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South Africa - Farm Attack Victims: 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

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  • Neil Greyling (1958 - 2016)
    Neil Greyling (1958 - 2016) Brief overview: On 13th October 2016, four perpetrators gained entry to Neil's (58) house on his farm in Malmesbury, Western Cape. Neil was stabbed in his heart and died...
  • Raymond Forbes (1952 - 2016)
    Raymond Forbes (1952 – 2016) Brief overview: Brief Biography: Other Victims/Family Funeral/Memorial The Farm/Smallholding The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.) Attack Detai...
  • Schalk Lourens (b. - 2016)
    Schalk Lourens (d.o.b. unknown - 2016) Brief overview: Schalk and his wife arrived home at their smallholding in Rhenosterfontein in the Bojanala District, Rustenburg on 15th December 2016. When Sc...
  • Gavin Carter (1970 - 2017)
    Gavin Carter (1970 – 2017) Brief overview: Brief Biography: Other Victims/Family Funeral/Memorial The Farm/Smallholding The Region (Land disputes, other incidents etc.) Attack Details...
  • Ester Kidson (1947 - 2017)
    Ester Kidson (1947 – 2017) Brief overview: Ester Kidson (1947 - 2017 ) Ester (70), and her husband Hannes (70), were brutally murdered on their farm, Oortjies, between Jachtsfontein and Westonaria. M...

“Farm Murders” 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

SAPS 2016/17 "official" figures: 74 Murders from 638 Attacks

TAU 2016/17 "official" figures: 78 Murders from 406 Attacks

According to the police’s crime statistics, the figures for farm attacks and murders increased drastically for the 2016/2017 year under report. Farm murders increased with 27,5% and farm attacks with 22,9%

50 Murders logged in this project

Definition of a Farm Attack

The National Priority Committee for Rural Safety defines a Farm Attack as follows: Acts of violence against farms and smallholdings are those acts aimed at any person or persons living on, working at or visiting farms or smallholdings with the intent to either murder, rape, rob or otherwise inflict bodily harm or to intimidate. It is important to note that cases of domestic violence and/or crimes caused by a dispute between family and/or friends are not included in the definition of a farm attack.

Thus the definition of “Farm Murders” specifically EXCLUDES “Social Fabric Crimes”, see examples bottom of page.

2016 April

May

  • [Unknown Male] (68) 05/2016 (cruelly tortured with a towel that was pushed down his throat and a piece of wire was wrapped around the his neck to strangle him. He died during the attack) external link
  • Friedel Johannes Filter (77) 13/05/2016 Paulpietersburg (shot dead) external link

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

  • [Tony Strydom] (45) 07/2016 Ridgeway smallholding, Louis Trichardt, Limpopo (shot in the back, wife and son arrested) external link
  • Bertie Cilliers (54) 08/12/2016 Spitskop smallholding, Thabazimbi (shot 8 times) external link