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Legal spinner in custody for fraud

Tuesday 11 July 2017 06:29

An alleged fake lawyer who spun legal analysis for news organisations for years will now be prosecuted for fraud involving over half a million rand.

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Oscar Pistorius was originally sentenced to five years for culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.
Court to set date for Oscar Pistorius appeal case

Friday 12 May 2017 16:06

The Director of Public Prosecutions hopes to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal for leave to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' six year jail sentence.

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Tough road ahead for Nel, Afri-Forum: Expert

Thursday 2 February 2017 12:22

A legal expert believes Gerrie Nel and Afriforum will encounter hurdles in pursuing private prosecutions under the current Criminal Procedure Act.

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Gerrie Nel resigned from the NPA with immediate effect.
Nel, Afriforum to hold joint media briefing

Tuesday 31 January 2017 12:25

Gerrie Nel and Afriforum are to hold a joint media briefing on Tuesday afternoon, following reports that Nel will be joining the organisation and starting a private prosecutions unit.

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Gerrie Nel  argued that the minimum sentence of 15 years should be applicable in the Oscar Pistorius’ case.
Gerrie Nel resigns

Tuesday 31 January 2017 09:10

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has resigned with immediate effect .A career prosecutor with more than 30 years of experience, Nel is a familiar name in South African law for taking on big cases.

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Former paralympian Oscar Pistorius is serving a six-year jail sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius sentence saga continues

Saturday 3 December 2016 13:38

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein will schedule the application for leave to appeal the Oscar Pistorius sentence once the high court records have been filed.

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Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Deadline imminent for NPA over Pistorius’ sentencing

Friday 2 December 2016 07:11

Friday is deadline for the National Prosecuting Authority to file additional papers relating to the appeal of convicted murderer, Oscar Pistorius against his six year jail sentence.

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Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius's lawyer lashes out at State over appeal plea

Thursday 13 October 2016 07:29

The legal team of convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius have launched a scathing attack on the State's application to appeal the six-year sentence imposed on the fallen Paralympian.

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After successfully appealing against Judge Masipa’s initial verdict of guilt, culpable homicide, the NPA now seeks to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ sentence handed down to him of 6 years for murder.
Appealing for Justice: in the matter of Judiciary versus Legislature

Wednesday 28 September 2016 16:01

Just when Judge Thokozile Masipa had put the final lid on the Oscar Pistorius trial, no sooner did the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) insist on continuing.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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