Pistorius lawyer to take on media

2013-02-16 14:05
Oscar Pistorius leaves the Pretoria Magistrate's Court after appearing in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (Stephane de Sakutin, AFP)

Oscar Pistorius leaves the Pretoria Magistrate's Court after appearing in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. (Stephane de Sakutin, AFP)

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Johannesburg - The media has come under fire for printing a picture of a tearful Oscar Pistorius, which was allegedly taken in contravention of the court’s ruling on media coverage.

Pistorius’ lawyer Keeny Oldwage said he will fight newspapers that chose to publish a picture of his client in tears during his court appearance on Friday.

The picture was allegedly taken in contravention of the court’s ruling media coverage.

Pistorius was in court on Friday for his first appearance after allegedly shooting his model girlfriend, Reeva Steemkamp, at his home in Pretoria on Thursday.

The image brandished in a Saturday newspaper showed Pistorius with his head in his hands, his face tinged with red.

Oldwage said he will take action against the papers that published the image.

EWN reported that while he was unwilling to do a full interview, he confirmed the photo was taken in contravention of Magistrate Desmond Nair’s ruling.

Photographers and cameramen were allegedly told that they were only able to take still photos or footage when the magistrate was not seated.

But the photo was allegedly taken during active proceedings.

It is expected that Nair will address the issue when Pistorius returns to continue his bail application on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Pistorius’s family appealed for the police to be allowed to investigate the case without interference.

A statement was released on Friday from the family in which it denied the murder charge “in strongest terms”.

Pistorius also extended his deepest sympathies to Steenkamp’s family, describing the shooting as a “terrible, terrible tragedy”.

Police returned to the crime scene on Friday to study blood spatter patterns and to gather more forensic evidence ahead of Pistorius’s bail application on Tuesday.

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