On Sunday, after reading the gory allegations about Oscar’s
guilt or innocence, I wrote an article
about whether the reporting was ethical and whether the conduct of the SAPS
required censure from the police who leaked the information.
My gripe was that the SAPS had no right to release
information to the media and I questioned the media’s “ethics”for publishing
The spanner in the works is the blood on the bat as well as
the crushed skull theory, which was clearly a figment of someone’s
I also stated in my article that “These reports are
from non-public documents and contains information known only to
investigators. When people are involved in civil litigation one party
will usually leak information to the media to portray another in a bad
light. However, when the State has charged one party with a crime such as
murder, one has to question what is the purpose of the State unlawfully leaking
information to the media. The answer is very clear, to sway public
opinion against the accused.”
What is emerging in court today, the lead investigator is
somewhat agreeing with Oscar’s version which means culpable homicide.
In the public opinion, Oscar is guilt. But what is
worse, is the lead investigating making wild allegations on the stand and
verbally sparring with the Defense Counsel.
Not good for our image.
Our SAPS appears to be key stone cops. Mr. Dewani must be laughing at
this. No chance now that he will be extradited.