The most loved ‘good boy’ of South Africa turned brutal murderer. On Valentine’s Day 2013, Oscar Pistorius shot his partner, Reeva Steenkamp, in the head. His ‘trophy wife’ is now seen around the world, on photographs: her brains a gruesome mess like the melon targets he practised on. Prior conversation revealed that she said 90% of the time he was a great partner; we now know that the 10% of him was enough to kill her. It also destroyed his world famous personality as the amputee athlete who stole the hearts of the people around the world. And it brought at least two families – the Steenkamps and the Pistorius’ – to utter devastation, now uttering: I regret not having found out what she meant when she said ‘We need to talk.’ Pistorius, while on his amputated stumps with no legs, shot her in the head and attacked the toilet door with a baseball bat. A disabled man had more technical physical power over his abled woman; both of them equal size people for the gender types and well-groomed individuals. They had everything going for them, but Pistorius wanted his woman in a cage where he could control her. She, as many women do, jumped in and out of the cage in order to try and live with her man. His anxiety, when she was not where he expected her to be, figuratively spoken, made him lose the plot and kill her on the spot. Men and Women - watch out – rage can turn any person into a killer; it simply depends on who is the strongest, and most often, men are, even though they may appear to be the disabled or the loving ‘good boy’. A bloody affair such as this one is just the tip of the iceberg of a whole lot of physiological abuse going unseen or unattended. Domestic violence: the invisible [inter]national disaster!
|Susanna Susara Kruger||
Author, Speaker, Educator & Entrepreneur