Saturday, November 8, 2008
Black cop in Johannesburg - "It's time you whites packed your bags and fucked off."
With these words a black police inspector from Tembisa on the East Rand allegedly scolded the victims of an armed robbery and hijacking attempt in Kempton Park. This officer, whose name is known to Beeld, apparently refused to arrest a black suspect on the scene. He also refused to open a case after Nic Lubbe, 51, from Kempton Park West, his daughter, Antoenet Cronjé, and her two sons, Morné, 11, and Kyle, 3, were assailed by robbers. He ostensibly also refused to allow white members of the Norkem Park police to search the suspects' car and called them "white dogs". Lubbe said he was on his way to drop off his daughter and grandchildren at their house in Terrenure at about 23:00 when he saw a grey Corsa bakkie next to the road in Orange River Street. Suddenly the Corsa bakkie's headlights went on to blind Lubbe. Then it was driven into Lubbe's bakkie from behind. Three armed men jumped off the back and grabbed Cronjé's handbag. Lubbe sped away and later returned to the scene with his wife, Mara, 49, and members of the Norkem Park police office. A black inspector from the Tembisa roadblock task team was already there with one of the suspects (the driver of the Corsa). The other three got away. "The inspector said we were white dogs and he told a white policewoman that he would see to it that she was shot dead in a robbery. Then he cocked his R5 (rifle) in my face and said it was time that we whites packed our bags and fucked off out of the country." An eyewitness apparently heard the inspector's offensive remarks. "I saw how these people were robbed, but he protected the criminal."