'We have a strong case against Oscar'

The Gauteng police commissioner is confident of convicting Oscar Pistorius of premeditated murder.

Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on 19 August 2013. Picture: Christa Van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Police Commissioner Lesetja Mothiba has told Eyewitness News he is confident of a conviction in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius.

The South African athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, although he claims he thought he was shooting at an intruder.

Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at the Feather Awards on 4 November 2012. Picture: AFP

Pistorius is due to stand trial next month in a legal battle which will be watched around the globe.

Oscar Pistorius during his court appearance at the Pretoria Magistrates Court on 19 August 2013: Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

Mothiba says the special team investigating the case is ready for trial and has done what he's called a 'very good job'.

"In terms of all the loose strings, we've tied them up and our witnesses are ready. All our exhibits are ready and we are very much convinced that we have a strong case against Oscar Pistorius."

The trial is due to begin on 3 March and there appear to be no indications of any delays.

Prosecutors have set out to convict Pistorius of premeditated murder.