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JOHANNESBURG -- Police say a South African man who wanted to watch a World Cup match instead of a religious program was beaten to death by his family in the northeastern part of the country. David Makoeya, a 61-year-old man from the small village of Makweya, Limpopo province, fought with his wife and two children for the remote control on Sunday because he wanted to watch Germany play Australia in the World Cup. The others, however, wanted to watch a gospel show.

"He said, 'No, I want to watch soccer,'" police spokesman Mothemane Malefo said Thursday. "That is when the argument came about.

"In that argument, they started assaulting him."

Malefo said Makoeya got up to change the channel by hand after being refused the remote control and was attacked by his 68-year-old wife Francina and two children, 36-year-old son Collin and 23-year-old daughter Lebogang.

Malefo said he was not sure what the family used to kill Makoeya.

"It appears they banged his head against the wall," Malefo said. "They phoned the police only after he was badly injured, but by the time the police arrived the man was already dead."

All three were arrested Sunday night, but Lebogang was released on $200 bail Tuesday, Malefo said. The other two are still being held in custody.

Malefo said the mother and son will reappear in the local Seshego Magistrates Court on July 27.

"He was always a happy man, never violent," Makoeya's nieces, Miriam and Anna, told the Daily Sun newspaper. "On Saturday, we saw him the last time at a funeral."

The World Cup, being played in Africa for the first time, started Friday and runs through July 11.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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Women need to understand that men just need to hold the remote control at all times. Just deal with it. I'm holding a remote control right now and I'm not even watching tv.

LOL!

Several months ago, the remote control went "missing". My husband was nearly having a panic attack over it, pulling off the sofa cushions, looking under the couch with a flashlight. Cuz God Forbid, he simply cannot manually change the channels.

Anyway, I asked him if he looked in the attic. He looked at me like I was crazy and asked why the remote would be in the attic. I reminded him that he was in the attic earlier that day, and that he may have brought it up with him. I still got the you're crazy look as he insisted there was NO WAY he would bring the remote control with him to the attic.

Hours go by, finally he checks the attic, and there was the remote control. :)

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LOL!

Several months ago, the remote control went "missing". My husband was nearly having a panic attack over it, pulling off the sofa cushions, looking under the couch with a flashlight. Cuz God Forbid, he simply cannot manually change the channels.

Anyway, I asked him if he looked in the attic. He looked at me like I was crazy and asked why the remote would be in the attic. I reminded him that he was in the attic earlier that day, and that he may have brought it up with him. I still got the you're crazy look as he insisted there was NO WAY he would bring the remote control with him to the attic.

Hours go by, finally he checks the attic, and there was the remote control. :)

in his defense with the number of channels nowadays and having to control DVR that would seriously cut into beer drinking time if he had to change it manually. either that or be forced to watch commercials... and that is just unacceptable.

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LOL!

Several months ago, the remote control went "missing". My husband was nearly having a panic attack over it, pulling off the sofa cushions, looking under the couch with a flashlight. Cuz God Forbid, he simply cannot manually change the channels.

Anyway, I asked him if he looked in the attic. He looked at me like I was crazy and asked why the remote would be in the attic. I reminded him that he was in the attic earlier that day, and that he may have brought it up with him. I still got the you're crazy look as he insisted there was NO WAY he would bring the remote control with him to the attic.

Hours go by, finally he checks the attic, and there was the remote control. :)

I don't even know where the ****ing buttons are on the tv, they're hidden like a thong in Oprah's ass.

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