21 February 2013

South Africa: Nair Sets Bail for Pistorius

Photo: Werner Beukes/Sapa
Paralympian Oscar Pistorius enters the dock at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court.

Pretoria — Bail was set at R1 million for Oscar Pistorius in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.

He could pay R100,000 first and the rest of the amount by March 1.

Upon payment of the R100,000, Pistorius must be released from custody.

"We have agreed on bail conditions," said prosecutor Gerrie Nel after bail was granted to Pistorius who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The conditions submitted were that he would be present at 8.30am at every court postponement date.

He would not return to his home at Silver Woods estate in Pretoria, where the shooting occurred.

He would reside at an address that would not be publicly disclosed.

He would hand in all his passports and not apply for any passport or travel documents, and stay away from airports.

Her would report to the Brooklyn police station between 7am and 1pm from Monday to Friday.

He would refrain from being in possession of any firearm and hand in all his firearms.

The case was postponed to June 4.

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