Schlagwort-Archive: 2016-07-08

Ubuntu in Germany Column

Race plays a part in the Oscar verdict

(Editor: Alex Smit-Stachowski is a South African journalist and speaking in her column about the country of her birth. She had lived in Krefeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia/ Germany).

Having followed and written about the Oscar Pistorius trial when the acclaimed Paralympic athlete shot and killed his blonde model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013, it was with sad horror that I heard the sentencing imposed on him by Judge Thokozile Masipa – a mere six years for her murder.

Oscar Sentence

© The South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to 6 years in prison. On 19 August 2013 he was officially charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.