Heinrich Heck, 43, Crocodile River Mine boilermaker, shot dead, Ifafi, Hartbeespoort working-class area NOTHING ROBBED
2010-10-08 Alta Snyman reports from Hartbeespoort: A 43-year-old Afrikaner boilermaker from the Crocodile River Mine's Marula shaft, Heinrich Heck, was shot dead in the third 'armed robbery' in the Hartbeespoort rural region this week. Heck died in the ambulance enroute to the Eugène Marais-hospitaal in Pretoria. Police describe it as 'an armed robbery'- however nothing was robbed from the working-class Afrikaans family.
Community crime-forum chairman Romano van der Spuy said Mr Heck, his wife and two children were watching TV in their mine-owned house at around 19:30 in Sven Street, Ifafi when two armed black men walked into their living room. They had cut open the wire-fencing around the garden. One man pushed a handgun to the 14-year-old boy's head. Mrs Heck jumped up, screamed and ran away. Mr Heck threw the glass he was holding at the gunman threatening to shoot his son - and the gunman then shot the father in the chest.
The two black gunmen left without stealing anything or making any demands.Hartbeespoort paramedics tried for 45 minutes to stabilise Mr Heck. Nyce said the mining-family moved into the Ifafa house about two months ago after having lived in nearby Brits for 14 years.
The couple were described as 'quiet, spontaneous, friendly people who enjoyed what they were doing and weren't trouble-makers'.Mrs Heck and the children were reportedly 'very traumatised' and refused to return to the murder-house.SAPS spokesman col Junior Metsi confirmed that 'a case of murder' was investigated. Of course no-one was arrested.http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Derde-huisroof-in-n-week-in-dorp-eis-pa-20101008