Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Died of natural causes, er, shot?

Without sounding callous to the unfortunate victim of the crime, it appears South Africa has found a new way to die of natural causes. Being shot in the heart. I smell a Nobel prize in the air. I guess that means no murder investigation is necessary. Ahh, those blacks, always figuring out new things.

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Pretoria -
The death certificate of an auto electrician who was killed three weeks ago when he was shot in the heart by armed robbers in front of his family, states that he died of natural causes.

Amanda Locke, 43, was furious when she heard what was written on the death certificate of her husband Henry Locke, 39.

"He was shot dead in front of us, right in front of our eyes," she told Beeld on Tuesday.

"They said nothing. They just shot him. He fell where he was shot, and that is where he died.

'Impossible'

"How can the murder case proceed if the death certificate states he died of natural causes?

"It must be impossible that he died of natural causes. It can't be true."

Her husband was shot in the heart on October 5 on Elands game farm near Cullinan, northeast of Pretoria, in front of his wife, daughter Monique, 13, and quadriplegic son Dawie, 23.

She said she was told that the bullet had hit the tip of her husband's heart, which caused a heart attack.

Ronnie Mamoepa, spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs, said he was sure the information on the death certificate was wrong.

"It is a mistake that will definitely be rectified.

"The department apologises for the inconvenience it has caused," Mamoepa said. - Beeld

2 Opinion(s):

Anonymous said...

Aha! Now we know how they fudge the crime stats! Clever buggers.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but as a South Effican you should know by now that being shot, is to die a natural South African death.

Dying of cancer or old age is very, very unnatural in South Africa.

psst: I have heard very clandestine rumours that the police will be awarding their chief with a Porche, for increasing the natural death levels under the whites to the levels as determined by the freedom charter.

A4