Murder-accused South African paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is set to appeal his bail conditions on Thursday (March 28th).

Lawyers for the Paralympic and Olympic star did not confirm if Pistorius would be present during the hearing at the High Court in Pretoria, but media reported lawyer Kenny Oldwage saying Pistorius was not required to attend.

Pistorius will seek to appeal some of his bail conditions imposed by Magistrate Desmond Nair on February 22nd, including restrictions on him travelling abroad.

Pistorius is accused of killing his girlfriend, model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp at his luxury home near Pretoria in the early hours of February 14th.

Magistrate Desmond Nair set bail at 1 million rand (£71,000) and postponed the case until June 4th. Pistorius, 26, was also ordered to hand over firearms and his two South African passports, avoid his home and all witnesses in the case, report to a police station twice a week and to abstain from drinking alcohol.

Oscar Pistorius denies the pre-meditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp that he is charged with, saying he believed he was shooting at an intruder.

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