Police to oppose bail for Pistorius

2013-02-14 12:55
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Pretoria - Police are set to oppose bail for Oscar Pistorius when he appears in a Pretoria court on Thursday in connection with the fatal shooting of a woman at his home.

The woman was apparently his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Police spokesperson Denise Beukes spoke to the media outside the country estate where Pistorius lives on Thursday.

She confirmed that there have "previously been allegations of a domestic nature at Mr Pistorius's home".

Beukes said there are witnesses and neighbours who claim to have heard things earlier on Wednesday evening and when the shooting took place.

Police also expressed "surprise" at reports that the shooting was an accident.

"The SA Police Service were just as surprised this morning to hear on the radio that allegations had been made that the deceased had been perceived to be a burglar," Beukes said.

"We were very surprised and those allegations did not come from us."

Beukes said police will reveal the reasons why they are opposing bail when he appears in court.

Listen to police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale confirm how they were alerted about the shooting and arriving on the scene.

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