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1. Father of Reeva Steenkamp tells court Pistorius must pay for his crime.
Barry Steenkamp, the father of Reeva Steenkamp, has told a court he and his wife June forgive Oscar Pistorius for killing his daughter, but he must pay for his crime.
Pistorius initially received a five-year jail term for culpable homicide – the South African equivalent of manslaughter – and was released from prison after just a year behind bars.
Barry Steenkamp told the court his wife felt forgiveness towards their daughter’s murderer.
“June (Reeva’s mother) is a Christian, so am I but I don’t really go to church. June has forgiven. She feels it’s right in her heart to forgive Oscar,” he said.
“But…forgiving like that, it still does not exonerate you from the crime that you committed. He has to pay for that.
“It’s been very difficult for me to forgive. But I feel the same, that Oscar has to pay for what he did. He has to pay for it. And that’s all I can say.
Mr Steenkamp said that at some time in the future he wanted to talk to the 28-year-old.
“Most probably the time will come when I want to talk to Oscar, in private, not now, at a later stage, I would like to talk to him, yes.”
Oscar Pistorius is being sentenced for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He was released from prison last October after just a year behind bars.
Pistorius was ordered to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest at his uncle’s home.
But the conviction was upgraded to murder after an appeal by prosecutors.
2. Muslim cleric who called for gay people to be killed leaves Australia after public outcry.
A Muslim cleric who has previously suggested the death sentence for gay people has left Australia following a public outcry at his entry into the country for a speaking tour.
Sheik Farrokh Sekaleshfar, who is British born made the anti-homosexual comments at the University of Michigan three years ago. The comments have been reportedly linked to the recent massacre in Orlando, but the ABC reports he denies any link.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday ordered an urgent review of the Sheikh’s visa saying Australia had a “zero tolerance for people who come to Australia to preach hatred”
The Sheikh appeared on Lateline where he denied any link to the Orlando shooting.
“No speech, especially when you’re not inciting any hatred and it was given three years ago, that would never lead to such a massacre,” the Sheikh said.
“That animal, they are connecting me to him [Omar Mateen]. Not at all. He was an ISIS sympathiser, a follower of Baghdadi, these people are criminals.”
But he did say he advocated death for homosexuals who have sex in public in nations that observe Islamic law.
“When does this question of death theoretically arise? It arises in particular scenario and it’s such a small probability that I’ve never even heard of such a scenario arising, where in such a country, with such a mandate, where the rule of law is Islam, there where homosexual couples … commit anal copulation in public — no one does that,” he said.
3. Owner of Pulse nightclub vows to reopen.
The owner of the nightclub in Orlando that was the scene of America’s most tragic mass shooting has vowed to reopen saying that she originally opened the nightclub to honour her brother who lost his battle with AIDS in 1991.