SABC News - Oscar Pistorius


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


Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts during a testimony at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.
Psychiatric observation for Pistorius a good step: Expert

Monday 12 May 2014 16:06

The State's intention to lodge an application to have Oscar Pistorius sent for psychiatric observation is a step in the right direction, so says Criminal law expert Laurie James.


Pistorius should undergo mental observation: Nel

Monday 12 May 2014 14:13

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel has consulted his legal team and they've agreed that Oscar Pistorius should undergo mental observation.


Dr Meryl Vorster says Pistorius was always expected to behave normally and to disregard his disability.
‘Oscar Pistorius had a troubled childhood’

Monday 12 May 2014 12:05

A forensic psychologist testifying in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, Dr Meryl Vorster, has told the court that Pistorius had a troubled childhood.


Oscar trial resumes in Pretoria

Monday 12 May 2014 05:18

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial will resume in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, with state prosecutor, Gerrie Nel, continuing his cross-examination of firearms expert, Wollie Wolmarans.


Wollie Wolmarans has been testifying about the wounds Steenkamp suffered when Pistorius shot her.
Pistorius witness continues to 'poke holes' on State's version

Friday 9 May 2014 11:30

Ballistic expert Wollie Wolmarans has continued giving his evidence in chief in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.


Oscar Pistorius has pleaded not guilty to four charges, including the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's day last year.
Ballistics expert's testimony continues at Pistorius trial

Friday 9 May 2014 06:02

Ballistics expert, Thomas "Wollie" Wolmarans will continue his testimony at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria.


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