A young lady was reported killed in a butal manner because of her weight. According to reports, the 27-year-old lady identified as Lindi Qhoma from South Africa, was allegedly mocked about her weight by three thugs before one of them shot her in the face, according to Daily Sun ZA.
Bulelwa Qhoma (28) told Daily Sun her sister was often mocked for being fat.
“I know I am fat and I’m proud of it.” Those were apparently Lindi’s last words before she was brutally killed on Tuesday in Tshepisong, near Mogale City in South Africa.
After Lindi and her mum Mpondo Qhoma had bought groceries, they went to catch a taxi from Tshepisong to their home in Slovoville, Soweto. Shocked Bulelwa said when they got into the taxi, three men ridiculed and insulted Lindi and said she was taking up too much space.
“Lindi told the men she was aware of her looks and didn’t see anything wrong with being fat,” said Bulelwa. “Then the men got angry and pulled out their guns.”
She said the driver tried to apologise on Lindi’s behalf.
“But that’s when the man sitting in front pulled out his gun and shot at her,” she said. “The first bullet missed her. The second hit her in the face. She died on the way to hospital.”
Lindi leaves behind a son (9) and a daughter (7). Bulelwa said her mother collapsed after the incident and was taken to hospital.
Constable Mzwakhe Xazi said: “Dobsonville police have launched a manhunt for the three suspects following an incident where a 28-year-old woman was shot in the head.”
Lance Corporal Therese Mombi Lazames stationed at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service at Tarkwa in the Western Region and one Akrasi Sam have been arrested for allegedly ganging up and beating to pulp one Rita Ogoli, a Nigerian age 36.
The victim is alleged to be secretly dating the husband of the DOVVSU officer who happens to be a senior policeman based in the Ashanti Region.
According to the police, the victim called at the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) with marks of assault on her left hand and deep cuts all over her head and reported having been attacked and assaulted by her ex-boyfriend identified as Akrasi Sam and her new boyfriend’s wife who is a police woman identified as Lance Corporal Therese Mombi Lazames stationed
Meanwhile the said new boyfriend is also identified as a senior policeman (name withheld) who at the time of the incident was on medical checkup in Accra.
Police revealed to MyNewsGh.com they issued a medical form to the complainant to attend hospital for medical examination, treatment and report to assist in investigation while suspects were arrested and are currently on police enquiry bail.
A mother in China has killed herself and her two young children, aged six and three, in a murder-suicide tragedy, according to Chinese reports.
The 28-year-old woman, named Shi Chunmei, posted a suicide note on social media on Sunday night saying she could no longer cope with her ‘phony’ parents-in-law.
Chilling surveillance footage has emerged showing the mother carrying her younger son on one arm while holding the hand of her elder son as they walked along a river in Zhangzhou, Fujian province.
Three days later, their bodies were found in a river near Shazhou, about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) away from their home in Jiaomei town.
Shi’s husband, Huang Tianfa, reported her and their children missing after seeing her note on WeChat, according to The Paper.
‘All of this was solely caused by my in-laws. I want to show everyone that they are the phoniest people ever,’ Shi wrote in her note, adding that she did not make ‘this decision on the spur of the moment’.
She also accused her parents-in-law of treating her and her children poorly and constantly insulting her behind her back for the past seven years.
‘I’m sorry, I’m taking your beloved sons with me,’ she wrote, apologising to her husband.
Huang told reporters that he and Shi had a happy marriage, but admitted that his wife did not have a good relationship with his parents.
‘They are always arguing, but it’s all over trivial matters. There was never a big fight,’ he said.
A team of 160 rescuers were despatched to search for the missing mother and children after an investigation showed they were last seen near a bridge at a construction site in Shazhou town.
They first discovered the body of the six-year-old in the river at 8:35am on Wednesday, then the woman’s body three hours later.
The team eventually found the remains of the youngest child at 12:05pm, The Paper reported.
Their exact cause of death remains under investigation, local police said. Rescuers have also offered counselling to the victim’s family members.
For confidential support in the UK, call the Samaritans on 116123 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details.
American rapper, Offset born Kiari Kendrell Cephus has been captured on camera smacking a fan’s phone.
In the video, the husband of Cardi B smacked the phone of an 18-year-old when he attempted to take a selfie video with him.
