The matter is being heard in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court.
Oscar is in court for the second day running for his bail hearing.
He has been charged with the premeditated murder of model Reeva Steenkamp.
This is regarded as a Schedule 6 offence. If an accused is charged with a Schedule 6 offence (which includes premeditated murder) under the Criminal Procedures Act, he must prove exceptional circumstances exist which in the interests of justice permit his release on bail.
The role players in court are:
Magistrate Desmond Nair.
Adv Barry Roux SC, one of South Africa’s leading criminal law advocates, is defending Pistorius. Roux’s instructing attorney is Kenny Oldwage.
Adv Gerrie Nel, the former head of the Scorpions in Gauteng, is the prosecutor.
Henke Pistorius is Oscar’s dad.
Carl Pistorius is Oscar’s older brother.
Aimee Pistorius is Oscar’s younger sister.
Arnold Pistorius is Oscar’s uncle.
Oscar’s mom, Sheila, died when he was 15.
Others who’ve been mentioned:
Johan Stander is the estate manager at the complex where Oscar lives. Oscar allegedly called him after the shooting.
Warrant officer Hilton Botha is the investigating officer who testified in the bail hearing.
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