Bejaardes lê ure vasgebind na plaasaanvallers inreek by hul plaashuis naby Pretoria

’n Egpaar van in hul 80’s moes heelaand vasgebind lê terwyl rowers hul plaashuis geplunder het. James (84) en Lenie Leask (87) van Boekenhoutskloofdrift, tussen Pretoria en Cullinan, kon eers Maandagoggend om 07:00 hulp ontbied toe hul werkers ingekom het. André van Heerden van die Cullinan-gemeenskapspolisiëringsforum (GPF) sê die egpaar is nie seker presies wanneer die aanvallers Sondagaand die huis ingekom het nie, maar hulle het wakker geword toe ’n flitslig in hul oë geskyn word. Dit is onbekend of die rowers gewapen was, maar daar was vermoedelik drie van hulle. Hulle het die diefwering voor een van die vensters afgeknip, waarna hulle die slapende Leasks in hul slaapkamer verras het. “Die slagoffers is met elektriese koorde vasgebind en die kamerdeur is van buite af gesluit. Daarna het die rowers deur die hele huis, byna elke laai en kas, gegrawe. “Hulle het van die drank in die huis gedrink en elektroniese toerusting, soos selfone, ’n televisie en skoot…
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Kleinfontein an Afrikaner settlement near Pretoria

Pretoria - The petrol station attendant warns me I am going to get killed in Kleinfontein. "Are you sure you want to go there?" he asks, looking concerned, after I stop to ask him for directions. According to my GPS, I am five minutes away from the settlement, an Afrikaner cultural community near Bronkhorstspruit. "Yoh my man, the white people are going to kill you there. You are not the right skin colour. They will stop you at the gate and won't even let you in." I tell him I am going to see for myself. As I approach the entrance, I am scared. Large white letters, "Ons God Ons Volk Ons Eie" (Our God Our People Our Own) are affixed to the grey wall next to the boom gate. What if the petrol attendant was right? Tense wait A skinny, mustachioed man wearing camouflage trousers, black boots and a khaki cap, and holding a clipboard and a pen, approaches me after I stop at the boom. He asks me in Afrikaans who I'm visiting. I identify myself and tell him I …
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