Oscar Pistorius leaves North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

As an emotionless Oscar Pistorius was yesterday found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on St Valentine’(...)

Reeva Steenkamp’s father, Barry Steenkamp, glances at Oscar Pistorius  in the High Court in Pretoria yesterday. Photograph: Getty Images

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was yesterday cleared of all murder charges over the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, but judge Thokozile Masipa s(...)

Agent of change: Thokozile Masipa. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly.
Judging South Africa’s progress
  • Africa
  • September 6, 2014, 01:00

Next Thursday final judgment will be delivered in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial. Five months after it started, and after 41 days of court, plus (...)

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius (C) is escorted out of North Gauteng High Court, in Pretoria, South Africa, after another day of his ongoing trial in which he is accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Ishaan Haffejee/EPA.

The defence team for Oscar Pistorius plans to close its case after its last witness completed his testimony at the murder trial today, a lawyer said.T(...)

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius arrives at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Reuters

South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was ordered today to undergo a month of psychiatric tests to find out whether he was c(...)

Oscar Pistorius leaves the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, on Wednesday.

A South African court has ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness – a move that could deter(...)

Oscar Pistorius outside court today. Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled that a mental assessment would ensure that Pistorius gets a fair trial. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

A South African court today ordered Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to undergo evaluation for mental illness, further delaying a mur(...)

Reeva Steenkamp’s mother, June Steenkamp, sat in court today during the trial of Oscar Pistorius.  Photograph: Daniel Born/Reuters

Judge Thokozile Masipa ordered an adjournment at the Oscar Pistorius trial and said she would rule on Mr Nel’s request tomorrow morning.The prosecutor(...)

Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today. The athlete is on trial charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Photograph: Reuters/Kim Ludbrook/Pool

Oscar Pistorius‘s lawyers started the final push of their bid to undermine the prosecution‘s case that the Paralympic gold medallist murdered his gir(...)

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius watches forensic expert Tom ‘Wollie’ Wolmarans giving evidence during his testimony at his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria today. Photograph: Themba Hadebe/EPA

A ballistics expert has told the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that his analysis of the scene where the Olympic athlete shot Reeva Steenkamp differs fr(...)