No warrant for Oscar Pistorius’ arrest, says NPA

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed no arrest warrant has been issued for Oscar Pistorius.

In October 2014, the Paralympic gold medallist was handed a five-year jail term for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but was released on house arrest after serving a fifth of his sentence.

However, following an appeal from the prosecution ” arguing the application of the law in his trial was not correct ” a panel of five judges deemed him guilty of murder on Thursday.

Local media outlets reported on Friday that a warrant for Pistorius’ arrest had been issued by the NPA, with the South African set to return to court for a fresh sentencing.

However, AFP received confirmation that this is not the case, despite a desire to get the 29-year-old back in court as quickly as possible.

Pistorius remains with family under house arrest in Pretoria, with a date for the reconvening of the case yet to be announced.

The minimum sentence for murder in South Africa is 15 years.