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Oscar Pistorius: Living the nightmare

David Bullard
20 February 2013

David Bullard says Twitter offers a frighteningly accurate real time measure of public opinion on the murder case

Oscar's Twittering world

There's nothing like a good murder mystery to sell newspapers is there? And it doesn't get much better than the Oscar Pistorius case which has all the ingredients of a Hollywood blockbuster.  Good looking national icon who has overcome disability to become an Olympian kills model girlfriend on the morning of Valentine's day. One moment of madness, a lifetime of sadness. 

The Pistorius version is that he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder early in the morning and, in the pitch black,  pumped four bullets from his 9mm into a bathroom door before checking whether his girlfriend was safe in bed. The prosecution's version of events that evening are rather different and suggest that Mr Pistorius may have intended to kill Reeva Steenkamp. 

Bearing in mind that all this information has come spewing out from a mere bail hearing I think it fair to say that we can look forward to a spectacularly sensational murder trial. Whatever else Oscar Pistorius may have done, at least he's delayed the demise of the print media.

It's also been bonanza time for SA journos with all sorts of South African talking heads (this one included) invited to pen articles for foreign newspapers and appear on TV to give their impressions of how Oscargate is affecting the nation's psyche. One welcome side effect is that it eclipsed the lacklustre State of the Nation address and saved us all the trouble of looking for any substance in the President's rambling speech.

One of the most interesting things about the Pistorius affair though is the amount of social media activity it has spawned. I may be wrong but I think the news of the shooting was first broken on Twitter by Beeld, closely followed by 702's Barry Bateman and his must have been one of the most followed Twitter accounts since the shooting. Journalists at the bail hearing are able to release short bulletins via Twitter and more established news sources like newspapers now follow up with the rather more detailed analysis.

It seems an ideal symbiotic relationship and undoubtedly sets the agenda for news reporting in the future;  gobbets of need to know stuff in real time all within 140 characters followed by the expanded story on a website and in a newspaper.

Apart from satisfying the insatiable public demand for more information in a case like this, Twitter also offers a frighteningly accurate measure of public opinion. Early on Thursday morning there was enormous sympathy for Pistorius as the story of the "accidental" shooting was reported. That evaporated within a few hours as the police announced that they believed they were looking at a murder case.

As tidbits of "evidence" and rumours of a domestic argument were drizzled out on Twitter everybody suddenly became an expert in ballistics, psychology, substance abuse and blood spatter analysis. Bizarrely, the investigation into the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp became a sort of grotesque social media reality show with everyone invited to play. The Twitterverse was never short of opinion, most of it uninformed and much of it swayed by the latest revelation, whether confirmed or not.

By Monday of this week, even if there had been insufficient evidence to pin a murder charge on Oscar Pistorius, the Twitterverse had worked itself into a frenzy of hatred with the mob baying for blood.

After the first day of his bail hearing I posted a Tweet "Difficult as his version of his events may be to believe it's impossible not to feel compassion for Oscar who is truly living a nightmare". My followers leapt on me for even suggesting his possible innocence. And as far as compassion was concerned, he deserves what's coming to him they felt.

But it is difficult not to feel compassion for the tragic figure of Oscar Pistorius as he stands condemned by public opinion. He has the look of a hunted animal about to be ripped to pieces by hounds. He knows that all those lucrative sponsorships will disappear and that, whatever the outcome of the case, he will never be remembered for his athletic prowess. He knows that his enemies are only too happy to twist the knife with stories of his raging temper and domestic violence.

He knows that the ANC Women's League believe he should rot in jail and he knows that all those journos who were so far up his backside only a few weeks ago are now out to get him. He knows that people are talking about how he has let down so many kids who held him as a role model and he knows that he is almost certain to be facing a long jail sentence at the age of 26.

He knows that all the resources of the state will be used to look at every aspect of his life in an attempt to secure a conviction. He knows his legal advice could easily bankrupt him.  In short, Oscar Pistorius is a man with very few friends and a lot of fear in his heart at the moment. He is living the worst nightmare possible and, for that reason alone, we should reserve judgement until the law has taken its course.

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surreal isn't it?
Bullard, as usual, is both 95% correct and 96% wrong.
Doesn't matter at all of course but i am just laying out my stall.
Is oscar Pistorius a tragic figure. of course he is and thus bullard gets 95%
Is he worried about lucrative sponsorships . .more

by Spaghetti western on February 20 2013, 23:59
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oscar
No, Bullard is spot on correct. 100%, as usual ...

by friendlyfire on February 21 2013, 00:05
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Give me a break
He may be "living his worst nightmare," David Bullard, but the operative word here is "living." Reeva Steenkamp is dead. She died at his hands, from bullets fired from his powerful Parabellum handgun.

