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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 04:57pm by Reuters

    ... homicide, South Africa’s equivalent of manslaughter, can be punished by anything from 15 years in jail to a suspended sentence or community service. In a front page headline on Friday, South ... At the sentencing hearing, Masipa is expected to hear arguments from prosecution and defence, possibly for as long as a day each, and psychological and probation experts before making her ruling. Legal ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius not a ‘cold-blooded killer’, argues defence in closing statements

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 05:54pm by AFP

    ... that is an important pillar of South Africa’s post-apartheid legal system – Roux said the only suitable penalty for Pistorius would be a community-based sentence. Victim of ‘trauma’ “The punishment ... Gerrie Nel has described the suggestion of a community service sentence as “shockingly inappropriate”. The state is expected to make its closing arguments on the sentence later Friday. ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius hopes to avoid prison as sentencing hearing begins

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 04:30am by AFP

    ... the country and fuelled criticism of South Africa's legal system. "Some of the sessions were just him weeping and crying and me holding him," said Hartzenberg, the first witness called ... a respectful, caring and well-mannered person." She described Pistorius as a "broken man". Meanwhile, a South African correctional services social worker, told Pretoria's High Court ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius ‘blood money’ row deepens as Steenkamp family drops civil claim

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 07:00pm by AFP

    ... of nearly US$35,000, which the family rejected. “Did the legal team of the accused tell you that the deceased family rejected the offer of 375,000 [rand]?” Nel asked witness, probation officer ... of correctional services has said Pistorius could be entitled to separate accommodation “depending on the vulnerability caused by the disability”. There is little doubt that the prison system in South ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 04:27pm by Reuters

    ... been punished with a few years of house arrest combined with community service. The state prosecuting authority, which has two weeks to decide whether to launch an appeal against the verdict, ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Briton paid HK$10,000 to have wife killed on South African honeymoon, hears court

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:32am by Reuters

    ... rand, to which Dewani responded he would do it for 15,000 rand. Dewani, who lost a three-year legal battle in Britain to avoid being tried in South Africa, took notes and repeatedly shook his ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius verdict has scholars and critics thumbing Latin dictionary

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by Reuters

    ... legal concept with a Latin name, and South Africans and millions more around the world intrigued by the Oscar Pistorius verdict have been feverishly trying to get their heads around it: dolus ... murder on grounds that the state had failed to prove intent or dolus eventualis, a legal concept that centres on a person being held responsible for the foreseeable consequences of his actions. ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius, convicted of culpable homicide, may face more than 10 years in jail

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 04:29pm by AFP

    ... in jail. After the verdict, Pistorius' uncle Arnold said the damage done to the athlete as a result of the trial had been tragic. But crime-weary South Africans and legal experts were angry ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Oscar Pistorius' home, scene of a killing, sold for a 'bargain' HK$3.2m

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:19am by AFP

    ... it offered such exceptional security services. ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Shrien Dewani fit to stand trial for wife Anni’s honeymoon murder

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 10:34pm by Bloomberg

    ... a three-year legal battle against his extradition. Standing in the dock, Dewani listened in silence as Hlophe made his ruling in a packed court. Family members, including his father Prakash and brother ...




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