Oscar Pistorious

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel quits

The prosecutor who jailed Oscar Pistorius and former top cop Jackie Selebi has quit. News24 can reveal that career state advocate Gerrie Nel has given the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) 24 hours’ notice of his resignation. Nel is the former head of the now defunct Scorpions in Gauteng. His immediate[…]

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State applies to appeal Oscar sentencing

The State will on Friday again challenge a ruling by Judge Thokozile Masipa against convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius. It would ask for leave to appeal against the six-year jail term she sentenced him to on July 6. The hearing is taking place in the High Court in Johannesburg, National Prosecuting[…]

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Day 3 of Pistorius sentencing proceedings to get under way

Sentencing proceedings for former Paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius are expected to continue at the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday. Sentencing procedures have been set down for a week before Judge Thokozile Masipa, who originally sentenced Pistorius in October 2014. During Pistorius’s trial on Tuesday, the court was[…]

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Parole board to discuss Oscar’s release again

Oscar Pistorius’s latest parole hearing will take place on Thursday. The Kgosi Mampuru II prison’s parole board would then decide if the former Paralympian could be released into correctional supervision, spokesperson Manelisi Wolela said in a statement. Pistorius and his lawyer met the board on Friday. They were told the[…]

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Hearing on Pistorius’s parole postponed

The Kgosi Mampuru II prison parole board on Friday postponed a hearing into Oscar Pistorius’s parole until October 21. According to eNCA, the board would consult the family of Reeva Steenkamp, who Pistorius shot dead in his home in 2013. This comes after the parole review board (PRB) referred the[…]

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Parole review board to decide on Oscar’s fate

Whether Oscar Pistorius stays in jail or is released is expected to be decided when the parole review board meets on Friday. The former Paralympic athlete was meant to have been released from the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria on August 21, to serve out the rest of his[…]

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Oscar cannot afford a new trial: Barry Roux

Oscar Pistorius cannot afford a new trial, and it would be too long and complex, his lawyer Barry Roux argues in papers filed with the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday. The former Paralympic athlete’s initial trial was subject to intense public scrutiny, which would “contaminate and confuse” the reliability[…]

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Pistorius must stay in jail – IFP Women’s Brigade

There is no hierarchy in terms of which life is more important than another, neither should there be seemingly “untouchables”, the IFP Women’s Brigade said on Wednesday. The party was responding to news that Oscar Pistorius is expected to be released on parole in August. He should spend the rest[…]

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Pistorius family, coach mum on house arrest

Oscar Pistorius’s family is keeping mum following confirmation that the convicted Paralympian would be placed under correctional supervision in two months’ time. “The family is not planning to comment on any issues relating to the parole as reported in the media,” family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess told News24 in an e-mail[…]

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