Farmer killings: Farmers tortured and killed in horrific South Africa raids:
Horrific killings of farmers, where victims were sexually assaulted,...Farmer killings: Farmers tortured and killed in horrific South Africa raids:
Horrific killings of farmers, where victims were sexually assaulted, tortured and strung up on poles, have sparked outrage in South Africa.
In one of the cases, a female farm manager was sexually assaulted and strangled by two gunmen at her farm.
In a separate brutal attack on a farm manager 290km away, a man was tied to a pole and tortured before being repeatedly stabbed and then strangled.
And, in a third incident, a gang of nine attackers allegedly threatened to rape a farmer’s young children if he didn’t cooperate and give them what they wanted.
Farm manager Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men as she helped load a lawnmower onto a truck, The Sun reports.
They then held her down and strangled her in the garage of her farm at Delmas east of Johannesburg and left her lying on the ground before pistol whipping her mother.
Distraught mum Greta Spiers, 65, was restrained as the farm was looted and a maid locked in a bathroom before they fled the scene in the family’s white Chevrolet station wagon.
Local neighbourhood watch farmers forced the stolen vehicle off the road in a high-speed chase after being alerted by the murdered woman’s mum and captured the suspects.
Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near Johannesburg. Picture: Jamie Pyatt
Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near Johannesburg. Picture: Jamie PyattSource:Supplied
A worker at the farm who was stripped and tied up by the armed raiders was later arrested after the mobile phone numbers of the two arrested men were found in his phone.
The three men appeared before Delmas Magistrates Court charged with armed robbery, theft and murder and were refused bail and have been remanded in custody for trial.
Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hiathi said, “Chantel asked an employee to help her load a lawnmower into a truck when she suddenly saw two armed men inside her yard.
“They told the employee to take his clothes off and tied him up and then attacked the woman who was screaming for help and strangled her and then went into the house.
“The victim’s mother was assaulted with a firearm and the house was robbed.
“A high-speed chase ensued between the suspects and the neighbourhood watch group which resulted in the suspects overturning their vehicles and crawling out to escape.
“But they were caught and handed over to the police who opened a case of robbery and murder and a firearm was recovered and ammunition and a bloodstained jacket.”
The two men tried to escape in Chantel’s Chevrolet but were chased by a local neighbourhood watch team. Picture: Jamie Pyatt
The two men tried to escape in Chantel’s Chevrolet but were chased by a local neighbourhood watch team. Picture: Jamie PyattSource:Supplied
In a separate murder, farm manager Brendin Horner, 21, was attacked and brutally tortured before being stabbed three times then strangled after being strung up from a pole.
The horrific attack happened at the De Rots Farm in Paul Roux in Free State province 180 miles away from the earlier murder and he was said to have gone through a horrific ordeal.
Police spokesman Brigadier Montansi Makheli said Mr Horner failed to arrive home after finishing work and was reported missing and was found at 6am the next day murdered.
His blood-soaked body showed horrific signs of torture and multiple stabbings and a knife was found nearby on his cap and he was found strung up to a pole and declared dead.
Two men have been arrested and charged with murder and are due in court tomorrow.
Gilly Scheepers who owns the farm where Mr Horner was murdered said, “He worked for me for a year before he was brutally murdered but this is sensitive and I am not commenting.”
In a third incident, Paul da Cruz, his wife and four children – three girls and one boy aged between 6 and 18 – were attacked on their farm in Westonaria in Gauteng on Friday morning.
Da Cruz told Netwerk24 his children and his wife were directly threatened with rape and he wanted them to undergo trauma counselling as soon as possible.
On Saturday, one of his daughters reportedly asked him what it would look like if she were shot in the head.
Agricultural strategist Dr Jaco De Villiers has described the latest murders as part of a “war against food production” in the country and said that his murder was “slaughter”.
He told TimesLive: “How do you murder someone and hang him on a pole for everyone to see? This was a clear message to all farmers. Farm killings have to stop right now.”
Dr Jane Buys, safety and risk analyst of Free State Agriculture, told the paper: “The senseless killings cannot be allowed with the brutality in which they are executed.
“It is not clear what the motive for this murder is. There cannot be any justification for killing a person who provides food security. Something has to be done to stop it.”
Pressure group Agri SA said that on average a farm where a farmer is violently attacked will be abandoned for up to five years until someone takes it on and restarts production.
They said that means dozens of workers and dependants losing their livelihoods.
AfriForum spokesman Marius Muller who speaks for the civil rights organisation protecting minority groups in South Africa said the farmers need better police protection.
One of the suspects is led away by police. Picture: Jamie Pyatt
One of the suspects is led away by police. Picture: Jamie PyattSource:Supplied
He said, “This is yet another dark day in the history of South Africa for farmers and those with small holdings and the murder of these two farmers was totally unnecessary.
