And the world looks away. You can shout from the mountains and hilltops calling for the media to help, but there is none. March 2009, the story of a gruesome killing, a deliberate hate crime can be described as pure terrorism and genocide on innocent humans. The story contains graphic details of one of the most horrifying hate crimes in South Africa.
One of the most shocking recent examples of two anti-white racist hate-crimes were the 6 March 2009 torture murders of Mrs. Alice Lotter, 76, and her unmarried daughter Helen, 57, which caused a wave of abhorrence among the entire white community because of its incredible cruelty.
The women, both frail, were tortured to death at their farm in Allenridge near Welkom in the Free State. Their home was located several hundred meters from the Allenridge police station.
According to forensic evidence, the Lotter mother and daughter had died excruciatingly painful deaths: first tortured reportedly for hours, by being stabbed with broken glass bottles into their vaginas. One of the women also had her breasts cut off while she was still alive – and then both women’s blood, police forensic experts found, had been used to paint the ANC’s anti-Afrikaner hate slogan ‘Kill the Boer Kill the Farmer’ on the walls of their homestead. They were then allegedly killed by strangulation: i.e. they were hanged after their excruciating torture.
Reportedly, their sexual body parts were partially harvested and allegedly sold to a witch doctor to manufacture ‘traditional African medicine’ with the human tissue. However this specific detail — although reported by the police — was not mentioned during the trials in the Odendaalsrust magistrate’s court, and in the Welkom High Court — and there was no report that the witchdoctor had ever been arrested for purchasing the harvested tissue.
Medical examiners testified that the victims wombs were so shredded that they were completely missing as were parts of their breasts. They tortured the women with broken beer bottles, stabbed into their anuses and vaginas – and their wombs.
Testimony by Police officer who found the mother, description of injuries:
Pieces of fat the size of a man’s hand were sliced off the body of tortured farm woman Helen Lotter, and she was stabbed in her vagina and anus with a broken beer bottle.
WELKOM. “Miss Helen Lotter was so severely injured (during an attack on her Annandale, Free State farm) that I found two large pieces of her body-fat the size of my hand lying next to her on the kitchen floor where she was found covered in blood. ‘ This was the testimony by SAPS warrant-officer Frederik Meintjies, a photographer for the SAPS criminal-records center. He photographed the crime scene shortly after the cruel mutilation-murders of Boer women Mrs. Alice Lotter, 78, and her daughter Ms. Helen Lotter, 57 on March 6, 2009, at their Allenridge, Free State homestead. The cruelly-mutilated mother and daughter were still alive and in excruciating pain when the police team arrived. They died later in hospital.
Earlier statements from experienced, tough police officers and paramedics also noted that the murders of the Lotter women were the ‘most brutal crime scene they had ever witnessed.”
The accused denied all charges.
NOW the public has assistance when it comes to reporting hate crimes, thanks to the Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG) The HCWG is a multi-sectoral network of civil society organizations set up to spearhead advocacy and reform initiatives about hate crimes in South Africa. HCWG have given the following recommendations.
We need to educate people on the following:
South Africa has a place you can report hate crimes.
1) Look up the criteria what hate crimes are.
2) Then educate yourselves.
3) So that you can report hate crimes at this South African site.
Here is a link to the website: Hate Crimes Working Group
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