People will take the law into their own hands if killers get sentences like house arrest and community service, the High Court in Pretoria heard this morning.
A selection of quotes of Southern African interest. This feature moves every Thursday. “The accused was a very poor witness.”— Judge Thokozile Masipa in her judgment on paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
JUDGE Thokozile Masipa’s judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has created an explosion of criticism, commentary and division in the legal fraternity and among the general public.
THE Oscar Pistorius criminal case casts a spotlight on the South African justice system in particular, and the conduct of justice in general.
OSCAR Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.
A selection of quotes of Southern African interest for the week:
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel this morning questioned murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s physician about whether he was qualified to comment on the athlete’s psychological tests.
DEFENCE witness and sports science and medicine expert Professor Wayne Derman was given no quarter by prosecutor Gerrie Nel in the final session of the 37th day of Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial.