South Africa's court to hear state's appeal against Pistorius in November

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Oscar Pistorius was imprisoned first for culpable homicide and then murder after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Court will hear appeal to extend Pistorius sentence

Oscar Pistorius was imprisoned first for culpable homicide and then murder after killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) will hear the state's appeal against Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence on Nov. 3, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Tuesday.

Oscar was sentenced to jail for six years in 2016 for murdering his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in 2013.

At the time, some commentators described the jail term as lenient.

 (Reporting by Nqobile Dludla; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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