The Oscar Pistorius shooting scandal has left the entire world in shock and disbelief. How could an athlete of Pistorius’ caliber be embroiled in such a tragedy? How could an international hero be cast in such a damp and musty light? Here in South Africa, most interested citizens have jumped to wild conclusions – several have implemented “mob justice” and became world class murder lawyers overnight.
If you’ve been living under Kris Jenner’s flabby skin for the past week, here’s a bit of a low-down: Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day. He was subsequently arrested and accused of murder. News broke on Friday that the state is planning to charge him with pre-meditated murder. He still claims innocence, sticking to his “mistaken identity” story.