Pardon me for belaboring the obvious, but as . .more

by Maria Ashot on February 21 2013, 00:15
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Oscar...Bullard
While doubt reigns, a multitude of social processes are being put in motion. They may sustain the appearance of fair process, a flower of civilization. Their sum total will determine on which side of the tipping point the numerical fruit salad of . .more

by Ivan Latti on February 21 2013, 00:22
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@Maria, @Spaghetti, @all,......

.....will you take it all back & apologise just as strongly if you're wrong ?

PISTORIUS is in a living hell just now, with few friends.... even the few who haven't deserted him will be keeping an ultra-low profile whilst hedging their . .more

by John Austin on February 21 2013, 00:35
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oscar
well then, no oscar award for that performance.

by too bad on February 21 2013, 00:39
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news?
Newsflash. Nobody cares about this story.

by fezsrit on February 21 2013, 00:40
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OP
No matter how you slice it, this whole situation is a tragedy. Oscar will be in prison of one sort or another for the rest of his days, whether found guilty or not. Same as OJ Simpson: his prison is walking through this world all alone. Guilt or . .more

by margaret on February 21 2013, 00:42
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noella.smith@yahoo.com
Real tired of this story being on the front page. Young, blond, pretty, murdered...lets move on. A black woman in NY was decapitated with a knife by her hubby. She's an American and she didn't make the US evening news.

by noel on February 21 2013, 00:49
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Innocence
I believe he is innocent. I don't know him, I'm not a fan, but I know the realities of fear and confusion. I also know that humans are by nature accusatory, ugly but true and their judgement is often tainted with their own prejudices. You shouldn't . .more

by Louise on February 21 2013, 00:56
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The Oscar, the Olympian
Strange twists of fate. 'Oscar' and 'Olympian' are the two most iconic terms in modern journalism. Roles, performing, performance. The public stage. Maybe there's been too much of this in OP's life. And too little of the quiet private reality that is . .more

by Bonzo on February 21 2013, 01:11
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Oscar Pistorius: Living the nightmare
Man is frail and so easily steps off the trail.

by Ben Lubbe on February 21 2013, 01:12
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Oscar
Trial by media - botched forensics. What's new?
Her family could sue him for his last cent!

by Loud on February 21 2013, 01:48
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Oscar Pistorius: Living the nightmare
Since feb 14 stuff that was rumour and posted online by questionable sources has now been picked up and run with. Half of what being reported as "news" has no basis in reality. And much of social media has accepted it as truth. Mob mentality. Very sad . .more

by Bar on February 21 2013, 01:50
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Oscar: Living the nightmare
What a though provoking and concise article. The media has gone balistic. The public want blood and in-between allot of race and hate speech. South Africa may not have a great judicial system but he will get a fair trial. One has to ponder at the stories . .more

by Attiya on February 21 2013, 02:52
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blood
What wıll we do wıth OP's blood.It wıll not brıng REEVA back. Rottıng ın jaıl does nothıng eıther.He kılled her the what,why,how ıs ırelevant.She's dead.

Are he needs to be punıshed.He should carry on wıth hıs very famous lucrıtıve career and all . .more

by wıshıe on February 21 2013, 06:03
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HOLD ON A BIT
In law you are innocent until proved guilty. LET'S STAY AWAY FROM MOB JUSTICE SHALL WE - WE HAVE ENOUGH OF THAT IN THIS SKEWED COUNTRY WE LIVE IN ALREADY. Irrespective of what we know or what we think we know or made up along the way let's not hang the . .more

by DAMOCLES on February 21 2013, 06:52
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Twitter "accurate real time measure of public opinion"
The Twataratti are being swayed by the Twitterrati...whilst SA does have a significant amount of mobile phones, not all have data plans that they use to access Twitter. The poor are poor...maybe Twitter is a useful real time indictator of public opinion . .more

by . on February 21 2013, 07:07
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justice
Even if it was an intruder, you don't shoot them FOUR TIMES. What are you shooting to do? To kill or to defend? The door was closed, there had been no contact as yet, why shoot at all? Let alone four times? #justmythoughts

