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Pistorius spends first night in jail

Wednesday 22 October 2014 05:32

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius spent his first night in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison in Pretoria.

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Intimate homicide is now the leading cause of female homicides in the country, having accounted for 50% of female homicides in 1999 but 57% in 2009.
Intimate femicide leading cause of female homicides in SA

Tuesday 21 October 2014 16:54

The vast majority of women who are murdered in South Africa die at the hands of their husbands, boyfriends and lovers, that's according to studies on female homicide. (infographic)

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The general feel on social media is that Oscar Pistorius' five-year jail sentence is a slap on the wrist.
Curtain falls on Pistorius - the social media darling

Tuesday 21 October 2014 16:40

Oscar Pistorius has been known to be a sensation on track, and such has been no different to his murder trial at the North Gauteng High Court.

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Judge Masipa was balanced and just : law expert

Tuesday 21 October 2014 15:41

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty of the culpable homicide of his model and reality TV star girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, on Tuesday.

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Pistorius may serve only 10 months in jail

Tuesday 21 October 2014 14:31

Convicted paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius may end up spending only 10 months in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a justice department spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Oscar Pistorius will be serving his sentence in Kgosi Mampuru Prison in Pretoria.
We are ready to support Oscar: Pistorius family

Tuesday 21 October 2014 12:55

The Pistorius family says they are ready to support paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

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Judge Thokozile Masipa sentenced the athlete to spend a maximum of five years behind bars.
Oscar Pistorius arrives at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility

Tuesday 21 October 2014 12:29

Oscar Pistorius has arrived at the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility where he will begin serving his sentence.

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Oscar Pistorius being sentenced in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday morning.
Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Tuesday 21 October 2014 10:14

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty of the culpable homicide of his law student and model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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International media have showed huge interest the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Global media praises live broadcast of Pistorius trial

Tuesday 21 October 2014 10:02

The international media has commended the South African government for allowing paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s trial to be broadcast live.

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Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate soon

Tuesday 21 October 2014 09:11

It is expected that sentencing proceedings in the North Gauteng High Court in the Oscar Pistorius trial will last for no more than a couple of hours.

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Hive of activity outside court ahead of Pistorius' sentencing

Tuesday 21 October 2014 08:00

There is a hive of activity outside the North Gauteng High Court ahead of Oscar Pistorius's sentencing on Tuesday.

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D-Day for Pistorius

Tuesday 21 October 2014 05:18

After a seven-month trial, Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will find out his fate on Tuesday in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

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"We are saddened by the judgment, we have never been happy with the conviction of culpable homicide, instead of murder," African National Congress Women’s League spokesperson, Jacqui Mofokeng said.
ANCWL 'saddened' by Oscar sentence

Tuesday 21 October 2014 00:21

The five-year jail sentence handed down to paralympian Oscar Pistorius signalled a sad day for women in South Africa, the ANCWL said on Tuesday.

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Final countdown for Oscar Pistorius

Monday 20 October 2014 20:44

Monday is expected to be the one of the longest nights in the life of convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius, as he anxiously awaits his much-anticipated sentencing on Tuesday morning.

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No cell prepared for Oscar: Mhaga

Monday 20 October 2014 11:04

The Correctional Services Department has denied reports that it had already prepared a cell for Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison.

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Batchelor speaks about family tension: Report

Monday 20 October 2014 10:29

Former soccer star Marc Batchelor has described mounting tension between the Steenkamp and Pistorius families during sentencing proceedings in the High Court in Pretoria.

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Difficult to predict Masipa’s sentencing judgement: Expert

Monday 20 October 2014 08:42

Attorney Marius du Toit of Du toit Attorney’s says it will be difficult to tell what sentence Judge Thokozile Masipa will hand down on former international icon, Oscar Pistorius.

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Oscar's D-Day approaches

Sunday 19 October 2014 20:20

In less than 48-hours, Judge Thokozile Masipa will declare whether Oscar Pistorius will go to jail or not.

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Oscar judgment: paradigm shift from domestic violence to gun control

Sunday 19 October 2014 08:56

The guilty verdict of culpable homicide passed down by the Pretoria High Court on Oscar Pistorius gave rise to a number of criticisms towards the presiding officer, Judge Thokozile Masipa.

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 Judge Thokozile Masipa will hand down the sentencing in the Oscar Pistorius case on Tuesday.
Pistorius to know his fate on Tuesday

Friday 17 October 2014 13:21

The State has asked the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to impose a 10 year prison term for Oscar Pistorius.

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