Should Oscar go to jail?
Angela Pretorius Western Cape Oscar should go free because I believe in his innocence. He was reacting to a noise and trying to scare the intruder away! I would have done the same to protect my loved ones – remember, we live in Africa. Samuel Mapogoshe Northern Cape Oscar must go to jail because someone lost a life. Mpho Nnong Midrand Oscar killed Reeva intentionally. He must just go to jail, where he belongs. Mpumi Gauteng Oscar used his mind and hands to kill. Matshidiso Nkuna Gauteng Oscar must go to jail for what he did to the Steenkamp family. They are broken and robbed of financial support, and above all robbed of their daughter forever. Let him pay for his evil deed. Lulama Gauteng I’m tired of seeing his crocodile tears in court. We all know he deliberately killed Reeva, and he must get the prescribed minimum sentence at least. Tshidi Thibedi via SMS Oscar must go to jail because he killed Reeva Steenkamp in cold blood. He knew she was in the bathroom. He must get 15 years or more. Marks Ntsoko Gauteng Pistorius’ physical disability should have no bearing on the sentencing. If he was capable of consciously committing a horrific murder such as he did, despite his physical disability, then he should be treated like any other person when being sentenced. The guiding principle in sentencing him should be what is provided for in the law, which, as we know, is a minimum of 15 years. There are many other disabled people who committed serious crimes and were sentenced according to the law. Why should Pistorius be an exception? Thieka Molefe via SMS I think it is good to pay for your crime. As a magistrate, I would give him 20 years to send a strong message to all murderers out there. Let the law take its course. Mokgadi Mathole Limpopo I believe he should be forgiven. At least he appeared in court for all that he has done; others did more than he did and they walked free and today they think they are better. I’ll always pray for fair justice for him.