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Dispatches from a Darkening Corner of the Dark Continent

MARCH 2008

by Shaun Willcock

The purpose of these articles is to provide insightful comment on the contemporary South African and southern African scene from a Christian, “politically-incorrect” perspective, in order to counter the propaganda of the Reds, almost-Reds (liberals and others), religious Reds (“liberation theologians”), and all their fellow-travellers; and to encourage Christians to pray for the people of this beautiful but desperately needy part of the world, and especially for their Christian brethren living here; and to do what they can to assist them.


In this article:

*Elderly White Farmer Survives Brutal Attack by Black Man
*White Female Farmer Stabbed and Raped by Two Black Men
*Father Tied Up, Daughter Gang-Raped by Blacks
*Black Robbers Torture White Family on the Brink of Emigrating to Australia
*A Man’s ordeal in a Brutal Home Invasion
*White Youngster Kills Several Blacks in Shooting Spree
*Student Video Ignites Racial Fury
*The “Apartheid Apology” Blogspot: a Stupid Attempt to Make Whites Feel Ashamed
*All Right, We Apologise

Elderly White Farmer Survives Brutal Attack by Black Man
A 73-year-old white farmer at Salt Rock, KwaZulu-Natal province, was stabbed in the back as he fled from an attacker in his home early in the morning. David Norris-Jones awoke when he heard a noise around 3 am. He found a man in the passage of his house. When he tried to run to get his shotgun, the man grabbed and stabbed him.  He thought he was going to die as he struggled with the man who tried to strangle him, and who was shouting “Kill, kill, kill” in Zulu. Norris-Jones was slipping and sliding in his own blood as he fought for his life. The attack was so violent that the knife blade actually broke off.
The attacker demanded money, cellphones and firearms.


He dragged Norris-Jones outside, so that he could take the car. Somehow Norris-Jones set off the car alarm, and the man fled. Norris-Jones’ gardener came to his assistance, putting a towel over the knife wound and trying to hold it closed as Norris-Jones desperately drove to Ballito for medical help. His daughter said it was a great blessing that her mother was not at home during the attack. She was staying with a friend in Durban, while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. The family waited for her treatment to end before telling her of the attack on her husband. She herself had been the victim of a vicious attack by an armed gang of eight in 1999. She and her maid were tied up, beaten, tortured and molested.


Fellow farmers were furious about the attack. Koos Marais of the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union’s security desk said: “Now is the time for the government to put in place measures to effectively address crime in this country. When will there be a turning point? Criminals do not fear the justice system. They even receive preferential treatment while the victims are left with the scars and the costs.” Alas, we doubt that the African National Congress (ANC) government will do anything about it until there are almost no white farmers left in South Africa. This is the goal. It is a systematic attempt to drive all white farmers off their land.

White Female Farmer Stabbed and Raped by Two Black Men


A 54-year-old farmer near Greytown in KwaZulu-Natal province survived a three-hour ordeal during which she was stabbed and raped by two black men before managing to escape through a window. They came to her farm and demanded guns. She did not own any guns but gave them money, which they threw on the floor, demanding more. They stabbed her eight times in the thighs and hands with scissors and a carving knife. Then they took turns raping her. They also stole some R60 000 in cash and cast racial slurs at her. Koos Marais, spokesman for the KwaZulu-Natal Agricultural Union, condemned the attack, saying, “We are concerned about the racist nature and brutality of the attack. Criminals believe that they have a free rein in crime. We demand that... no bail be given to her attackers.” The brutal attack came in the wake of the murder of a white farmer near Estcourt, in KwaZulu-Natal. He was gunned down in his garden on the farm.


