Afrikaans singer Piet Botha's home burgled

2012-11-05 09:08
Johannesburg - Burglars broke into the Pretoria north home of Afrikaans singer Piet Botha over the weekend while he and his family were asleep, according to a report on Monday.

Botha, son of former minister of foreign affairs Pik Botha, had just returned from a concert in Rustenburg and fallen asleep when his wife Vivian woke him up to tell him something was amiss, Beeld reported.

Thieves had broken a door, bent back burglar bars and made off with Botha's cellphone, wallet and a camera.

His father Pik, who lives on the same premises, said on Sunday he was grateful that nobody got hurt, but that "what happened here is dwarfed by the pain and suffering that thousands of other South Africans have to go through because of murder and robbery".


  • Tony - 2012-11-05 09:27

    Poor guy! This has happened to me 3 times!

  • tumisang.kolobe - 2012-11-05 09:46

    Pik Botha?enough said......crime has been a success story in people sharing in the economy, no one got injured so this sharing in the economy of the country, they shared by music system and cellphone the other day

      JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-05 10:17

      So many words, yet niks sense

  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-11-05 10:21

    I was a victim myself three weeks ago, and was discouraged from opening a case with the cops. I lost very sentimental things to me and would have rather lost their Rand value. We're just a statistic. Good old SA

  • sihleh.mthethwa - 2012-11-05 10:22

    I don't mean to sound insensitive, but if this had happened to an ordinary South African it wouldn't have made the news. I have had 3 break in at my house while at work. The guy was caught on the last break by the ADT Unit and handed over to the cops but was released a few days later. The same guy was caught again a few weeks later breaking into another house in the neighbourhood and was also released. Just shows you that the justice system in SA is screwed.

  • riana.bruynslombard - 2012-11-05 11:18

    Broken into our Pretoria home twice already in 7 months. Second one was armed. Luckily my domestic was unscathed. Hate living in constant fear... I choose not to, but how long before I'm held at gunpoint and worse???

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