Former Judge responds to Barry Roux's attack on media

Former Zimbabwean High Court Judge Chris Greenland has responded to Advocate Barry Roux's claim that his client was victimised as a result of publicity and media coverage around his murder trial. Speaking to Gushwell Brooks on #OscarExtra he had this to say:

I’m so relieved that Judge Masipa took issue with Roux’s FC on this complaint, lament about Oscar being victimised because of publicity and media coverage. I’m so glad that she’s given notice that she’s not going to have any regard to that. Because in my view that was objectionable in the extreme, to posit Oscar Pistorius as a victim because of publicity because of the transparency, because of the coverage to the world of this trial.

Chris Greenland

It’s objectionable for a person involved with the law sworn to uphold the constitution and the laws of the country then to take that type of stance on transparency. Gerrie Nel correctly pointed it out, it’s in the nature, it’s fundamental to our system of justice that you have transparency.

Chris Greenland

It’s a precious commodity. You can’t start complaining about it because it’s world wide, you should actually appreciate it and then to go further and claim that your client is a victim of that transparency is objectionable in my view. We need more transparency not less.

Chris Greenland

Here is the full interview...

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