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24 July 2017 08:48 (South Africa)

Family kills man in battle for the remote control

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

David Makoeya, a 61-year-old from Limpopo, was beaten to death on Sunday night. The culprits: his family. The "motive": a disagreement over what to watch on television. David wanted to watch Germany play Australia, instead of the gospel show favoured by his relatives. His wife, Francina, and son, Collin, are in jail, while his daughter, Lebogang, was granted bail on Tuesday. Sadly, the family's devotion to watching gospel on television doesn't appear to have translated to living by Christian morals in real life.  Read more: AP

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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