Plan B with Rebecca Davis: Why Judge Masipa just can't catch a break

Watch CapeTalk’s John Maytham and the Daily Maverick’s Rebecca Davis have their weekly chat, tackling some of the fascinating news stories of the week:

Backlash for Judge Thokozile Masipa

South Africans have question the competence of Judge Thokozile Masipa, after the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling, which has found Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder.

The court unanimously found that High Court Judge Masipa made errors in law, when convicting the former athlete of culpable homicide.

There's still a bit of a process to go, but none of this has been an enviable position for Judge Masipa to be in.

Rebecca Davis

Listen to the full conversation on The John Maytham Show:

A tragic loss of sparkle... or self-love?

Courts in the UK granted a 50-year-old woman, who fears aging, the right to die 'because she has lost her sparkle'.

Peace and quite at hair salons

Finally the advent of Rebecca's deepest-felt wishes: 'silent chairs' in hairdressers where you don'thave to make small talk.


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