hands tied behind his back. He was a Grade 7 pupil at the Linmeyer Primary School.

His father was the owner of MSV Tooling in Germiston.

No arrests have been made. –


Walkerville Killing

To those of you who have heard about the killing of a family in Walkerville on Saturday night, these are the true facts.

 This did not happen in De Deur.

This happened on a plot near the Walkerville show grounds.

The Mother, Father and 12 year old Son plus the family dog, were not shot as the press claims.

They were hacked to death with pangas, the Mother was raped and then had a broken bottle rammed into her vagina.

 The family was chased around their 13 room home and hacked to pieces as they ran.

 The son was drowned in the bath with his hands tied behind his back.

 The savages tortured this family before killing them, while drinking the alcohol they found in the house.

 There were blood splashes and smears in every room of this large home.

 The dog was hacked to pieces and shot.

 This was done by the 20 year old son and his buddies of a black family who had worked for the family for many years.

 Anyone old enough to remember the Congo and ‘Uhuru’, will recognise this.

 There is a march against crime being planned, but those of us who have done this before, know that this does not help.
These bastards, when or if they are caught (the son is in custody, found with the family car), will be held in cells while becoming local hero’s.

 They will probably be granted bail and someone will conveniently lose the dockets and they will walk free as is the case with so many of our criminals in SA.

 This is what is going to happen more frequently.
There will be the usual cover-ups and sweeping under the carpet of these incidents to keep the citizens of SA unaware of just how bad things are here.
This is not simply crime.
This is racial extermination and they are hell bent on chasing every white man, woman and child of any age, out of the country.

 They are being fuelled by the likes of Malema and the ANCYL and the rest just turn a blind eye.

This report was posted by  Glenda Labuschagne who contributes to the Facebook page, South Africa From The Inside.