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Prosecutors to appeal Pistorius' 6-year jail sentence

South African prosecutors announced their intention to appeal against Oscar Pistorius' six-year jail sentence for murder on Thursday, calling it "shockingly" lenient and a decision that could bring the country's justice system into "disrepute."

The announcement prolongs the three-and-a-half year legal saga of Pistorius, the once-acclaimed double-amputee runner who fatally shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home in 2013.

The National Prosecuting Authority said it would file its appeal papers on Thursday — the day of the deadline to appeal.

Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison by a judge on July 6, a sentence that is much...

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