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South Africa - Home Invasion Victims: : Prior to 1998

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  • William Daniel de Witt (1924 - 1999)
    William Daniel de Witt (1924 - 1999) William (75), who was wheelchair bound, was shot in the neck in Port Edward during March 1999. He was hospitalised, where he passed away a few days later. Infor...
  • Leonora de Koker (b. - 1994)
    Leonora de Koker (d.o.b. unknown - 1994) Information shared on a discussion forum by Leonora's son Gert de Koker: "My Mother Leonora de Koker murdered Pretoria North 1994. POSTED BY GERT DE KOKER...
  • Dr Aadil Moerat (1965 - 1998)
    Dr Aadil Moerat (1965 - 1998) Aadil (33) was murdered in his Guguletu consulting rooms in January 1998. His killer stole only R60.
  • Dr Siphiwe Msikinya (b. - 1996)
    Dr Siphiwe Msikinya (d.o.b. unknown - 1996) Siphiwe Msikinya was murdered outside his practice in Daveyton, Benoni, GP in October 1996.
  • Dr Spence William Alexander (1959 - 1997)
    De Spence William Alexander (1959 - 1997) Spence (38) a doctor originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, was driving from his practice in Richards Bay when he stopped for petrol and was hijacked in his min...

“Home Invasion and Non-Social Fabric Murders” Prior to 31 March 1998

There are 24 victims remembered in this project

Urban Attacks - 9

Rural Attacks -

Business Attacks - 10

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings - 4

Outdoor Attacks - 1

Victims that do not fit the strict definition of a "Home Invasion" -

1980

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • M.M.M Venter (60) 13/05/1980 Vryheid, KZN

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1981

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1982

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • June Glas (40) 09/1982 Broederstroom, NW (murdered by gardener, house set alight)

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1983

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • C.J Wille (56) 16/04/1983 Ficksburg, FS
  • E Havermann 22/08/1983 Greytown, KZN
  • Neil Alcock (?) 28/10/1983 Muden, KZN (killed in an ambush along with four other people) Lecturers Paper

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1984

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • J. J de Jonge (69) 09/02/1984 Hobhouse, FS
  • A de Villiers (84) 06/06/1984 Bloemfontein, FS

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1985

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • Piet W Pieterse (71) 01/01/1985 Myrtle, Senekal, FS (tortured, dragged behind vehicle, bludgeoned with crowbar) Book Extract
  • J.J Uys (87) 18/03/1985 Newcastle, KZN
  • Koos de Jager (72) 17/06/1985 Addo, EC (bludgeoned to death with an axe, multiple murder) media link media link media link
  • Myrtle de Jager (f) (68) 17/06/1985 Addo, EC (died of stab wounds, multiple murder) media link media link media link
  • A.C de Klerk (f) (52) 05/09/1985 Vredefort, FS (multiple murder)
  • C.F de Klerk (57) 05/09/1985 Vredefort, FS (multiple murder)
  • Jas Balie (25) 27/11/1985 Soutspansberg, LP (died when he struck a land mine while driving his tractor) media link
  • Philemon Ngcobo (?) 28/11/1985 Soutpansberg, LP (driving a tractor, killed by a land mine) media link
  • Kobie van Eck (34) 15/12/1985 Messina, LP (killed when the bakkie they were in detonated a landmine on a game farm, multiple murder, 6 people) media link
  • Ignatius van Eck (2) 15/12/1985 Messina, LP (killed when the bakkie they were in detonated a landmine on a game farm, multiple murder, 6 people) media link
  • Nellmarie van Eck (8) 15/12/1985 Messina, LP (killed when the bakkie they were in detonated a landmine on a game farm, multiple murder, 6 people) media link
  • Marie Denyschen (59) 15/12/1985 Messina, LP (killed when the bakkie they were in detonated a landmine on a game farm, multiple murder, 6 people) media link
  • Kobus Denyschen (3) 15/12/1985 Messina, LP (killed when the bakkie they were in detonated a landmine on a game farm, multiple murder, 6 people) media link
  • Karna Denyschen (9) 15/12/1985 Messina, LP (killed when the bakkie they were in detonated a landmine on a game farm, multiple murder, 6 people) media link
  • Faan Balack (75) 23/12/1985 Middelburg, MP (beaten to death with blunt objects, multiple murder) media link
  • Alie Balack (75) 23/12/1985 Middelburg, MP (beaten to death with blunt objects, multiple murder) media link
  • A.J Smit (Judge) (83) 24/12/1985 Tierpoort, FS
  • Elize de Beer (32) 29/12/1985 Ellisras, LP (died after vehicle struck a landmine on farm close to Botswana border, multiple murder) media link
  • Hubert de Beer (63) 29/12/1985 Ellisras, LP (died after vehicle struck a landmine on farm close to Botswana border) (multiple murder) media link

