ARTICLES RELATING TO THOKOZILE MASIPA

The Oscar Pistorius verdict: What it says about our society

2014-09-17 11:50

The judgement in the Oscar Pistorius trial is part of unjust script that society writes and expects us to co-perform.

Organisations condemn attack on Masipa

2014-09-16 08:15

Several legal organisations say they are concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Judge Masipa's security stepped up

2014-09-14 12:11
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Security has been stepped up outside Judge Thokozile Masipa's home following her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, according to a report.

Family told - keep Oscar out of trouble

2014-09-12 22:53
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Oscar Pistorius's family has been warned to keep the culpable homicide-convict on the straight and narrow while he awaits sentencing.

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

2014-09-12 14:39

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but not guilty of premeditated murder.

Crowds throng Oscar outside court

2014-09-12 13:52

Oscar Pistorius battled to get to his vehicle through a crowd of people gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court after he was found guilty of culpable homicide.

Pistorius sentencing to start on 13 October

2014-09-12 13:11
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Oscar Pistorius will return to the North Gauteng High Court on 13 October 2014 for sentencing.

Oscar: No comment from IPC

2014-09-12 12:53

The International Paralympic Committee has refused to comment on SA athlete Oscar Pistorius being found guilty of culpable homicide.

Darren Fresco escapes prosecution

2014-09-12 11:37

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's friend Darren Fresco has avoided prosecution on firearms-related charges, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Pistorius guilty of firing shot in restaurant

2014-09-12 11:17

The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that paralympian Oscar Pistorius contravened the firearms act when he fired a shot in a restaurant, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

2014-09-12 11:08

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but not guilty of premeditated murder.

Pistorius guilty of firing shot in restaurant

2014-09-12 10:27

The State has proved beyond reasonable doubt that paralympian Oscar Pistorius contravened the firearms act when he fired a shot in a restaurant, the North Gauteng High Court has ruled.

Pistorius acquitted on sunroof shooting charge

2014-09-12 10:04

Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted on one of the charges of discharging a firearm in public, with Judge Thokozile Masipa saying the State had failed to establish he is guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

Oscar waits for culpable homicide verdict

2014-09-12 09:17

Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the Paralympian's troubles aren't over - there's still a ruling to come on culpable homicide.

Oscar waits for culpable homicide verdict

2014-09-11 21:14
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Oscar Pistorius has been cleared of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but the Paralympian's troubles aren't over - there's still a ruling to come on culpable homicide.

Masipa: Reasonable person would not have shot 4 times

2014-09-11 17:42
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A reasonable person would not have fired four times into a toilet cubicle, the North Gateung High Court in Pretoria heard during judgment in Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Pistorius chased by media outside court

2014-09-11 15:38

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was chased by the media when he exited the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar failed to take steps to avoid death - judge

2014-09-11 15:12

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius failed to take steps to avoid the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa has said in the North Gauteng High Court.

Legal experts shocked, surprised by Masipa's judgment

2014-09-11 14:25
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Lawyers and legal academics expressed surprise at the dismissal of premeditated murder charges against Oscar Pistorius, with critics saying Judge Thokozile Masipa has been too lenient.

Culpable homicide a competent verdict - Oscar judge

2014-09-11 13:08

Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of premeditated murder but that "is not the end of the matter as culpable homicide is a competent verdict", Judge Thokozile Masipa says.

Premeditated murder purely circumstantial - judge

2014-09-11 12:23
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The State has failed to prove that Oscar Pistorius committed premeditated murder, Judge Thokozile Masipa has told the North Gauteng High Court.

WhatsApp messages can't assist court - Masipa

2014-09-11 11:49

The WhatsApp messages sent between Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp cannot assist the High Court in Pretoria in his murder trial, Judge Thokozile Masipa says.

Judge Masipa starts Pistorius judgment

2014-09-11 10:14

Judge Thokozile Masipa has started handing down judgment in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial, starting with a description of his house and listing the charges against him.

5 things the world's saying about Oscar's trial

2014-09-09 20:45
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South Africa is holding its breath for Thursday’s verdict on Oscar Pistorius, but what is the rest of the world saying? News24 takes a look.

Oscar case boils down to why he did it

2014-09-09 11:33

Oscar Pistorius doesn't deny killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp - but the question Judge Thokozile Masipa has to consider is why he did it.

