SABC News - Oscar Pistorius


SANEF welcomes release of Reeva’s pictures

Friday 17 June 2016 12:46

SANEF has hailed the decision to allow the release of some pictures of the late Reeva Steenkamp as a win for public access to education.


Reeva Steenkamp killed by Oscar Pistorius in 2013.
Overseas publications show Reeva's graphic photos

Friday 17 June 2016 06:07

Several overseas online publications are publishing the graphic photos of Reeva Steenkamp on the murder scene after Oscar Pistorius killed her in 2013.


Legal expert unpacks Day 3 of Pistorius re-sentencing hearing

Wednesday 15 June 2016 20:07

Llewellyn Curlewis says Judge Thokozile Masipa will now have to assess the arguments made during this week's pre-sentence hearing to determine the fate of convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius.


Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced for murder on July 6

Wednesday 15 June 2016 16:53

 Judge Thokozile Masipa will hand down Oscar Pistorius's sentence next month in the High Court in Pretoria.


Nel requests minimum 15 years for Oscar Pistorius

Wednesday 15 June 2016 14:56

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has argued that the minimum sentence of 15 years should be applicable in the Oscar Pistorius case.


Barry Roux has argued that neither the Supreme Court of Appeal or the trial court found he had intention of killing Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius was not driven by evil intent: Lawyer

Wednesday 15 June 2016 12:11

The High Court in Pretoria should deviate from the minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment for convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius, says his lawyer.


Kim Martens gave testimony in aggravation of sentence.
"Pistorius has not apologised for shooting Reeva"

Wednesday 15 June 2016 10:52

Reeva Steenkamp's cousin, Kim Martens, says Oscar Pistorius still has not apologised for shooting and killing his girlfriend.


Oscar Pistorius is being sentenced for the murder of his girlfriend in February 2013.
Court set to wrap up arguments in Pistorius’ sentence hearing

Wednesday 15 June 2016 05:26

All arguments in the Oscar Pistorius' sentence hearing must be completed by Wednesday.


Another Steenkamp family member to testify in Pistorius sentencing

Tuesday 14 June 2016 21:45

The Pretoria High Court will hear more emotional testimony in the Oscar Pistorius sentencing proceedings on Wednesday, when another family member of Reeva Steenkamp takes the stand.


Barry Steenkamp traumatised by Reeva’s death: Legal Expert

Tuesday 14 June 2016 17:53

Llewellyn Curlewis says Barry Steenkamp's request to the court to have Reeva's pictures published worldwide to avoid similar incidents shows how much he has been traumatised.


Nursing Sister Charlotte Mashabane recounted three instances where the former Paralympian was verbally aggressive towards to her.
Nursing sister felt threatened by Oscar Pistorius

Tuesday 14 June 2016 14:09

A Correctional Services nurse testifying at the Oscar Pistorius case told the High Court in Pretoria that she felt threatened by the convicted murderer.


Emotional Reeva's father tells court of his pain

Tuesday 14 June 2016 11:28

The defence’s second witness in the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius, Ebba Gudmundsdottir, says the athlete is an inspiration to her son who was born without legs.


Suitable sentence for Pistorius is 12 years: Legal expert

Tuesday 14 June 2016 09:51

A legal expert says there are many aspects to take into consideration in the sentencing of Oscar Pistorius and a suitable sentence for Pistorius would about 12 years of direct imprisonment.


Second defence witness to take stand in Pistorius trial

Tuesday 14 June 2016 06:55

A representative of a charity organisation is expected to take the stand in the High Court in Pretoria to testify in mitigation of the sentence of Oscar Pistorius.


Oscar was abusive towards prison officials: Nel

Monday 13 June 2016 16:50

State prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, has questioned clinical psychologist Jonathan Scholtz's objectivity after he refrained from including a prison report in his testimony


State Prosecutor has disputed claims that Oscar Pistorius is not safe in prison.
Oscars safety behind bars under the spotlight

Monday 13 June 2016 15:05

A life behind bars for Oscar Pistorius has come under scrutiny during his sentence hearing in the High Court in Pretoria.


Oscar's re-incarceration will be detrimental to his mental state

Monday 13 June 2016 11:45

The re-incarceration of Oscar Pistorius will have a detrimental effect on his psychological state. This is according to psychologist Jonathan Scholtz.


Pistorius unable to testify in mitigation of sentence: Psychologist

Monday 13 June 2016 11:33

Murder convict Oscar Pistorius will not be able to handle testifying in mitigation of sentence in the High Court in Pretoria, according to psychologist Jonathan Scholtz.


Pistorius to possibly testify in mitigation of sentence: Expert

Monday 13 June 2016 06:42

Murder convict Oscar Pistorius’s sentencing hearing is expected to start on Monday morning in the High Court in Pretoria.


Oscar Pistorius's legal team is expected to kick off proceedings by calling witnesses whose testimony will help with the mitigation of sentencing.
Pistorius’ sentencing procedure begins on Monday

Saturday 11 June 2016 19:21

Arguments for aggravation and mitigation of sentencing in the Oscar Pistorius trial will begin on Monday in the Pretoria High Court.


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