South Africa

In photos: Pistorius bail hearing, day 3

By Greg Nicolson 22 February 2013

It was a dramatic day that saw the chief investigating officer pulled from the case and a continued clamour from media and the public alike to get to the courtroom. GREG NICOLSON was there with his camera.

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Photo: Advocate Gerrie Nel in the courtroom on Wednesday.

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Photo: Advocate Barry Roux leaves the courtroom after a day representing Oscar Pistorius.

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Photo: Advocate Gerrie Nel leaves the courtroom.

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Photo: A man protests outside the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court against Oscar Pistorius’s bail application.

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Photo: Carl Pistorius looks down the hallway to the lock-up at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court, where his brother Oscar waits before entering court.

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Photo: Aimee Pistorius, wearing black, is consoled by a relative at her brother Oscar’s bail application.

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Photo: Investigating officer Hilton Botha, the lead detective in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, sits in court during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 21, 2013. Botha is himself facing attempted murder charges for firing on a minibus full of passengers, South African police said on Thursday. Botha, who took the stand against Pistorius at the Paralympic and Olympic track star’s bail hearing earlier this week, is due to appear in court in May over the 2011 shooting incident, police spokesman Brigadier Neville Malila said. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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Photo: Oscar Pistorius enters the dock during a break in court proceedings at the Pretoria Magistrates court, February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

All photos by Greg Nicolson unless otherwise specified.



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