SABC News - Oscar Pistorius


On October 21, Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for killing Steenkamp, and to three years - suspended for five - for discharging a firearm in a restaurant.
Pistorius appeal set for November 3

Tuesday 22 September 2015 16:15

The Supreme Court of Appeal will hear the State’s appeal against former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's conviction on November 3.


 Oscar Pistorius has spent just more than 10 months in jail.
Pistorius's parole review hearing postponed

Saturday 19 September 2015 12:35

The hearing regarding former Paralympian, Oscar Pistorius's parole has been postponed for two weeks, the correctional services department confirmed on Saturday.


Oscar Pistorius was jailed last year after being found guilty of gunning down his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar 'not coming out now', media told by his cousin

Friday 18 September 2015 20:44

Journalists camping outside the house of Oscar Pistorius's uncle were told by his cousin that he would not be released soon.


The defence says Oscar Pistorius cannot afford another trial.
Parole board to decide on Oscar Pistorius's fate

Thursday 17 September 2015 20:32

The journey to Oscar Pistorius' possible freedom begins on Friday. The Parole Review Board will sit to consider whether he is eligible to be released under correctional supervision.


Barry Roux says Oscar Pistorius’ "financial ability" for a new trial is "non-existent."
Pistorius can't afford new trial: Lawyer

Thursday 17 September 2015 05:39

Oscar Pistorius’ lawyer, Barry Roux, has told the Supreme Court of Appeal that his client cannot afford a new trial, saying it would be too long and complex.


New criminal cases against Krejcir emerge

Sunday 30 August 2015 17:02

Two new criminal cases were lodged this week against convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir - allegedly in connection with raids conducted in his prison cell, the Sunday Times reported.


Pistorius killed our daughter deliberately: Steenkamps

Monday 24 August 2015 12:40

Oscar Pistorius shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp deliberately, her parents said, ahead of an appeal hearing in which prosecutors are seeking to overturn a court ruling.


Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, is unhappy over plans to release Oscar Pistorius.
Reeva's mom speaks out

Sunday 23 August 2015 19:06

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June, believes that Oscar Pistorius should stay longer in jail. She was speaking on the SABC show Right and Recourse on Sunday.


Parole Review Board confirms request for Pistorius's hearing

Thursday 20 August 2015 21:16

The Parole Review Board has confirmed that it has received a request for a hearing on the release of Oscar Pistorius, but so far no date has been set.


“Review of Pistorius’ parole sets a bad precedent”

Thursday 20 August 2015 14:30

Legal analyst Brenda Wardle says that it would set a bad precedent should the parole review of Oscar Pistorius be allowed to continue.


 Reeva Steenkamp’s family commemorated and celebrated what would have been her 32nd birthday on Wednesday,
Reeva Steenkamp's parents share emotional memories

Thursday 20 August 2015 10:05

Reeva Steenkamp's parents say their daughter could have done so much good for the world.


 Minister Michael Masutha says he will not interfere with the work of the Correctional Supervision Parole Review Board.
Masutha clarifies procedure on Pistorius parole review

Thursday 20 August 2015 10:00

Minister Michael Masutha says he cannot dictate to the Correctional Supervision Parole Review Board as to when they should review Oscar Pistorius' parole decision.  


Masutha’s move on Pistorius matter welcomed

Thursday 20 August 2015 05:53

PWMSA has welcomed an announcement by Justice Minister Michael Masutha to refer Oscar Pistorius's parole conditions back for review.


Masutha seeks legal advice on Oscar matter  

Wednesday 19 August 2015 20:52

Justice Minister Michael Masutha is now seeking legal advice on whether Oscar Pistorius should be released on parole after serving 10 months behind bars.


Oscar's parole was made prematurely: Minister

Wednesday 19 August 2015 18:15

Justice minister Michael Masutha has referred a decision to release the paralympian on parole in two days' time back to the correctional services department's parole board.


Pistorius's parole put on hold

Wednesday 19 August 2015 16:19

Oscar Pistorius's parole has been put on hold.


PWSA’s Jacqui Mofokeng and Lillian Ramphele say Oscar Pistorius should remain in jail until September.
Pistorius parole is insensitive, outrageous: PWMSA

Wednesday 19 August 2015 10:05

The Progressive Women's Movement of South Africa is calling on Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to remain behind bars to show respect to South African women.


The ANC Women's League says Oscar Pistorius should honour Women’s Month and decline going on correctional supervision at the end of this week
Steenkamp family not happy with Pistorius' jail term

Wednesday 19 August 2015 07:15

The family of slain Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend, says a 10-month incarceration for taking a life is not enough for the blade runner.


Masutha seeks legal advice on Pistorius parole

Tuesday 18 August 2015 20:46

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Michael Masutha, says by Friday he will know whether the release of Oscar Pistorius is lawful.


Oscar Pistorius is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months of a five-year sentence for killing his then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine day in 2013.
Prosecutors file Pistorius appeal

Monday 17 August 2015 20:36

Oscar Pistorius, whose lower legs were amputated as a baby, is due to be released on Friday after serving 10 months.


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