Oscar Prestorius Application for Leave to Appeal to the supreme court

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Oscar Prestorius Application for Leave to Appeal to the supreme court

Oscar Pretorius murder Case back to Court once again applying for leave to challenge Judge Masipha’s decision:  

Today on the 26 August 2016, the National Public Prosecution will be applying for Leave to Appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal against the sentence that Judge Masipa passed against Oscar which was lower than the minimum sentence of 15 years for murder.

POWA is encouraged by the NPA of pursuing the case this far as the sentence that has been granted undermines the criminal justice system. To us this mean that we are not alone in the struggle, while other citizens still feel that justice is been served for Reeva’s case, it is encouraging to see such endeavours from other law enforcement agencies who are willing to take the case to its limit in order to ensure that “violence against women is not trivialised” for protection of women and girls in South Africa. We are very encouraged looking forward to the ends of justice been stretched for the rights of women, says the Legal Manager POWA.

Hopping that the appeal is granted in order for Oscar’s sentence to be considered by the Supreme Court of Appeal, as POWA continually calls for strong action against perpetrators of Violence against Women & Children.

For more information and assistance through counselling and legal advice on violence against women, kindly contact POWA at (011) 642 4345, email info@powa.co.za/ legal@powa.co.za or visit our website on www.powa.co.za to learn more about services that POWA offer.