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Pistorius, Dewani cases validate South Africa’s robust justice system

After unrelenting global media coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, the spotlight will again be on South Africa, its Constitution and the strength of its legal system when Shrien Dewani is extradited from the UK to answer to the court about the murder of his bride, Anni Hindocha.

FAQs on the Oscar Pistorius trial

What happens if Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of premeditated murder? What is the maximum sentence he can expect to receive? Here are answers to these questions and more.

South Africa’s justice system

The Oscar Pistorius trial has focused attention on South Africa's justice system. Here is a guide to how this Roman-Dutch Law-based system prosecutes and punishes criminals.