The judges who sealed Oscar's fate

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Four of the Supreme Court of Appeal presiding on the Oscar Pistorius appeal. Top centre Judge Eric Leach, top right Judge President Lex Mpati, bottom centre Judge Steven Majiedt, bottom right Judge Nonkosi Mhlanta. Missing image Judge Elizabeth Baartman

* Editor&39;s note: This story has been updated

 

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BLOEMFONTEIN – On Thursday 3 December 2015 the Supreme Court of Appeal ruled that Oscar Pistorius should have been found guilty of murdering Reeva Steenkamp. 

In November, prosecutors said Pistorius should be convicted of murder and sent back to jail, while the defence argued that the sentence the athlete had received was appropriate and should stand.

These are the judges of the Supreme Court of Appeal who decided his fate:

Judge President Lex Mpati
Born: 5 September 1949, Durban
Education: LLB Rhodes University 1983
Previous positions;
Deputy President, Supreme Court of Appeal: 1 January 2003 – 14 August 2008
Acting Judge, Constitutional Court: 1 June 2007 – 30 November 2007

Nonkosi Mhlanthla
Born: 2 May 1964, Port Elizabeth
Education: B Proc (1987) University of the North, Limpopo
Previous positions:
Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2009
Acting Judge, Constitutional Court, 2012

Eric Leach
Born: 17 August 1952, Port Elizabeth
Education: LLB (1974) Pietermartizburg, Natal
Previous positions:
Acting Judge, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2008
Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Appeal: 2009

Steven Majiedt
Born: 18 December 1960, Kenhardt, Northern Cape
Education: LLB (1983) University of the Western Cape
Previous positions:
Judge, High Court, Kimberley: 2000 – 2010
Judge of Appeal, Supreme Court of Appeal: December 2010

Elizabeth Baartman (Acting judge)
Education: LLB (1986) University of the Western Cape
Previous positions:
Head of Cape Town and Family and Divorce Court
Judge, Western Cape High Court

These credentials were accessed from the Supreme Court of Appeal website.