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Pistorius ex-girlfriend's evidence approached 'with caution'

ITV News Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports:



South African papers react to Pistorius not guilty verdict

Newspapers in South Africa went with headlines including "Oscar's great escape" and "Oscar dodges bullet" after the Paralympian was cleared of murdering Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Pistorius headlines on South African newspapers. Credit: ITV News

Judge to rule on homicide verdict at Pistorius trial

Oscar Pistorius is spotted leaving the Pretoria High Court Credit: Safodien Mujahid/ABACA/Press Association Images

A verdict is expected at the trial of Oscar Pistorius over the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Judge Thokozile Masipa is to return a verdict on culpable homicide, having described Pistorius as "negligent" and "hasty" in court yesterday, where he was cleared of two murder charges. The athlete also faces three gun charges today.

Read: Pistorius cleared of murdering girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

Pistorius cleared of murder but could still face jail

A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges today, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star intended to kill his girlfriend or an imagined intruder on Valentine's Day last year.

However, Judge Thokozile Masipa said Pistorius was "negligent" when he shot dead Reeva Steenkamp, and the runner could still face jail.

ITV News Africa Correspondent Rohit Kachroo reports.

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