South Africa: Warthog Hunter Arrested For Killing Farmworker

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  1. Hoas

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    A 39-year old man was arrested for murder on Monday morning after a farmworker was shot dead during a hunting expedition.

    "He was arrested this morning. He will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate's Court today [Monday]," said Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.

    The man and a woman told police on Saturday night that they mistook the farmworker for an animal while they were out warthog hunting on Meisiesvlei farm near Tuinplaas.

    According to police, they heard a noise in the bush and shot in its direction.

    The farmworker was shot in the back and died.

    He worked on a neighbouring farm.

    Police have not released his name because they are trying to trace his family to break the news to them.

    The couple was allowed to return to Pretoria after reporting it to police.

    The provincial police commissioner was given the case docket and the initial proposed charge of culpable homicide was changed to murder.

    Mojapelo said the police were ready for any outpouring of outrage in the community over the shooting.



    Source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201702130635.html
     
  2. Traditional Mozambique Safaris

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    You have to wonder, that makes the news... But this doesn't..

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    All farmers in South Africa.
     
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    Geezzz.. Sounds like Chicago on any given night.
     
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    True Simon

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    That's terrible Simon, I feel safe in Zambia... here it can take weeks before we even see a person :)
     
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    Simon, have you noticed there is one difference in all these Murders.

    The reported one used the word: "HUNTING".
     
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    Murders do not count to the press here in the states.
    However if they can put it as a HUNTER/HUNTING and therefore make it look bad for hunters then great it will be on the front page. Even if the "hunters" were actually poachers and a poacher is not a hunter. They are just criminals.
     
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    And all the murders, assaults, rapes get no attention!
     
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