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1986

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1987

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • Matheus Gideon Palvie (63) 05/02/1987 Leeukop Farm, outside Cradock, EC (stabbed and beaten to death) (multiple murder) media link
  • Jeanette Johanna Palvie (54) 05/02/1987 Leeukop Farm, outside Cradock, EC (bludgeoned with a hammer, died a short time later) (multiple murder) media link
  • E du Plessis (f) (58) 04/04/1987 Heidelberg, GP (multiple murder)
  • J E du Plessis (61) 04/04/1987 Heidelberg, GP (multiple murder)
  • D.J Jansen (33) 01/05/1987 Bethal, MPL
  • Karel Thou (?) 05/1987 Messina, LP (killed in landmine explosion) media report
  • J.S Botes (48) 28/05/1987 Dannhauser, KZN
  • L.M Combrinck (87) 09/06/1987 Chrissiesmeer, MPL
  • G.P Alwar 06/08/1987 Greytown, KZN
  • H Hoffman 09/06/1987 Zastron, FS
  • T Uys (70) 09/06/1987 Volksrust, MPL
  • A.M Taljaard (f) (78) 26/12/1987 Ficksburg, FS

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1988

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • N Jacobs 10/06/1988 Wesselsbron, FS (multiple murder)
  • V Jacobs (f) 10/06/1988 Wesselsbron, FS (multiple murder)
  • A.D.I Schlebusch (78) 10/06/1988 Bloemfontein, FS
  • S.F Begeman (78) 10/06/1988 Kameeldrift-Wes, GP
  • L Labuschne (67) 10/06/1988 Greylingstad, MPL
  • Courtney Alexander Gunther (57) 21/07/1988 farm Grootgeluk, Vryheid, KZN (beaten to death with a hammer, pick and an axe, multiple murder) Court papers
  • Jeanetha Christina Gunther (f) (50s) 21/07/1988 farm Grootgeluk, Vryheid, KZN (beaten to death with a hammer, multiple murder) Court papers
  • Nicolaas Cornelius Claasen (?) 08/08/1988 Farm First Hope, Ellisras, LP (killed while patrolling, presumably shot) TRC hearing
  • G.P Fritz 21/08/1988 Villiers, FS

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1989

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • A Hipkin (50) 11/06/1989 Cornelia, FS
  • N Gunter (f) (45) 07/1989 Vryheid, KZN
  • Johan Willem Odendaal (38) 09/1989 Ixopo, Richmond, KZN (multiple murder) TRC Report

