Oscar Pistorius is not a murderer so why is he in prison ?

Posted in opinion, Parasport on October 18th, 2016 by John Coxon

In the face of horrendous world beating statistics of violent so often fatal crimes against the person, RSA are world leaders & their  police & the NPA have an awfully poor conviction rate in terms of world standards. The latter have often been hindered by sloppy unprofessional police evidence gathering giving any decent criminal lawyer opportunities to have cases dismissed, a factor that has led to the popular & proper belief that justice still defers to those of means in the RSA. Judge Dunstan Mlambo made history allowing the trial of Oscar Pistorius to be televised. Let’s be honest, this wasn’t, as he professed, to serve public interest but seen as an opportunity to show the system was not preferential. That fatal judgement was to prove it actually isn’t fair or just & it led to the “special treatment” of the athlete, but in a perverse way, making him victim of the harshest ongoing treatment ever in all similar cases given out with the unwelcome side effect of state led trial by media.

oscar-flying-198x300Advocate Gerrie Nel is second in command at the NPA with, therefore, a vested interest, especially in high profile cases, to get a convictions to up the success rates beyond abysmal, even if it seems, as it was , justice was compromised towards that end. This must be the sole basis on which he couldn’t accept Masipa’s dismissal of his murder charge for Oscar Pistorius. She found not a shred of evidence he had a violent history, or that a violent row took place leading to an actual domestic violence murder & therefore to save his own face  & the failing NPA’s, that led to what amounts now to an ongoing  personal vendetta & actual persecution of an unfortunate man who made a tragic mistake.

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Even the SCA gave their perverse revised verdict on the basis of an action which was not the result of a violent row or a gender based domestic violence killing & that Oscar had actually murdered the one behind the door, even though the actual forensics/ ballistics strongly suggest there was no such intention & also Oscar felt empowered to defend himself his beloved as a legal action. They abused their brief, ignored all actual evidence & used an archaic unsound legal principle to justify their politically motivated decision.  It is ridiculous for Nel to claim that Oscar’s fear of violent home intrusion was irrational as it was his insane conviction that a double amputee, facing an assumed lethal threat on his stumps, shouldn’t have felt even more vulnerable than you or I would, or Nel, who is a self–defence gun owner by the way.

Off track, still modest & courteous but beneath the strong confident man , on his day prosthesis he felt highly anxious & at times acutely vulnerable having had a lifelong  history of threat & experience of actual crime.


There is absolutely no way this tragic event should be, could, be seen as a murder in any decent country & was from the very beginning a mistaken identity tragic action & therefore manslaughter at best. If you are, in particular, white, a homeowner, & legally armed for self defence in such a dangerous country this perverse turn of events has immense implications for you if , as a last resort, you’re faced with an armed intrusion in the future as to defend yourself will make you a murderer. April 2011 , black, non-famous business man  & pastor, Siyabonga Mdunge ,shot  dead his wife & killed his unborn child, as she emerged at night from the bathroom, mistaking her for an intruder & was given a suspended sentence & no correctional supervision  yet Oscar has been  branded a murderer because he is white & famous. Where is the justice in that?

Oscar Pistorius- so sad under Zuma, RSA remains Black on white.

Posted in Uncategorized on October 12th, 2016 by John Coxon
Johannesburg’s Richmark Sentinel reported earlier today that Paralympic hero, Oscar Pistorius, the South African double amputee, also known as “Blade Runner”, has been found not guilty of common assault. Pistorius, who earlier this year delighted the crowds at Manchester’s Sport City during the BT Paralympic World Cup had been arrested and held in a police cell over night this September and later charged with common assault for allegedly causing a minor leg injury sustained by a 19 year old female house guest when he slammed the door to prevent her re-entering his home when she and her boyfriend had earlier been asked to leave following a domestic fight between the couple. The allegation provoked widespread disbelief that Pistorius was capable of deliberately harming anyone and certainly those fans with whom he spent so much time after his race chatting effortlessly and signing autographs and patiently posing for photographs with them would have been more than surprised had there been any other outcome to the case.

South Africa  has so far to go to become the true rainbow nation, as under , Zuma, like  vile crazed megalomaniac dictator Robert Mugabe who is in his nineties , just a matter of time before he dies then can that formerly great country, once be a great nation, like South Africa, sustained by effective decent white farmers, ancestors of white colonialists, like Zimbabwe, so many now robbed of their land & murdered & madman Mugabe encouraging that in a country that once was able to feed the nation & maintained the nation’s stability has become a total murderous desert. wreck on his watch & a disaster area. When he’s dead Zimbabwe may have a chance of recovering from the disaster he has been for that formerly great country. He, personally, has brought it to its knees because he is a selfish ignorant psychopath dictator & like Hitler & Zuma, & hard to understand his mass appeal & how both have mesmerised a largely ignorant black majority. Sadly corrupt , criminal , uneducated polygamist vulture Zuma, from the same mould, is just 74 & is in the process of destroying South Africa &, if he remains in power, that great country is destined to be flushed down the toilet too & going the same way as Zimbabwe in my view. As a proud Englishman & Brit, born in a unique & stable country with  not an always glorious yet huge colonialist past & , with its former vast British Empire, made it once the most powerful country in the world. As such we still punch above our weight & still I’d say still  set a great example that corrupt Zuma & his kin can only dream of. I live in a modest Victorian terraced home in the North West of England, built to house large family who worked in local mines or the nearby cotton mill & they had tougher lives than I ever did. My city now lies within the Greater Manchester conurbation in a region once the hub of the coal & cotton industry & those two commodities actually almost totally bankrolled the British Empire in the wealth the area generated. Yet here is where horrendous work and public health conditions for working people were changed for the better by wealthy Victorian philanthropists. This area inspired Marx (and Engels, who came here) saw the birth of trade Unions, free education, decent sanitation. My city, Salford, founded the first ever free public library &, along with Manchester , also provided the foundation for health and safety legislation at work & the end of child labour. It is far too easy to dismiss our wealthy Victorian forefathers as here & in Africa , as all devils, as it is to dismiss the white minority of Victorian era South Africans & their ancestors  as all bad.  As here, South Africa had  so many wealthy benevolent philanthropists who used their wealth for the common good.  It defies belief the ongoing violent behaviour of “students” in South Africa – currently so called “Fees Must Fall” protesters ( aka yet to be educated ignorant  rent a mob racists I’d say ) have, to date, caused 34 million pounds worth of damage to universities. The irony is that these universities were founded and funded largely by white ,former colonialists,&  free education could be possible still, as would greater equality, but the current government is totally corrupt ( the UN recently declared RSA the most corrupt country in the world) and its president and his ministers & kin are treating the public purse as their personal bank account & racking up huge expenses to fund their luxury life styles ordinary while blacks and whites live in poverty at their expense. Fees are set by the government not university authorities so why aren’t these misguided ignorant ill-informed Luddites, largely black, rabble tackling the government? Although apartheid was unacceptable and had to fall, it was those white colonialists who funded establishments like the justice system, government and laid the foundations for South Africa becoming a stable and prosperous state. It, sadly no longer is. The ANC, from being founded on freedom fighters , with Mandela setting the standard once offered hope of change to the black majority , but under Zuma, a former freedom fighter turned, now a crook, they have overseen a reversal of  apartheid, Zuma mesmerising the ignorant masses into thinking their interests are at the heart of their policies but have raped and robbed the state and its people.





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