NPA to secure warrant of arrest for Oscar Pistorius today
The NPA wants to ensure the now convicted murderer appears in court as early as tomorrow, to apply for bail.
PRETORIA - Eyewitness News understands that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) will today secure a warrant of arrest for recently convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius, to ensure he appears in court on Tuesday for a bail application.
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last week set aside the athlete's culpable homicide conviction and replaced it with one of murder.
Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend on Valentine's Day nearly three years ago, claiming he believed she was an intruder.
EWN understands it's just a matter of High Court Judge President Dunstan Mlambo signing off on the warrant for Pistorius's arrest.
This will not mean that the athlete will be arrested, as it's believed prosecutor Gerrie Nel and defence advocate Barry Roux agreed last week that Pistorius would surrender himself at the court.
It's still unclear whether the state will oppose bail, but it's unlikely if the defence accepts strict conditions, similar to those imposed during the athlete's house arrest.
Besides the bail application, the court will also set a date for sentencing arguments, which are likely to take place in the second quarter of 2016.
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Meanwhile, the African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL) says it will be marching in Port Elizabeth this week in solidarity with victims of domestic abuse.
The organisation was in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality at the weekend as part of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Woman and Children campaign.
On Sunday, league members also visited Reeva Steenkamp's family.
Spokesperson Tokozile Xasa says their march will start from the point where Steenkamp's ashes were scattered in the PE suburb of Summerstrand.
"It's not just about Reeva. It's about all women. It's about everybody who is affected. From the latest developments in Reeva's case, there's hope in how these cases will be dealt with."