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 Post subject: Senseless Murders South Africa (Willie Slabbert)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:35 am 
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Willie, you and your flowers will be missed in the Vaal Triange,you were such a good person, I hope the government of South Africa will read about your grusome murder on the 27th of February 2007 and do something about the crime and farm murders on the white people of this beautiful country.Rest in heavenly peace, you deserve it, heaven really got a beautifull Angel.

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Businessman killed on farm
28/02/2007 15:06 - (SA)

Johannesburg - A 58-year-old Vereeniging florist was stabbed to death at his home on a Meyerton farm, Vaal Rand police said on Wednesday.

Inspector Trudie Wilken said Willie Slabbert was found lying on the kitchen floor with several stab wounds to the neck, shoulder and chest around 18:00 on Tuesday.

Wilken said it appeared that forced entry was gained through a dining room window and that Slabbert was overpowered and killed inside his house.

A Bantam bakkie was stolen, but was later found overturned.

Wilken said Slabbert's body was discovered by a couple who had gone to meet him to discuss wedding arrangements.

When Slabbert did not arrive for the appointment at the chapel on his farm, the couple went to his home and discovered his body.

Slabbert was a "well-known, beloved" florist in the Vaal Triangle area, said Wilken.

No arrests have been made and police are investigating cases of murder, house robbery and theft of a motor vehicle.

Double blow for florist's family
01/03/2007 09:16 - (SA)


Vereeniging - The niece of a well-known florist who was murdered on Tuesday night died of a heart attack shortly after hearing the news of his death.

Daleen Kruger, 53, died in Midvaal Hospital only a few hours after hearing that Willie Slabbert, 58, had been murdered in his home on the farm Zomerlust.

According to her sister, Hettie Venter, Kruger had reacted "very badly" to the news of the murder. Her husband, Japie, gave her a tranquiliser, but had to rush her to hospital when she collapsed.

"We are a very close-knit family and Willie grew up with us.

"My sister's death is a direct result of Willie's murder," Venter said on Wednesday.

She said her brother, Theuns de Lange, 49, became a quadriplegic after he was shot in the neck and back during a hijacking in Qwa-Qwa in 1999.

'Senseless murder'

Slabbert had been well-known as a florist in the area for more than twenty years. He organised weddings and other functions on his farm outside the city.

Charmaine Humphrey, one of Slabbert's neighbours, said the "senseless" murder of somebody with a good heart, had shocked the community.

She said friends of Slabbert, who wanted to have a function in his hall, found his body.

Humphrey said she and her husband, Ray, then rushed to Slabbert's house and found his bloodied body on the kitchen floor.

"It was terrible. His head was covered in blood."

Slabbert, who lived alone on the farm, was apparently hit over the head with a hammer and repeatedly stabbed with a knife. His was still wearing his watch and his glasses and cellphone were found next to him.

Slabbert's children, Hennie Slabbert and Jani Barnard, searched for documents at his flower shop, Mr Florist, in Voortrekker Road on Wednesday. They phoned his clients to cancel appointments and orders.

Police spokesperson inspector Trudie Wilken said robbers fled in Slabbert's Bantam bakkie. The police later found the bakkie, which had been overturned, between Vereeniging and Meyerton.

Zuma’s crime plea

JOHANNESBURG – There is something wrong with society when human life has lost all its value, ANC Deputy President Jacob Zuma said at the weekend when he paid a personal visit to the grieving family of a farm murder victim.
The current front-runner to succeed President Thabo Mbeki visited the family of Willie Slabbert on Saturday. The Vereeniging florist, described by friends and family as a “kind and caring manâ€

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Chris Olivier - South Africa
In memory of my late Mother, Cecilia Olivier, Rest in Heavenly Peace
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