Latest articles on Judge Thokozile Masipa

State prosecutors will head to Supreme Court of Appeal to challenge Oscar Pistorius murder sentence

An application to appeal the six-year sentence will be filed on Friday.

Oscar Pistorius: Leave of appeal’s not a reflection on Masipa says Gerrie Nel

Advocate Gerrie Nel, who is representing the Steenkamp’s, said that the application for leave of appeal was not a reflection on Masipa.

Judge Masipa had “maudlin sympathy” for Oscar Pistorius – NPA’s Gerrie Nel

The NPA has filed court papers setting out the reasons for its appeal against the six year sentence handed down to Oscar Pistorius.

NPA seeks leave to appeal Oscar Pistorius’s six-year sentence

Oscar Pistorius’s sentence is 'shockingly lenient' and 'disproportionate to the crime of murder', the National Prosecuting Authority has said.

Masipa’s Pistorius sentence has trivialised the plight of female victims of violence

Blade Runner’s case is a haunting example of a system that brushes off heinous acts against the most vulnerable in society, argues Rosemund Handler.

What the Oscar Pistorius trials tell us about racism in SA’s judiciary

The debate about the quality of high court judges reflects a different cultural clash in which incompetence is often associated with black people.

Oscar Pistorius convicted of murder: Key questions answered

The Supreme Court of Appeal found the athlete guilty of murder. How did the judges reach their decision and what happens now?

Court reserves judgement in Oscar appeal

Both the State and legal teams for Oscar Pistorius made submissions on whether or not the paralympian was rightfully acquitted of murder.

Pistorius loses bid to prevent state from appealing conviction

Judge Thokozile Masipa said there was nothing new in the counsel's submissions and it would be tantamount to reviewing her own decision.

Pistorius’s conviction appeal granted

However, Judge Masipa dismissed the sentencing appeal of Oscar Pistorius, saying she did not believe the sentence was "shockingly inappropriate".

State to appeal Oscar judgment, sentence

The National Prosecuting Authority says prosecutors are preparing the necessary papers to file an appeal of Oscar Pistorius's judgment and sentencing.

Oscar Pistorius: Sentencing hearing concludes

After seven months of evidence in a case that's captured the world's attention, sentencing proceedings have ended in the Oscar Pistorius trial.

When we judge the judges, where do we draw the line?

The racist, sexist attacks on the judge in the Pistorius trial may have been averted had the public been educated about key tenets of the law.

Attacks on Pistorius judge ‘unacceptable’

Several legal groups have condemned threats and personal attacks directed at Judge Thokozile Masipa, who presided over Oscar Pistorius's trial.

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