Did Judge Masipa get it oh so wrong?

First Published in Bona, January 2015

Last year’s trial of Oscar Pistorious for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp left us all with many questions.

Many of these questions related to the what exactly happened that fateful night on Valentine’s Day 2013 when South African Olympian, Oscar, shot four bullets into the door of the small bathroom of his Tshwane home, that model and upcoming TV personality Reeva was in.

But perhaps the biggest question of the trial has been about the judgement and sentence that judge Thokozile Masipa handed down to the paraplegic athlete.

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Oscar, our Hero

First Published in City Press March 3, 2013

Growing up South African I have become aware of one thing, it’s not so much the fact that I can become anything I wish that is encouraged, but the fact that I can get away with anything should I so wish…images-16

I’m sure Oscar Pistorius has learned the same lesson. And just to affirm this, his family keeps putting their foot in their mouths. They should consider a sock rather.

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