Father Tied Up, Daughter Gang-Raped by Blacks


In early March two white people, a father and his 21-year-old daughter, were walking their dogs at a dam near Hillcrest, in KwaZulu-Natal province. Seven black men accosted them. The man was pushed into a ditch and held at gunpoint, while his daughter was gang-raped in the nearby sugar cane fields. The men then stole the victims’ vehicle and jewellery.
The girl, Jessica Foord, bravely went public to speak about her horrifying ordeal, hoping to encourage other rape victims to do so. She said, “Far too often, women keep quiet about their rapes. They need to know that it’s not their fault. They should rather speak out about it than hide away.” She added that she will not let the incident stop her from leading a full life. “I just want to put this awful experience behind me,” she said. She urged other women to be extra vigilant and not to go out alone at night. Our hearts go out to this brave young woman, and we applaud her courage in speaking out and refusing to allow this vile act to destroy her.

The brutal crime shocked residents of Hillcrest. The community, fed up with crime in the area, worked closely with police and a private investigator hired by the Foord family, and five suspects were arrested and charged with rape and theft. Police were still searching for two other suspects. After they were arrested, Jessica Foord said, “I’m feeling really good that they have been arrested, but think more needs to be done about rapists. These acts of violence need to stop.” Hundreds of angry Hillcrest residents, white and black, gathered to protest outside the Hillcrest Police Station. Foord’s relatives were among the protestors. A Hillcrest resident said the rape had shocked the community into taking action against the increase of crime in the area.


The area where the rape occurred was a popular spot for families. “Enough is enough,” she said. “It is unacceptable and time we stood up against these rapes. It’s amazing how people have come together to express their anger about the crime.” Another resident, a black woman whose eight-year-old daughter and grandmother were gang-raped last year, said she had lost faith in the police after the rapists were granted bail and released. “I know what that girl [Foord] is going through,” she said. “The men who attacked my family are out there waiting to rape more women. Something needs to be done.” Overcome with emotion, she said that she hoped the government would bring back the death penalty for those who raped and killed. “I’m tired of all this. Our children are suffering. The powers that be should wake and see that there is a problem with crime in this country.”
Another protestor said parents were terrified to let their children play outside. “People are terrified after the incident. Our local police don’t help. We gave them information and nothing was done,” she said. Another said, “They [the police] are not helpful. We have to wait for hours for them to arrive.”

As the ANC government continues to fail the citizens of South Africa, being either unable or unwilling to clamp down hard on the violent criminals that are stalking the land, ordinary citizens are becoming increasingly angry, and are demanding action. Whether the government actually pays heed to them and starts to do what it has failed to do all these years remains to be seen. Unfortunately there is little hope that it will. And although the death penalty definitely should be brought back, the government has made it clear that it will not do so. Yet if something is not done, and very soon, rising public anger over the way South Africans are forced to live like criminals, cowering behind bars in their own fortified homes while criminals roam the streets at will, will mean that this country will see an ever-increasing rise in vigilantism and mob justice, as angry citizens start to take the law into their own hands. And such a situation is one step away from outright anarchy, which is a nightmare scenario indeed.

Black Robbers Torture White Family on the Brink of Emigrating to Australia
Two days after a Pretoria family obtained their visas to emigrate to Australia because of the high crime rate in South Africa, five robbers held them up in their home, burned them with hot irons and threatened to rape the woman in front of her husband and children. The ordeal lasted over two hours. The woman, Rachelle Lubbe, was burned with a hot iron on her left breast, left buttock, arm and shoulder. Her husband Chris was repeatedly burned on his back with a hot iron. Their children were also assaulted, with one of them, a 16-year-old boy, being kicked in the face. Before the attackers fled with the family’s truck and belongings worth thousands of Rand, they tried to hang Chris by putting a rope around his neck and pulling it tight. “We decided to emigrate because of crime,” Rachelle said. “Now it has happened to us too, while the rest of the country sit and await their turn.”


