Tat im Affekt wäre m. E. Notwehr, das dürfte aber in diesem Fall, zumindest wenn man nach südafrikanischem Recht und Waffengesetz verfährt nicht zur Anwendung kommen. Es geht um coupable homicide oder um premeditated murder.
Auszüge aus einigen gun laws:
"You can't shoot through a closed door," said Andre Pretorius, president of the Professional Firearm Trainers Council, a regulatory body for South African firearms instructors. "People who own guns and have been through the training, they know that shooting through a door is not going to go through South African law as an accident."
"There is no situation in South Africa that allows a person to shoot at a threat that is not identified," Pretorius added. "Firing multiple shots, it makes it that much worse. ... It could have been a minor -- a 15-year-old kid, a 12-year-old kid -- breaking in to get food."
According to Pistorius' own sworn statement read in court, he "did not meet those criteria," said Hood, who is also the spokesman for the South African Gun Owners' Association.
"If he fired through a closed door, there was no threat to him. It's as simple as that," he added. "He can't prove an attack on his life ... In my opinion, at the very least, he is guilty of culpable homicide."
Es wird klar, dass Pistorius die Waffengesetze massiv verletzt hat und da er mit seiner 9 mm Pistole entsprechend instruiert wurde, müsste er dies wissen.