Henke Pistorius says Oscar and whites need guns because ANC-regime fails to curb violent crime, & protect whites & white farmers
Andrea Muhrrteyn | Jus Sanguinis | 04 March 2013
Oscar Pistorius Father - Henke Pistorius - says his son needed guns to protect himself, because the ANC fail to curb violent crime, particularly against whites and farmers. South Africa's crime rate is among the highest in the world with 15,000 people murdered last year, with an estimated 1,600 (cited by Telegraph) vs over 4,000 (Censorbugbear stats) murders of white farmers since 1990. Telegraph Reporter Ainslin Laing does not mention the numerous reports of Police cooking crime statistics, to pretend that crime has decreased.
Ishmael Mnisi, an ANC spokesman, said Mr Pistorius' comments were "worrying", and that massive crime does not justify citizens owning guns, they should report crime to the police.
Meanwhile the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has revealed a report that about 932 people died in police custody in South Africa in 2011/12.
Deaths in Police Custody: Apartheid 2.4 per year (1963-1994: 75)
Deaths in Police Custody: ANC SA 2010: 566; 2011: 932
Apartheid: 1963 – 1994: 75 Deaths in 31 Years = 2.4 Deaths per year
Throughout the entire apartheid-era up to 75 people died in police-custody throughout the period between 1963 and 1994. [The South African Police: Manager of Conflict or Party to the Conflict, Dr. Johan Olivier, Center for Study of Violence and Reconciliation; A Crime Against Humanity - Analysing the Repression of the Apartheid State, Edited by Max Coleman, a publication of the Human Rights Committee in South Africa: The Detention Weapon.]
ANC 'Freedumb': 2010: 566 Deaths in 11 months: increase 25,725%
"Political parties yesterday called for a swift investigation into the deaths of 566 people at the hands of police in the current year. The call comes after the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) revealed yesterday that out of this overall national figure, 16 of those killed by police were innocent people. Many of the policemen involved have not even been suspended, let alone charged!" [Parties urge probe into 566 deaths, Canaan Mdletshe, Mhlaba Memela & Sibongile Mashaba, The Sowetan, 23 November 2010: See Zimbabwefication of South Africa: State‟s Strategic Collapse, in Jus Sanguinis Boer Volkstaat 10.31.16 Theses Briefing Paper, submitted to EU Stamvader nations.]
ANC 'Freedumb': 2011: 932 Deaths: increase 38,833%
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has revealed a report that about 932 people died in police custody in South Africa in 2011/12. [City Press: Police Stations of Death, 04 March 2013]
Oscar Pistorius's father blames South Africa's gun culture on ANC
The father of Oscar Pistorius, the paralympian who shot his girlfriend dead on St Valentine's Day, has blamed the high number of South Africans who carry guns on the failure of the ANC government to bring down violent crime.
Aislinn Laing | 03 Mar 2013 | Daily Telegraph
Henke Pistorius said he and other members of his family owned guns because they could not rely on the police to protect them against criminals.
He laid the blame for South Africa's violent crime rates, which are among the highest in the world with 15,000 people murdered last year, on the ANC government.
He also singled out crime against white South Africans. Many Afrikaners living in the rural areas fear they are being targeted because of an estimated 1,600 murders of white farmers since 1990.
His comments came after it was revealed that Mr Pistorius' father, grandfather and uncles own 55 guns between them.
Oscar Pistorius had himself recently begun collecting guns. As well as the 9mm gun he used to shoot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, he had applied for licenses for an additional six firearms.
He insisted during a bail application in court last week that he shot Miss Steenkamp through a locked lavatory door believing her to be a burglar.
Prosecutors say he gunned down the 29-year-old model after she fled to the bathroom following a row.
Henke Pistorius, who was seen comforting his previously-estranged son as he wept in the dock, said the family were firearms collectors and hunters, but also needed guns for self-defence.
"Some of the guns are for hunting and some are for protection, the hand guns. It speaks to the ANC government, look at white crime levels, why protection is so poor in this country, it's an aspect of our society," he said.
"You can't rely on the police, not because they are inefficient always but because crime is so rife." He said he personally had never had to use a gun in self-defence, but added: "That doesn't mean I haven't been hijacked, attacked. As a family, we value life much too much to produce guns at every opportunity we can use them.
"I have been in positions where I can use a gun but we have been brought up in a way that we value the lives of others very highly."
According to Beeld, an Afrikaans language newspaper, Henke Pistorius, Oscar's grandfather Hendrik, and his uncles Arnold, Theo and Leo own a combined total of 55 shotguns and handguns. The chair of a firearm collectors association Oscar Pistorius joined last April claims he bought six guns for what he planned to be a collection of U.S. and South African-manufactured firearms.
Among six weapons he applied to South African Police for licenses for were three shotguns, a Smith & Wesson 500 described as "the most powerful production revolver in the world" and a 223-calibre semi-automatic rifle similar to that used in the Sandy Hook school massacre in the United States.
The murder rate in South Africa has dropped by 28 per cent since 2003.
Ishmael Mnisi, an ANC spokesman, said Mr Pistorius' comments were "worrying".
"Crime is something that affects everyone in this country," he said. "We have acknowledged it as a problem but there are many strikes that the government is making in addressing these issues.
"It doesn't justify a person having to use a gun to kill, or justify him having many guns in his house. People must report crime to the police. Oscar's father has no right to say that. It's a very worrying statement."
It also emerged that an Italian town has cancelled its sponsorship of Mr Pistorius. Paolo Urbani, the mayor of Gemona, told South Africa's Rapport the town would discontinue its five-year sponsorship deal signed in November, which provided Pistorius was 12k GBP a year, plus accommodation and expenses in return for him training there for four months each year. "It is important that Oscar knows we are not angry with him. We are also not judging him. He can only be judged by the law," said Mr Urbani.
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Police stations of death
KwaZulu-Natal had 268 deaths, Gauteng had 217 deaths and Eastern Cape had 120.
4 March 2013 | City Press
About 932 people died in police custody in South Africa in 2011/12, a report by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has revealed.
KwaZulu-Natal had 268 deaths, Gauteng had 217 deaths and Eastern Cape had 120, according to the Dispatch Online today.
Meanwhile, eight police officers implicated in the death of an East Rand taxi driver are expected to appear in the Daveyton Magistrates’ Court today.
The two warrant officers and six constables face a murder charge following the death of Mido Macia while in police custody.
The officers allegedly tied 27-year-old Macia to the back of a police van and dragged him along a street in Daveyton on Tuesday.
Macia, a taxi driver and Mozambican national, died at the local police station’s cells several hours later. His body was found by a police officer on Tuesday night.
A postmortem revealed he died of head and internal injuries.
IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said police reported that they had earlier found Macia wrongfully parked on a road and ordered him to move.
Macia’s death caused a public outcry against police brutality.
The Dispatch Online reported that the IPID was also investigating the death of a police officer who died in police custody at the Barkly East Police Station in January, a day after he was detained for allegedly being drunk.
» » » » [City Press]