Barely had the news landed and already South Africans had started on their favourite activity: myth-making in celebrity lives gone wrong.
The National Prosecuting Authority is going ahead with its review of Oscar Pistorius's conviction after the state called for a harsher sentence.
The two faces of Oscar reveal our unacknowledged gender civil war.
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.
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.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for culpable homicide and three years suspended jail time for negligent firearm use.
Acting national commissioner for correctional services, Zach Modise, was called as the second witness for the state in the aggravation of sentencing.
A social worker testifying in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing proceedings says prison conditions are horrific, according to her own research.
While the defence says that Oscar Pistorius would 'break' in prison due to his disability, the prosecution says it's no reason for non-imprisonment.
We chat to National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Nathi Ncube, who maintains the NPA wants Oscar Pistorius to get the harshest sentence possible.
The NPA said the state would argue for a punishment that fitted the severity of the crime, as sentencing of Oscar Pistorius got underway in Pretoria.
We take a look at the key events in the Oscar Pistorius trial, from the night of Reeva Steenkamp’s death to his sentencing which starts today.
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide in the death of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Thursday found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder, but left the door open for a conviction on manslaughter.