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1990

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1991

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • G.H Woest (76) 02/01/1991 Koppies, FS
  • Desmond Trollip 01/1991 Elliot, EC media link
  • J.D Pretorius 01/1991 Stutterheim, EC
  • E.J.C Breytenbach (78) 06/03/1991 Kinross, MPL
  • J.H Wium (64) 20/03/1991 Senekal, FS (multiple murder)
  • J.M Wium (f) (60) 20/03/1991 Senekal, FS (multiple murder)
  • I.U Voigts (26) 16/05/1991 Paddock, KZN
  • Augie Wink (?) 06/1991 Eastern Cape (murdered on his farm) media link
  • G Grobbelaar (75) 13/06/1991 Jamestown, EC
  • C K?sel (f) (79) 13/06/1991 Commondale, MPL
  • H. P Annandale (69) 13/06/1991 Waterdal, GP
  • G King (46) 13/06/1991 Ladysmith, KZN
  • R Osborne (45) 13/06/1991 Richmond, KZN
  • S.P Botha (72) 13/06/1991 Stoffberg, MPL
  • A Steyn (f) (53) 13/06/1991 Komatipoort, MPL
  • H. L Smith (62) 16/07/1991 Smithfield, FS
  • Neville Rudman (?) 08/1991 Putfontein, East Rand, GP (murdered by PAC member) TRC Report
  • N.P Hailstone 13/08/1991 Harburg, KZN
  • W.P Pretorius (84) 23/08/1991 Lindley, FS
  • Paul Bertram Nicholson (76) 27/08/1991 Breakfast Hill Farm, Underberg, KZN (stabbed with sharpened rod) TRC hearing
  • M.O Gray (38) 08/1991 Winterton, KZN
  • A.F Vorster (f) 19/09/1991 Burgersdorp, EC (multiple murder)
  • L.L Vorster (57) 19/09/1991 Burgersdorp, EC (multiple murder)
  • Gustav J van Aart (68) 02/10/1991 Fleetwood, Wepener, FS (kidnapped, toed up, shot in the face with a shotgun) Inquiry report
  • C.V Ford (60) 16/11/1991 Bathurst, EC
  • L.R Booysen 09/12/1991 Rietvlei, KZN
  • Michelle Smit (f) (11) 22/12/1991 Grootstry, Verkeerdevlei, Brandfort, FS (shot dead, multiple murder) Inquiry report
  • Sophia Engelbrecht(f) (68) 22/12/1991 Grootstry, Verkeerdevlei, Brandfort, FS (shot dead, multiple murder) Inquiry report
  • Willem Engelbrecht (71) 22/12/1991 Grootstry, Verkeerdevlei, Brandfort, FS (shot dead, multiple murder) Inquiry report
  • Helena Smit (40) 22/12/1991 Grootstry, Verkeerdevlei, Brandfort, FS (shot dead, multiple murder) Inquiry report

