SABC News - Pistorius court appearance prompts media frenzy:Friday 15 February 2013

Pistorius court appearance prompts media frenzy

Friday 15 February 2013 10:09

Maluti Obuseng

Model Reeva Steenkamp was alleged fatally shot by her Paralympic Champion boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius on valentine's day

Model Reeva Steenkamp was allegedly shot by her Paralympic Champion boyfriend, Oscar Pistorius on valentine's day(SABC)

Pretoria magistrate court is swamped by multitudes of reporters from various media organisations around the world. Paralympic Oscar Pistorius has just arrived at the Pretoria magistrate court. 


Pistorius was arrested yesterday following a fatal shooting at his home in Silverwoods east of Pretoria that claimed the life of his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 

 

A large media contingent is visible, some media houses have brought in outside broadcast vehicles, Schubart Street now known as Sophie de Bruyn is a hive of activity.


The arrival of police vehicles threw reporters and photographers into frenzy as they scrambled to get a glimpse of the world sprinter.


 

The arrival of police vehicles threw reporters and photographers into frenzy


The senior magistrate at the Pretoria magistrate’s court has barred all cameras for Oscar Pistorius's court appearance today - saying they do not yet have permission to take images in court. He is expected to be charged under the schedule six category of offences - the most serious category.


Police responded to a neighbour's call close to the luxury Pistorius home in a security development early on Valentine's morning. The neighbour told police that gunshots had been heard.



He spent the night at an undisclosed police station in Pretoria. He is expected to be charged under schedule six offence when he appears in court this morning.

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