Brenda Wardle became a globally recognized figure after appearing on news media outlets explaining the legal process taking place under South African law during the Oscar Pistorius trial. Pistorius claimed that when he approached the bathroom door, he fired shots thinking there was an intruder who had climbed through his bathroom window and locked themselves inside, a story that was so far-fetched to be believed. This trial proved to be a long, drawn-out trial in which popular legal analyst Brenda Wardle followed and covered in-depth.
She is a respected in the legal field with extensive experience. She holds three law degrees specializing in but not limited to medical law, forensic medicine, and advanced constitutional and fundamental rights. She is currently working towards achieving a doctorate in Law.
Brenda Wardle had been critical of the entire trial process from the very start. The defense for Pistorius put on an unbelievable story, and the prosecution was unable to unravel the mystery. Brenda reported on TV on a daily basis telling the world how the trial was going on without giving her opinion and wanted to make sure that South Africa residents were well informed about the case.
The ‘Woke Twitter’ movement has become well known in South Africa after three Facebook and Twitter users, Chris Hart, Penny Sparrow and Justin Van Vuuren were charged with criminal offenses for racist comments made online. Their remarks were quickly picked up by the stay woke twitter movement that brought them to the national limelight. The term was coined by the local communities and since then, it has been using a collective responsibility to mobilize people on Twitter and other social media platforms like Facebook. Simply put, being ‘Woke’ means that one is politically and socially conscious. Wardle responded that that it was intentionally racist and damaging and prejudiced the rights of all blacks from South Africa. In South Africa, Woke Twitter is responsible for the #RhodesMustFall movement. Individuals who wish to join in the widespread ongoing dialogues can do so on Twitter through the use of the hashtag #woke.
Brenda Wardle has many years of legal experience analyzing some of the most high profile cases both in South Africa and beyond. Wardle is currently pursuing her education in the legal field by studying at the University of South Africa.