Oscar to spend another night in jail

2013-02-19 16:14

Pretoria - Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' application for bail was postponed until Wednesday after the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard that he had not intended to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

"You will remain in custody until the court reconvenes at 09:00 tomorrow," Magistrate Desmond Nair said on Tuesday afternoon.

The postponement was to give the legal teams time to respond to affidavits presented to the court, and to ask questions, Nair said.

Pistorius will spend another night in a police cell in Pretoria, following his emotional day in court.

The application for him to be detained in the Brooklyn police station's holdings cells, instead of in a prison, expires on Wednesday.

"We will extend the application if we don't finish," said his attorney Kenny Oldwage.

Steenkamp's funeral was held in Port Elizabeth, about 1 100km from Pretoria, on Tuesday morning.

  • chantel.theron - 2013-02-19 16:22

    I really hope he doesn't get away with this.. His testimony of what happened makes no sense at all... Why would the neighbours say they heard fighting and called the police... Somebody is seriously covering.. Just tell the truth... Some way or the other it's gonna get out...

      megan.abbett - 2013-02-19 16:36

      All this is according to the media!! Remember the truth and media don't go hand in hand! We can't possibly know beyond a doubt that he us guilty yet, we don't know what evidence the police have gathered yet!

  • Sue-rita Fortuin - 2013-02-19 16:25

    it would be to his best interest if he starts to prepare himself for the eternity of nights he would be spending in jail..he's not going on vacation...hy gaan tronk toe..

  • BrighĂ© Applegreen - 2013-02-19 16:28


  • Beverley du Plessis - 2013-02-19 16:31

    i really think he didnt mean to do it listern to all the evidence im no lawyer but it clearly was a accident thats clear as day

      john.botges - 2013-02-19 16:37

      Beverly don't be doff

      Adeeb Saban - 2013-02-19 16:52

      Explain to me like a two year old how it is clear as day???

      Michellé C Strydom - 2013-02-19 17:51

      Beverley, an affidavit is hardly evidence; i can lay down an affidavit stating I am a man. also, friends' statements mean nothing, some people simply choose to fight in private. the only things that can truely proove what happened is physical evidence and the post mortem i.e any defensive wounds, bruising or injuries from a physical altercation etc.

  • - 2013-02-19 16:35

    I might be of the few that believes he did not do this intentionaly this is my opinion and every body has something to say about the procedings....even me. I truely hope that what ever the truth it comes out

      Kopraal Sylvester S Mohloli - 2013-02-19 16:51

      Bu the bottomline is HE DID IT, nw he must pay for the crime

  • Warren Carne - 2013-02-19 16:51

    Hopefully one of many more to come,OP you are a liar

  • Anele Nikelo - 2013-02-19 16:54

    Oscar must rot in prison

  • Mandla D Mavuso - 2013-02-19 16:57

    Now they draining your sssss, when the money is gone you so do you.

  • Brenda Pretorius - 2013-02-19 17:06

    Can this nightmare end already, so both families can get some closure and peace.....?

  • Abner M. Mophethe - 2013-02-19 17:13


  • Heather Campbell Matthewson - 2013-02-19 17:19

    Amelia - I am with you on this!

  • Michael Jackwood - 2013-02-19 18:14

    Too many questions to be answered here, if i am in bed with my girlfriend and suddenly she is out of bed, i willl get her attension to check whether she is down stairs or somewhere in the house, that didnt happen, gun shots would frighten a person and compelled them to scream, that didnt happen according to his statement, strange, very strange! And why he did not alert security guardsfrom the complex?

      WildCatSal - 2013-02-20 01:56

      The answer is simple.. Everything he stated that supposedly happened are down right LIES.. I hope his conscience catches up to him FAST and the Ahole burns and crashes.. Sorry, but I keep seeing Reevas face.. Eina

  • Thandekile Alvina Mkhwanazi - 2013-02-19 18:44

    He dd it he gave his story!anything can happend so fast n un-intertionally!who are you to judge?tomoro it might be you having a worst of them all, Let the law take its decisions.

  • megan.abbett - 2013-02-19 19:19

  • Jenny Ray - 2013-02-19 20:44

    You're a big, strong boy - u can handle it. Anyway, I've heard that murderers rule in prison, so u'll be fine.

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