How Important is Oscar Pistorius's Trial?

2014-03-05 10:50

Why is the life of a celebrity any more important than any other human being?

This is a poor reflection on society that Oscar Pistorius’ trial has to be considered so important. There are so many more serious goings-on and tragedies like this happening all over the globe, which hardly get any attention or media coverage.

I believe there is too much news coverage of celebrities’ lives and scandals.

I understand that the public need to know the truth about the tragedy that happened on that tragic Valentine’s Day, but must we devote so much expensive media space to the court room drama?

Oscar Pistorius trial is really immaterial when compared to what’s happening in Ukraine, the high cost of living and poverty in our country or, for that matter, the upcoming elections, lack of service delivery by our municipalities and some government departments.

The manner in which Reeva Steenkamp was killed is shocking and tragic. My heart aches for her family as they come to terms with this tragic heartbreak.

We don’t need a media circus intent on sensationalizing a tragedy in order to increase circulation and sales.

We need to allow the court to try Oscar Pistorius on the evidence without the public and reporters speculating over the issues.


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