Oscar Pistorius prosecution team turns to the SCA

The State has described as lenient and shockingly inappropriate Judge Thokozile Masipa’s 6-year sentence.

Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria during sentencing procedures for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 13 October 2014. Picture: Pool.

PRETORIA - The prosecution team in the trial against Oscar Pistorius intends to petition the Supreme Court of Appeal with regards to his six-year prison sentence.

Last month, the High Court in Pretoria dismissed that State's application for leave to appeal, and have now turned to the higher court in Bloemfontein to have the sentence set aside.

Pistorius was sentenced to six years for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.

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Judge Thokozile Masipa had initially found Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, which was later changed to murder by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

While the minimum sentence for murder is 15 years, Masipa imposed a reduced term which the State has described as "lenient and shockingly inappropriate".