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South Africa - Farm Attack Victims: 1 April 1998 to 31 March 1999

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  • Lionel B Thorne (b. - 1998)
    Lionel B Thorne (d.o.b. unknown - 1998) Brief overview: Mr. Horne (age unknown), a part-time farmer, and a director of VGS Engineering, living in the Plaston area outside White River, Mpumalanga, w...
  • John "Johnnie" Jackson (1957 - 1998)
    John "Johnnie" Jackson (1957 - 1998) John (41), and his family were attacked by five men soon after arriving home to their Pongola farm, northern KwaZulu/Natal on 4th September 1998. The men shot and t...
  • Marius Louis de Preez (1962 - 1998)
    Marius Louis du Preez (1962 - 1998) Brief overview: On 28th August 1998, Marius (36), was shot in the back by two youths. He lived on a farm near Lothair, and made a living by buying milk from farm...
  • Johannes Henry van Heerden (1931 - 1998)
    Johannes van Heerden (1931 - 1998) Brief overview: Johannes (67), was found dead in his bed on Nooitgedacht farm in Kromdraai, near Witbank, Mpumalanga, around 07h00 on 27th August 1998. His hands ...
  • Roelof Vermeulen (b. - 1998)
    Roelof Vermeulen (d.o.b. unknown - 1998) On 25th August 1998 Roelof (age unknown) of Plot 4, Randfontein, Gauteng, and his domestic worker were attacked in the farmhouse by two armed men. Vermeulen was...

“Farm Murders” 1 April 1998 to 31 March 1999

TAU (Transvaal Agricultural Union) 1998: 104 Murders from 201 Attacks

SAPS 1998/99 "official" figures: 148 Murders from 827 Attacks

89 Murders logged in this project

1998 April

  • Muzzufar Khan (41) 03/04/1998 Blinkwater farm, Umlaas Road are near Camperdown, KZN (shot and killed) external link
  • Hendrik Strauss (70) 04/04/1998 Palmietfontein farm, Bloemhof, NW (shot dead while asleep) external link
  • [Dirkie Swart] (75) 09/04/1998 farm near Tzaneen, LP (shot and killed)
  • [Gieljam Otto] (81) 14/04/1998 Weltevrede farm, Roossenekal, LP (hands tightly bound and choked to death with fertilizer)
  • [Claude Goffrey Drummond (Dr.)] (70) 18/04/1998 Morebeng/Soekmekaar, LP (shot at while he was driving away from his plot)
  • [Carel Kruger (Brig.)] (70) 18/04/1998 Jaagbaan smallholding, Mokopane/Potgietersrus, LP (shot three times in the chest)
  • [Johannes du Plessis] (62) 22/04/1998 Plot 7, Drakeville Smallholding, Vanderbijlpark, GP (shot dead)
  • T Brits 04/1998 Vierfontein, FS
  • [John Hamilton] (58) 30/04/1998 Hamiltons Farm, Port St Johns, EC (severely tortured and beaten, hacked to death)

