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South Africa - Farm Attack Victims: 2018 - 2019

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  • Ralph Ockert (1954 - 2018)
    Ralph Ockert (1954 - 2018)Ralph (64) was shot dead at the gate of his smallholding in Lanseria, on 7th May 2018. He had gone to draw cash at the Fourways Mall, and unbeknown to him he was followed by t...
  • Charmaine Erasmus (1970 - 2019)
    Charmaine Erasmus (1970 - 2019)===Brief overview: Charmaine (43), was found lying on a bed in one of the bedrooms in her house at Woelige Hoek, Vredendal on Tuesday morning.Police spokesperson Sergeant...
  • Gabriel Bruwer (1940 - 2018)
    Gabriel Bruwer (1940 – 2018)===Brief overview: The Bruwers were attacked and killed by an unknown number of attackers. They were apparently tied to chairs and shot. The attackers stole firearms and fle...
  • Jan Boshoff (1952 - 2019)
    Jan Boshoff (1952 – 2019)===Brief overview: Jan (67), passed away the morning of 02/04/2019 after a brave battle. His life partner was also grazed by a bullet during the smallholding attack.Just after ...
  • Marian Bruwer (1950 - 2018)
    Marian Bruwer (1950 - 2018) ===Brief overview: Marian (68), and her husband Gabriel "Choppie" (78) were found by a neighbour in the bedroom of their farm in Vanstedenrus, Wepener Free State - tied up, ...

“Farm Murders” 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019

There are 55 Victims remembered in this project

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  • [Male Victim] 16/11/2018: Zaagkuilsdrift, Pienaarsrivier, LP (shot in the chest) external link
  • [Male Victim] 24/11/2018 Koffiespruit, GP (stabbed to death)



  • Abiot Phiri (55) 04/01/2019 Plaassegat Farm, Skeerpoort, Hartebeespoort, NW external link
  • [Ugandan national male] (30) 04/01/2019 Wildebeeslaagte, Northam, LP (Burnt to death) external link
  • [Ugandan national female] (33) 04/01/2019 Wildebeeslaagte, Northam, LP (Burnt to death) external link
  • [Female Victim] 13/01/2019 Hartbeespoort, NW (shot in the chest) external link



Victims whose murder does not fit the strict definition of a "Farm Attack"

  • [Paul Nel] (60) 10/01/2019 Dassiekop Farm, Koffiefontein, FS (3 killed in a neighbour dispute) media article