The U.S. Embassy on Monday confirmed the death of Christopher “Norm” Bates, who was the information management officer at the U.S. Consulate in Johannesburg. He was an 11-year State Department employee.
Police Lt. Col. Lungelo Dlamini said the 41-year-old Mr. Bates allegedly was stabbed to death Sunday around 3 a.m. local time (8 p.m. Saturday) at a Johannesburg apartment. Col. Dlamini said a guard heard a woman screaming and saw the woman with a knife in her hand and Mr. Bates with stab wounds.
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