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Farm Murders censored by News24com: pre-2015 farm-attack reports deleted from News24com Tags/Topics/Farm_Attacks pages

Journalists and researchers looking for previous archives of farm murders and farm-attacks against whites in South Africa by black attackers will not find any archival-records from before 2015 on the websites of News24.com (Naspers) except two incidents. None of the previous years’ farm attacks (which are logged meticulously on iol.co.za) can be found on Naspers records.
SEE: http://www.news24.com/Tags/Topics/farm_attacks
The South African Police Service also does not log these extremely violent, excessively sadistic attacks against white farmers on their archives after 2005:
http://www.saps.gov.za
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2014 FARM ATTACK RECORDS ACCORDING TO AFRIFORUM:
A total of 67 people have been murdered and some 180+ injured in attacks on farms across South Africa in 2014 (per Afriforum) YET THE NEWS24.COM WEBSITE ONLY HAS TWO FARM-ATTACK INCIDENTS REMAINING ON ITS WEBSITE FOR THE YEAR 2014. . THE REST WERE ONLINE BUT HAVE NOW BEEN DELETED.
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SUMMARY BELOW ON NEWS24.COM’S 2015 FARM ATTACK REPORTS:

Their summary of white farmers murdered by blacks in 2015: (accompanied by sadism, torture and hatespeech:)

Murdered farm couple tortured for hours, court hears 2015-02-20 10:27 A Free State court has heard how an elderly woman was raped by three attackers while her husband was forced to watch, before they were shot dead on their farm.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Murdered-farm-couple-tortured-for-hours-court-hears-20150220

Addo East Cape farmer murdered, 3 arrests made
2015-04-21 Three men have been arrested for the murder of an Eastern Cape farmer after they were found in his blood-stained bakkie.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Addo-farmer-murdered-3-arrests-made-20150421

Woman recounts brutal Warmbaths, Bela-Bela attack
2015-03-19 A woman whose fiancé was stabbed to death in an attack on their smallholding in Bela-Bela has told how she fought off the attackers and prayed for strength when one of them tried to rape her.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woman-recounts-brutal-Bela-Bela-attack-20150319

Woman tortured with burning plastic in farm attack Pongola KZN creche on a farm
2015-03-10 A crèche principal in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal, has been tortured with burning plastic during an attack on a farm, according to a report.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Woman-tortured-with-burning-plastic-in-farm-attack-20150310

Elderly Brits couple attacked, burnt with iron De Wildt, Brits smallholding 2015-01-21 12:32 An elderly couple have been badly injured in an attack on their plot in De Wildt near Brits.
They were tied up and burnt on most of their bodies with a steam iron, say police.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Elderly-Brits-couple-attacked-burnt-with-iron-20150121

Murdered Free State farm couple tortured for hours court hears 2015-02-20
A Free State court has heard how an elderly woman was raped by three attackers while her husband was forced to watch, before they were shot dead on their farm.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Murdered-farm-couple-tortured-for-hours-court-hears-20150220

3 appear for farm murders Bainsvlei Bloemfontein
2015-01-14 1Three men accused of killing and robbing an elderly couple on their farm in Bainsvlei have appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Trio-appears-for-Free-State-farm-murders-20150121

Alleged farm attackers plead not guilty to 11 charges Nelspruit farm attack
2015-01-22 Two Mpumalanga men accused of terrorising farmers around Malalane in Mpumalanga will stand trial in the Nelspruit Regional Court in June.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Alleged-farm-attackers-plead-not-guilty-to-11-charges-20150122

Man appears for allegedly strangling female farmer 76
2015-02-02 19:25 The bail application of a man accused of killing a 76-year-old woman on a farm near Lephalale has been postponed in the local magistrate’s court.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Man-appears-for-allegedly-strangling-employer-20150202

Retired doctor mutilated, murdered on Limpopo farm
2015-03-03 08:14 The mutilated body of a retired doctor has been found on his game farm in Limpopo – the second farmer to be killed in the Waterberg district this year.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Retired-doctor-murdered-on-Limpopo-farm-20150303

Group of armed men kill KZN farmer Khuhluwe KZN
2015-02-25 22:25 A farmer has been shot and killed on his Hluhluwe farm in KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial community safety department says.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Group-of-armed-men-kill-KZN-farmer-20150225

Man stabbed to death on Limpopo smallholding
2015-03-17 17:43 A massive manhunt has been launched after four men allegedly stabbed a father-of-three to death with a screwdriver and a knife in a brutal attack on a smallholding outside Bela-Bela, according to a report. http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Man-stabbed-to-death-on-Limpopo-smallholding-20150317

Farmer Timothy Green’s killers sentenced: Newcastle: 2015-04-15 12:28 A black Newcastle farm worker and his accomplice have been jailed for life by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for killing and robbing Newcastle farmer Timothy Green.

