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Pistorius scammer gets 4 years in jail

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[…]

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NPA seeks leave to appeal Pistorius’s 6 year murder sentence

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[…]

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Pistorius returns to 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[…]

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Oscar’s sister ‘grateful’ after sentencing

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[…]

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Sit down, Twitter warriors: Judge Masipa is fine!

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[…]

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Oscar sentenced to 6 years for murder

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[…]

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A look into the Oscar Pistorius interview

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[…]

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Pistorius back in court today

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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Illegal meds found in Oscar’s cell, court hears

Illegal medication was found during a search of convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius’s prison cell, the High Court in Pretoria heard on Monday. Several tablets of antidepressant medication Cipralax and Molipaxin were found during a search at Kgosi Mampuru prison on July 19, prosecutor Gerrie Nel told psychologist Prof Jonathan Scholtz.[…]

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