Agence France-PresseJanuary 17, 2014 15:16
A woman judge has been appointed to hear the case of South African Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend, which opens in early March, a judiciary official said Friday.
High Court judge Thokozile Matilda Masipa will preside at the trial, a spokeswoman for the judiciary, Lulama Luti, told AFP.
Pistorius is set to go on trial on March 3 for the Valentine's Day murder of his lover Reeva Steenkamp.
He will also answer charges for discharging a firearm on two separate occasions before Steenkamp's death.