Pistorius to be released after R100 000 payment

2013-02-22 17:15
Oscar Pistorius (Picture: AFP)

Oscar Pistorius (Picture: AFP)

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Pretoria - Bail was set at R1m for Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

He could pay R100 000 first and the rest of the amount by 1 March.

Upon payment of the R100 000, Pistorius must be released from custody.

"We have agreed on bail conditions," said prosecutor Gerrie Nel after bail was granted to Pistorius who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The conditions submitted were that he would be present at 08:30 at every court postponement date.

He would not return to his home at Silver Woods estate in Pretoria, where the shooting occurred.

He would reside at an address that would not be publicly disclosed.

He would hand in all his passports and not apply for any passport or travel documents, and stay away from airports.

He would report to the Brooklyn police station between 07:00 and 13:00 from Monday to Friday.

He would refrain from being in possession of any firearm and hand in all his firearms.

The case was postponed to 4 June.

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