“These were both premeditated and horrific attacks on innocent farmers who look after and care for their workers and whose jobs may now be put in jeopardy by these murders.”
Each day in South Africa an average of 60 people are murdered but although the number of farmers killed averages 75 a year, their deaths are usually horrific and brutal.
Their killers often torture their victims and rape the female members in the house before finally murdering their victims. Show more
George Christensen clashes with foreign investment boss who called concerns 'nationalistic'
David Irvine says the government could do a better job...George Christensen clashes with foreign investment boss who called concerns 'nationalistic'
David Irvine says the government could do a better job explaining the benefits of foreign investment amid community concerns
The Morrison government needs to do a better job of explaining the benefits of foreign investment because of underlying community concerns “that foreigners are buying up the farm, they’re taking over”, a senior adviser to the government has said.
David Irvine, the former Asio spy agency chief who now heads the foreign investment review board (Firb), clashed with the outspoken Liberal National party MP George Christensen, who is chairing a trade inquiry and using it to campaign for Australia to reduce its economic dependence on China.
Irvine used his appearance before a parliamentary committee hearing on Thursday to defend the benefits of foreign investment, but when he noted that some underlying concerns were based on “nationalistic” sentiments he was accused by Christensen of being “dismissive” of community concerns.
Despite China being Australia’s largest trade partner, the picture is different when looking specifically at foreign investment.
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Treasury officials told the hearing the top source of foreign direct investment into Australia was the United States (20.1%), followed by the United Kingdom (12.5%), Japan (11.4%), the Netherlands (5.4%) and Canada (4.6%). They said China was ranked sixth with 4.5% of the share of foreign direct investment.
Christensen asked Irvine to describe what the Australian community at large thought about foreign investment, and in particular purchases made by state-owned enterprises.
The head of Firb replied that “the starting point is probably that there is an underlying concern within the community in respect of foreign investment, that foreigners are buying up the farm, they’re taking over, it’s a nationalistic sense that our industry should be Australian – there are all those concerns and sentiments existing within the community at some point or other”.
Irvine said Firb would advise the treasurer – who makes the final decision on investment proposals that are subject to scrutiny – if there had been particular community objections so that those issues could be taken into account.
But he said one of the roles of Firb was “to provide a partial assurance to the Australian community that foreign investment proposals are being looked at closely and the national interest is being taken into consideration”.
Christensen chided Irvine for that answer, saying he was “concerned about some of the stylising that Australians are out there saying they’re against the farm being sold out and being nationalistic – it almost seems to be dismissive of those views”.
Christensen said there were “a lot of those views out there” and pressed Irvine to speculate on the result “if we did a poll of the Australian community and asked them whether they wanted foreign state-owned enterprises to be able to own Australian assets, land, companies”.
Irvine said he had been “watching criticism of various Firb decisions over a very long time” and called for facts to be at the centre of discussion.
“Five years ago when I first entered the Firb the percentage of Australian agricultural land in foreign hands was about 13%, and I think it’s currently about 13.2% or 13.3%,” Irvine told the joint standing committee on trade and investment growth.
“Maybe the response to community concerns is for the government to be doing more explaining of what those facts are and also what the benefits are of foreign involvement in Australian industry – be it agriculture or whatever – because there’s no doubt that it brings benefit.”
Irvine later added that it was not just government but the Firb that “should be doing a little more to demonstrate the benefit to the Australian economy and community of foreign investment”.
He said one in 10 Australian jobs was dependent on foreign investment, while the average wage of an Australian employed by a foreign company was about $20,000 higher than the average wage paid by domestic companies.
Irvine resisted attempts to make sweeping statements about Australian concerns about the actions of government-owned investors when pressed by Christensen.
“With the greatest respect it depends what sort of state-owned enterprise investment you’re talking about and where it comes from,” Irvine said.
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“If it’s the Ontario Teachers Pension Fund, which is a state-owned enterprise for the purposes of our act, may be very different from the investment of a state-owned enterprise of an authoritarian country.”
The government announced in June that it would add a new national security test to Australia’s foreign investment regime, including powers for the treasurer to vary the conditions of an acquisition by an overseas buyer, or dispose of the investment if security risks emerge post-approval.
The legislation is expected to be introduced to parliament shortly.
Roxanne Kelley, a Treasury deputy secretary, said Australia welcomed foreign investment “for the significant benefits it provides but we need to ensure investments are not contrary to the national interest, including national security”.
Asked what had prompted the reforms, Irvine said there had been significant changes in “the investment environment”. One example he gave was that state and territory governments were increasingly divesting themselves of critical infrastructure.
