A farm attack took place on 05 August 2020 around 1:30 am at Dendron in the Limpopo province of South Africa. Three armed terrorists gained entry to the home of the Joubert family, assaulted Chris Joubert (62) tied him to a chair with wire, then shot his wife Leonise Joubert (61) and raped her. The farmer’s mother Betsie Joubert (98) was assaulted and a gun shoved into her mouth. She defiantly dared the attackers to shoot her. This is our tribute to the bravest of the brave – the South African women that are falling victim to a country at war.
A heinous and barbaric practice of these terrorists is to rape, torture, and murder their victims. Even more shameful for the country is the South African Police Services that record these attacks as mere robberies, as if they can still hide the systematic genocide in South Africa from the rest of the world.
In 2008 the UN Security Council adopted resolution 1820, which noted that “rape and other forms of sexual violence can constitute war crimes, crimes against humanity or a constitutive act with respect to genocidE” – Click here to View resolution
Community in solidarity with the Joubert Family
Hundreds of farmers joined the convoy to Soekmekaar in the Limpopo Province to protest and show their support.
They carried posters with slogans of “Stop farm attacks”, “Gatvol”, Afrikaans for Fed Up, and “Farmers Lives Matter”.
A big crowd gathered at the first court appearance of the suspects on Friday 07 August 2020. The two men appeared in Morebeng Magistrate’s Court on charges of attempted murder, rape, armed robbery, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition and possession of stolen goods.
Only the bravest of the brave can survive in South Africa
Recovering in hospital Leonise Joubert gave permission to the media to identify her because she wanted to spread “a message of hope”.
She said what happened to her and her husband, Chris would not break their spirits.
There is a legend in South Africa about the tenacity, toughness, and resolve of the Boer women who crossed the Drakensberg mountains with ox-wagons during the Big Trek in 1836.
These traits seem to still run deep in the veins and the spirit of the “Boer Women” today.
We salute you, ladies, on Womensday 10 August 2020
Arrests made for the Attack
Limpopo police spokesperson Brig. Motlafela Mojapelo said one of the three men involved in the attack died at a hospital in Polokwane after being wounded in a shoot-out with police. The remaining two attackers appeared in court and proceedings were postponed for a week, in order for the defense to prepare its case.
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