450 cups of coffee, 250kg of chips consumed outside Oscar trial

2014-03-04 12:57

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Starving and drenched journalists ate 250kg of chips and 700 pieces of chicken on the opening day of the Oscar Pistorius trial.

A pavement stand operated by Dros restaurant across the road from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria had a roaring trade yesterday as an estimated 300 reporters descended on the building.

Rain pelted a tent erected around the fast-food and coffee stand.

“We sold over 450 cups of coffee, 700 pieces of chicken, 35kg of fish and over 250kg of chips,” said Dros manager Rene Jordaan.

The court’s head of security, who did not want to be named, said 15 additional guards were deployed around the building yesterday – the opening day of the trial.

Other logistical details attended to included toilet paper, which was supplied in abundance, a luxury at local courts.

There are fewer journalists in the courtroom today, and June Steenkamp's seat behind Pistorius is empty.

» Watch/listen to the trial live on our homepage at www.citypress.co.za. Follow Charl du Plessis and Biénne Huisman’s coverage here. And on Twitter: @City_Press

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