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New witness called in Oscar case

The acting national commissioner for correctional services was called as the second witness for the State in the aggravation of sentencing for Oscar Pistorius in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

“I said in Parliament [on Wednesday] that the department is ready to take in people with disabilities in prison,” Zach Modise said.

On September 12, Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on for the Valentines Day 2013, shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria townhouse.

The court found him not guilty of murdering Steenkamp. Pistorius shot Steenkamp through the locked door of the toilet, apparently thinking she was an intruder about to emerge and attack him. She was hit in the hip, arm, and head.

Pistorius was also found guilty of firing a pistol under a table at Tasha’s restaurant in Johannesburg in January 2013. He was found not guilty of shooting through the open sunroof of a car in Modderfontein on September 30, 2012, and of illegal possession of ammunition.


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