Family feud spoils Schalk's wedding

2011-12-05 11:28
Marlene Malan
Cape Town - On the eve of Springbok flank Schalk Burger's wedding to Michele de Munck on Saturday, his family was involved in a bitter feud.

The family dispute was so bad that Schalk's uncle, with whom he has a good relationship, did not attend the farm wedding in Welbedacht outside Wellington.

The discord between the Springbok's 56-year-old father Schalk and his brother, Paul, 50, is so severe that Paul obtained an interim protection order against his brother.

Paul did this after Schalk snr apparently flipped a table onto him at a restaurant in Wellington.

This is the third time this year that Schalk snr is in trouble with the law.

'He attacked me physically'

Their sister, Laura White, 53, also joined the fight when she in turn obtained a protection order against Paul. She alleges that Paul threatened her in SMSes.

This led to an outburst three days after the death of their mother, Mavis Laura Burger, 88, on November 15 in a hospital in Paarl.

Paul on Saturday admitted he asked for protection from the police against his older brother after he confronted him on November 18.

"I sat on the porch and drank coffee when he and Myra (Schalk snr's wife) drove past and stopped when they saw me. Schalk got out and said he tried to contact me, but that I ignored him.

"I told him he could not hurt, hit or terrorise me. It was then that he flipped the table onto me. He threw it against my stomach and chest. Other people saw it happen.

"Schalk alleges that he 'gently pushed' the table, but he threw it onto me. He attacked me physically - I feel I should be protected against him. Myra saw it all."

Wellington house

Rapport learned that police officers came running and helped Schalk snr back into his car.

Report on Saturday repeatedly tried to obtain comment from those involved.

According to Paul, the biggest disagreement arose when Schalk wanted to evict him from their mother's Wellington house immediately after her death.

Paul and Laura lived in the house, which belongs to Schalk, up until their mother's death.

Paul, a trademark developer from Wellington, did not attend a memorial service for his mother in Welbedacht last week.

Schalk and Myra are the owners of the wine estate where the wedding was held on Saturday.

Permanent court order

A text from Paul to Schalk jnr, in which Paul informs his nephew about the protection order, says it's a fact that he (Schalk snr) will go to jail if he violates the law: "I should've done it 20 years ago already."

Neither Schalk snr nor his attorney, Chris Faure from Wellington, or his other brother, Johann, 54, responded to Rapport's messages.

The deadline for the protection order is February 8 when Schalk snr has to demonstrate why it should not be made a permanent court order.


  • Steenbra - 2011-12-05 11:58

    Nee man watse nonsens is die...

      Bakke - 2011-12-05 12:34

      Platteland die movie se opvolg

      Go - 2011-12-05 13:33

      LOL - news24, really !! Scraping the bottom of the barrel now .......

      Johncarlos ? Biza - 2011-12-05 13:59

      Lol I kept reading hoping for something worthwhile. Nada.

      Thelma - 2011-12-06 10:09

      No man news24!!!!

  • clivelang1 - 2011-12-05 12:29

    And this is news??? Come on!!!!!

  • Pierre - 2011-12-05 12:41

    I care how?

      jomardl - 2011-12-05 13:57

      You cared enough to comment.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-05 13:22

    Wow News24, nothing else going on that's newsworthy, just this, shame man. Get a real job

      Deon - 2011-12-05 13:41

      They are both Springboks past and present, a bit ruff around the edges. Schalk is a contender for new Bok captain.

      BlousteBlou - 2011-12-05 13:49

      Definitely not the correct candidate for Bok captain, because he himself also get these anger-flurrey's when things do not go his way

      Deon - 2011-12-05 16:10

      I agree Blou, he also forever wants to take a line out instead of poles. It cost his team a few times.

      Martin - 2011-12-05 21:34

      you see what happens when JUJU is quiet!!

  • Fredster - 2011-12-05 13:30

    Jerry Jerry Jerry!!!!

