Oscar Pistorius psychiatrist hospitalised

2014-06-27 14:06

A psychiatrist who evaluated murder-accused Oscar Pistorius has been hospitalised, his defence counsel has said.

“I believe he was hospitalised last night [Thursday], but I think he is already at home,” said attorney Brian Webber today.

Webber said he was not sure if this would affect the trial.

The athlete is expected back in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

It was reported today by eNCA and Eyewitness News that the psychiatrist had a heart attack yesterday.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the trial would resume as expected on Monday.

“It is safe to say that we are ready to proceed and we will proceed on Monday,” NPA spokesperson Nathi Mncube said.

He said the NPA could not comment on the health of the psychiatrist.

Pistorius was evaluated by four specialists as a day-patient at Weskoppies Psychiatric Hospital, in Pretoria.

This morning, Mncube said Pistorius had completed his evaluation.

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