Oscar Pistorius: We all knew he was going to kill someone one day
OSCAR Pistorius murder trial: Carl Pistorius, the runner’s brother, has been charged with culpable homicide (manslaughter). No. Nothing to do with Reeva Steenkamp’s death. This is about the alleged accidental death of a female motorcyclist in 2010.
Add this to news that officer Hilton Botha has stepped down from the post because he too is facing charges of attempted murder – he’s replaced by the lavishly named Lieutenant General Vinesh Moonoo – and you get the impression that everyone involved in this case is a suspect.
The Sunday Mirror quotes a source who once saw Oscar Pistorius with a black eye. This becomes a “mysterious black eye” in the Daily Mail:
“Oscar turned up on the day of filming with a very angry looking black eye. Oscar was keen for the filming to still go ahead and didn’t seem to mind too much. Although eyebrows were raised, Oscar wasn’t forthcoming on how he managed to get the injury.”
The court of public opinion also calls a car. The Sun says Pistorius is expected to take delivery of a 204mph 3.8-liter McLaren MP4-12C Spider.
The purpose of all this drip-feeding of nudges and winks is that we can all form an opinion that, despite all previous testimony to the contrary that the runner was an battler to be held in awe, we all knew Oscar Pistorius was just the kind of character who’d shoot his girlfreind dead.
Very soon, we’ll meet an anonymous “pal” who’ll tells us: “I knew Oscar would one day shoot someone dead. It was only matter of time. I remember once how his eyes burned like blood-soaked blades whenever he’d pass a butcher’s shop.”
Not that his family aren’t doing there bit to show us that in South Africa contempt of court is not an issue. His father Henke tells media:
“When you are a sportsman, you act even more on instinct. It’s instinct, things happen and that’s what you do. When you wake up in the middle of the night, and crime is so endemic in South Africa, what do you do if somebody is in the house? Do you think it’s one of your family? No, of course you don’t.”
South Africans are advised to wear slippers and make sure you go to the toilet before settling down for the night. Your life might depend on you sleeping in the wet patch.
The last word should be with family of the indisputable victim, Reeva Steenkamp. Only she and Oscar Pistorius know what happened. Reeva’s father Barry Steenkamp said:
“It doesn’t matter how much money he has and how good his team of lawyers is, he must be able to live with his conscience if he allows his team of lawyers to lie on his behalf. He will have to live with his conscience. But if he speaks the truth, I can perhaps someday forgive him. If it does not happen as he tells it, he must suffer.”
Such are the facts…