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Crime News: Why did he have to die so cruelly?

The family of Afrikaans singer, Wynand Breedt, are struggling to comprehend how someone was able to shoot him in cold blood at his farm outside Worcester last week.

His mother, Beulah Breedt, and sisters, Lynette Brown and Christelle Human, told News24 that they were a very close family and there was now a void.

It’s a struggle every day to try to understand why Wynand had to die so cruelly,” said Human.

“There are no words that can describe how hurt we are. He was very special to us and always will be. He was and always will be a ‘celeb’ in our eyes.”

Breedt, 45, was found with a gunshot wound to his chest at his farm around 22:30 on Friday evening.

While the details are still being established, according to Thomas van Dalen, AfriForum’s head of community safety in the Western Cape, nothing was taken from the property.

He said last week that it was believed that Breedt and his partner, John Sinclaire, had been out, and Breedt was shot allegedly by an unknown attacker when they arrived back at the farm in the evening.

The motive for the killing has not yet been established.

Worcester police spokesperson Captain Tobela Dyasi said no one had been arrested yet.

Provincial police indicated that the Serious and Violent Crime Detective unit was still investigating and further details could not be disclosed at this stage.

Friend Tony de Klerk described Breedt as “an incredibly loving, funny person”.

“I think Wynand brought not only music into everyone’s lives, but great care and warmth to everyone that knew him,” he said.

“His enthusiasm and love for his life was shared with everyone he knew.”

André van Deventer, who met Breedt at one of his concerts, said he was a beautiful person.

“I believe especially Afrikaans music has lost one of the best,” he said on Wednesday.

Breedt ran a music academy and offered lessons in singing, music theory, guitar, keyboard and recorder.

“What I will always remember about him is his love for children, both big and small,” said Van Deventer.

“He had endless patience with them. And he also loved animals. It is actually through my guide dog that we met at a concert of [his].”

Breedt’s family thanked everyone for their messages and support.

Source: News24

Picture Credit: News24


This afternoon Fox Tactical and Reaction members responded to reports of suspects trying to flee the mall after stealing from a shop inside the mall. The one suspect jumped over the perimeter fence trying to escape. Tactical members were on scene within seconds and apprehended all suspects outside the mall with stolen goods.

Well done to all members involved.

Thank you to Quatro mall Security that assisted on scene.

The suspects were handed over to Mondeor SAPS.



This afternoon we got an Alert of a suspicious vehicle that entered the area that is potentially involved in theft of motor vehicles in numerous areas.

Multiple units comprising of Fox Security Reaction and Tactical unit, Glenvista CPF members and Mondeor SAPS Crime Prevention units were placed on high alert. The vehicle was spotted scouting vehicles at the shoppong centres. SAPS was notified of the vehicles location. The suspects noticed the members monitoring them and tried to flee.

A high speed chase ensued where the vehicle lost control in Walsingham street.

All 3 suspects were arrested on scene.
False numberplates, a Jammer device, vehicle computer Boxes and keys, vehicle breaking impliments were all found in the vehicle.

Well done to all units for the swift reaction and getting these Criminals out of the area..

A special well done to Mondeor SAPS Crime Prevention Units and Glenvista Cpf.

Together taking back the streets of the South.


Ex-Ekurhuleni top cop faces life behind bars for raping children


A sex pest, former Ekurhuleni metro police superintendent found guilty of raping two Soweto schoolgirls faces the prospect of being slapped with one of the worst jail terms for gender-based violations (GBV).

The “monster cop” who preyed on young girls cut a lone figure in court on Monday when proceedings for the handing down of sentence were postponed to next month.

Adam Cummings, 54, faces the possibility of being handed life imprisonment, as per the prescribed minimum sentence in child rapes. And so also does his co-accused, Johanna Maregele, a 22-year-old woman Cummings paid to lure and kidnap young girls for him.

Just last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa called for GBV perpetrators to get stiff sentences to contain the prevailing war on women and children.

The sex predator pair was found guilty in May last year in the South Gauteng High Court in Joburg. Their sentencing proceedings were due to continue yesterday.

But apparent logistic failures, which included the absence of Maregele in court, forced the State to request a postponement.

The two girls whom Cummings was found guilty of raping were nine and 15-years old.

The nine-year-old was lured by Maregele in Moroka, Soweto. Cummings bought food for the child and, together with Maregele, drove her to a secluded area.

Cummings raped her there, while Maregele assisted him. After her ordeal, the child was given R50 as an attempt to bribe her into silence.

Despite being threatened with murder, the child told her mother about the crime.

The 15-year-old was raped by Cummings on two occasions: both incidents happened in a secluded veld in Soweto.

Cummings claimed that she was his girlfriend and that he had consensual sex with her.

But the child emerged as a reliable witness before Judge Mokgoatlheng. She testified that Cummings raped her twice.

Judge Mokgoatlheng found Cummings guilty on three counts of rape, as well as a charge of human trafficking. Two counts were for raping the 15-year-old on two occasions, and another for raping the nine-year-old.

Maregele was found guilty of being an accomplice in the rape of the nine-year-old, and on two counts of the sexual exploitation of children and human trafficking.


Source: IOL

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