Dairy farmer Loffie van der Gryp, murdered execution style, Tarlton smallholdings, Muldersdrift region - Sterkfontein Dairies - Oct 28 2008 - by twelve-member male gang: NOTHING STOLEN: Beeld journalist Amanda Roestoff reported on from the Krugersdorp magistrate’s court that two black men appeared in court for the murder of local dairy farmer Loffie van der Gryp of Tarlton agricultural holdings in the Sterkfontein, Cradle of Mankind region. Dumisane Ncebesha (20) of Tarlton, and Karlito Makambu (26) of Mozambique were charged with murdering Van der Gryp, 48, manager of the large Sterkfontein dairies on October 28 2008 in his office. They were not asked to plead. The present state of the trial is not known.
The Van der Grijp family were attacked by a large gang at the Sterkfontein Farm Dairy on Oct 28 2008, pictured: from ltr Roedolf, murdered dad Loffie, wife Linda, daughter Leandre and son Bennett. This is not listed in the SAPS crime statistics as a farm attack but as a 'business robbery'.
The dairy which supplied the entire region with milk products from its own Fresian herd, was located right next to the Greensleeves restaurant along the R563-route to Hekpoort and Meropeng. Nothing was stolen during the attack. A gang of twelve black men had ambushed the farmer while he was walking to the dairy farm’s office from his nearby rental home at night, tied him up, tortured him, bashed him over the head with large stones which left him disabled and bleeding on the ground. They then split into groups, some attacking Van der Gryp's wife Linda, 46, sons Bennett (23), Roelof (21) and daughter Leandré (17), holding them at gunpoint inside their rental homestead next to the dairy. They then also attacked a local pastor, Boer Booysen, 65, of the Van der Gryp family's Afrikaans evangelical church - whose house they were renting. The gang then engaged the pastor in a gun battle, shot Booysen in the leg and then deliberately shot dead the unarmed, TIED UP and injured Van der Gryp. Makambu is a Mozambiquan citizen, Ncebesha was a farm worker on the Tarlton smallholdings but he did not work for the VdGryp family. ..... http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2446910,00.html http://www.news24.com/Beeld/Suid-Afrika/0,,3-975_2418127,00.html