SABC News - Oscar Pistorius


The state, led by Gerrie Nel, failed with a similar bid at the North Gauteng High Court in July.
State applies for leave to appeal against Pistorius sentence

Friday 16 September 2016 16:38

The state has filed an application for leave to appeal against the Oscar Pistorius murder sentence.


Former paralympian Oscar Pistorius is serving six years for murder.
NPA seeks leave to appeal Pistorius's 6 year murder sentence

Friday 16 September 2016 08:01

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.


Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of murdering is his girlfriend at his Pretoria home in 2013.
NPA considers options in Pistorius case

Saturday 27 August 2016 06:32

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is considering its options after Judge Thokozile Masipa dismissed its application for leave to appeal the six-year sentence of Oscar Pistorius.


State loses leave to appeal Pistorius' sentence

Friday 26 August 2016 11:49

Judge Thokozile Masipa has dismissed with costs the State's application to appeal Oscar Pistorius's sentence in the High Court in Pretoria.


Gerrie Nel is applying for leave to appeal the sentence in the High Court in Johannesburg.
Nel pushes for a longer sentence for Pistorius

Friday 26 August 2016 10:15

The State has argued that an appeals court may see the six-year-sentence of Oscar Pistorius on a murder conviction as shockingly lenient.


 Oscar Pistorius is currently serving a six-year prison term for killing his girlfriend.
State’s appeal has no merit: Pistorius's lawyers

Friday 26 August 2016 06:45

Oscar Pistorius's legal team will on Friday seek to oppose the state's application for leave to appeal his sentence.


Reeva Steenkamp was passionate about educating women about domestic violence.
Reeva Steenkamp foundation launched in PE

Saturday 20 August 2016 09:29

The Reeva Rebbeca Steenkamp Foundation has been launched in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on what would have been Steenkamp's 33rd birthday.


Correctional Services to investigate Pistorius' suicide allegations

Monday 8 August 2016 05:22

The Department of Correctional Services has confirmed that it is further investigating reports that jailed Paralympian; Oscar Pistorius attempted to commit suicide.


Oscar Pistorius had his jail term for killing Reeva Steenkamp increased from five to six years in July.
Department denies Pistorius suicide attempt reports

Sunday 7 August 2016 14:38

The Department of Correctional Services has dismissed allegations that paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, has attempted to commit suicide, but confirmed that he was admitted to hospital for treatment.


Oscar Pistorius in hospital with cuts to wrists

Sunday 7 August 2016 11:22

Oscar Pistorius, serving a six-year jail term for killing his girlfriend, was rushed to hospital on Saturday with cuts to his wrists.


Oscar Pistorius is serving a six year jail term.
NPA to appeal Pistorius’ jail term

Thursday 21 July 2016 12:55

The National Prosecuting Authority is to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence.


SABC Radio News Political Correspondent , Mahlatse Gallens, (standing) speaking at the Sanef AGM in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Sanef elects SABC Deputy Political Editor as chairperson

Saturday 9 July 2016 20:26

SABC Deputy Political Editor Mahlatse Gallens has been elected chairperson of South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef).


The six-year sentence against disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has sparked controversy.
Oscar Pistorius sentence: you might not like it, but it is the law

Friday 8 July 2016 08:46

The six-year sentence against disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, has sparked controversy.


Malema weighs in against Pistorius sentence

Thursday 7 July 2016 11:50

Public debate is continuing on the sentence prison that Pistorius has been given. Some political parties have described it as lenient.


Legal expert Ulrich Roux says that Judge Masipa's sentence was derived from the evidence presented to her
Sentencing of Pistorius was Masipa’s discretion: Expert

Thursday 7 July 2016 10:50

Legal expert, Ulrich Roux, says that the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius was Judge Thokozile Masipa 's discretion.


Pistorius spends first night back in jail

Wednesday 6 July 2016 21:03

Oscar Pistorius is spending his first night back in jail as a convicted and sentenced murderer.


Judge Masipa had a huge responsibility to perform: Legal expert

Wednesday 6 July 2016 18:06

Legal expert, Dr Llewellyn Curlewis says one must be careful to criticise everything that Judge Thokozile Masipa said in her judgment.


Oscar Pistorius won’t appeal sentence

Wednesday 6 July 2016 12:45

Oscar Pistorius will not appeal his six-year sentence for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.


Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered judgment in the High Court in Pretoria.
Legal expert welcomes Pistorius ruling

Wednesday 6 July 2016 12:37

Legal expert, Ulrich Roux, has welcomed Judge Thokozile Masipa's ruling on Oscar Pistorius.


African National Congress Women's League spokesperson, Jackie Mofokeng, says Oscar Pistorius should be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison.
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to six years

Wednesday 6 July 2016 10:25

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp.


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