Not the first time this has happened and I can not understand why white folks refuse to heed the danger signs.
This place may be beautiful, I can understand admiring the landscape. But since the world ganged up on an efficient white run govt. and forced an end to apartheid, this place has gone to the dogs. Not reals dogs of course. More like the ignorant pissant k-9 my neighbor owns. But I bet their dog smells better then the thugs in this story.
This is the sort of things darkies do for sport as well as criminal profit. It’s in their genes.A thousand years from today this country will still be getting handouts from the west assuming there is still a west once the muslims are finished with it.
How about the headline here? incidents blamed on social inequality Sure thing. They own the country, they are running things now, and they sill haven’t got equality. Of course we know what they really mean by that term. Don’t we? Equality means having everything that the white guy has but without actually earning it. It ain’t equal less it be stolen away or given away. Bah. And Mandela is some kind of hero. For what? Oh right. He survived jail. Too bad that.
I can’t understand why he wasn’t wearing a gun or had one to hand. Sad story and I’m sorry for him and his family and even the dogs.
OK, gotta gwt outta here while this is up and running. Phone ppl outside again, been on the street since very early morning doing I don’t know but they’re looking at that line up there. Hmmmm. ???
British engineer who ‘fell in love’ with South Africa is hacked to death on his remote farmstead by machete-wielding thieves who only took mobile phones
Chris Preece’s wife was also injured in the attack which happened after robbers poisoned their guard dogs
This farm attack is the latest in a string of similar incidents and has been blamed on social inequality
By Dan Newling
A British engineer who moved to South Africa after ‘falling in love with the country’ has been brutally murdered on his remote farmstead.
Chris Preece was stabbed to death in his kitchen by men with machetes who left with just a few mobile phones and a small amount of cash.
The 54-year-old’s wife Felicity was also seriously injured in Saturday night’s attack, which happened on a farm the couple were turning into a nature reserve.
Mr Preece’s daughter-in-law has told how a gang of three robbers poisoned the couple’s large pack of guard dogs before breaking into the house.
The engineer, who was originally from Southgate in north London, is believed to have been assaulted when he confronted the men at his farm outside Ficksburg on South Africa’s border with Lesotho.
His wife Felicity, 56, is thought to have heard him crying for help, but was overpowered before she could call police. She sustained a fractured skull.
Yesterday her daughter-in-law Jeanne Preece said: ‘The robbers threw her against the wall, slashed her and then left for dead. And for what? A little money, a wallet, a few phones’.
Mr Preece’s death is the latest in an alarming trend of brutal murders on remote farmsteads in post apartheid South Africa.
Since the country’s first fully democratic elections in 1994, more than 3,000 white, mainly Afrikaans, farmers have been killed in their homes.
The so-called ‘farm attacks’ are part of the wave of criminality that has engulfed the country in recent years, something criminologist blame of a number of factors, including inept policing and widening social inequality.
But in the case of ‘farm attacks’ - which occur far from the crime-ravaged townships - academics also blame a breakdown in the traditional social contract between employer and employee.
Police research shows that the murders are normally carried out by drug-addicted, unemployed black men. Often they have some connection with the targeted farmstead.
Local police said the attack at Mr Preece’s farm - called Fleur de Lys - is the fifth such attack, and the second murder, in the district over the past month.
Yesterday Jeanne Preece told the local Volksblad newspaper how Mr Preece had moved to South Africa in 1995 for work, after which he had ‘fallen in love’ with the country.
He worked as principal geotechnical engineer for mining firm Snowden and was based in the country’s commercial capital Johannesburg.
However he spent every weekend on the farm, 200 miles drive away, where he wife Felicity lived.
The couple were passionate about wildlife and welcomed local children to the farm to teach them to ride horses.
Well bmews.... I guess my temper got the best of those PC jerks at the Daily Mail.
I posted a comment, forgot what I said but you can be sure it was not pc. Got this a few minutes ago.
What I find annoying is, there is no way to respond and tell these folks that the sky isn’t gonna fall on me.
But I thought you’d like to see this.
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”...blamed on social inequality.”
Oh my achin’ back. How about blaming it on a bunch of ignorant savages with no regard for common decency or civilized behavior?
I am so glad that America managed to trim down and neuter the Indian tribes here so that THAT kind of shit never happened here much after the 19th century.Whether deliberate or by accident it really saved all of us from the same stupid tribal shit they suffer in Africa now going on ,what, 5000 years ?
wear the banishment like a badge of honor. a new email account and your back in business.