OP sounds to me like a . .more

by youngblood on February 21 2013, 07:37
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Oscar
I now skip all the articles written about this hero. It is very very sad. He is ruined, his life, his parents, and family. The same for Reeva. Let us rather bow our heads and form a circle of prayers for these people. My hart is bleeding. Let us . .more

by Marie van Graan - Westonaria on February 21 2013, 07:47
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Oscar
ghoultwits

by Carl Wessa on February 21 2013, 08:04
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David is 100% correct
I was at court on Monday to get a restraining order against my neighbor who has been harrasing, swearing and insulting me everytime she sees me This has been going on for the second year now. I signed in at 07:45, third in the queue. I watched and waited . .more

by Snake Eyes on February 21 2013, 08:05
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His enemies are only too happy
No Bullard. His enermies will not be be happy to twist the knife with stories of his raging temper and domestic violence. If he really has a raging temper and domestic violence as it is reported in the media, he should not blame his enemies for coming . .more

by Domestic violence victim on February 21 2013, 08:10
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Oscar
Truth shall set Oscar free!!

by All is not los on February 21 2013, 08:12
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Oscar
Why so much information in just a bail hearing. Only 4 days which we will be dead in 4 years time.

by All is not Lost on February 21 2013, 08:14
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@Bullard
so because this time it is Pistorious we should reserve judgement n forget that even you have judged many before the law took its cause.

by Just saying on February 21 2013, 08:18
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we are all hypocrites
Can you imagine if it was not Oscar bt one of the fellows with difficult surnames, we would be calling for the death penalty to return

by Just saying on February 21 2013, 08:23
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If the glove fits don't wear it!
Do you think OJ has sent Oscar his best wishes yet?


by Platitudes and Plagiarism on February 21 2013, 08:50
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Three ringed circus
I will wager that not a single South African "media figure" will be able to resist the temptation to climb into the ring with all the other twitterati, bloggers, journalists, analysts, academics, etc., and dish out (mostly) fatuous . .more

by voter on February 21 2013, 09:00
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He is not guilty
Our country does not have the expertise to desk with technical as I ects of such a perceived murder case anf br able to prosecute and sentence without prediduce and arrogance. An interesting case to follow indeed

by Boiketlo on February 21 2013, 09:03
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Disgusted
Appears not surprisingly though that SAPS are utterly useless but then again what would one expect ?

by Pleb on February 21 2013, 09:04
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Oscar will get off because the prosecution are hopeless
It seems as if the prosecution are doing their best to get Oscar off.

by Lawless SA on February 21 2013, 09:12
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@Boiketlo
There were two people in that house, excluding the intruder; one of them is dead. The poor intruder did not witness the shooting, all we know one witness from 600m heard some shouting, screaming and four shots. Oscar is guilty of something, What exactly? . .more

by SindiM on February 21 2013, 09:17
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THE "IN CROWD"
And so it is a fact that young Oscar was knobbing this young vixen of ample curvatures' and connects.

Herein lies the ambit of my theory.

The "In Crowd" always hangs with the money and will go to any extremity to o so , especially the . .more

by James 1 on February 21 2013, 09:26
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pistorious bullard
Lets not forget he shot Reeva - so at the very least he is guilty of negligence. You are not allowed to shoot intruders whoever they are anyway. That is the SA law whether you agree or not - I think intruders should be shot on sight but that's my opinion . .more

by greg on February 21 2013, 09:31
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We've been here before and will be back again
The tweets don't really give a measure of public opinion any more than does listening in to a gossip over the garden fence; tweets simply record the opinions of those who wish to voice their opinion on it.

And why shouldn't they? Everyone is . .more

by Paul Whelan on February 21 2013, 09:36
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Simple answers for simple minds
Thats the twits for you. If it can't be digested in 140 characters it 'll be left on the plate.

