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He has been protected too much. Now there is a person dead - Nel

By Sapa | Feb 22, 2013 | COMMENTS [ 32 ]

The degree of violence in the death of Oscar Pistorius' girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was "horrific", prosecutor Gerrie Nel said at the athlete's bail application on Friday.

"We say that the degree of violence present in this case is horrific," Nel said in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court as he opposed the granting of bail for Pistorius.

Pistorius is charged with the murder of Steenkamp after she was shot dead in a toilet in his home. He has not pleaded but said in an affidavit he thought there was an intruder in the house when he fired into the toilet cubicle.

Nel said that the court should not do "lip service" to reduce crime against women.

"Even the president said in his State of the Nation address we should prioritise violence against women," said Nel.

He mentioned the recent gang rape and murder of Western Cape teenager Anene Booysen. This was in response to Magistrate Desmond Nair asking Nel to give evidence on violence.

Nel said the court must know how many cases of murdered women were on its roll.

Being in the toilet cubicle must have been "horrific... having four shots fired in," said Nel, as Pistorius cried while he spoke.

Nel said there was a lot of interest in the case, with Women, Children and People with Disabilities Minister Lulu Xingwana also attending the hearing.

"He has been protected too much. Now there is a person dead."

Nel was referring to friends covering up for Pistorius after he had threatened someone.

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I dont give a f***k about these all non-sense, but can someone clarify me why oscar's trial is via Affidavits to me it was fair to stand trial like man and answer the questions

Feb 22, 2013 11:31 | 0 replies

RobinX
Bebesocs: Are you unwell? Nel is conducting a pretty stringent prosecution. What on earth are you on about? This is NOT A RACIAL ISSUE, Numbnuts!
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eish, thanx for answering that, some people needs their minds read... yawn

Feb 22, 2013 12:48 | 0 replies

Someone is going to write a biography about Oscar and that someone is going to get rich.

Feb 22, 2013 12:48 | 0 replies

He has been protected too much. Now there is a person dead."
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Even his family members have climbed on the bandwagon of tweeting sh!t............. Lock this murderer and make sure you that the orange overalls are accompanied by state issued prosthesis legs

Feb 22, 2013 12:50 | 0 replies

@MsKinkyakaKamaSutra - At last you look like the lady I know. Mcwaah!! <3

Feb 22, 2013 1:10 | 0 replies

Good looking Oscar-shame. He's got Italian blood, i guessed right. Italians,Portuegues and Greeks are beautiful with curly black hair. If you know SLAVE trade from Africa to Europe during the 16th-18th century history, you will know why the majority of them have black hair. "Please don't abscond to Italy if given bail, stay around, SA wants to know what actually happend on the 14th February at your house Oscar."

Feb 22, 2013 1:13 | 0 replies

was the bail granted or not?

Feb 22, 2013 1:17 | 0 replies

@Shredder
@MsKinkyakaKamaSutra - At last you look like the lady I know. Mcwaah!! <3
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Lenyalo laka was on the verge of breaking

Feb 22, 2013 1:22 | 0 replies

Seja-Bana

We will only know at about 14:30 today

Feb 22, 2013 1:24 | 0 replies

Voetzek: It is not yet a trial. It is a bail hearing. Big difference.

Sweetz: Thanks for that....... Appreciated.

Feb 22, 2013 1:37 | 0 replies

Robin,Hi,and how are you? I missed you yetserday and enjoy your weekend .

Feb 22, 2013 1:55 | 0 replies