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Old 18-08-2019, 15:51   #1
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St Francis tragedy

Incredibly sad news about Duncan who had recently retired from making the St Francis 50.

Retired catamaran manufacturer killed in house.

An elderly man died last night after he, his wife and the couple's maid were tied up and assaulted in their home in St. John's, Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape.

According to Police Spokesperson Capt. Swart, the housekeeper (53) was working outside the couple's house around 5pm when she was overpowered by two armed men. The men forced her inside the house, after which she and the couple were tied up.
Here the couple was assaulted and the suspects demanded the keys to the safe. Lethbridge's wife, 71, was then forced to open the safe for them. The men stole cash and other valuables from the safe.
About two hours after the incident, the domestic worker managed to free herself and alert the neighbors,
who in turn called the ambulance and police to the scene.
Lethbridge was found by the emergency services in the living room where he was lying face down. His hands were tied and his mouth was covered. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Condolences the all the family.

So sad the have your life cut short like that and such a sad state of affairs in South Africa.
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Re: St Francis tragedy

On so many levels this is tragic news.

On behalf of the entire CF Admin and staff, our deepest condolences.

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Such sad and distressing news. Had some great chats with Duncan at boatshows, and he will be sadly missed by the multihull community. It feels like the day I heard of the passing of Ian Farrier.......


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Re: St Francis tragedy

Terribly sad way to go. I last saw Duncan at last years Cape Town boat show on his last boat before retiring.

But just a sad reality of the state of South Africa today. Life has no value with less than 10 percent of murderers ending behind bars.
Crime was the biggest reason I left 19 years ago.
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Tragic news..

Just tragic.. all condolences to his wife and family..
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The state of South Africa isn't worst as under Apartheid, your view is bias MikeFergie
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The state of South Africa isn't worst as under Apartheid, your view is bias MikeFergie
What was bias about his view? After spending 5 mths last year in South Africa I came away realizing just how complicated that place.

I also noticed that when a white man in South Africa has a opinion that differs from the common narrative he is instantly labeled racist etc.

From what I saw South Africa is a beautiful country even with its dysfunctional ways.
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But just a sad reality of the state of South Africa today. Life has no value with less than 10 percent of murderers ending behind bars.
Crime was the biggest reason I left 19 years ago.

You left when pale pinks had the upper hand and destroyed much more lives than what's happening now.
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Ellis you are welcome to your opinion !
However I would prefer to live in a country where a women is not raped every 4 minutes of the day and 56 people are not murdered every day.

It makes no difference if its white, black, Indian or Asian or any other population group I would just prefer a safer environment which is peaceful and violent crime is not common thatís all.
Please letís not try and turn this into politics or race itís sadly just a criminal issue.
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When the shoe is on the other foot, now you cry out.
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When the shoe is on the other foot, now you cry out.
Wow mate, back off ,you are so out of line. One must ask who is prejudice here...
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I'm sure the murders will be forgiven, just like all the murders were forgiven during Apartheid.
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Wow. Not very good news at all.

My condolences to anyone who knew Duncan and to his family and may he RIP.
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When the shoe is on the other foot, now you cry out.
Are you not able to see that the current insane crime rate in SA is horrible for everyone and it's entirely possible to simultaneously believe both that the crimes committed during apartheid were horrible and the crimes being committed today are also horrible? Not sure what your angle is here mate, beyond just trolling?
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