Athlete Oscar Pistorius appeared before the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday morning .The court was fully packed as many people turned up to witness the hearing of the case in which in which the Paralympic athlete shot his girlfriend , Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines day.
On lookers said Oscar Pistorius broke down in tears as he waited for court proceedings to start .The news easily spread through tweets by those who turned up.
@SmithInAfrica said Pistorius was sobbing, shaking, almost bending over double in the dock.
@barrybateman tweeted that Pistorius is “sobbing uncontrollably in the dock. His father places his hand on his back”. He added that his jaw is tightly clenched.
Officials had rescheduled cases which had already been set down. Pistorius’s sister Aimee and his father Henke were in the packed court.
Socialite and businessman Kenny Kunene was among them. Court officials asked “non-essential” people to leave, but nobody budged.
His advocate described Pistorius as being in an “extreme traumatised state of mind”
State prosecutors were in the move to deny the athlete any bail. Pistorius spent the night in police detention.
He shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday morning reportedly after mistaking her for a thief.