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Oscar could still face murder conviction

2014-12-10 15:27
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Oscar Pistorius again faces the possibility of a murder conviction after Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that prosecutors can appeal against the Paralympian’s conviction.

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.

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Judge Thokozile Masipa has ruled prosecutors can appeal Oscar Pistorius's conviction. However, Masipa dismissed the State’s bid to appeal his sentencing. Here's everything you need to know.

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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.

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Court to rule on Oscar appeal

2014-12-08 21:19

A criminal lawyer says he doesn't expect Judge Thokozile Masipa to turn down the State's application for appeal in the Oscar Pistorius case, as there is way too much controversy about the judgment.

Pistorius appeal hearing set for 9 December

2014-11-10 10:54

Prosecutors say their request to appeal Oscar Pistorius’s manslaughter conviction and 5-year prison sentence would be heard on 9 December.

Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius

2014-10-22 08:08

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.

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.

Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius

2014-10-21 12:05

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 '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.

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.

Nel: Prisons can deal with disabled people

2014-10-15 11:30

Prisons have the necessary facilities to deal with people who have similar disabilities to Oscar Pistorius, prosecutor Gerrie Nel says.

Nel to continue cross-examination of social worker

2014-10-15 05:31

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel is expected to continue the cross-examination of social worker Annette Vergeer in sentencing proceedings in the Oscar Pistorius case.

Defence claims Oscar will be vulnerable in jail

2014-10-14 20:05
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Oscar Pistorius would be vulnerable to gang rape if sent to prison, a defence witness has claimed during a day of heated argument in the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar trial: Parole officer was paid by defence

2014-10-14 16:09

The parole officer who recommended correctional supervision for paralympian Oscar Pistorius worked on the matter in her private capacity, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Prison will break Oscar – defence witness

2014-10-14 15:05

Prison will "break" Oscar Pistorius because it leaves physically disabled people vulnerable, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Probation officer recommends house arrest for Oscar

2014-10-14 14:00

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should get three years of correctional supervision for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a probation officer says.

 

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.

Pistorius family: We abide by ruling

2014-12-10 12:27

Oscar Pistorius's family says they will abide by the North Gauteng High Court decision to allow the State to appeal the Paralympian's conviction.

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.

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.

Oscar 'monitoring device' claims not true - corrections

2014-11-11 22:01
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The prisons department has dismissed reports that convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will not be eligible for correctional supervision because an electronic monitoring device cannot be fitted to his ankle.

Dept considers disciplinary against Oscar witness

2014-10-27 17:13
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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.

Decision on sentencing is mine alone - Masipa

2014-10-21 17:43
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Oscar Pistorius's fate was always going to lie in the hands of one person - Judge Thokozile Masipa.

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.

Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius to five years in prison

2014-10-21 11:54

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.

Watch Masipa sentence Pistorius

2014-10-21 11:45

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.

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.

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 did not consciously act illegally - Roux

2014-10-17 10:35

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius did not consciously act unlawfully when he killed Reeva Steenkamp, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Prison torture merely an allegation - Modise

2014-10-16 12:16

An increase in torture in prisons is merely an allegation, acting national correctional services commissioner Zach Modise has told 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.

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."

Vergeer relied on old Popcru speech

2014-10-15 11:30

The social worker who testified in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings has relied on a nine-year-old speech by a union official to back her claims of horrific prison conditions, the North Gauteng High Court has heard.

Official available to speak on prison conditions

2014-10-15 09:07

The justice department will make an official available to provide information in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court relating to the conditions in prisons, a spokesman says.

Prisons can accommodate disabled - dept

2014-10-14 22:06
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The correctional services department has lashed out at claims made during Oscar Pistorius court proceedings that jails are unable to accommodate disabled prisoners.

Give Oscar correctional supervision - witness

2014-10-14 18:14

Despite Oscar Pistorius not having a job, the social worker who compiled a report on the Paralympian has recommended he be sentenced to correctional supervision.

Disability not reason for non-imprisonment, court hears

2014-10-14 16:09

Oscar Pistorius's disability should not be the reason he is not incarcerated, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

June Steenkamp rejected 'blood money'

2014-10-14 15:05
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Reeva Steenkamp’s mother June rejected a R375 000 payment from her daughter's killer, Oscar Pistorius, as "blood money", the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has heard.

Nel questions reason for Oscar's doctorate

2014-10-14 12:25

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has rejected claims that Oscar Pistorius was awarded an honorary doctorate for helping provide prostheses to the disabled.

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