Reeva got in the way of my bullets…

Good morning peoples!!

Don’t know about you guys but I feel insulted. In fact, I feel highly insulted. Oscar Pistol-rius had a week (ONE WHOLE WEEK!!!) to come up with a story or explanation and between himself, his lawyer and his family and friends, this is the best they could come up with??!!

It’s like the husband whose wife catches him in bed with his secretary. Wifey is devastated, she storms out of the house and goes to stay with her mother. After a week, she finally comes home and demands an explanation and despite having one week to come up with something almost-believable, the husband goes ahead with the old “she slipped and fell on the D” excuse.

Hey Pistol-rius! How about;

Story 1. “We were into S&M… she was always the dominatrix. She was so mean! She would make me take my prosthetics off then order me to get on my knees. How much lower can I go??!! That night, I just got sick of it and I couldn’t take it anymore. So I shot her.” With that, he could get off with man-slaughter. Or

Story 2. He could plead temporary insanity… or

Story 3. He should’ve turned the room upside down; smashed the tv, broke lamps, upturned tables. Then, he woulda shot himself in the foot blade and stuck to the intruder/armed-robbery story.

So you see how, in a space of thirty minutes, I was able to come up with three incredible yet almost-believable stories? I even added a bit of reverse-psychology in the first one. Imagine if I had a week!

I know I shouldn’t be joking about this but I have very little sympathy for situations like this. And to think Reeva, his now dead girlfriend, was going to stand in front of hundreds of girls in a school the following day to give a talk on domestic violence. I don’t believe the violence started that day… it had probably been going on for a long while. I can imagine how many times he must’ve threatened to go all Gillette on her face. So what exactly was she gonna tell the girls in the school?

The weekend before this shooting, I got a call from a friend at home. Long story short, she was crying because she had no shit left in her. And she had no shit left in her because her boyfriend of two years had beaten the shit out of her after she told him she was going to visit a friend. She complained of pains in her stomach and lower back where he kicked her and she said one of her eyes was swollen shut.

“WTF!!!” said I. “HOW DARE HE LIFT A FINGER AGAINST YOU? IS HE MAD?” I was in a blind rage and I felt helpless. There was nothing I could do from here since she’s so far away. During the shit-beating, he told her that he would kill her and nobody would be able to save her and the worst that would happen is a few years in jail. And it wasn’t the first time. You can imagine my shock when she said, “My sister, na today? Is it because I’m not telling you the other ones?” However, she vowed that it was the final straw and promised to never go near him again.

That night, I was so worried I hardly slept. Very early the next morning, I called her and guess what? OJ Simpson-Pistorius wanna-be himself answered the phone. I hung up and called back later and she explained how sorry he was. She said she gave him a stern warning and threatened to leave him the next time it happens, so he’s on good behaviour now cos he’s so scared of losing her.

A stern warning, I thought. What a brilliant idea! Why didn’t all those dead girls think of that genius idea?

I wanted to ask her for the phone number of her next of kin, a copy of her last will and testament and her ATM pin but I decided it might be too forward of me. And I know she’s not going to tell me if it ever happens again, and quite frankly I really don’t wanna hear if it does. It’s something I will never understand… and I don’t even want to try.

Lord knows I could go on and on but I’ll end here. And it’s becoming irritating ending my posts with RIP.

RIP Reeva…

 

11 thoughts on “Reeva got in the way of my bullets…

  1. Thanks for this Ngozi. It’s quite annoying isn’t it?? His family come on tv talking about how he’s a peacemaker- really??? I’d like to see them face Reeva’s family with that!! I was an Oscar fan! I thought his name alone was cool! But this makes me realize that the mind of man is like a battlefield

    • Thank God I didn’t see that on tv… I might’ve pulled out my remaining hair. I think my sister was a bigger fan than you. But you know what? I have a feeling this guy is gonna walk… and there will be nothing anybody can do about it. Too bad…

    • Hey handsome… this statement is the reason I blame her. There’s no woman who doesn’t know that we live in a world where, if a man harms a woman, the first question people will ask (even before “Has the bleeding stopped?”) is “What did you do to him?”. She is always going to get blamed. If a man is short-tempered and prone to violence, that’s his problem. She should run. If she can’t run, she should walk. Or else she’ll spend the rest of her life trying not to annoy him.
      It’s only cute with Breezy and Riri…
      :*

  2. Somethings are just read, pondered upon and kept quiet about.

    But to this…I’ll 1st smh!

    You know how chics get raped and never report it?! I had the joy of having someone close go ballistic about it. She called her dad, went to the station, was taken to the hospital, the nutter was arrested, charged to court & when his sick father came to ask it be handled outside court…the gal said no problem….she’d have one testicle to drop the case.
    Omor I trip for the chic but I understood her pain. She had to open all & here all. The police investigators were mean at 1st but as it went on…no one had to be told the boy was safer in prison…lol!

    • Abeg I love her courage!!! Things like this happen and the first thing police ask is, “What did you do to him?” or “What were you wearing?”
      Women need to help themselves… because we are always going to be blamed. A prominent Nigerian even made a statement about this case in which he called Reeva a ‘strange woman, a Jezebel from hell who was sent to destroy Oscar”. And the sad thing is, there are many other men who think the same thing but just don’t voice it. That’s the world we live in…
      May her soul rest in peace.

      • i can’t believe any decent human being would call that poor lady “Jezebel”. I guess she wanted to destroy him so much she made him shoot her 3 times. Some people are sick.

        • It’s the world we live in… it’s her fault for provoking him and annoying him to the point of shooting her FOUR times!! I’ve been saying this since; there are many men who believe she provoked him, but they just won’t say it. This man was bold enough to voice his own opinions but the backlash made him take it back immediately.

  3. JOKES APART: an aunt of mine WHO WAS 3 MONTHS PREGNANT recently got beaten and stripped naked on the street in broad daylight by her HUSBAND. i’m writing this because someone somewhere needs to hear this. Girls, let’s be real. Never give a man any excuse to get physical with you. And never allow any man think that he has ANY RIGHT to lay his hands on you. The little things matter: if it’s just sho…ving or arm-twisting; put a stop to it now. Even if it’s some freakiness in the bedroom; make sure you get to play the Domina most times rather than always getting spanked. He might just get a little too used to it. if your man is hurting you, pack your bags and leave. tell yourself “if God felt i deserved a permanent black eye, i would have been born with it.” Are you hesistant cause you don’t want to break your home? I assure you he won’t hesitate to break your bones. If you are in an unhealthy physical situation, PACK UP AND LEAVE. Don’t let shame or guilt or his lies keep you prisoner. If you know a friend or relative in this situation, GET HER OUT OF THERE. Don’t “mind your business”. Be the bad guy. Report to her pastor, her mother, her father-in-law. Maybe she’s been hit hard on the head too many times to think straight. And to all the wannabe Mike Tysons; even if you find your girl in bed with your boss, your brother, your best friend and your bull dog all at the same time; you have the right to leave her, to dump her, to drop her like a volcanic rock. But you have NO RIGHT to raise your fist and hurt her. Or in this case, shoot her. Shame on you.

    • I actually thought about you while I was writing this post… cos I remembered when you put up the update about your aunt on fb. I should’ve re-posted like you asked but I knew that I would never be the bad guy. I tried it before, I won’t do it again. They always have all sorts of excuses (tradition, the number of years they’ve been with him, who else are they gonna be with etc). And they think their case is better than the next woman’s case, so that makes it ok. I don’t understand it and I never will. And I don’t sympathize either.

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