May

  • Beckett 11/05/1998 Port Shepstone, KZN
  • Daniël Marais (65) 12/05/1998 Marydale, Oppermansgrond, Koffiefontein, FS (stabbed to death) media article
  • [Norman Alexander McCardle] (76) 13/05/1998 Bredell, Kempton Park, GP (shot in the upper leg and died at the scene)
  • Anna Marais (85) 14/05/1998 Baviaanskransfarm,near Ladismith, WC (shot and killed)
  • Hannes Marais (88) 14/05/1998 Baviaanskransfarm,near Ladismith, WC (shot and killed)
  • [George Theron] (39) 15/05/1998 Smallholdings Plot 7, Drakeville near Vanderbijlpark, GP (shot in the neck, chest, jaw and shoulder) []
  • Donne Delafield (62) 16/05/1998 Leeupoort, Rustenburg, NW (stabbed in an artery below the ear) (multiple murder) case study
  • Verina Delafield (52) 16/05/1998 Leeupoort, Rustenburg, NW (raped, bludgeoned to death) (multiple murder) case study
  • M.L du Plessis (83) 17/05/1998 Tarkastad, EC
  • Llewellyn van Leeuwen (95) 23/05/1998 Kokstad, KZN (official cause of death Pulmonary Embolus)
  • Hendrik Petrus Hancke (48) 23/05/1998 Bethal, MPL (unnatural causes, DOB: 1950-03-18)
  • Dennis Peterson (72) 24/05/1998 Frere farm, Estcourt, KZN (hands tied tightly behind back, massive contusions to the head)
  • Stephanus Francois Nieuwoudt (43) 24/05/1998 Stella, NW (unnatural causes, DOB: 1955-03-29)
  • [James Unknown] 26/05/1998 Sunrise farm, Barberton (farm worker, throat slit)
  • Dawn Yvonne Barkhuizen (45) 26/05/1998 Fern Arber farm, Muden, KZN (gunshots in her right side) case study
  • Hendrik Coetzee “Hennie” (49) 27/05/1998 Valleifontein farm, Buhrmansdrif, Mafikeng, NW (shot at least eight times in the chest, neck and elsewhere) media article
  • [Lientjie Bodenstein] (48) 29/05/1998 De Rust farm, Letsitele, LP (shot and killed)
  • [Albert Mtembo] 29/05/1998 Plaston farm, Witrivier, MPL (shot and killed)

June

  • [Jacobus Nicolaas van Antwerp] (51) 03/06/1998 Ventersdorp, NW (official cause of death "unnatural") (1946-08-31)
  • [Harry Lambert] (54) 11/06/1998 Curry's Post farm, Howick, KZN (killed with an axe)
  • Ronald John Duncan Reid Elgie (57) 18/06/1998 Creighton/Howick, KZN (DOB: 1941-04-17)
  • G van Vuuren (60) 20/06/1998 Bethlehem, FS
  • W.J Wilkenson (89) 20/06/1998 Villiers, FS
  • G. v W du Plessis (65) 20/06/1998 Barkley West, NC
  • M Deetlefs (f) (65) 21/06/1998 Jan Kempdorp, NC
  • [Doreen Whelehan] (75) 26/06/1998 Dexter cattle/stud farm, Muldersdrift, GP (hands tied behind her back, bludgeoned to death)
  • Cluetkowic 27/06/1998 Camperdown, KZN

July

  • [Martha Oosthuizen] (70) 04/07/1998 Zandfontein farm, Ladismith, WC (hacked with an axe)
  • [Abraham Fourie] (56) 05/07/1998 Coetzeerrust farm, Welkom, FS (wire round neck and chop wounds)
  • Janet Robbertze (56) 05/07/1998 Klipplaatsdrift farm, Middelburg, MPL (shot dead) (multiple murder)
  • Jan Robbertze (61) 05/07/1998 05/07/1998 Klipplaatsdrift farm, Middelburg, MPL (shot dead) (multiple murder)
  • Willem Brits (60) 05/07/1998 05/07/1998 Klipplaatsdrift farm, Middelburg, MPL (shot dead) (multiple murder)
  • [Neels .J Slabbert] (65) 06/07/1998 Vereeniging smallholding, GP (stabbed to death)
  • [Barend .J Kruger] (68) 06/07/1998 Paardekop farm, Standerton/Volksrust, MPL (multiple murder)
  • [Elsie .J Kruger] (67) 06/07/1998 Paardekop farm, Standerton/Volksrust, MPL (multiple murder)
  • T Oosthuizen (f) 79 07/07/1998 Ladysmith, KZN
  • Govender 11/07/1998 Stanger, KZN
  • [Gestune Petronel Carletz] (79) 17/07/1998 Nigel smallholding, GP (beaten to death)
  • van der Westhuizen 18/07/1998 Winterton, KZN (Is this Johanna Wilhelmina Catharina died 1996-03-31, DOB:1938-03-09)
  • Bester Rautenbach (77) 19/07/1998 West Lisley farm, Underberg, KZN (hit over the head with a heavy blunt object)
  • Jacobus Philipus Greef "Flippie" (76) 24/07/1998 Middelwater farm, Hanover, NC (shot in the head) (multiple murder)
  • Maretha Greef "Martie" (72) 24/07/1998 Middelwater farm, Hanover, NC (shot in the head) (multiple murder)
  • Elizabeth Radloff "Beth" (57) 29/07/1998 Waterfall farm, Ficksburg, FS (stabbed in the neck and stomach, a cross cut into her chest)
  • Dina Buys (65) 30/07/1998 Gelksrus farm, Middlerus, Mooi River, KZN (shot in the head and died en route to hospital) (multiple murder) media article
  • Piet Erasmus (46) 30/07/1998 Geluksrus farm, Middelrus, Mooi River, KZN (shot in the chest with AK47) (multiple murder) media article
  • Thys van Huyssteen (25) 31/07/1998 Welkom farm, Viljoenskroon, FS (shot in the head and neck)
  • W Kuhn (69) 07/1998 Makwassie, NW

