South African Farm Attacks In May: 7 Dead; Elderly Farmers Shot, Beaten, Strangled In A Wheelchair, And Hacked With A Machete
06/10/2021
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Earlier: April Farm Attacks: Four Dead, Farmers Stabbed, Bound, Assaulted And Robbed

These are the most recent "farm attacks" on whites in South Africa.

  • A guard at a Jabula farm in Limpopo province of South Africa was killed during an attack.

Reports say an unknown number of intruders managed to gain entry to the property by cutting through electric fences. The attackers opened fire on security guards resulting in one death. No arrests were made.

The incident occurred June 3, 2021.

[Farm murder, security guard fatally wounded, Jabula, Steelpoort, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, June 3 2021]

  • An elderly woman was assaulted, bound, and robbed on a farm in Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha) in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

The woman was provided medical attention after the attackers fled.

The incident occurred June 3, 2021.

[Farm attack, elderly woman assaulted, tied up, vehicle lookout, Sleepy Hollow, PE, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, June 3 2021]

  • Neil McKay, age 46, was found strangled to death on his Winterton, KwaZulu-Natal province farm in South Africa.

The victim was found dead in his wheelchair, his hands bound. Two suspects, Bongani Mkhwanazi, 18, and Bokang Petrose Tsatsi, 23, were arrested. Items stolen from McKay were recovered including binoculars and a speaker.

The attack occurred in April 2021 and the arrests were reported June 3, 2021.

DA Alf Lees  "McKay was a gentle and friendly man of peace who apparently refused to carry or even have a gun."

[KZN farm attack: Two in court for Neil McKay’s murder, by Se-Anne Rall, iol.co.za, June 3 2021]

  • An unidentified man was fatally shot on his farm in Muldersdrift in the Gauteng Province of South Africa.

Reports say intruders gained entry to the property by crawling under a fence. The victim was gunned down when he went outside to investigate noises made by the intruders. His family managed to secure the farmhouse doors, denying the intruders entry. Consequently, nothing was reported stolen.

The attack occurred June 1, 2021.

[Farm murder, man gunned down at his door, nothing robbed, Muldersdrift, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, June 2, 2021]

  • Farmer Quinn Young was fired upon moments after being awakened by his barking dogs.

Reports say intruders outside Young’s farmhouse shot at him through his window. After diving to the floor for cover, the victim managed to make his way to a restroom where he called for assistance. Four or five intruders broke through the home’s kitchen door and, upon finding Young, held him at gunpoint demanding he turn over his firearms. The victim was unarmed, however, and the intruders left with his phone, watch, and bicycle. It is presumed the attackers suspected Young had called for help, otherwise the end result could have been deadly.

[Farm attackers open fire on man through window, break down door, Muldersdrift, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, June 2, 2021]

  • Eastern Cape, South Africa farmer John Viedge was fatally shot by intruders.

The 79-year-old was killed in front of his wife during an early morning home invasion. While robbery may have been a motive, nothing was reported missing.

The incident was reported June 1, 2021.

[Agri Eastern Cape backs call for increased gun ownership after farmer killed in front of wife, by Malibongwe Dayimani, news24.com, June 1, 2021]

  • The wife of an 80-year-old farmer was brutally beaten during a farm attack in Kameeldrift West in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Hannes Botha and his wife Emmerentia were ambushed as they returned home. Reports say the couple were attacked as they entered the home by two intruders who had previously gained entry. The woman sustained blows to her head and body. The elderly Hannes managed to secure his gun during the beating and alerted authorities by pressing an alarm button. The attackers fled in the couple’s small truck.

[Farm attack: Elderly couple ambushed, woman viciously beaten, Kameeldrift West, attributed to crime correspondent, southafricatoday.net, June 1, 2021]

  • An elderly couple, ages 76 and 74, were attacked by intruders moments after sitting down for dinner.

Reports say the man was shot in the leg when three attackers opened fire. The victim, however, managed to return fire, killing one of the intruders. A trail of blood suggests another attacker was wounded. No arrests were reported.

The incident occurred in Hennops Valei in the Gauteng province of South Africa on May 26, 2021.          

