The chilling words of Laura du Plessis (45) while she looked at her hands with the dried blood of her husband who was murdered in their house last night, on a smallholding at Vaalbank near Bonkhorstspruit, South Africa.
Less than 12 hours earlier she was asleep next to her husband Roelof (46).
Then 5 black armed terrorists entered their house.
They went to their son Riaan's room, assaulted him, threatened him with a firearm, and demanded to know who else is in the house. They then took him to the living room.
Roelof woke up from the noise and went to see what is going on. He then bunped into the terrorists. Laura also woke up and rushed out of the room armed with a flashlight. When Roelof saw one of the men was heading for her, he started fighting with him. They then started shooting.
Laura went to hide in the en suite bathroom and telephoned for help.
In the meantime Riaan managed to escape and ran to the neighbours for help.
Roelof called her when the attackers have left. She tried to help him and to stop the bleeding, but she couldn't do anything. She then went to get the car, but Roelof couldn't even get up from the floor. He died shortly after that.
Apart from Roelof's life, the terrorists took nothing else.
Sunette Bridges posted the following list on Facebook:
Another month, another list... so many people's live destroyed and still the world is in denial! Sx
JUNE ATTACKS… 27 Days, 48 Attacks, 94 Victims, 13 Murdered, 2 Raped, 15 Farm Attacks.
*1 June 2013: Frankfort – Free State: A woman was attacked, assaulted and raped in her home in Reenen Street by 2 Black men.
*1 June 2013: Westville, Natal: Freddie Lewis, his wife and 2 daughters were attacked in their home by 6 Black men. Freddie was shot 3 times but managed to get the attackers out of his house. He is currently in hospital.
*1 June 2013: Bloemfontein, Free State: Laure Amicke was attacked near the Waterfront by 2 Black men. She was robbed and stabbed in her back and suffered damage to her lung.
*1 June 2013: Durban, Natal: A young man named Trevor was highjacked and beaten over the head with a panga. The attackers stole is cellphone and wallet and left him in the car for dead. He is currently in a critical condition in Glenwood Hospital.
*1 June 2013: Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng: A 54-year-old man, his wife and 28-year-old son were attacked in their home in George Grey Street by 3 Black men. The man was shot and his son beaten over the head with a metal object. The wife sustained no injuries but was also admitted to hospital and treated for severe shock.
*1 June 2013: Sun Valley, Gauteng: A group of friends were attacked in the home of their host in Stirrup Road by 2 Black men while having a braai. One of the guests was shot and is currently in Sunninghill hospital. The others were tied up, beaten and robbed of their cellphones.
*1 June 2013: Fochville, Gauteng: Albert van Emmenis, an elderly farmer, was attacked by 8 black men on his farm. He was beaten over the head with a metal rod and suffered a broken arm. Only a cellphone was stolen. His wife discovered him in the house.
*3 June 2013: Queenstown, Eastern Cape: Dudley Buss (67) was murdered on his farm and stuffed into a freezer. One of his attackers has been arrested. He was found in an informal settlement nearby.
*3 June 2013: Boksburg, Gauteng: Michael Zafiris (42) was higjacked and murdered. His body was found in the veld in Blesbokspruit in Springs.
*3 June 2013: Brits, Northwest: Elderly farmer, Gert Fourie and his wife, Elsa, were attacked on their farm, Magalieskruin by 3 black men. They were severely beaten and Gert suffered head injuries inflicted with a metal object.
*4 June 2013: Pretoria, Gauteng: A family was attacked on Plot 40 Wattle Street, Swasina Park, at 5am by 3 Black men. They were tied up, beaten and their car was stolen.
*5 June 2013: Brits, Northwest: Baby Jordaan (79) was attacked and beaten in her home in Bokkiepark by 2 Black men.
*5 June 2013: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga: A 70-year-old farmer was attacked in his home. He is badly bruised but managed to keep his cellphone hidden from his attackers and while they were busy elsewhere in his house, me managed to call for help. The attackers fled when they heard the vehicles approaching.
*5 June 2013: Rivonia, Gauteng: A family of 4 were attacked in their home by 3 Black men. The woman went outside to put out the trash when the men attacked. She ran into the house and the attackers followed. They shot the father in front of his wife and children and fled. The man died on arrival at the hospital.
*6 June 2013: George, Western Cape: Jan Barendse (73) was attacked in his home and stabbed 5 times. He was discovered in a pool of blood in front of his bathroom. He is in a critical condition in George Mediclinic.
*6 June 2013: Springbok, Northern Cape: A 73-year-old woman was attacked and raped in her home.
*6 June 2013: Centurion, Gauteng: Hanu Krause was attacked by Black men. He was stabbed and beaten and is currently in the Unitas Hospital. He suffered a concussion and several stab wounds.
*6 June 2013: Brakpan, Gauteng: Martie de Beer (39) was attacked by 4 black men in front of her home at 5.30am when leaving for work. She was badly beaten and her can was stolen.
*6 June 2013: Richmond, Northern Cape: Piet Schrooder (70) was attacked on his farm by 3 Black men. He was stabbed but survived. This was the 3rd attack on him.
*7 June 2013: Natal: The body of Mr. Koen, who went missing a couple of days ago, was found this morning. He was murdered. (Still awaiting more detail.)
*8 June 2013: Panbult, Mpumalanga: Bernie van Zyl wat attacked on his farm. His attackers repeatedly hit him on the head with a gun. He was found unconscious by his wife when she returned home.
*8 June 2013: Lichtenburg, Northwest: Regard Hansen was attacked on his farm and severely injured. He is currently in hospital.
*8 June 2013: Welkom , Free State: Marie Ripley (82) was attacked in her home by 3 black men. She was strangled, beaten and a sheet was stuffed down her throat. They stole her money and jewelry.
