Latest
 
  • All Share : 51679.66
    DOWN -3.56%
    Top40 - (Tradeable) : 45570.39
    DOWN -3.97%
    Financial 15 : 14703.45
    DOWN -5.55%
    Industrial 25 : 70519.44
    DOWN -3.49%
    Resource 10 : 29572.82
    DOWN -2.75%

  • ZAR/USD : 15.0823
    UP 5.22%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.5671
    DOWN -4.23%
    ZAR/EUR : 16.7462
    UP 2.38%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.147
    UP 9.87%
    ZAR/AUD : 11.274
    UP 3.27%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1315.6
    UP 4.72%
    Platinum US$/oz : 984
    UP 1.97%
    Silver US$/oz : 17.72
    UP 2.78%
    Palladium US$/oz : 548
    DOWN -2.84%
    Brent Crude : 48.38
    DOWN -5.43%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Sat Jun 25 00:00:40 CAT 2016

Pistorius knew it was Reeva: cop

Sapa | 20 February, 2013 12:253 Comments
Oscar Pistorius stands in the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court.
Image by: SIPHIWE SIBEKO / REUTERS

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius knew he was firing at his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp the night she was killed in his house, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard.

Witnesses will testify on a woman screaming, gunshots, and that lights were on at athlete Pistorius's home the morning his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot, the Pretoria Magistrate's Court heard.

"After he heard gunshots, he saw the lights were on," said investigating officer Hilton Botha of a witnesses account he intended bringing to court.

"Then he heard a female screaming and he heard another couple of gunshots," continued Botha.

"I believe he knew she was in the bathroom and he shot four shots in the bathroom and killed her," Botha testified.

He was responding to questions from prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who is opposing an application for bail by Pistorius.

He said in an affidavit read to the court on Tuesday that he thought an intruder was in the house when he fired the shots into the bathroom, which killed Steenkamp.

In an affidavit on Tuesday, Pistorius told the court he thought he was firing shots at an intruder in the bathroom.

Steenkamp was shot dead early on February 14 at Pistorius' home in Pretoria.

To submit comments you must first

Join the discussion & Debate

Pistorius knew it was Reeva: cop

For Commenters Consideration | Please stick to the subject matter
Sat Jun 25 00:00:40 CAT 2016 ::

COMMENTS [3]

Pistorius is one of the thousands who enjoy every year checkbook justice in South Africa. The only way to bring crime and corruption from the ruling party down in South Africa is a functioning justice system and the reinstatement of the death penalty.