South Africans confront uncomfortable truths
7 May 2014 Last updated at 12:29 BST
The Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa has grabbed headlines across the world.
But in the country itself, where elections are taking place, it has forced some to face up to uncomfortable truths about issues such as domestic violence and people arming themselves in self-defence because of a lack of confidence in the police.
Nomsa Maseko reports from Johannesburg for BBC Newsnight