A Man’s Ordeal in a Brutal Home Invasion


A white resident of Kloof, in KwaZulu-Natal, Chris Du Plessis, was brutally attacked in his home. He was awoken at 3 am with a knife against his throat. The gang tied his hands and legs, using his pregnant wife’s maternity dresses (she was in another part of the house at the time). One attacker kept prodding him in his ribs with the knife, drawing blood. Another beat him with a garden fork. “There must have been inside information,” he said. “They kept asking where my wife was – they knew her name.... It was terrifying. And this has made us both decide we need to emigrate.” As soon as their child is born and they can travel, they will be moving to New Zealand. One of the attackers kept forcing him to smoke his cigarette. “It was all a little game to him, he seemed to enjoy humiliating me. I will remember his face, his voice, forever. I’ll never forget him.”


White Youngster Kills Several Blacks in Shooting Spree


In January, an 18-year-old white man, Johan Nel, went into Skielik, a black township in the North West province, and shot and killed several blacks, including a baby, in what was evidently a racially-motivated killing spree. He was arrested and appeared in court on trial for murder. But the black residents of Skielik protested violently. At the court where Nel made an appearance, they sang the song made infamous by Jacob Zuma, “Bring me my machine gun”, a song from the years when the ANC was waging a terrorist war against the State. They also shouted, “Kill the Boer, kill the Farmer”, thereby inciting racial revenge against whites. The provincial secretary general of the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu), Solly Pheto, said: “Tell us why this young boy decided to kill only black people. Nobody has ever answered that question. It is a racial issue.”

Yes, it certainly does appear to have been racially motivated; and yes, if found guilty of murder Nel should be severely punished. If SA had the death sentence he should receive it. Unfortunately it does not, but he should still then be sent to prison for life. There is no question about this. But once again what we see here is an example of one-sided reporting and hypocritical black anger: The liberal Democratic Alliance (DA), while condemning the killings, pointed out that there had been murders of white residents in the area as well, and yet the “race card” was never played in those cases. The Freedom Front Plus, an Afrikaner party, pointed out the same thing: “Nearly all farm murders are perpetrated by black people on white people. If the white farming community were to be incited following each farm murder as if it was a racial murder, South Africa would become a bloodbath,” said the Freedom Front leader Dr Pieter Mulder.


This is so true. Every time black people are murdered, blacks go on the rampage, sing songs inciting violence against whites, and often actually carry out violence against whites; yet whites are being murdered by their multiplied thousands every year, and yet they do not go on the rampage in violent gangs; and blacks say and do little to nothing about the murders of whites. In fact, many openly say they don’t care, and that whites deserve it. If whites made such statements, they would be dealt with harshly; yet blacks are free to say such things. The black mayor also incited racism and mass hysteria by her comments, according to the DA. And Afriforum laid a charge against Patrick Chauke, an ANC MP, and all other organisers of a demonstration held outside the court, for inciting racial tension. Chauke was accused of directing blame at the white community during the protest action.


Student Video Ignites Racial Fury


The University of the Free State (UFS) has been struggling to integrate white and black students into the students’ hostels on campus. In February, a handful of white students at UFS allegedly did a disgusting and degrading thing. They produced a video showing five black cleaners at the university being “initiated” into the students’ hostel. The video shows the cleaners drinking a brew in which the students appear to have urinated. At the end the words, “That’s what we really think of integration” appear on screen. Predictably, the black students went berserk, and – also predictably – the incident made international news, being used once again to demonise all whites in South Africa and portray them as racist thugs. There were protest marches by black students at the university, and riots, and violent clashes between black and white students.


The police had to use stun grenades to disperse protesting black students. One student in a march said the video was one of the most humiliating things he had ever seen. “This is war between the blacks and the whites,” he said. The university’s rector, Professor Frederick Fourie (a white man), stressed that he shared the indignation of the students at the contents of the video. However, the ANC premier of the Free State province, Beatrice Marshoff, addressed the black students and expressed her disgust at the video, saying, “This is unacceptable! If the university won’t act, the government will!” Indeed, the ANC cabinet said the “shocking” video exposed “deep-seated racist stereotypes that are harboured by a section of the population.”

