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South Africa - Farm Attack Victims: 2018 - 2019

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  • Ralph Ockert (1954 - 2018)
    Ralph Ockert (1954 - 2018) Brief overview: 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...
  • 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 Sergea...
  • 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 fl...
  • 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 aft...
  • 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

April 2018





  • Laetitia Jacobs (51) Reynorif smallholding, Tasbet Park, Emalahleni, MP (strangled) external link
  • [Male Victim] (30) 25/08/2018 Nooitgedacht area, Muldersdrift, GP (husband was shot in the upper body and died ) external link
  • Frans Booysen (74) 26/08/2018 farm in Vastfontein, North of Pretoria, GP (Shot one elderly male victim dead, headshot) external link
  • [J van Rensburg] (74) 27/08/2018 (victim added to "Wit Kruis Monument" - more information sought)
  • Pieter Willem Jacobus van Wyk (56) 28/08/2018 Erasmia, GP (shot and killed) external link




  • [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
  • [Male Victim] (30) 04/01/2019 Wildebeeslaagte, Northam, LP (Ugandan national burnt to death) external link
  • [Female Victim] (33) 04/01/2019 Wildebeeslaagte, Northam, LP (Ugandan national 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