140 characters in search of a plot. Now there's a title. Its not the surreal image Pirandello proposed but its an apposite one.

by DavidJ on February 21 2013, 09:37
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Hacks
Murders happen. What distresses most about this one is the degradation of the media people. They are not objective reporters: one day lauding Oscar, the next feeding like maggots on the carcase of his reputation. Journalism has been murdered too.

by Wolf on February 21 2013, 09:41
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THE PISTOL OF PISTORIOUS
David is an A**. He speaks alot (as usual) and still says NOTRHING!

by THE JUDGE on February 21 2013, 09:56
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@James
Wow James. What the heck are you saying?

by SindiM on February 21 2013, 10:16
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Oscar Pistorius
An absolute tragedy as David puts it. One is aware of the lovely woman who is now dead and the grief her family must be feeling. But in 3 seconds Oscar's life must have flashed in front of his eyes and he lost it - he was an icon to so many people, He . .more

by Nadia Evans on February 21 2013, 10:18
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Pistorious and the murder
Put the boot on the other foot. In the small hours of the morning.would you have directed a fusillade of bullets through a bathroom door in your house before finding out where your wife or girlfriend was?

by Franky on February 21 2013, 10:20
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pistorius
well I have always loved Mr Bullard ...he has the uncanny ability to put my thoughts on paper !...some of the public's comments amuse me....fraught with spelling mistakes which kind of make them and their comments look a bit ridiculous! You go Mr Bullard . .more

by rose strydom on February 21 2013, 10:43
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@by Paul Whelan on February 21 2013, 09:36
I have not forgotten Shrien Dewani ...nor do I underestimate how difficult this article must have been to write for DB given his experiences with "intruders"...

by . on February 21 2013, 10:52
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@Lyndall Beddy
There doesn't always have to be a "motive" as such. He could have killed her in a jealous rage, or in a rage after fight. Under those conditions when you lose you mind you don't have to be married, getting divorced, or have children!

by Airwolf on February 21 2013, 11:01
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Asking for it
'The media' will stop reporting and writing the way they do when there stop being people to read it.


by Paul Whelan on February 21 2013, 11:08
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by Paul Whelan on February 21 2013, 11:08
Will the media only stop when there is no-one willing to pay to read their scribblings?

by . on February 21 2013, 11:31
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pistorious
the media thrive on scandal - imagine how YOU will go to town

anyway neither they nor the twittery or me or you or all the village gossipers have any affect on outcome!

The court will decide and they may be right or wrong. These things . .more

by greg on February 21 2013, 11:43
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All
Let's all give it a break, shall we?

by Ophthal on February 21 2013, 11:56
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Oscar the ??
whatever happened on that fateful morning is still to be discovered. What we do know that is that Oscar Pistorious shot and killed a young woman who he mistakenly assumed to be a robber. The lights were down, he got out of his bed, had to get the pistol, . .more

by Judge Dredd. on February 21 2013, 12:00
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@David Bullfinch
Hey David you really know how to stir up a crowd. You even have chikurubi pontificating in judicial drag...Sometimes I think you have a wicked sense of humour.

by Velvet Underground on February 21 2013, 12:09
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@by Velvet Underground on February 21 2013, 12:09
That cannot be true...chikurubi assured me several times he only posts under his own name on Politicsweb...I reserve judgement until the facts of the matter are known...but "Judge Dredd." does sound like the kind of lame name he would choose...

by . on February 21 2013, 12:27
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Just saying
Must say this pistorius family look like a bunch of whack jobs !

by Pleb on February 21 2013, 12:28
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Innocent until proven guilty
Is this not what we should be saying. It seems as if South Africans and the whole world have already found him guilty. In other countries you are guilty until proven innocent and I believe that most people feel the same. Why do we seems to rejoice at . .more

by Mthwaza on February 21 2013, 12:28
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@by Mthwaza on February 21 2013, 12:28
Are you and the media luvvies willing to extend the same rights to Politicians that they are "Innocent until proven guilty'?

by . on February 21 2013, 12:32
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Oscar innocent or Guitly
I don’t believe he murdered her – it may have been a terrible mistake, the fact remain that he fired four shots so his intention was to kill whomever was behind that door.

by E Nel on February 21 2013, 12:39
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Usually men only murder women if they are leaving them and taking the children.
Incessant non-stop nagging usually results in them beating their wives or raping them.

BUT maybe without legs a man's ego is more vulnerable?

by Lyndall Beddy on February 21 2013, 12:46
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@Velvet @Dot....

....WRONG guys, I was pontificating in empathy drag, viz:-

"PISTORIUS is in a living hell just now, with few friends.... even the few who haven't deserted him will be keeping an ultra-low profile whilst hedging their bets."

