Oscar pistorius granted bail: A South African magistrate has delivered his ruling on whether Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend should be granted bail. In dramatic fashion, the magistrate, has now ordered Oscar Pistorius to be granted bail pending trial for the suspected murder of his girlfriend.
The Paralympic sprinter has denied murdering, his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp thinking she was an intruder at his home.
The prosecution had argued that there was a risk of Mr Pistorius, 26, absconding and, therefore, bail should not be granted. The magistrate anounced the following conditions:
Upon payment of the 100,000 rand he must be released with the following conditions:
• He appears in court on 4 June at 8.30am.
• He surrenders all passports.
• He refrains from applying for any passports.
• He refrains from entering any airport.
• He surrenders all firearms.
• He refrains from possessing any firearms.
• He refrains from talking to any witnesses for the prosecution.
• He will have a probation officer and correctional official from the date of release until the conclusion of the case.
• He shall inform the official of all his movements and ask for permission for any journeys outside Pretoria.
• He shall give them a phone number and must be contactable day and night.
• He must not be charged with an offence of violence against women.
• He must not use drugs or alcohol.
• He must not return to his home and must not make contact with any residents of his estate except the Stander family.
1m rand is £73,750.
Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius’ girlfriend was a 29 year old model and law graduate with a promising television career.
Pistorius racing away from the press pack away from court