Yes, this alleged incident was disgusting. It should be punished severely. There’s no question about that. But let’s put the whole matter into perspective: *In universities throughout the world, and through the centuries, immature and foolish students have played all kinds of pranks, many of them disgusting, many of them demeaning. Students of one race have often played such pranks on members of their own race, as well as on members of another race. This is childish student behaviour the world over. It is not right, it should always be punished, but it is not unusual and it is not limited to white students. The media once again, as it did during the apartheid years, was getting as much mileage as it could out of the incident, to portray white South Africans as racist thugs. This is the real agenda here.


*A handful of immature white students commit this deed, which although disgusting did not violently harm or result in the deaths of anyone, and blacks go berserk with rage and the media splashes the accusation of “Racism!” across the pages and screens. Yet every single day in South Africa, white women are being violently raped, white men, women and children are being violently tortured and murdered in what are clearly racially instigated crimes, and blacks remain silent or worse yet, even justify these horrors, and the media hardly utters a whimper of protest, let alone shouting “Racism!” across its pages and screens! Where are the howls of outrage from angry black mobs when whites are raped, tortured and murdered? Their silence is deafening.


*According to AfriForum, white students were driven from the campus, and black students allegedly threatened that all white women would be raped and all white farmers killed! Why then did these racist threats not get the same media coverage, both nationally and internationally? Is it because the media is only interested in white-on-black racism, nor black-on-white racism? Clearly this is the case. And certainly it is also the case that the ANC government believes that only whites can be racists, as shown by the cabinet statement given above. *Whites do not pour into the streets whenever a white person is raped or murdered, baying for blood, attacking blacks at random, calling for the rape of all black women or the murder of all black men; but whenever a white person commits a crime, blacks react with violence and bloodshed.

It is high time that white South Africans stood up and refused to be intimidated by black racism and threats, and provided a balanced perspective on the things that are happening in SA. It is encouraging to see that this is beginning to happen. The world needs to know what is happening to whites in this country. And the perpetrators of any crime, whether black or white, need to be punished for their crimes, and punished in a way that sends a very strong message to all would-be criminals. For justice to be fair, it must be blind. One section of the population cannot be “more equal” than another. Tragically, in Marxist South Africa, blacks are “more equal” than whites.  And yet, despite the low-level white genocide that is occurring in SA, a foolish young white South African wants whites to “apologise” for apartheid! Read on:-

The “Apartheid Apology” Blogspot: a Stupid Attempt to Make Whites Feel Ashamed
He was horrified by the video made by four white students at the University of the Free State, and inspired by the Australian government’s pathetic “apology” to the Aborigines. So a young white South African, Karl Gostner (35), started an online blog to encourage white South Africans to acknowledge the “horrors of the past”. The purpose of the Apartheid Apology blog is to be a public record of a gesture of contrition by whites willing to “say sorry for apartheid and contribute to the healing of the nation”. Gostner said a similar site had been established on the social networking site Facebook. Gostner offered his own apology on the online blog, despite taking no part in apartheid atrocities, simply because he believes he “benefitted from the system”!

Here’s the thing: apartheid, Mr Gostner, is not the problem here. Apartheid died many years ago. And it is not whites who, en masse, are “wounding” the nation so that it needs “healing” – such crimes by whites are extremely rare and isolated. It is violent black thugs who are murdering, raping and pillaging across the length and breadth of the land. One wonders if Mr Gostner is as horrified by the 1800 white farmers murdered by blacks, or the thousands of women, black and white, raped by blacks every year, or the multiplied thousands of murders of whites by blacks every year, as he is by the four foolish and immature white students who allegedly urinated in a brew which they gave to blacks to drink.

One can only apologise for what one has personally done. The liberal belief that one should be “apologising” for things that took place in the past, done by others, is utterly stupid and nonsensical. The spokesman for the Freedom Front Plus questioned how far back apologies would have to go if people were to consider British atrocities against Boer women and children in concentration camps during the Boer War, and the wars fought by Shaka and Mzilikazi against the forefathers of the Sotho and Tswana tribes. “No! We need to learn to adopt an inclination towards the future. A repeated focus on the past creates a culture of non-accountability – a culture that blames all present failures and neglects on the past and on external factors. This is a self-destructive culture”, he said, very correctly.

