Oscar Pistorius: I'm not well

2013-08-19 11:23
Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (AFP)

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (AFP)

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Oscar Pistorius leaves court

2013-08-19 10:31

Watch the media jostle to get footage of Oscar Pistorius leaving the Pretoria Magistrate's Court after his trial date was set for March 3, 2014. WATCH

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius said on Monday he is “not well” just moments after appearing briefly in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.

Pistorius spoke to BBC reporter Andrew Harding.

The reporter said he shook the murder-accused paralympian’s hand and asked him how he was.

“He shook his head and mouthed ‘not well’ under his breath. Now he's talking to family,” tweeted Harding.

Pistorius's murder case has been transferred to the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria to start on 3 March 2014.

Pistorius is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp who was shot dead in his Pretoria home on 14 February.

Magistrate Desmond Nair said: "...The matter that is before me today is merely for the postponement to the high court. It is merely a short appearance."

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel handed a charge sheet to the court.

"We will serve the indictment on the accused... We have arranged a date for the trial. And that would be from 3 March to 20 March."

Nair then served the papers on Pistorius.

"I'm enjoined by legislation to serve them on you and I am now doing that," said Nair.

"Have you had sight of this indictment?" Nair asked Pistorius.

Pistorius replied: "No sir."

The matter was then transferred to the high court to start on 3 March.

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