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Pistorius bail hearing: What we know so far

20 Feb 2013 15:27 | Deshnee Subramany

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (Felix Karlsson, M&G)

Oscar Pistorius at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court. (Felix Karlsson, M&G)

Botha has been a police officer for 24 years and a detective for 16 years. He told the court he opposed the idea of bail for Pistorius since being arrested for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend.

"The accused could be a flight risk. It's a serious crime, a serious matter," he said.

Botha said he arrived at Pistorius's house at about 4.15am on Valentine's Day. Pistorius's lawyer and brother came to the house and said they were looking for documents and a specific memory stick with details of Pistorius's offshore accounts, which Pistorius did not mention in his affidavit on the first day of his bail hearing on Tuesday.

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel acted for the state, while advocate Barry Roux defended Pistorius.

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The hearing continues on Thursday.

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