It’s Day 36 of the Pistorius Industrial Complex. It seemed that the current witness on the stand – Pistorius’s agent Peet van Zyl – might be the defence’s last witness, but we are hearing now that the team may have a few more up their sleeve. Either way, we are certainly down to the final stretch of the defence’s attempt to keep Oscar Pistorius out of prison.
09.00 Well, well, well. South African athlete Arnu Fourie had posted a statement a Twitter clarifying (sort of) the circumstances under which he moved out of Pistorius’s room at the London Paralympics. During yesterday’s trial roceedings, the state’s Gerrie Nel mentioned a report that Fourie had been forced to move out of shared quarters with Pistorius because “Oscar was constantly screaming in anger at people on the phone”.
Fourie’s statement on the matter now makes no mention of Pistorius’s angry screaming – though neither does it explicitly deny the angry screaming.
“I approached our medical doctor at the London 2012 Paralympic Games to find out if the isolation room was available 2 nights before our 100m final. It was one of the most important races of my life and I…
Source : Daily Maverick