Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Equal before the law?

When a complaint of common assault was laid against Oscar Pistorius, a man with no legs and obviously not a flight risk, the police promptly arrested him, charged him with assault to commit grievous bodily harm and locked him up for the night.

When a complaint of common assault was laid against one Julius Malema, he was not arrested, not charged with assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm and not locked up.

Let no one ever again spin us that crap of us all being equal before the law.

South Africa's double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been arrested for assault, police said on Sunday.

Sergeant Miranda Stoltz told eTV that Pistorius, who spent the night in jail after the arrest on Saturday, was due to appear in court soon.

He was first arrested for assault after slamming a door on a woman but the police later changed the charge to common assault, said Stoltz, adding that according to his family and friends it was just an accident.

The police reservist who has laid an assault charge against ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, says it's a sad state of affairs when citizens of a country have reason to fear politicians.

The man alleged that Malema assaulted him early on Sunday morning during a party at Malema's house in Sandown, Sandton.

Malema said on Monday the latest allegations were all part of a conspiracy to undermine the leadership of the youth league.

"They are sent by Helen Zille [DA leader] and her people to come and spy on us."

3 Opinion(s):

Vanilla Ice said...

Nice one Loggi. The lack of attention from the MSM is deafening. But, of course, there is no double standard, no racism. And all of this drama must be viewed within the context of former black oppression. So they can't be blamed. Sickening.

Dachshund said...

Oscar Pistorius being locked up is so pathetic it beggars belief.

Islandshark said...

I heard Caterpillar renamed their largest capacity front-end loader the "Malema om-nom-nom"...