Oscar Pistorius: NPA appeals judgement, sentence

NOVEMBER 4, 2014

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will today, 4 November,  file an application for leave to appeal both conviction and sentence of Oscar Pistorius.

“The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law,” the NPA said this morning. The merits of the NPA’s argument in this regard are contained in the papers that were filed with the registrar of the North Gauteng High Court today.

The NPA also said the matter is now officially sub judice and consequently the NPA will not be able to discuss the matter publicly until judgement is delivered by the court.

Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for culpable homicide related to the shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. - SANews.gov.za