“Today we are going to arrest a Boer…’ shouted the cops, egged on by Nylstroom SAPS commander Mayila’s order: “…shoot dead anyone who resists…
2010-08-10 - Thirty SAPS members in 15 vehicles descended on the Du Preez farm near Nylstroom, with station commander Mayila shouting: “I order you to shoot dead anyone who resists…’ Fortunately, the entire violent incident was recorded on video… and the Nylstroom magistrate’s court , after viewing these horrendous scenes, was able to rule that the Afrikaner farm family had been framed by the SAPS… and that the six Du Preez family members were completely innocent of any wrongdoing…
Article headline: “BLOU BLIKSEMS”, reporter: Inge Liebenberg SONDAG Afrikaans tabloid, date 10 August 2010 http://www.sondag.co.za/artikels/Nuus/BLOU-BLIKSEMS
The Nylstroom SAPS descended with a huge horde and amidst loud cheering of “Today we are going to arrest a Boer’… on the farm of Jan du Preez and arrested the entire family – Jan, wife Frances and four children, Anton, 30, Yolandi, 27, Tanya 23, and Werner, 21. The SAPS had no arrest warrants and beat up the bewildered father so badly that he had to be rushed to Pretoria for emergency surgery.
What evil did this family commit to deserve this? asked Sondag’s journalist; “ Nothing. That was the court’s decision this week after viewing a video-recording showing how the SAPS bullies descended on the Du Preez family, and bashed Yolandi and Frances around. The charge sheet contained 30 charges – all pure thumb-suck, ruled the court. The court also ruled that this family was as harmless as ginger-bread.”
One cannot say the same thing about the SAPS. Amongst others, the court in Nylstroom heard that the SAPS threatened the family with rape, threatened that they would be shot dead, and committed purjory in a court of law just to frame this family for non-existent crimes. Fortunately, this animal-behaviour by these cops was recorded on a neighbour’s video camera. That’s why the court ruled in favour of the family and discharged them.
While the family was being bashed about and attempts were made to load them into police vans, one detective surnamed Nienaber casually strolled up to Jan Du Preez and told him that ‘the easiest way out would be to cooperate with your family and get into the police vans.’ When Du Preez asked him why they were being arrested, Nienaber shrugged: “I don’t kn ow what the story is all about…’ Sondag journalist Liebenberg approached SAPS superintendent Mayila for comment and he claimed that he had ‘dispatched one sergeant who had bought the family cool-drinks at the police station…’
However the facts as recorded on the video – which we are still trying to obtain a copy of – are different: it showed Mayila shouting to the large police force on the farm: “I order you to shot dead anyone who resists…”