DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – An unnamed 34-year-old former top rugby player has allegedly been arrested for murdering three men in Durban, South Africa… with an axe. According to one of the two survivors, the rampage was revenge for the rape and subsequent HIV infection of the rugby player’s daughter. “You infected my daughter with HIV,” the former rugby player is reported to have said before becoming violent.
As one redditor pointed out, you’d think one might go for a less bloody revenge if he knew the dudes he was gonna hack to death had AIDS.
From the Sydney Morning Herald:
A teenager, Siyanda Khumalo, told South Africa’s Independent newspaper that he too allegedly narrowly escaped being killed by the man.
“I heard someone walking behind me and when I turned he slowed down,” Khumalo, who said he had been working home from a friend’s house about 9pm on Monday last week, told the Independent.
The man told Khumalo to stop walking, but when he sped up instead, the man allegedly threw an axe at his back.
“I tried to duck the axe, but I was hit on the back. When he tried to grab me, I ducked and ran as fast as I could,” he said.
The man is set to appear in court today, where he will be faced with three counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.