State to appeal Oscar's 6 year sentence

The National prosecuting Authority has announced it's decision to apply for leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius's 6 year sentence.

The grounds of the appeal are not yet known.

The former paralympian was sentenced by Judge Masipa, in the High court earlier this month, after he was convicted of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013.

The state says a 6 year prison sentence imposed on Oscar Pistorius is disproportionate to the crime of murder, and describes it as shockingly lenient.

Barry Bateman, EWN

They say it has the potential to bring the administration of justice into disrepute and hopes the appeal will clarify principles around sentencing, especially in terms of crimes with prescribed minimum sentences.

Listen to Barry Bateman of EWN reporting live from Pretoria:

Read More
Dladla not compromised in any way - Lynne Brown

Dladla not compromised in any way - Lynne Brown

Brown also announced the addition of four new Eskom board members.

Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire was a bastion of democracy

Botswana's former President Ketumile Masire was a bastion of democracy

Sir Ketumile Masire died on Thursday aged 91.

Ford's recall of Figos and Ikons explained

Ford's recall of Figos and Ikons explained

Business Day Motoring editor, Mark Smythe, says fumes could get inside the vehicle and in extreme cases pose a fire risk.

Will a wall quell tensions in Mahube, Tshwane?

Will a wall quell tensions in Mahube, Tshwane?

On Wednesday night, Mahube Valley residents clashed with a group of people setting up shacks illegally in the area.

Reports of H5N8 bird flu in South Africa

Reports of H5N8 bird flu in South Africa

An outbreak on a farm in the Free State and another in Mpumalanga have been confirmed.

Transport Minister welcomes any probe into SOEs

Transport Minister welcomes any probe into SOEs

This is the perception given by Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi at a briefing on the quarterly performances of the entities.

Popular articles
Two dogs allegedly jumped a fence, viciously attacked 3 year old and her grandpa

Two dogs allegedly jumped a fence, viciously attacked 3 year old and her grandpa

The two dogs belong to the family's neighbour are believed to be a rottweiler and pit-bull.

5 facts about the new SA number plates being implemented this year

5 facts about the new SA number plates being implemented this year

No official date has been set for the roll out of SA's new number plate legislation, but here's what you need to know so long.

In case you hadn't noticed, Cape Town feels freezing cold (and here's why)

In case you hadn't noticed, Cape Town feels freezing cold (and here's why)

Capetonians are pulling out hot water bottles and mittens as a cold front is predicted to make landfall on Thursday morning.

Ntsiki Mazwai gets behind 24 hour social media boycott #DataMustFall

Ntsiki Mazwai gets behind 24 hour social media boycott #DataMustFall

Ntsiki Mazwai is asking South Africans to stay off social media on Wednesday in a #DataMustFall campaign.

CAPS is killing teachers passion - caller

CAPS is killing teachers passion - caller

CapeTalk caller says Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) is not good for South Africa's education system.