Tuesday 6 December 2016

South Africa to appeal Pistorius six-year murder sentence - Reports

Published 21/07/2016 | 11:06

Oscar Pistorious
Oscar Pistorious

The South African government will appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence, Talk Radio 702 said on Thursday.

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The Paralympic gold medallist was sentenced to jail for six years in July for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013. At the time, some commentators described the jail term as lenient.

The radio report gave no further details.

Oscar Pistorius is known as the Blade Runner for his prosthetic legs
Oscar Pistorius is known as the Blade Runner for his prosthetic legs

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