You . .more

by John Austin on February 21 2013, 14:17
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SOTE
Aren't SAPS just a disaster ! I suppose this is not surprising though

by Pleb on February 21 2013, 14:40
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@John Austin.
Balanced and fair comment… as usual.

by Connie Lingus. on February 21 2013, 14:59
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@SindiM
don't normally reply to trolls but here goes.......

in a nut shell.....


she wasn't the right chic for him......she wanted the fame spin off stuff but also wanted her own ways first.......2 celebs one space not big . .more

by James 1 on February 21 2013, 15:08
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Gun free!
So how did Oscar know that the burglar inside the locked bathroom was armed? If this was cloud cuckoo land and it was a burglar who sneaked in and locked himself in the bathroom then Oscar would still be guilty of murder.
This is a genuine case of . .more

by Platitudes and Plagiarism on February 21 2013, 15:18
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@by John Austin on February 21 2013, 14:17
But John, such a change of tune...was it not you who wanted no special privileges for politicians and they should be treated like normal people? Surely that includes before the law?

by . on February 21 2013, 15:33
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Yes, DOT @ February 21 2013, 15:33....

....but don't start being silly & pedantic.

Try getting "Politicians" to understand the package deal, viz:-

If they want to be treated like "normal people" , and especially "before the law", then it would be helpful if they . .more

by John Austin on February 21 2013, 15:54
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He is , by his own admission , guilty.
Lets disregard who the perpetrator and victim is. Pistorius shot at a person behind a door who posed no threat to either him or any other person. This is what he told the magistrate and it is in itself an admission of guilt. It doesnt matter whether the . .more

by GUY MULLINS on February 21 2013, 15:55
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@by John Austin on February 21 2013, 15:54
There is absolutely nothing silly and pedantic about equality before the law. Politicians should be allowed due process the same as everyone else...why some people do not want that is beyond me...

by . on February 21 2013, 16:15
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I've said this before
John Austin -To the Light. Dot- into the Dark.

by Connie Lingus on February 21 2013, 16:51
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@by Connie Lingus on February 21 2013, 16:51
You are right, you have said it before. You were wrong then...and you are still wrong now...

by . on February 21 2013, 16:56
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IF those who opine on POLITICSWEB....

....are SOOO right and superior (& C***-sure of themselves) etc,....

Why do they lurk behind pseudonyms ?

You see, "CHIKURUBI: Before, During, & After" hasn't altered who I am nor what I stand for - and I do it in my own name & . .more

by John Austin on February 21 2013, 17:12
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Why do they lurk behind pseudonyms ?
Because there is no benefit to using one's own name, only liabilities...the same reason why voting is best done anonymously...

by . on February 21 2013, 17:27
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Pistorious and the Oscars!
The general public in SA and around the world have found Pistorious guilty. Maybe the court's job is now to find him unguilty!!
Pistorious was seeking and Oscar when he arranged that the people he phoned arrived just as he was carrying his bloodied . .more

by Franky on February 21 2013, 17:57
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Reserve Judgement
Yes, this is a high-profile case and nearly everyone has an opinion. The truth - only Oscar knows exactly what happened. Already their are serious questions arising over what appears to have been very sloppy investigative work, a witness who claimed she . .more

by THINKER on February 21 2013, 18:03
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Why do they lurk behind pseudonyms ?....tell us Dot....
@by . on February 21 2013, 17:27

Well, ALL the trolls lurk behind pseudonyms, for obvious reasons.

Then, there are those who feel intimidated into anonymity.

I suppose, whistle blowers & the like feel safer behind . .more

by John Austin on February 21 2013, 20:43
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on pseudonyms
One of the most compelling reasons for using a pseudonym is the fear of being tainted by association given some of the people who inhabit sites where full names are not required

by Reader on February 21 2013, 21:18
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Oscar the fallen
SAPS are a disaster. Lets hope things improve now that they have the top dogs detectives in. Just hope they dont sit in the Pistorius pockets. Pistorius has that dumb A** Kenny Kunene giving him full support. Kunene, a former criminal and jail bird will . .more

by Attiya on February 21 2013, 21:48
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Empty bladder
What is Pistorious's legal team trying to infer by by emphasising that the post mortem revealed (amongst other things) that Reeva Steenkamp's bladder was empty. Is the inferance that the reason she went to the toilet was to quite simply to relieve herself . .more

by Franky on February 21 2013, 21:51
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@Reader @John Austin
Good points - even getting tainted by association of some of the people who inhabit sites where full names are required on articles and comments....even some websites...imagine confessing in polite company you occasionally read a David Bullard . .more

by . on February 21 2013, 21:57
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@Dot and "Polite Circles".....
@by . on February 21 2013, 21:57

....putting aside your paranoia, Dot, do you really think the BULLFINCH would think less of you if he knew, having discovered your identity, that you not only read his column... but you also comment on it . .more

by John Austin on February 21 2013, 22:13
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@by John Austin on February 21 2013, 22:13
I don't care what D.B thinks of me reading his column, its the thoughts of polite company I'm in I care about...

by . on February 21 2013, 22:35
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@by . on February 21 2013, 22:35

......oooooooohhh ! ! !

