Oscar extortion scam: Case against Limpopo man postponed
The man is accused of trying to scam convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius out of a R250,000.
JOHANNESBURG - The extortion case against a Limpopo man accused of trying to scam convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius out of a R250,000 has been postponed until Thursday for a bail application.
The accused appeared briefly in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court in Pretoria today following his arrest on Friday.
Pistorius returns to court next month to be sentenced as a murderer, after his appeal to the Constitutional Court was rejected earlier this month.
The former athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day three years ago.
The State alleges that the accused called Pistorius and told him he worked for the National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) and was part of prosecutor Gerrie Nels team.
He allegedly offered to make Pistorius murder conviction go away.
Its understood that Pistorius played along and tipped off the Hawks, who then set up a sting operation, which led to the mans arrest on Friday.
The accused was allegedly paid R40,000 before he was arrested.
The matter has been postponed until Thursday.