Murder accused Oscar Pistorius was on Saturday named Male Track and Field Athlete of the Year at the Athletics Gauteng North annual awards.

Athletics Gauteng North awarded their choice of the country's top athletes in Pretoria on Saturday night.

Pistorius was in police custody at the time after he was arrested for the murder of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on February 14.

The paralympian is applying for bail in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

Steenkamp’s funeral also takes place on Tuesday in Port Elizabeth. - IOL