July / August 2011
HIV Wasn’t a Motive for Triple Ax Murder
by Cristina González
Joseph Ntshongwana, a 33-year-old retired pro rugby player in South Africa, made headlines for allegedly murdering three men with an ax. News reports claimed he sought revenge for the rape of his daughter that resulted in her contracting HIV. Authorities now say that there was no rape and no daughter. Ntshongwana’s lawyers assert he is mentally unfit to stand trial. Perhaps the real question is: Is HIV perceived as so “evil” that avenging its transmission could justify a triple ax murder?
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