YOUNG MINDS SPEAK ON THE PISTORIUS JUDGEMENT
By: Lethu Nxumalo
Following months of uncertainty, Judge Thokozile Masipa finally delivered her verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial.
The trial was the first in South Africa to be broadcast live and to have a channel dedicated to it. The world watched together with grieved South Africans who cried for Reeva Steenkamp’s life that was cut short.
The world saw and felt the anxiety of those who were in the Pistorius corner, wanting the Paralympian champion to walk free.
When it came to the crunch, many were shocked and disappointed when the judgement was read. Social media went wild and all wanted to be heard..
Students at the Durban University of Technology, City Campus were, asked to share their opinions on the judgement and on the fact that Pistorius was allowed to compete professionally while waiting for sentencing.