But the witness for Reeva Steenkamp’s killer says Pistorius may have welcomed Nel’s treatment.
Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius will finally hear his sentence for shooting Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013 when he appears in court on July 6.
Testifying on Tuesday, Barry Steenkamp said he wanted everyone to see what Oscar Pistorius has done to his daughter the night he murdered her.
There's something odd about being fixated on the Pistorius case while the country implodes.
The appeal court's murder ruling is not based on a controversial principle, so his options are limited.
The debate about the quality of high court judges reflects a different cultural clash in which incompetence is often associated with black people.
Paralympian's bail set at R10 000 while his lawyer revealed that an application for leave to appeal would be brought to the Constitutional Court.
The Supreme Court of Appeal found the athlete guilty of murder. How did the judges reach their decision and what happens now?
The Supreme Court of Appeal has branded the Olympic track athlete with the murderer label he so dreaded as he faces a minimum 15 years in jail.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has replaced Oscar Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction with murder.
A snapshot of the events that began more than two years ago with the shooting on Valentine's Day of Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius's parole conditions compel him to meet Reeva Steenkamp's parents if they wish - now her father says it's his only chance at "closure".
Oscar Pistorius was freed from prison late evening in an apparent bid to avoid the media, and will serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
Unfortunately for the Blade Runner, nights can be longer than expected.
After delays and state intervention, a parole board will decide if the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be released early from prison.
The Oscar Pistorius case demonstrates the influence of money on the country's criminal justice system, critics say.
"How can 10 months be enough?" asked June Steenkamp last week, when her daughter's killer was on the verge of release.
Reeva Steenkamp's parents are adamant Oscar Pistorius deliberately killed their daughter, telling Australian television their life has been ruined.
Michael Masutha has called for a parole board review of Oscar Pistorius's release, saying he wasn't technically eligible for consideration.