Oscar Trial 3.3.2014 11:34 am

Pistorius trial delayed

Double amputee and Paralympain Oscar Pistorius appears in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, 3 March 2014. Pistorius is accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. He faces two charges; murder and contravention of the Firearms Control Act. Photo by Herman Verwey/POOL

Double amputee and Paralympain Oscar Pistorius appears in the North Gauteng High court in Pretoria, South Africa, Monday, 3 March 2014. Pistorius is accused of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp on February 14, 2013. He faces two charges; murder and contravention of the Firearms Control Act. Photo by Herman Verwey/POOL

Proceedings in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial have been delayed on Monday.

Initial proceedings where due to start at 10 am.

Pistorius made his way to the courtroom just before the start time, dressed in a black suit he has been sitting in the dock mostly with his head down.

Judge Thokozile Masipa has not made an appearance, it is believed that the court is waiting on an Afrikaans interpreter as some of the witnesses/experts may want to give testimony in Afrikaans.

Pistorius from time to time was also seen chatting with his counsel, whilst holding a piece of paper and pen. The mood in the court room is very tense, with all parties anxiously awaiting the trial’s start.

The unknown ‘Anna-Marie’ who has disrupted Pistorious proceedings before has also made an appearance at the court.

She before said that Pistorious needed to be send for evaluation as she was concerned about possible brain damage after his boating accident a few years ago.  It is also believed that her presence may be part of the reason for the hold up in proceedings.

In the public gallery include the mother of Reeva Steenkamp as well as Pistorius’s uncle Arnold, sister Aimee and brother Carl.

Pistorius is accused of murdering Steenkamp in his Pretoria home on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

 

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