Oscar Pistorius will apply for bail on Tuesday after being convicted of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, South Africa’s Office of Chief Justice has confirmed.
Pistorius was handed a five-year jail term last October for the culpable homicide of Steenkamp, whom he killed by firing shots through a locked bathroom door on Valentine’s Day 2013.
The Paralympic gold medallist, who said he thought Steenkamp was an intruder, was released and put under house arrest this October, having served a fifth of his sentence.
However, last week South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal ruled his initial manslaughter conviction should be changed to murder, which carries a minimum jail sentence of 15 years.
A court statement read: “The hearing for the formal postponement of sentencing proceedings [bail] in the Oscar Pistorius matter will be at heard at the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Pretoria, on Tuesday 8 December 2015, in Court GD.
“Deputy Judge President of the Gauteng Division of the High Court, Judge Aubrey Ledwaba will be presiding.”