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...

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?