To know and not say anything is the worst crime of all

To know and not say anything is the worst crime of all
Farm attack and murder near Groblersdal, South Africa. Photo - HPG

“All I know is to see, and not to speak, would be the greatest betrayal…” The wise words of a wise man, once uttered by the great British statesman, Enoch Powell.

That is what is probably the most painful of the bloodshed and the pain and the suffering and the humiliation of the Afrikaner/Boer people at the moment. Not the attacks and crime and rape of elderly women, beating to death of little girls, drowning young boys in tubs of boiling water. Not even the endless open graves and the loss of husbands, children, wives and parents. Not even the many voices asking: “But why?” None of those…

But the silence. The world not making a sound while all these ghastly horrors are taking place.

Not for not knowing. But for knowing and not saying anything. But for the greatest betrayal of all.

The first three months of 2016 was a full-scale guerrilla war against white South Africans. The list quoted below is only those reported in the media.

There were probably more…

If the silence prevails, there will eventually be nobody left to speak, but the dried up rivers of blood, the dust and the whirlwinds over grave upon grave.

03 Jan – Herman van Schalkwyk *dies in c.h. crash with Minister’s car:
06 Jan – Johan de Beer, 54, lecturer, smothered plastic bag Pretoria university
16 Jan – Jannie Stander, Muldersdrift, wife and baby survived:
16 Jan – Karen Rautenbach 48, strangled, Brentwood Park Benoni
17 Jan – Bernie van Zyl 84, Panbult farm, Amersfoort
19 Jan – SAPS Capt Dennis Poortman: stabbed by four black males Pretoria highway
19 Jan – David Strauss 76 stabbed to death (tied up) Pietermaritzburg
19 Jan – Ann Strauss 73 stabbed to death (tied up) Pietermaritzburg
20 Jan – Charlotte van Zyl 55, Dirkiesdorp Piet Retief by black male
20 Jan – Johannes van Zyl 84 Dirkiesdorp Piet Retief by black male
22 Jan – Pikkie Nel 70 murdered while fishing Pietersburg:
26 Jan – Gordon Donaldson, 55, handcombat with 5 black gunmen
30 Jan – SAPS Supt Coert Jordaan, 40 shot in back while fishing off duty

01 Feb – Danie Botha 53, *cross-fire by w neighbour shooting at armed burglar* Richards Bay
01 Feb – Mrs Mauri van Niekerk, 86, Westerbloem home, Bloemfontein
03 Feb – John Brabish 80, UK-born historian/botanist, Lady Grey EC
08 Feb – Lloyd Farmer, 62, Kenhardt, bashed to death
08 Feb – Gerhardt Fourie 68, murdered, Hartswater NC farm
11 Feb – 3 executions: Lt-col Rounita Burgess (C) daughter Randy 9 and R. Salo
11 Feb – Daughter Randy Burgess, (c) executed with mother (above)
11 Feb – Mr R. Salo;(c) friend of Burgess family: executed in hatecrime
12 Feb – Reagon Payne, 15, (c) thrown off train Tijgerberg railway station
12 Feb – Kevin Imerson, 53, dragged to death*, Amanzimtoti
17 Feb – Randall Basson, 70 strangled,ABSA bank exec Wilgers, Pretoria:
20 Feb – Unnamed white Riverclub, Sandton man shot by gunmen

1 March – MD Dr Bennie Cilliers, GP, tortured to death, Rouxville FS
5 March – Sam van der Westhuizen 78 – beaten to death Aliwal North
5 March – Anton Verwey 67 – Stabbed to death – Ixopo, Durban KZN
6 March – Abraham Koekemoer 59 – Strangled – Greenwood Park Dbn
7 March – Casper van der Westhuizen 68 -shot dead Mindalore Gau 7
March – Franziska Bröchliger, 16, (c) dghtr Swiss immigrant, Tokai
7 March – Lorenzo Franceshci, 45, Italian, Pmaritzburg dragged*
7 March – Paul Swart 86 – Bludgeoned to death – Sasolburg
Same family:
— 9 March – Marietjie Meyer 46 – low-income family – Randfontein –
9 March – Kayla Meyer 9 – daughter above Randfontein –
9 March – Kennith McCormack 42 fiancée — Randfontein — —
9 March – Monty McCormack 73 – dad, UK resident visitor – Randfontein —
11 March – Nico Ras 34 – poor-white camp: shot dead – Kameeldrift, Pretoria
14 March – Johann Le Roux 61 – Beaten to to death Hartbeespoortdam
15 March – Kobus Visser, 54, guard: stabbed to death: farm Bredasdorp
16 March – Manie St Clare Bothma (artist) shot dead – Amanda Park, Pretoria
19 March – Mrs Chrissie Pienaar, 65 found dead in drainpipe in Nigel:
19 March – Mr Alan Pienaar, 69, killed with 18 stab-wounds Nigel:
19 March – Richard Vickers, 48: shot dead Ladysmith
20 March – SAPS w/o Morné Reyneke, shot dead, Benoni mechanical div
21 March 2016: Bergville farmer shot and killed: family tortured: occupants of second house also attacked
22 March 2016: White English speaking farmer Richard Vickers, 48: Tipperary Farm, Rookdale KZN
23 March 2016: TORTURED TO DEATH: Mrs Marie Saddler 72, ears, nose, eyelashes cut off; stabbed to death
23 March 2016 Port Elizabeth horticulturist Charl Meyer, 41, dies in hospital week after earlier attack by two men in park office, PE
26 March 2016: Zarah Jane Hector 33, found murdered in Groot Drakensteyn, WC
31 March 2016 Murder: Farmer Henning Joubert stabbed to death by black knifemen waiting in ambush: Groblersdal

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