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!
|Sourced from: www.ofm.co.za (English)|
|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.