January 3, 2016

#FarmAttack: Hatecrime: elderly Afrikaner Danie du Toit on Villiersdorp farm: "They wanted to beat my father to death"...

Hatecrime against elderly Afrikaner Danie Du Toit on Villiersdorp farm: 'They wanted to beat my father to death"
'2 January 2016 report in Die Burger newspaper, Cape Town: journalist Samantha Van Den Berg 
Villiersdorp - Dr Marius du Toit, the son of Danie and Martie du Toit (78 and 77) said that the four attackers of his parents on their farm Weltevrede near Villiersdorp on 1 January 2015 - - 'wanted to beat them to death'. 
"I get upset even more when I talk about it. The fact that my father's life was saved, was the hand of God.'
Danie du Toit is in the intensive-care unit of the Mediclinic Panorama in the Tygerberg area near Cape Town. 
After they tied his father up, "the attackers broke the butt of a .22 rifle over my father's head,' the son told journalist Van Den Berg.
"They covered his head with a bag and beat him until he stopped moving"... 
The four unknown men invaded the homestead of the couple at around 01h00 on 1 January 2015 - breaking in by removing a small window.
They also tied up his mother Martie and covered her with a blanket. She however, managed to escape and fled outside to seek help. 
She had no physical injuries. "My mother does not have a scratch and we are deeply grateful. It is going well with her.'
The four-member gang looted five firearms, a TV set, wine and jewellery. 
Du Toit told Van Den Berg that his father is 'beginning to talk again and started recognising people."
Dr Marius du Toit was quoted as saying that the crime scene revealed that 'there were hunting-knives throughout the house and the .22 still was loaded with a bullet. They could have killed him any time.'
"If I wasn't a Christian I would take 'some serious revenge on those men who attacked my parents, however they will get their come-uppance'. 
His mom is at his sister's house in Cape Town and after his father recovers, the sister will move to Weltevrede with the parents, he said.
"My father bought Weltevrede in 1964. We are all very fond of that farm: we worked hard to improve the land'.
Police captain Frederick van Wyk said no arrests were made. 
The public has been asked to contact detective-sergeant Dansil Pietersen, the investigating officer, if they have any knowledge which could help them bring the
farm-attackers to justice. His telephone number is 083 421 4152 or 028 840 8013 te bel. Crime Stop can also be contacted at 08600 10111 

Report by Die Burger: Samantha van Den Berg -- http://www.netwerk24.com

Critically injured: Farmer Danie du Toit, 80, fights for life in hospital after vicious attack by black farm-attackers, Villiersdorp
31 December 2015 -- Cape Town - Four men broke into a farm house near Villiersdorp early on Wednesday morning, leaving the 80-year-old farmer fighting for his life after striking him over the head with a gun, and his wife traumatised after taping her mouth and tying her hands and feet.
Danie du Toit, of Weltevreden Farm, is now in a Cape Town hospital, battered and disorientated.
The men, who have not been arrested, entered through a front window, before ransacking the home and assaulting Du Toit and his wife, Martie.
The couple’s son, Marius, said his mother had fallen asleep on the couch and the robbers came across her first before moving to his sleeping father.
“They taped her mouth and bound her hands and her feet as well. My father woke up to see what was happening.”
Marius said his father usually had a gun under his bed, but had put it in the safe because he wanted to vacuum the room.
“So he couldn’t get it and he had to fight for his life.”
Du Toit was left with a swollen face and has internal bleeding in his skull. His wife managed to free herself at about 2am and called her son, who lives nearby.
Marius said his father defended himself before being knocked unconscious. “The way they treated my father was vicious. He had to fight for his life. The blow to the head – I think they tried to kill him.”
He said the valley was in shock.
“I am a little scared – you don’t know who to suspect. You never know when they will strike again. Some people in this country don’t have any respect for life.”
Marius said his mother was unharmed, but in shock.
He said the robbers got access to the safe and took weapons from it.
“(Ironically) they asked for money but there was no money in the safe. The money was all in my dad’s purse on top of the safe, and they didn’t take it, they missed that.”
Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk confirmed the attack and appealed to members of the public to help police with any information that could lead to arrests.
“It is unknown how the suspects fled the scene. They took five firearms, wine, a television set and jewellery.”
He said police were investigating a case of house robbery.
* Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Dansil Pietersen at 083 421 4152 or at office at 028 840 8013, or Crime Stop at 08600 10111
Seriously injured: farmer Daan du Toit, pistol-whipped over the head, wife Martie tied up: Villiersdorp:
Daan and Martie du Toit, a farm-couple in their eighties, were attacked (by unknown people) inside their farm-house outside Villiersdorp in the Cape. Daan was pistol-whipped over the head and seriously injured. His wife Martie was tied up but managed
to escape and call for help. Daan was taken to the Mediclinic Panorama in the West Cape. It is not known if anyone was arrested for the attack.
(Die Burger) http://www.netwerk24.com/Nuus/Misdaad/bejaardes-op-plaas-by-villiersdorp-aangeval-20151230

There was a massive fire raging in the Villiersdorp rural areas during this attack:


Another report from Die Burger Cape Town: CAPE TOWN - Police are searching for a group of men who robbed and attacked an elderly couple on a farm near Villiersdorp in the Western Cape.
An 80-year-old man is recovering in hospital following the incident, which happened during the early hours of this morning.
The police’s, Frederick van Wyk, says the suspects are still on the run.
“The suspects took five firearms, wine, one television and jewellery. The complainant was taken to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. A case of house robbery is being investigated and no arrests have yet been made.” https://www.censorbugbear.org/farmitracker/reports/view/4056

■ #FarmAttack: update- Afrikaner farmer, 80, fights for life after assault

Four black attackers broke into a farm house near Villiersdorp early on Wednesday morning, leaving the 80-year-old farmer fighting for his life after striking him over the head with a gun, and his wife traumatised after taping her mouth and tying her hands and feet