US names stabbed consulate worker

2013-01-14 22:00

Johannesburg - The US embassy in South Africa on Monday named a consulate worker who was stabbed to death in Johannesburg over the weekend as an information management officer.

"The US embassy confirms the death of consulate general Johannesburg employee Christopher 'Norm' Bates," the mission said in a statement.

Police said a 29-year-old South African woman has been arrested for allegedly stabbing Bates to death in the early hours of Sunday.

A security guard at an upmarket housing complex allegedly found her with a bloodied knife next to Bates, who had several wounds in the upper body.

The 41-year-old American had worked as an information management officer at the Johannesburg consulate from 2010.

He previously served in Senegal, Kenya and Lesotho during his 11-year career with the US state department, the mission said.

  • Mdevour State - 2013-01-14 22:38

    I wonder what could have been the motive...

  • emma.boesak - 2013-01-14 22:50

    No comment?? It will happen if you take a prossie to your room. Ask the CIA in Colombia or is it Peru???

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-15 05:09

      Yesterday's reports had them living together...

      danny.j.shone - 2013-01-15 08:50

      You don't know what you are talking about Norman Bates was an outstanding Man and a Gentleman I had the priveladge to know him so don't bad mouth a person if you don't know what you are talking about

  • Trevor Moller - 2013-01-14 23:10

    Should have been Rosa or Gadji

  • mark.chapman.1048 - 2013-01-15 05:59

    What a distasteful image you have chosen.

  • jcoetzee1975 - 2013-01-15 06:47

    Love triangle incoming.

  • jason.simpson.714655 - 2013-01-15 07:05

    "Christopher 'Norm' Bates". Ironically Norman Bates was the killer in Psycho.

      nick.tarr.39 - 2013-01-15 08:31

      Where is the irony?

      evan.hurwitz.7 - 2013-01-15 10:44

      'Norman' was the name he chose for himself, fully intending the psycho reference. When he invited people over for a drink, he would jokingly refer to his home as "the Bates motel". He was a great guy who will be missed.

  • valkyriaza - 2013-01-15 10:48

    Only met the guy once, a nice guy with a good sense of humour. Quite a few of wargaming guys/gals will miss you Norm.

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