Huisgenoot, 10 April 2014

Huisgenoot 2.5 10 April 2014

Huisgenoot readers can expect a VERY busy (and bit confusing) cover this week, as they’ve tried to squish in quite a lot of text, with very little strong visuals on the cover. But one of their main stories in about Don Steenkamp and how his family feels after he was found guilty of the Griekwastad murders.

Then they’re also featuring the new Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss.

But this week, I think the article that will get most Huisgenoot readers talking, or even hot under the colour, is the 4 pages of text-conversations between Reeva and Oscar… (Translated from English to Afrikaans, and spelling corrected, so it’s lost some of it’s ‘realness’…)

Huisgenoot has published a whole range of texts going back and forwards between the two calling each other “Boo”, “Noo” and “Angel” regularly. Some texts we’ve read or heard about before, as they were read in court, but others I haven’t read at all before…

There’s one stream in particular that I think will get people talking (for different reasons), and that is the sex-texts sent on 1 February 2014… (English version below)

  • Reeva: 20:45 – Maybe we should have a date night tomor boo before Marty comes home.
  • Reeva: 20:45 – Have sex on the kitchen counter.
  • Oscar: 20:45 – The couch.
  • Reeva: 20:45 – The stairs.

What I liked about their treatment of the story, is that they also included tweets and public pictures that might have been related to a specific text or date that it was sent, to put it into more context for the reader.


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