Oscar Pistorius on Trial

NPA to appeal Oscar conviction: what will happen now?

The state believes it has a basis to appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction based on Jusge Thokozile Masipa's perceived misinterpretation of the law, criminal law expert William Booth explains. Watch to find out what will happen next in the case.


Law must take its course, Pistorius family says

2014-10-28 11:03

The law must take its course regarding the State's intention to appeal the conviction and sentencing of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, his family says.

ANCWL welcomes Oscar appeal

2014-10-28 05:00

The ANC Women's League has welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Dept considers disciplinary against Oscar witness

2014-10-27 17:13

The social development department is considering taking disciplinary action against Annette Vergeer for offering private services to the defence team in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

NPA to appeal Oscar sentencing, conviction

2014-10-27 14:49

The National Prosecuting Authority has announced their plan to appeal the conviction and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius.


inside Oscar Pistorius on Trial

Oscar's father arrives first to visit

2014-10-26 19:45

Oscar Pistorius’s father, Henke, was one of the first visitors at Pretoria’s Kgosi Mampuru II prison to visit his son, a report says.

NPA denies Pistorius appeal process starting

2014-10-26 14:46

The National Prosecuting Authority has denied a report that the appeal against Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence will start next month.

Pistorius judgment not well reasoned - expert

2014-10-24 13:40

The judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial may not stand up to constitutional scrutiny and can be appealed on a question of law, a law professor believes.

Oscar cried himself to sleep in prison - report

2014-10-23 08:12

The correctional services department has declined to comment on a report that convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius cried himself to sleep on his first day in prison.

We don't want revenge - Reeva's mom

2014-10-22 13:31

The mother of Reeva Steenkamp has insisted she did not want "revenge", the day after the Oscar Pistorius was handed a five-year jail term for shooting her daughter dead.

Oscar 'biggest news story in the world'

2014-10-21 19:09

The sentencing of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is the biggest news story in the world, media monitoring group ROi Africa says.

Decision on sentencing is mine alone - Masipa

2014-10-21 17:43

Oscar Pistorius's fate was always going to lie in the hands of one person - Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Zuma criticises Oscar's defence team

2014-10-21 15:36

President Jacob Zuma says that Oscar Pistorius’s disability was no basis for him to escape prison time, according to reports.

NPA to discuss Pistorius sentence with prosecutors

2014-10-21 14:38

The head of the NPA has told Parliament he will discuss the five-year prison sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius, and a possible appeal, with prosecutors.

Oscar will embrace sentence - uncle

2014-10-21 13:23

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will embrace the five-year prison sentence handed down by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, his uncle Arnold says.

Media frenzy as Oscar whisked off to prison in Nyala

2014-10-21 12:58

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been driven away from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria accompanied by wailing police sirens, to begin serving his five-year jail term.

Correctional Services will ensure Pistorius's safety in prison

2014-10-21 11:02

Now that Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment, criminal law expert William Booth says correctional services will ensure Pistorius receives adequate care. Watch.

Main points of Pistorius sentencing

2014-10-21 11:44

Here are some of the main points of the five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

2014-10-21 10:35

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years behind bars for culpable homicide after a seven month trial for the death of Reeva Steenkamp at his luxury Pretoria home.

Oscar's date with destiny

2014-10-20 21:02

After a seven-month trial, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the death of his model and law-graduate girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Aimee Pistorius: Reeva was easy to love

2014-10-20 15:53

Reeva Steenkamp was a very special person who “was easy to love”, Oscar Pistorius’s sister has said in an interview.

Correctional services denies preparing a cell for Pistorius

2014-10-20 07:26

The correctional services department has denied reports that it has already prepared a cell for Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison - in the same section that houses Radovan Krejcir.

Reeva's death was horrific - Nel

2014-10-17 21:04

Oscar Pistorius caused an 'horrific' death, prosecutor says at end of sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar’s R17.5m legal headache

2014-10-26 16:54

Oscar Pistorius has racked up lawyers’ bills amounting to R17.5m - and he cannot pay them.

No sex for Reeva and Oscar, says June Steenkamp

2014-10-26 07:27

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, has said her daughter never had sex with Oscar Pistorius as “she was scared to take the relationship to the next level”, it has been reported.

NPA hasn't yet decided on Pistorius appeal

2014-10-24 11:30

The NPA says it has not decided yet if it will appeal the Oscar Pistorius sentence, after it emerged that prosecutor Gerrie Nel had asked a law professor for his advice on the matter.

Oscar spent first night in single jail cell

2014-10-22 16:31

Oscar Pistorius has spent his first night in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in, Pretoria.

Oscar processed, placed in cell

2014-10-21 18:22

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been processed and placed in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, the facility's area commissioner Zebilon Monama says.

Oscar deserved life - NFPYM

2014-10-21 17:43

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should have been given a harsher sentence, the National Freedom Party Youth Movement says.

No parole for Oscar - IFP Women's Brigade

2014-10-21 15:36

The IFP Women's Brigade has welcomed the sentence handed down in the Oscar Pistorius case but says he should not get parole.

AS IT HAPPENED: Families happy with Pistorius's 5 year sentence

2014-10-21 11:53

Oscar Pistorius will embrace the opportunity to pay back to society, his uncle Arnold has said on behalf of the family outside the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar's sentence carefully chosen - law expert

2014-10-21 14:38

The five years imposed on Oscar Pistorius is significant, because a longer sentence would not have given him a chance of house arrest, a law expert says.

Pistorius may only spend 10 months in prison

2014-10-21 13:23

In terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, Oscar Pistorius may end up spending only 10 months of his five-year sentence in prison, a justice department spokesperson says.

Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius to five years in prison

2014-10-21 11:44

Judge Thokozile Masipa handed down a sentence of five years in prison for Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide charge. Watch Masipa hand down her ruling here.

ANCWL 'saddened' by Pistorius sentence

2014-10-21 11:44

The five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius signals a sad day for women in South Africa, the ANCWL says.

Steenkamp family welcomes Pistorius jail sentence

2014-10-21 11:27

The family of slain model Reeva Steenkamp has welcomed the sentencing of her killer Oscar Pistorius to up to five years in jail.

Mixed emotions ahead of Pistorius sentencing

2014-10-21 09:18

Oscar Pistorius's supporters and others who have gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court have expressed mixed emotions ahead of his sentencing.

It's been a taxing 20 months - Oscar's brother

2014-10-20 18:29

Oscar Pistorius's brother and sister have given a string of television interviews ahead of the sentencing of the Paralympian for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Batchelor describes mounting tension in Pistorius court

2014-10-20 08:56

Former soccer star Marc Batchelor has described mounting tension between the Steenkamp and Pistorius camps during sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court, according to a report.

Ubuntu or 10 years for Oscar

2014-10-18 22:30

Oscar Pistorius should get either 10 years in jail or house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

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