So Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years jail for the killing of his girlfriend by shooting at her through a toilet door!
The feeling down here (and I spoke to a fair cross section of people yesterday) was one of relief that any sentence was not wholly suspended and that it wasn’t long enough!
But that’s ‘justice’ these days, one has to accept that times have changed and move on.
From my morning read
But guilty of what?
We’ll find out later today.
This from my daily read today.
(By way of explanation, “Derek” refers to a celeb interviewer here and “Anant Singh” a local film producer)
(Madam and eve website here )
A nice one from Zapiro in my morning read this week.
Picture from London2012.com (click picture for full report and credit)
I thought it a nice touch that heat winner and current world champion Kirani James of Grenada immediately walked up to Oscar Pistorius and asked to exchange bibs after last night’s 400m heat. A splendid Olympic memory.
After much debate and heartache, Oscar’s off to the big London show
the question we ask ourselves now, how fast and far can he really go?
He’s running the four hundred
and the four by four
Fate dealt a cruel cruel blow, not set back by that score
With a buffalo’s grit, the heart of ten lions
we’ll see him compete with fellow Olympians
There is of course, more to The Games, than just winning
respect, treatment as a fellow human being
I’m sure he’ll reminisce as he grows old
of that day, he pulled on the green and gold