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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Oscar Pistorius endured a tough cross-examination

Pistorius will get a fair trial but the jury is still out on the South African justice system 

BE your opinions of Gerrie Nel what they may, there are few among us who can now doubt the South African state prosecutor's ability to cross-examine. Over the space of five days, Oscar Pistorius was subjected to Nel's brittle and often brutal style of questioning as he attempted to discredit the famous sprinter's account of what happened the night he took Reeva Steenkamp's life.

 

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