'WHITES NOT WANTED IN KAGISO' -- Harmony gold miner Jan Krige, 56, of Krugersdorp, shot execution-style, torture-marks on feet, Kagiso
2010-12-06 Krugersdorp. – The body of 56-year-old Harmony gold-miner Jan Krige, 56, was found murdered execution-style in Kagiso township after going missing after his night-shift last Tuesday. He had gunshot wounds in the back of the head and shoulder, and markings on his body showed that he had also been tied up and tortured: the soles on his feet were missing.
Race war in Kagiso township:
Kagiso township also hit the headlines last week when black township residents became irate about plans by the municipality to move twenty-five impoverished Afrikaner families into newly-built government housing there. Last week, according to a report by Johan Eybers, ‘a race-war broke out’ over the plans. While some Afrikaner families told Rapport newspaper that they ‘could not wait to move’, others feared having to move from the Coronation Park squatter camp in the centre of Krugersdorp – fearing that their families would be targetted just for being white. Although the official police spokesman ‘knew nothing about the find’, other police officers told Beeld newspaper that they were searching for Mr Krige’s white Cold diesel bakkie reg.nr. XVK179GP.
His widow Nellie said her husband was called to work at Harmony’s Doornkop mine during the night on Tuesday. She went to work as usual that morning but upon her return that evening she noticed that the food she’d stored for his meal was still untouched: yet he’d clocked off work at the mine at 03:30. The family called his cellphone to try and find out where he was -- and ‘twice it seemed as if somebody answered it but turned it off,’ she said. The couple would have celebrated their 35th anniversary on 20 December.
The deeply distraught widow said that when police asked her to identify his body at the morgue, she noticed that ‘he’d been tied up and that the soles of his feet were missing. It’s unacceptable that he had to die this cruelly.” A memorial service is planned for Thursday at noon from the Dutch-Reformed Church Suiderlig in Krugersdorp West.
Official police spokesman knows nothing about it…
The official SAPS spokesman warrant/officer Solomon Sibiya said he ‘had not been informed about the discovery of the body, nor about a murder-investigation,’ and thus ‘could not comment, reported Amanda Roestoff. Beeld newspaper’s meaningless headline about this gruesome murder was “Dogs wait for nothing’ … http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Honde-wag-vergeefs-20101206
Whites not wanted in Kagiso township
Twenty-five empoverished Afrikaners who were put on the waiting list for public housing in Kagiso township last week, were warned to stay away by local black residents. The residents were reportedly up in arms about plans by the municipality to move some poor Afrikaners from Coronation Park to newly-built government housing. The 25 families applied for the housing over 10 years ago. Above: Luyanda Njomane, secretary-general of the South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) in Kagiso said that ‘whites are not welcome’. We demand proof dat they applied legally for those houses. Otherwise we (blacks) will stand together and physically stop the whites from staying in Kagiso.’ http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/11/whites-not-allowed-in-kagiso-township.html
Some of these Afrikaners have been sleeping underneath cardboard boxes for the past few years; some ‘work’ for fees as car-guards in Krugersdorp and live in the Coronation Park squatter camp in the centre of town. One interviewed housing applicant, Mark Pitzer, 32, pictured above, a oartially-disabled father of three, heard last month that the family was finally placed on a waiting list for a government-house in Kagiso – he’d already applied ten years ago. “We will be very grateful to get away from our current living conditions and get our own house,’ he said. He shares this one grubby, single room above with wife Angie, sons Ian, 9, Michael, 5 and baby girl Bernadette, 3 months. Another family shares the other room in the same two-roomed house. He was partially disabled when he was injured in an armed robbery while working as a security guard. He receives a disability pension of R1,080 a month (about $108). http://censorbugbear-reports.blogspot.com/2010/11/whites-not-allowed-in-kagiso-township.html