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South Africa - Home Invasion Victims: 2003 - 2004

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  • Juliana Cahl (1916 - 2003)
    Juliana "Julie" Cahl (1916 - 2003) Brief overview: Julie (87), was brutally murdered in Wesselsbron, Freestate. In her home alone on 23rd August 2003. She was in her 80’s. 6 black men stripped her ...
  • Kayla Rawstone (2002 - 2003)
    Kayla Rawstone (Drennen) (2002 - 2003) Brief overview: Kayla (1), was kidnapped, along with her mother Janine Drennen (24), her grandmother, Hester Rawstone, on July 31, 2003 from Arcadia in Pretor...
  • Janine Drennen (1979 - 2003)
    Janine Drennen (1979 - 2003) Brief overview: Janine (24), was kidnapped, along with her baby, Kayla (1), and her mother, Hester Rawstone, on July 31, 2003 from Arcadia in Pretoria. Janine and Heste...
  • Hester Rawstone (c.1973 - 2003)
    Hester Rawstone (d.o.b. unknown - 2003) Brief overview: Hester was kidnapped along with her daughter Janine Drennen (24), and granddaughter Kayla (1), on July 31, 2003 from Arcadia in Pretoria. Hes...
  • Francis Johannes van der Merwe (1947 - 2004)
    Frans van der Merwe (1947 - 2004) Brief overview: Frans (56), his wife, Gina (53), their son, Darryl (31), and Darryl's wife, Melissa (24), from Benoni, Gauteng, were abducted, poisoned and shot de...

“Home Invasion and Non-Social Fabric Murders” 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2004

There are 138 victims remembered in this project

Urban Attacks - 20

Rural Attacks - 105

Business Attacks - 1

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings - 4

Outdoor Attacks - 7

Social Fabric - 1

Victims that do not fit the strict definition of a "Farm Attack" - 2

2003

2003 April

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

May

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

June

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

  • Nicholas Goossen (41) 04/06/2003 Meadowbank farm, Vrede, FS (slashed throat found dead) media article
  • Thomas Ramsay (56) 13/06/2003 Hermansberg-Schormans farm, Nelspruit, MPL (stabbed dead) media article
  • Thelma Reynolds (f) (73) 16/06/2003 KwaDukuza (Stanger), KZN
  • Willie Griebenow (56) 16/06/2003 Walkerville, GP (stabbed to death on smallholding)
  • M. F Nair 50) 25/06/2003 Greytown, KZN
  • R Shaik 25/06/2003 Greytown, KZN

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

July

Suburban Attacks

  • John Munger (60) 04/07/2003 Geelhout St, Randpark Ridge, Honeydew, GP (shot in back of neck, multiple murder) media link
  • Brenda Munger (57) 04/07/2003 Geelhout St, Randpark Ridge, Honeydew, GP (shot in back of neck, multiple murder) media link

Farm Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

  • Sasha-Leigh Crook (8) 10/07/2003 Pelican Park on the Cape Flats, WC (beaten, stabbed to death, body found on open ground) media link
  • Invanne Jillings (20) /07/2003 Edenvale, Johannesburg, GP (shot in the back, murdered for his cell phone)

August

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

  • Unnamed Woman 02/08/2003 Bethlehem reservoir, FS (found shot dead, awaiting report)
  • Janakie Moodley (45) 12/08/2003 Verulam, KZN (wife of Sunny shot dead on smallholding)
  • Sunny Moodley (55) 12/08/2003 Verulam, KZN (shot dead on his smallholding)
  • Piet Keebina (69) 13/08/2003 farm Leeufontein, Zeerust, NW (beaten to death) media article
  • Unnamed Victim 14/08/2003 Dunn-Zulu tribal land, Mtunzini, KZN (beaten to death with hammer)
  • Roseline Madgaremele (27) 20/08/2003 Tseki, EC (found shot dead in veld) media article
  • Thabo Madgaremele (13) 20/08/2003 Tseki, EC (son of Roseline, found shot dead in veld) media article
  • Kobus Nel (31) 21/08/2003 farm Sardinia, Bultfontein, FS (died of injuries after shooting attack)
  • Karel Petrus van der Walt (59) 26/08/2003 Oorsaak, Kroondal, NW (ambushed, found by wife shot dead) media link
  • R.H Fontana (f) (44) 08/2003 Barberton, MPL
  • Unknown Farmer & Family 08/2003 Verkeerdevlei, FS (killed on farm)

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

September

Suburban Attacks

  • Shaun Philip Wilshire (30) 23/09/2003 Parkrand, Boksburg, GP (shot in the head at point blank range) []

Farm Attacks

  • Dos Santos 13/09/2003 Howick, KZN
  • Patrick Mabaza (58) 13/09/2003 Steynsburg, FS (shot dead by camouflaged man with assault rifle, multiple murder) media article
  • Kleinboy Vuma (60) 13/09/2003 Steynsburg, FS (shot dead by camouflaged man with assault rifle, multiple murder) media article
  • Unnamed Farmer 13/09/2003 Midlands, KZN (found murdered, name not released by police)
  • Frederick Naude “Fred” (65) 16/09/2003 Cullinan, GP (tortured, beaten to a pulp before execution at point-blank range)
  • Phillipus Buys “Flippie” (73) 17/09/2003 Weenen, KZN (hate crime) (oldest son Flip Buys jr. also murdered in a farm attack 06/091996) media article
  • Stanley Herbst “Stan“ (53) 20/09/2003 farm Balla/Bella, Pilgrim's Rest, MPL (shot in the chest) media article
  • Pieter de Jager “Piet” (69) 27/09/2003 Laatsgevonden farm, Levubu near Makhado, LP (executed by five men executed for criticising land reform, two shots to the head and one in the chest) media article
  • Unknown Farmer (f) 09/2003 outside Reddersburg, FS (killed on farm)

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

October

Suburban Attacks

  • Shirley Pretorius (70) 11/10/2003 Glen Austin, Johannesburg, GP (attacked by intruders, died as a result of her injuries) Wiki link

Farm Attacks

  • Roy Moodley (49) 02/10/2003 Mtunzini, KZN
  • B.W Seshoko (60) 02/10/2003 Sekgosese, LP
  • K Coetzee (28) 05/10/2003 Buhrmannsdrif, NW
  • P.J Labuschagne (65) 09/10/2003 Belfast, MPL
  • Koos Terblanche (52) 13/10/2003 Trentham, near Bethlehem, FS (tied up with an electric wire, throat slashed) media article
  • Female farmworker 13/10/2003 farm Marico, Thabazimbi, LP (raped, bludgeoned to death)
  • Male farmworker 13/10/2003 farm Marico, Thabazimbi, LP (bludgeoned to death)
  • Graham Cumming (54) 20/10/2003 Steynsburg, EC (stabbed to death after dropping off workers)
  • Lindsay Moller 20/10/2003 Hillcrest, KZN
  • Gerhard van den Berg (45) 25/10/2003 farm Klippan, Bothaville, FS (shot while trying to help a fellow farmer)

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

November

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

  • Female Victim (87) 03-07/11/2003 farm, FS (frail woman murdered in an attack, 2 others injured)
  • G Govender 11/11/2003 Newark, KZN
  • Rina du Plessis (74) 23/11/2003 Malbourne farm, Tom Burke, LP (dentures rammed down throat, battered to death, husband Dup (75) injured) media article, media article
  • R Myasoor (f) 28/11/2003 KwaDukuza (Stanger), KZN
  • Henrietta Badenhorst (82) 29/11/2003 "Gister se Glorie" guesthouse, Cornelia farm, Clarens, FS (shot dead, loaded into their car and set alight, multiple murder) media article
  • Louis Badenhorst (81) 29/11/2003 "Gister se Glorie" guesthouse, Cornelia farm, Clarens, FS (shot dead, loaded into their car and set alight, multiple murder) media article
  • Mihanna Badenhorst (55) 29/11/2003 "Gister se Glorie" guesthouse, Cornelia farm, Clarens, FS (shot dead, loaded into their car and set alight, multiple murder) media article

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

December

Suburban Attacks

                                                                                                                                                                                            

Farm Attacks

  • [Elderly Farmer] 75 03/12/2003 Tweefontein farm, Middelburg, MPL (stabbed to death) media article
  • Deon Lourens (33) 06/12/2003 Brandon Hill farm, Empangeni, KZN (shot four times) media article
  • Lukas J.H Steenkamp (82) 16/12/2003 farm Vaalpenskraal, Matjesfontein, Thabazimbi, LP (hit over the head with a blunt object and punched in the face) media article
  • Charles Shephard (63) 17/12/2003 Bergville, KZN media article
  • Loekie van Nieuwenhuizen (59) 17/12/2003 Louis Trichardt, LP (stabbed in chest and stomach, ridden over with bakkie/ute)
  • George .F.H van Altenberg (40) 18/12/2003 Empangeni, KZN
  • Jan Lewies Niemann 31/12/2003 Haartdoringboom smallholding, Pretoria, GP
  • J de Klerk (77) 31/12/2003 Nelspruit, MPL
  • James Twine (72) 31/12/2003 farm Snymansdrif, outside Pietersburg, LP (beaten and shot dead) media link

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

2004 January

Suburban Attacks

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Farm Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

  • Kenneth F Bell (?) 02/01/2004 Boksburg, GP (murdered car hijacking)

Outdoor Attacks

February

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

  • Robert Gidis (60) 22/02/2004 farm Dagbreek, Gravellote near Phalaborwa, LP (shot during an attack)
  • Paul van Wyk (74) 22/02/2004 Kromdraai smallholdings, Krugersdorp, GP (executed - shot in the head) media article
  • Ian Snyman (54) 29/02/2004 Kob Inn, Wild Coast, EC (gunshot wound to the back) media article

Hijacking / Vehicle Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

Business Attacks

March

Suburban Attacks

Farm Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Business Attacks

Social Fabric Crimes

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