This is tragic but, if anything, it serves to tell the world the nightmare that South Africans face daily - in their own homes. 40 homes are invaded every day in South Africa, many ending like this one did.
The world has no idea of the scale of the terror we endure and maybe reports like this will help take the blinkers off. This event would not have been mentioned in the foreign media had a Brit not been involved.
We know the ANC guvmunt cares about one thing only: maintaining the false image it has conjured over the years of a 'caring' regime when the truth is anything but.
Perhaps it will take unfortunate events like this to bring the ANC to act (if foreign governments put pressure on the ANC to protect their nationals) although I doubt it. In 2010 they will have many more foreigners living in homes and the ANC had better hope that this scene is not repeated.
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A British man was shot dead in South Africa yesterday as he tried to protect his family during a bungled armed robbery.
Stephen Peters, 52, his wife Anne and their nine-month-old baby were staying at the house of their niece, in Pretoria, when they were awoken in the middle of the night to the sound of his niece's screaming.
Mr Peters, from Cardiff, entered her bedroom to find that three men had broken in. He snatched her away from them and pleaded with the burglars not to harm his family, but was shot fatally in the neck.
Mr Peters had flown to South Africa with his family a week ago to say a final farewell to his wife's sister, who is dying of cancer.
His niece, 28-year-old Siobhan Forman, said: "My uncle pleaded with them to take what they wanted, but to leave us. They shot him. They kept searching the house after they killed him.
"They killed a man for nothing. They didn't even take much. Can you imagine what we are going through? My mother is dying of cancer, my uncle came to visit, and now he is murdered."