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Oscar Pistorius granted strict bail amid plans to appeal murder conviction

Deputy Judge President Aubrey Ledwaba granted convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius R10 000 bail in the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday.

Pistorius has until Friday 11 December to pay for his bail, while sentencing has been postponed to April 2016.

EWN reporter Barry Bateman said on Tuesday that the State and defence reached an agreement on Pistorius' bail on the condition that he be confined to house arrest and be monitored by an electronic tracking device.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:

Pistorius' legal team will be applying to the Constitutional Court to appeal his murder conviction.

Criminal Law Expert Advocate Mannie Witz, on Tuesday explained that the defence team would have to file to the Constitutional Court on strong grounds.

If one does get leave to go to the Constitutional Court, it doesn't automatically mean that the matter will be won. They consider the matter and give an applicant time to file on the arguments.

Advocate Mannie Witz, Criminal Law Expert

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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