[Farm attack, attackers open fire on couple, man returns fire kills 1, Hennops Valei, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 30, 2021]

  • 69-year-old Dionne van Rensburg was assaulted by four attackers in Naauwpoort in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Reports say the victim was beaten and strangled as the attackers demanded cash and firearms.

After ransacking the farm house, the intruders made off with cash, three hunting rifles, two pellet guns, and ammunition. They also ransacked the house and workshop, loading a welder, generator, and tools onto the man’s double-cab truck which they also stole.

The incident occurred May 24, 2021.

[Farm attack, man brutalized by 4 attackers, smallholding raided, Naauwpoort, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 30, 2021]

  • A woman was assaulted in her Alldays farmhouse in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

Reports say an intruder attacked the woman after demanding cash and firearms. The attacker made off with an old cell phone and about 6,000R ($447.00).

That attack occurred May 26, 2021.

[Farm attack, woman overpowered, assaulted, robbed in her home, Alldays, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 27, 2021]

  • Johan Viljoen and his wife were attacked by two armed intruders at their farm in Fochville, in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Reports say the elderly couple was not seriously injured by the gunmen, who made off with the couple’s small truck.

The incident occurred May 24, 2021.

[Farm attack, elderly couple overpowered, robbed, Fochville, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 24, 2021]

  • A man in his 60’s was hacked with a panga, similar to a machete, at a farm near White River, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Reports say the victim was hospitalized after suffering severe injuries to his head, arms, and abdomen. The attackers made off with cell phones.

For reference, this is what a panga looks like and can do:

The attack occurred May 19, 2021.

[Farm attack, man hospitalised after panga attack, White River, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 21, 2021]

  • A missing farmer’s body was found dumped in a ravine two months after he was reported missing.

Reports say the remains of 54-year-old Themba Isaac Vilakaz of Mpumalanga were found near Vrede, Free State. Two suspects have been arrested. Vilakaz went missing after being lured away from his home by a phone caller posing as police. The victim was the only farm attack victim identified as being black.

Vilakez’s remains were found May 28, 2021.

[Mpumalanga farmer missing since March found dead in Free State, by Botho Molosankwe, iol.co.za, May 21, 2021]

  • Hennie Moldenhauer was fatally shot on his farm in Amersfoort, South Africa.

Reports say the victim, right,  had been shot in his left ear. He was identified by his wife after being found near his soybean field. Stolen were a pistol and rifle the victim had with him. A suspect was captured and reportedly hanged himself while in jail.

Moldenhauer was killed May 16, 2021.

[Hennie Moldenhauer, no attribution, geni.com, May 20, 2021]

  • Jansen van Rooyen was attacked at his farm near Harrismith in the Free State province of South Africa.

Reports say he was assaulted by five attackers. Nothing was reported stolen and the assailants remain at large.

The incident occurred May 17, 2021.

[Farm attack: Farmer hospitalised after assault by 5 attackers, nothing stolen, Warden, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 18, 2021]

  • A family of three were attacked in their farm house near Fochville in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Reports say Gerrie Brits, his wife Susan and their son were ambushed by three attackers as the family returned from a trip to town. Gerrie Brits was struck in the head and forced to open the home’s safe. Stolen were a shotgun, two handguns, a laptop, cell phones,  cash, and a truck.

The incident occurred May 17, 2021.

[Farm attack, 3 attackers ambush family, rob firearms, Elandsfontein, Fochville, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 18, 2021]

  • At least four assailants invaded a farm home in St Francis Bay, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa.

A resident at the home was confronted by gunmen as he opened a door to allow dogs out of the house. Three victims were bound with electric cables while the attackers ransacked the home. Cell phones and jewelry were reported missing. The victims managed to free themselves and contacted authorities.

The attack occurred May 15, 2021.

[Farm attack, armed attackers tie up residents, ransack home, St Francis Bay, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 17, 2021]

  • An unidentified farmer was fatally shot on his farm in Amersfoort, in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa.

Reports say the victim was checking on livestock when he was killed. Missing were the victim’s pistol and rifle.

The incident occurred May 16, 2021.

[Farm murder: Farmer fatally shot, robbed of firearms, Amersfoort, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 17, 2021]

  • Six attackers bound and assaulted residents at a farm in Rietfontein, Muldersdrift, in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

One of the attackers was armed with a shotgun, reports say. The assailants ransacked the home and made off with cell phones, laptops, a television and other household items.

