IN TWEETS: SA reacts to Pistorius and Panayiotou sentences

File: Christopher Panayiotou has been put behind bars for life for the murder of his wife, Jayde. Twitter welcomed the sentence. Photo: Gallo / Lulama Zenzile

JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius received an extended sentence on Friday and Christopher Panayiotou was placed behind bars for life on Friday.

There appeared mostly to be approval of the judges' decisions to harshly punish the men who killed the women in their lives, Pistorius his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and Panayiotou his wife, Jayde.

 

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The Steenkamp family reportedly reached out to the family of Jayde Panayiotou nee Inggs.

The judge who originally found Pistorius guilty of only culpable homicide and later sentenced him to six years for murder came in for harsh criticism.

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