Oscar Pistorius scamster to apply for bail

2016-04-04 07:01
Oscar Pistorius. (File, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius. (File, Pool)

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Pretoria - A man who allegedly told Oscar Pistorius he could quash his murder conviction in exchange for R250 000 is expected to apply for bail at the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court on Monday.

The 33-year-old man was arrested in a sting operation for allegedly impersonating a National Prosecuting Authority official and contacting Pistorius, demanding R250 000 to make his murder conviction disappear.

The Hawks were informed and dispatched a team to negotiate with the man. During the operation the man was given R40 000 in cash before being arrested next to the High Court in Pretoria.

He faces a charge of corruption.

The paralympian, convicted of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, will be sentenced in June.

Pistorius shot and killed Steenkamp, claiming he mistook her for an intruder.

He fired four shots into the door of a toilet cubicle in his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day in 2013.

He served one-sixth of his initial five-year culpable homicide sentence in prison and was released in October to serve the remainder under correctional supervision before the conviction was changed to murder.

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