*8 June 2013: Pretoria, Gauteng: A family was attacked in Birdflower Street on their Kameeldrift West smallholding by 5 Black men. They were beaten, tied up and held hostage for 4 hours before they were robbed.
*8 June 2013: Gravelotte, Limpopo: Melinda Lee Bam (30) was shot to death in her bed when 3 black men gained entry to their chalet on the Bonlati Game Farm. Her partner, Francois Visagie (30) was shot 3 times, but survived. The 4 children that accompanied them, locked themselves in a room during the attack. The murderers stole a cellphone, a bit of cash and a loaf of bread.
*9 June 2013: Ladybrand, Free State: Meril Luck (59) was attacked by 2 Black men at the nursery. One of the attackers beat her up badly, demanding money, when another stood guard. She managed to call for help while 1 of her attackers was trying to open the safe.
*10 June 2013: Hole in the Wall, Eastern Cape: Michael Quin (52) was murdered in his brother’s house where he was staying while doing work in the Transkei.
*11 June 2013: Malelane, Mpumalanga: Noël McSeveney (57) and his wife, Alta, were ambushed when arriving at their farm by 2 Black men. Noël was shot and his wife brutally attacked and beaten over the head. They are both currently in hospital.
*12 June 2013: Carletonville, Gauteng: Drienie Nortje (68) was attacked in her home in the early hours of the morning by 2 black men. She was beaten over the head with a wrench. She managed to escape and lock herself in her bedroom and call for help. She is currently in hospital.
*12 June 2013: Cape Town, Western Cape: Luis de Faria (42) was higjacked and then thrown off a 15 meter high bridge onto the N1 highway. He died on the scene.
*13 June 2013: Birch Acres, Gauteng: An elderly couple was attacked in their home by 3 black men. The 70-year-old man was repeatedly stabbed, they were tied up and robbed.
*13 June 2013: Kloof, Natal: Kerry Savin was attacked at her home when she went outside to get the mail. Her attacker stabbed her 12 times with a knife and fled without taking anything.
*15 June 2013: Hofmeyr, Eastern Cape: Louis Traut, (80) his wife and 2 daughters were attacked on the farm Doornkop by 3 black men. They stabbed Louis to death. His wife and daughters were also injured but survived. They fled with weapons, cash and a cellphone.
*16 June 2013: Olifantshoek, Northern Cape: Herman van der Schyff (34) was attacked by black men while on security duty at an abattoir. They tied him up and stabbed him to death. They fled with his cellphone and wallet.
*16 June 2013: Rustenburg, Northwest: Le Roux Minnaar and a friend were attaked near “At se Gat” by 3 Black men. They were tied up, beaten and robbed of their Cellphones and cash. The armed attackers shot at them, but missed.
*17 June 2013: Westville, Natal: Basil Miller (68) and his wife Bea (66) were attacked in their home by 5 armed black men. They were tortured, kicked and beaten for 2 hours before the gang fled with their car and goods stolen from their home.
*18 June 2013: East Londen, Eastern Cape: Eugene Preston (70) was attacked at 6am while getting in his car in St James Road. He suffered serious head injuries and a broken arm. Nothing was stolen. He died of his injuries in hospital.
*19 June 2013: Zeerust, Northwest: Tom en Irene Kirstein were attacked on their farm by a group of Black men. They were brutally assaulted and robbed.
*19 June 2013: Johannesburg, Gauteng: Johannesburg Business man, Jeffery Wiggill (59) was highjacked and murdered. His body was dumped in Soweto next to his vehicle. Only his cellphone and wallet were stolen.
*20 June 2013: Naboomspruit, Limpopo: 3 Black men attacked the Plank-family on their farm. They were tied up and assaulted. The attackers fled when help arrived.
*20 June 2013: Schoemanskloof, Mpumalanga: Schalk Blom was attacked on his farm by 6 Black men. He was beaten, tied up and robbed.
*21 June 2013: Johannesburg, Gauteng: Garth du Preez (19) was attacked at a traffic light by a Black man. His car window was shattered and Garth was set alight. He sustained serious burns to his face, neck, torso and hands and is currently in ICU under sedation.
*21 June 2013: Sasolburg, Free State: A group of friends were walking to a restaurant in town when they were attacked by 3 Black men. One of the boys, Barend Nel (19) was stabbed to death. The attackers fled with his cellphone.
*23 June 2013: Pretoria, Gauteng: A group of students were attacked in their commune by a gang of armed black men. One of the students tried to call the police for help. Another one of the students, Wayne (23) defended his friend from an attackers who was assaulting her. He managed to save her from her attacker with his sword but was cut in the process.
*25 June 2013: Waterfall, Natal: Pauline Kleve (73) was attacked in her home by a gang of black men. They poisoned both her dogs, assaulted her and fled in her car. Pauline was widowed shortly before this incident and the attackers took off with her husband’s ashes because they thought the fase was valualble.
*26 June 2013: Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng: Roelof du Plessis (51), his wife Laura and their 19-year-old Son were attacked on their smallholding by a gang of Black men. They gained entry to the Son’s bedroom and started assaulting him. His parents woke from the commotion and found him in the living room where he was being assaulted. The attackers shot Roelof several times and fled. He died on the scene. Nothing was stolen.
*27 June 2013: Rustenburg, Northwest: Elderly couple, Dawie (still awaiting surname) and his wife were attacked on their farm by 2 Black men. They were beaten and dragged around the house. They managed to alert the Community Police. Chris Lombard from the CPF arrived and was stabbed with a knife. He managed to shoot 1 of the attackers.
*27 Junie 2013: Cookhouse, Eastern Cape: Frank du Plessis and his wife, Betsy, were attacked on their farm by 2 Black men. Betsy was assaulted and Frank was stabbed to death.