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Pistorius murder trial postponed until 7 April

The defence in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been postponed until 7 April as one of the court officials assisting the judge has been taken ill.

The athlete had been expected to take the stand on Friday.

The trial, in the South African city of Pretoria, has already heard 15 days of prosecution-led testimony.

Mr Pistorius denies deliberately shooting his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in February 2013, saying he mistook her for an intruder.

Prosecutors allege that he killed her after an argument.

Nomsa Maseko reports from Pretoria.

  • 28 Mar 2014
  • From the section Africa
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