Quotes from the Pistorius trial

2014-03-03 15:38
Gerrie Nel.

Gerrie Nel.

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Oscar trial day 1 - lunch time report

2014-03-03 14:41

News24 correspondent Sipho Hlongwane reports during the lunch break of Oscar Pistorius's court case at the North Gauteng High Court. Watch.WATCH

Pretoria - The Oscar Pistorius murder trial started in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday. Below is a compilation of quotes of the day.

State witness Michelle Burger

"The fear in her voice [Reeva Steenkamp's] was horrific."

"It was very traumatic for me... You can't translate into words the anxiety in her voice."

"She called for help. She screamed terribly and shouted for help. Then I heard a man also call for help. He called for help three times."

"I woke up due to the petrified screams of the woman."

"It was blood-curling... you can't explain it; you just know, that woman's life was really threatened."

"You only shout like that if your life is being threatened... it was very intense."

Pistorius' lawyer Barry Roux

"At the very least I would expect you to say... Captain van Aardt [investigating officer] let me tell you, it was blood-curdling. It was not there [in her statement]." - Pistorius' lawyer Barry Roux, while cross-examining Burger.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel

"You can't say 'Ek hoor die vrou gille' [I hear the woman screams]." - prosecutor Gerrie Nel, in response to Roux querying Burger's statement in Afrikaans.

"There were only two people in the house, there were no eye witnesses."

"The State's case is based on circumstantial evidence... and on what the neighbours heard...and lead ballistic and forensic evidence."

Pistorius' lawyer Kenny Oldwadge

"There was no argument... It cannot be further from the truth."

"It's not like it's going to help," Oldwadge, when asked if he objected to an early lunch break.

Oscar Pistorius

"Not guilty, My Lady." Oscar Pistorius, after being read out the charges against him.

- SAPA
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