Pistorius Trial Takes Over South Africa

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The Oscar Pistorius murder trial in South Africa has the entire country entirely captivated. The famous athlete known as the “Blade Runner” is in court for shooting and killing his girlfriend, whom he says he mistook for an intruder. The country’s obsession with the proceedings may even affect the upcoming presidential elections there, because the candidates have to compete with the trial for voters’ attention.

Credits

Guest:
Anton Harber - University of the Witswatersrand - @AntonHarber

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott