I have been notified of a further farm killing, which occurred the day after the two July 4th killings I reported earlier this week. Frail 61-year-old smallholder Neels Jansen, who was recovering from recent surgery, was shot dead by intruders when tied up next to his wife at the Roodia, Roodepoort smallholdings outside Vanderbijlpark in the early hours of Monday July 5th.
Due to poor hearing Mrs. Jansen did not hear the shot which killed her husband, and it was some minutes before she realised that the man lying next to her was dead.
Meanwhile a Pretoria man has spoken for the first time about how a group of armed robbers shot him in the neck, leaving him paralysed.
Rudolph Terblanche, 47, said he fell flat on his face, unable to move, after being shot. All he could hear were screams, pleading and gunshots.
Terblanche was paralysed in the attack, which happened about a month ago at his house on a smallholding in Willowbray, east of Pretoria.
Friend shot dead
He only found out later that, as I reported back in June, his friend, Gerhard van Jaarsveld, 48, was shot dead and that his partner, Elrene Jones, 40, was shot in the shoulder and lower leg.
From Dina and Janse