Pistorius Murder Case: The OJ Simpson Trial of South Africa?

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Journalists wait outside the Pretoria Magistrates court during the bail application of "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius February 19, 2013. A South African magistrate adjourned the bail hearing held at a Pretoria court for global track star Pistorius until 0700 GMT on Wednesday. Pistorius has been charged with murdering his girlfriend, 30-year-old model Reeva Steenkamp, at his Pretoria home last week. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: CRIME LAW SPORT MEDIA) - RTR3DZKB


Some news agencies are already saying the Pistorius trial could be South Africa's very own OJ Simpson-style trial. Host Aaron Schachter speaks with journalist Des Latham, news editor of SummitTV in Johannesburg to find out if the Pistorius case dredges up issues of culture, class and race in South Africa.