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Monday, February 25, 2013

UK Immigrant Shot Dead – Wolmaransstad, South Africa


STOP DIE MOORDE!
66-year old David Alexander Barclay was shot dead at Wolmaransstad Lindsey Lodge on Saturday, 23 February 2013. His UK citizenship was confirmed by North West police spokeswoman, Emelda Sethlako. He was shot dead when he apparently went outside to investigate why the dogs were barking. Mr Cor van Vuuren of the North West Agri Union said that Mr Barclay was a British immigrant who had been in SA for several years.

One suspect was arrested shortly after the incident, but the police are searching for more suspects.

As is the norm nowadays with murders in rural areas, the English media in South Africa is not taking much notice of the incident. At time of posting this article mainstream online news sites such as News24, for example, haven’t even mentioned the incident. OFM.co.za reported on the arrest of the one suspect, but their journalism is so sloppy they couldn’t even get the sex of the suspect right.

Sloppy Journalism by OFM.co.za?

The one report in English states that a 31-year old woman was arrested, while another report on the same OFM website states in Afrikaans that a man (Afr.: ‘n Man) was arrested. See screenshot images of OFM’s conflicting reports below.

So what is it - is the suspect a man or a woman? The MSM has long-ago avoided mentioning the race of suspects, except when they’re from the white race... Now they’re mixing up the gender of these savages. How pathetic!

Wolmaransstad Murder
Sourced from: www.ofm.co.za (English)

Wolmaransstad Moord
Sourced from: www.ofm.co.za (Afrikaans)

Landbou.com (Afrikaans) also reported on the arrest of the suspect in the Wolmaransstad incident, but their report provides no description of the suspect. In the same news report mention is made of another shooting incident on a farm in the Harburg region, KwaZulu-Natal. The incident occurred on Friday, 22 February 2013. The farmer was shot in the arm and stomach, and fortunately survived the attack. His wife was also injured in the attack. News24 reported the incident here.

PS: I tried sending OFM a message through their facebook facility, warning them of their blunder but it appears their system wasn’t working as it kept logging me out. I will e-mail them this posting, and see how quickly they rectify their error.

2 comments :

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Feedback from the journalist, Mariné Jacobs:

(Received via e-mail)

Tia

Yes, I am sure it is a woman. This only came to light later in the day. The Afrikaans report was before police confirmed the suspect is a woman.

Thank you for pointing that out. I will change it on the website.

Regards
Mariné

Tia Mysoa said... .....Click here to refresh this blog

Woman held after man shot dead

North West - A 31-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 66-year-old man in Wolmanransstad, North West police said on Tuesday.

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said the woman was arrested on Sunday for the murder of David Alexander Barclay.

Barclay was found lying in a pool of blood with a gun wound in the neck on Saturday, at Lindbergh Lodge in Vaalbochfontein.

The woman was expected to appear in the Wolmaransstad Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Source: IOL News

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