Friday, December 11, 2009

Farm murder: it's the black thing to do

Farm attackers in KwaZulu-Natal appeared to be fuelled by greed - and not because workers were being ill-treated, a Pietermaritzburg High Court said yesterday when he sentenced a man to an effective 20 years in prison for attempting to murder a Richmond couple.

Judge Ben van Heerden said there was no evidence to suggest that Anthony Morris, 65, and his wife, Caroline, 63, had ill-treated Bongumusa Mbajwa, 22, or any other farm worker, for that matter.
Mbanjwa and two other men, who have also been arresed and are awaiting trial, attacked the couple at the Maywood Farm on November 25.

As soon as they got into the house, they went into couple's bedroom and stabbed them. Morris, who was stabbed 10 times and had his lungs punctured, spent five days in hospital.

His wife, who had been stabbed in the back, chest, face and neck, was still recovering in hospital.


Van Heerden said it was by some miracle that the couple escaped death. The men then forced the couple to give them the keys to their safe and helped themselves to money and two firearms.


When they demanded more money, they were directed to another room where they stole money and ammunition.


The men then tried to steal the Morrises' car but could not get out of the property because the gate was locked.


Van Heerden said the actions of the men seemed to be motivated by greed and a primitive desire for brutality, violence and blood.


The said incident was yet another attack on a relatively elderly couple who were subjected to horrible events that unfolded in the privacy of their own home.


The force and violence used would appear to have been totally unnecessary as the couple would have given away everything they had without the need for any brutality, he said.

Mbanjwa was sentenced to 20 years in prison each for the attempted murders of Morris and his wife, and 12 years for housebreaking with intent to steal and robbery with aggravating circumstances, all of which were ordered to run concurrently.

3 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

I think it's time these farmers start employing whites recently impoverished by to the backward baboons' racist policies (the numbers are increasing at a scary rate) as a security force on these farms. Let's face it, they're GOING to be more trustworthy than the obvious alternative and then initiate operation 'shoot a wog and throw him in a shallow ditch if he so much as puts a toe on property not belonging to him'. Forget the SAPS and forget court cases. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

He´ll be out in 2 to 5 years.
What´s the point. All this piece of scum will want when he gets out is revenge, and another white person will become is object of hate.
Bring back capital punishment.

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