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Pistorius will struggle to compete again: Sports Psychologist

Tuesday 16 September 2014 11:00

Sports Psychologist Ken Jennings says it will be difficult for convicted athlete, Oscar Pistorius, to attract public support should he return to athletics.

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Legal organisations condemn attack on Masipa

Tuesday 16 September 2014 07:30

Several legal organisations on Monday said they were concerned by the threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa who presided over the trial of paralympian, Oscar Pistorius.

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COPE slams 'unwarranted' attack on Judge Masipa

Monday 15 September 2014 12:45

The Congress of the People says the attacks on Judge Thokozile Masipa is unwarranted and unfair.

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Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a locked toilet door.
Sascoc to discuss Pistorius participation

Saturday 13 September 2014 07:12

The SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) will consider Oscar Pistorius's participation in international competitions at a meeting on Thursday, president Gideon Sam said.   

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Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius on February 14, 2013
Not the right judgment: Reeva's mom

Friday 12 September 2014 20:21

The parents of Reeva Steenkamp believe the conviction of culpable homicide that Oscar Pistorius received for shooting their daughter was not the right one, NBC reported on Friday.

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Arnold Pistorius reads the family's statement following Judge Thokozile Masipa's verdict.
Pistorius still devastated by Steenkamp’s death

Friday 12 September 2014 19:16

Oscar Pistorius’ family says that they are still devastated by the events that led to the death of Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day 2013.

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Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide.
Pistorius trial highlights

Friday 12 September 2014 17:53

Oscar Pistorius will be sentenced on October 13 after being found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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A legal expert says judge Masipa is likely to hand down a non-custodial sentence in Oscar Pistorius' trial
Oscar may avoid jail term: Expert

Friday 12 September 2014 16:16

Legal expert, Piet Pistorius, says paralympian Oscar Pistorius may avoid serving a prison term for the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for the death of Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius's bail extended

Friday 12 September 2014 13:58

Judge Thokozile Masipa has extended Oscar Pistorius's bail at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria and has set October 13-16 as dates for hearings and sentencing.

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Mixed feelings on Oscar verdict

Friday 12 September 2014 12:51

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it’s disappointed with Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

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The Bladerunner broke down again in the dock.
Reeva's family, friends upset

Friday 12 September 2014 11:53

Family and friends of Reeva Steenkamp were visibly upset after Judge Masipa handed down her verdict.

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Oscar Pistorius (L) has been acquitted on the charges of murder; prosecutor Gerrie Nel (R) has opposed the extension of Oscar Pistorius' bail. Judge Thokozile Masipa has found paralympian Oscar Pistor
Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, State opposes bail

Friday 12 September 2014 11:36

Judge Thokozile Masipa has found paralympian Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp

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Durren Fresco faced charges relating to the sunroof and Tasha's shootings.
Darren Fresco escapes prosecution in Oscar trial

Friday 12 September 2014 11:17

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's friend Darren Fresco avoided prosecution on firearms-related charges, the High Court in Pretoria ruled on Friday.

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Professor Grant gives clarity on Pistorius’s charge

Friday 12 September 2014 11:14

Associate Professor of Law at Wits and Criminal Law expert, James Grant says unlike the U.S where they have the different degrees of murder, we have only one murder charge in South Africa.

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Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide.
Social media goes wild following Pistorius verdict

Friday 12 September 2014 11:02

Judge Thokozile Masipa's verdict in the Oscar Pistorius trial has caused a flood of reaction on social media.

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Media coverage of Pistorius trial hits record high

Friday 12 September 2014 09:00

Coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial hit record numbers on the first day of judgment.

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Pistorius awaits his fate

Friday 12 September 2014 06:45

Judge Thokozile Masipa will continue handing down her judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Friday morning.

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Legal experts taken aback by Pistorius judgment

Friday 12 September 2014 05:07

Many experts in the legal fraternity are surprised by Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial so far.

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Judge Masipa on Thursday raised a few eyebrows with her judgement and she found that the state had failed to prove premeditated murder.
Pistorius could be found guilty of culpable homicide

Thursday 11 September 2014 20:51

Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius, will on Friday hear whether he is guilty of culpable homicide when Judge Thokozile Masipa concludes her judgement in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

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Oscar Pistorius’ Twitter followers also jumped from 366 345 to 367,110.
Oscar biggest Twitter trend in SA history

Thursday 11 September 2014 20:12

About 3.5 million tweets have been sent about the Oscar Pistorius shooting since Valentine’s Day last year, making it the single biggest social media story in South Africa’s history.

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