Magistrate questions Oscar's affidavit

2013-02-21 14:45
Oscar Pistorius appears at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on the third day of bail hearing. (Alexander Joe, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius appears at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on the third day of bail hearing. (Alexander Joe, AFP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

kalahari.com

Pretoria - Magistrate Desmond Nair asked on Thursday why Oscar Pistorius's affidavit made no mention of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's responses when he called out to her before firing shots at what he thought was an intruder.

Pistorius's counsel Barry Roux said it was "unlikely" she would have responded, because she was scared.

Nair also wanted to know if it was not possible that Steenkamp had gone to the toilet earlier, and whether there was not a "little" urine in her bladder, but Roux said there was none.

Roux was presenting argument in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on why Pistorius should be granted bail after being accused of murdering Steenkamp at his home in the Silver Woods country estate last Thursday.

Pistorius held his head in his hands as the legal sparring continued.

Roux said a witness statement had "created the inference" that Pistorius and Steenkamp had been arguing.

Roux said Steenkamp had locked herself in the toilet to protect herself from an intruder, and not from Pistorius.

- See News24's Pistorius Special Report.

- SAPA

Read more on:    desmond nair  |  reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius
NEXT ON NEWS24X

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
35 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Tuesday Kuils River - 11:51 AM
    Road name: Polkadraai Road Eastbound
    ROADWORKS between the R102 Van Riebeeck Road and the R310 Baden Powell Drive exit - expect delays
  • Tuesday Bonteheuwel - 11:46 AM
    Road name: Bonteheuwel Avenue Southbound
    DELAYS towards Mulberry Street
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

30% off academic books

Score a mind blowing 30% off academic books! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

40% off appliances & homeware

Get mind blowing deals on top selling appliances and homeware. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Lenovo A1000 tablet now R999!

Get the Lenovo A1000 tablet for only R999! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing deals on electronics!

Save up to 35% on electronics. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

New gobii smartphones from R999!

Front and rear camera's, dual SIM capability and 200MB of FREE Cell C data every month for 12 months, are just some of the many features on these smartphones. Get yours now! Shop here.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Nokia Lumia 800

The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, ...

From R2199.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

It may be hard to avoid an argument or heated conversation today. Someone may be stirring things up and testing your patience. ...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.