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  • South Africa says toll in Nigeria church collapse rises to 115

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The death toll from the collapse of a church guesthouse in Lagos has risen to 115, South African government minister Jeff Radebe said on Monday, urging the heavily criticized Nigerian government to investigate the "tragedy"....
  • Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans

    Acquittal of Oscar Pistorius on murder charges stuns many S. Africans
    Evasive, negligent, unreasonable, hasty and at times a dishonest witness. Oscar Pistorius is all those things, but he is not a murderer, Judge Thokozile Masipa ruled Thursday. Pistorius crumpled, sobbing, his shoulders shaking uncontrollably after...
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, receives bail extension

    Oscar Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide, receives bail extension
    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-old double amputee,...
  • South Africa's Zuma says 67 South Africans died in Nigerian church collapse

    LAGOS (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that 67 South Africans had died in the collapse of a wing of a popular Lagos Pentecostal church, more than Nigerian authorities have so far counted in the total death toll. The building...
  • Pistorius's next battle to avoid notorious C-Max jail

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - After his conviction on Friday for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year, Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius's next battle will be to stay outside the walls of the notorious...
  • Convicted Pistorius leaves Pretoria High Court

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African athlete Oscar Pistorius left the Pretoria High Court on Friday escorted by police and bodyguards through a scrum of television cameras and supporters after his conviction for the negligent killing of his girlfriend...
  • Lesotho brings forward vote to ease political crisis

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lesotho will hold elections earlier than scheduled in 2017, in an effort to ease a political crisis that resulted in an apparent coup last month, southern African regional leaders said on Tuesday. Lesotho's Prime Minister...
  • Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • 'Dolus eventualis', the legal Latin on South Africa's lips

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - It is a little-known legal concept with a Latin name, and in the last 24 hours South Africans and millions more around the world glued to the Oscar Pistorius verdict have been feverishly trying to get their heads around it: 'Dolus...
  • Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, could face jail time

    Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide, could face jail time
    Oscar Pistorius on Friday was convicted of culpable homicide by a South African judge who found him negligent in firing four gunshots into a locked toilet cubicle in his home last year, killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius, who was acquitted of...