We said at the time that she was out of her depth, her summing-up illogical. She couldn't even read-out accurately her own judgement.
Maybe she was unnerved by the global attention to the case; if so, she should have excused herself in the interests of justice, as should our own, recent Judge Weepy.
Her failure to try this case properly has caused distress to the relatives of the victim, to groups already feeling hard done-by: women victims of violence; more harshly sentenced black South Africans; ordinary citizens concerned by levels of firearms-related violence and, poignantly, to Pistorius, himself.
Obviously a fuck-up, he believed he had won yet another victory against the odds, now he's facing maybe another ten years or more in prison, having been released under house arrest. His career is now obliterated, not even Nike or Adidas or Rolex will sponsor a murderer, not even the criminal organisation, FIFA, would give him houseroom. Better by far that he had been dealt with justly in the first place, he would now be settled into his sentence and realistically considering life after release, perhaps confronting his own offending behaviour. It is never pleasant to see a rash young man being sentenced to a long period of imprisonment but if anybody needed to go away it was Oscar Pistorius;
confused and bungling, JudgeThokozile Masipa, failed him, too.