Everything is fine, Oscar told security guard

2014-03-07 14:58
Oscar Pistorius appears in the North Gauteng High Court. (Alon Skuy, Pool)

Oscar Pistorius appears in the North Gauteng High Court. (Alon Skuy, Pool)

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Oscar's trial day 5 - lunchtime report

2014-03-07 14:12

Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath speaks to special correspondent Sipho Hlongwane about the pre-lunch proceedings of Oscar Pistorius's trial on day 5.WATCH

Pretoria - Oscar Pistorius told a security guard everything was fine after shots were heard from his house the morning Reeva Steenkamp was killed, the North Gauteng High Court heard on Friday.

"Mr Pistorius said to me, 'security, everything is fine'," testified lead guard at the Silver Woods Country Estate, Pieter Baba.

"I heard that he was crying," he said.

He told a colleague with him that he was sure that something was wrong.

Pistorius phoned him back and just started crying over the phone and the line cut.

"I immediately told Jacob everything is not right."


Earlier, Baba testified about gunshots his colleagues reported hearing around 03:00 on 14 February last year.

A security guard on bike patrol arrived at the entrance of the estate and reported having heard gunshots, Baba said.

Baba then drove with another guard in a bakkie to the home of radiologist Johan Stipp, who had called the guards to report gunshots.

"Stipp was outside on the balcony, pointing at Mr Pistorius's house," said Baba in response to questions from prosecutor Gerrie Nel.

Earlier, Baba said he had been employed at the complex for around two years. He testified that five guards would be positioned at the complex at night, while another five would take the evening duty. He testified in Afrikaans with an English interpreter.

Pistorius is accused of the murder of model and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp.

He is also charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, and two counts of discharging a firearm in public.

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