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 spokesperson Mothemane
Malefo said on 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."