Pistorius arrives at Weskoppies

2014-05-26 09:51
Oscar Pistorius. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

Oscar Pistorius. (Themba Hadebe, AP)

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Oscar's mental observation - all the facts

2014-05-20 11:43

Judge Masipa has ruled Oscar Pistorius will spend a month under psychiatric evaluation at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria. Here's everything you need to know about Pistorius's upcoming evaluation.WATCH

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Johannesburg - Murder-accused paralympian Oscar Pistorius arrived at the Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital in Pretoria before 09:00 on Monday, SABC reported.

Security was tight at the facility and a huge media contingent had gathered there.

Last week, the North Gauteng High Court ordered that Pistorius be evaluated by four specialists when admitted as a day-patient for mental observation.

Three psychiatrists and one clinical psychologist would evaluate Pistorius to determine whether his general anxiety disorder and his disability had an effect on him when he shot dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Pistorius was ordered to go to Weskoppies from Monday and every weekday thereafter. He would stay there from 09:00 until 16:00, or until he had been excused. The evaluation would not exceed 30 days, Judge Thokozile Masipa said.

Pistorius's trial has been postponed to 30 June.

The order was made after forensic psychiatrist Merryll Vorster told the court Pistorius had general anxiety disorder. Based on this, the State applied to have him referred.

General anxiety disorder is a common anxiety disorder that involves chronic worrying, nervousness, and tension.
- SAPA
Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  thokolize masipa  |  oscar pistorius  |  johannesburg  |  pistorius trial
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