quote:JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country.
David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.
“He said, ‘No, I want to watch soccer,”’ police spokesman Mothemane Malefo said Thursday. “That is when the argument came about.
“In that argument, they started assaulting him.”
Malefo said Makoeya got up to change the channel by hand after being refused the remote control and was attacked by his 68-year-old wife Francina and two children, 36-year-old son Collin and 23-year-old daughter Lebogang.
Malefo said he was not sure what the family used to kill Makoeya.
“It appears they banged his head against the wall,” Malefo said. “They phoned the police only after he was badly injured, but by the time the police arrived the man was already dead.”
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.”
The World Cup, being played in Africa for the first time, started Friday and runs through July 11. Although most the tickets for the 64-game tournament have been sold, many in South Africa are too poor to attend matches.
Somehow, some people have managed to mix the world cup together with religion and outcomes a dead body. Incredible...
This is why I have always supported an analysis panel that looks at what the cameras capture and decide in cases like this. The slovs were holding tightly (with hands) to the American players and the ref did absolutely nothing about it.
We both know the referee hates America. They used the excuse that Bradley was fouled, but then did absolutely nothing about the foul itself except to use it as an excuse to rob the American team of the point.
A doctor wants to give out 30,000 anti-rape devices in South Africa By David Cairns LAST UPDATED 3:19 PM, APRIL 28, 2010
ShareA South African inventor is seeking international donations so she can distribute 30,000 barbed condoms designed to thwart rapists ahead of the World Cup, to be held in South Africa in June.
Dr Sonnet Ehlers encountered fierce criticism from feminist groups when she first developed the 'Rape-aXe' anti-rape device five years ago and has not yet managed to bring her pet project into commercial production. It has never been tested on a live subject.
The Rape-aXe, as reported in the First Post in 2007 when it was called Rapex, looks like a thick condom – transparent, with rows of barbed teeth on its inside surface. Ehlers describes it as looking like a tampon, complete with applicator. It is intended that a woman would insert it into her vagina, where Ehlers says it sits, "very comfortable, very soft – she won't feel it".
If a woman wearing a Rape-aXe is raped, Ehlers believes, the device will latch onto the assailant's penis. She expects a would-be rapist to withdraw immediately in pain and surprise, taking the barbed condom with him like a sort of tag. Critically in a country with an HIV infection rate of almost 18 per cent among adults, Ehlers does not want her barbs to draw blood. She explains: "The hooks penetrate through the skin [but] do not go into the spongy tissue."
The Rape-aXe will now be latched onto the penis and can only be safely removed by a doctor. Speaking to Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) this month, the inventor said that, as the rapist reels with surprise, there should be an opportunity for his victim to "jump up and run".
Ehlers describes the assailant's subsequent plight: "He cannot run after you... [The Rape-aXe] attached to the penis during erection,
No, the referee blew for a different foul by a US player. Who is supposed to have committed it is not clear, as it wasn't evident to anybody except the ref.
The fact of the matter is there were dozens, if not hundreds, of cameras pointing at the field at every possible angle, and not a single person in the world could see anything wrong with that goal... except the referee. In fact, like one of the coaches, I saw at least two penalty kick offenses committed by Slovenian players.
Canada airs the matches for free for its citizens, so I'm guessing it is a lot more popular there. In fact, the US is the only country in the world that doesn't air the matches for free. You either have to watch online at espn3, buy cable, or only catch 6 games on abc. This is an embarrassment!
I heard that Ghana has illegally developed nuclear weapons. The best course of action right now for us is a full preemptive strike against this evil threat against freedom. We need to save the world from Ghana's evil by wiping it off the face of the Earth.