Raxoxane, your comment about crime and our "national psyche" were spot on.
What i said earlier about Barry Bateman was picked up picked someone else too:
According to data from Twitter Counter, Bateman went from 17 429 followers on 15 February to 122 743 on 21 February — a 604% increase that amounts
to an extra 105 314 followers in just under a week.
While the bail hearing was broadcast yesterday it was like the entire nation was listening, a very eery sort of feeling, yet nobody could explain why
they are so interested, but everyone is.
I'm surprised he got bail, the gun incident in the restaurant and the illegal .38 ammunition should have prevented it. But the cynical part of me
knows killers get bail all the time, so yes, at least he's being treated "normally".
If i can share my thoughts about what what really happened:
She got there 6 pm looking forward to valentines day, they had dinner and a nice evening.
Around 12 pm they started having a fight, which grew louder until 1h30 the cops or security (unclear) were called.
At 2h30 was more shouting ...
there is the matter of 2 cell phones that were in the bathroom on the shower mat with the gun, neither of those phones had been used all evening. It
seems they were Reeva's.
a local rugby player named Francois Hougaard were rumoured to be involved with her.
If she had another phone ... and that phone beeped at 3am on valentines morning, while reeva was in the loo ...
then he looks and fins another cell phone too, reads sms' ...
his gun is lying in next to the bag on the floor on the left side of the bed,
she comes out the toilet and finds him there ... we don't know, but i'd bet he'd had alcohol that night
his world crumbles when she tells him she's leaving him
he gets angry and chases her, she runs to bathroom ... locks herself in
he sits outside and reads the messages, out loud even?
was he stupid enough to try shoot the locks open?
And if he didn't have his legs on as he claimed, why were all the shots in the top half of the door?
Shooting upwards and he hit her in the hip?
He's lying about a lot of things.
there's a lot we don't know, but he was a seriously stupid man that night, he reacted badly and killed someone, and this burglar nonsense is
This murder wasn't premeditated, he didn't plan it, but it happened anyway.