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Women's league resents special treatment to Pistorious
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Women's league resents special treatment to Pistorious

Feb 21 2013, 8:10am CST | by

Johannesburg, Feb 21 (IANS) The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from the law enforcement agency.

Johannesburg, Feb 21 — The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from...

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Women's league resents special treatment to Pistorious

Feb 21 2013, 8:10am CST | by

Johannesburg, Feb 21 (IANS) The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from the law enforcement agency.

Johannesburg, Feb 21 — The African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) Thursday demanded an explanation as to why murder accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "getting special" treatment from the law enforcement agency.

Pistorius is being allowed to stay in the Brooklyn police station holding cells instead of prison, unlike others awaiting trial or awaiting bail, Xinhua reports.

Pistorius, charged with killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp Feb 14, the Valentine's Day, appeared at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court Thursday for the third day, awaiting ruling on his bail application. The double amputee has denied that he murdered Steenkamp.

"If there is some special circumstance that permits this, authorities must share this with the public as they are setting a bad precedent. All should be treated equally before the law no matter your standing in society," ANCWL head of communications Troy Martens said in a statement.

"We would like to register our dissatisfaction at this special treatment that Pistorius is getting and would like prosecutors to take this issue up," she added.

Unlike other alleged offenders who are in prison, Pistorius's family members are permitted to visit him at all hours not just prescribed visiting hours as would be the case in prison, according to the ANCWL.

The ANCWL said if Pistorius is denied bail, he must be moved to a proper prison facility with others accused of similar crimes.

"A strong message must be sent out that wealth and celebrity cannot give you an advantage over the law," Martens said.

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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pis ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the full fiv ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the full five years of his jail sentence. "I ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the full five years of his jai ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the full five years of his jail sent ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, howe ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the f ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the full five years of his jail sentenc ...
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Pistorius welcome to compete at Rio 2016

Oct 28 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — Brazilian Olympic and Paralympic organizers would welcome Oscar Pistorius to compete at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro if the South African runner is declared eligible. The double-amputee athlete began a five-year jail sentence last week for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but he could be released after 10 months. Both South Africa’s Olympic committee and Paralympic officials say, however, that Pistorius can’t compete for the full ...
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South Africa soccer star killed in house robbery

Oct 27 2014 9:39am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The shooting death of the beloved captain of South Africa’s national soccer team during an apparent house robbery stunned a country long accustomed to violent crime, and police launched a manhunt Monday for the intruders. Charismatic goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa was known for his athleticism and easy way with fans, teammates and coaches, and his slaying delivered yet another blow to the national sports scene. The 27-yea ...
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