An arrest warrant has been issued for Oscar Pistorius the day after the athlete was convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp by South Africa’s prosecuting authority.
The amputee sprinter’s manslaughter conviction was yesterday overturned in court and upgraded to murder, much to the relief of Reeva’s family.
The prosecutors are pushing for the Olympic runner to appear in court as soon as possible so a date can be set for his sentencing.
The 29-year-old must appear at North Gauteng High Court where the court will determine the bail amount.
His family have said their legal team will advise on the legal options following the murder conviction against Oscar, who shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day 2013.
South Africa’s leading criminal law academic, Dr James Grant, who was the one who advised the prosecution on their appeal against Pistorius’ sentence, has predicted that the state would argue for the athlete to return to jail pending his sentencing in the New Year.