JUST IN: Masipa strikes Pistorius appeal off the roll

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius case, Ms Thokozile Masipa has struck the the appeal off the roll, stating both sides had the opportunity to raise their arguments.

According to News24, “Masipa struck the application off the role, arguing that both sides had an opportunity to make representations during the appeal hearing, and she cannot review her own ruling.”

The news comes after Masipa had granted the State’s application to appeal Pistorius’ culpable homicide conviction, but dismissed its application to appeal his five-year jail sentence.

State Prosecutor Gerrie Nel was quoted as saying, “This matter should not be granted,” arguing that this would spark appeal after appeal.

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