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Sick to death of the ‘Oscar’ Story!

21 February 2013, 15:00

Whilst I can appreciate that Oscar is part of our National Pride and that all South Africans look (looked) up to him, I am absolutely astounded by how totally absorbed the country has become in this case.

One only has to look at the newspapers to see that nothing else (well, barely) is currently being reported. We have just had a major player take the stage in the form of Maphela Ramphele in South African politics and people still yearn for the mindless media repetition in regards to the Bail hearing.

Have we gone mad?

Parliament is open and Zuma is finally under fire from Ministers demanding progress, accountability and updates, Nkandla upgrades have been put on hold, Anglo Plat is in dire straits and more people might lose their jobs due to the Unions endless bickering, textbook  sagas continue in Limpop and are still being denied, and did I mention that we have a contender on the South African Political front in the form of Agang?

Further to the total hunger by the Public wanting to know every last detail of what happened between Oscar and Reeva on that fateful morning, my assumption would be that at least half of his previously so called fans have done a 180’degree turn and are baying for blood – his blood. To be honest, I am appalled that the Public can jump to such conclusions. Yes, he shot her – he admitted as much but we do not know all the details. I refuse to be drawn into a discussion as to his ‘supposed guilt’ as that is not our job and frankly it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks, it is up to the Defence and the Prosecutor to convince the Judge.

This trial is likely to continue for two years and god help us if this is the only story we are going to hear about.

Zuma and his cadre must be clicking their heels and laughing heartily into their Johnnie Walker Blues at this lucky ‘distraction’ that removes the public focus on them for a while.

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