After day one of sentencing procedures at the North Gauteng High Court, Oscar Pistorius broke his media silence by lashing out at Henri van Breda.

As he was leaving the courtroom on Monday, Pistorius shouted in the direction of the media, implying van Breda had ‘deliberately’ stolen his limelight.

“Today was MY day! I was trending on Twitter! I should be trending on Twitter! Who the fuck is this Henri van Breda? He hasn’t even been convicted yet [sic],” he shouted.

Pistorius then looked down as he shuffled out, mumbling what sounded like, “There can be only one murderer on Twitter at a time. Today was meant to be my time. He did this deliberately.”

#OscarPistorius has been trending nationally on Twitter since early on Monday morning.

The Paralympian is to be sentenced for murder, after the Supreme Court of Appeal overturned his culpable homicide conviction.

Meanwhile, Henri van Breda, whose family was bludgeoned to death with an axe on a

Henri van Breda
luxury estate in Stellenbosch 18 months ago, handed himself over to police on Monday.

The 21-year-old van Breda was then immediately arrested and taken into custody.

He is due to appear in court today.

Within minutes of the news hitting social media, #HenriVanBreda started trending too, sparking the outrage from Pistorius.


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Oscar-Pistorius-at-the-Pretoria-High-CourtAfter delivering the more significant portion of her verdict in the North Gauteng High, Judge Thokozile Masipa admitted she had used alternative methods in arriving at her various conclusions.

The State was dealt a heavy blow when, during her judgment, Masipa said Gerrie Nel had failed to prove without reasonable doubt that 27-year-old Oscar Pistorius was guilty of murder.

Masipa had the massive task of reviewing over 4000 pages of documents from the 41-day trial.

Speaking outside the North Gauteng High Court yesterday, Masipa said, “Ain’t nobody got time for that. I took to the public to assist with my judgment.”

Masipa said she had taken the lead from productions such as SA Idols, and had set up a Mxit campaign, in which members of the public were able to vote.”We let them watch, we let them vote. It’s only fair,” she said.

“We have had, how many, ten seasons of Idols, and at least one of our winnmxiters over the years has had enough fame to perform at the Pumpkin Festival in Hermanus, so the public is therefore a more reliable witness than technology, people who think they might have heard noises, and even common sense,” Masipa said.

Masipa also said she favoured the jury system and had personally implemented it of her own accord to what she described as ‘great effect.’

As far as the other charges are concerned – most of which relate to firearm offences, Masipa sid the public was of the opinion Pistorius should be hailed as a hero and not convicted.

Mxit is a free messaging service, most popular in the Cape Flats.

According to his legal team, Pistorius might have screamed like a girl on the night of the incident.

#newsbyrory reporters were able to obtain RICA records from anonymous sources late on Thursday night, and found no less than 132 450 cellular phones registered to Oscar Pistorius, with each having more than thirteen Mxit accounts.

“I cannot say much more at this point, other than that I may use Mxit to assist with my decision in sentencing,” Masipa said.

The judgment continued on Friday, where Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide, as well as the shooting incident at Tashas.

Mxit votes dictated too that bail be extended, and that the case be postponed until 13 October when sentencing arguments will begin.

Mr Pistorius shot dead his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day at his Pretoria home last year.