Oscar Pistorius

South African prosecutors win bid to appeal Oscar Pistorius conviction

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel speaks during his appeal against the verdict. Photo: EPA

South African prosecutors on Wednesday won their bid to appeal the culpable homicide verdict handed down to Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and will now seek a murder conviction.

Wednesday, 10 December, 2014, 5:18pm

Reeva Steenkamp's death no accident, writes grieving mother in book

Copies of Reeva: A Mother's Story on sale. Photo: AFP

Reeva Steenkamp's mother does not believe Oscar Pistorius accidentally killed her daughter and feels "let down" by South Africa's justice system, according to a memoir published.

11 Nov 2014 - 7:23pm

South African prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius' verdict and sentencing

Prosecutors are to appeal Oscar Pistorius' verdict. Photo: AP

South African prosecutors are to appeal Oscar Pistorius' acquittal on murder charges and his five-year jail sentence for the conviction of manslaughter of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

28 Oct 2014 - 5:21am

Judge does South Africa proud in Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius (centre) is led by officer into a holding cell after being sentenced at the high court in Pretoria. Photo: AFP

The sentence handed down to fallen South African athlete Oscar Pistorius for the shooting death of his girlfriend was always going to be controversial.

23 Oct 2014 - 8:22am 2 comments

Judge who sentenced Pistorius to five years in prison a trailblazer herself

South African Judge Thokozile Masipa (right) was a crime reporter before she gained the media spotlight in the Oscar Pistorius (left) murder trial. Photos: AFP

It was the kind of test few judges ever have to face: the South African High Court's Thokozile Masipa, former "tea girl" and crime reporter, faced the job of redeeming her widely criticised acquittal of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.

23 Oct 2014 - 4:31am 1 comment

After life of luxury, Pistorius will be one 7,000 inmates in Pretoria prison

The Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison is Oscar Pistorius’ new home. The athlete was sentenced yesterday to five years behind bars for killing his girlfriend. Photo: AP

Oscar Pistorius's fall from grace as an international star athlete was complete as he was driven through the gates of a drab Pretoria prison to begin serving a five-year jail sentence.

22 Oct 2014 - 5:19am

Oscar Pistorius jailed five years for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

South African police lead Paralympic athlete "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius into an armoured vehicle headed for Pretoria Central Prison yesterday. Photo: AFP

Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started a five-year jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, following a trial that has gripped South Africans and millions around the world.

22 Oct 2014 - 8:32pm 6 comments

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

Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius was not a “cold-blooded killer” and should serve a community-based sentence, his defence argued on Friday in a last-ditch attempt to keep the star sprinter out of jail.

17 Oct 2014 - 5:54pm

Oscar Pistorius ‘can’t get away with this’, Reeva Steenkamp’s cousin tells court

Oscar Pistorius passes by members of the Steenkamp family as he arrives for the fourth day of sentencing proceedings in the High Court in Pretoria. Photo: AP

Track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday.

16 Oct 2014 - 10:52pm

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

Oscar Pistorius takes notes on the third day of his sentencing during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria. Photo: AFP

Lawyers for Reeva Steenkamp’s family on Wednesday expressed shock that Oscar Pistorius’ defence team revealed details of secret “blood money” payments during a heated courtroom arguments over his sentencing.

15 Oct 2014 - 7:50pm

Oscar Pistorius offered cash to victim Reeva Steenkamp's family, court told

Oscar Pistorius attends his sentencing hearing at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

Oscar Pistorius offered $US34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want "blood money," it emerged.

15 Oct 2014 - 5:12am

Pistorius presses bid to avoid prison at sentencing hearing

Pistorius presses bid to avoid prison at sentencing hearing

Oscar Pistorius tried to show he is the ideal candidate for house arrest on Tuesday, as the judge heard the final defence witnesses in the Paralympic gold medallist’s sentencing hearing.

14 Oct 2014 - 5:58pm

Oscar Pistorius hopes to avoid prison as sentencing hearing begins

Oscar Pistorius (right) speaks with his lawyer. Photo: EPA

Oscar Pistorius' therapist told a sentencing hearing yesterday that the star sprinter was a "broken man" who experienced genuine remorse after shooting dead his girlfriend.

14 Oct 2014 - 6:00pm

Pistorius faces sentencing over girlfriend’s death after divisive trial

Oscar Pistorius is escorted by police as he arrives at Pretoria High Court on Monday. Photo: AP

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Pretoria High Court on Monday for a sentencing hearing that will determine whether he serves jail time for the negligent killing of his girlfriend, or walks out a free man.

13 Oct 2014 - 10:15pm

Oscar Pistorius gets little sympathy from Steenkamp family and friends

Oscar Pistorius gets little sympathy from Steenkamp family and friends

In the most shocking moment of the trial, the state prosecutor confronted Oscar Pistorius with a close-up photo of Reeva Steenkamp, her hair matted dark with blood.

15 Sep 2014 - 9:01am