Gauteng top cop confident of Pistorius conviction

2014-02-06 14:02
Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (File, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (File, AFP)

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Johannesburg - Gauteng police are confident of a conviction in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the provincial commissioner said on Thursday.

Lesetja Mothiba told Eyewitness News that the team investigating the case had done a good job and the case was ready for trial.

Gauteng deputy commissioner Major General Tebello Mosikili on Wednesday told Sapa that a task team, that included herself, had been set up to focus on the case until its end.

Pistorius's trial is expected to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court from 3 to 20 March.

His girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead in his Pretoria home on 14 February 2013. At his bail hearing last year Pistorius submitted that he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

A 24-hour TV channel dedicated to the upcoming murder trial will reportedly be launched. "The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel" is expected to launch on 2 March, the day before the star athlete goes on trial.
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