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Key Questions in Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

The shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp by "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius has captured global attention and led to a blot of unresolved …

Oscar Pistorius murder trial begins, with South Africa transfixed

The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius begins today as South Africa prepares for what is expected to be a marathon legal battle that throws a spotlight not just on the world-famous double-amputee athlete, but on his homeland's criminal justice system and gun culture.<p>The trial, which has been compared …

The Oscar Pistorius trial is no place for Hollywood drama

And the Oscar goes to… the South African judicial system. The judge for the murder trial of athlete Oscar Pistorius has decided to admit radio and television to his Pretoria court room today. It should get an 18 certificate.<p>On trial is no great national issue, no terrorist gang or grand fraudster. …

Oscar Pistorius: a runaway interpreter, then the trial of the century begins

The cameras were rolling, the families were hushed and the A-list accused, Oscar Pistorius, had brought a cushion to the hard bench of the dock in the expansive wood-panelled courtroom. South Africa's eagerly awaited "trial of the century" was about to start – but one person was missing.<p>A court …

Oscar Pistorius Trial Witness Heard 'Terrible Screams' the Night of Killing

Oscar Pistorius' neighbor testified at the opening of his murder trial in South Africa today that she heard "terrible screams" coming from the …

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: Day 1 Delayed by Lack of Interpreter

Link to Media<p>The Oscar Pistorius murder trial begins in South Africa today, with the eyes of the world on the famed Paralympian, who stands accused of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.<p>The trial comes just over a year after the shooting, and after an extraordinary bail …

South Africa

Tracking Oscar Pistorius' Murder Trial into the Shooting of Reeva Steenkamp

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Monday, March 10</b><p>The second week of the trial into Oscar Pistorius' shooting of Reeva Steenkamp commenced on Monday, and the focus was very much on the testimony of pathologist, Professor Gert Saayman.<p>Pistorius stands accused of premeditated murder, but claims he mistook …

South Africa

Oscar Pistorius trial: witness heard 'blood-curdling screams' - audio

Paralympic athlete weeps as court hears sequence of fatal injuries suffered by Reeva Steenkamp when he shot her<p>Published: 4 Mar 2014<p>Full coverage of the trial of the South African athlete for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, at his home in Pretoria on Valentine’s Day last …

After Nelson Mandela, what next for South Africa?

I returned home to South Africa a few days before Nelson Mandela was readmitted to hospital. This is the fourth and longest period he has been under observation by doctors since last December, and many here are convinced this may be his final visit. Mandela has not been active in South African …