Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Resident shot in security complex

Mia Willemse, Beeld

Pretoria - A 59-year-old man died on Monday after being attacked by two gunmen inside a Centurion security complex.

"It hurts, it hurts too much. I can't go on," Dave Buy mumbled to his wife on Monday, just before he died.

Buy, who was also a businessman, died about 08:30 in the back yard of his house in a security complex in Clubview, Centurion, while his son and a paramedic tried to save his life.

His wife, Adreen, was at the house at the time. The couple and Adreen's mother, Kysie Bruyns, 80, had only been living in the house for barely two months.

Buy was presumably overpowered by two young men just after 08:00, while on his way to the garage.

As always, he said goodbye to his wife in the house and locked the front door and gate behind him.

He was on his way to two of his butcheries - in GaRankuwa, north of Pretoria, and Hebron, west of Soshanguve respectively. He had started running the butcheries after his retirement as technician at Denel.

Buy was shot twice in the shoulder and once in the chest.

According to the victim's youngest son, Quinten Buy, 26, who arrived at his parents' home just before 08:30 after an emergency call from his mother, one of the two attackers had a firearm and his father was shot during a struggle in front of the garage.

A neighbour heard the three shots and immediately activated her house alarm, which sent the attackers running away empty-handed.

A wounded Buy then ran around the house and collapsed on a small patch of grass in his back yard.

"I was at work when my mom phoned and said I must come home immediately. I didn't know why, but halfway there I phoned my grandmother and she just said my dad's been shot and it's very serious," said Quinten.

Bruyns was standing in the kitchen and watching through the window as her son-in-law was attacked.

According to Quinten, his dad's neighbour, a paramedic, was at the scene first and once he arrived she immediately called him over to help her perform CPR.

"Just hold on, just hold on, just hold on," she said to him while they both performed emergency treatment on Buy.

"But it didn't help, he died right there on the grass. He told my mother he's in too much pain, he can't carry on," said Quinten.

Agnus Huma, spokesperson for the Wierda Bridge police station, confirmed the incident.

She said it's thanks to Bruyns' detailed description of the men that two suspects - with an unlicensed firearm in their possession - were arrested shortly after the incident, about 1km from the scene.

The police are apparently searching for two more attackers.

Over 20 unused bullets were found in front of the garage.

The two suspects will appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

- Beeld

6 Opinion(s):

Shan said...

This is so so sad. These wogs are depraved.

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/More-than-32-000-guns-given-up-20100412

"Of the 32 169 guns recovered, 27% were illegal, more than half voluntarily surrendered and the rest confiscated at roadblocks and during search-and-seizures."

But guaranteed the voluntarily surrendered guns will sold to the criminals.

Krokodil said...

So long as their are strong and solid checks and balances in place, I am a great believer in capital punishment.

I am well aware it is not a "cure-all" for all of society's ills, but am convinced it is a lot more appropriate punishment than the feeble hand-wringing stance taken by most of modern Western society (including the wondrous new SA - albeit not very Western at all).

I've heard the argument: the death penalty does not deter criminals. Well, as far as I'm concerned, those who argue that position are generally ideologically opposed to capital punishment, and therefore, I'm not convinced by their arguments. The main position I have regarding this matter, however, is about JUSTICE, and not retribution. Justice should be seen to happen; if SOME are deterred from murder and other heinous acts, by the robust and TIMELY enactment of this penalty, then that's a bonus, but not the main justification for putting the wicked amongst us to death.

If a smidgeon of doubt exists regarding the guilt of someone liable for the death penalty, well then, the sentence should be commuted. Furthermore, I truly wouldn't want the condemned to suffer - a well calculated hanging is very swift.

Lime Lite said...

@Krokodil - "the death penalty does not deter criminals" - yes the PC groupies will agree with this statement. However, it does appear that no death penalty also doesn't deter criminals - in fact, let's compare the murder rates in SA with and without the death penalty. I don't know the stats, but my guess is that numbers are a lot lower than 20 000 per year! At least the death penalty gets rid of this crims and this prevents them from committing another heinous crime.

Anonymous said...

Little off topic but check out the Dept of Agriculture's solution to Rural Killings: (no surprise)
"Farmers must disarm"
http://news.za.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=153020909

Regards
Common Sense

Jim Beam said...

Tina Joemat-Peterson is the type of Coloured that even embarrasses me. I can understand where the stereotyping comes from. There are loads of examples.

Shan said...

http://news.za.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=153020909

"....soldiers have been deployed to patrol the borders, especially to curb stock theft...."

What about the theft of life? Dumb woman. Disarm indeed!!!