Stories of Self-defense – International Edition

How would you respond to 3 uninvited guests entering your home first thing in the morning? Durban home owner shoots two home invaders dead, critically wounds a third.

A Westville home owner has shot dead two home robbers and wounded a third after a gunfight with the suspects early on Wednesday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 7am in Grace Avenue when four robbers allegedly stormed the man’s home.

The investigation is ongoing, but it appears that a fourth guy was able to get away.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

Hackers Disrupt City Services – South African Edition

Hackers continue their attacks on government entities. Ransomware Attack Shuts Down City of Johannesburg’s Systems.

The City of Johannesburg municipality shut down the website, its e-services platform, and the billing system (SAP ISU and CRM) following a ransomware attack that also led to unauthorized information access according to a ransom note.

As I write this (Sunday, 9 PM Eastern) the City of Joburg’s Twitter account still has a pinned tweet announcing the disruption. The investigation was to take 24 hours, but it sounds like they intend to, and are able to, restore from backups.

In an update published on the municipality’s Twitter account, the City of Johannesburg says that critical systems are in the process of being restored and that the call center, the website, and e-services platforms remain offline for the time being.

However, EFT and 3rd party payment services can be used for municipal account payments and customers are advised to postpone visits to regional service centers.

Actually it isn’t clear if they aren’t paying the ransom (4 bitcoin) out of principle, or because they hackers didn’t provide enough info.

But then there have been a number of hacks that are wipers, masquerading as ransomware.

Armed Self-defense: South African Edition

Another failure of the victim selection process. Suspect shot after Algoa Park homeowner turns tables on armed robbers.

A woman was about to drive her daughter to school, when three miscreants force her back into her home, where they confronted her husband. They stole some jewelry.

“The complainant managed to gain access to his firearm and fired shots at the suspects wounding one in his abdomen.”

Col Nadu said that one suspect fired back at the complainant while dragging their accomplice outside.

Also, under the heading, No honor among thieves, the two abandoned their wounded comrade in the front yard, where cops found him and took him to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Armed Self-defense: South African Edition

You could also say, “Don’t bring a random piece of wood to a gunfight.” NEWSFLASH: East homeowner guns down suspected intruder.

“The homeowner had just arrived home with his fiancé and 13-year-old daughter when he noticed that one of the windows in his room was broken. Soon afterwards, he heard his daughter screaming upstairs,” he said.

So he did what any legally armed father would do, he grabbed a gun and ran for the stairs. He met the guy coming down, and a fight ensued. The would-be bad-guy grabbed a piece of wood, and the father shot him.

Mbatsane said the suspect tried to escape but succumbed to his injuries in the main bedroom of the house.

The investigation continues. Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Armed Self-defense – South Africa Edition

And you could file this under “A failure of the victim-selection process.” Two alleged house robbers shot and killed by Kensington homeowner.

Two guys are trying to break into an occupied house.

The homeowner ran upstairs and got his firearm. He then fired several shots at the men who were trying to gain access to the house.

Both would-be bad-guys were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were apparently armed.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Armed Self-defense: International Edition

How would you respond to 4 intruders in your home in the middle of the night? Suspect killed as Bryanston resident shoots at four home invaders.

[Police spokesperson Col Lungelo] Dlamini said, according to information provided to the police, “The owner of the house woke up and saw four suspects who were already inside the house. One of the suspects shot at him and he returned fire with his licensed firearm. He fired several shots and one of the suspects was fatally shot while three others managed to escape.”

Bryanston, Gauteng is an affluent residential suburb of Sandton, South Africa.

So how would this have ended better if the law-abiding-citizen had been disarmed? Self-defense is a Human-right.

“Expropriation Without Compensation” is Theft

South Africa is just about set to steal land from white farmers because whites are not allowed in SA anymore. (Almost) South Africa white farmers crisis: This IMPORTANT date could change South Africa FOREVER.

There is no voice of reason. One guy is worried it will stop foreign investment. (Really? Just because you steal things that have been in another’s possession for generations, you think people might be turned off by that?)

“I’m not against it. But if we do not handle it with great care it is certain to deter foreign investment.

“If I was a foreign investor and asked to invest in a country where there is expropriation without compensation, I wouldn’t go there unless I needed my head read.”

And “unexpectedly” the completely expected result is that agricultural production has slumped.

Statistics South Africa said agriculture production fell by 29.2 per cent in the second quarter, following a 33.6 per cent slump in the first quarter.

It said this was largely driven by a decline in crop production and continued drought conditions in Western Cape.

They try to blame the drought, but the “decline in crop production” is a result of people getting out of dodge, or just not investing the cost of seed and fertilizer in land they might not own when harvest comes along.

No Honor Among Thieves

When things didn’t work out as planned, he was just left to die. WARNING, explicit footage: Robber shot and killed, abandoned by accomplice.

This isn’t the first self-defense story I’ve covered from South Africa.

Police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubela said two suspects targeted a house Brixton where they tied up a homeowner and stole valuables and appliances.

The homeowner, more than 50 years old, managed to free himself from the ropes during the robbery and get his gun. The suspects were about to flee when the homeowner opened fire on the culprits. They returned fire.

