Category Archives: Celebrities

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

Pretoria – Since the 20th of 0ctober 2014 the prosecution team, Adv Gerrie Nel and Adv Andrea Johnson, have been hard at work studying the judgement, researching and also consulting with legal experts with the view to establish whether or not there are sufficient grounds to appeal both the judgement and sentence. Today we announce that the decision to appeal both the conviction and sentence has been taken. The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law. The merits and the demerits of…

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NPA appeals Oscar Pistorius Judgement and Sentence

NPA reacts to Pistorius judgment

Pretoria – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) says it is disappointed that it could not secure a conviction on the original charge of premeditated murder, negligent discharge of a firearm and possession of ammunition in the Oscar Pistorius trial. “From the very beginning, the prosecutors held the view that there was sufficient evidence to secure a successful prosecution on the charges that were preferred against the accused,” NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube said on Friday. The 27-year-old runner told the court that he thought Reeva Steenkamp,…

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Suspects nabbed for rhino poaching related crimes appear in court

Judgement day in the Oscar trial

Pretoria – All eyes will be on the North Gauteng High Court this morning as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers the much-anticipated judgement in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. After 41 days of court proceedings, which saw 37 witnesses and lengthy closing arguments from both the state and defence, Judge Masipa will begin her verdict at 9:30am. The Blade runner – as Pistorius is famously known – faces a pre-meditated murder charge as well as three weapons charges for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkap on…

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