Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Robbers shoot at tourists

Another one of those small incidences of crime in South Africa, which is only reported in Afrikaans.


The question begs, why?

Below is a translation of the article.


Marloth Park, 2009-12-02

Buks Viljoen of Beeld newspaper reports that four elderly Dutch tourists were shot at enroute to their Marloth Park holiday cottage near the Kruger Wildlife Reserve and robbed of about R100,000’s worth of electronic equipment and personal documents.

Their rental car was hijacked and they were left stranded at the roadway in the pitch-dark. The attack happened at 20:30.

“It was a shocking incident but fortunately we are still alive,” said one victim, Robert Haagenaars, 66.

The group arrived on 23 November in South Africa for a countrywide tour.

Haagenaars, his wife Will Haagenaars-Segers (66), her sister Anna Segers (61) and her husband Aloysiun Verhoeven (62) were attacked at 20:30 in Plaston near the Kruger Park international airport.

Haagenaars said they had left the wildlife reserve through the Kruger gate and were enroute to the Marloth Park holiday-cottage resort via White River.

The armed gang started driving alongside the Dutch tourists in a white VW Golf and gestured for them too move over and stop.

When Verhoeven – who was driving – stepped on the gas pedal, the gangsters fired shots at them.

One of the bullets cracked open the front windshield, just missing Verhoeven’s hand and hitting the control panel,

Police later found three bullet-holes in the abandoned car, Beeld writes.

Verhoeven stopped and two armed black men jumped out and forced the four tourists from their Nissan vehicle.

“They shouted that they were looking for money,’ said Haagenaars.

After looting the Dutch of their valuables, the two armed men drove away with the Nissan and the VW Golf at high speed, back in the direction of the petrol station – leaving the tourists stranded next to the road.

They straggled to a farm house about 100m from the scene and sought help – and the police found the rental Nissan about 2km from the crime scene, abandoned next to the road.

The car had three bullet holes and police picked up a spent cartridge from a 9mm handgun at the scene.

The tourists lost all their belongings: cameras, cell phones, video cameras, handbags, wallets and personal documents.

This was the third time the Haagenaars visited South Africa. They were going to leave for Cape Town on Thursday, but will now remain in the Lowveld while they wait for another rental car and their replacement passports from the Dutch embassy.

They plan to return to the Netherlands on 18 December.

White River detective-captain Erhard Ströh said no-one has been arrested.

“Our investigation is hampered by the fact that there are no security cameras at the petrol station, ‘ said he.

7 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

It is reported in Afrikaans only, because it isn't considered to be international news by the internationally controlled English main stream media.

Remember that the agenda the Elites are pursuing is one of multiculturalism and the image they are striving to convey, is that it works, thus all evidence to the contrary is simple ignored, whether this evidence is factual or scientific is insignificant.

A4

Anonymous said...

It is reported in Afrikaans only, because it isn't considered to be international news by the internationally controlled English main stream media.

Remember that the agenda the Elites are pursuing is one of multiculturalism and the image they are striving to convey, is that it works, thus all evidence to the contrary is simple ignored, whether this evidence is factual or scientific is insignificant.

A4

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that this had to happen. Tourists should be more informed, before visiting a country like South Africa.

Dachshund said...

Wel godverdomme. Volgende keer gaan wij liever naar Australie.

Pensioner said...

Hey Dachshund, I didn't know that you were a Kaasie like me. I still get angry with my parents (although they did not know better in 1956) for bringing the family here to Beautiful South Africa. Wish I could afford to get out, although I would not go back to Holland (far too Muslim for my liking).

Dachshund said...

Hi Pensioner. Tja, Holland is ook niet leuk meer.

Our parents thought they were doing the right thing but they should have gone west to America or turned east to Australia when they got to Cape Town.

always-a-realist said...

These Dutch tourist got what they deserved. In the 70's/80's Holland bent over backwards in supporting these savage kaffirs in overthrowing the South African Government.
They can be thankful they weren’t slaughtered like pigs. Hopefully they will go back to Holland and expose the kaffir for what he is; an opportunistic savage.