PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
sunblock
 
Comments: 110
Article views: 879
 
 
Latest Badges:


 
View all sunblock's badges.
 

Oscar: Prays to God while girlfriend dies

07 March 2014, 13:51
From yesterday's testimony, we have to ask a horrible question:
Did Oscar intentionally murder Reeva?  If he did, then when the first witness found her, with Oscar's fingers in her mouth, did he do so to prevent her from speaking to the witness or anyone else, and also to perhaps make sure she died.
Note that Oscar's first words to the doctor were an explanation and an excuse, not: "Help her" or "call an ambulance." In other words he was already telling a story, trying to get himself off the hook, even while she was still alive.  What did he say? "I shot her.  I mistook her for a burglar.."This statement may also have shaped and informed the witnesses impression that Oscar's 'remorse' was genuine.  
If that sounds farfetched, the witness testified that Reeva had a very tight grip on Oscar's hand, even though she was no longer breathing, and there was no pulse.  
Second point.  Assuming Oscar did intentionally murder Reeva, it means his shouting "help" and praying to God was all elaborate theatre.  It means the daily prayer meetings and family prayer huddles, at least from Oscar, and the loud sobbing in court, is part of an ongoing charade.
Is it?  
Millions are at stake. His image, worth millions, is at stake, or in his mind, it still is.  So far a lot of witnesses have provided similar, plausible accounts of a woman screaming.  Why should they make up a story?  Who stands the most to gain or lose by making up a story here?  Because very probably Reeva did scream while in the toilet, knowing what was about to happen, and certainly after the first bullet wound.  Forensics show it was the fourth and last bullet that killed her.  It also stands to reason that if he intended to shoot her to death, and that she no longer screamed after the fourth shot, he didn't need to continue shooting. After the head wound she would have fallen down immediately and fallen silent.
We don't know what the build-up of the alleged argument was about, but it was Valentines Day...and it would have taken just a single late night or early morning sms from an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend to set off some sort of conflict.
So either Oscar is innocent, screams like a girl, was afraid in the pitch darkness, made a rapid fire of noises with a bat that sounded like a gun (and was able to deliver them with superhuman speed), and after a quiet, loving evening together, he mistook her for a burglar behind a door (firing four shots), or the couple had an argument, and in a rage, Oscar intentionally shot her, and then acted full of remorse.  The bathroom light was seen to be on when the shots were heard, and if they were awake and arguing throughout the early hours of that morning, the house wouldn't have been pitch dark.
Which sounds more likely to you?
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
110 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Nicholas K Mashabela
The re-emergence of coalition pol...

This year (2016) local election will most likely become another nightmare for smaller parties. I however foresee more victories for the likes of EFF and DA.  Read more...

0 comments 261 views
Submitted by
Anni Upton
From Africa's most healthy econom...

Under the leadership of ex-presidents Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki (both lawyers, with exceptional educational qualifications) from 1994 -2008, our beloved country can be typified as: Read more...

0 comments 427 views
Submitted by
SkerP
Oscar - Not an acceptable explana...

So Heather Malcherzcyk has scoured the Oscar trial record, and feels confident to educate us all, on the apparent basis that five justices of the Supreme Court, and nine justices of the Constitutional Court, are all idiots. Read more...

0 comments 774 views
Submitted by
No Ohno
To all who complain about the Sup...

I see many people complaining about the new Super rugby pool format, and how unfair it is that SA has 3 teams, and host matches, even though other pools teams have more points. Read more...

0 comments 98 views
Submitted by
Louw Venter
Now is the time to stop him

Self-actualisation is the highest form of human growth, someone who is self-actualised is a fully functioning human being. She identifies the characteristics below as unwaveringly related to a good leader.  Read more...

0 comments 93 views
Submitted by
MikeHampton
Ubuntu Party is the Ultimate Stup...

Meeting Tellinger was an absolute disappointment. He relies on charm and, where that fails, arrogance. He was unable to provide practical answers supporting the Ubuntu Party's manifesto. Read more...

0 comments 109 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2016 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.