South African police replaced the lead detective on the Oscar Pistorius case on Thursday, after it emerged that the initial investigator faced attempted murder charges. Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend.
A South African court has denied a bid by lawyers for Olympian Oscar Pistorius to block prosecutors from appealing his manslaughter conviction. They are pushing for the more serious charge of murder.
Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius' lawyers have challenged the state's right to appeal after the athlete was charged with the negligent killing of his girlfriend. The application will be heard on March 13.
South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has been sent to prison for five years for shooting Reeva Steenkamp. The sentence is just says DW's Daniel Pelz.
Oscar Pistorius should not go to jail for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp, a social worker has told the first day of his sentencing hearing. The South African athlete faces up to 15 years behind bars.