October 25, 2018
It’s funny how you never hear much about South Africa from the celebrities who were virulently anti-apartheid during the 1980s.
Peter Gabriel, Ringo Starr, Bob Geldof, Bono, Daryl Hannah, Keith Richards… c’mon guys, don’t you have something nice to say about the wonderful rainbow nation you helped create?
‘Tonight you’ll look on as we rape your girlfriend’, this is what six attackers told Albert John early on Saturday morning.
John (23) and his girlfriend, Nanna Viviers (25), were attacked in their Baillie Park home around 02:30 Saturday morning by six black men armed with pipe wrenches, knifes and firearms. This on the day that Nanna turned 25.
Jacques Viviers, Nanna’s father and a farmer from Ventersdorp said that Nanna awoke when the couple’s little dog started barking. The six men were already standing around their bed by that time.
The men grabbed and held the couple, Nanna tried to calm the situation down, but the attackers proceeded to attack them with the pipe wrenches, Viviers said.
“They threw Albert back onto the bed and said: ‘Tonight you’ll look on as we rape your girlfriend.’”
The men spoke Afrikaans, English and Tswana.
“Nanna started to struggle, suddenly broke free and activated a panic button”, said Viviers.
The men then grabbed two cellular phones and John’s wallet before fleeing. Neighbours heard Nanna’s screams and the Security team responded on the panic button.
John and Nanna were both admitted to Mediclinic Potchefstroom but Nanna were transferred to Netcare Unitas hospital in Pretoria on Saturday.