Note: Whites are being massacred by blacks in South Africa every single day. They are facing a genocide. I long since stopped trying to keep systematic track of every black-on-white attack there. But I include ones that are accompanied by racial abuse when I find them:
Thanks to CensorBugbear
12 Aug 2013 Nicolene Smalman of the Lowveld Look Local: NELSPRUIT writes:
The Minister of Police has been ordered to pay 100% damages to towtruck operator Jan Coetzee, 39, for injuries and damage incurred on 12 February 2011 when Coetzee was attacked by members of the SAPS tactical response team and shot with rubber bullets on his plot in Nelspruit. The court order was issued on Wednesday August 14 2013. The judge ordered that the Police Minister had to be held 100% responsible for the claims submitted by Mr Coetzee. The case has been postponed to an indefinite date until the exact size of the amount can be established. The Tactical Response Team was constantly in the news during the 2011 because of their excessive and abusive ‘policing’ methods, writes Ms Smalman. “Lowvelder reported the incident when the TRT showed up at the property of Mr Coetzee’s father-in-law, Mr Hennie van Zyl, and shot Mr Coetzee so often with rubber bullets that he had to spend four days in hospital to recover. He was working at the time as a tow-truck operator for Mat’s Tow-In Services. A former colleague Gielie Loots had showed up at Van Zyl’s smallholding called ‘Gomgat’ to park one of the vehicles from Mat’s Tow-in service there – apparently this was done without Mr Van Zyl’s permission and Coetzee contacted him and asked him to remove the vehicle. When Loots returned late that afternoon a verbal discussion arose between Mr Van Zyl and Mr Loots in which Mr Coetzee had not taken place. He was busy having a barbeque at the time.
The owner of Mat’s Tow-In, Mr Roy Mdhluli, was informed of the verbal discussion between Mr Van Zyl and Mr Loots in which he was informed that Mr Van Zyl refused to have him remove his truck from his property. Mr Mdhluli then lodged ‘theft’ charges against Mr Van Zyl. Apparently this charge was based on a misunderstanding; Mr Van Zyl had made the comment in gest. The misunderstanding grew into a violent confrontation between the Afrikaners and the black men: Mr Mdhluli and SAPS warrant officer Sithole showed up at Gomgat, the police officer heard both sides of the argument and suggested they ‘handled this problem in a civil court complaint’ instead. Mdhluli himself also admitted to Lowvelder at the time, that he then contacted the deputy-provincial commissioner of police, maj.genl. Thembi Hadebe demanding that they ‘take action’ – and members of the infamous TRT team were dispatched to the smallholding. The tow-truck was meanwhile locked away in a garage to avoid theft, and a member of the TRT-team broke the lock. When Coetzee asked them for their arrest-warrant, they started shooting at him with rubber-bullets. Coetzee said they fired at him with their stoppers targetting the front of his body and despite his obvious pain, they kept firing bullets at him. “One of the TRT members fired at my leg from a short distance and the bullet struck the back of my left-knee,’ Coetzee said in his statement to the Pretoria High Court. That wasn’t the end of the ordeal: he then was dumped into a police van and driven to the Nelspruit police station, where he was assaulted some more. “I was dragged from the van and members of the TRT-team kicked me, beat me and were constantly shouting at me that I was ‘a white bastard’.
He was taken to the Rob Ferreira Hospital where he required a blood transfusion because of all the blood loss and required surgery. No criminal charges have ever been placed against him for the false-arrest incident.