Pistorius trial set for early 2014 - report

2013-08-16 15:47
Oscar Pistorius (Alexander Joe, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius (Alexander Joe, AFP)

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Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius's murder case will be transferred to the North Gauteng High Court for trial in early 2014, it was reported on Friday.

The Star reported that the trial had been set for 24 February to 14 March while EWN reporter Barry Bateman said the trial was set to start on 3 March and run until 20 March.

The National Prosecuting Authority also intends adding two additional charges but they will not be included in the indictment to be served on Monday, Bateman tweeted.

According to Bateman, the national director of public prosecutions approved the additional charges but the defence team intends making representations.

However, after it was reported that Pistorius would face the additional charges of discharging a gun in public, the NPA spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke tweeted that there had been no “communiqué” from the NPA about additional charges.

Pistorius is facing murder charges for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria.

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