South African prosecutors say they are going to appeal against the conviction and sentence given to athlete Oscar Pistorius for killing his girlfriend, according to the BBC.
The double-amputee Olympic sprinter was cleared of murder.
“The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law,” the national prosecuting spokesman said.
Pistorius’ family have said that he will not appeal.
The athlete was also given a three-year suspended sentence for firing a gun in a restaurant.
“The prosecutors are now preparing the necessary papers in order to be able to file within the next few days,” Nathi Mncube from the National Prosecuting Authority said in a statement.