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Brother killed for stealing cellphone

2012-01-16 14:04

Johannesburg - A woman and her boyfriend were arrested for her brother's murder over a stolen cellphone, Gauteng police said on Monday.

The woman lost her cellphone and suspected that her brother had stolen it, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubele.

She informed her boyfriend who then stormed into the family house to confront her brother. The boyfriend then allegedly stabbed the woman's brother to death.

The woman was arrested and her boyfriend remained under police guard in hospital.

He sustained head injuries after being assaulted by angry community members, Makhubele said.

The woman would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

Comments
  • VOVO247 - 2012-01-16 14:11

    You commit crime, you die, DEMON! Kill them all, on site, and lets use money only on the need of human being living by the law! DEATH to crime!!!

  • winston.mullany - 2012-01-16 14:12

    Just an ordinary day in South Africa.........

  • George - 2012-01-16 14:15

    And where did they find the phone

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-16 14:28

      Right. They failed to mention the critical point, did he even have the phone ?

      sedeshan - 2012-10-03 10:50

      Journalism FAIL

  • Jerhone - 2012-01-16 14:23

    is a phone worth the life of a person? it's strange how hardened we,ve become in this country, our priorities are so screwed up when we worship material things to the point of killing our own flesh and blood over a stupid cellphone, but we are willing to look after murders for years and years with our tax money

      VOVO247 - 2012-01-16 14:28

      NO, its the sickening liberals & activists that allow these creatures to exist among us. Criminals should not be classed as humans and destroyed as a danger to the existance of human kind. Any entity proven to be involed in any criminal activity that in any way causes any loss to any human entity should be destroyed for the betterment of humanity, & its remains destroyed. Cellphone or not, someone wroked for it, what right does any demonic creature have to just take? As for prisons, they should be gassed or burned out in the dawn hours once a month, & tax money should be saved for human entities only.

      Dave - 2012-01-16 14:52

      @ VOVO247: does that apply to criminals who dodge tax and break the speed limit too? Gas them?

      Jerhone - 2012-01-16 14:59

      to Volvo247 i agree with most of your points but to kill your girlfriend's brother who maybe has a drug problem, hence stealing the phone, man thats just plain material worship, the phone can be replaced even insured, but you can never bring back a life, it is not as if the brother murdered someone to justify his murder. Thieves belong in jail, murderers belong underground

      VOVO247 - 2012-01-16 15:01

      We can discuss what is class as a criminal & what not, but the general idea to me is simple, anyone that commits premeditated crime or crime that in any way affects anyone innocent, then yes. If innocents are killed in the process, as then they are casualties of war, and so long as less than 20 000 innocents die (Which is what demons are killing per annum here) we will be saving lives.

      VOVO247 - 2012-01-16 15:18

      @jerhone, I agree to an extent, but not fully. When it comes to drugs, we are all aware i=of the dangers, the risks & the fact that you are actually, by buying drugs, not only destroying yourself & family's lives, but also supporting far more serious criminals in their actions...

  • Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-16 14:32

    Was it a 3G phone , android , or a el cheapo from pep. Vodacom or MTN , contract or pre paid ,How many mega pixel camera ? This is really bad reporting.

      Henk - 2012-01-16 14:37

      Does it really matter?

      MoAfrika - 2012-01-16 14:45

      classic...if tomorrow someone suspect you stolen her phone, which do you think the boyfriend should kill you for? i really wonder if any article you write will be as hilarious...

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-16 14:48

      Did he even have the phone. That's my point.

      MoAfrika - 2012-01-16 15:00

      oh...i get your point, but even so, no man should have died for a phone.

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-16 15:07

      Very true Mo. It just makes it more tragic if the dude was innocent. Seems alot of people die for cell phones. It's really pathetic.

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-16 15:13

      I am prepared to die for a iPhone :-)

      George - 2012-01-16 15:40

      What happened to his shoes

      Gregory Jurgens - 2012-01-16 16:13

      Seems like he was beaten right out them George . I wonder if he stole those too.

  • Silvana - 2012-01-16 15:19

    This is what we have come to. A bloody cellphone has more value that a life.

      VOVO247 - 2012-01-16 15:26

      You need to quote more carefully. a cellphone has more value than a a life of a criminal. yes. well done we are seeing the light the liberals have been trying to hide from us. these things kill us for cellphones, so killing one when you catch it deserves a bells!

      Wayne - 2012-01-16 15:32

      Maybe you should come out of your ivory tower more often. IT HAPPENS EVERYDAY in the townships.

      Jerhone - 2012-01-16 16:45

      TO WAYNE because it happens every day in the township does that make it right? does that allow us to justify murder for theft? i can understand the frustration the township people have about being robbed and the useless police force we have to combat theft and murder, but they should look at themselves first for voting election after election for a party that is spineless to enforce laws and who skim state coffers which could be used for decent policing that would protect it's citizens better

  • neville.carelse - 2012-01-16 16:03

    the most craziest comments over a cellphone the whole makes me laugh.she knew that the phone had to be hid or out of his sight.druggies take anything of meagre value or not...she suspected him

  • Jackky - 2012-01-16 16:34

    WTF THIS IS NOT FIRST TIME THE POOR GIRL IS LOOSING HER VALUABLES TO THAT HOME MADE CRIMINAL ????...IF HE,VE GOT THE GOT TO STILL HIS SISTER,S CELL PHONE,IT MEANS HE WOULD,NT LOOK BACK TO MURDER YOU AN OUTSIDER IF YOU TRY TO RESIST HIM FROM STEALING YOUR NOKIA 3310 ~~~~ - 1 CRIMINAL = SWEET JUSTICE~~~~~~~

  • Chappies ZA - 2012-01-16 20:59

    That's It!! I am donating mine, no more News24 for me!!

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