Oscar composed on day one

2014-03-03 17:24
(Herman Verwey, AFP)

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Oscar trial day 1 - lunch time report

2014-03-03 14:41

News24 correspondent Sipho Hlongwane reports during the lunch break of Oscar Pistorius's court case at the North Gauteng High Court. Watch.WATCH

Pretoria - Murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was composed on Monday as he faced his first day of trial at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

Pistorius faces murder charges for shooting dead his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp at his Pretoria home on 14 February last year.

When he applied for bail last year shortly after the shooting, he broke down and cried.

During Monday's proceedings, however, he attentively listened to the proceedings and communicated with his legal team by passing notes to them.

At the bail application, Pistorius and his sister Aimee and brother Carl prayed ahead of proceedings.

On Monday, Pistorius kept communication with his siblings to a minimum.

Supporting the Pistorius siblings in court was their uncle Arnold.

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