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  1. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Extradited Briton Shrien Dewani charged in South African court with ordering wife's murder

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 08:40pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London After long battle, Shrien Dewani will face charge of killing wife in a staged Cape Town carjacking Briton extradited to face trial for honeymoon death South ... After losing a three-year extradition fight, Dewani, 34, arrived in South Africa yesterday and was promptly brought to a Cape Town court. He sat expressionless as Judge John Hlophe ruled that he ...

  2. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South Africa’s Zuma accused of spending millions of taxpayer dollars

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... the president of South Africa, faces calls for his resignation after an anti-corruption watchdog found 246 million rand (HK$177.53 million) of taxpayers' money had turned his private home into a display of "opulence on a grand scale". The report, released on Wednesday after a two-year investigation, accused Zuma of unethical conduct and told him to repay the costs of a pool, ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    South African prosecutor urges Pistorius to take responsibility for killing girlfriend

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria Pistorius urged to take responsibility The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial yesterday urged the athlete to "take responsibility" for fatally shooting his girlfriend, telling him to look at a police photo ...

  4. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Fear of crime, inequality, race the subtexts of Oscar Pistorius trial

    Posted Apr 07th 2014, 09:45pm by NYT

    ... South Africans with the same fear: pistols and rifles, and hollow-point bullets that cause devastating injuries- the kind of bullets Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius used when he shot his ... Steenkamp for an intruder when he fired four shots through a door, killing her as she cowered on the other side. South Africa has been captivated by the trial, partly because of the celebrity status ...

  5. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius blow as star pathologist refuses to testify at murder trial

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:21am by AFP

    ... post-mortem findings support key parts of the prosecution's case. Perumal has appeared in many high-profile cases in South Africa, where a private pathologist can cost upwards of US$2,000 a day. ...

  6. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Prosecutor wraps up five-day Pistorius grilling with stark summary

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 07:08pm by Reuters

    ... Nel, known in South Africa as “The Pitbull” for his hectoring and relentless style of questioning. You fired four shots through the door whilst knowing that she was standing behind the door ... Thokozile Masipa, adding he urged her to hold on while he sought help from neighbours at his high security Pretoria residence. The trial has drawn wide interest both in South Africa and abroad, ...

  7. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Defence has to overcome Pistorius’ evasive and contradictory testimony

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:52pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Pretoria Paralympic athlete did not help himself with evasive, angry and contradictory testimony Defence for Pistorius has work to do "Roses are red, violets are blue. Today is a good day to tell you that … I love you." That was ...

  8. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Prosecutor tells Pistorius his version of events on night of killing ‘was a lie’

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 05:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Pretoria A South African prosecutor accused Oscar Pistorius on Thursday of lying and altering his story when the Olympic and Paralympic athlete described the night he shot dead ... as one of South Africa’s toughest attorneys has earned him the nickname ‘The Pitbull’, cross-examined Pistorius while looking through photographs of the couple’s bedroom taken after the shooting. ...

  9. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Prosecutor challenges ‘egotist’ Pistorius in tough day of questioning

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 05:20pm by AP

    ... in court, in the public domain, in the public eye. “Why did you put them through this? Prosecutor Gerrie Nel Nel’s tough questioning in the court in the South African city of Pretoria was designed ... because there is no jury system in South Africa. Pistorius faces 25 years to life in prison if convicted on a premeditated murder charge. Nel also accused Pistorius of ignoring the concerns ...

  10. News - World - SOUTH AFRICA

    Pistorius tells of sometimes troubled relations with girlfriend Steenkamp

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 06:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pretoria Pistorius’ defence presents an extensive list of intimate phone messages between the couple in bid to show that they were tender with each other Testifying in his murder trial on Tuesday, Oscar Pistorius said he and girlfriend ...




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