Pistorius arrives at court

2016-04-18 09:28

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius arrived at the High Court in Pretoria on Monday morning for what was expected to be a brief appearance.

Pistorius, who shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, was due before the court to postpone his sentencing hearing to between June 13 and June 17.   

Uncertainty abounded on Monday morning as the athlete's health was called into question, with rumours that he had been hospitalised over the weekend.

In a dark suit, Pistorius was flanked by his family and his legal team.  

The Constitutional Court previously dismissed Pistorius's application for leave to appeal his conviction, and he now faces a minimum sentence of 15 years, unless he can provide substantial and compelling reasons to deviate from this prescribed sentence. 

Pistorius served one-sixth of his five-year sentence in prison and was released in October to serve the remainder under correctional supervision.

He shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, insisting he had mistaken her for an intruder. 

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