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Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was granted bail in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday.
Chief magistrate Desmond Nair set bail at R1 million. Pistorius could pay R100,000 first and the rest of the amount by March 1. Upon payment of the R100,000, Pistorius must be released from custody.
"At this stage I have to look at the facts the state has, and all it has now is circumstantial evidence. I cannot find that it has been established that the accused is a flight risk," Nair said.
He added that there was no evidence before him that Pistorius would interfere with state witnesses and no proper evidence relating to the public perception of the matter.
"... I come to the conclusion the accused has made a case to be released on bail."
"We have agreed on bail conditions," said prosecutor Gerrie Nel after bail was granted to Pistorius.
The conditions submitted were:
The case was postponed to June 4.
- The Herald and SAPA