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25 May 2016 03:21 (South Africa)
Life, etc

In photos: The wretched Pistorius circus

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    Greg Nicolson

    Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be found at the tavern, searching for a good story or drowning a bad one.

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Murder-accused Olympian Oscar Pistorius left the Pretoria Magistrate's court Friday on bail. GREG NICOLSON was there for the final day's action.

Photo: More than any other day, supporters of Pistorius stood outside the court, occasionally debating the case with passers by.

As the day continued, both supporters and detractors appeared outside the court.

Photo: Defence attorney Barry Roux scored a large victory by getting Pistorius bail, even as the magistrate said he still considered the case a schedule six charge, which made it difficult to avoid jail while the accused awaits trial.

Photo: Vinesh Mooloo, the case's new lead investigator after Hilton Botha was dropped, appeared in court and chatted to both the prosecution and defence attorneys. Roux told him he was glad to see him.