Date set for Pistorius's appeal

2013-03-25 16:51
Oscar Pistorius (Picture: AP)

Oscar Pistorius (Picture: AP)

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Johannesburg - Murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will appeal his bail conditions on Thursday, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday.

"Yes, it is confirmed. He will appear on 28 March at the Pretoria [North Gauteng] High Court," said spokesperson Medupe Simasiku.

Pistorius was to challenge his bail conditions as unwarranted and unfair, and is seeking to have the conditions scrapped or altered.

In papers before court, his lawyers argued that Pistorius should be able to travel, given that Magistrate Desmond Nair found during his bail application that he was not a flight risk.

They argue that he should be able to travel if given permission from his case investigating officer.

Pistorius's legal team submitted that it should not be necessary for him to report to the Brooklyn police station in Pretoria.

Pistorius wants an end to being supervised by a probation officer and submitting to compulsory drug and alcohol testing.

Pistorius would also ask the court to allow him to return to his Pretoria home where he shot his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day.

His legal team said it was unfair to place a "blanket order", which did not allow him to talk to the residents within the security complex.

Pistorius is due back in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on 4 June, to face a murder charge.

Pistorius has said he thought Steenkamp was an intruder.

He was granted R1m bail on 22 February.

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