Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been convicted of murder.
The Supreme Court of Appeal overturned Judge Thokozile Masipa’s culpable homicide conviction for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar is currently on house arrest after serving just ten months of his five-year sentence.
Masipa will now have to re-sentence Oscar.
Leach dismisses Masipa's reasoning around dolus eventualis as "confusing" @eNCA— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) December 3, 2015
Leach explaining that dolus eventualis involves perpetrator foreseeing possibility of death occurring - continuing anyway #OscarPistorius— Karyn Maughan (@karynmaughan) December 3, 2015
Judge Eric Leach said Oscar's evidence was contradictory, adding that it was impossible to know his reason for firing through the bathroom door was.
South Africans have taken to social media to react to the latest development.
A big day for South African civil society, with a legal system so sophisticated it can admit mistakes. Take a bow SA #OscarPistorius— Tim Butcher (@timbobutcher) December 3, 2015
#OscarPistorius Judge Leach says there was an error in law, circumstantial evidence ignored Oscar should have been found guilty of murder.— Gia Nicolaides (@GiaNicolaides) December 3, 2015
There is JUSTICE after all. I have faith in our justice system. We have holes that need fixing, but overall I have FAITH. #OscarPistorius— Miss Lelo (@MsLeloB) December 3, 2015
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