South Africa

Oscar Pistorius trial: Day one, in pictures

By Greg Nicolson 4 March 2014

While many tuned in to television channels, radio stations or caught up with the minutiae of the Oscar Pistorius trial on the Internet and on their Twitter timelines, some opted for face-to-face encounter with the paralympian as he made his court appearance in an overcast Pretoria. By GREG NICOLSON.

Main Photo: Girls chase Oscar Pistorius’ car through the streets as he leaves the Pretoria High Court at the end of the first day.

Photo 1: Chaos ensued as Pistorius was driven away in a gold four-wheel drive and was blocked and chased by a waiting crowd and media.

Photo 2: Photographers pressed their cameras against the car window as Pistorius left the court.

Photo 3: A large number of people stopped to wait with the media for Pistorius leave the court, which at least gave the media something to focus on.

Photo 4: The police guard waits for Pistorius to enter the court. He decided to take a more discreet entrance via a back door.

Photo 5: Carl Pistorius, Oscar’s brother, arrives at the Pretoria High Court. DM

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