Pistorius free, but movement restricted

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Pretoria – Oscar Pistorius was on Friday released from custody after being granted bail, but the conditions thereof severely restrict his movement. Pistorius thanked Magistrate Desmond Nair, and walked out of the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court C, nine days after news broke that he had shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in a bathroom at his house, on Valentine’s Day. After listening to extensive argument, Nair ruled that he was not a flight risk, and that the State had not shown that he had a propensity for violence. Bail was set at R1m, R100 000 of which was paid to secure Pretorius’s release. The balance must be paid by 1 March. Pistorius was whisked away…

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