Bail for Pistorius to be opposed

2013-02-14 14:06

Bail for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will be opposed when he appears in the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court, Gauteng police have said.

“He will appear in court at 2pm and bail will be opposed,” said Brigadier Denise Beukes.

This was after the shooting at his home of model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp.

“We are at this stage as the SA Police Services not able to disclose why are we opposing the bail,” said Beukes.

Pistorius was held at the Boschkop police station in the morning, then taken to the Mamelodi Day Clinic and was expected to be taken to the court after that.

Pistorius was co-operating with police, she said.

Beukes said there had been incidents of domestic violence at his place.

“I confirm there had been previous incidents of a domestic nature at his place but this will form part of the investigation,” she said.

She said there was no sign of forced entry into Pistorius’s house and reports that the woman was shot after she was mistaken for an intruder were not coming from the police.

“As SA Police Services we do not have a report based on those allegations. We only heard over the radio that the woman was shot after she was mistaken for an intruder.”

Beukes said forensic detectives were busy collecting evidence from the crime scene and journalists would not be allowed in until the police handed over the scene to the estate’s security company.

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