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Oscar Pistorius trial: Week five round-up

  • 11 April 2014
  • From the section Africa
Oscar Pistorius - 11 April 2014

Oscar Pistorius's murder trial resumed this week after a 10-day break with the Paralympian finally taking to the stand.

For two days he gave emotional testimony responding to questions from his own lawyer Barry Roux. Then prosecutor Gerrie Nel began his interrogation of the athlete, who denies deliberately killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.

Here is how our reporters covered the big moments, via tweets and video reports, in the fifth week of the trial. You can follow the coverage next week via our correspondents in Pretoria on Twitter here.

Day 16 - Monday 7 April

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The prosecution aggressively cross-examined the pathologist called by Oscar Pistorius' defence team
The prosecution aggressively cross-examined the pathologist Jan Botha called by Oscar Pistorius' defence team
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Mr Nel repeatedly tried to lure pathologist Professor Jan Botha into contradicting himself
Mr Nel repeatedly tried to lure pathologist Professor Jan Botha into contradicting himself
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Reeva Steenkamp's mother remained impassive as Mr Pistorius apologised for her daughter's death
Reeva Steenkamp's mother remained impassive as Mr Pistorius apologised for her daughter's death
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In the wake of Reeva's death, Mr Pistorius said he no longer wanted to handle firearms himself
In the wake of Reeva's death, Mr Pistorius said he no longer wanted to handle firearms himself
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Day 17- Tuesday 8 April

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BBC
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Tweet from Nomsa Maseko
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Andrew Harding tweet
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BBC
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Questioning turns to the evening of the shooting
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Andrew Harding tweet
The couple were going to exchange Valentine's gifts the next day but planned to spend a quiet night in
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
Oscar Pistorius' lawyer asked the athlete to stand next to the toilet door, which is in the courtroom, on his stumps
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BBC
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BBC
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Day 18 - Wednesday 9 April

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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Nomsa Maseko
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Kate Forbes
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Tweet by the BBC's Nomsa Maseko
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
Gerrie Nel begins his cross examination of the Olympic athlete
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Pumza Fihlani
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Tweet by the BBC's Milton Nkosi
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
The bail application said Mr Pistorius went out on the balcony to collect the fans, but he says he did not step outside when he moved them inside
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Tweet by the BBC's Andrew Harding
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Day 19 - Thursday 10 April

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Nomsa Maseko
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Nomsa Maseko tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Milton Nkosi tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Milton Nkosi tweet
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Day 20 - Friday 11 April

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Andrew Harding tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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Milton Nkosi tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Nomsa Maseko tweet
Oscar Pistorius responds to a question about why he did not report an incident when he was chased by a Mercedes and an alleged assault
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Nomsa Maseko tweet
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Andrew Harding tweet
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The prosecutor again turns to the moments before the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp
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Karin Giannone tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
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Pumza Fihlani tweet
The last exchange between Gerrie Nel and Oscar Pistorius before the court adjourned at lunch until Monday
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