Friday, December 23, 2005

Farm attacks: Farmer executed

Roedtan - A local farmer was forced to kneel next to his bakkie at the gate to the farm Doringfontein before being shot in the forehead. Hennie van Vuuren, 53, had minutes before found his wife Celia's blood-spattered body when he arrived at the farm after having dropped off workers. Celia, 53, had been shot dead in the garden in front of their house at about 18:0 on Wednesday. The attackers did not take anything. TLU spokesperson Dries Joubert described the attacks on farmers as "low-intensity war". "The fact that nothing was stolen, proves once and for all that the police are wrong in claiming that the motive is crime." The chair of the Roedtan South farmers' association, Hendrik Botha, said he and Van Vuuren had been at an auction and year-end function earlier in the day. According to Botha, Van Vuuren had tried to flee the attackers after he'd found Celia's body. "But they shot at him and hit him in the leg through the bakkie's door," Botha said. It is not clear what happened afterwards, but it is believed that the farm's electronic gate opened too slowly for Botha to escape the killers. "Hennie was pulled from the bakkie at the gate, forced to stand on his knees - in a similar manner to being executed - and shot in the forehead. "We found his body next to the bakkie," a shocked Botha said. "This was no farm robbery," said Botha. "It was murder, plain and simple." Agri SA's Kiewiet Ferreira said given attacks on farmers, it was becoming increasingly difficult to convince them not to take the law into their own hands.

Source: News24.Com URL:,,2-7-1442_1851610,00.html

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Robbers are winning

Organised gangs of robbers had a lucrative time the past months with their cash in-transit robberies and the robbing of shopping complexes. During November eighteen malls were robbed while ten in-transit robberies took place. These were only the reported robberies. The robberies were so well planned that the question again arises if the defence force is not involved. The fact that R4 rifles were used in some of the attacks increases the possibility of armed forces being involved. Political parties said outright that members of the previous armed forces of the ANC and APLA are involved.

Meanwhile the police said it is not their task to protect malls and money-carrying vehicles in transit. The official opposition suggested that the police force re-employ previous expert police officers. The party's spokesperson, John Moodey, said only experienced officers can control the upsurge in robberies. Many experienced white officers were dismissed or left the service out of frustration. The new generation of police officers are not experienced enough and their training is questionable. Apparently the police force still rids itself of experienced whites. The Appeals Court even criticised the police commissioner for upgrading a post and then getting rid of the person who holds the post. Today we reap the bitter fruits of this discrimination. Management is poor and the police force cannot control the upsurge in crime. The infrastructure is crumbling and many officers are not crime-orientated. They attach more value to the painting of Old Republican Flags in the Northern province than persecuting murder gangs.

Saturday, December 17, 2005

16 December - The covenant of Bloedrivier.

"It is the evening of 9 December 1838. The recently elected commandant general Andries Pretorius, with 464 Voortrekkers, some servants and wagon drivers, three British settlers and some 120 “tame” Zulus draw a laager at Wasbank, near the current Dundee. They are on their way to uMgundgundlovu, capital of the Zulu king, Dingane to try and break the might of the Zulu force that has caused them so much heartache and sorrow. First the Voortrekker leader Piet Retief and his men were murdered after land negotiations on 6 February 1838 and then hundreds of Voortrekkers and their servants died at Blaaukrantz and Weenen, killed by the Zulu force.

Sarel Cilliers takes the lead and the handful of men solemnly promise that:

If He would protect them and deliver the enemy into their hands, they would build a House in His name and that the day of their triumph would be known unto the last generation because it would be commemorated in His honour;

What followed is familiar to most of the older generation of Afrikaners. The battle of Blood River that took place on the banks of the Ncome River on 16 December 1838, was, according to most historians a turning point in the history of South Africa. The Voortrekkers in their ‘fortified’ laager and with their front-loading rifles and 2-3 cannons repelled wave after wave of Zulus whose force consisted of between 9 000 and 12 000 men. By 11:00 that morning the Zulu forces began to pull back. By this time they had already lost 3 000 warriors on the battlefield while only three Voortrekkers were wounded.

It was an absolute miracle to the Voortrekkers – an act of mercy from God and even though the Zulus were not totally defeated, their victory initiated the way to an independent state for the Voortrekkers in Natal.

Throughout the years historians and others have analysed, criticized and looked at the occurrences of 16 December from different perspectives. Today, while our country’s history is being “re-written”, Afrikaner historians are blamed of distorting and fabricating the facts. Despite this, very little in Afrikaner history draws as much attention as the Covenant of Blood River.

For more information about the Blood River site, please contact Cecilia Kruger or Estelle Pretorius at the Voortreker Monument (012) 326 6770.
For more information about the commemoration of the Covenant on site or at the Voortrekker Monument please contact Deon van Onselen at the same number"

Covenant of Blood River

Even to this day, Afrikaners (also known as Boers, who are decendants of the old Voortrekkers) commemorate this day, viewing the 'ritual' not only as a fulfillment of their duties, but also as a renewal of the covenant of 1838. History repeats itself, as the Boers are in the same situation they were in during 1838. The gruesome torture, rape and murder of Boer men, women and babies are commonplace in South Africa. Violent crimes are not only a plague in the country, but also in metropolitan areas. South Africa is ranked as the country with both the highest murder rate and rape rate in the world. The Boers are indeed in the same position they were in in 1838.

The SA government, an (ANC) autocratic government who are the allies of Robert Mugabe (Iran, China, India, Russia and also Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF, who are notorious for land evictions and other human right infringements), are currently attempting to "erase" the day of the covenant by euphemistically renaming it to "Reconciliation Day". (Note the reporter's biased reporting).

Desperate attempts of the South African government to try and discredit the covenant of Bloedrivier should be shunned and disregarded with the utmost of discontent that their fallacies deserve.

To all the people of South Africa (Especially the Boers):
May you find the freedom that you have longed for for so long!


Friday, December 02, 2005


As shown in this cartoon, SA is the country that has been hit the worst by the AIDS epidemic. It is, however, not a random stroke of bad luck but rather a deadly combination of ignorance, incompetence and bad governance (by the ANC) that lead to this disaster.

What is more disturbing, as mentioned in one of our earlier articles, is that the SA government is actually telling AIDS sufferers that ARV's is overkill and that they should rather use vitamins! The SA minister of health, Manto Tshabalala Msimang even proclaimed that AIDS can be cured by using garlic. Read "Do the ANC benefit if AIDS-sufferers die sooner"?.