All Right, We Apologise


The following “apology” was sent to us from an unknown source, as an antidote to such nonsense as the “Apartheid Apology” blogspot. It may anger many, but facts are stubborn things:

“To the Previously Disadvantaged:


“We are sorry that our ancestors were intelligent, advanced and daring enough to explore the wild oceans to discover new countries and develop them. We are sorry that those who came before us took you out of the bush and taught you that there was more to life than beating drums, killing each other and chasing animals with sticks and stones. “We are sorry that they planned, funded and developed roads, towns, mines, factories, airports and harbours, all of which you now claim to be your long deprived inheritance giving you every right to change and rename these at your discretion. “We are sorry that our parents taught us the value of small but strong families, to not breed like rabbits and end up as underfed, diseased, illiterate shack dwellers living in poverty.


“We are sorry that when the evil apartheid government provided you with schools, you decided they’d look better without windows or in piles of ashes. We happily gave up those bad days of getting spanked in our all-white schools for doing something wrong and much prefer these days of freedom where problems can be resolved with knives and guns.
“We are sorry that it is hard to shake off the bitterness of the past when you keep on raping, torturing and killing our friends and family members, and then hide behind the fence of ‘human rights’ with smiles on your faces.


“We are sorry that we do not trust the government. We have no reason to be so suspicious because none of these poor hardworking intellectuals have ever been involved in any form of corruption or ‘irregularities’. “We are sorry that we do not trust the police force and, even though they have openly admitted that they have lost the war against crime and criminals, we should not be negative and just ignore their corruption and carry on hoping for the best. “We are sorry that our border posts have been flung open and now left you competing for jobs against illegal immigrants from our beautiful neighbouring countries. All of them countries that have grown into economic powerhouses after kicking out the ‘settlers’.


“We are sorry that we don’t believe in witchcraft, beetroot and garlic cures, urinating on street corners, virginity testing, slaughtering of bulls in our back yards, trading women for cattle and other barbaric practices. Maybe we just grew up differently. “We are sorry that your medical care, water supplies, roads, railway and electricity supplies are going down the toilet because skilled people who could have planned for and resolved these issues had to be shown away because they were of the wrong ethnic background and now have to work in foreign countries where their skills are more needed. “We are so sorry that we’d like this country to fulfil its potential so we can once again be proud South Africans.
“The Previously Advantaged.”



It is not politically correct to say it in this day and age of leftist, hand-wringing, breast-beating liberalism, but all cultures are not equal. Some are superior to others. And the superior ones are those which were mightily influenced by the true Gospel of Jesus Christ in the past. Only the Gospel can change men’s hearts. When white missionaries came to Africa in the nineteenth century, they knew that they were coming to minister in brutal, heathen, witchcraft-dominated, spiritually dark societies – and they were not afraid to say so. But today, in our supposedly more “enlightened” age, we are supposed to praise such societies and declare all cultures to be equal! They are not. But it is not that whites are inherently better people than blacks! Not at all. There was a time, long ago, when the people of the British isles, for example, lived in the same brutal heathen darkness as blacks do in Africa. Only the glorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ transforms men from brutes into true men, and its civilizing influences benefit all of society, even though all men are not converted. All men are fallen creatures by nature, and if left to themselves they act worse than beasts. Black Africa is savage, because the vast majority of black Africans still dwell in the darkness of witchcraft, or in the darkness of a false “christianity” that is nothing but Marxism dressed up in Christian terminology (what is called “liberation theology”). True Christians need to pray much for the black nations of Africa, that Christ Jesus, the Light of the world, would enlighten multitudes of hearts, transforming men and women into true Christians! There is no hope for Africa apart from Christ.

March 2008


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