SABC News - Oscar Pistorius


Pistorius appeal matter struck off the roll

Friday 13 March 2015 10:25

Oscar Pistorius's application to contest the state's appeal of his culpable homicide conviction been struck off the court role.


Expert questions Pistorius's lawyer's appeal strategy

Friday 13 March 2015 06:35

Oscar Pistorius’s legal team is heading to the High Court in Johannesburg on Friday.


NPA, Pistorius defence due in court on Friday

Thursday 12 March 2015 12:00

The NPA says it will be in the Pretoria High Court on Friday to await the lead of convicted killer Oscar Pistorius's defence team that filed a notice for both parties to be there.


No special treatment for Oscar, Radovan: Dept

Wednesday 11 March 2015 18:24

Prisoners Oscar Pistorius and Radovan Krejcir are not receiving "royal treatment" in prison, correctional services (DCS) said on Wednesday.


State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel appreciates the broadcasting of the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Nel shares hurdles in preparing for Pistorius trial

Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:24

State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has shared some of the legal hurdles he faces in preparing the state's appeal in the Oscar Pistorius trial.


Oscar's lawyers file papers against appeal

Tuesday 24 February 2015 20:23

Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius's lawyers will contest the court decision allowing the State to appeal his culpable homicide conviction, his family said on Tuesday.


Pistorius family company implicated in price-fixing

Sunday 18 January 2015 12:34

A company owned by the family of Oscar Pistorius has been hit by allegations of price-fixing.


Carl Pistorius charged over road accident

Friday 9 January 2015 17:25

A court has charged Oscar Pistorius’s elder brother, Carl, with reckless and negligent driving over a head-on collision last August.


 Carl Pistorius had to undergo several operations following the accident.
Pistorius’ brother charged with reckless driving

Friday 9 January 2015 06:33

Limpopo police have confirmed they will charge Carl Pistorius, older brother of prison inmate Oscar Pistorius, with reckless and negligent driving.


Oscar Pistorius will be observed by three psychiatrists and one clinical psychologist, who must compile a report for the court.
Pistorius to start psychiatric evaluation

Monday 26 May 2014 05:58

Oscar Pistorius will on Monday start his 30 day psychiatric evaluation at the Weskoppies hospital, West of Pretoria.


Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Pistorius sent for evaluation at Pretoria psychiatric hospital

Tuesday 20 May 2014 20:05

Murder accused Oscar Pistorius will undergo psychiatric evaluation at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria as an outpatient from Monday.


Pistorius to be an outpatient at Weskoppies Hospital

Tuesday 20 May 2014 11:02

Murder accused, Oscar Pistorius, will report to the Weskoppies Hospital next Monday for his first day of psychiatric observation.


Prosecutor Gerrie Nel said it was necessary to send Oscar Pistorius for evaluation.
Court to outline details of Oscar’s mental observation

Tuesday 20 May 2014 06:25

The details of the Oscar Pistorius mental observation judgement will be outlined at the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday.


Oscar Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day in 2013.
Pistorius to undergo mental evaluation

Wednesday 14 May 2014 10:34

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been referred for 30 days of psychiatric evaluation by Judge Thokozile Masipa.


Experts unpack 'mental illness' in Pistorius trial

Wednesday 14 May 2014 08:30

Attorney Marius Du Toit says if an application to send murder accused Oscar Pistorius for mental evaluation is successful it will have a major impact on his defence.


Pistorius awaits mental observation ruling

Wednesday 14 May 2014 05:43

Paralympian murder accused Oscar Pistorius will know on Wednesday whether he will be sent for mental observation.


Court to decide on Pistorius psychiatric evaluation

Tuesday 13 May 2014 14:15

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has quoted the law as well as specific legal precedent to justify his application for the High Court in Pretoria to send Oscar Pistorius for psychiatric evaluation.


Gerrie Nel is considering lodging an application to have Pistorius sent for psychiatric observation.
Nel grills forensic psychiatrist

Tuesday 13 May 2014 10:44

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has been grilling forensic psychiatrist Merryll Vorster on how Oscar Pistorius's anxiety disorder would affect his normal functioning in daily life.


Nel to push to have Pistorius mentally evaluated

Tuesday 13 May 2014 05:16

State prosecutor, Gerrie Nel will continue his bid to have Oscar Pistorius mentally evaluated when the paralympian's murder trial resumes in the High Court in Pretoria this morning.


General anxiety disorder not linked to disability: Expert

Tuesday 13 May 2014 00:36

A criminal law expert, Laurie James, says it is important that people do not connect general anxiety disorder with disabilities. He was speaking on SAFM’s AM live show


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