Bid to appeal Oscar Pistorius's 6-year sentence rejected

2016-08-26 12:02

Judge Thokozile Masipa has rejected the State’s bid for leave to appeal the six-year jail sentence for murder she imposed on Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar's 6-year sentence 'shocking' - Nel

2016-08-26 10:03

Reducing convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius's sentence from the prescribed 15-year minimum to six "induces a sense of shock", the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Oscar's personal circumstances less important - Nel

2016-06-15 15:33

The High Court in Pretoria should not give too much weight to Oscar Pistorius’s personal circumstances when sentencing him for murder, prosecutor Gerrie Nel said on Wednesday

Nel wants no less than 15 years for Pistorius

2016-06-15 14:00

The High Court in Pretoria has to sentence Oscar Pistorius to a minimum of 15 years for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Oscar violent and aggressive in jail, court hears

2016-06-13 15:22

Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius was aggressive and verbally abusive towards prison officials in his first month in jail, the Pretoria High Court has heard.

Oscar appeal: 'Both sides had valid arguments'

2015-11-04 05:39

Law experts are wary of making predictions about what the outcome would be after the Supreme Court of Appeal reserved judgment in the Oscar Pistorius matter.

Why Oscar's family did not attend appeal hearing

2015-11-03 18:03

The family of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius did not attend an appeal against his conviction in Bloemfontein because they wanted to ensure the focus remained on the legal issues.

Oscar appeal: Quotes of the day

2015-11-03 14:27

Judgment has been reserved in the State's appeal to overturn Oscar Pistorius's conviction of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Here is a compilation of quotes from the day.

I'm going to lose - Roux heard telling Nel

2015-11-03 13:25

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has been overheard telling State prosecutor Gerrie Nel he, Roux, was going to "lose" after delivering arguments in the Supreme Court of Appeal, but the context was not clear.

Gerrie Nel arrives at SCA early to 'catch the worm'

2015-11-03 08:54

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel and his team have arrived early at the Supreme Court of Appeal for the Oscar Pistorius appeal hearing.


Pistorius on stumps, with gun a 'formidable person' - Nel

2016-08-26 10:36

Oscar Pistorius on his stumps, holding a gun, would have been a "formidable" person, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

59 candidates vying for Public Protector post

2016-06-28 14:37

There will be 59 people vying to fill Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s shoes. Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene is one of those nominated.

Oscar has still not shown remorse - Nel

2016-06-15 15:06

Oscar Pistorius has still not acknowledged that he murdered Reeva Steenkamp and can thus not be said to have shown remorse, State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has argued.

Let us show the world what Oscar Pistorius did - Nel

2016-06-15 12:44

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel says he will apply for the court to lift a ban on the photos of the gunshot wounds inflicted on Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorius.

INFOGRAPHIC: Oscar's SCA hearing in review

2015-12-02 21:31

The Supreme Court of Appeal will rule on Thursday on whether Oscar Pistorius’s culpable homicide conviction will be replaced with murder. Here is how his SCA hearing played out last month.

Oscar's fate now lies in hands of five SCA judges

2015-11-03 21:18

Whether Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa made errors in applying the law with her Oscar Pistorius judgment, is what five appeal judges will be deliberating on in the next few weeks.

Mic should have been switched off - Nel

2015-11-03 16:20

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has said he cannot comment on the context in which Oscar Pistorius’s advocate Barry Roux had told him that he, Roux, was going to “lose”.

Oscar appeal: Roux grilled in SCA

2015-11-03 14:24

Oscar Pistorius’s lawyer has had to work hard to convince the Supreme Court of Appeal that a trial court had not erred in analysing the intention behind the fatal shooting.

Judge Masipa made errors in law - Nel

2015-11-03 11:35

Questions have been raised in the Supreme Court of Appeal over how Pretoria High Court Judge Thokozile Masipa dealt with the evidence in Oscar Pistorius’s trial.

INFOGRAPHIC:What you should know about Oscar's SCA hearing

2015-11-03 07:10

The State is expected to argue Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be convicted of murder and not culpable homicide after shooting Reeva Steenkamp. Here is what you need to know.

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