Skip to comments.Mom, something just snapped, says white teen who killed 4 in rifle rampage in South African camp
Posted on 01/18/2008 11:14:40 PM PST by forkinsocket
'They should hang him - my daughter and grandchild died'
A white teenage boy told his mother he "snapped" just before he was arrested by police for opening fire on a South African squatter camp, killing a baby, a young boy, and two adults.
"Mom, something just snapped inside me," 18-year-old Johan Nel reportedly told his mother Corrie just before he was arrested by South African police for the incident.
Nel allegedly shouted the derogatory term "kaffir, kaffir, kaffir" as he began shooting his .303 rifle at the Swartruggens camp, 100 miles west of Johannesburg.
His victims included a three-month-old baby, a 10-year-old boy, a 30-year-old man, and a woman who died 24 hours later in hospital. A further seven people suffered gunshot wounds, three seriously.
Jacobs said the suspect entered the squatter camp near Swartruggens in North West province and "started randomly shooting".
Moses Clifton, 68, told South African news website iAfrica how his daughter and grandchild were shot dead 20 metres outside his home.
The grandfather was at a neighbour's house when he heard gunshots.
"The child and the mother ran out of the house and the boy walked down the road and shot them," he is quoted as saying. "I hid behind the house with my back against the wall and I heard him reloading his gun. I stayed at the corner watching and then I saw the mother and the child dead in the road.
"I was at court this morning to see this man. My heart is breaking. My child and my grandchild died."
He said the killer parked his bakkie at the settlement's spaza shop and proceeded to run down the dusty street "just shooting".
"Hy moet hang (He must hang)," he said when asked what the accused's fate should be.
Johanna Fafaya (49), a neighbour, said she had been working in the veld when she heard gunshots.
"When I got here I saw two people lying dead."
Fafaya said she returned to the settlement despite being told by fleeing residents that there was a man shooting people.
"I was so scared. I was trying to find my son but he had already run away."
Fafaya said the shooter ran through the streets before turning into the veld towards town, leaving his bakkie behind.
"He even shot an ostrich in the veld," he said.
Police launched a manhunt leading to the arrest of the suspect, who had his father's gun in his possession. The father was taken into custody for the illegal possession of a firearm, said Jacobs.
Nearly 100 people chanted, "Kill the Boer, kill the farmer," outside Swartruggens Magistrates' Court today as Nel was charged with murder and attempted murder.
"If you knew him, you would know that he did not act rationally," Mrs Nel is quoted as saying on South African news websites.
She said he had been attacked in 2003 "by a black man with a sickle", after which he shot at the man.
Seven years ago, she said, he was traumatised by an attack on his brother on their farm. Last Sunday, he had heard about an incident in which burglars had apparently pumped gas into the room where a friend's wife and her baby were.
On Monday, he heard of another attack on a farm in the family's area - and on Tuesday, according to police, he walked into the camp and opened fire.
Race is a sensitive subject in a country scarred by decades of white minority rule.
However a resident of Swartruggens said some residents felt that "a thing was being made over the fact that we are a racist community, but there is no racism here.
"On the contrary, the farmers have given police their full cooperate in helping to find the suspect."
Nel has appeared in Swartruggens court today on charges of murder and attempted murder.
I thought the media didn’t identify the race of suspects anymore.
I certainly can’t recall ever seeing race identified so prominently as this before.
The word “kaffir” with its full connotation comes from the Muslims, of course.
The race-based killings will increase: it is like a madness that feeds on itself.
I would strongly suggest, as if my suggestion carried any weight in South Africa - that all whites leave. Go to Europe - go to the U.S.A. All must flee in the face of crazed, naked agression.
I’m beginning to think that the WWIII line of defense will be the east and west coasts of the U.S.
Apparently the first white explorers in Africa heard the Muslims refer to the Africans as kuffaar & may have thought it was a racial term.
I think a sneeze in Milwaukee becomes a tornado in Johannesburg, or some such thing.
1. (South Africa) an offensive term for a black person.
Used in the same vain as N-word here in the states.
pronounced (kef-fer) i believe.
as opposed to
Kafir, an Islamic term usually translated as unbeliever similar to the christian word Pagan or Jewish word gentile.
Seems to me i remember a movie ( wild geese?) starring roger moore, richard burton..ect. where a group of mercenary types went to africa to free a black dude of some sort and one of the team members kept calling the guy a Kef-fer...at least thats what i remember anyway.
