Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Man dies after killing monkey

Mkhuhlu - A dead monkey had the last laugh when the Mpumalanga pensioner who killed him with an axe died a few hours later.

Zondani Mkhwanazi, 64, of Mkhuhlu near Hazyview and his son, Bongani, were sitting outside Mkhwanazi's house on Saturday when he noticed movement at the top of a nearby tree.

It was a monkey jumping from one tree to another, screeching and chattering. Mkhwanazi tried to chase the monkey away, but the animal settled in an isolated tree and wouldn't budge.
"My father thought the monkey was making fun of him," said Bongani.

He said his enraged father went into the house, fetched an axe and chopped down the tree, forcing the monkey to the ground where Zondani killed it with the axe.

Three hours later Zondani started complaining of cramps in his chest. "We all thought it was old-age aches and pains from chopping down the tree," said Bongani

The family went to bed and was woken by the screams of their mother, Busisiwe Mkhwanazi. When they went into the bedroom, she told the family that their father had died in his sleep. Busisiwe can't understand why he had died, saying her husband was such a strong man.

"I was looking forward to spending a lot more years with him," said the heart-broken widow. "At least he passed away in his sleep.

There's some comfort in knowing he didn't suffer," said Bongani Zondani's neighbour Simon Madala is still in shock over Mkhwanazi's death.

"How can a man die after chopping a tree at his own homestead?" he asked.

8 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Ja, if you fuck with a monkey you get SIV.

Anonymous said...

The punishment for fratricide?

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha, hilarious.

Doberman said...

I dunno who's the real monkey here. The monkey was making fun of him? Wtf?

Anonymous said...

All they ever do, apart from sitting under trees, is destroy, destroy, destroy...
and breed plenty of kids, to sit under trees with them on "homesteads" taken away from other Nations (and these kids learn to destroy, destroy, destroy... )!

Dachshund said...

Poor monkey. Where are the SPCA?

Islandshark said...

Karma's a bitch...

Rab C. Nesbitt said...

He should have lured it down with a banana. If he had any brains...