The fan identified as Junior Gibbons narrating how his phone got cracked by Offset disclosed that he spotted the cousin of Quavo(Offset) at a Target in Sandy Springs, Georgia on Monday and as a fan of the rapper he decided to record a selfie video on his phone.
Sadly, the fan’s phone got slammed to the ground when he asked the rapper “What up, Offset?”
Furious Offset told the fan to ‘F***in’ phone out of my face” as he headed out of the store.
The family of Junior have however reported the incident to the police and they are requesting a replacement of the phone from the star.
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard Jesus parables, they knew he was talking about them. They looked for a way to arrest him but they were afraid of the crowd. Matthew 21: 45-46
The Easter holiday is over and we are all back to our respective place of work or duty. In celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Son of God, a lot of activities were activated all around the world to mark the holiday. With all the fun been done and over with, one crucial question still needs to be asked; What did Jesus Have Against The Pharisees that they so willingly wanted to kill him? What did Jesus say or do to them? What did Jesus spark-up in them that got them angry and hate him so much for him to be killed?
From the birth of Jesus, even King Herod was threatened so much that he ordered a bloody slaughter of boy babies. The pattern of opposition continued. Early on, Jesus openly predicted his own death. Matthew, a disciple of Jesus Christ explains in his self-titled book some of the escalating tensions between Jesus and the groups who resisted him.
Enemies followed him from town to town, setting traps. Even so, Jesus neither tempered his words nor tried to hide. Instead, he used the occasions of conflict to warn his disciples and the watching crowds against those enemies, whose fury only increased.
Further, into his book, Matthew document that at a point, Jesus faced three different groups of enemies on the same day; two religious sects, the Pharisees and the Sadducees, as well as the political Herodians. Jesus easily avoided their carefully devised verbal traps. In fact, he succeeded so brilliantly that Matthew concludes, “From that day on, no one dared to ask him any more questions”.
SO WHAT DID JESUS REALLY HAVE AGAINST THE PHARISEES?
Students of history, deep thinkers and researchers like myself have always puzzled over why Jesus lashed out so strongly at one Jewish sect, the Pharisees – a group the New Testament mentions 100 times. At first glance, they seem like people Jesus should have liked. They were the most religious people of the day. More than any group, they strove to follow the letter of the Old Testament law. Their very name, meaning “separatists”, hinted at their desire to rise above normal behaviour.
Pharisees were legalists: besides unduly focusing on minute details of the law, they embellished it with their own strict traditions. For example, a person could rise a donkey without breaking the Sabbath rules, but if he carried a switch to speed up the animal, he would be guilty of laying a burden on it.
A Pharisee could give to a beggar on the Sabbath only if the beggar stuck his hand inside the home of the Pharisee so that he need not reach outside. A woman couldn’t look in the mirror on Sabbath day, she might see a Grey hair and be tempted to pull it out.
In the 23rd chapter of Matthews documentation of the life of Jesus, Matthew records Jesus eloquent verdict on the Pharisees. He scored them for being proud and cliquish and petty, and for refusing to admit to their wrongs. External, showy forms of legalism, he said, tend to divert attention away from a person’s inner attitude toward God and other people.
Well, with Jesus been resurrected for 2019 Years now, we need to ask ourselves yet another vital question; ARE THERE STILL PHARISEES TODAY?
As Jesus entered into the last weeks of his life on earth, Jesus polarized people. He boldly contrasted his own teaching with that of his opponents. In addition, he warned his followers about what to expect after his death. Opposition from enemies like the Pharisees wouldn’t fade away when he departed. Rather, it would crescendo until the end of time – the day of final judgement.
Jesus singled out the Pharisees as an example of legalism carried to an extreme. But he wasn’t talking merely against an ancient Jewish sect. His words describe persistent tendencies of human beings, then and now. The errors he mentioned have characterised the Church throughout its history. Christians still battle pride and intolerance and a religion based on works.
Before I drop my pen, you’ve read about how Jesus characterized the Pharisees of the first century, but ask yourself; WHAT ABOUT OUR OWN TIME, WHAT PHARISEE-LIKE QUALITIES EXIST IN OUR CHURCHES TODAY? Let us know in the comment section below.
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