The dead guy was found in the abandoned car a short distance away.

“There’s not much left of them.”

Poetic Justice, Mother Nature style. Or something to that effect. Lions eat ‘rhino poachers’ on South African game reserve

At least two suspected rhino poachers have been mauled to death and eaten by lions on a South African game reserve, officials say.

Rangers discovered the remains of two, possibly three, people in a lion enclosure in the Sibuya reserve, near the south-east town of Kenton-on-Sea.

Karma’s a bitch.

Armed Self-defense – South African Edition

They likely thought it would be easy to rob a 72-year-old woman. They were wrong. Elderly woman kills ‘home invader’ in shootout with gang

It was described as a “gang of home invaders.” They traded fire with the homeowner, who was also shot.

“On arrival they found that a 72-year-old woman‚ the homeowner‚ had been shot. She was in a critical condition and required urgent attention from advanced life support paramedics before she was transported to an area hospital‚” Jamieson said.

“One man, an alleged intruder, was declared dead at the scene.”

One guy who was injured, was taken to hospital under police guard, and a 3rd guy, who police believe is connect to the home invasion, was arrested later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in South Africa

South Africa also has a healthy respect for self-defense. Suspected robber critical after attempted break-in | The Mercury

ER24 spokesperson Annine Siddall said in a statement on Saturday that the man, believed to be 18 years old, is in a critical condition after it was believed he had been shot by a homeowner in Acaciavale in Ladysmith on Friday night.

She said: “At approximately 9pm, ER24 and other emergency services arrived at the scene, (where) they found the man with a gunshot wound to his jaw.

Note: I’m not 100% sure, but ER24 is a private company in South Africa that handles emergency response via a cellphone app. It seems to be a service that is in addition to services provided by the government

The would-be miscreant was transported to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right. No reporting on how much of a legal quagmire the homeowner is in as a result of this incident.

Self-defense: South African Edition

Self-defense is not just an American thing. La Lucia resident shoots armed attacker | Northglen News

So a guy hears a noise, goes to investigate, and finds 2 miscreants breaking into his house through a bathroom window. When they realize he’s there they take off.

“However, the resident drove after them and attempted to apprehend the suspects. He cornered them at the Davallen, Braemar intersection and pulled out his firearm. One of the suspects, armed with a knife approached him. Fearing for his life, he fired a warning shot and when that didn’t work on the advancing attacker, he shot the suspect in the leg,” he said.

The guy who got shot will be charged with “housebreaking.” The 2nd guy ran like a rabbit, and police are still looking for him.

Self-defense is a human-right.

“Luckily the homeowner also had a firearm to defend himself and his family.”

Self-defense: South African Editition NEWSFLASH: Suspected robber shot dead in Faerie Glen | Rekord East

A couple of armed miscreants jump a fence.

“The people living in the house were taken by surprise by apparently two armed men. They were [grilling] outside when the suspects jumped over the fence,” said [Riaan] Volschenk [from GCS Security]

(Editor’s note. I don’t usually edit quotes except to better identify folks I’m quoting, but I figure most people wouldn’t know braaiing means grilling meat. For more context, GCS Security is private, armed-response in the Pretoria, South Africa region. Z-Deb)

A 28-year-old in the home was shot in the arm, and transported to a local hospital.

The quote in the title to this post is also from the GCS Security guy, Volschenk. GCS was first on the scene.

The rest of the investigation has to wait on police.

Armed Self-defense: International Edition

Armed self-defense in Cape Town, South Africa. Armed robbers flee after would-be victim defends himself | IOL

“Men entered the property trying to rob it. It ended in a shootout between gunmen and the homeowner,” [Schaapkraal Safety Forum chairperson, Redaa Ameeroedien] explains.

The would-be robbers fled when the intended-target opened fire. The business man was shot in the leg, his employee was shot in the foot.

Police are still looking for the 5 people involved, two of whom were apparently shot during their attack.

Police spokesperson, Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, confirmed the incident and is asking anyone with information to step forward.

“This office can confirm that a case of attempted murder and attempted house robbery are under investigation,” she says

Lion Attack – The Windows Were Supposed to be Closed

Don't be stupidHer window wasn’t closed and she didn’t close it as the lioness approached. The “rules” indicate the windows are supposed to remain closed. (Common sense would indicate that too.) U.S. tourist was photographing lions just before fatal attack, park says – The Washington Post.

“According to witnesses a lioness then began slowly walking towards the vehicle” where the tourist was sitting in the passenger’s seat, La Cock said. “The lady was taking pictures of this lion which then stopped about a meter or two away from the vehicle. Witnesses state that the lady still had her window fully open at this point when the lion lunged towards the car.

“It then bit the lady through the open window.”

Sure, this is a tragedy. But if a lion is approaching you, you should close the damn window.

Just sayin’.

Visitors are handed a leaflet “explaining that it is imperative that windows and doors are kept locked and closed at all times” before entering the first lion enclosure, La Cock said. “Lions are predators and these animals should be handled and treated with great respect.”