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1992

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1993

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

  • Jaap P. Strauss (71) 12/01/1993 Katdoornkraal farm, Standerton, MPL (shot dead through the window)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell (58) 15/01/1993 Farm Modderfontein, Cardoville, Westonaria, GP (shot in the head, she died on the scene)
  • Alinah Bokwane (20) 27/01/1993 Farm Sterkfontein, Meyerton, GP (multiple murder) Report
  • Geelboy Bokwane (4) 27/01/1993 Farm Sterkfontein, Meyerton, GP (multiple murder) Report
  • Lynette L van Blerk (31) 27/01/1993 Helenasrus Smallholdings, Vereeniging, GP (shot)
  • Anna Elizabeth Britz (65) 04/02/1993 Secunda, MP (hands and feet tied, sock, in mouth, strangled with a cloth)
  • Marietjie Du Plessis (57) 04/02/1993 Farm Zoar, Brandfort, FS (raped, stab wounds to the upper body)
  • Soes M Pieters ( (86) 04/02/1993 Farm Zoar, Brandfort, FS (raped, stabbed to death)
  • Abrie Prinsloo (41) 17/02/1993 Farm Lemoenkloof, Senekal, FS (bled to death after he had been shot)
  • Barend Gerhardus Lindeque (73) 23/02/1993 11 Lamont Park holding, Vanderbijlpark, GP (stabbed and shot in the throat, multiple murder)
  • Miriam Lindeque (68) 23/02/1993 11 Lamont Park holding, Vanderbijlpark, GP (shot on the chin, multiple murder)
  • J Baxter 11/03/1993 Kokstad, KZN
  • C.A Poolman (60) 23/03/1993 Hobhouse, FS
  • Petrus Jacobus Kotzé (68) 24/03/1993 Farm Buffelspoort, Nylstroom (Modimolle), LP (hacked to death) Report
  • A.F Rabe 30/03/1993 New Hanover, KZN
  • Christopher Jacobus du Plessis (41) 18/04/1993 Vaalview smallholdings, Vanderbijlpark, GP (stabbed in the neck, chest, back and legs)
  • G Kotze (84) 22/04/1993 Normandien, KZN (multiple murder)
  • S Kotze (84) 22/04/1993 Normandien, KZN (multiple murder)
  • Flip van Rooyen (39) 25/04/1993 Blesbokspruit, Piet Retief, MPL (shot in the hip, died upon arrival at hospital)
  • Theo A Schenkel (29) 26/04/1993 Donkerhoek, Pretoria, GP (shot in the chest, arm and leg with AK47, died the following day) Report
  • Sandra Swanepoel (37) 28/04/1993 plot 33, Gunyula smallholdings, Letsitele, outside Tzaneen, LP (shot in the head)
  • Audrey Holder (25) 08/05/1993 Indermine, Hammanskraal GP (shot to death) Report
  • Christine Steyn (79) 11/05/1993 Bankfontein, Breyten, MPL (shot dead in vehicle, multiple murder)
  • Marthinus J.D "Duimpie" Steyn (86) 11/05/1993 Bankfontein, Breyten, MPL (shot dead in vehicle, multiple murder)
  • Lettie Opperman (62) 12/05/1993 smallholding Witrivier, MPL (shot while in bed)
  • Hans-Joachim Schultz (69) 14/05/1993 Dullstroom, MP (trussed up and stuffed into the linen cupboard)
  • Gert Thomas Alberts "Tommie" (43) 24/05/1993 Leeufontein, Pretoria, GP (shot to death through window with an AK47)
  • Hendrika Putter "Rika" (58) 25/05/1993 Mooiplaas, Cullinan, near Pretoria, GP (shot to death)
  • Vetela Joyce Ferrero (71) 27/05/1993 Dilston Farm, Umkhomasi, Ixopo, KZN (shot, multiple murder) amnesty report amnesty report
  • Mbhabhama Mtolo (60) 27/05/1993 Dilston Farm, Umkhomasi, Ixopo, KZN (shot, multiple murder) amnesty report amnesty report
  • Pieter F Roos (56) 31/05/1993 Farm Suikerboskop, Balmoral, Witbank, MPL (beaten to death with iron bar, multiple murder)
  • Gertruida H. Roos (53) 31/05/1993 Farm Suikerboskop, Balmoral, Witbank, MPL (beaten to death with iron bar, multiple murder)
  • J.M Visser (61) 08/06/1993 Springs, GP
  • J.L Liddell (72) 12/06/1993 Port Alfred, EC
  • C Muller (71) 15/06/1993 De Wagnerdrif, GP
  • J Pretorius (82) 15/06/1993 Verkeerdevlei, FS
  • Jacob Jochemius Cornelius Blom “Ghemi” (70) 15/06/1993 Farm Fraai-Uitzicht, Senekal, FS (stabbed to death, found on farm dirt road in Kestall)
  • S.W Hatting (87) 15/06/1993 Smithfield, FS
  • Pieter Hendrik Barend Henning (Serg) (22) 15/06/1993 Vaspan Farm, Hazyview, MPL (shot to death while searching for a suspect inside a banana plantation) memorial link
  • James Milne Bredenkamp (42) 18/06/1993 Louwater, Vaal river, Sasolburg, FS (head injuries and tied up)
  • J.E.O Volker (68) 04/07/1993 Dalton, KZN
  • Pieter Schalk Meyer (75) 08/07/1993 Farm Kranspoort, Ermelo, MPL (beaten to death with an iron pipe) Report
  • Herman Jacob van Diemen "Harry" (46) 12/07/1993 Bronkhorstspruit, Pretoria, GP (stabbed in the chest and throat) Report
  • Susan 'Sue' Benadé (57) 13/07/1993 Uitspan Farm, Meyerton, GP (throttled to death, multiple murder)
  • Tjaart Benadé (66) 13/07/1993 Uitspan Farm, Meyerton, GP (hacked to death, multiple murder)
