Media scramble at court over Pistorius

2013-02-19 08:11
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Pretoria - It was a chaotic scene at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court as journalists scrambled to get a place to cover murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius's bid for bail.

The media were waiting to apply for accreditation to cover the bail application of Pistorius, accused of shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home last week on Valentine's Day.

The court room was too small to accommodate all media, so first an accreditation process needed to take place.

A maximum of 26 journalists (10 reporters, two sketch artists, eight photographers, three TV cameramen, three radio journalists) would be allowed into the courtroom.

SABC radio news reported that Pistorius slipped into court through a side door, managing to avoid throngs of cameramen waiting outside court.

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