Oscar Pistorius will now have to provide compelling reasons why he should not be sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a legal expert said on Thursday.
"He is still serving his sentence for culpable homicide, and the sentencing will be heard afresh by the high court," Marius du Toit, a defence lawyer and former prosecutor told News24. 
"He is now facing a 15-year jail term, unless he provides substantial and compelling reasons to the high court to deviate from that." 
He said it was possible that Pistorius would be able to provide a compelling reason. 
"He was sentenced to five years [for the culpable homicide]. I think he is capable of maybe bringing it [the murder sentence] down to a 10 year sentence, suspended for five years." 
Pistorius is currently under correctional supervision at his uncle's home in Pretoria.