The seasoned courtroom performer is quickly gaining online popularity thanks to his particular way of speaking and his now famous "I put it to you" catch phrase.
Even though the case deals with an extremely sensitive issue and a heartbreaking sequence of events, humour seems to be a preferred escape mechanism for some.
With unprecedented local and international media attention the murder trial will go down in South African history as one of the biggest of its kind. Thanks to social media and the internet it will also create never before imagined viral superstars. Like Mr. Roux.
Here are 8 of the latest Barry Roux memes making the rounds:
1) The Oscar-screams-like-a-girl-meme:
2) The not-a-fan-of-the-fan-meme:
3) The braai-meme:
4) The Friday-meme:
5) The nervous-scream-meme:
6) The door-meme:
7) The I-put-it-to-you-meme:
8) The Lord-of-the-Rings-Barry-Roux-meme:
The parody song: