South African man murdered by wife, children, over World Cup television dispute
June 17, 2010 02:26 PM EDT
A 61-year-old man who lived in a rural community in the northeastern part of South Africa died after fighting with his wife and two grown children over the television remote control recently.
The victim, David Makoeya, wanted to watch a 2010 FIFA World Cup match that was being played in South Africa. His family wanted to watch a gospel show, and violence ensued, the Associated Press reported.
Police identified Makoeya's attackers as 68-year-old wife Francina, and two children, 36-year-old son Collin and 23-year-old daughter Lebogang.
A weapon was not recovered at the scene. The AP reported that the attackers may have continually banged the victim's head against the wall.
Lebogang was released on 1,500 rand ($200) bail, according to the AP, while the other two are still in jail.
Pretty pathetic. If your home nation is hosting the World Cup, you better agree to watch it on TV if you can't get to the game. If you want the gospel, go to church - don't watch it on TV.
And only $200 bail? She murdered her father, for Christ's sake. Usually it's the other way around, with soccer fans doing something crazy and the others playing the victim role.
Way to ruin it for your fellow countrymen. It was already bad enough that Mandela's grandchild died in a car accident recently, and that the national team lost badly on Children's Day, which is really a national day or mourning. I hope South Africa can beat France badly to make it out of the group and put all of this bad stuff behind them.
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