Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria
Magistrates court Feb. 20. (Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters)
From Nigeria's former aviation minister comes this revealing insight into why so many women suffer horrific levels of violence. Why, they bring it on themselves, according to Femi Fani-Kayode whose Facebook post was picked up by a blogger before he deleted it.
Why was Reeva Steenkamp killed? Because Oscar Pistorious was provoked by this "sexy and pretty little model" sent by the "devil."
He writes: "I have little doubt that Pistorius, who was a great achiever, a living icon, the greatest and best known African sportsman in world history and an absolute gentleman, was provoked into a murderous rage by his pretty little lover and that she played on his insecurities and inadequacies."
The thrice married Fani-Kayode warns men everywhere to beware of women.
"Any woman that stirs up your anger and constantly provokes your wrath ought to be avoided like a plague. It is those that bring peace and tranquility into our lives that we should cherish."
"Only God knows who sent this creature from the sea into this great man’s life just to destroy it. For Pistorius it is all over. In one moment of blind rage he has lost everything and he has brought shame, disgrace, sorrow and infamy upon his name and that of his family. The blood he has shed will speak against him and his lineage forever."
Read The Star's coverage of the Pistorious case here
Hamida Ghafour is
a foreign affairs reporter at The Star. She has lived and worked in the Middle
East and Asia for more than 10 years and is the author of a book on
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