Judge Masipa's Sentence was just: Advocate Majavu

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years behind bars for culpable homicide after a seven-month trial in the North Gauteng High Court for killing girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.

The public has been following the trial, the first to be broadcast on radio and televison in South Africa, many interested observers took to social media to express their opinions following Judge Thokozile Masipa’s sentencing in the Pretoria High Court earlier today.

Criminal Lawyer, Advocate Zola Majavu joined Xolani Gwala sharing analysis and insight regarding the sentence handed down by Masipa.

Despite the general negative reaction to Masipa’s sentence by many who have been following the case. Majavu says that he does not think the judge “could have done any better considering that she was looking to sentence an accused who was convicted of culpable homicide”.

Majavu carried on to say that he would be surprised if the state did not pursue an appeal in this case, as it is “a really narrow point of law”.

If I were the Prosecutor, who feels as strongly as I think Gerrie Nel should do, I would be well within my rights to appeal the outcome; if anything for legal certainty, not with the view [of] questioning the judge because it is really a narrow point of law. I would be surprised if the National Prosecuting Authority would let this one slide.

Advocate Zola Majavu

Listen to the Advocate’s full conversation with Xolani here:

Majavu shared his opinion regarding the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius:

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