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South Africa - Farm Attack Victims: 1998 to 1999

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  • Perumal Naidoo (1943 - 1999)
    Perumal Naidoo (1943 - 1999)Perumal (56) from the sugarcane farm Nova Estate, Groutville, was shot dead on 5th March 1999.*
  • Yunus Mohammed (1943 - 1999)
    Yunus Mohammed (1943 - 1999)Yunus (56) from the farm Masonite outside Estcourt was beaten to death a few metres from the farm gate on 3rd March 1999.*
  • Jan van Zyl (1958 - 1999)
    Jan van Zyl (1958 - 1999)Jan (41) a dairy farmer from Farm Langverwacht, Egunjana, Pomeroy, was shot dead while selling milk on 22nd February 1999. *
  • Hester van der Westhuizen (1932 - 1999)
    Hester van der Westhuizen (1932 - 1999)Hester (67) from Henorg Dairy farm in Rietfontein, Fochville was shot dead in her bakkie (pick-up truck) on 8th February 1999.*
  • Harry B.J. Botha (1938 - 1999)
    Harry B.J. Botha (1938 - 1999)Harry (61), farm manager at Mount St. Bernard farm, Muden, was ambushed and shot dead on 5th February 1999. his body was found 5 kilometres away from the farm. *

“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

128 victims logged in this project

1998 April

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) media article
  • 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)
  • 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) media article
  • 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
  • Susanna Lientjie Bodenstein (48) 29/05/1998 De Rust farm, Letsitele, LP (shot and killed) media article
  • Albert Mtembo (?) 29/05/1998 Plaston farm, Witrivier, MPL (shot and killed) media article

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) Report
  • 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) external link media article media article
  • Cluetkowic 27/06/1998 Camperdown, KZN

July

  • Martha Oosthuizen (70) 04/07/1998 Zandfontein farm, Ladismith, WC (hacked with an axe) media article
  • Abraham Fourie (56) 05/07/1998 Coetzeerrust farm, Welkom, FS (wire round neck and chop wounds) media article
  • 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) media article
  • Neels .J Slabbert (65) 06/07/1998 Vereeniging smallholding, GP (stabbed to death) Report
  • Barend Johannes Kruger (68) 06/07/1998 Paardekop farm, Standerton/Volksrust, MPL (multiple murder) FB link
  • Elsie Johanna Kruger (67) 06/07/1998 Paardekop farm, Standerton/Volksrust, MPL (multiple murder) FB link
  • 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) Report
  • 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 Muriel Gillespie (65) 13/09/1998 smallholding outside Eerstrivier/Kareedouw, EC (throat was slit) Report
  • 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 a week after a brutal attack, 10/10/1998)
  • 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 Magdalena Marais (57) 24/11/1998 Krokodilspruit smallholding, outside Cullinan, GP (shot and killed in kitchen) Report
  • H Bowles (58) 11/1998 Grahamstown, EC

December

1999 January

February

March

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