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What does Masipa’s ruling mean for Oscar?

2014-12-10 13:17
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Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled that prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius’s conviction, but not his sentence. What does this mean for the Paralympian athlete? News24 finds out.

AS IT HAPPENED: State can appeal Pistorius conviction

2014-12-10 08:55
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Oscar Pistorius's father Henke has said "it shouldn't have gone this far" after Judge Thokozile Masipa granted the State leave to appeal the athlete's conviction.

Law correctly applied in Oscar case - Roux

2014-12-09 16:00

The law was correctly applied in convicting and sentencing Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Too much mercy shown to Oscar - Nel

2014-12-09 12:39

The High Court in Pretoria showed ‘too much mercy’ to Oscar Pistorius in sentencing him to five years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp, the State has argued.

Nel: Pistorius application not easy

2014-12-09 10:53

The application by the State for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius's sentence and conviction is not an easy task, Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has told the High Court in Pretoria.

AS IT HAPPENED: Roux - Court applied dolus eventualis correctly

2014-12-09 08:51
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Judge Thokozile Masipa was correct in her finding in the judgment of Oscar Pistorius, defence lawyer Barry Roux has told the North Gauteng High Court.

ANCWL welcomes Oscar appeal

2014-10-28 05:00
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The ANC Women's League has welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Pistorius judgment not well reasoned - expert

2014-10-24 13:40
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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.

Cheers to Roux, Nel and social media

2014-10-22 08:14

Chris Kanyane tips his hat to all the legal experts who formed part of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Even those who were in court.

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

2014-10-21 12:09

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 Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in jail

2014-10-21 10:35
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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.

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 to be sentenced on Tuesday

2014-10-17 12:44

Oscar Pistorius will have to wait four days for his sentencing for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Reeva's cousin, voice of society - Nel

2014-10-17 12:01

The North Gauteng High Court is "lucky" to hear the voice of Reeva Steenkamp's cousin Kim Martin because she is the voice of society, the State says.

Loss of a child is devastating - Roux

2014-10-17 10:11

The loss of a child is devastating but the North Gauteng High Court should look at the facts to determine the suitable punishment for culpable homicide-convicted Oscar Pistorius, the court has heard.

State closes its case in Oscar sentencing

2014-10-16 14:50

The State has closed its case in the sentencing procedures of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Roux makes barb at Nel, laughter in court

2014-10-16 13:21

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer Barry Roux has made a barbed comment at prosecutor Gerry Nel during sentencing proceedings for the Paralympian in the North Gauteng High Court.

Nel deals with prison concerns

2014-10-16 11:41

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius would not have his prostheses taken away in jail and could use his own doctor, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Steenkamps not seeking revenge, court hears

2014-10-16 10:31

Reeva Steenkamp's family are not seeking revenge against her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius but do want him to go to jail, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar arrives at court

2014-10-16 09:26

Culpable homicide-convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria for the fourth day of his sentencing proceedings.

Oscar ruined Reeva's family, court told

2014-10-15 21:08
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius ruined Reeva Steenkamp's family when he shot her dead, her cousin has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria during a sentencing hearing.

Tears as Reeva's cousin remembers

2014-10-15 17:55

Tears have flowed in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria as Kim Martin remembered holding her baby cousin Reeva Steenkamp at the age of 12 and years later hearing of her killing.

Oscar doesn't want money back - Roux

2014-10-15 15:10

The money Oscar Pistorius paid to the family of Reeva Steenkamp was paid unconditionally and he does not want it back, his lawyer says.

Oscar 'blood money' row deepens

2014-10-15 14:33

Lawyers for Reeva Steenkamp's family have expressed shock that Oscar Pistorius's defence team revealed details of secret "blood money" payments during a heated courtroom argument over his sentencing.

AS IT HAPPENED: 'Reeva was everything to them'

2014-10-15 14:01
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Reeva Steenkamp's cousin says the moment she heard Oscar Pistorius had shot his girlfriend she said: "I hope to God he's cheating on Reeva."

