Skip to Content

White crosses for victims of farm attacks. FWM
Kirkwood

Three black attackers stab white farmer to death

Police have identified the name of the white man who was stabbed to death by black assaillants during a farm attack in Kirkwood on Sunday evening.

Published: March 26, 2019, 7:34 am

    Read more

    The South African Police Service (SAPS) have since launced a manhunt for three black suspects who attacked Truter and his wife and son on their farm. Their daughter was not home at the time.

    Swart says one man first entered the house and Truter and his 18-year-old son managed to overpower him but two other black assaillants stabbed Truter several times in the back. He was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries.

    Truter was the white agricultural manager on Unifrutti’s Dunbrody Estates, a citrus farm in Kirkwood.

    Farm manager Truter is the latest victim in the ongoing farm murders. Photo supplied

    The brutal murder in the Eastern Cape, on Sunday evening has left the community in utter shock.

    As reported by Sowetan Live, police are looking for three black suspects. One of the suspects, who had surprised the farmer and his son, struggled to hold the victims down as the 51-year-old fought back. The two other attackers also entered the house and proceeded to stab the farmer in the back.

    “The family was at home when an unknown male entered the house. The 51-year-old father and his son allegedly managed to overpower the suspect.

    “Suddenly two more suspects entered the house, of which one started stabbing the 51-year-old father in his back. The father and son released the suspect and the threesome ran away from the scene.” Captain Swart noted in a statement.

    Truter was rushed to a local hospital but it was too late to save him. According to Captain Swart, the police “are not certain whether the masked robbers actually fled with anything” even though the family reported that nothing was stolen.  Despite nothing being robbed from the house, the SAPS insisted that the murder charge be accompanied by an attempted robbery charge.

    The SAPS firmly maintains that all white farm murders are actually robberies “gone wrong” and this latest attack on a white farmer is no exception.

    “A task team consisting of various specialised units was set up immediately in order to search for the three suspects. It is alleged that the suspects wore balaclavas at the time of the attack. It is not clear at this stage if anything was taken during the robbery,” said Swart.

    Gideon Meiring, former chairperson of the Transvaal Agricultural Union’s safety and security committee, criticised the SAPS for failing to prevent farm attacks, stating that the police “are not part of the solution but part of the bloody problem”.

    Kallie Kriel of AfriForum accused black politicians of inciting hatred against white farmers, saying “Those who inflame hate and aggression towards farmers have to be regarded as accomplices to the murders of farmers.”

    After an Australian journalist was given a guided tour of South Africa by Afriforum, reports of the attacks on white farmers appeared in News Corp Australia newspapers, noting that white South Africans were “trapped like frogs in boiling water” and that the South African government was “notoriously corrupt” and “potentially complicit” in the attacks. The reports highlighted that the farmers were being “persecuted” because of their race.

    In March 2018, Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton proposed fast-tracking white South African farmers as refugees, stating that “they need help from a civilised country” after pressure by the South African Australian community for a special immigration intake for their family members.

    In August 2018, Fox News host Tucker Carlson also reported that the South African government had disproportionately targeted white farmers during its ongoing land grab efforts due to anti-white racism. He criticized political “elites”, who cry “racism”, but pay “no attention” to the “racist government of South Africa”.

    After US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has meanwhile looked into the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers, political officers of the American embassy in South Africa investigated the claims.

    In a cable sent to the State Department, the investigation concluded that there was “no evidence that murders on farms specifically target white people or are politically motivated” and that “[s]ome journalists and lobby groups have simplified complex land disputes to serve their own ends”.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    • Krokodil Botha

      According to Cyril ramaphosa there are no farm murders

    Africa

    Libya: Bashagha’s career puts Europe at risk

    TripoliA criminal Libyan politician and his Islamist gang are getting ready to run the country and threating the West and Europe. How did that happen?

    Fathi Bashagha: An ambitious radical seeking to seize power in Libya

    France and the United States may want to support him, but the price will be a new round of escalation in the conflict.

    Radicals among the radicals – Libya’s new leadership may even be more radical, Islamist

    TunisThe UN-recognized Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) is often criticized for its links to radical political Islam.

    Is the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum an instrument of American neocolonialism?

    TunisThe Libyan Political Dialogue Forum started on November 9 in Tunisia. This forum was organized by the UN Support Mission to Libya (UNSMIL) headed by Stephanie Williams, former US chargé d'affaires in Libya.

    Farmers say horrific murder in Free State could have been prevented

    PretoriaFarmers in the Eastern Free State say the horrific murder of Brendin Horner could have been prevented if a detailed report had been considered in which the suspected members of transnational stock theft syndicates had been identified.

    South Africa: Two farm attacks in two days, farm manager tortured and killed

    Paul RouxIt is clear that a slow war is being fought against South Africa's white farmers and this slow racial war is increasingly also being taken to towns and cities. The murder of a white farm manager, Brendin Horner (21), serves as proof that the South African government’s rural safety plan is failing.

    The man of the future in Libya?

    The oil deal in Libya discloses the rampant fight for power and oncoming political changes.

    South Africa: Massive biker protest against farm murders

    Tens of thousands of motorcycle riders took part in a protest against the country’s gruesome farm murders on Saturday. In Cape Town, an attempt by motorcyclists to deliver a petition to the parliament building led to clashes between police and protesters, with a black officer assaulting a white motorcyclist and another drawing his gun on an unarmed protestor.

    Historian: ‘Africans must be condemned for the slave trade’

    ‎CotonouProfessor Abiola Félix Iroko gave an interview on Benin Web TV where he contradicted the notions of the history of colonialism as represented by cultural Marxists. He recalled that blacks themselves sold black slaves.

    Covidpreneurs: South Africa’s ANC cadres steal billions

    PretoriaSouth Africa's ruling black elite, the ANC cadres have descended on Covid-19 emergency funds like hyenas. In terms of personal protective equipment alone, there is talk of R2,2 billion that has flowed between dubious transactions and businesses.

    Go to archive