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Offline Tui

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Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« on: April 30, 2011, 08:47:22 am »
Whilst chatting to his son here in NZ!! Thank God his son was able to notify family members, who in turn, called the cops :tickedoff:
My/our biggest fear....our elderly folks in SA. My blood is boiling! One attacker was shot in the leg, and they were all arrested. For once, SA cops did well, as they were on the scene within minutes!! :clap: What a awful thing to witness whilst skyping your family!


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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2011, 02:52:11 pm »
What a stroke of luck that he had Skype on -- it was his first time using it, apparently? Glad that he was okay, and that the police were so quick!
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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
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Offline Chan in Wellington

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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011, 03:02:32 pm »
This is the second time I have read a story like this one in today's news.  Thank goodness for Skype!  This is what we live with every day. :(
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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2011, 09:10:36 pm »
Sorry to go off topic......a couple of days ago, I saw on the news here that a family in Adelaide OZ got murdered, a huge stand down in the neighborhood.......apparently, the family where from SA......there was nothing on News24 regarding this.....or did
I miss it? So you move out of crime ridden SA - only to get your life snubbed  in your adopted Country... :'( :'( :'( this is heartbreaking!!


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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 09:19:09 pm »
Just went on the Australian website - the deceased was a 41 year old South African man who immigrated over to OZ 2 years ago.
The other couple murdered were his elderly parents, visiting from South Africa...... :'( I cannot get my head around this story!


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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2011, 07:47:53 am »
How horrific....such a tragedy.
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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 09:54:28 am »
This can happen to any family anywhere in the world .....but yes, very tragic :( My heart aches, especially for
the elderly parents visiting.....this was suppose to be such a wonderful time for the whole family..... :'(


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Re: Skyping man in SA attacked.....
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2011, 09:54:28 am »