NGOs Slam Attacks on Judge Masipa

Several NGOs have expressed their concern at the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa

Several legal organisations say they are concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over the trial of blade runner, Oscar Pistorius.

The Legal Resources Centre, SECTION27, and the Centre for Child Law state that the wave of criticism directed at Masipa personally in relation to her judgment had resulted in her requiring police protection.

In a press statement, they argue that some of the remarks may even border on hate speech, defamation and contempt of court, adding that, “These comments allege that Judge Masipa is corrupt, and/or that her gender and/or race rendered her incompetent in appropriately applying the law to the evidence presented.”

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