South African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFPSouth African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFP
South African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFP

Judge who sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison a trailblazer herself

Symbolism of a black woman jurist, Thokozile Masipa, weighing words of white male lawyers before sentencing white Olympian struck a chord

Topic |   Oscar Pistorius
South African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFPSouth African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFP
South African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFP
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