Irvine confirmed that the long-term lease of the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company on a 99-year lease in 2015 had not been subject to Firb review because of the laws that were in place at the time, but that had already prompted the government to make earlier changes requiring such proposals to be considered.
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Poetic tribute to a city on the fritz:
‘Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself...BARRY HUMPHRIES
Poetic tribute to a city on the fritz:
‘Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself completely,’ says Barry Humphries, whose Ode to Adelaide celebrates the city’s icons.
Melbourne’s greatest artistic son, Barry Humphries, has declared that Adelaide is his favourite Australian city and says he never visits the Melbourne CBD any more because he is too saddened by the soulless metropolis it has become.
London-based Humphries, who turns 87 next February, also has revealed his fear that he may never see Australia again on account of the pandemic
Humphries says he has been reflecting on his mortality after a visit to Cornwall last month with chef Rick Stein where he returned to the cliff face where he fell and almost died in 1962 at the age of 27, sparking what was one of the biggest rescues in Cornish history
He says he yearns to return to Australia but worries the travel ban and toughening London lockdown mean he will be forced to remain in the UK indefinitely
Humphries spoke exclusively with The Australian after launching his poem Ode to Adelaide at London’s South Australia House, where he paid tribute to the City of Churches for its old-world charms and credited it with being the first place he heard the word chunder, which he subsequently popularised in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
I really do seem very disloyal to Melbourne,” Humphries says
“I suppose I should say Melbourne is my first love in the same way you have to say that you love your parents more than anyone else on this earth. But as any married man knows you can occasionally stray, or at least think about straying. And when I stray, I stray to Adelaide
“I am rather absurdly fond of it. Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself completely. The churches survive — they can’t pull down St Patrick’s — but I don’t go into the city any more because it is too depressing. It’s lost its identity.”
Humphries’s self-described “doggerel” is an eclectic celebration of Adelaide icons including the Glenelg tram, Haigh’s Chocolates, Ditters’ nuts and a delicacy known as fritz, a lightly-seasoned German smallgood rumoured to be made from the sweepings from butcher’s shop floors Show more
Sorry to show dead person but he is a martyr.
PLANNED GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN PAKISTAN
This is a photo of 22 years old Christian man named...Sorry to show dead person but he is a martyr.
PLANNED GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN PAKISTAN
This is a photo of 22 years old Christian man named Sarfaraz Masih. He is a resident of Muslim Colony, 9/9L Ganu Bhattian, District Sahiwal Pakistan. He used to work for a Pakistani Muslin landlord named Muhammad Irfan. His employer used to make him do extra work and used to torture him as well and paid him very little amount. They used to ask him to accept Islam so he can get better salary, less work and other luxuries. His employer used to tell him that if he and his family accept Islam then they can live a better life. But Sarfaraz never agreed with them and kept his faith on Jesus. When he didn't accept Islam his employer Muhammad Irfan and his companions got furious. They then put a noose around his neck and hanged him to death. After that they went something else. It's so sad to see that Police still has not registered a case against them even when it's a murder. The reason is that he is a Christian and for Pakistani government Christian life has no value. Even if police file a complaint, they will purposely make a very weak case to save the murderers. I urge Chief Justice and Prime Minister to take action against the culprits and punish them only then his family can have justice. Show more
BLM VANDALIZE BRISBANE STREETS IN ANTI-POLICE PROTEST
I find it utterly disgusting the way BLM continues lying to people in order to push...THE TRUTH:
BLM VANDALIZE BRISBANE STREETS IN ANTI-POLICE PROTEST
I find it utterly disgusting the way BLM continues lying to people in order to push their own political agenda. It is also pathetic they way other political parties refuse to push back.
Here is what BLM, Labor, the Greens and even the Coalition won't tell you. The 2020 Australian Institute of Criminology report into ‘Deaths in custody in Australia’ noted that the 2017-18 rate of death in prison custody for an Indigenous persons was 0.14 per 100 prisoners, and 0.18 per 100 non-indegenous prisoners.
This means that according to these figures you are more likely to die in police custody if you are non-indegenous.
The same report also noted that the 2017-18 total deaths in police custody and custody-related operations was three Indigenous persons and 14 non-indigenous persons.
Further more, In the 2017-18 year 79% of indigenous deaths in prison custody were due to natural causes.
Some other facts from the AIC, which is an independent body, reveal that over the decade to 2018, non-Indigenous persons were nearly twice as likely as Indigenous persons to hang themselves in prison custody, and motor vehicle pursuits represented 38% of Indigenous deaths in police custody and custody-related operations.
When One Nation tried to table these facts on the floor of the Senate earlier in the year we were denied by the Government, Labor and the Greens.
