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Anger at funeral of slain
South African model Steenkamp

Reuters, by Helen Nyambura-Mwaura

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Posted By:Drive, 2/19/2013 8:05:04 AM

Amid the grief, some mourners at South African model Reeva Steenkamp´s funeral on Tuesday demanded punishment for her boyfriend, Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who has been charged with her murder. A hearse took Steenkamp´s body to the Victoria Park Crematorium in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth for a private funeral attended by more than 100 relatives and friends.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: catfur27, 2/19/2013 9:05:58 AM     (No. 9184529)


FTA : "- on average, a woman is raped every four minutes, and one is killed every eight hours by her partner or relative."

...in other articles it´s reported there are 50 murders/day in South Africa.

..good thing those evil white people aren´t running the country anymore.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: thelmalou, 2/19/2013 9:24:28 AM     (No. 9184569)

Poor girl. She did not deserve that.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 2/19/2013 9:49:58 AM     (No. 9184608)

We can only hope there is no OJ jury in South Africa.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Texan at Heart, 2/19/2013 10:41:31 AM     (No. 9184728)

His fate will not be decided by a jury, #3, but rather by a judge in consultation with 2 magistrates - so basically 3 people, not his peers. And South Africa does not have the death penalty, so the max punishment he could get is life in prison.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 2/19/2013 1:49:59 PM     (No. 9185142)

She is the one we should be focusing on NOT her ´roid filled loser of a boyfriend.

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