Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ex Fire Brigade chief killed on smallholding

I have not been able to find any articles on this incident in the English media, as is custom now in South Africa.  I hold the media as responsible as the ANC for the atrocities committed daily, as they are more interested in lining their pockets and portraying a magnificent image of South Africa prior to the World Cup.  Advertising revenues must be great.  This is translated from Beeld.

9a6f594e296243b89c02bc0cc870a50d Mr Gert Pretorius (67), ex fire brigade chief in Nigel, was shot and killed by one of his workers on his Holgatfontein smallholding yesterday.  Mr Pretorius had been farming on his smallholding for the past 12 years, but had more than 35 years service with the fire brigade.

Mrs Anel Pretorius, wife of the victim, was busy winding the week-old baby of the suspect worker in the kitchen of their homestead when he entered and threatened Mrs Pretorius with a gun, demanding the keys to the safe.  She was assaulted and tied up when she replied that she did not have the keys.

The suspect cut the safe open with an angle grinder and took a firearm and jewelry.  He then left the house, presumably in search of Mr Pretorius who was busy feeding the pigs (the four-legged kind).

Anel managed to free herself and went looking for Gert.  She found him lying outside the barn, shot in his chest.

The suspect fled with Mr Pretorius’ Mazda pickup.  The baby and its mother also disappeared, presumably with the attacker.

3 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

They could've had any number of the homeless Boers living on their farm and helping out instead of having these uitlanders living there!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, let me be the PC spokesperson for the evil racist ANC:

"The farmer deserved to be murdered, because he was rude to the worker."

You see it is all justified.

Scorpion said...


I miss the 3-4 new articles a day, but understand that it is a logistical challenge.

Not sure if this one will step on the wrong toes(english :) but in the recent spate of mails about ETs death (assassination?) it reminded me of the kind of obstacles Afrikaners in particular have overcome to make this an amazing country.

Written more than 100 years ago, I am proud to be a descendant of the type of people that inspired one of the most celebrated authors of his day:

“Take a community of Dutchmen of the type of those who defended themselves for fifty years against all the power of Spain at a time when Spain was the greatest power in the world.

Intermix with them a strain of those inflexible French Huguenots who gave up home and fortune and left their country for ever at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.

The product must obviously be one of the most rugged, virile, unconquerable races ever seen upon earth.

Take this formidable people and train them for seven generations in constant warfare against savage men and ferocious beasts, in circumstances under which no weakling could survive, place them so that they acquire exceptional skill with weapons and in horsemanship, give them a country which is eminently suited to the tactics of the huntsman, the marksman, and the rider.

Then, finally, put a finer temper upon their military qualities by a dour fatalistic Old Testament religion and an ardent and consuming patriotism. Combine all these qualities and all these impulses in one individual, and you have the modern Boer — the most formidable antagonist who ever crossed the path of Imperial Britain.”

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

You can find it on Google under any search for quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle.