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South Africa - Home Invasion Victims: 2005 - 2006

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  • Beryl Lamberth (1950 - 2005)
    Beryl Lamberth (1950 - 2005) Brief overview: Beryl (55), a University of Cape Town IT administrator who lived alone, was found on the floor of the lounge of her cottage in Riverside Terrace, by her...
  • Joey Ackerman (1918 - 2006)
    Joey Ackerman (1918 – 2006) Brief overview: Joey (88), was attacked inside her bedroom in Penford, Uitenhage, during the night of Fri 4 Mar 2006 and bashed on the head with a blunt weapon. Joey als...
  • Dr Christo Cloete (1931 - 2005)
    Dr Christo Cloete (1931 - 2005) Christo (74), and his wife, Marie-Lou (68), both Psychologists, were murdered in their home in Florauna, Pretoria, on 16th April 2005. Police spokesperson Inspector Anto...
  • Dr Marie-Lou Cloete (1937 - 2005)
    Dr Marie-Lou Cloete (1937 - 2005) Marie-Lou (68), and her husband, Dr Christo Cloete (74), both Psychologists, were murdered in their home in Florauna, Pretoria, on 16th April 2005. Police spokesperson...
  • Ian Tarr (1972 - 2005)
    Ian Tarr (1972 - 2005) Ian (33), co-owner of the Super Spar in Broadacres, near Fourways, Johannesburg, GP, was shot dead outside the store, at 04h15, on 5th November 2005. Ian went to open up the bake...

“Home Invasion and Non-Social Fabric Murders” 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

There are 87 victims remembered in this project

Urban Attacks - 17

Rural Attacks - 60

Business Attacks -

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings - 3

Outdoor Attacks - 7

2005 April

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

May

Rural Attacks

  • Robert McNeal (60) 01/05/2005 Bronkhorstspruit, GP (attacked with a wheel spanner, died the next day) media article
  • C Stroebel (59) 07/05/2005 NW
  • Gert Hattingh (85) 12/05/2005 Het Blok, between Delmas en Nigel, MPL (hands and feet tied with rope, beaten to death) []
  • Frederick Veldman (36) 17/05/2005 Smallholding, Ermelo, MP Report
  • A Louwrens (62) 05/2005 Kokstad, KZN

June

Rural Attacks

  • John Hewat 06/2005 Donnybrook, Komga, EC

July

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

Hijacking Victims

  • Arthur James Harcus (50) 02/07/2005 Greenside, Johannesburg, GP (attacked by four armed men as he got out of his vehicle to open a gate) media link
  • Johan Venter (65) 21/07/2005 Biyela St, Empangeni, KZN (retired deputy principal of Empangeni High School, shot dead) media link

August

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

September

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

October

Urban Attacks

  • James Salman (63) 29/10/2005 3599 Rammulotsi, Viljoenskroon, FS SAPS report
  • Phillip de Vos 10/2005 Walmer Heights, Port Elizabeth, EC
  • Gregory Russo 10/2005 Lombardy East, GP (brutally murdered)

Rural Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

November

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • Simon Graff (71) 03/11/2005 Doornfontein, Magaliesberg, NW (shot dead) media article
  • Noel Donald Bannel (63) 13/11/2005 Maribashoek smallholdings, Potgietersrus, LP Report
  • Karel Holl (73) 14/11/2005 Kaalfontein near Orange Farm south of Johannesburg, GP (shot) Report
  • Robbie Robertson (56) 17/11/2005 Van Vuuren lane, Vallambrosa, Bloemfontein, FS (bound, beaten, kicked to death) []
  • John Harold Hart (88) 18/11/2005 Swing-gate farm, Muldersdrift, GP (killed with repeated blows to the head and chest) (multiple murder) media article
  • Sylvia Hart (84) 18/11/2005 Swing-gate farm, Muldersdrift, GP (beaten to death with a golf club) (multiple murder) media article
  • Billy Meyer (43) 19/11/2005 Lovedale farm, near Makhado outside Louis Trichardt, LP (shot dead when he put his baby daughter down) media article
  • John Louis Steyn (73) 19/11/2005 Sand River smallholdings between Makhado and Polokwane, LP (hit on the head with a blunt object) media article
  • John Louis Steyn (73) 20/11/2005 Sandrivier holdings between Makhado en Polokwane, NW (beaten with a blunt object) []
  • Estelle van Dyk (57) 21/11/2005 farm in Koesterfontein, Magaliesburg, NW (shot in the shoulder, multiple murder) []
  • Richard Theron (59) 21/11/2005 farm in Koesterfontein, Magaliesburg, NW (stabbed with a pick, wound in the stomach and head, multiple murder) []
  • C Vuyk (f) (72) 23/11/2005 Pretoria, GP
  • Richard Lemmer (73) 27/11/2005 Farm Reitkuil, Klerksdorp district, NW

Outdoor Attacks

December

Urban Attacks

  • Male Victim (70) 18/12/2005 Linden, Johannesburg, GP (shot dead, wife raped at Emmarentia dam)
  • Aurelina Ribeiro (65) 18/12/2005 Tulisa Park, GP (strangled in the passage) media link, media link

Rural Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

2006 January

Rural Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

  • [Charl du Plessis "Doepie"] (45) 03/01/2006 Motherwell, Port Elizabeth, EC (shot in the head, died 27/01/2006)

February

Rural Attacks

Hijacking Victims

March

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • Deon Nel (35) 04/03/2006 Kya Sands smallholding, Randburg, GP (shot dead by four black men in front of his wife Elizma) []
  • Johannes Labuschange (61) 06/03/2006 Vredepoort, Indwe, KZN (shot once in the neck and then in the head) media article