Reeva's mom arrives in court for Oscar appeal judgment

2015-12-03 09:40
June Steenkamp arrives in court (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

June Steenkamp arrives in court (Jenna Etheridge, News24)

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Bloemfontein - Reeva Steenkamp's mother, June, arrived at the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Thursday morning for the judgment on the State's appeal of Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction.

Meanwhile, Annelise Burgess on Wednesday issued a statement on behalf of the Pistorius family, clarifying that none of the family members would be present for the court proceedings.

"We will consider the option of a short written statement - but this will only happen once we have had the time to confer with the legal team - so well after the actual judgment has been handed down," she said.

Pistorius, who was convicted of culpable homicide for gunning down his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home on Valentine's Day last year, will most probably also be following the proceedings from his uncle's Waterkloof home.

That is where Pistorius has been under house arrest since he was released from prison and put under correctional supervision in October.

He had spent almost a year in prison. 

Pistorius claimed to have shot and killed Steenkamp after mistaking her for an intruder.

The Supreme Court of Appeal will on Thursday deliver its judgment on whether the High Court erred in convicting him of culpable homicide instead of murder.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  bloemfontein  |  pistorius trial

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