Callous murder of innocent bystander

My eldest son Yannique ST Laurant Phillips (ID No. 801218 5124 08 5) was callously murdered and the matter reported to the South African Police Service, Delft.

What followed makes a complete mockery of our criminal justice system, the greed of politicians and the manifest incompetence of the SAPS. Eight years on I am no where to closure to my son's brutal murder and will not let this matter rest until his murderer is brought to justice. He walks the streets freely, confident in the knowledge that his rights far outweigh my rights as a victim of crime notwithstanding the adoption of a Service Charter for victims of crime in South Africa.

Rest in Peace Yannique I will not rest until he his brought before a competent court and made to pay for his crime against humanity. Notwithstanding President's Zuma's assurances, the DA's Helen Zille on taking office that she will provide me with assistance, several letters to the South African Police hierarchy and in desperation, I sought the intervention of MEC Lennit Max, we are nowhere closer to solving this callous and brutal murder.

So much for Cele's claims about the security situation in this country; tourists to this country be warned, as a victim of crime, I want to warn you that the chances of a successful prosecution are almost nil. 

Report ID: 104
Crime Category: Murder
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: Bellville
Suburb: Belhar
Address: Ext 23 Belhar
Crime Date/Time: 7 May 2002, 00:05 AM
Reported By: Username104
Reported Date: 31 Jan 2010, 09:01 AM
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  • Unknown 2 Feb 2010, 11:43 AM

    I am an ex-"apartheid detective".I used to be stationed at Stellenbosch. Nowadays i make a living as a private detective in Gauteng. Must say, i am ashamed of the police performance. We used to work many hours overtime to solve a case. We never received or asked for overtime payment. We were disiplined and proud to be a member of the SAP. More and more people turn to us, private investigators for help. The problem is that not everybody can afford us! To investigate crime is costly but the state should supply this service with our tax money! In meantime the private sector fills that gap. Wrong!

  • Unknown 1 Feb 2010, 12:40 PM

    My deepest wish Vincent, is that you succeed in your "fight" to find the truth about the murder of your son Yannique ...

  • Unknown 1 Feb 2010, 08:55 AM

    Vincent: I agree with you 100%, the prisons are all ready way to full so they must bring back the death penalty! An eye for an eye!!

  • Unknown 1 Feb 2010, 08:49 AM

    Having written what I did on the callous and brutal murder of my eldest son, I can say with confidence that notwithstanding the evils of the apartheid state, we were assured of competency in almost every sphere of government, with rapists, murderers and other scum were treated in accordance with the heinous nature of their crimes. Today we are burdened with a liberal constitution that defies all biblical logic and embraces death of an innocent life under the guise of abortion, which in itself is an abomination, thus creating a culture of disrespect for the sanctity of life with criminals assured of a justice system that is for all intents and purposes in a permanent state of dysfunctional, paralyzed by the power of trade unions and a government held to ransom by communists whose ideology died with the demise of the USSR. We need a return to respect for law and order and a referendum in respect of the death penalty for crimes against humanity and women and children and a return to the sanctity of the institution of marriage.

  • Unknown 1 Feb 2010, 08:29 AM

    And this is exactly why I created this website so that people can be more aware of the crime here in South Africa! Very few crime reports do actually reach the media and no one will ever know about it.......

  • Unknown 31 Jan 2010, 10:15 AM

    Crime is so rampant in this country that people are nowadays too scared to venture to the corner shop for fear of being shot and killed. It is an abomination to say the least!

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