Articles tagged 'thokozile masipa'

Pistorius parole hearing date set 27 August 2015 PRETORIA - The review board which will decide whether South African athlete Oscar Pistorius should be released from jail will meet on 18 September, reports say. The justice minister blocked his early release, which was due last Friday. He said the decision by the parole board to free the at...
Pistorius release 'may be reviewed' 19 August 2015 PRETORIA - South Africa's justice department is considering intervening to prevent Oscar Pistorius' early prison release. Justice Minister Michael Masutha says he is seeking advice over the legality of a parole board decision to free the Olympic athlete on Friday. Pistorius has spent 10 mon...
Oscar Pistorius in appeal challenge 25 February 2015 PRETORIA - Lawyers for jailed South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius have launched a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled in December that prosecutors could appeal against the acquittal. She had sentence...
Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years 21 October 2014 PRETORIA - South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge. The prosecution had called ...
Oscar Pistorius 'broke': Lawyer 17 October 2014 PRETORIA - The sentencing hearing of Oscar Pistorius has heard that the South African athlete has no money left, as both sides' final arguments were made. Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide last month after shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, but was cleared of mu...