Oscar Pistorius to face gun charges

2013-10-29 13:42
Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (AFP)

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (AFP)

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Cape Town - The legal team of murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius failed to stop gun-related charges from being added to his case, eNCA reported on Tuesday.

The National Director of Public Prosecutions, Mxolisi Nxasana, rejected the bid by Pistorius's legal team to prevent the addition of the charges to his charge sheet.

The charges are related to two incidents where Pistorius allegedly fired a gun in public places.

The NPA confirmed the addition of the charges, and also confirmed that it had turned down requests by Pistorius's legal team to prevent the additional charges being added, according to EWN.

Laywers reportedly appealed to the National Prosecution Agency, arguing that the gun charges fall out of the court's jurisdiction.

Pistorius briefly appeared in court on 19 August for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home on Valentine’s Day this year.

The trial will run from 3 to 20 March at the North Gauteng High Court.

Read more on:    npa  |  oscar pistorius  |  mxolisi nxasana  |  reeva steenkamp

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