There have been at least 15 farm murders in South Africa since February 1, 2017, the minority civil rights group AfriForum has announced as it held a wreath-laying ceremony in the town of Middelburg where British national Sue Howarth was tortured to death in the latest such attack by blacks on whites in that country.
Sue Howarh in hospital before the life-support machines were turned off.
AfriForum personnel, members of the Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TAU SA), and many community members attended the wreath-laying ceremony, an AfriForum press statement said.
“People are being tortured and murdered and we want to know when Government will start prioritizing these violent crimes,” said Ian Cameron, Head of Community Safety at AfriForum.
According to Hillel Coetzer, AfriForum’s spokesperson, the wreath-laying ceremony also serves as commemoration for those people who were victims of farm murders over the past two months. It also places the spotlight on Government’s failure to actively intercede.
AfriForum personnel,TLU-SA, and members of the white community of Middelburg during the wreath laying ceremony.
Howarth died in the hospital after a black gang burned her with a blowtorch before shooting her and stuffing a plastic bag down her throat in the Mpumalanga Province in what used to be the eastern Transvaal.
According to a report in the South African News24 news service, Howarth, 64, and her husband Robert Lynn, 66, were asleep in their farmhouse near the trout fishing village of Dullstroom around 3 a.m. on Sunday morning when the blacks attacked.
Johan Pieterse, the manager of the security company that found the couple, said that the “attackers broke into the house through a window and demanded cash. There was no money in the house so they used a blowtorch on them. Mr. Lynn was stabbed in his stomach, hands, and neck. Mrs. Howarth was burned on her face.”
The black gang forced the couple into their pickup truck before driving them away from the farm toward the neighboring town, where Lynn was shot in the neck and dumped in the bush with a black plastic bag tied over his head.
When the attackers drove off, Lynn stumbled toward the road between the small towns of Belfast and Stoffberg, where he found Howarth, unconscious with a bag shoved down her throat.
A passerby found the couple and stopped to help. A security officer arrived soon after and cut the bag off Howarth’s head. “Our officer called an ambulance and the police,” Pieterse said.
The couple were taken to a hospital in the town of Middelburg, where Howarth was treated for multiple skull fractures. Both victims had burn wounds.
Howarth, who was known as “The English Girl” by her friends in Dullstroom, never regained consciousness. Her life support was switched off on Tuesday. Lynn was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
Police found the couple’s pickup truck abandoned in Middelburg on Tuesday morning, and have announced that they are looking for three black males.
The attack comes a week after British grandparents Roger and Christine Solik—who moved from Wales to South Africa in 1981—were killed in a robbery by another black gang at their countryside estate in the KwaZulu-Natal province.
Chrisine and Roger Solik.
Police are still hunting for the killers who broke into the couple’s house before tying them up and dumping them in a river. Christine, 57, was found dead in a river 45 miles from her home, and the body of Parkinson’s sufferer, Roger, 66, was discovered the next day.
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Last week Monday, a family of four was shot and killed on their farm in the town of Balfour, about two hours’ drive south of where Howarth was attacked. Gert Smuts, 78, his wife Paulina Smuts, 70, their son, and daughter-in-law, were killed in their home.
The ongoing slaughter of white people in South Africa passes unremarked upon by the establishment politicians in the West and the controlled mass media.
If, however, gangs of whites in South Africa were randomly attacking, torturing, and murdering blacks, there can be no doubt that these same politicians and controlled media would be up in arms over “white racism.”
But because the victims are white and the perpetrators are nonwhite, there is only a deafening silence—driven by the institutionalized anti-white racism inherent in the current establishment.