Manhood fight leads to murder

2012-06-17 13:02

Johannesburg - A man has been shot dead in the Thuthura village, near Centane, after a quarrel about who was more senior in terms of Xhosa manhood customs, Eastern Cape police said on Sunday.

The heated argument between the two 40-year-olds took place on Saturday, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

One man withdrew a firearm and shot Nceba Hlangani several times.

He died at the scene.

Police traced and arrested the gunman and seized a 9mm pistol.

The man is due to appear in the Centane Magistrate's Court on Monday.

  • sanet.oelofse - 2012-06-17 13:16

    He might be the most manly in his village, but he is going to be someones b!tch in prison!

      gee.raaf - 2012-06-17 14:41

      Some or other big nigerian is going to whisper sweet nothings in his ear! - 2012-06-17 23:49

      funny he shot the guy-seems the trend nowadays to show your manhood as a black man is to rape young girls-how did this happen or are they eventually starting a trend that is helping the countries infrastructure a bit?lmfwao!!!!! - 2012-06-17 23:49

  • Rob - 2012-06-17 13:30

    Sounds like an anc party conference preview!

      Rob - 2012-06-17 14:01


      ttshabalala - 2012-06-17 21:37

      ANC had to come into this somehow. You guys are creative.....I have to give it to you. - 2012-06-17 23:53

      @ttshabalala -you know what ttshabalalababa if you look at all the stuff these bastards are involved with, i wouldn't be surprised at all. pls stop defending these pathetic, back stabbing, corrupt sob and face the facts plz man

  • hudayfah.newman - 2012-06-17 13:31

    You certainly proved you have no manhood whatsoever you bloody idiot! Real men dont kill eachother over trivial things like this. You're still very much a 10 year old boy in a 40 year olds body. I hope they have their way with you in prison.

      Rob - 2012-06-17 13:54

      hudayfah: Interesting, what then do real men kill each other over? Sorry, what should they kill each other over?

      hudayfah.newman - 2012-06-17 14:10

      a man should be killed if he kills

      Rob - 2012-06-17 14:14

      OK, maybe sometimes.

      Sharon - 2012-06-17 15:17

      african mentality

      emile.vanrayner.7 - 2012-06-17 22:00

      @crit - this is probably not the stupidest reason to take a life you will ever hear about. and its not even a south african thing. people kill people, they just do.

  • Pixie86 - 2012-06-17 13:46

    people never seemed to believe me when i told them that xhosa men would kill each other over this.

  • fezile.mfengwana - 2012-06-17 14:00

    The killer is a boy xhosa man do not use guns.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-06-17 14:28

    whos da man? da guy in da coffin or da guy in da jail?

      banks.motsoeneng - 2012-06-17 14:34

      One stil alive 1 stil standn 1 who has da guts 2 pull da trigger

  • yanga.mchenge - 2012-06-17 14:29

    Ey this is so insane and its unfortunate dat its being done by old man coz itz usualy done by those who just came from da mountain

  • gee.raaf - 2012-06-17 14:33

    My spear is longer than yours...?

  • BulletProof. - 2012-06-17 14:33

    Pre-History attitude, some people still living in there, idiots.

  • conwellmfundo - 2012-06-17 15:17

    Beyond all this, I think there are a lot of things that make one a man than merely satisfying all the traditional procedures. I think we still need to educate our fellow Xhosa man that it goes beyond the physical, and being a man is a personal recognition beyond the social or communal acceptance and approval!

  • Sagin - 2012-06-17 17:32

    lmfao. what a silly argument. pathetic thing to kill or die for

  • Martin - 2012-06-18 07:29

    bunch of girls

  • Dorothea - 2012-06-18 09:34

    black people and their 'culture' - they really need to move with the times and reprioritise.

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