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AFRICANGLOBE - In September last year Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on culpable homicide charges after murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. At the time, many commentators thought he'd gotten off lightly, but never mind five years in jail: today South Africa's Department of Correctional Services confirmed that the disgraced athlete will be released, after serving one-sixth of his time.
AFRICANGLOBE - For many, it seemed unreal when Oscar Pistorius was charged for murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. It seemed like a scene out of an Oscar-deserving Hollywood movie- no pun intended.So far, Oscar Pistorius’ legal team have done a good job of providing him a defense that counters the prosecution’s claims but despite being granted bail, Oscar is still a long way from being a free man.
AFRICANGLOBE - Oscar Pistorius’ father unintentionally landed him in even more hot water this week, when he suggested that his son needed to have multiple guns in his home because the African National Congress government in the country fails to protect White people.
AFRICANGLOBE - White-power group Afri-Forum is considering bringing a complaint of discrimination before the Equality Court against South Africa's Minister of Women, Children, and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, after she was reported to have remarked on an Australian news programme that young Afrikaners and their Calvinistic faith should be blamed for violence against women and children in South Africa.
AFRICANGLOBE - President Obama announced in a letter to Congress that he will be deploying 100 troops to Niger, to help aid in the ongoing operations against Arab terorists in Mali. The troops will be armed “for the purpose of providing their own force protection and security,” and focus on “intelligence sharing.”
AFRICANGLOBE - Blade runner Oscar Pistorius' murder case was postponed to February 19 in the Tshwane Magistrate's Court, after a highly charged first appearance on Friday. He will stay in police custody at the Brooklyn police station until his appearance on Tuesday.
AFRICANGLOBE - White South African paralympic superstar and sporting hero Oscar Pistorius — a double amputee who competed with high-tech artificial legs — was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, a model who was an advocate against rape and the abuse of women.Steenkamp was shot four times in Pistorius’ home in a gated community in Pretoria, the country’s capital, in the early-morning hours.