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Oscar Pistorius to appear in court on Monday

Oscar Pistorius to appear in court on Monday

South Africa

Oscar Pistorius, is due to appear in a South African court on Monday for a postponement hearing.

During the hearing, the sentencing proceedings of Pistorius widely known as the Blade Runner will be formally postponed to June 13.

The embattled athlete faces a minimum 15-year jail sentence for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago.

Both legal teams have agreed on five days of argument to be heard from 13 to 17 June.

Last month, Pistorius was denied a leave to appeal his conviction by South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court.

Pistorius has been out on bail since December 2015 after he was found guilty of murder for shooting Steenkamp.

Previously he was given a lesser charge of culpable homicide and was handed a five year prison sentence before the Supreme Court of Appeal convicted him of murder.