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NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube says the authority is now in the hands of the Supreme Court of Appeal to set a date for the Oscar Pistorius appeal.
However, Judge Masipa dismissed the sentencing appeal of Oscar Pistorius, saying she did not believe the sentence was "shockingly inappropriate".
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is appealing the judgment in the Oscar Pistorius case, says the sentence was "shockingly inappropriate".
Pistorius's team opposing the appeal means Judge Masipa will have to hear arguments from both sides, which will take more time than a regular appeal.
Our justice system deserves more than a shallow, 'dark and stormy night' reading of a seminal trial, writes Judge Dennis Davis.
The state has filed an application for leave to appeal the conviction and sentence of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.
From Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani to the murder of soccer star Senzo Meyiwa: A ready formula has been worked out to catch the public’s interest.
The National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors are preparing the necessary papers to file an appeal of Oscar Pistorius's judgment and sentencing.
Like Icarus, Oscar Pistorius fell from fantastic heights to the depths of his own personal hell.
The Oscar Pistorius trial raises questions of whether his skin colour played a role in the lenient sentence he got for killing his girlfriend.
The South African media chose to sensationalise the Oscar Pistorius trial because that's what the public wanted (and secretly, so did the news media).
Post sentencing, Pistorius finds himself sharing a cell with Radovan Krejcir. Justice, what a joke!
Oscar Pistorius will serve five years in jail after being found guilty of culpable homicide for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide and three years suspended jail time for negligent firearm use.
After seven months of evidence in a case that's captured the world's attention, sentencing proceedings have ended in the Oscar Pistorius trial.
The violence and trauma that inmates experience can lead to a quarter of them reoffending after release.