Social media has weighed in on reports that former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius may soon be eligible for parole. Pistorius was initially sentenced to six years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013. This was later set aside by the Supreme Court of Appeal and[…]
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein has increased the sentence of former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to 13 years in prison for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. “The sentence imposed by the…[high court] with respect to murder is set aside and substituted with the following –[…]
A man who allegedly told Oscar Pistorius he could quash his murder conviction was sentenced to four years in jail for corruption, the Hawks said on Wednesday. Tshifhiwa Radzhadzhi, 33, masqueraded as a prosecutor from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), and apparently demanded R250 000 from the former Paralympian in[…]
The Oscar Pistorius case goes back to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Friday, as the National Prosecutions Authority (NPA) remains in the news. The NPA will file papers seeking leave to appeal the former paralympian’s six-year sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. North Gauteng High Court[…]
Oscar Pistorius’s lawyers will argue that “enough is enough” when his case resumes in court on August 26 to hear an appeal by State prosecutors against his six-year murder sentence on the grounds it is too lenient. In court papers filed by Pistorius’ lawyers on August 11 and seen by[…]
The sister of South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, who was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday in what many viewed as a lenient sentence for murdering his girlfriend, said on Sunday that she was “grateful” to the judge. Judge Thokozile Masipa has been criticised by women’s[…]
Sit down, Twitter warriors: Judge Thokozile Masipa was not petrol bombed. An article doing the rounds on social media has claimed that Judge Masipa, who presided over the trial and sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, was petrol bombed on her way home on Wednesday. But police and ER24 say they have[…]
Judge Thokozile Masipa heavily favoured Oscar Pistorius’ defence on Wednesday when she sentenced him to six years in jail for murdering Reeva Steenkamp. It was only one year more than the 5-year sentence for culpable homicide she imposed on him in 2014. National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Bulelwa Makeke said they[…]
A convicted murder has claimed his victim wouldn’t want him to spend his life behind bars. The man, who shot dead his 30-year-old model girlfriend on Valentine’s Day 2013, told television cameras: “I don’t want to go back to jail and I don’t want to have to waste my life[…]
Sentencing proceedings for former paralympian and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius are expected to continue at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday. Sentencing procedures have been set down for a week before Judge Thokozile Masipa, who originally sentenced Pistorius in October 2014. In the early hours of February 14, 2013,[…]
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