ARTICLES RELATING TO THOKOZILE MASIPA

Defence closes its case in Pistorius trial

2014-07-08 10:40

Final arguments in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial will be heard on 7 August after the defence closed its case in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar's team want to consult State psychiatrist

2014-07-07 14:52

The State has opposed a request by murder accused Oscar Pistorius's defence to consult its psychiatrist.

AS IT HAPPENED: Pistorius trial, day 35

2014-07-01 09:08
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Get the latest details as Oscar Pistorius's murder trial enters its 35th day.

De Kock parole decision by 10 July

2014-06-30 14:47

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has not yet reached a decision on whether former apartheid-era police colonel Eugene de Kock should be granted parole, but will do so by 10 July, his office says.

Pistorius Weskoppies report ready

2014-06-27 08:27
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A psychiatric report on murder accused Oscar Pistorius is ready for collection at Weskoppies hospital, just days before the athlete is set to return to court.

Pistorius trial, day 33 - as it happened

2014-05-20 09:06
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Get the latest highlights from day 33 of Oscar Pistorius murder trial when he finds out the terms of his mental observation.

Masipa: Don’t want to punish Pistorius twice

2014-05-14 14:32
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The aim of referring Oscar Pistorius for mental observation was not to punish him “twice”, Judge Thokozile Masipa says.

Reeva was not using toilet - expert

2014-05-09 13:30

Reeva Steenkamp was dressed when she was fatally shot by her boyfriend Oscar Pistorius on Valentine's Day last year, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Oscar trial postponed after only 2 witnesses called

2014-05-05 14:18

The murder trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been postponed before lunch after the defence was unable to call more witnesses to the stand.

Oscar trial adjourns for 2 weeks

2014-04-17 19:53

The trial of murder accused Oscar Pistorius has been adjourned at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Oscar's expert did not read post mortem report - Nel

2014-04-16 16:59
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The report of the post mortem on Reeva Steenkamp was not properly read by defence expert witness Roger Dixon, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Expert's integrity comes under fire

2014-04-16 14:33
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Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has questioned the integrity of defence witness Roger Dixon as he testified in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 24

2014-04-16 08:27
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Get all the highlights from Oscar Pistorius's murder trial which is now in its 24th day. Get Tuesday's updates here.

Reeva was talking to Oscar - Nel

2014-04-14 17:23

Reeva Steenkamp was standing in front of a toilet door talking to Oscar Pistorius the night she was shot dead, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

SAHRC asked to probe Oscar's cross-examination

2014-04-11 14:51
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The SA Human Rights Commission has been asked to probe the manner in which State prosecutor Gerrie Nel conducted his cross-examination of murder accused Oscar Pistorius.

Emotional Oscar breaks down again

2014-04-11 14:08

Oscar Pistorius has became distraught in the North Gauteng High Court as he was again compelled to go over where fans were placed in his bedroom the night he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp.

Watch your language Mr Nel - judge

2014-04-11 13:23

Judge Thokozile Masipa has reprimanded prosecutor Gerrie Nel after he called murder accused Oscar Pistorius a liar.

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AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 15

2014-03-25 09:00
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Get all the highlights from day 15 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Get Monday's updates here.

Oscar trial postponed

2014-03-19 13:24

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has been postponed till Monday next week to allow the State to make final witness consultations, Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled.

Judge slates Roux over questioning of witness

2014-03-18 13:20

The judge in Oscar Pistorius's murder trial has chided defence lawyer Advocate Barry Roux over the questioning of a witness.

Oscar's fate hangs in the balance

2014-03-17 13:27

The question of Oscar Pistorius’s guilt or innocence for the killing of Reeva Steenkamp is something that has taken up the public in a great way, reports Sipho Hlongwane.

Pistorius lawyer grills cops

2014-03-14 14:41

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius's lawyer has accused a former police officer of using his testimony to spare the State the embarrassment of calling to the stand a colleague who had compromised evidence.

Oscar overcome by bloody pic of Reeva

2014-03-13 12:39
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Oscar Pistorius wept as the State inadvertently showed pictures of his dead girlfriend on a screen next to him in the High Court in Pretoria.

 

Oscar team can't consult State psychiatrist - judge

2014-07-07 15:16

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius's defence may not consult State psychiatrist Carla Kotze, Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled.

Judge amends order on Oscar psych report

2014-07-07 11:16

Judge Thokozile Masipa has amended an order preventing the media from reporting on Oscar Pistorius's psychology report, after the media and defence attorneys came to an agreement on the matter.

