So we are back at it, the Oscar trail I mean, and boy is there drama. Allow me to be the millionth person to write about this topic. Why do I find myself feeling sorry for him? Is it because of the fact that he gave us crocodile tears with a dash of snot and hint of hysteria? Angazi hey, but I know this, I am not a rock and I know for a fact that many South Africans aren't.
This trail has taken a different turn and many people have suddenly realized that he might have actually made a mistake. Are we suddenly touched because of what we see, is it because of his profile? Is it because of his wealth? But then again I find myself asking, if it was my black brother who had shot his girlfriend by mistake, how would this have panned out?
My black brother who is not as famous or wealthy as Oscar? Someone who has fired shots before because he thought guns where cool, what would have happened? I know this sounds racist and out of order, but think about it and let me know! All I'm saying is chances are, we would have less sympathy because of the stats in our country and the crime rate. Not forgetting the stigma attached to black men, not so wealthy men and definitely those men who cannot express their feelings so freely.
I may be wrong,I may be silly but the fact that I was so moved by this trail and how I suddenly felt sympathy for a man who was willing to kill a person behind closed doors, made me think.
What are your thoughts?
By:Thabi Mnguni @missWami