images (27)The appeal court found that Oscar never offered an acceptable explanation for firing four times through the closed door and as such his credibility had been questioned.

The judges found that Oscars claim of putative private defence or self-defence in fear of his life made no rational sense and that it had been clear that the person behind the door did not pose any immediate threat to him.


It was also found that Judge Masipa had made errors in law when reaching her original verdict of capable homicide in that she was wrong in her application of dolus eventualis as Oscar would have forseen that firing through a closed door would cause death to person behind it.