Reeva Steenkamp

South African court acquits brother of Oscar Pistorius

Carl Pistorius, the older brother of South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, stands at Vanderbijlpark Magistrate's Court. Photo: AFP

Oscar Pistorius’ older brother cried tears of relief on Tuesday as a magistrate acquitted him of culpable homicide and negligent driving for the death of a woman in a road accident.

Tuesday, 21 May, 2013, 11:47pm

Oscar Pistorius thankful for prayers to his and Reeva Steenkamp's family

Relatives of Oscar Pistorius hug each other in court in Pretoria. Photo: Reuters

Pistorius was freed on a record one million rand (HK$873,000) bail on Friday after eight days in custody and an emotionally charged four-day bail hearing.

24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am

Pistorius ‘fought non-stop’ with girlfriend on night of killing

Double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius. Photo: EPA

Oscar Pistorius returned to court on Wednesday to hear explosive allegations that he fought “non-stop” with his slain girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on the night of her killing.

21 Feb 2013 - 3:22am

Pistorius accused of shooting his girlfriend in premeditated murder

Oscar Pistorius awaits the start of proceedings yesterday at a court in Pretoria where he is seeking bail. Photo: Reuters

The double-amputee Olympian and Paralympian "blade runner" is seeking bail at a Pretoria court hearing, which revealed startlingly different accounts from the prosecution and defence about how his cover-girl law-graduate lover, Reeva Steenkamp, was killed.

20 Feb 2013 - 5:48am

South Africa's 'security villages' provide little protection for residents

Reeva Steenkamp was killed at one of the countless walled compounds that have sprung up over South Africa in recent decades. Photo: Corbis

In the end, kilometres of concrete walls, high-voltage wires and 24-hour security patrols were not enough to keep Reeva Steenkamp safe from harm.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:54am

South African police find bloodied cricket bat at Oscar Pistorius' home

Oscar Pistorius was charged on Friday with the murder of 29-year-old Reeva Steenkamp. Photo: AFP

Police sources close to the investigation told South Africa's City Press newspaper that Reeva Steenkamp's skull had been "crushed". One source said: "There was lots of blood on the bat."

18 Feb 2013 - 5:15am

Tweet blog takes twittering to the end

Reeva Steenkamp. Photo: AP

Someone's famous last words are now likely to be famous last tweets. A blog launched last week, captures some of those final 140-character comments as part of a tribute to the newly departed.

18 Feb 2013 - 5:47am

Reeva Steenkamp talks of 'good exit' in TV snippet

Reeva Steenkamp on the set of the reality show. Photo: AP

"Not just your journey in life but the way that you go out and make your exit is so important, you have either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way," Reeva Steenkamp said in a snippet of a celebrity reality TV show set to air later yesterday.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:35am

TV show with Pistorius’ dead girlfriend to air

Reeva Steenkamp. Photo: AP

Africa’s national broadcaster will screen a reality TV show featuring the dead model girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius, it said Saturday, two days after she was shot and killed at the home of the double-amputee athlete and Paralympic superstar.

16 Feb 2013 - 9:24pm