  • John Bernard Smith (62) 25/07/1993 Wesselsdal, Vanstadensrus, FS (stabbed 9 times) TRC Report TRC Report
  • Wessel Oosthuizen (61) 31/07/1993 Kromdraai Standerton, MPL (shot in the chest) Report
  • Jane Sophia Rossouw (70) 01/08/1993 Farm Sarahsdale, Dordrecht, EC (strangled, then shot to death) TRC report
  • Koos Oosthuizen (36) 07/08/1993 Lucky Seven Outlet, Vlakfontein smallholdings, West Rand, GP (shot in chest and head, un-named female assistant also shot dead)
  • J.G Uys (81) 08/08/1993 Ermelo, MPL
  • Carol Hunter (26) 15/08/1993 Pretoria, GP (shot to death inside her car on her smallholding)
  • Sebastian J. "Basjan" Crous (60) 20/08/1993 Farm Rietpoort, Vredefort, FS (shot to death)
  • Donne Meyers (20) 27/08/1993 Elliot, EC (stabbed then shot in the head, multiple murder) media link media link
  • Michael Meyers (55) 27/08/1993 Elliot, EC (shot in the stomach with a shotgun, died 10 days later, multiple murder) media link media link
  • Henry Davies (42) 06/09/1993 Farm Kafferskraal, Badplaas, MPL (stabbed inside his homestead which was also set alight)
  • Elsa H.J. Nel (54) 17/09/1993 Smallholding outside Klerksdorp, NW (shot in the face, husband shot in the shoulder survived)
  • D Honeysett (57) 19/09/1993 Ixopo, KZN
  • Lilian van Wyk (70) 22/09/1993 Onderstepoort smallholdings, outside Pretoria, GP (hacked to death with a panga)
  • H van Niekerk (f) 09/1993 Vereeniging, GP
  • Jaco Schültz (19) 18/10/1993 Farm Skietpan, NW (manager shot in the throat, found in the barn)
  • Jannie.C.C. Crous (62) 19/10/1993 Farm Moerbeidal, Kroonstad, FS (stabbed to death by two attackers)
  • Martie Swart (f) (47) 23/10/1993 Farm Ouwerf, Kestell, FS (shot, bullet wound to her head)
  • S Goosen (54) 27/10/1993 Queenstown, EC
  • August Baettler (26) 02/11/1993 Zwavelpoort smallholdings, Pretoria, GP (shot in the leg and head, house set alight)
  • S. Baxter (?) 03/11/1993 Mount Ayliff, EC (shot 5 times while selling milk) TRC hearing
  • Hester Lauterbach C (65) 03/11/1993 Waterval, Greytown, KZN (three gunshot wounds)
  • Wally Salmond (69) 08/11/1993 Farm Barmwell, Elandsfontein, Ladysmith, KZN (shot to death)
  • Henry Jonquiere (64) 18/11/1993 Withok smallholdings, Brakpan, GP (stabbed 13 times with a knife)
  • Johannes Christoffel Kooij (58) 21/11/1993 Farm Gerhardminnebrom near Boksop Station, outside Potchefstroom (shot three times)
  • P.J.A Naude (58) 30/11/1993 Wasbank, KZN
  • Johannes Gerhardus Jacobus Swart (73) 30/11/1993 Farm Aqua Terra, Scheepmoor, MPL (beaten to death, found in the plantation, multiple murder)
  • Theresa Swart (70) 30/11/1993 Farm Aqua Terra, Scheepmoor, MPL (beaten to death, found in the garden, multiple murder)
  • Mr. Worthmann (41) 15/12/1993 Ramsgate, KZN (shot by two of his workers, body was loaded on the back of a vehicle and set on fire) document/report
  • Hennie N Bekker (56) 24/12/1993 Gelukwaarts Farm, Vanstadensrus, FS (murdered in cold blood, multiple murder) Link
  • Neels Wilken (67) 24/12/1993 Gelukwaarts Farm, Vanstadensrus, FS (murdered in cold blood, multiple murder) Link

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1994

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks (January to March 1994)

Business Attacks

  • Dr Andre Kurilko (29) 25/12/1994 Mabopane, outside Pretoria, GP (murdered and found in Apies River)

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1995

Urban Attacks

  • Molly Kahn (?) 22/12/1995 Edenvale, GP (murdered in home)

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

  • Dr Dirk Scheepers (45) 01/1995 Henley on Klip, Meyerton GP (shot dead in his office)
  • Dr Stephen Pon (32) 10/1995 Johannesburg Hospital, GP (shot dead at the hospital)

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1996

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1997

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

  • Russel Taylor (?) March/April 1997 Randburg, GP (shot in the head during a bank robbery)

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

1998 January

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

  • Eddie Keim (33) 04/01/1998 Cape Town, WC (shot execution style during carjacking) (multiple murder, female friend raped, then murdered)
  • Marilese Holmes (?) 04/01/1998 Cape Town (raped by two of four perpetrators, then murdered) (multiple murder)

Outdoor Attacks

February

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

March

Urban Attacks

Rural Attacks

Business Attacks

Vehicle Attacks / Hijackings

Outdoor Attacks

Victims that do not fit the strict definition of a "Home Invasion"