PLEASE NOTE:

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

 
Michelle Geldenhuys
 
Comments: 13
Article views: 1165
 
 
Latest Badges:

 
View all Michelle Geldenhuys's badges.
 

Unnecessary Pistorius Trial Coverage

18 February 2014, 10:58

It shocks me how the Oscar Pistorious trial dominated Carte Blanche this last Sunday Night the 16th of Feb! 

This false illusion that they aired this particular segment because the trial must be open for all to see and they are dedicated to the upholding of our sacred doctrine "justice must not only be done, but also seen to be done" is misleading and unfounded most importantly due to the fact that the trial has not even started yet! So why are we airing anything on the trial at all right now, there will be plenty of time for that come next month from the kick off of the murder trial.
NO mention of the intolerance of the ruling party shown to peaceful opposition which was highlighted during the DA jobs march on Wed. 
Very out of character for Carte Blanche to ignore such an important event.
Especially seeing as though this event affected the safekeeping of democracy in South Africa and happened only a few days before Carte Blanche aired.....and we all as South Africans know that Carte Blanche is on top of and airs all current and pressing issues.

I am concerned that this Oscar Pistorious trial has been strategically postponed and placed by our "Government owned justice system" so as to dominate the media during the 2014 SA Elections.

I believe that this internationally famous murder trial is going to completely consume the media and the public, so that important issues that should be focused on, regarding the elections and policies, are going to be ignored! 
I believe that this Oscar Pistorius Murder trial has been strategically and politically placed in order to draw attention away from the failures of the ruling party of our country during this critical Election period.Right now our media should be focusing on issues in this country such as service delivery protests, crime, corruption and the misuse of public funds.
Unfortunately it seems attention on crimes that are killing this country are going to take a back seat to one murder trial of which the outcome is not going to directly affect anyone in this country.

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.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

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
13 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Mahomed Farouk Cassim
Terror a force for good in Parly

A government that loses its moral authority ceases to govern. Instead, it will begin to rule and thus become intolerant of accountability, transparency and democratic processes.  Read more...

0 comments 52 views
Submitted by
Gideon van Zyl
I am not irrelevant - just outvot...

Well at last I am truly back home. One of the things I want to do, is to actually do something about the general feeling of being gatvol about South African politics.  Read more...

5 comments 120 views
Submitted by
CandK
The pearls of an Atheist Easter

I have an extended family that are Christian, and we are not talking the love they neighbour, forgive your mates and do the right thing, of the good old bishop Tutu kind. Read more...

253 comments 2527 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
The colour of corruption

The word "corruption" is without doubt the most (ab)used and politicised word in South Africa.  Read more...

52 comments 1192 views
Submitted by
Makate Rapulana
Who is watching the watchdog?

The late chief justice Pius Langa once averred: “I think judges should have a thick skin. We work in public, we give our judgments in public, and we give reasons for those judgments." Read more...

7 comments 409 views
Submitted by
Narian Chengiah Naidoo
A Civilized Society

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. said, "Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society." Those words carry value and meaning only if "civilized" is understood as being good, happy and beneficial to all citizens. Read more...

11 comments 603 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

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 your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Digital Media & Marketing Association
 
© 2014 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.