Pistorius Twitter muzzling “unenforceable”

An order by Judge Thokozile Masipa to prohibit the media from tweeting information about Reeva Steenkamp’s post mortem results sounds unenforceable, law expert Pierre de Vos said on Monday.

“I haven’t heard the whole order, but from what I have heard it sounds confusing,” De Vos said.

“It sounds unenforceable. I wasn’t there to hear her [the judge’s] exact words, but in other court cases, people and journalists use Twitter so I don’t know why they doing this in this case, what makes this case so special.”

Judge Masipa ordered that the live broadcast of Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial be cut because of the graphic testimony of a pathologist testifying about Steenkamp’s injuries.

“There shall be no live broadcast now…. That [also] applies to Twitter,” she said.

Pistorius is charged with the premeditated murder of Steenkamp, and with contravening the Firearms Act.

He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges, and contends he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he shot her.

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Pistorius Twitter muzzling “unenforceable”