Thursday, October 13, 2011

Another Farmer Murdered in Limpopo

The body of Douw Brummer (50) was discovered on Tuesday evening (11 Oct.) on the farm Goedgedacht in the Dwaalboom area, near the Botswana border. He was apparently shot in the head from behind.

His body was only discovered 8 hours after he was murdered. Mr Pieter Roets, a security representative for TAU SA North, said the murderers possibly ambushed Brummer, who lived alone on the farm. “Dit was ’n koelbloedige moord.” (It was a cold blooded murder).

At time of posting, online news reports are somewhat scanty. Best is to Google “Douw Brummer” or "Dwaalboom farm murder". Hopefully the media will provide more info. as further details come to light.

Incidentally, I was alerted about this murder yesterday afternoon (12 Oct.) while browsing Facebook. A group called, “Die Spoorsnyers” (The Trackers) sent a message  that a farm attack had just taken place. One hour later the group reported the sad news that the farmer was dead.

The trackers were on the spoor of 4 assailants, who had fled the scene of the crime with stolen firearms and money.

I instinctively captured screenshots of the conversation, just in case this was one of those farm murders that the media was not going to report on. I may as well post the screenshot here, just for the record:

Screenshot of 1st message:
Screenshot of 2nd message:

Screenshot of 3rd message:

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