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Pistorius to appear in SA court on Friday

February 14, 2013 18:56 IST

South African Olympic and Paralympic athletics star Oscar Pistorius will appear in court on Friday after being charged with murdering his girlfriend, a spokesman for the National Prosecuting Authority said on Thursday.

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Pistorius, known as the 'Blade Runner' for his racing prosthetics, was charged on Thursday with murdering his girlfriend at his home in Pretoria.

Police said they had opened a murder case after a 30-year-old woman was found shot dead at the scene in the upmarket Silverlakes gated community on the outskirts of the capital.

In a fresh development, police are set to oppose bail for Oscar Pistorius when he appears in a Pretoria court on Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at his home, news24.com reported.

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