Oscar Pistorius's tracking device 'faulty'

The athlete briefly appeared in the High Court in Pretoria this morning where his case was postponed.

Oscar Pistorius arrives at the High Court in Pretoria on 18 April 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius's legal team has told the High Court in Pretoria that the tracking device he is fitted with is faulty and falsely warns him that he is in breach of his parole conditions when he is sitting at home.

Pistorius made a brief appearance in court this morning.

The former athlete shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his house on Valentine's Day in 2013.

He's maintained that he thought she was an intruder.

After proceedings adjourned, Pistorius was escorted to chambers where Correctional Services officials inspected the tracking device he is fitted with.

His defence advocate earlier told the court this is the third device that has been issued to him because they are repeatedly faulty.

She says the device keeps indicating the convicted murderer is in breach of his parole conditions, even while he is at his home.

Pistorius returns to court in June, when sentencing procedures will be heard for a week.

Until then, he will remain under house arrest.

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