STATEMENTS BY ANC-OFFICIALS ABOUT FARM MURDERS 2015

SA farmers don’t deserve to be murdered – minister
2015-03-22 08:48 http://www.fin24.com/Economy/SA-farmers-dont-deserve-to-be-murdered-minister-20150322
Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana has told rights group AfriForum during talks that farmers “deserve a thank you, not a murder”.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/Politics/Farmers-deserve-a-thank-you-not-a-murder-minister-20150321

Farm murders’ down claim by police commissioner – but farmers sceptical
2015-03-02 08:55
National police commissioner Riah Phiyega believes police’s safety plans are working after statistics showed a 30% drop in farm murders since 2010, a report says.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Farm-murders-down-but-farmers-sceptical-20150302

Farm murders on the rise – AfriForum: 67 deaths on farms countrywide in 2014: Afriforum
2015-01-15 16:02 A total of 67 people have been murdered on farms across South Africa in 2014, AfriForum says.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Farm-murders-of-the-rise-AfriForum-20150115

Cele misleading public when he claims ‘farm murders are not about race’ – AfriForum
2015-01-13 22:22 Deputy Agriculture Minister Bheki Cele is misleading the public when he said farm murders had nothing to do with race, AfriForum says.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Cele-misleading-public-about-farm-murders-AfriForum-20150113

previous remaining reports on farm attacks on News24. (most years’ older records were deleted)

20091108 Farmer gunned down on farm: only SAPA headline remains: no details:
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Farmer-gunned-down-on-farm-20091108

NEWS24.COM ERASED ALL THE OTHER FARM ATTACKS FROM ITS 2014 SITE EXCEPT THESE TWO:

— 20141230 Wheelchairbound farmer Johan Lange 70, assaulted in Kiepersol Nelspruit Mpumalanga: sadists forced frail old man to repeat:”I love black people”

Mbombela/Nelspruit – A wheelchair-bound farmer and his family were assaulted and robbed on their farm in Mpumalanga, Netwerk24 reported on Tuesday.
“They forced my father to repeat ‘I love black people’,” daughter Monique Lange, 34, was quoted as saying.
Five armed black men jumped over a fence, attacked 70-year-old Johan Lange, from Kiepersol, threw him out of his wheelchair and assaulted him on his farm on Saturday around 22:00.
Monique Lange, aged 34, her husband Bernhard Bekker, aged 36, and their 13-month-old son were visiting him at the time.
The attackers stole five hunting rifles and ammunition from a safe, as well as a laptop computer, cellphones, money, and bank cards.
Miss Bekker was assaulted and bound, and the baby was tied to Monique. She managed to free herself and call for help.
The men fled in Bekker’s bakkie which was found abandoned nearby. No arrests had been made.
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Wheelchair-bound-farmer-assaulted-in-Mpumalanga-20141230

Rawsonville reels after elderly woman’s farm murder:
— 20141230: Rawsonville reels after elderly woman’s farm murder:
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Rawsonville-reels-after-elderly-womans-farm-murder-20141202

2009: only the headline remains:
http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Farmer-gunned-down-on-farm-20091108

Xenophobic attacks since 2008 to the present were not spontaneous – and there will be more says expert

Xenophobic attacks were not spontaneous and there will be more to come: expert
April 23 2015 Article By Carla Bernardo ANA
The recent spate of xenophobic attacks in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were not spontaneous, unsurprising, or the last South Africa would see, said Dr Roni Amit of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Johannesburg – The recent spate of xenophobic attacks in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal were not spontaneous, unsurprising, or the last South Africa would see, said Dr Roni Amit of the African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS) at the University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday.
“We will see more xenophobic violence, particularly with local elections coming up,” said Amit, “This violence did not start or end in 2008, it didn’t just start this year, nor is it a surprise”.
Amit spoke at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Safety and Violence Initiative’s (SaVI) panel discussion, ‘Understanding, responding to, and preventing xenophobic violence in South Africa’.
Through research from the 2008 xenophobic attacks, ACMS found that although social factors such as poverty and unemployment played a part in xenophobic violence, it was not the main contributor.
“Areas that were and are most affected by xenophobic violence are not the most populated with foreign nationals or the poorest in terms of service delivery,” said Amit.
“The three most important factors contributing to xenophobic violence are political leadership, lack of conflict resolution processes, and very few prosecutions”.
Amit said local leaders, particularly on a micro level, caught in power struggles would capitalise on economic and social factors
“We found that in certain areas, leaders wanting to gain favour from the community would use frustrations with foreign nationals and incite the violence in order to consolidate power.”
Amit added that government was guilty of conveying a “fair amount of misinformation” and providing “some legitimacy for the violence”.
“By saying you condemn the violence and then referring to improved border control and investigating the legality of papers as a solution, government is saying that that this is okay.”
“Besides selling well with the public, border control will not solve the issue of xenophobic violence,” said Amit.
She said that the “culture of impunity” encouraged criminal entrepreneurs to attack foreigners because they knew they would not be caught.
Joining Amit on the panel was Major-General Jeremy Vearey, the South African Police Services’ Head of the Anti-Gang Strategy in the Western Cape and Chris Giles from Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading (VPUU).
VPUU, a City of Cape Town project aimed at reducing violent crime and improving social conditions, had an anti-xenophobia strategy based on social integration and inclusion.
“As a preventative measure, we encourage foreign nationals to join street committees and neighbourhood watches,” said Giles.
Giles said foreign nationals and locals were also encouraged to share cultural experiences as well as business skills and added it was critical the justice system shared routine feedback with communities to ease tensions and distrust.
Vearey referred to the 2008 xenophobic attacks saying the then-provincial police commissioner – General Mzwandile Petros – claimed everything was under control and they were prepared.
“But on May 22, we were caught off guard even though the attacks in this province followed two weeks after the last one in Gauteng,” said Vearey.
He said the police were hesitant to call the 2008 attacks xenophobic as they did not, operationally, have a response with which they could associate it.
“The police work in a normative environment. We see a murder case or a case of rape and we know the process to follow. With the attacks of 2008, we did not develop a strategy because we didn’t have a label to tag it against,” he said.
Vearey said police intervention should be a last resort and that as a preventative measure, they were bringing in civil society to settle tensions.
“We need to identify the non-profits who have the ability to mediate in communities, which is what we did in 2008 with the TAC,” he said.
Vearey added that a military response to xenophobic violence was not the solution.
“In 2008, we immediately moved into a militarised response and said that we should first establish public order before we would have a discussion,” he said.
“So, the decision to resort to the military in other parts of the country is a worry for me”. ANA
http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/xenophobic-attacks-more-to-come-says-expert-1.1849648#.VTlIcdLtlBc

