Posts Tagged South Africa

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 after judge Thokozile Masipais sentence Pistorius to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide in the killing of his girlfriend  Reeva Steenkamp last year.  (AP Photo/Herman Verwey, Pool)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal.

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WADA meets Kenya officials over doping report

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency will help create a new anti-doping body in Kenya after a report concluded the East African country — a longtime producer of champion distance runners — has no effective program to fight drug cheating.

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Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

people walk outside the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years imprisonment at the facility by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (AP Photo)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

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Oscar Pistorius arrives for sentencing

Oscar Pistorius, center, is led out of court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Pistorius received a five-year prison sentence for culpable homicide by judge Thokozile Masipais for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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Oscar Pistorius to finally learn his sentence

Oscar Pistorius gestures as he sits in court as the sentencing process entered a second day, Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday  Oct. 14, 2014. Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner’s sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

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