Oscar granted R10 000 bail

2015-12-08 10:58
Oscar Pistorius speaks to his lawyer Advocate Barry Roux in the High Court in Pretoria. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

Oscar Pistorius speaks to his lawyer Advocate Barry Roux in the High Court in Pretoria. (Karabo Ngoepe, News24)

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WATCH: Oscar Pistorius arrives at court for bail hearing

2015-12-08 10:31

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius had to brave a large media contingent outside the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning.WATCH

Pretoria - The High Court in Pretoria has granted murder-convicted Oscar Pistorius bail of R10 000 on Tuesday.

Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba said Pistorius must be electronically monitored.

Pistorius will only be allowed to travel within a radius of 20km around his uncle's Waterkloof home, where he was previously serving under correctional supervision for his original sentence of culpable homicide.

He will be allowed to leave the home between 07:00 and midday, and will need written permission from the investigating officer to leave the house outside of those hours.

"The case is postponed to April 18," Ledwaba said.

Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux earlier told Ledwaba that an application for leave to appeal would be brought to the Constitutional Court, and if that was unsuccessful he would return to the high court for sentencing.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said: "We acknowledge he has the right to bring that application... We're not convinced that the accused has made out a good case and that his application to the Constitutional Court will be successful."

Bail arguments

When Nel was discussing having "serious" bail conditions, he mentioned Pistorius's links with countries like Italy. In response to this, Pistorius sneered and then chuckled while rubbing his eyebrow. 

Nel said earlier that the State would agree to a bail amount of R10 000.

"The accused does not have the means to pay a higher amount of bail," said Nel.

Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction was overturned for a stronger conviction of murder by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last week in Bloemfontein.

He faces a minimum of 15 years for the murder, unless he provides substantial and compelling reasons to the high court to deviate from that.

The SCA’s ruling came almost three years after Pistorius shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp, later stating he mistook her for an intruder. He fired four shots into the door of a toilet cubicle in his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

He served one sixth of his five-year sentence in prison and was released in October to serve the remainder under correctional supervision.

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