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NPA will appeal Oscar Pistorius sentencing

The National Prosecuting Authority will appeal Oscar Pistorius’s six-year jail sentence, it was announced on Thursday.

“The NPA has decided to file an application for leave to appeal,” it said in a statement.

It said the sentence was “shockingly too lenient”.

Pistorius was sentenced on July 6 for fatally shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

He was initially convicted of culpable homicide and received a five-year sentence, but the Supreme Court of Appeal last year ruled that the conviction should be murder and that he should be re-sentenced.

Judge Thokozila Masipa then sentenced him to six years in jail.

Source: News24
Khabza Mkhize

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