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Pistorius family divided over murder appeal

Publish date: 13 November 2017
Issue Number: 751
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: South Africa

The family of Oscar Pistorius is divided over whether or not to appeal his murder conviction, according to a News24 report. While Pistorius' father Henke wants to push ahead and take the matter further, the Paralympian's siblings don't agree. Netwerk24 reported that Henke (64) plans to appeal Pistorius' murder conviction. He wants to apply to be admitted as amicus curiae so that he can challenge a Supreme Court of Appeal ruling that changed Pistorius' culpable homicide conviction to murder. However, Pistorius' brother Carl reportedly told News24 that his father’s views did not represent those of Pistorius and his siblings. ‘We categorically distance ourselves from any petition or appeal made by Henke in his personal capacity,’ Carl is quoted as saying.

Full News24 report