More Farm Murders Reported: Another Month In The Death Of White South Africa
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White people continue to be prime targets for criminals in South Africa. In December 2020, there were 33 reported farm attacks resulting in ten fatalities. All but two of the murder victims were white. The suspects, where race is known, were black.

Below are the accounts of 9 white people who lost their lives to violent crime that month in South Africa.

  • Bill Theron was fatally shot shortly after returning from a shopping trip.

Reports say the 85-year-old walked out of his farmhouse in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province to pull his truck into a shelter. His wife Christine heard a shot and rushed outside to investigate.

 She found her elderly husband at the gate. He had been shot in the face. There was no apparent motive for the brutal murder. There were no witnesses and no clues.

The incident occurred December 12, 2020.

[Farm murder, elderly farmer gunned down, Cramond,, December 13, 2020]

  • Daniel Debruin, 58, his wife Glynis Debruin, 60, and Collin Schwegman, 84, were found hacked to death on a farm in Bishopstowe, South Africa. Collin was Glynis’s father. The gruesome scene was discovered by the couple’s son after he was alerted by the victims' neighbors that the farm was on fire.

Police arrested two farm workers who reportedly had a dispute with the Debruins.


The crime occurred December 14, 2020.

[Two employees arrested for brutal Bishopstowe farm murders,, by Jolene Marriah-Maharaj, Dec 15, 2020]

[Farm attack at Bishopstowe ends with triple murder,, December 14, 2020]

  • Poenkie Bisset, 63, was fatally stabbed at her farm near Smithfield, Free State. Bisset lived on the farm with her husband, Arthur Bisset.

Reports say the victim died from stab wounds to her neck. She was discovered by her husband.

Three suspects have been arrested, one of whom was a former employee. Upon his arrest, police found items belonging to the victim including earrings, a wedding ring and cash.

In addition to her husband, the victim leaves behind two daughters.

The murder occurred December 14, 2020.

[Poenkie Bisset stabbed in the neck on her way to town,, December 14, 2020]

  • An elderly man named Andries Niewoudt was reportedly murdered on his farm in Hammanskraal. The victim’s wife was locked in a bathroom by the two assailants and managed to break out two days after the attack.  

Reports say the attack occurred December 21, 2020 and Niewoudt died December 24. His wife was hospitalized. The attackers stole the couple’s vehicle and a gun.

[Elderly man succumbs to injuries after farm attack in Hammanskraal,, Dec. 25, 2020]

[No Santa for the Niewoudt family this Christmas,, December 27, 2020]

  • Warren van der Vyver, age 44, was fatally stabbed December 23, 2020 while jogging in the Eastern Cape. The victim was a noted environmentalist who was vacationing with his family at Kenton on Sea when he was murdered.

His body was found by other joggers. Robbed of his watch and cell phone, ven de Vyver died from a single stab wound.

He was “the general manager of Jozi Trails, a non-profit that aims to uplift and improve the safety of nature trails in Johannesburg,” reports say.

[Environmentalist Warren van der Vyver murdered while jogging,, December 23, 2020]

[Reward offered in Kenton-on-Sea murder,, December 24, 2020]

  • Belinda Huyzers, age 49, was fatally shot during a home invasion on December 4, 2020. Her 50-year-old husband was injured during the attack. The crime occurred in Glen Marais Kempton Park, Gauteng.

Reports say at least three intruders gained access to the home through a restroom window after cutting through security bars. The victims were found watching television and shot. The couple’s 19-year-old daughter was outside the home talking to friends when two loud noises were heard. That prompted the friends to enter the house where they were ordered into a bedroom by the assailants. The daughter found refuge in a wendy house and phoned police after the left.

Stolen were laptops, cellphones, jewelry, and a wallet.

See Belinda Hyzers’s Facebook page here

[Belinda Huyzers murdered and husband Jan hospitalised,, December 4, 2020]

  • Joan Joyi, a woman in her 80s, was fatally strangled during a home invasion in Paarl in the Western Cape.

The crime was allegedly committed on December 2, 2020.

The report says Joyi allowed two males into her home. Once inside, they bound both Joyi and her caregiver. The suspects looted the house, then strangled the elderly victim to death as her caregiver watched.

Reports say Joyi knew the two males, which may explain why she allowed them into her home. They may have killed her to prevent her from later identifying them.

[Joan Joyi strangled to death with a rope,, December 3, 2020]

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