Don Elgin: I Believe Oscar

Former Paralympian pentathlete, Australia’s Don Elgin, stands by Oscar in an interview with the UK’s The Guardian:

“I need to be clear: I believe Oscar. I believe him not because he’s a mate but because I watched the trial. His story hasn’t changed. What he said, I listened to, I thought about, and I can understand why you would be in that situation. What we don’t do well as humans…we don’t like the fact that people can make an honest mistake. OK, someone lost their life. That’s a fucking big mistake. But we want blood for mistakes.

“Should he be punished? Sure he should. It was bloody reckless. But was it deliberate intent for murder? I doubt it.”

Read the rest of what he has to say here.

Australia's Don Elgin

Australia’s Don Elgin

A Glaring Ray of Hope

For all those who perhaps missed it, below is the link to a short news interview on 09 Dec 2015 with Chrispen Machingura, confirming that Oscar will be appealing to the Constitutional Court, and that his chances are good:

https://www.enca.com/south-africa/oscar-has-good-chance-constitutional-court-says-attorney-0

I believe in the power of agreement over a matter and so, Mr Machingura, I will agree with you that Oscar’s chances are good. I will not let my mouth speak the despondency and discouragement that I have felt because of how it all seems, but, I will simply agree with you in faith.

Suné

Chaeli Mycroft aims to become the first female quadriplegic to climb Kilimanjaro

Dear friends,

we’ve featured The Chaeli Campaign on our website before, it’s one of the charities Oscar was involved with. 

Today we became aware of Chaeli’s latest goal – to become the first female quadriplegic to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. 

Chaeli is climbing Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds for The Chaeli Campaign – specifically for their Inclusive Education Programme and Chaeli Cottage Inclusive Pre-school and Enrichment Centre run from Chaeli Cottage. There is a website where the public can follow Chaeli’s progress on Kilimanjaro in real-time: http://www.discoverafrica.com/teamwork/ 

We were asked to share this worthy cause with Oscar’s supporters, so here we are and invite you to have a look and share this project wherever you can. 

Thank you!