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Carl Pistorius arrives at court

Carl Pistorius arrived in a wheelchair at the High Court in Pretoria at around 8.45am on Thursday ahead of judgment in his brother Oscar Pistorius's murder trial.


His brother was not with him.

Carl Pistorius was wearing a grey suit. Both of his legs, which were in casts, were propped up infront of his wheelchair.

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He initially tried to enter the court through the main entrance, but then turned around and went in through the court’s exit.

Carl Pistorius was injured in a car accident last month.

Media were being allowed into the court after 8.30am, and foreign media were seen scrambling for accreditation at the court.

Andre Johnson from the prosecution team said all media would need accreditation to get in.

She instructed that there would be no standing in court.

No food or drinks will be allowed into the courtroom.

By 8.40am, the back row of the gallery was already full.

Witness Darren Fresco was sitting in the front row next to Reeva Steenkamp’s family. A bouquet of red roses was lying in front of Steenkamp’s mother June.

The ANC Women’s League said it expected justice to prevail.

“We expect that justice should be done,” said ANCWL Gauteng spokeswoman Jacqui Mofokeng said.

“All of us want closure on the matter. We just need justice to prevail. A gun is not bouquet of flowers, it must be used responsibly.”

Judge Thokozile Masipa was expected to start handing down judgment in the case at 9.30am.

Pistorius said he thought an intruder was behind the door of the toilet in his Pretoria home when he shot through it. He fired four times, killing his girlfriend Steenkamp on February 14, 2013.

The State says the murder was premeditated.

When the trial started on March 3, Pistorius pleaded not guilty to the murder charge, and to three firearm-related charges.

Sapa

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