Anger on Twitter over Pistorius sentence
There were high emotions on Twitter following the sentencing of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' on Tuesday in the High Court in Pretoria.
Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced Pistorius to 5 years imprisonment for culpable homicide after the blade runner shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home on Valentine’s Day 2013. He also got a 3-year suspended sentence on firearm charge which would run concurrently. Below are some of the tweets from people who were following the trial ever since it began...
south africa should be ashamed of themselves. 5 years...only 10months in prison the rest home arrest??? disgrace #OscarPistorius
We all know there is no justice in South Africa but tonight,I shall sleep well on my Slumberbed knowin #OscarPistorius color pjs are ORANGE!
#OscarPistorius gets 5 years jail time for killing his wife...people have gone to jail for tax evasion for longer - it's all down to money.
if I were famous I'd murder someone I didn't like. All I'd have to do is sook like a baby and serve 8 months jail. Easy easy #OscarPistorius
Maybe he'll get Ebola #OscarPistorius
If Pistorius wasn't a celebrity he would definitely get 25-life for murder. Just shows how messed up our class system is #OscarPistorius
5 years for "Killing" Ms Steenkamp? I don't feel justice here, but that's just my opinion. #OscarPistorius
Five years is a joke. Surely Reeva's life was worth more than that? #oscarpistorius
5 years for killing someone?! what a joke. #OscarPistorius
5 years is not even close enough to what he deserves #OscarPistorius
#OscarPistorius jailed for 5 years and could serve just 10 months for killing his girlfriend. What is this world
this case has been a classic example of how law treats the rich, not enough punishment in my view #oscarpistorius
5 years for taking somebody's life he knew full well what he was doing, he should be in prison for the rest of his life! #OscarPistorius
So oscar got 5 years. That better translate to at least 2 and a bit in jail #OscarPistorius
Five years for #OscarPistorius . Is this the SA justice delivery system?
What a joke! 5 years max for taking someone's life!! Money and fame is lawless then..... #OscarPistorius
What are your thoughts?
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