  • richard.hipkin - 2011-12-05 13:31

    You guys better get used to this, with the Info bill being passed this is about the most news worthy stuff you gonna get...

      sorryson3 - 2011-12-05 14:13

      Sorry What was that you said about not tolerating stupid people ??? There's no fool like an old fool !!!

      richard.hipkin - 2011-12-05 14:30

      @sorryson3, huh?? Are you sure you in the right place?

      yolie.Landa - 2011-12-05 14:42

      Spot on PointBlank lol

  • tonybighit - 2011-12-05 13:33

    How can nonsense like this make news. Seriously.

      VaalDonkie - 2011-12-05 14:49

      This isn't news24, it's channel24.

  • Ham - 2011-12-05 13:37

    White trash.

  • Deon - 2011-12-05 13:42

    Elke familie het sy "swart skaap" of 2.

      Phillip - 2011-12-05 21:33

      dalk is hierdie n geval van "swart bok"...

  • Leendert - 2011-12-05 13:52

    Well, at least we now know that this thug's behaviour is genetic. Poor Michele, what made her do this??

      George - 2011-12-05 14:56

      @LeendertYou must be a Blue Bull supporter

      jannie.franzsen - 2011-12-06 10:52

      More like @leendert I hope you can run as fast as you can talk. As Schalk jou vang....

  • Jay - 2011-12-05 14:06

    Wat is met die "skrywer" Marlene Malan verkeerd? Die broer, Paul, het reeds eposse aan haar EN Rapport gestuur om die "storie" ten sterkste te ontken!.Dit is die hoeveelste keer wat sy Schalk aanvat - en hoeveel keer moes Rapport al om verskoning vra? (Dink aan die Engelbrecht "storie." Wat natuurlik in 'n binneblad weggesteek word.) Malan en Rapport is kommin.

      Fredster - 2011-12-05 15:05

      Ek stem, Rapport is common

  • Murechen - 2011-12-05 14:14

    Really, this is news?

  • russell.worthington - 2011-12-05 14:14

    Trailer trash !!!!

  • gillian.sanderson - 2011-12-05 14:18

    Oh grow up . . . all of you. You should be ashamed of yourselves!

  • anne.crewe - 2011-12-05 14:26

    I must be honest I misread the headline as 'Family feud spoils Sheik's wedding'. Now that would have been news worth reading! I thought they [Burger's] were one big happy family. Just shows, there's no perfect.

  • VaalDonkie - 2011-12-05 14:48


  • janjac.gilbert - 2011-12-05 15:02

    Go away

  • Leonard - 2011-12-05 15:17

    The Schalk and the Restless... Episode One. Next Schalk's identical twin will come back from the dead and join the family feud...

  • Silvana - 2011-12-05 15:31

    LOL. You can choose your friends, but you're stuck with your family

  • Zion - 2011-12-05 15:47

    When it is brother at brother like in Cain and Able then there is something seriously wrong in the family. Brothers normally fight to protect each other but these bra's try to kill each other.

  • Lida - 2011-12-05 16:06

    Every family got their problems, no great news except if you are well known

  • - 2011-12-05 20:31

    So does the fact that it's SCHALK BURGER's family make it newsworthy? About a week ago a young woman's throat had been slit and she had multiple stab wounds on her body which was caused by her own boyfriend. This happened a mere 5km from Wellington. In another incident an elderly woman was hit and killed with a hammer. This happened a mere 10 km from Wellington. But you dont see this on the news!! I dont know why people get a kick out of cheap sensation stories.

  • brionyl.french - 2011-12-06 05:20

    Gosh talk about days of our lives soapie???

  • mheystek - 2011-12-06 10:17

    This sounds like a terrible plot on "Days of our Lives." Flippin' confusing!!!

  • Christiaan - 2011-12-06 11:28

    Die tappets is volop.....springbok of nie, net danville tappets wat so kan aangaan. Fascinating.

  • Michael - 2011-12-06 16:52


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