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Masipa got it right – in law

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.

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Oscar judgment puts rich, poor in spotlight

THE Oscar Pistorius criminal case casts a spotlight on the South African justice system in particular, and the conduct of justice in general.

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Pistorius free to compete, says SA olympic body

OSCAR Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

President Jacob Zuma

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

A selection of quotes of Southern African interest for the week:

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius sits in the courtroom during day 37 of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, 03 July 2014. The murder trial resumed  after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete and determined he did not have an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013  Picture: EPA

Nel questions physician’s comments on psychological report

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.

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius sits in the courtroom during day 37 of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, 03 July 2014. The murder trial resumed  after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete and determined he did not have an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013  Picture: EPA

Day 37 ends for Oscar

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.

BACK IN THE DOCK: Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts
during his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria yesterday.
Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his
suburban Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day last year
Picture: REUTERS

‘Oscar did not have an anxiety disorder’, psychologist tells court

DETAILS from two reports arising from Oscar Pistorius’s almost 30-day observation at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital were revealed in the Pretoria High Court today.

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius gestures during a hearing of his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on March 13, 2014. Oscar Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. AFP PHOTO POOL ALET PRETORIUS

Pistorius’s trial affects productivity

“THE Oscar Effect” – a distracting, in some cases debilitating, malady that has gripped the nation since March.

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