The double-amputee Olympic athlete was sentenced Tuesday by a South African judge who cited the “gross negligence” the runner showed when he shot his girlfriend multiple times.
Unlike many other times during the trial that began in March, Pistorius showed no emotion as he stood in his dark suit with his hands crossed in front of him.
With Lady Liberty as their witness, pioneering explorers Riaan Manser and Vasti Geldenhuys crossed the finish line, completing their trans-Atlantic rowing adventure with a long hug and tears.
Pistorius steered away from a direct response to the prosecutor’s invitation to take the blame for Reeva Steenkamp’s killing, saying only that he opened fire because he believed his life was under threat.
Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius’ gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp.
Nelson Mandela was buried Sunday after a funeral ceremony that included a 21-gun salute.
As motorcyclists in uniform and armored personnel carriers escorted the vehicle carrying Mandela’s casket to the family compound, people lining the route sang, applauded and, in some cases, wept.
While South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States.
Nelson Mandela used sport to inspire and transform. The great leader, a boxer in his youth, understood the power of sport to influence and unify.
His death closes the final chapter in Africa’s struggle to cast off white rule, leaving the world with indelible memories of a man of astonishing grace and good humor.
Former South African President Nelson Mandela’s condition has become critical, the South African presidency said Sunday afternoon.
Oscar Pistorius can leave South Africa to compete in international track meets, a judge ruled on Thursday as he upheld the Olympic athlete’s appeal against some of his bail restrictions.
A summit of city mayors will convene in February of next year in Johannesburg, to discuss ways to fight global climate change.
A plane landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport this weekend with an extra passenger.
The murder case involving Olympic star Oscar Pistorius took another unexpected turn Sunday with the news that his older brother, Carl, is himself facing charges for the death of a woman in a traffic accident.