I spent last Wednesday in bed with flu, listening to the re-sentencing of Oscar Pistorius and the resulting firestorm of outrage on talk radio. One grows reconciled to the fact that hysterics who didn’t follow the trial closely will cling to the belief that Pistorius murdered Reeva Steenkamp deliberately in a fit of jealous rage, but there was a second theme in their tirades.Was the trial a latter-day apartheid atrocity, as many claim? And does the final outcome really prove, as The Guardian reported last week, that SA’s justice system remains "a spoiled white boy’s plaything" in which malleable judges hand down decisions that favour those with the most money?See video here Granted, an accused who can afford good lawyers always stands a better chance than a poor man who can’t. This was the moral of the OJ Simpson saga in which millions of dollars in legal fees won an acquittal that defied a mass of incriminating evidence. The moral of the Pistorius trial is something else entirely....

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