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21 Oct 2014

Oh, one last update - News24's day editor, Estrelita Moses, chats to Jerusha Raath about the sentencing. Watch it below.
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21 Oct 2014

And that's it for Oscar Pistorius trial updates. Possibly forever. So... cheers.

21 Oct 2014

Pistorius will become one of 7 000 prisoners at Kgosi Mampuru II prison. Within six hours of his admission, he will undergo a health assessment and be housed in the prison's hospital section.

There is one doctor for all prisoners and five psychologists. Private doctors can visit inmates at their own expense.

Read more about the prison on NT News here

21 Oct 2014

Pistorius has arrived at prison.

21 Oct 2014

To sum up, here are the main points of Pistorius's sentencing.
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21 Oct 2014

Gina Myers says nothing is going to bring Reeva back.

21 Oct 2014

Watch Judge Masipa sentence Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison.

21 Oct 2014

I hope Oscar will start his own healing process as he walks path of restoration - Arnold. As a family we're ready to support Oscar as he starts his sentence. Please understand as I don't want to take questions - Arnold

21 Oct 2014

Arnold asks media to let family move forward and give us some degree of privacy as we do so.

21 Oct 2014

One of the most distressed parts for me was how the truth became totally irrelevant in attempt to make murder charge stick - Arnold

21 Oct 2014

Arnold: Oscar will embrace this opportunity to pay back to society. We accept the judgment.

21 Oct 2014

This has been a hard time for us all. Harrowing. We're emotionally drained and exhausted. The case dragged out for seven months. In fact for 20 months since the bail application, the state tried to force a puzzle into the position of premeditated murder.

21 Oct 2014

Arnold: You've shared this process with us for the last 20 months. Today a new season starts for us as family. Not just Pistorius's but Steenkamps too.

21 Oct 2014

A suited Pistorius steps into a police nyala as onlookers whistle and shout.

21 Oct 2014

Oh, it looks as if Pistorius might be heading off to prison now... Lots of action outside court building.

21 Oct 2014

They Myers, Reeva's 'Johannesburg family' say the sentence is one step closer to closure.

21 Oct 2014

Reporters now saying Pistorius will be in the court's holding cells until 16:00 this afternoon and will be moved to the prison with other prisoners.

21 Oct 2014

Seven of the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in South Africa are Pistorius-related.
Seven of the top 10 trending topics on Twitter in South Africa are Pistorius-related.<br />

21 Oct 2014

The Steenkamps say they're satisfied with the sentence. They say it's time to go home.

21 Oct 2014

Huge police contingent waiting for Pistorius to exit court building to escort him to prison.

21 Oct 2014

The Guardian's David Smith tweets - Spoke to Reeva Steenkamp's father Barry who said: "I'm pleased that it's over."

21 Oct 2014

NPA's Nathi Mcube: We will decide whether to appeal culpable homicide conviction or not.

21 Oct 2014

The Pistorius family are making a statement at midday.

21 Oct 2014

Carl Pistorius stares straight ahead when asked his feelings.

21 Oct 2014

Police push crowd outside court building apart so as to allow the Steenkamps to walk through.

21 Oct 2014

Roux, with a snake smile, tells a TV crew he has no comment on whether there will be an appeal.

21 Oct 2014

The NPA says it hasn't yet made up its mind on whether to appeal.

21 Oct 2014

Barry Roux tries to make his way through a large crowd outside the courtroom.

21 Oct 2014

So what happened now that Pistorius has been sentenced to five years behind bars?

Criminal law expert William Booth speaks to News24.

21 Oct 2014

Pistorius grabbed his uncle Arnold and aunt Lois's hands as he was led down to cells.

21 Oct 2014

ANC Women's League says they're not happy with the verdict or the sentence and will ask the prosecution team to appeal.

21 Oct 2014

The Steenkamp's lawyer says June is "satisfied" with the sentence, tweets Alex Crawford.

21 Oct 2014

"Pistorius family confirm no appeal. they expect him to go to prison from court," tweets the BBC's Andrew Harding. Other reporters are tweeting the same. Another journalist who spoke to his uncle, Arnold, confirms he said "no" when asked if there will be an appeal.

21 Oct 2014

"Pistorius must serve at least 1/6 of his sentence before house arrest considered - that is just over ten months," tweets Debora Patta.

21 Oct 2014

Both legal teams have two weeks to state whether they intend to appeal.

21 Oct 2014

Pistorius had a brief word with his Uncle Arnold, before being led downstairs. No indication at this stage of appeal.

21 Oct 2014

Pistorius's continue to speak among themselves, as do the Steenkamps.

21 Oct 2014

Court adjourns.

21 Oct 2014

I wish to thank the gallery, it wasn't an easy matter. In general, I was very pleased with the conduct of all involved.

21 Oct 2014

Masipa thanks court officials. All staff.
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