 

Law Society condemns criticism of Masipa

2014-09-17 11:02
92 comments

The Law Society of SA has expressed concern at the threats and personal attacks made against Judge Thokozile Masipa following her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

Legal organisations condemn attack on Oscar judge

2014-09-16 05:00
292 comments

Several legal organisations say they are concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

State urged to appeal Pistorius ruling

2014-09-14 07:29
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Oscar Pistorius's escape from a murder charge might be short-lived as a growing number of legal experts believe the State will appeal Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgment.

There are no victors - Oscar's family

2014-09-12 14:45
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Oscar Pistorius's uncle has thanked the judge who cleared the athlete of murder, but says there are no victors and the family remains "deeply affected by the devastating tragedy".

Key quotes from Oscar verdict

2014-09-12 14:18

Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide but acquitted of murder. Here are some of the key quotes of the day.

Oscar emotionless after verdict

2014-09-12 13:46
142 comments

After a gruelling 43-day trial Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has showed no emotion as Judge Thokozile Masipa found him guilty of culpable homicide.

Oscar Pistorius's bail extended

2014-09-12 13:02
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The North Gauteng High Court has extended Oscar Pistorius's bail, after he was found not guilty of murder but guilty of culpable homicide.

NPA disappointed by Pistorius verdict

2014-09-12 12:19
142 comments

The NPA says it is disappointed that Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of murder, and says it will weigh its future options after he is sentenced.

State opposes extending Oscar's bail

2014-09-12 11:21
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The State has opposed the extension of Oscar Pistorius's bail after he was found guilty of culpable homicide in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar acquitted on ammunition possession charge

2014-09-12 11:15

Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of a charge of illegal possession of ammunition, after Judge Thokozile Masipa said the State failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Oscar acquitted on ammunition possession charge

2014-09-12 10:30

Oscar Pistorius has been acquitted of a charge of illegal possession of ammunition, after Judge Thokozile Masipa said the State failed to prove its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

2014-09-12 10:21
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Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of Reeva Steenkamp, but not guilty of premeditated murder.

'What a circus' - Oscar trial bystanders

2014-09-12 09:29

The media are stacked up on either side of the entrance to the North Gauteng High Court as bystanders looked on amazed at the throng of people who turned out for the second day of judgment in Oscar Pistorius's trial.

Oscar awaits his fate

2014-09-12 07:02

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is set to hear if the North Gauteng High Court finds him guilty of culpable homicide.

Another night of waiting for Pistorius

2014-09-11 19:02
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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will spend another night wondering about his fate as judgment in his murder trial was adjourned.

Judge: Pistorius can't be found guilty of murder

2014-09-11 16:37
164 comments

In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius's trial, the judge said he can't be found guilty of murder, but that he was negligent, raising the possibility that he'll be convicted of culpable homicide.

Key quotes from Masipa's judgment

2014-09-11 15:32

Here are some of the key quotes from the first day of Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.

Oscar was negligent, used excessive force - judge

2014-09-11 14:46
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Oscar Pistorius was negligent and acted too hastily when he fired four shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa said before adjourning court for the day.

Oscar breathes a sigh of relief

2014-09-11 13:54
189 comments

A sobbing Oscar Pistorius heaved a sigh of relief after hearing he could not be found guilty of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar could distinguish between right and wrong

2014-09-11 12:52

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius could distinguish between right and wrong when he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Judge Thokozile Masipa says in the North Gauteng High Court.

Crowd sings outside court at Oscar trial

2014-09-11 12:16

A crowd began singing outside the North Gauteng High Court as they awaited the ruling in paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

Pink support for Steenkamp family

2014-09-11 10:47

Sporting pink bling, Caroline Trummer arrived at the North Gauteng High Court on a Harley Davidson to show her support for the family of Reeva Steenkamp.

Judgment day for Oscar

2014-09-10 21:51

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius's date with destiny has finally arrived, with Judge Thokozile Masipa set to rule if he murdered his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Taciturn during testimony in Oscar trial, the spotlight turns to Judge Masipa

2014-09-09 19:23

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. But now, the spotlight will be on Judge Thokozile Masipa

Expert: Pistorius a good State witness

2014-09-09 09:31

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius let his defence team down when he testified in his murder trial and was actually a good witness for the State, a lawyer says.

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