Oscar Pistorius bail application set for Tuesday

It’s still unclear whether the state will oppose bail for the convicted murderer.

FILE: Oscar Pistorius. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - The justice department has confirmed that Oscar Pistorius will present himself to the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday where he will apply for bail.

The Supreme Court of Appeal set aside the athlete's culpable homicide conviction and his sentence last week and instead convicted him of murder.

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

The Paralympian will have to be in court by 9:30 tomorrow morning when his bail application is scheduled to start.

Deputy judge president Aubrey Ledwaba has been assigned to hear the matter.

It's unclear if the state will oppose the application. However, it's understood it won't if the defence agrees to strict conditions imposed on Pistorius.

Eyewitness News understands that prosecutor Gerrie Nel and defence advocate Barry Roux have been in talks since Friday to reach an agreement on bail.

The court will also decide when Pistorius will appear before judge Thokozile Masipa for fresh sentencing argument.