August

September

  • Trevor Robert Culverwell] 02/09/1998 Pongola, KZN (shot by car highjackers at 6:30 am outside his work at the Sugar Research Institute)
  • John Jackson "Johnnie" (41) 04/09/1998 Pongola, KZN (shot and stabbed to death)
  • Cecil Nathaniel Frauenstein (66) 05/09/1998 Farm Sunny Grove, Kidds Beach, EC (hacked to death) media article
  • Lionel Thorne (60) 07/09/1998 Plaston smallholding, White River, MPL (beaten and chopped, then finally strangled)
  • Leargas 09/09/1998 Scottburgh, KZN
  • [Petrus Johannes Bouwer] (76) 09/10/1998 Kareedouw, EC (unnatural causes, DOB: 1922-11-03)
  • [Septina .M Gillespie] (f) (65) 13/09/1998 smallholding outside Eerstrivier/Kareedouw, EC (throat was slit)
  • Roelof Vermeulen 25/09/1998 Randfontein, GP
  • Muller G van Wufling (48) 09/1998 Vereeniging, GP

October

  • [Eva Revenhorst] (87) 03/10/1998 Hoekwil smallholding near Wilderness, WC (died of a heart attack 2 days after a brutal attack, 05/10/1998)
  • Daniel Vermaak (55) 05/10/1998 Barlow Combine State Farm, Hluhluwe, KZN case study
  • J.J.M van Rensburg (56) 29/10/1998 Klerksdorp, NW
  • M Mosterd 31/10/1998 Fouriesburg, FS
  • Annetjie Roos (60) 31/10/1998 Koerland farm, Fouriesburg, FS (multiple murder) case study
  • M.W.O Roos (Col.) (65) 31/10/1998 Koerland farm, Fouriesburg, FS (multiple murder) case study

November

  • Patricia van Heerden 06/11/1998 Wheatlands smallholding, Randfontein, GP (strangled to death) media article
  • Naggesir 16/11/1998 Stanger, KZN
  • Mey 22/11/1998 Louwsburg, KZN
  • M van Berdina (f) 22/11/1998 Louwsburg, KZN
  • [Martha Marais] (57) 24/11/1998 Krokodilspruit smallholding, outside Cullinan, GP (shot and killed)
  • H Bowles (58) 11/1998 Grahamstown, EC

