The kidnap and murder of Leigh Matthews is big news around here. Very sad, and I hope the scum who carried out the crime are caught.
The kidnap-murder has received lots of media attention. If Leigh Matthews had been, say, a middle-aged Chinese refugee, instead of a nubile rich white girl, her killing would probably not have received the attention that it has.
- A Google News Search for "De Hua Lin" returns 1 result
- A Google News Search for "leigh-matthews OR leigh-mathews kidnap OR kidnapped OR kidnapping OR murder OR johannesburg" returns 179 results.
An article in the Mail and Guardian online speculates about why this particular case has grabbed the media (and the public's) attention.
Update:Check out The Fishbowl for a post on the ANC's reaction to the crime.