A 61-year old South African man was murdered by his family last weekend after changing the channel on their TV to watch World Cup soccer. The man – from the Makweya, Limpopo (Read: Florida) province – refused his family’s pleas to watch gospel programming on such a lovely Sunday, so his wife and kids smashed his face into the wall until he surrendered the remote and his will to live. And if my girlfriend is reading this, I swear I will never give you another Dutch Oven again.
David Makoeya’s wife, Francina (68), with the help of her 36-year old son Collin and 23-year old daughter Lebogang, grabbed him when he went to manually change the channel and put an end to his football-loving ways. In fairness, they didn’t beat him completely to death, and they called the police when he was merely clinging for life in a bloody heap on the floor. But as the police arrived, David heard the glorious vuvuzelas beckoning him to the afterlife.
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All three were arrested Sunday night, but Lebogang was released on $200 bail Tuesday, Malefo said. The other two are still being held in custody.
Malefo said the mother and son will reappear in the local Seshego Magistrates Court on July 27.
“He was always a happy man, never violent,” Makoeya’s nieces, Miriam and Anna, told the Daily Sun newspaper. “On Saturday, we saw him the last time at a funeral.”
Shockingly, this is not the first case of violence ever reported in South Africa; however, it has been towered over by labor protests in the region that have greatly embarrassed the World Cup’s organizers. But what did they expect? You put that many European athletes in one region and of course girls will eventually go into labor.
(Thanks to Upstate Underdog for sharing the remote; picture source here)