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'Intruder theory' doesn't fly

2013-02-18 13:32
Oscar Pistorius (Gallo Images)

The “innocent till proven guilty” principle is reasonable and clearly justice should run its course. But South African citizens are just too exposed to violent crime in this country. They can pretty much assess a situation and draw their own – I think - valid conclusions. And it appears that this was by no means a case of mistaken identity – a defense of “I mistook her for an intruder” just doesn’t fly.

Yes, we weren’t there. True, we have no idea what really happened in the house. Only two people can shed light on that story, however one is deceased and the other behind bars.

So we can only assume the worst. That Oscar had anger and aggression issues, which have time and again been reported in the media, and that Reeva became the latest casualty.

Obviously, as an adoring public, we “the fans” want to believe that this was just a tragic accident and naturally want to continue to keep our very own South African sports hero on a pedestal.

Unfortunately though, we’re not ignorant, and as unbelievable as this whole saga is to accept, the events of that morning seem to strongly implicate Oscar as guilty despite his declarations of innocence.

It’s just too sad a story.

Personally, I’m on the side of Reeva Steenkamp.

 

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Have some decorum, man!

2014-06-24 14:13

 

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