Anger on Twitter over Pistorius sentence

BY TAI CHISHAKWE - OCTOBER 21, 2014

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...

chris floyd ‏@mrchrisfloyd  

All Oscar Pistorius has done has proved you can get away with murder #OscarPistorius #PistoriusTrial

Abigail Brown ‏@Abigail__Brown  

Oscar Pistorius jailed for 5 years, but his lawyer said he could only serve 10 months. How is that justice?!! #Pistorius #OscarPistorius

James Stevenson ‏@james4284  

south africa should be ashamed of themselves. 5 years...only 10months in prison the rest home arrest??? disgrace #OscarPistorius

OscarMustGoToJail ‏@xolibnkosi  

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!

phathutshedzo norman ‏@Makgabu21  

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. #OscarPistorius #OscarTrial #Masipa

tabs ‏@tabss16  

#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.

Chris 'Ringo' Bawden ‏@bawdz  

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

Bobbie Oliver ‏@thebobbieoliver  

Maybe he'll get Ebola #OscarPistorius

???????? ‏@Niickmccarthy  

If Pistorius wasn't a celebrity he would definitely get 25-life for murder. Just shows how messed up our class system is #OscarPistorius

Mosegedi ‏@Realkeezy_Mfk  

Bruh RT @MbobyP: #OscarPistorius gets 5yrs out of 15yrs for killing someone, Mandela spent 27yrs for standing up against apartheid ?

Mtsai ‏@Busani_SA  

Ridiculous SA justice system "@naniwe: 5 years yoh..that's how much Reeva's life is worth to judge Masipa. #oscarpistorius"

Umar Enesi A ‏@Umar_jnr  

5 years for "Killing" Ms Steenkamp? I don't feel justice here, but that's just my opinion. #OscarPistorius

31OCT/PresidentHotel ‏@SibsMacd  

South Africa: It Took Close To 2 Years Just To Give Oscar Pistorius 5 Years! #OscarPistorius #OscarTrial

Andy Higgs ‏@higgythesiggy  

#OscarPistorius possibly released after 10 months! What a joke the South African justice system is! #gotawaywithmurder

Earl September ‏@earlseptember  

Right #OscarPistorius was given a 5yr sentence for culpable homicide but might be out in 8-10months. Is that @JusticeForReeva? #OscarTrial

Amanda Morrow ‏@amandalmorrow  

Five years is a joke. Surely Reeva's life was worth more than that? #oscarpistorius

Koba ‏@Ndozvazviri 

5 years for killing someone?! what a joke. #OscarPistorius

Holly Oliver ‏@HollOll  

5 years is not even close enough to what he deserves #OscarPistorius

Lucia C- Bordi ‏@LuciaCBordi  

#OscarPistorius jailed for 5 years and could serve just 10 months for killing his girlfriend. What is this world

anil babu munubolu ‏@anilb39  

this case has been a classic example of how law treats the rich, not enough punishment in my view #oscarpistorius

Laura Cope?? ‏@khfc_laura  

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

Gavin Mannion ‏@lazygamers  

So oscar got 5 years. That better translate to at least 2 and a bit in jail #OscarPistorius

Chanelle Hayes ‏@chanellejhayes  

So basically #OscarPistorius has just proved he's above the law and pissed all over the justice system. What a c***. #PistoriusTrial

Moses Matenga ‏@mmatenga  

Five years for #OscarPistorius . Is this the SA justice delivery system?

Spirit Of Africa ‏@xolisani1983  

BREAKING: Judge Masipa sentences Oscar Pistorius to 5 years in prison. and 3 years suspended for firearm charge. #OscarTrial #OscarPistorius

Kye Sones ‏@Kyesones1  

What a joke! 5 years max for taking someone's life!! Money and fame is lawless then..... #OscarPistorius

Kananelo ‏@kaysexwale  

Masepa. I repeat, Masepa. Her surname is no coincidence. #NelMustAppeal #OscarPistorius

 What are your thoughts?