We are nine days away from justice

By: Nosipho Ntombela

We all have been waiting impatiently for this month, not because it is a new season of spring, or an Arbor week mouth. It is simply because in this month we will know if “our” Paralympic gold medalist will be found guilty or not guilty for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

I think it is about time we wrap up this chapter. Thanks to Judge Thokozile Masipa for announcing the 11th of September as a day when we are all going to find out if there is still justice or not in South Africa. I thank God I was not a judge because this case would have not took so long, I would have found Oscar guilty long time ago.  

Maybe I do not understand law but let the truth be told, he did kill Reeva, and he knew it was Reeva he was killing. I do not buy his version of the story. You can never ever mistake your girlfriend for an intruder, especially the girlfriend you claim to love.  Shoot me if you like but this is straight forward, at least for me it is.

Let’s say you are sleeping with your girlfriend, then wake up hearing things, yes! It is no secret that we all do panic, however I know that the first thing you will do is check if your woman is with you or if it’s her making that noise. You can agree or disagree with me on this, but you know the first thing you will do is not to fire shots around.

We can try and explain what happened or even convince one another how it might have happened but the truth is Reeva is dead and Oscar killed her.  Let us not forget that he did admit to shooting her even though he said he did not know it was her. Oscar must go to jail for killing Reeva. 

Then again he might still go free, we live in South Africa where anything is possible.  We live in South Africa where murders are walking free on our streets and those who have stolen apples are rotting in jail. I will not be surprised if Oscar wins this case. Do not be surprised if he wins it. I ask myself why has this case took so much time, is it because it’s Oscar Pistorius and he has money or they just wanted to make sure the case is fair? Either way nine days from now the truth will be known.

Willem Rademeyer 2014-09-02 01:35:34 PM
I agree. It is actually as easy as you say when you look at the evidence. He is guilty.
DanielDennet 2014-09-02 01:55:22 PM
"I thank God I was not a judge because this case would have not took so long, I would have found Oscar guilty long time ago." Without hearing the evidence?????????? Now that we have fortunately heard all the evidence, the outcome is obvious.
Nosipho Blue Ntombela 2014-09-02 02:02:30 PM
To Daniel,"We live in South Africa where murders are walking free on our streets." You may think it obvious but the truth is, it is not.
NormalCitizen 2014-09-02 02:21:02 PM
"we will know if “our” Paralympic gold medalist will be found guilty or not guilty for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. " haha yes indeed you don't know how the law works. He is guilty of killing his gf. What the trial is about , is whether he is guilty of homiced , or culpable homicide. One being intent to kill, then other being a negligent act. I don't think the word you are looking for is justice, because justice is having a fair trial. The number one rule of Trials follows ; "It is not what you know , it is what you can prove". I too believe his story seems a bit far fetched, but justice has nothing to do with it. Had the police done it's job correct , yes then justice could be served.
Valerie Widmann 2014-09-02 02:25:25 PM
If it wasn't for SO many spelling and grammatical errors in your article, I might have even read it in its entirety! Sorry but you lost credibility when you couldn't even tell the difference between Arbor week "mouth" and "month".
No Ohno 2014-09-02 02:38:41 PM
Well aint we lucky that it is not you judging this case. You just have an opinion, thats all.
Deon Louw 2014-09-02 03:42:25 PM
It might take a few days longer, some judges takes up to 3 days to deliver the verdict.
Spartacus 2014-09-02 06:02:53 PM
Oscar made a dreadful witness and like you I question the following : you are in bed with a loved one you hear a noise, surely the first reaction is to stir him / her and say "did you hear that?' and not wait for a response. You are having a sexual relationship so why would your girlfriend go to the toilet at 3 a.m. in a toilet past a dressing area off the main bedroom and lock the door, in a toilet where the light is not working?...and why would she be dressed? Taking a cell phone to the toilet in the wee hours of the morning is not so unusual for the younger generation so one cannot place too much emphasis on that. Still I am glad I don't have to make the decision ... maybe it will be inconclusive on the charge of murder but guilty of culpable homicide
Mark Windsor 2014-09-02 06:33:43 PM
We are just nine days away from ending this celebrity-crazed obsession of a trial. Thank goodness. Let's talk about something else.
sxp 2014-09-02 07:18:58 PM
What you buy does not matter. The truth in this case, I think we will never know, but murder? No chance, the evidence just is not there.