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Anton Taylor Praises Michelle Burger for Doing the Right Thing During the Oscar Pistorius Trial

The Wisdom of Jozi ShoreRight from the outset the Oscar Pistorius trial has gripped the nation, with South Africans responding to things going on in court. One such example was the widespread response to the “grilling” of state witness Michelle Burger by advocate Barry Roux for Pistorius.

Anton Taylor, author of The Wisdom of Jozi Shore, also responded “as a person with emotions”, noting on his Facebook page that he “couldn’t help but become furious at the way in which Roux (in my mind) bullied Burger and made it seem like she was somehow in the wrong for trying to tell the truth”. He congratulated Burger for doing the right thing, even if it was hard, reports Amanda Watson for The Citizen.

South Africans had high praise for Michelle Burger yesterday and were scathing of the man who had her in his crosshairs, Advocate Barry Roux.

Roux is representing Paralympian Oscar Pistorius who is on trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day last year.

When Roux began his intense cross examination of Burger, and of her testimony, it did not take long for the court of public opinion to spring to Burgers defence on social media platform Twitter soon someone circulated a picture on the internet with the words “Introducing… The Michelle Burger… Extra Grilled!”.

Read Taylor’s full post from his public profile on Facebook:

 
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