At any rate the perp should be punished as harshly as possible IMHO.
Remember how the media staunchly refused to identify the race or religion of the Paris rioters?
Quite a dramatic shift here, don’t you think?
I’m sure many white South Africans would leave but most “white” countries make it as difficult as possible. They would rather bring in more muslims and “youths”.
Hy moet hang
Yes he should
Being in a South African jail while white for any offense or no offense is punishment enough. I guarantee this kid will wish he killed himself before being arrested.
Then that should be changed, shouldn’t it!
This is typical anti white propaganda from the liberal media. I’m surprised they mentioned that the kid’s mother had been victimized by blacks repeatedly in the past.
We do not need any more illegal aliens in the USA.
The black crime war against the white South Africans is never mentioned by the media. Still, this incident is horrible thing.
As do I, he is a baby killer and should be executed since he did not have the courtesy to kill himself.
That’ll be the day. The government is more interested in giving amnesty to millions of illiterate illegals.
Right now Western Civilization is under attack by China: go to the following link if you don’t believe me.
Are you in favor of killing all the murderers of thousands of white farmers over the last ten years?
Oh please spare me this crock. He is a coldblooded murderer and should get the due punishment. Same goes for any other murderer.
Whites should leave South Africa: there’s no future for them there. In general well educated, hard working, and English speaking—for many it is their first language—they would make excellent immigrants, a partial antidote to the hordes of poorly educated non-English speakers that continue to cross our still unfenced borders.
Where I come from, a murderer is a murderer and should be dealt with accordingly, regardless of race.
The man in this article is not simply a killer but a Baby Killer and Mass Murderer.
What does skin color have to do with immigration policy?
This guy is probably already praying for death. Imagine being in the worst American prison with the worst possible guards and inmates and multiply that by ten.
And the fact that this guy deserves death has what to do with liberal media bias?
Apparently if you’re white and speak English you’re not welcome.
You are right, Skin Color should have nothing to do with immigration policy and South Africans both black and white should get in the back of the line if they wish to move to the US.
You wrote: “Whites should leave South Africa”
Most of those who fought to have Apartheid abolished are now in total power and many of them have become quite corrupt. Yes, they are black no its not a race issue...it is a CORRUPTION issue.
When you have the biggest and most powerful national Party, the ANC, placing the likes of Jacob Zuma in their top position so that he will be installed as their next president then there is little hope for them as a nation.
Jacob Zuma raped a girl...the excuse in court? “Her short skirt clearly meant that he was obligated to give her sex.” (his own words) He got out of the trouble.
The woman he RAPED has full blown AIDS. His reply in court when this was revealed “I won’t get it because I took a shower!”
He has over 750 pieces of evidence against him in corruption cases that will be used if they can get it to court...BUT since he can control most in the process that does not appear likely.
The world needs to understand that South Africa is at the edge of a cliff. Time until they walk over the edge varies from who you talk to. Personally I give it about 10-12 years. Mbeki, the current president, SQUANDERED all that Mandela did and you can debate Mandela but he did do many things right to start off the new South Africa in 1994. However, Mbeki did not deliver on many things and he and his new rival, Zuma, had quite a falling out and now Zuma just won everything in the ANC’s recent internal elections.
South Africa is at a turning point. The world has offered them a huge incentive in hosting the FIFA World Soccer Cup in 2010. I have no faith that South Africa can meet the benchmarks that will be necessary to have it here and that it will go elsewhere. If they do have it here I will say here and now that it will be one of the worst but no one will say anything about the corrupt people behind its failure due to the fact they will e branded racists bigots.
The world lives in denial of what South Africa is doing to itself. 1 in 7 here has AIDS. Last year the US spent nearly 600 MILLION to help this country and yet they wont even give the Ambassador here a meeting with the Agricultural Minister. They are glad to take and do nothing in return for nations assisting them.
One of these days the Average South African may get wise to the Jacob Zumas of the world...but hey since he has currently got 4 wives, lives as corrupt as he can be, and educates all ignorant young men that you can rape women who wear skirts just above the knees and that you WON'T get AIDS by taking a shower don’t expect South Africa to shoot ahead in world status.
I pray for them daily.
Well, that’s just a fact. There is NO future for them there. Why would they stay? They are being subjected to a slow motion genocide that will only grow in intensity as the social, political, and economic conditions in the defacto One Party Socialist State deteriorate. They are being set up as scapegoats, a la Zimbawe. Surely we should accept some as refugees.