PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
sillypoint
 
Comments: 8
Article views: 1000
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all sillypoint's badges.
 

Who killed nurse Saldanha?

13 December 2012, 07:28

The story about the Australian DJs, Kate’s morning sickness and the suicide nurse just won’t go away.  It deeply upsets me.   Desperate for answers, I turned to my CD collection.  My eye fell on an old Dylan album.  He wrote a song in 1964 about a boxer killed in the ring.  It is called: “Who killed Davey Moore?”. 

In typical Dylan fashion, the song is not only timeless, it can, with slight adjustment apply as if it was written today.  Perhaps something like this: 

Who Killed Nurse Saldanha,

Why and what’s the reason for?

"Not I," says the DJ,
"Don't point your finger at me.
I could've stopped the call at any time
An' maybe kept her from her fate,
But the listeners would've booed, I'm sure,
At not gettin' their money's worth.
It's too bad she had to go,
But there was a pressure on me too, you know.
It wasn't me that made her fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not us," says the angry listeners,
Whose screams filled the airwaves loud.
"It's too bad she died that night
But we just like to have a laugh.
We didn't mean for her t' meet her death,
We just meant to see some sweat,
There ain't nothing wrong in that.
It wasn't us that made her fall.
No, you can't blame us at all."

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the radio station manager,
Puffing on a big cigar.
"It's hard to say, it's hard to tell,
I always thought that she was well.
It's too bad for her husband an' kids she's dead,
But if she was sick, she should've said.
It wasn't me that made her fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the hospital boss,
With her time sheet still in his hand.
"It wasn't me that knocked her down,
My hands never touched her none.
I didn't commit no ugly sin,
Anyway, I put money in her bonus tin.
It wasn't me that made her fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the newspaper writer,
Pounding print on his old typewriter,
Sayin', "humour ain't to blame,
There's just as much danger in a football game."
Sayin', "Prank calling is here to stay,
It's just the old Australian way.
It wasn't me that made her fall.
No, you can't blame me at all."

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

“Not me," says princess Kate
who was in hospital even though she needn’t be,
Who came there with morning sickness
when the clerks and the typists go to work.
"I’m just a privileged royal,
Please send my husband back to me.
Don't say I should’ve stayed home
The queen already chewed me out"

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

"Not me," says the man in the street
now baying for the DJ’s blood,
Who came here with accusation
Laying the blame at the door of the radio station.
"I hate the DJ, I hate him, yes, it's true,
Don’t care if that's what he’s paid to do.
Don't say 'murder,' don't say 'kill.'
It was destiny, it was God's will."

Who killed nurse Saldanha,
Why an' what's the reason for?

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
8 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Daniel Sutherland
Imminent Cabinet reshuffle: the w...

We need to forget about Helen Zille and her tweets. We need to forget about the Spur incident and all other side issues. Right now the recall that Pravin Gordhan just got from Zuma783 is all that matters. Read more...

0 comments 3045 views
Submitted by
Alex Harlies
Pravin, come back here this insta...

It seems like a common occurrence now that whenever the Rand gains momentum and begins appreciate in value, something must always bring that momentum to a grinding halt. Read more...

0 comments 1685 views
Submitted by
Larry
The Gupta angle: Gordhan's recall

The Gupta's are scrambling, and my guess is that they want this case to go away. The only way for this to happen is for the finance minister to withdraw. Read more...

0 comments 565 views
Submitted by
Andrew Rampf
Who benefits when the rand falls?

It seems to me that every time the Rand is doing well, there is some announcement from the Presidency or the NPA that sends the currency into free fall or generates a strong rally. Read more...

0 comments 2184 views
Submitted by
This side of x
The Twitter soap opera, an outrag...

Public servants should be banned from using any social media during office hours.  Read more...

0 comments 128 views
Submitted by
Commissar
Another Jacob Zuma fiasco looming

What an absolute disgrace for us to have Jacob Zuma at the helm, costing SA each and every time he issues and instruction and or takes action. Read more...

0 comments 1643 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2017 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.