Oscar Trial 21.10.2014 01:18 pm

NPA will discuss sentence with prosecutors

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday, 21 October 2014. He is to be sentenced today after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Picture: Herman Verwey/Media24/Pool

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria on Tuesday, 21 October 2014. He is to be sentenced today after being convicted of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Picture: Herman Verwey/Media24/Pool

The head of the National Prosecuting Authority said on Tuesday he would discuss the five-year prison sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius, and a possible appeal, with prosecutors.

“We will consult with the prosecution team and then take the matter forward,” national director of public prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana told Parliament’s portfolio committee on justice.

Deputy director Silas Ramaite added that senior prosecuting staff were “agitated” about the outcome of the case.

“We will meet with the prosecution team, do a post mortem of the various sentences,” he said.

“Senior people in the NPA are actually quite agitated, wrongly so I would say.”

They were responding to a question from African Christian Democratic Party MP Steve Swart.

Sapa

 

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