by louisecockeran 23 Feb 2012

Our community had sad news on Monday morning, one of our neighbour farmers (about 10km) away from us were shot dead and his wife are in hospital.Please pray for the family. Hugs Louise


by mary51 24 Feb 2012

So sorry for this news, it happened not too far from you!!!!

by pennifold 24 Feb 2012

Dear Louise, this is so sad to read. I do pray for all the farmers where you are living and I also pray that this sort of trauma will not happen to you. Love and blessings Chris

by bumblebee 24 Feb 2012

Dreadful news. My heart goes out to you. May the lord keep you safe. Prayers for your community.
Linda aka Bumblebee

by airyfairy 24 Feb 2012

Louise, I am so terribly sorry to hear again of another killing here in SA. I know that you are also on a farm. My thoughts are with you - stay safe. Hugs Sarah (Knysna)

by capoodle 23 Feb 2012

Sorry the family and community has to go through this tragedy. It's sad when you don't feel safe in your home and on your land. Prayers that the wife will recover.

by sqdancer 23 Feb 2012

A very disturbing and sad world that we live in today. So very sorry Louise to hear this, prayers go out to the family ...I hate to even read the newspaper or listen to the news as it is so often this type of news that we are hearing...Hugs Glenda x0x0x0

by shilly 23 Feb 2012

Will pray for them;so heartwrenching...

by jrob Moderator 23 Feb 2012

It's so sad when people think they have to resort to violence. My prayers are with the family and also your community.;)

by olly 23 Feb 2012

Are you in South Africa? Sounds like something that would happen there.

airyfairy by airyfairy 24 Feb 2012

Yes Coral, like me Louise lives in SA. Our news papers do not even bother to print these stories any more as it is almost an every day occurrence with farm owners.

olly by olly 24 Feb 2012

I remember. Things that get headline news here in Australia do not even get a mention in SA. My sister was taken at gunpoint from a shopping centre and raped.. No mention of it even in the locals. People just say "you are lucky you were ONLY raped. Oh, I could write a book about the crime that has affected just MY family - and I am sure that EVERY family is affected - some of us more than once!

airyfairy by airyfairy 24 Feb 2012

Was this in SA? Surely not in Aus.

louisecockeran by louisecockeran 24 Feb 2012

Yes I am in South Africa, but still the most beautiful Country to me. Hugs Louise

olly by olly 24 Feb 2012

Yes, it was in South Africa. My family has been affected by rape, two highjackings, armed assault, waking to people in the house - and some crimes committed BY police.

by shirlener88 23 Feb 2012

Heartbreaking - praying for family & friends.