Failure of justice system: Where is the justice for paralysed Afrikaner youth Luday van der Merwe?

Failures of justice system: Has there been any justice for Afrikaner youth Luday van der Merwe, who was paralysed for life by the bullets of black gunmen on New Year’s Eve 2012 in Brits?
— the Trial of Zimbabwean accused Petrus Jamari Moyo 26 and Changeman Mathare 27 are being constantly ‘postponed’ by Brits magistrate’s court.
28 January 2015 — Whatever happened to the results of trial of the two black gunmen whose bullets paralised Afrikaans high school pupil Luday van der Merwe for life on New Year’s Eve 2012?
The investigating officer, South African Palice Service warrant-officer Moses Bushy Mmatli, has pushed for the trial at the Brits Magistrate’s court to be completed.
After yet another senselessly postponed court appearance on 5 May 2014 for the two Zimbabweans charged with ‘attempted murder’, Petrus Jamari Moyo 26 and Changeman Mathare 27, the dedicated police officer carried the frail, paralysed youth down the stairs of the law courts.
Luday is an important State witness in the trial. Luday became paralysed when the two black males allegedly shot him, and one of their bullets penetrated his spine and turned him into a paraplegic. When Luday saw them at court, he told the newspapers he ‘wanted to grab them both by the throat.
“Neither one could look me in the eyes,’ he reportedly said after the brief appearance in court. What happened to this trial?
Picture: Luday Van der Merwe, 17, paralyzed for life by Gunmen’s bullets in Brits on New Year’s eve 2012.
http://southafricatoday.net/south-africa-news/luday-van-der-merwe-trial-2-black-gunmen-charged-with-attempted-murder/
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Brits teenage hero faces paralysis after mugging
3 Jan 2013 – A TEENAGE boy is facing paralysis after his bravery saved a girl from being shot on New Year’s Eve. Luday van der Merwe will turn 16 tomorrow in the Dr George Mukhari hospital in Ga-Rankuwa. “He saved my life. He’s a hero. I was scared, but I’m alive because Luday pushed me out of the way,” a tearful Deidré Strydom (19) said yesterday.
Luday lives with his grandmother, Jenny Wallis, in Brits after his mother, a single parent, died of cancer last year. In 2007, he suffered brain damage in a car accident and had to learn to talk and walk again, with Wallis’s help.
Now, she said, doctors have told her he will be paralysed from the chest down after a mugger’s bullet lodged in his spinal cord. He was at the house of friends on New Year’s Eve when another guest became worried about her dogs, while crackers were being let off in the neighbourhood.
Luday, Strydom and her brother, Marcel (16), offered to walk down the street to check on the animals. “On the way back, three black men came up to us. One fired a shot in the air and then held the gun to my little brother’s head,” said Strydom.
“I pushed him away, but another man searched me for my cellphone.“When he turned away, I ran back towards Luday.”She was standing in front of him when the man pointed the firearm at her. “Luday turned me and pushed me out of the way. The bullet hit him.”The muggers fled and Marcel ran for help.“I held Luday’s head on my lap. My arms and clothes were full of his blood,” she said.The bullet penetrated Luday’s shoulder, went through his lung and lodged in his spinal cord.The party hosts rushed him to the Brits MediClinic, and he was later transferred to the Mukhari hospital for specialist care when X-rays showed the bullet lodged in his spine. Doctors told Wallis he will most probably be paralysed from the chest down, she said.
“His friends are crying so,” she said.“The girl blames herself, but it’s not her fault.” South Africa Today – South Africa News

http://southafricatoday.net/south-africa-news/brits-teenage-hero-faces-paralysis-after-mugging/