AS IT HAPPENED: #OscarPistorius is a broken man - Roux

2017-11-03 09:57

The State has appealed the jail sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein.


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03 Nov 12:44

Masipa failed to give compelling reasons to deviate from longer sentence for Oscar, SCA hears

Judge Thokozile Masipa failed to put forward substantial and compelling reasons why she deviated from a minimum sentence of 15 years when she sentenced Oscar Pistorius for Reeva Steenkamp's murder, the Supreme Court of Appeal heard

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Judgment reserved, Justice Bosielo congratulates parties on their preparation

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Justice Bosielo says the appellant court should interfere even when it would have imposed a different sentence

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Johnson says there is a lack of admission  

Justice Bosielo: I don't think those arguments are valid

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Justices are not giving anything away on which way they are leaning

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Johnson returns to the remorse argument  

"We still remain in a quandary"  

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The NPA's Advocate Johnson responds

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Roux: Oscar is a broken man  

He's tormented for the rest of his life

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Key line from S v Malgas:  

If any court referred to in subsection (1) or (2) is satisfied that substantial and  compelling  circumstances  exist  which  justify  the imposition of a lesser sentence than the sentence prescribed in those subsections, it  shall  enter  those  circumstances  on  the  record  of  the proceedings and may thereupon impose such lesser sentence.

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Roux once again references S v Malgas

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"Judge Masipa went through a very difficult time" - Roux

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Roux argues that Judge Masipa conducted a "proper exercise of discretion"

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Roux: Oscar Pistorius is a sacrificial lamb

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Here is the case State v Malgas that has been quoted

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"Someone he did not want to kill.  

"Was he prepared to kill the intruder?"

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Roux argues for Judge Masipa's thinking in handing down sentence

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Tanya Koen, speaking on behalf of Reeva's emotional mother June said: "The family supports the State and the law must run its course – and what is happening this morning is part of that legal process.

"What the family is focusing on is to continue Reeva's legacy, which is the Reeva Rebecca Steenkamp Foundation."

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Justice Seriti: I'm not criticising Judge Masipa.  

I'm trying to bring some sanity  

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Justice Seriti and Roux debate retribution in serious crimes

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Debate on retribution versus rehabilitation

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