In the small town of Knysna, there are 3 murders that refuse to die… Face-down in the dirt of St George’s Anglican Church’s garden, Jessica Wheeler (18) was suffocated to death. Less than a month later, Victoria Stadler (20) was strangled to death in the forest between the suburbs of Hornlee and Noetzie. Peter Mc Helm (48) was killed the same day as Stadler, also strangled, one kilometre away in the same forest. Alan D Elsdon is an ex-cop turned author who has investigated the cases for 3 years. Regards the first two murders, he’s adamant that, “Undisputed evidence shows … ‘Click here to read full article…’
I despise BEE for the same reasons i despised apartheid. Racism, of all sorts, is impractical to building a nation. Undoubtedly, there is great need to uplift poor people in South Africa but to raise one up by putting down another of a different colour isn’t balance, it’s impractical and just plain wrong. Of the things i’m critical of the ANC, it’s second, in importance, only to corruption. Likewise, the same applies to the DA who’ve abandoned their liberal policies in pursuit of black power.'Click here to read full article...'
On July 24 2014, Johann Burmeister defeated the controversial case of theft (of a laptop) that was brought against him by the Knysna SAPS. It’s more than just a win. It’s an insight into the failure of police procedure and the abuse of power that is suppose to protect the public. It’s confirmation of conspiracy. On being found not guilty by Magistrate Derek Torlage, tears of relief and joy beautified the faces of both Johann and Denise, his wife who won the hearts of the public as she fought in newspapers and online to clear her husband’s name. There were … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Before i cover day 2 and 3 of the trial of ex-Warrant Officer Johann Burmeister, let me explain, simply, how ridiculous this situation is: Johann Burmeister, a detective in the Knysna SAPS with 3 decades experience on the force, retrieves a recovered, stolen laptop from evidence at the Knysna police station in November 2013. His intention is to discover who the owner is. Sergeant Maurice Grootboom is in charge of evidence that day. He’s busy taking an affidavit so lets Burmeister take it without officially booking it out. Burmeister takes the laptop to IT Futures who identify the possible owner … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Johann Burmeister, as defendant, couldn’t have wished for a better prosecution… why… because the prosecution was that hopeless. The 14 people who turned up to support ‘Burmie’ left without a doubt that he was being set-up and lynched… and that, thankfully, the prosecution’s rope was thinner than string. Burmeister was a long-serving, well respected, Knysna cop until he was kicked off the police force earlier this year and suspiciously charged with stealing a laptop from evidence. Their possible motive is the biggest question, one which has disturbed many citizens. In ‘Is Johann Burmeister a Good Cop Being Destroyed?’, i gave … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Richard Compton is a part-time resident of Knysna as his work is based in Kwa-Zulu Natal. However, his wife and daughter now reside in their family home on Leisure Isle. He was a famous cricketer in his own right but is especially proud of his son who has represented England in several test matches. He sent me with this warm letter of support for Johann Burmeister: If I could testify at this trial to the good character of Johan Burmeister I most certainly would. It is enough to say that this man was extraordinarily helpful and kind to me in … ‘Click here to read full article…’
It’s the biggest Knysna skinder of the year but for ex-Warrant Officer Johann Burmeister and his family it has been tragedy and challenge. On February 26 2014, Burmeister, a 28-year veteran in Knysna and known nationally for the R2billion cocaine bust on the Knysna Waterfront, was arrested by a fellow police officer and charged with not returning a recovered, stolen laptop to the police station. The arrest and chain of events that followed proved this to be no common story of yet another South African cop turned bad. Instead, considering these facts and questions, it has been overwhelmingly viewed by … ‘Click here to read full article…’