OSCAR PISTORIUS JUDGMENT A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE!

Editor:

Interesting piece (with questions unanswered too) by Sam Ditshego. And this is not a legal opinion nor is it a criminal law view.

Originally posted on Mayihlome News:

Off the hook on a charge of Murder - Oscar Pistorius

Off the hook on a charge of Murder – Oscar Pistorius
Source: http://a.abcnews.com

There is a Setswana idiom which says Motho o tshwarwa ka mafoko, kgomo e tshwarwa ka dinaka. This means a person reveals or speaks his/her deep or inner secrets through talking (through his mouth) and when one wants to slaughter a cow/bull, one would handle it by its horns – grabbing the bull by its horns so to speak (For non-Setswana speakers, Motho is a person and kgomo is a cow or bull, mafoko are words and dinaka are horns. Go tshwarwa as in the first phrase means to get caught and in the second phrase it means to be grabbed or handled). It is through speaking that a person can reveal whether or not they are honest and truthful. In a court of law this is done through evidence in chief and cross examination.

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Batswana men not hopelessly romantic

Keletso Thobega has written a very interesting opinion piece on Botswana’s Mmegi newspaper that we, Batswana men, are actually romantic in our own and unique way – and not exactly the western way many women expect of us especially since many of them watch these American and British romance movies (emphasis). Of course many women – especially Batswana women – would likely and are of course expected to disagree with Thobega. But to paraphrase, isn’t romance in the eyes of the romanced? Continue reading

Why Malema can’t sue Maile for insulting him

In 2009, former ANCYL President and now Economic Freedom Fighter Chief Convenor, Julius Malema, accused Democratic Alliance leader, Helen Zille, as a “racist and [that she] will remain a racist”. Two years later, he “unreservedly apologise(d)” and “unequivocally retract(ed)  their (his and Floyd Shivambu’s) statements” at Zille last following her R1.4m against the two at Western Cape High Court. Fast-forward to 2013, Malema is said to be going to file a lawsuit against ANCYL Gauteng chairperson, Leboganag Maile, for referring to him as a “drunkard and a womaniser” early this week. Continue reading