On Saturday, 1st December,2012, on the second anniversary of the murders of the Potgieter family in South Africa, survivors of farm attacks in that country marched in Pretoria and called for attacks on mostly white farmers in SA to be designated a crime of national priority. These horrific crimes are often described as “robberies” (although little or nothing is taken) or “ordinary” crime.
The murders of the Potgieter family, Attie, his wife Wilne and their two year old daughter Willemien were savage and cruel almost beyond belief. They were killed on their farm by a gang of racist blacks.
In the two years following their deaths, the killings have continued. This month (December), some of those who have been murdered are,
Mrs.Betsie Gouws, aged 60, died on 5/12/12
Daan Fourie (73), and an unnamed black worker died on 28/12/12 at a rented smallholding
Gerrie Rudolph, aged 31, died in hospital a month after he was shot six times at Geluk, Brits Butchery in an attack during which his father Gerhard (65) was shot dead. Gerrie leaves three daughters, ages 5, 3 and 7 months. He was critically injured but was still transferred from a private hospital because he did not have a medical fund and was treated at Baragwameth public hospital in Soweto, where he died on 29th December (yesterday).
We encourage our readers in the USA to consider signing the petition found at the following link,
Scroll down to News Digest for 9th December,2012 and look for petition info.
We have not organised the petition and we may not be able to sign it as we are British citizens but we encourage our American readers to do so and we have e-mailed a US website with a large readership in the hope that the owner will make the petition widely known.
Signatures needed by 31.12.12 to reach the goal of 25,000 number 23,574.