“I hadn’t thought about what was wrong with Ellie, not even when i parked the car. Kids get sick. But unlike the old gettin sick, kids normally get sick to get stronger, their immune system and all that stuff. It was certainly a surprise when I saw her dead body and, because I didn’t know what to say at first, I got to have a good look. She was more startlin because she was on her back, lookin at me if she coulda looked. Her tiny face carried no astonishment or fear. It was blank with resignation, as if … ‘Click here to read full article…’
3 people were brutally murdered in Knysna during a one-month period of Autumn, 2005. They became known as The Knysna Murders… Heinrich van Rooyen, a young DJ, was convicted for the murders of Jessica Wheeler (18) and Victoria Stadler (20). Aubrey Kemoetie and Byron Moses were convicted for killing Peter McHelm (48). More than eleven years later, the crimes remain the tourist town’s most infamous because the guilt of Van Rooyen is still disputed and whispered rumours of bad cops continue to be whispered. ALAN D. ELSDON INVESTIGATING Last Wednesday, January 25, i met Alan D. Elsdon, the author of … ‘Click here to read full article…’
On December 11, a tourist from Mossel Bay, visiting family in Knysna, went to a tavern in the suburb of Nekkies. She was raped. She was found injured and unconscious before being transported to the Knysna Provincial Hospital. Can you help with any information? You can be anonymous. Please call Sergeant Ludwe Dlambolo, at 044 803 4621.'Click here to read full article...'
Did President Jacob Zuma just get associated with rape on national TV? Protestors hijacked his speech at the IEC event that’s was live the past hour. 4 young women stood silently between him and the guests. Their handwritten signs included “KHANGA”, “REMEMBER KHWEZI” and “I AM I in 3”. I don’t know what the fourth was. Security was, i assume, in a catch-22. If they acted immediately, they may have caused a bigger disruption. So they waited… which inadvertently allowed media to get lots of photos whilst ignoring the president. After Zuma’s speech, security moved in quickly. As soon as … ‘Click here to read full article…’
What do the Knysna victims of a sex predator and attempted murderer do when he is released from prison, back onto the streets near their homes? What do us, the general public, as reasonable human beings who were not his victims, have to think after he’s served his time and goes to a local school to educate kids not to make the same ‘mistakes’ as him – reformed, deserving of a chance? That man is Francois Coetzee, made infamous not only by his brutality but by the fact that Alix Carmichele, a remarkably persistent woman, successfully fought the government for … ‘Click here to read full article…’
Gang-raped, legs broken and mutilated – left alive with her entrails hanging out…dead the next day. Anene Booysen was only 17. She lived in our province of the Western Cape. She is, sadly, not alone – do you remember the 7-year old girl who was raped and killed, found with her legs broken and her head twisted the wrong way in next door Plettenberg Bay in 2012? Every 2-5 seconds, someone is signing this petition in order to send a strong, international message to Jacob Zuma: STOP THE RAPE! When President Zuma delivers his State of the Nation address Thursday, … ‘Click here to read full article…’