About 100 Boer protestors staged a gruesome re-enactment at the Odendaalsrust magistrate’s court showing how two local farm women, Alice Lotter, 77, and her daughter Helen, 57, were tortured to death at their farm in Allenridge near Welkom in the Free State in March 2009. They protested outside the court during the bail applications of Thapelo Hlongwane (21) and Joseph Khumalo (19), two suspects arrested for these gruesome acts.
The intense anger of the Afrikaner-Boer community was shown in the rather gruesome murder re-enactment outside the Odendaalsrust court building, in which they used stuffed dolls and spurting fake blood to re-enact the way these women had been killed (see pictures posted below this article). According to forensic evidence, the mother and daughter had died excruciatingly painful deaths: they were tortured by their murderers’ allegedly stabbing broken glass bottles into their vaginas. The women had also been found with numerous stab wounds and had also been partially torched, according to a police statement. The motive remains vague: nothing of real value seemed to have been stolen.