 

NPA welcomes Pistorius decision

2014-12-10 12:47

The NPA has welcomed decision by the North Gauteng High Court to grant the State leave to appeal against the conviction of Oscar Pistorius for culpable homicide.

All eyes on Pistorius trial judge

2014-12-10 06:20
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Judge Thokozile Masipa is expected to give her ruling on the State's leave to appeal paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius' sentence and conviction, in the North Gauteng High Court.

Tense wait for Oscar

2014-12-09 14:36

Judge Thokozile Masipa is set to respond to arguments on whether to allow prosecutors to appeal the verdict and sentence in the case against Oscar Pistorius.

Steenkamp died horrendous death - Nel

2014-12-09 11:24

Reeva Steenkamp was an innocent woman who died a horrendous death, the High Court in Pretoria has heard.

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Oscar sentence shockingly light - State

2014-11-04 21:18
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The five-year jail sentence imposed on Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is "shockingly light and inappropriate", the State has said in court papers filed.

NPA denies Pistorius appeal process starting

2014-10-26 14:46
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The National Prosecuting Authority has denied a report that the appeal against Oscar Pistorius's conviction and sentence will start next month.

NPA hasn't yet decided on Pistorius appeal

2014-10-24 11:30
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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.

Cheers to Masipa, Roux, Nel and us on social media

2014-10-22 07:03

Chris Kanyane tips his hat to all the legal experts who formed part of the Oscar Pistorius trial. Even those who were in court.

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

2014-10-21 11:53
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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.

Ubuntu or 10 years for Oscar

2014-10-18 22:30
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Oscar Pistorius should get either 10 years in jail or house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

State wants 10 years for Oscar

2014-10-17 13:40
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be jailed for 10 years for the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Community service inappropriate - Nel

2014-10-17 12:33

The community based punishment and house arrest proposed for Oscar Pistorius is an "inappropriate" punishment for the death of Reeva Steenkamp, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Oscar's pain won't go away - Roux

2014-10-17 11:24

The pain caused by the death of Reeva Steenkamp at the hands of Oscar Pistorius is far worse than any punishment for the athlete, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Busy day in Oscar court

2014-10-16 18:30
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There were tears, swearing, sarcasm, and even a birthday during sentencing proceedings for paralympian Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Modise: Prison machines can scan for ailments

2014-10-16 14:35

There are machines in prisons that scan prisoners for ailments, the North Gauteng High Court has heard in sentencing procedures of Oscar Pistorius.

Oscar received death threats from prison - Roux

2014-10-16 12:36
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Since the start of Oscar Pistorius's trial, there have been threats against his life, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Oscar 'needs to pay' says Reeva's cousin

2014-10-16 11:04

A cousin of slain model Reeva Steenkamp has made a tearful plea for Oscar Pistorius to "pay for what he has done”, as the prosecution sought to make sure he goes to jail.

Oscar sentencing proceedings under way

2014-10-16 10:05

The fourth day of sentencing proceedings for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide-conviction has begun in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's cousin to continue testimony

2014-10-16 05:39

Kim Martin, the cousin of Reeva Steenkamp, is expected to conclude her testimony during sentencing proceedings for Oscar Pistorius in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar seemed shy - Reeva's cousin

2014-10-15 19:24

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius seemed shy and did not show much affection towards Reeva Steenkamp, her cousin Kim Martin has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's death 'end of world' - cousin

2014-10-15 15:30

The death of Reeva Steenkamp was like the "end of the world" for her cousin Kim Martin, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Reeva was a fun-loving child - cousin

2014-10-15 15:10

Reeva Steenkamp was a fun-loving child who wanted to look after everyone around her, her cousin Kim Martin has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Reeva's dad breaks down

2014-10-15 14:32

Reeva Steenkamp's father Barry broke down in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, as her cousin testified in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing procedures.

Society wants harsh punishment - Nel

2014-10-15 13:44

People will take the law into their own hands if killers get sentences like house arrest and community service, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

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