The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
The police are expecting to make arrests soon. They’re also trying to douse rumors that the killing could have been World Cup-related, albeit in terms that will do absolutely nothing to quell the rumors. From Captain Leonard Hlathi of the Mpumalanga police:
We don’t talk about politics. The police are investigating only murder, that’s it.
So…is motive part of a murder investigation, Captain? Apparently not, as Hlathi also declared any speculation that Mohlala’s shooting might have been a political reprisal “totally out of order.” I guess I’ve been watching too many movies, then, because to me that sounds almost like a cover-up.
by Brian Phillips · January 6, 2009