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Mandela’s party faces test in South Africa
Sibongile Khumalo | April 24, 2014 12:20 AM
Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa’s first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the ruling party faces its toughest test at the polls next month.
Defense tries to build case at Pistorius trial
April 17, 2014 12:08 AM
Oscar Pistorius’ lawyers at his murder trial Wednesday tried to roll back the prosecution’s momentum, but the prosecutor sharply questioned the credentials and findings of a forensic expert for the defense.
Grueling Pistorius cross-examination ends
April 16, 2014 12:33 AM
Oscar Pistorius stepped down from the witness box Tuesday after five grueling days of cross-examination that raised serious doubts about his account of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Prosecutor wraps up five-day Pistorius grilling
Nomatter Ndebele | April 15, 2014 12:52 PM
The prosecutor in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ends his five-day cross-examination of the double amputee track star with a stark summary of how he shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.
Prosecutor presses Pistorius at murder trial
April 15, 2014 12:33 AM
The chief prosecutor in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial Monday alleged numerous inconsistencies in the athlete’s account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year, seeking to show that Pistorius is lying when he says he shot her by mistake.
Prosecutor: Pistorius, Steenkamp argued before shooting
Stephanie Findlay | April 14, 2014 12:59 PM
Oscar Pistorius argued with his girlfriend shortly before shooting her dead, the prosecution lawyer alleges as his grueling cross-examination of the sprinter goes into a second week.
Prosecutor: Did Reeva scream when you shot her?
Stella Mapenzauswa | April 12, 2014 12:12 AM
Oscar Pistorius’ three-day cross-examination reached a dramatic climax Friday when a prosecutor challenged the double-amputee sprinter repeatedly as to why his girlfriend failed to scream when she was shot four times through a toilet door.
Prosecutor: Pistorius' story doesn't add up
Christopher Torchia | April 11, 2014 01:59 PM
The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius in his murder trial tries to shred his version of events the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described.
Prosecutor: Pistorius is untruthful, an egotist
April 11, 2014 12:06 AM
A prosecutor hammered at Oscar Pistorius’ credibility at his murder trial Thursday, asserting that the star athlete had a string of unlikely excuses for why he wasn’t to blame in the three gun charges he faces on top of murder.
Pistorius grilled again during cross-examination
Johannes Myburgh | April 10, 2014 11:56 AM
Oscar Pistorius faces a second day of grueling cross-examination in his murder trial, as the prosecution accuses him of caring more about himself than the death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius forced to look at "exploded" head of girlfriend
Joe Brock | April 09, 2014 10:11 PM
A South African prosecutorforced Oscar Pistorius on Wednesday to look at a forensicphotograph that showed the head of his girlfriend ReevaSteenkamp after it was blown open by a hollow-point bullet firedby the Olympic and Paralympic track star.
Overwrought Pistorius describes shooting girlfriend
Johannes Myburgh | April 08, 2014 04:07 PM
Sobbing uncontrollably, Oscar Pistorius gives a harrowing account of the moment he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, before breaking down in court, forcing the judge to adjourn his murder trial.
Distraught Pistorius apologises for killing girlfriend
Johannes Myburgh | April 07, 2014 07:57 PM
A tearful Oscar Pistorius apologised Monday to Reeva Steenkamp's family, telling the court he had "terrible nightmares" since killing his girlfriend and often woke up smelling blood.
S.African opposition want elections boss to step down
April 01, 2014 08:57 PM
A group of South African opposition parties Tuesday called on the head of the electoral commission to step down over alleged mismanagement, just five weeks before crucial general elections.
Judge adjourns Pistorius trial to April 7
Stephanie Findlay | March 28, 2014 03:31 PM
The judge overseeing Oscar Pistorius's murder trial adjourns the case for more than a week -- just before the star Paralympian takes the stand for the first time -- because a senior court official is sick.
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