Media sets up outside court

2014-09-11 08:15
Oscar Pistorius outside court. (Media24)

Oscar Pistorius outside court. (Media24)

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Pretoria - Scores of journalists streamed to the North Gauteng High Court early on Thursday ahead of the judgment in the murder trial of paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

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Television vans were lined up in Madiba Street, and several camera crews were setting up at the court's entrance awaiting the arrival of Pistorius.

Journalists were seen filing stories, while others were milling around, waiting to take their seats in the courtroom.

Part of the road had been cordoned off, and police were positioned at certain points.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel made an early arrival at the court, wearing a dark suit and white shirt.

Reeva Steenkamp's friends Gina and Kim Myers were also at court.

Judge Thokozile Masipa was expected to start handing down judgment in the case at 09:30.

Pistorius said he thought an intruder was behind the door of the toilet in his Pretoria home when he shot through it. He fired four times, killing his girlfriend Steenkamp on 14 February 2013.

The State says the murder was premeditated.

When the trial started on 3 March, Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and to three firearm-related charges.

Read more on:    reeva steenkamp  |  oscar pistorius  |  pretoria  |  pistorius trial

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