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South Africa - Home Invasion Victims: 2007 - 2008

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  • Jeremy Trefusis Hawke (1943 - 2007)
    Jeremy Hawke, 64-year-old accountant was shot dead in his garage in Botha's Hill, Durban
  • Albert Edward Johnson (1923 - 2008)
    Albert Johnson (1923 - 2008) Brief overview: Albert (85), was bludgeoned to death in his home, Poppy Lane, in Adamayview, Klerksdorp, on 28th March 2008. The murderers gained entry through the bedr...
  • Albertus Petrus Taljaard (1945 - 2007)
    Albertus Taljaard (1945 - 2007) Brief overview: Albertus (63), of Brackenfell in the Cape, was shot dead in The Wilds, east of Pretoria in front of his son Derick (30) at about 9pm on Tuesday 03/07...
  • Sandy Staats (1939 - 2007)
    Sandy Staats (1939 - 2007) Sandy (68) was tortured with boiling water, at her home in Craighall Park, Johannesburg, on 20th April 2207. She passed away 10 days later.
  • Estee van Rensburg (1988 - 2008)
    Esteé van Rensburg (1989 - 2008) Brief overview: Esteé (19), was shot and killed in her parent's home in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, on 25th March 2008. Aaron Mashishi (27), a security guard, knew Estee...

“Home Invasion and Non-Social Fabric Murders” 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

There are 118 Victims remembered in this project

Urban Attacks - 36

Rural Attacks - 59

Business Attacks - 5

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings - 12

Outdoor Attacks - 7

2007 April

Urban Attacks

  • Sandy Staats (68) 20/04/2007 Craighall Park, Johannesburg, GP (tortured with boiling water, died 10 days later) media article

Rural Attacks

May

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • [J Heyneke] (38) 08/05/2007 Kameeldrift, GP
  • Willie Potgieter (45) 12/05/2007 Marikana (shot and killed) media article
  • [Hans Polensky] (52) 26/05/2007 Nigel, GP (dob 1955-08-30).

Business Attacks

June

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

July

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

August

Rural Attacks

  • [Female Victim] (35) 03/08/2007 Gingindlovo Sugar Estate (strangled to death)
  • Lynette Marlene Oosthuizen (f) (63) 24/08/2007 Boston (strangled to death, body thrown of a cliff) media article
  • Gerald Wait (51) 27/08/2007 St Albans smallholdings, Port Elizabeth, EC (shot in garden)

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

September

Urban Attacks

  • Arthur Vernon Rippin (77) 11/09/2007 Glenwood, Durban, KZN (hijacked then bludgeoned to death in home, well known in the gardening community) media article
  • Michael Thomson (39) 27/09/2007 Buckingham Ave, Craighall Park, GP (stabbed and shot by the Razor gang)

Rural Attacks

  • Andrew Main "Andy" (52) 24/09/2007 Farm Gilmore Hill, Cramond, Midlands (shot with an AK47 assault rifle) media article
  • Willem Botha (42) 25/09/2007 farm Mosterhoek near Mashishing/Lydenburg, MPL (shot in the chest)

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

October

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

November

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • Machiel de Lange (70) 06/11/2007 Dorset, Vaalwater, LP (body charred when murdered and house set on fire) media article
  • Herman Strydom (45) 16/11/2007 smallholding near Vryheid, KZN (shot twice with his own shotgun stolen 3 weeks earlier) media article
  • Kallie Pieterse (47) 17/11/2007 farm Straussfontein outside Trompsburg (kicked and beaten to death) media article
  • [Vusi Makhonjurek] Sundra smallholding, Delmas (tortured with acid and electric shock)
  • Jan Voster (79) 23/11/2007 Nelspruit (hacked in the face and neck with a panga, died 25/11/2007 in hospital) media article
  • Susarah Greyling (73) 24/11/2007 Schweizer-Reneke (beaten to death with fists) media article
  • Franz Richter (80) 28/11/2007 Heia Safari Ranch near Muldersdrift, Krugersdorp, GP (shot in the head and chest) media article
  • [J.M Benade] (71) 29/11/2007 Henley on Klip, GP

Outdoor Attacks

Business Attacks

December

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

Hijackings / Vehicle Attacks

2008 January

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Hijackings / Vehicle Attacks

Outdoor Attacks

  • Erika Heunis (36) 22/01/2008 Mountain Avenue, Graaff Reinet, EC (raped before she was beaten to death with stones) media article
  • [Female Victim] (30) 29/01/2008 Curry's Post, north of Howick, KZN (legs and hands tied with a belt, open wounds to the head) media link

Business Attacks

February

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

March

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks