NPA: Oscar Pistorius matter is not over yet

2014-09-12 12:28

The National Prosecuting Authority said it was disappointed by the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court, which acquitted Oscar Pistorius of murder and found him guilty of culpable homicide.

“At this point the matter is not concluded. We are still waiting for the sentence. It’s only after the sentence that the NPA can weigh its options and see whether it can take the matter forward,” spokesperson Nathi Mncube told reporters outside the court today.

“We feel at this point we should respect the process that is still under way.”

Mncube said the court should consider denying Pistorius bail as he was a flight risk.

“He has gotten rid of all his movable assets so we feel he is a flight risk at this point. Besides his family, he doesn’t have anything keeping him in South Africa,” he said.

“The court must consider keeping him in custody until the matter is finished.”

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