December

  • Friedel Redinger (49) 07/12/1998 (shot in the head at close range) Dalumbe farm, Kranskop, KZN media article, media article []
  • [Piet Theron] (73) 15/12/1998 Hazor farm, Virginia/Winburg, FS (bludgeoned to death)
  • H.P Prinsloo (67) 16/12/1998 Bothaville, FS
  • L.L Fourie (62) 16/12/1998 Klerksdorp, NW
  • Maurice Tristan Souchon (65) 22/12/1998 Chiselhurst farm, Mandeni, KZN (shot and killed) case study
  • [Hendrik Christoffel Knox] (72) 25/12/1998 Sendelingsfontein farm, Hartbeesfontein, Klerksdorp, NW (tied up then beaten to death)
  • [Richard Nortjie] (55) 26/12/1998 Bulpan smallholding, eMalahleni/Witbank (tied up, strangled and hacked with an axe)

1999 January

  • Jacobus van der Merwe (62) 03/01/1999 Oskraal, Bethlehem. FS (severely assaulted with an iron bar and tied up, passed away on 21/01/1999) case study
  • [Joe Barnard] (75) 08/01/1999 Glenacres farm, Boekenhoutfontein area, near Rustenburg, NW (shot and killed)
  • [Aboo Gani] 09/01/1999 Ogies smallholding (trampled to death)
  • H Schutte 12/01/1999 Kokstad
  • Aletta Wannenburg ”Lettie” (55) 15/01/1999 Woodford farm, Weenen (shot) media article
  • Alexander Steyn "Alec" (73) 20/01/1999 Fort Weber farm, Christiana, NW (died of burns and brain injuries) (multiple murder) case study
  • Petlana Steyn “Nellie” (67) 20/01/1999 Fort Weber farm, Christiana, NW (died of brain injuries and a stab wound of the neck) (multiple murder) case study
  • M Deetlets (f) (58) 17/01/1999 Jan Kempdorp, NW
  • Anna van den Berg (f) 74 30/01/1999 Steynsdraai farm, Carolina, MPL (axed to death)
  • D Willemse 01/1999 Reitz, FS

February

  • Thomas Vermaak (69) 02/02/1999 Winnaarspoort farm, Machadodorp, MPL (shot)
  • Harry .B.J Botha (61) 05/02/1999 Mount St. Bernard farm, Muden, KZN (shot)
  • Hester van der Westhuizen (f) (67) 08/02/1999 Henorg Dairy, Fochville, GP (shot)
  • Marion Dawn Bignoux (59) 11/02/1999 Dhlakati, Mapumulo, KZN (shot)
  • Andreis Zungu (Sgt.) 11/02/1999 Dhlakati, Mapumulo, KZN
  • C Visagie (62) 16/02/1999 Loeriesfontein, NC
  • Fred Wallis Pettit (79) 20/02/1999 Landskrona farm, Queenstown, EC (stabbed repeatedly in the upper body) media article
  • Jan van Zyl (41) 22/02/1999 Farm Langverwacht, Pomeroy, KZN (shot)
  • Francina van der Merwe “Fransie” (73) 28/02/1999 Rustig, Rietvallei, Naboomspruit, LP (raped & throat slit) (multiple murder) case study
  • Gert van der Merwe (76) 28/02/1999 Rustig, Rietvallei, Naboomspruit, LP (shot & throat slit) (multiple murder) case study
  • C.L van der Merwe (62) 02/1999 Fochville, GP

March

  • P Naidoo (56) 05/03/1999 Groutville, KZN
  • Ria Nortje (54) 06/03/1999 Vastfontein, Pretoria, GP (beaten, drenched in petrol and set alight) (multiple murder) media article
  • Salie Nortje (67) 06/03/1999 Vastfontein, Pretoria, GP (bludgeoned with a pickaxe handle) (multiple murder) media article
  • Braam Theunissen (42) 10/03/1999 Marikana smallfolding, NW (beaten to death with a metal pipe and a spade)
  • [Jab Harmse] (70) 17/03/1999 Ogies, MPL (shot)

Victims that do not fit the strict definition of a "Farm Attack"