The incident occurred May 10, 2021.

[Farm attack, 6 attackers assault, tie up residents, Rietfontein, Muldersdrift, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 11, 2021]

  • Four attackers bound and assaulted victims at a farm house in Western Cape province of South Africa.

The property was ransacked and items were apparently stolen. The victims managed to free themselves and notify authorities after the attack.

The attack occurred May 7, 2021.

[Farm attack, 4 attackers tie up victims, raid farm, Franschhoek, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 8, 2021]

  • A farm home invasion occurred in Muldersdrift, in the Gauteng province of South Africa.

Four attackers, including one who was armed, held up the residents and ransacked the home. Stolen were cell phones, jewelry, and household items.

The attack occurred May 6, 2021.

[Farm attack, 4 attackers invade home, Rietfontein, Muldersdrift, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 8, 2021]

  • 43-year-old farmer Pier Schutte was hospitalized after being shot twice during a farm home invasion in Beestekraal, in the North West Province of South Africa.

Although shot in the back and chest, Schutte was able to return fire causing the attackers to flee. He was transported via helicopter to a hospital in Johannesburg for surgery. He was reported to be in critical condition.

The incident occurred May 5, 2021.

[Farm attack, farmer critical after being shot twice, Beestekraal, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 6, 2021]

  • An individual on parole for brutally murdering a farmer and his wife is accused of invading another farm.

Nearly 18 years earlier, the suspect fatally shot a farmer and his wife, then loaded their bodies onto a truck that was later torched. The suspect is accused of assaulting and binding a farmer in in Frankfort, in the Free State province of South Africa.

One of the two arrested attackers who overpowered, assaulted and tied up a farmer in chains on the morning of 3 May 2021, just after 10:00, on a farm in Frankfort, in the Free State province of South Africa, was in fact on parole for the horrific double farm murder of Fanie Smith (42) and his pregnant wife Ina (33).

Fanie and Ina were attacked, violently assaulted and shot dead on the farm Vadersdeel on Thursday 30 July 2003, in the Free state province of South Africa.

The couple were then loaded into their vehicle and driven to an isolated area in Heilbron where the car was torched.

The bodies of the couple were burnt beyond recognition.

Two men were arrested shortly after the murder by Heilbron police and the Welkom serious violent crime unit.

Samuel Tsotsetsi (22), who was a herdsman on the farm, and his cousin Meshack Tsotsetsi (23) were found guilty of the brutal murder and robbery by the Kroonstad High Court.

Judge G.F. Wright sentenced the pair to 35 years each. 25 Years each for the murders and 15 years each for robbery with aggravating circumstances.

The parole was 18 years or less after the murder. See here for more about the abolition of capital punishment in South Afria.

The latter incident occurred May 3, 2021.

[Frankfort farm attacker was on parole for horrific farm murder of the Smith couple, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 4, 2021]

  • A farmer’s son was shot even as he was being rushed to the hospital for an injury sustained while working on a farm in Tzaneen in the Limpopo province of South Africa.

While driving down a road enroute to a hospital, the farmer’s vehicle was riddled by bullets from a person or persons hiding in bushes. Both the farmer and his son sustained injuries.

The incident occurred May 3, 2021.

[Farm attack: Attacker opens fire with automatic rifle on farmer and son, Tzaneen, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 4 2021]

  • A farmer in Frankfort, in the Free State province of South Africa, was beaten and bound with chains during a home invasion.

The suspects took cash and other items before fleeing. Both suspects have been arrested.

The incident occurred May 3, 2021.

[Farm attack, farmer bound with chains, slick operation sees 2 arrested, Frankfort, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 3, 2021]

  • Three elderly sisters, ages 79, 74 and 71 were attacked on a farm in the Tierpoort area outside Bloemfontein, in the Free State province of South Africa.

The sisters lived alone on the farm. The victims were reportedly beaten and stabbed. Two were hospitalized. The assailants made off with cell phones, cash, and a truck.

The incident occurred April 29, 2021.

[Farm attack, 3 elderly sisters beaten, stabbed and robbed, Tierpoort, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, May 1, 2021]

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