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SCA expected to rule on Pistorius conviction appeal this week

The NPA appealed the athlete’s culpable homicide conviction, arguing he should’ve been convicted of murder.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius was recently released under house arrest after spending a year in prison. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

JOHANNEBSURG - After a month of waiting, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) is expected to rule on the Oscar Pistorius matter this week.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) appealed the athlete's culpable homicide conviction, arguing that he should have been convicted of murder.

Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day two years ago.

WATCH: Behind the Door: Reeva flushed the toilet

He was recently released under house arrest after spending a year in prison.

WATCH: Pistorius family spokesperson Anneliese Burgess made a short statement outside the home of Oscar Pistorius's uncle, where the Paralympian is currently under correctional supervision.

A senior official at the SCA has told Eyewitness News that the Pistorius judgment has already been written up.

It's now for the judges to meet one last time, to discuss it before it's handed down.

The officials believe that this will probably happen before the end of the week.

WATCH: Oscar Pistorius reports for community service

The court goes into recess today, but the judges are committed to ensuring this matter is dealt with.

As is customary, one of the judges will only read the order into the record, the full judgment will be distributed to the relevant parties.

To read EWN 's feature on Oscar Pistorius' trial, click here.

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