Acoustic engineer testifies in Oscar trial

2014-06-30 16:31

An acoustic and electro-acoustic engineer has testified in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, in the North Gauteng High Court, on whether a scream is from a man or woman.

Report: Pistorius psychiatrist has heart attack

2014-06-27 13:10

A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius had a heart attack causing a delay in the handing over of the Paralympian's psychiatric evaluation report, it has been reported.

Minister ordered to decide on De Kock parole

2014-05-28 18:54

Judge Thokozile Masipa has granted an order giving SA's new justice minister 30 days to make a decision on parole for former police death squad commander Eugene de Kock.

Pistorius to learn details of observation

2014-05-20 07:19

Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius will soon learn the details of the order granted that he be sent for mental observation after the North Gauteng High Court heard he had general anxiety disorder.

AS IT HAPPENED: Day 32, Pistorius on trial

2014-05-14 08:59
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Get all the updates from Oscar Pistorius's 32nd day in court for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Get Tuesday's updates here.

Oscar torn apart after shooting Reeva, court hears

2014-05-05 16:11

Oscar Pistorius's neighbour and friend have giving a heart-wrenching account in court of finding the "broken" athlete coming down the stairs, holding his dead girlfriend in his arms.

Oscar's defence enters critical phase

2014-05-05 05:30

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's murder trial is set to enter a critical phase as his defence team attempts to recover from a faltering start.

Oscar judge reprimands overflow court

2014-04-17 14:20

Day 25 of the Oscar Pistorius trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has started with a stern reprimand by Judge Thokozile Masipa.

Nel queries recordings of gunshot, bat tests

2014-04-16 14:44

It is not known whether the music producer who recorded the gunshot and cricket bat tests presented as evidence in Oscar Pistorius's trial has any experience in such, the court has heard.

Oscar's expert accused of being unqualified

2014-04-16 14:12

The prosecution has derided a forensic expert hired by Oscar Pistorius, accusing him of being unqualified to testify and rubbishing his account of the circumstances in which Reeva Steenkamp died.

Oscar unwavering as he denies intent

2014-04-15 20:52

As his week-long court testimony came to an end, Oscar Pistorius has maintained he was innocent and had acted involuntarily when he fired the shots that killed Reeva Steenkamp.

Oscar takes the blame for Reeva's death

2014-04-14 15:26
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Oscar Pistorius has told the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that he blames himself for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Nel questions Oscar's toilet noise claim

2014-04-11 14:38

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has continued a microscopic examination of what happened in Oscar Pistorius's bathroom in the seconds before he shot Reeva Steenkamp.

Nel proves jeans was lying on duvet

2014-04-11 13:23

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has won his argument that a pair of Reeva Steenkamp's jeans was found lying on a duvet in Oscar Pistorius’s bedroom, during the murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

Pathologist to testify first for personal reasons

2014-04-07 08:35

The defence in Oscar Pistorius’s murder trial will start its case with testimony from a pathologist who has "personal reasons for why he has to take the stand first".

Oscar judge jails man for killing wife's lover

2014-04-03 08:23
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The judge who is presiding in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has sentenced a man who killed his wife's boyfriend in a fit of jealousy to an effective 15 years in jail.

Pistorius trial postponed to 7 April

2014-03-28 09:42
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The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has been postponed to 7 April, due to one of the court assessors being ill.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 14

2014-03-24 09:01
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Get all the highlights from day 14 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Watch a summary of what we know so far here.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 13

2014-03-19 09:00
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Get the latest details from day 13 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Get Tuesday's updates here.

AS IT HAPPENED: Oscar Pistorius trial, day 12

2014-03-18 09:01
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Get the latest details from day 12 of the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius. Get Monday's updates here.

Pistorius trial, Day 11 - as it happened

2014-03-17 09:02
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Get all the highlights from day 11 of the Oscar Pistorius trial at the North Gauteng High Court.

Roux begins cross examination of Van Rensburg

2014-03-14 11:37

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer, Barry Roux, has swiftly started his attack on the credibility of the first police officer on the scene of the paralympian's alleged crime, in the North Gauteng High Court.

Witness quizzed about gun handed to Oscar

2014-03-11 23:07

Oscar Pistorius's lawyer has asked a State witness why he did not tell the Paralympic athlete that there was a magazine in the gun he had passed to him in a crowded restaurant.

 
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