SA school attack blamed on GTA: report

The SA media jump on the evil-GTA bandwagon

September 27, 2013
GTA Glenvista Sa news

In another ridiculous attempt to link any act of violence to video games, South African news outlet EWN has tried to associate the Glenvista pupil’s attack on his teacher to Grand Theft Auto.

In the article “GTA Glenvista”, a link is created as some of the students in the video are heard saying “GTA” while the attack is going on.

EWN contacted child psychologist Tshepiso Matentjie, who claims that the game promotes these acts of violence.

“Players gain points when they perpetrate very serious violent acts. If you kill a woman with your bare hands you get points. They also get points for raping a woman,” said Matentjie.

The association between the attack and GTA holds little validity, especially regarding the fact that Matentjie’s assessment of “points for raping a woman” in GTA are completely false.

It’s also been reported that teacher who was assaulted in Glenvista has since laid criminal charges.

Source: EWN

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Tags: attack, Glenvista, GTA, headline, SA gaming news, SA news, violence, violent

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