July Farm Attacks In South Africa: Many Attacks On Whites (Shot, Crowbarred, Stabbed) Plus A Black-On-Black Killing Of 6 Women And 1 Man
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Last month: June Farm Attacks In South Africa: Murders, Assaults, Hospitalizations, And A Conviction In A Blowtorch Torture Murder Case

Farm attacks continued in July, with many brutal and gory attacks on whites, but no actual white deaths listed here. South Africa’s murder rate is still incredibly high (see Christopher Hitchens On Capital Punishment And ”Liberated” South Africa) so there’s a reported mass murder on a farm where SEVEN black farm workers were killed by two local blacks.

  • Amanda and Lothar Klingenberg were attacked at their farm in KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

Reports say two of the three attackers were armed with firearms. A third attacker carried a knife.

Having been beaten and shot in the leg, Lothar was bound and locked in storeroom.

Amanda was assaulted and pretended to be unconscious as the assailants took her work phone, apparently unaware that she still had her personal phone. As they ransacked the house, she called for help.

The three attackers fled when the couple’s son, Dillon, showed up with a firearm.

[Farm attack, couple brutally assaulted, husband shot, Paulpietersburg, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, July 4, 2022]

  • 62-year-old Beminde Jacobs was violently attacked by a farm worker at her farm home in Trompsburg, Free State province.

Jacobs observed the man rifling through drawers searching for something to steal. She was attacked as she attempted flee. Reports say she was beaten, kicked, and strangled and suffered broken ribs and a broken cheekbone.

She was discovered by her fiancé, Flip Henning, and taken to a hospital.

A 39-year-old suspect was arrested.

[Farm attack, woman (62) hospitalised after brutal attack by farm worker, Trompsburg, attributed to Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, July 7, 2022; Attempted farm murder of Beminde Jacobs (62), Trompsburg attacker arrested, attributed to South African Police Service, southafricatoday.net, July 15, 2022]


  • Five suspects who allegedly planned to commit a farm robbery were arrested in Limpopo province.

Reports indicate authorities stopped a vehicle with five suspects after being tipped off. The suspects were apparently enroute to commit a home invasion. Two firearms and house breaking implements were confiscated.

[Farm attack foiled, swift operation nets 5 armed suspects, Vaalwater, attributed to South African Police Service, southafricatoday.net, July 7, 2022]

  • A farmer was assaulted in Heidelberg, Gauteng province while checking on his dog during a power outage.

He was assaulted and dragged back into the farm house. His disabled daughter was also assaulted. The three assailants ransacked the house taking an unknown number of firearms after demanding keys to a safe.

The farmer was able to contact farm watch members who met the assailants at the farm’s gate. They managed to escape after firing on the farmers. However, the fleeing thieves rolled the truck they had stolen and were subsequently arrested.

The assaulted farmer was hospitalized with a broken cheekbone and other injuries.

[Farm attack, farmer hospitalised, attackers roll robbed bakkie, Heidelberg, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, July 11, 2022]

  • 20-year-old Adriaan Taute was shot in the arm while driving through the gate of his family’s farm near Westonaria, Gauteng province.

Taute contacted nearby farmers who helped search for the attacker, but found no one.

Reports say the bullet lodged in Taute’s arm was so close to nerves that it could not be removed.

Taute’s parents and 16-year-old sister were away for the weekend.

The attack occurred July 8, 2022. Days later on July 20, Taute’s father was shot at the same farm.

[Farm attack, attacker opens fire on bakkie, farmers son wounded, Westonaria, attributed to Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, July 12, 2022; Farmer and son both shot within 2 weeks of each other on the same farm, Westonaria, attributed to Oorgrens veiligheid, southafricatoday.net, July 22, 2022]

  • Three suspects were arrested after they attacked and robbed a family on their farm in Vaal Marina, Gauteng province.

Assisted by private security organizations, police responded to a tip that the farm was under attack.

Three suspects were apprehended after they crashed a pickup truck stolen for their victim.

Recovered were two firearms, cellphones and money believed to have been stolen during the home invasion.

[Media Statement, South African Police Service, saps.gov.za, July 10, 2022]

  • A 64-year-old farm was struck on the head crowbar during a farm attack in Klapmuts, Western Cape province.

Also attacked were the farmer’s 49-year-old wife and 15-year-old son. The three were bound and the attackers made off with laptops, cellphones and wallets.

[Farm attack, family tied up, farmer hit over the head with crowbar, Klapmuts, attributed to Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, July 13, 2022]

  • A 76-year-old man was repeatedly stabbed during a farm attack near Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province.

The victim was alone when two black males entered his home and attacked him with knives and garden fork. The garden fork remained in the farmer’s arm when he was taken to a hospital.

The assailants made off with cash and a cell phone. One was captured by a neighbor responding to screams from the house.

[Farm attack, man (76) stabbed with knives and garden fork, Withoogte, PE, attributed to Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, July 14, 2022]

  • Basie and Ina Rosslee were victims of a farm attack in Sedibeng, Gauteng province.

Mr. Rosslee was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The two assailants were arrested after they fled the property and the couple’s stolen firearms were recovered.

[Farm attack, farming community and police cooperate, save farmer, Bloekomspruit, attributed to FF Plus, southafricatoday.net, July 14, 2022]

  • Seven farm workers were found murdered at a farm in Kestell, Free State province.

The farmer found the lifeless bodies of six women and a young man inside his home July 15, 2022.

Arrested were two males ages 22 and 34.

Both killers and victims were black.

[7 Farm workers brutally murdered on a farm outside Kestell, attributed to South African Police Service, southafricatoday.net, July 16, 2022; Kestell farm murders, police track down, arrest 2 suspects, attributed South African Police Service, southafricatoday.net, July 17, 2022]

  • A farmer fired a warning shot, likely averting an attack at his farm in Uitkyk, Mokopane (Potgietersrus), Limpopo province.

Reports say the farmer fired the shot after hearing a knock at his door. The assailants were heard running off.

Missing were two solar batteries, inverter, solar panels, laptop and a trench digger’s battery from an office.

[Farm attack averted, farmer fires warning shot, suspects flee, Uitkyk, attributed to Heritage Protection Group (HPG), southafricatoday.net, July 16, 2022]

  • Residents at a squatters’ camp in Kwanobuhle Township, Eastern Cape province, attacked a farm in Port Elizabeth twice in one week.

The attacks occurred during riots in which the squatters were demanding free electricity.

Oddly, the rioters downed power line poles, denying service to nearby farms.

Taken from the assaulted farm were food and clothing. The rioters burned the farm’s storeroom and a car. Another car’s windows were smashed.

No rioters were arrested.

[Farm attack, farm attacked twice in 1 week by rioters, owner assaulted, Rocklands, attributed to Crime Correspondent, southafricatoday.net, July 30, 2022]


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