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Pistorius vs The Evidence, Dewani awaits suing, Tutu cancels trips due to health

Oscar Pistorius vs The Evidence:

EWN Senior Correspondents Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman on this story: Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has argued that the court in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial erroneously excluded the circumstantial evidence that rendered his version of events impossible. Judge Thokozile Masipa is this morning expected to deliver her judgment in the state’s application to appeal the athlete's culpable homicide conviction. Pistorius was sentence to five-years in prison for the Valentine’s Day shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Catch proceedings live on this stream and live blog from 09:30

Hindochi family puts Dewani suing on hold:

EWN Correspondents Rahima Essop and Peter Anderson on this story: Shrien Dewani is set to endure an agonising wait before finding out whether he faces legal action by the family of his murdered wife. The parents of Anni Hindocha Dewani, whose death the 34-year-old British businessman was accused of organising, say they want to spend time with their family before deciding on any civil challenge against their son-in-law. The court on Monday granted his application to be discharged because prosecutors failed to provide credible evidence he hired hitmen to kill his wife four years ago.

Tutu travel plans cancelled due to health:

EWN Correspondent Masa Kekana on this story: The Desmond Tutu Foundation has confirmed Archbishop Desmond Tutu has cancelled his travel plans for the rest of the year due to concerns around his health. The arch was due to travel to Rome this weekend for the Nobel Peace Laureates Summit. In a statement, the foundation says Tutu will start a new course of medication to manage his prostate cancer, a disease he's been battling for 15 years. The foundation says he will no longer travel to Italy for health reasons. The Summit which was initially scheduled to take place in Cape Town in October was postponed and moved to Rome. This is after the South African government refused to grant visa to Nobel Peace laureate Dalai Lama.

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