Normally I assume many of our readers follow Adriana's site, but just in case you missed this one, I thought it particularly tragic. A senseless death of an innocent young person must never go unremarked upon.
2010-04-07 Virginia Keppler, Beeld reports that yet another Afrikaner family has been targetted by senseless murder on the same day when the local provincial ANC-leaders were standing on a public platform calling for the mass-murder of all Afrikaners. Home schooled matric pupil Ernst Hoon, 18, was shot dead through a bedroom window of his family’s smallholding outside Pretoria. The boy’’s parents Deon and Brenette said he came stumbling into the bathroom, said "I've been shot" and died.
Many Afrikaner children are home-schooled because white children often are attacked, knifed and even killed at government schools.
Ernst's mother, Brenette, 51, and his sister, Kalike, 21, (pictured with him on the right) tried in vain to resuscitate him, but he died of the gunshot wound. The murderers broke the bedroom window before shooting Ernst, who was in bed, through the broken window. "Then they jumped through the window and stole his laptop. His mother heard the window breaking and the shot go off. Just after that, Ernst came into her room," said Deon.
There are three cottages on the smallholding which the extended Afrikaner family shares together. Ernst's grandparents live in one home, Ernst, his mother and his sister in the second, and Deon in the third. Deon is divorced from Ernst's mother.When he arrived at the scene moments after the shooting, his son was already dead. "It was terrible to see him lying there like that. Life has no meaning to the murderers and robbers. I'm very angry.The government needs to do something about crime. It's getting completely out of control," said Deon. He said his son was a normal teenager.
"The one day he'd be excited and the next day he'd be down. But he was very funny, that came easily to him. He took things very seriously, especially his studies. He was planning to study law," said Deon.
Ernst's mother and sister were too traumatised to speak to Beeld on Tuesday.Deon Grobler, chair of the Leeuwfontein Area Protection Initiative (API), once again called on all residents in the community to join their network."Since the family wasn't a part of our network, we only heard about the attack when it was already too late. If we'd heard about it sooner we might have caught the suspects," said Grobler.Sam Shibambo, police spokesman confirmed the ‘incident’’ and claimed that the ‘police have provided counselling for the family.”http://www.beeld.com/Content/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/1928/f462904dc6294097be72277d8a0b01d8/06-04-2010-09-59/Seun_sterf_vir_rekenaar