April 20, 2016

#FarmAttack: Survives: Two black attackers found after Christiaan Gerber, a Afrikaner farmer of the farm Witklip received ambush tip-off

Members of the Abor road neighbourhood watch in Bronkhorstspruit thwarted a farm attack Friday night. This follows after a farm worker warned Christiaan Gerber, a farmer of the farm Witklip near Abor road, that he shouldn’t immediately return to his farm, seeing as two black attackers were hiding and awaited him.
Gerber summoned AfriForum’s neighbourhood watch in Bronkhorstspruit as well as the police and 16 neighbourhood watch vehicles reacted within 15 minutes. The area between the N4 highway and Kusile power station was blocked off by this neighbourhood watch while the police searched the surrounding lands, during which the footprints of two suspects were found, but unfortunately they were not arrested.
“The cooperation between members of the neighbourhood watch and local police was exceptional,” said Shawn Scott, a Committee Member of AfriForum’s Bronkhorstspruit branch.
The AfriForum branch in Bronkhorstspruit organised a town patrol in March 2016 in which 19 neighbourhood watches in the Bronkhorstspruit area took part.
“It is important that communities become involved at the neighbourhood watches and also form part of the neighbourhood watch’s emergency plan and patrols. By actively becoming involved at this initiatives, one can act preventive,” added Tarien Cooks, AfriForum’s Provincial Coordinator for Gauteng North.
This branch has an office on the GE Response site in De la Rey Street which is manned every Tuesday between 19:00 and 21:00.