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Barry Roux comforts Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria High Cour

Pistorius lawyers to oppose leave to appeal

Lawyers for paralympian Oscar Pistorius have filed papers opposing the State’s application to appeal his culpable homicide conviction and sentence.

Gerrie Nel

Society wants harsh punishment, Nel tells court

People will take the law into their own hands if killers get sentences like house arrest and community service, the High Court in Pretoria heard this morning.

Floyd Shivambu


A selection of quotes of Southern African interest. This feature moves every Thursday. “The accused was a very poor witness.”— Judge Thokozile Masipa in her judgment on paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

Judge Thokozile Masipa

Masipa got it right – in law

JUDGE Thokozile Masipa’s judgment in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial has created an explosion of criticism, commentary and division in the legal fraternity and among the general public.


Oscar judgment puts rich, poor in spotlight

THE Oscar Pistorius criminal case casts a spotlight on the South African justice system in particular, and the conduct of justice in general.


Pistorius free to compete, says SA olympic body

OSCAR Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn’t go against the ruling of the judge.

President Jacob Zuma


A selection of quotes of Southern African interest for the week:

South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius sits in the courtroom during day 37 of his trial in Pretoria, South Africa, 03 July 2014. The murder trial resumed  after one month during which mental health experts evaluated the athlete and determined he did not have an anxiety disorder that could have influenced his actions on the night he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013  Picture: EPA

Nel questions physician’s comments on psychological report

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel this morning questioned murder-accused Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s physician about whether he was qualified to comment on the athlete’s psychological tests.

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