State prosecutors in South Africa will appeal the culpable homicide conviction and five-year sentence Olympic and Paralympic track athlete Oscar Pistorius, the National Prosecuting Authority has announced.
NPA spokesman Nathi Mncube made the announcement on his Twitter feed earlier.
Oscar Pistorius judgement , NPA will be appealing both the conviction and sentence
South African prosecutors have said that they will appeal the verdict and sentence in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.
Former Olympic athlete Pistorius was found guilty of manslaughter over the killing for his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year and sentenced to five years imprisonment.
A relative of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot dead by Oscar Pistorius, has said that the model was 'worth more' than the five year sentence handed down to Pistorius.
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The parents of Reeva Steenkamp June and Barry told ITV News that they do not believe justice has been done.
The Steenkamps say they hold no hatred for Oscar Pistorius, but believe "justice hasn't been done"
They tell @itvnews of their reaction to the verdict. "We were shocked, disappointed, our hearts dropped"
Oscar Pistorius had "the dreams of all the disabled people out there" resting on his shoulders, according to his former lawyer Wergele McKenzie.
Mr McKenzie told ITV News he believes Pistorius was letting the pressure "get to him" before the night he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Oscar Pistorius' former agent Ray Wicksell said the wait for the court judgement was "harder than trying to prepare for any Olympic Games" for the athlete.
Speaking before today's verdict, he told ITV News: "This whole court decision is tougher than anything he can imagine times it by a million."
The uncle of Oscar Pistorius said the family were "deeply affected by the devastating and tragic" death of Reeva Steenkamp and added that the athlete being cleared of murder was a "big burden" off the Olympian's shoulders.
Arnold Pistorius said: "[We want to] show how grateful we are to the judge after she found him not guilty, the verdict is a big burden of our shoulders and Oscar's.
"We always knew the facts of the matter and never doubted Oscar's version of this tragic incident."
He added: "There's no victors in this, we as a family remain deeply affected by this devastating and tragic event and it won't bring Reeva back but our hearts go out to her family and friends."
Oscar Pistorious' former training partner has said that the athlete was "a different guy" when he returned to the track a few months ago before his trial.
Talkmore Nyongani told ITV News that he appeared "broken up".