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South Africa salutes Nelson Mandela on his first death anniversary

Nelson Mandela’s family members place a wreath to a 9-metre tall statue of him in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. 	— AP

As smoke rose from the long, spiralled kudu horns in his hands, tribal chief Ron Martin raised his voice and praised the spirits of South Africa’s ancestors, one year after Nelson Mandela’s death.

Justice is on trial, says prosecution

Reeva Steenkamp’s father Barry (right) cries as he is comforted by wife June during the third day of sentencing at trial— AP

Prosecutors fought a rear-guard action to ensure Oscar Pistorius is jailed for unlawfully killing his girlfriend, warning on Wed-nesday that justice was also on trial in the eyes of the South African

‘Oscar Pistorius will be vulnerable in prison’

Oscar Pistorius along with two of his legal team members at the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday. — AP

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius would be highly vulnerable in South Africa’s brutal jails, his disability elevating the risk of poor hygiene and even gang rape, a defence witness claimed on Tuesday.

Court told Oscar Pistorius has ‘genuine remorse’

South African paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius listens to one of his defence lawyers at the Pretoria High Court on Monday— AFP

Oscar Pistorius’s therapist told a sentencing hearing on Monday that the star sprinter suffered genuine remorse after shooting dead his girlfriend, as lawyers fought to keep him out of jail.

Oscar Pistorius’ fate to be decided today

Disgraced South African track star Oscar Pistorius returns to court on Monday to find outwhether he will serve a long stretch behind bars for the negligent killing of his model girlfriend, or walk out

Oscar Pistorius could get 15-year jail term

Oscar Pistorius reacts to being found guilty of culpable homicide at his trial in the High Court in Pretoria.(Photo: AFP)

Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to

Oscar Pistorius found guilty of ‘culpable homicide’

Escorted by police and security, Oscar Pistorius leaves the court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Friday. 	— AP

“Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday for shooting his lover Reeva Steenkamp, but walked free on bail ahead of what could still be a stiff prison sentence.

‘Pistorius conduct negligent’

Oscar Pistorius weeps as Judge Thokozile Masipa delivers her verdict at his trial in the Pretoria high court on Thursday.	— AFP

27-year-old double-amputee now awaits decision on culpable homicide charges

Legal experts express shock at ruling

Oscar Pistorius’ father Henke (right) kisses the hand of his daughter Aimee as the verdict was delivered in Pretoria.  AFP

Lawyers and legal academics expressed surprise at the dismissal of murder charges against Oscar Pistorius Thursday, with critics saying judge Thokozile Masipa had been too lenient.

Cleared of murder, Oscar Pistorius faces homicide verdict

Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide. Photo: AP

Celebrity athlete Oscar Pistorius faces judgement on a charge of culpable homicide on Friday after being acquitted of murdering his model girlfriend in a shock decision that legal experts described as

This may be Narendra Modi’s government, but India may be on its way to becoming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s republic. The signs point that way.

The past is another country, said L.P. Hartley and how true that sounds when one looks over the newspapers of just a year ago.