Crowds throng Oscar outside court

2014-09-12 13:52
Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court after being found guilty of culpable homicide. (Jerome Delay, AP)

Oscar Pistorius leaves the North Gauteng High Court after being found guilty of culpable homicide. (Jerome Delay, AP)

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Pretoria - Convicted paralympian Oscar Pistorius battled to get to his vehicle through a crowd of people gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court on Friday.

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People in the crowd screamed as he made his way out of the court escorted by police officers.

They had patiently waited - cellphones in hand - for him to leave the court after his bail was extended until sentencing on 13 October.

Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February last year.

He has also been convicted of illegally discharging a firearm in Tasha's restaurant in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, in January 2013.

The 27-year-old had told the court he thought an intruder was behind the door of the toilet in his Pretoria home when he opened fire on it four times. The State had argued that he was guilty of premeditated murder.

Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and to three firearm-related charges.

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