This is why it is no surprise to see people still falling hook line and sinker for BLM lies. Show more
Black Lives Matter Member Walks Into Retired Cop’s Bar And Murders Three People While Smiling.
The Story Gained Little Traction For Multiple...Black Lives Matter Member Walks Into Retired Cop’s Bar And Murders Three People While Smiling.
The Story Gained Little Traction For Multiple Reasons: The Shooter Was Black, Wearing A “Justice For Breonnna Taylor” Shirt, And Was Arrested—Not Shot—By Responding Police Officers Show more
USA has made him rich, made him safe and he is a putrid grub. The other gentleman, Glen Coffee is a real hero.
They are all MUSLIMS. And have not been fined. It’s one rule for them and harder one for us. Here is the story:
Members of five Melbourne households who...They are all MUSLIMS. And have not been fined. It’s one rule for them and harder one for us. Here is the story:
Members of five Melbourne households who visited each other’s homes in potential breach of the city’s lockdown rules are at the root of a fresh coronavirus outbreak that has threatened the state’s bid to defeat its second wave.
Thirty-four people who live in Melbourne’s southeast have tested positive for COVID-19, with two understood to be undergoing treatment in hospital. Transmission occurred through household mingling, it emerged on Friday
Health authorities revealed that they were forced to involve Victoria Police in a “painstaking” contact-tracing process, which proved challenging as links between the cases were not immediately obvious. None of those involved has been fined.
Premier Daniel Andrews described the outbreak, which Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton had linked to the Afghan community, as “disappointing”
He said the investigation had found members of the five households travelled close to home for essential purposes, such as to the Fountain Gate Shopping Centre to shop, but also outside the permitted 5km radius from their homes. “So these five houses in this particular cluster have had unfortunately some members of those households visiting other households,” he said Show more
Public Service Must be reduced and pay for being Leftards scum and morons. Who pushed for the rabble off Black Gang members to be allowed into...Public Service Must be reduced and pay for being Leftards scum and morons. Who pushed for the rabble off Black Gang members to be allowed into Australia and yet they deny same to Persecuted White South African farmers. This is criminal. Show more
SCARED OF MUSLIM DICTATORS???
A Muslim leader in France has recently said essentially the same thing: “Islam is the second religion, the second...SCARED OF MUSLIM DICTATORS???
A Muslim leader in France has recently said essentially the same thing: “Islam is the second religion, the second community in France. Those who do not like us have only to leave France. France, we love it with its Muslim community or we leave it,” said Abdelaziz Boumediene, President of the Movement for International Solidarity.
Do Europeans think that this will be the last step? That “diversity,” once attained, will be all the Arab Muslim communities want? But Islam has a 1,400-year history of supremacism. Do Europeans think that supremacist impulse will never reappear?
Arab party wants all Swedes ‘who do not accept diversity’ to leave Sweden,” translated from “Arabiskt parti vill att alla svenskar ‘som inte accepterar mångfald’ lämnar Sverige,” Fria Tider, August 31, 2020:
Politics. All Swedes who “do not accept diversity” are urged to renounce citizenship and leave Sweden. So writes the newly formed Arab Party on Facebook.
“The Arab Party wants to ask all Swedes who do not accept diversity to renounce their citizenship and leave the country. You have nothing to do here, your Sweden that you want back is gone for good.”
As well as:
“The Arab Party wants to arrange an emigration project for Swedes who do not like the situation, to facilitate integration and create community in the country.”
This is what the so-called “Arab party” writes in posts on Facebook that have provoked strong reactions on social media.
The Facebook group “Arab Party” was formed almost three weeks ago, at the same time as the party’s domain address was registered. The website states that the party aims to “take responsibility for our people”. Only those who have no criminal record for the past five years and have a university degree are welcome as members, it is claimed.
It is unclear how many members the Arab party has, but the Facebook page has a little over 200 followers. The party is not registered with the Election Authority.
The contact person for the party is a 33-year-old Malmö resident who immigrated to Sweden from Iraq in the 90s. The 33-year-old has been convicted of several crimes. In 2009, he was sentenced to forensic psychiatric care with a special discharge examination for aggravated assault, assault, attempted assault, domestic violence and harassment. In 2017, he was again sentenced to forensic psychiatric care with a special discharge test for illegal threats and harassment.
According to court documents that Fria Tider has read, the 33-year-old is earning a living and has in recent years on a large number of occasions tried to appeal the latest decision on forensic psychiatric care. Show more
I was born and raised in Victoria. I go back from time to time and you wouldn’t know it. You elect crap State Governments with terrible immigration...I was born and raised in Victoria. I go back from time to time and you wouldn’t know it. You elect crap State Governments with terrible immigration policy from Commonwealth Govt and the perfect storm. A State in ruin Show more