Judgment day has arrived for Oscar Pistorius.
So far the Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled out pre-meditated murder and murder with intent through dolus eventualis.
The court of public opinion is in two minds about Judge Masipa's rulings so far and will all wait with baited breath for the final ruling regarding culpable homicide.
Some believe the judgement thus far has been fair:
Can people comprehend the possibility that Oscar might just have made a terrible mistake. — #KasiOverEverything (@Vusani_) September 11, 2014
While others believe that the reasonable person should have known that shooting through the bathroom door would have killed someone.
Masipa should have used something else... she has somewhat contradicted her earlier findings. She was doing so well — Remi Danton (@KMalatji) September 11, 2014
Really feel for Reeva Steenkamp and family. No justice whatsoever... Scum bag get away with it!! #OscarPistorius — Dec Fox (@Dec_Fox) September 11, 2014Many believe that Oscar's money has helped him today.
Money talks #OscarPistorius — Adam Kelly (@AdamKelly30) September 11, 2014Race has also come to play in the conversation around the Oscar trial.
Goes to show how far money, fame and white skin can get you in South Africa. Justice system is so corrupt #OscarPistorius — Chrissy Durston (@chrissydurston) September 11, 2014No matter what the public believes however, only Judge Masipa has the final word. Court is currently adjourned for early lunch and the public, Oscar and Reeva Steenkamp's family will once again listen intently to find out what Oscar's fate is.