Divergent comments and assertions have continued to flow in, especially on the social media following Oscar Pistorius’ sentencing.
Most people apparently reacted negatively to the sentencing. Others argued that the blade runner star should be pitied because ‘he never intended killing Reeva Steenkamp.’
Among the contributors are local celebs like actress Boity Thulo, TV personality Lerato Kganyago and several others. Thulo opined: “Oscar has been sentenced to white privilege years in prison. Poor guy.”
Reacting too, Kganyago echoed the sentiments. “6 years!!! Ok so he will be out next year! Oh well, that’s what happens when you got money.”
ANCWL Reacts To Oscar Pistorius Sentencing
The ANC Women’s League also commented by stating that the six-year jail sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius for murdering Reeva Steenkamp was an insult and an embarrassment.
“It’s an embarrassment to the justice system of this country,” the league’s Jacqui Mofokeng said after Pistorius was led away.
Oscar Pistorius‚ has just been handed 6 years jail term for pumping Black Talon bullets into his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete had already served 12 months in jail for the fatal shooting.
He was later sent back to prison after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal upgraded his conviction from manslaughter to murder.
Handing down the judgement, Judge Thokozile Maspia, said, she believed there were “substantial and compelling” reasons why Oscar should not be handed the 15-year stipulated sentence for murder, including his obvious remorse and the fact he believed Steenkamp was an intruder.
“Murder is always a very serious crime. The fact that the accused thought it was an intruder does not make it less serious,” she said.
Masipa added that she disagrees with the state’s claim that Pistorius showed no genuine remorse. “Oscar apologised in court and has “previously and unsuccessfully” tried to contact Steenkamp’s family more than once,” she argued.
The learned judge acknowledged the very “real pain” suffered by Steenkamp’s family. She however disclosed that it is a “misperception” that there was an argument between Pistorius and Steenkamp before she was shot and killed.
Meanwhile, other people, who aired their views on the social media said:
Only thing missing is a picture of Oscar giving judge Masipa a high five
— Vuyo BaeMse Ngcukana (@vuyomse) July 6, 2016
Why we acting like Oscar was gonna get a heavy sentence ???? Money and White Privilege can get you out of any situation bafethu…
— KOTINI NEVER DIES (@rikyrickworld) July 6, 2016