He was cleared of murder after he was charged by the prosecution with the pre-meditated murder of Ms Steenkamp. “The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law,” spokesperson Nathi Mncube of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said in a statement on Moday. South Africa’s prosecutors believe that five years isn’t enough. On Sunday. Culpable homicide could yet be upgraded to murder.A possibly appeal process would be scheduled to start on 3 November.This not involve a retrial or the submission of any new evidence. Ms Steenkamp’s mother June would not say whether the family would support a state appeal. Pistorius’ legal team has been representing him free of charge for at least two months.