Oscar Pistorius granted bail under strict conditions

Oscar Pistorius has been granted bail of R10,000 by the North Gauteng High Court.

Oscar Pistorius arriving at the High Court in Pretoria ahead of his bail application on 8 December 2015. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - Deputy judge president Aubrey Ledwaba has granted Oscar Pistorius bail of R10,000 in the North Gauteng High Court today.

The State did not oppose bail, but it was confirmed that Pistorius and his legal team will be applying to the Constitutional Court to appeal his murder conviction.

Defence advocate Barry Roux says an agreement was reached to allow Pistorius to continue with house arrest with stricter conditions.

The strict bail conditions includes being monitored by an electronic tracking device.

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Correctional services is expected to fit an electronic device on Pistorius by the end of the day.

State prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the court that because Pistorius has now been found guilty of murder which is a serious offence, he shouldn't be allowed to leave the house at all.

While Ledwaba scrutinised this, it was ruled that the athlete can only travel within a 20km radius of his uncle Arnold's Waterkloof mansion.

While the court accepted that Pistorius had shown he was not a flight risk, the athlete can only leave the house with the permission of investigating officer Mike van Aard.

Pistorius will also have to hand in all his passports and travel documents to the investigating officer.

If Pistorius's appeal in the Constitutional Court is unsuccessful, he will then return to the high court for sentencing which could see him serve a minimum of 15 years behind bars.

Nel says they were swayed not to oppose bail, pending the application to appeal, and even though they don't believe Pistorius has a good case to present to the Constitutional Court, he has every right to.

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

It's understood Pistorius has no objection to continuing to abide by the house arrest conditions which includes limited time away from his uncle Arnold's mansion.

The case has been postponed to 18 April 2016.

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