Deep breaths, calm thoughts, Dot. Calm yourself booitjie !


by John Austin on February 21 2013, 23:28
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Keystone cops
I think financial advisors and other snake oil sellers need worry. From now on any right thinking south African will cut back on basics such as food and shelter let alone RA's and other such fluff and put a few million aside just in case they ever get . .more

by Jez Carr on February 22 2013, 07:30
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high risk move
I suspect that Mr Roux might live to regret having been quite so harsh in his treatment of the investigating officer. The defence team will now have to deal with a far more competent investigating officer who is unlikely to make the same sort of mistakes. . .more

by Amateur on February 22 2013, 08:03
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Toilet doors
I do not know whether he shot Reeva deliberately, or in fear she was an intruder. That is for a Judge to decide, not the uninformed public: thankfully or Oscar would be swinging from an oak tree by now.
I do know that none of the ladies I have ever . .more

by Mervyco on February 22 2013, 10:09
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I quote...
I quote:

Dr Johan Burger of the Institute for Security Studies said that due to the high number of murders in South Africa, police struggled to give the prescribed attention to all crime scenes.

“Last year there were about 15 609 . .more

by Paul C on February 22 2013, 10:12
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Bail-granted...
...

by . on February 22 2013, 16:22
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What....never......................
....

by James 1 on February 22 2013, 17:07
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by Lyndall Beddy on February 22 2013, 20:46....for BULLFINCH....

.....if, as you dishonestly claim in your above comment, "it is just a private message to David Bullard", why do you write it to him in a public forum.

If you suggest he should "delete your comment without pulling the whole column", are you . .more

by John Austin on February 23 2013, 00:27
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@by Lyndall Beddy on February 23 2013, 06:45....contacting BULLARD....

.....weak excuse, impulsive dishonest answer.

At the foot of each POLITICSWEB page is a link "CONTACT POLITICSWEB".

If you click on it, it opens an email form for you to email the Editor, JAMES MYBURGH.

In the script of . .more

by John Austin on February 23 2013, 13:28
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Okay, LYNDALL.....

.....you're welcome, and I hope you are successful.

If you are still ignored, then perhaps that IS their response ?

Meanwhile, the heading to BULLFINCH's column this week is:-
"OSCAR PISTORIUS: LIVING THE NIGHTMARE"

And . .more

by John Austin on February 24 2013, 01:54
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My Verdict.
Based on the facts that what we know, not any heresay, OP by his actions, shot anf killed Reeva Steenkamp.
The fact that he fired four shots through a closed door (was it closed all the time) should tell us that his intention was to kill. One does . .more

by Rene'Gade. on February 24 2013, 12:36
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Contradictions
If the death penalty were a deterrent for murder, no one would ever be executed where there is a death penalty, would they?

by Paul Whelan on February 25 2013, 08:55
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@ Paul Wheelasn
Of course they would still commit murder - you totally underestimate Evil and the Human Ego of the Arrogant! The ONLY way you can know if the Death Penalty is a deterrent or not is to compare murder stats from when there was a death penalty to when there . .more

by Lyndall Beddy on February 25 2013, 09:41
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@ Paul Wheelan
Are you a Libra? You sound just like my husband who spends so much time seeing and listening to both sides of the story he NEVER can reach a decision!

by Lyndall Beddy on February 25 2013, 10:23
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@lyndall beady
wow do you have a husband? Poor man...

by annoyed on March 01 2013, 13:58
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@Bullard
Two items which you omitted: 1) Oscar is an absolute disgrace for the male population, planning to bonk the night away, dupa and all, and then shooting her !! and 2) of course he will walk free, his name tainted, but no jail for Oscar. The useless police . .more

by White male on March 18 2013, 10:46
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Oscar's chances at his trial for murder
Things have changed dramatically and drastically for Oscar Pistorius since the trial date has been rescheduled to August 19th, the date of what would have been Reeva Steenkamp’s 30th birthday. On the 22nd of July, he will enter a parlous and perilous . .more

by Pamela Valemont on July 09 2013, 11:39
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