Pistorius to ‘lay low’ for the next month
Oscar Pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
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JOHANNESBURG - Oscar Pistorius is expected to lay low for the next month, after Judge Thokozile Masipa warned him not to breach his bail conditions.
On Friday the double amputee was found guilty of culpable homicide and the negligent use of a firearm.
The court found that he did not intend to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home last year and legitimately thought she was an intruder.
Judge Masipa extended the blade runner's bail and will hand down sentencing in mid-October.
Masipa warned that the athlete must stay out of trouble over the next month.
It comes after an altercation at a Johannesburg nightclub recently, which his defence team admitted was a bad idea for him to go out.
There have been mixed reactions about Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction, with some saying the judge was too lenient.
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA)'s Nathi Mncube however says it's still a conviction.
"I think people want to know that if you do commit a crime, however small or however less serious might think it is, there must be consequences."
The blade runner is expected back in court on 13 October for sentencing.
He could face a maximum jail term of 15 years.
Watch: Reeva Steenkamp's hometown in shock
Meanwhile, there's still a lot of public debate over the past two days' events at the High Court in Pretoria.
As Masipa handed down her verdict, finding Pistorius not guilty on a murder charge but finding him of culpable homicide, there were mixed reactions from members of the public outside court.
Watch: Pistorius cleared of murder charges
A man who was outside the High Court claims the law in South Africa always favours those with money.
"What he's got is money. This man is guilty; I don't know why we have all this fuss. The truth is he knew what he did. There was an innocent woman, there was a quarrel, he shot her."
A woman who attended proceedings says she wasn't at all surprised with Friday's findings.
"He murdered somebody, he was found to be not guilty but we expected that he might be found guilty of homicide."
A large crowd of people cheered and shouted out Pistorius's name when he emerged from the court.
Watch: Oscar Pistorius granted bail extension