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White Privilege In Africa: Murderer Oscar Pistorius Granted Parole

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.

Oscar Pistorius: From Superhuman to Brand Liability?

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.

Oscar Pistorius, South African Athlete, Charged With Girlfriend’s Murder

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.