‘Annamarie’ approaches ConCourt

2013-02-23 16:36

A woman, who requested to address the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on the “mental state” of murder accused athlete Oscar Pistorius, has approached the Constitutional Court.

The Saturday Star reported today the woman, who identified herself as “Annamarie, last name uncertain, previously Riethmiller” in court on Thursday, has since filed papers with the Constitutional Court to have her application heard.

According to the report, she said she was contacted in a dream by Pistorius’ mother Sheila, who told her to make sure Pistorius was sent for psychiatric evaluation.

After being rebuffed by the magistrate, she approached the High Court with her request to halt the bail application, but this court also rejected her application.

She claimed the denial of her application, by Magistrate Desmond Nair, was a constitutional matter.

The newspaper reported the woman was unsure when the Constitutional Court would hear the matter, but was returning to the United States on Saturday. On Thursday she interrupted proceedings during Pistorius’ bail application.

According to the document “Annamarie” handed to lawyers for the State and defense, she wanted Pistorius to be placed under independent psychiatric observation for 60 days.

She also wanted Nair removed.

Pistorius is charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Yesterday Nair granted Pistorius bail of R1 million.

Annamarie claims to be the ex-wife of Dr Gerald Versfeld, who amputated Pistorius’ legs when he was a child. She believed Pistorius has had a mental breakdown.

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